Ah 2017, what a great year for gaming it was, since 2011 this year is literally my favorite gaming year for gaming and the following titles are the best ones, in my opinion, keep in mind they are all in no particular order except for the number one.
We begin with a round of mentions of games that I haven’t got the chance to play but if I did they will most likely be on the list :
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Mario + Rabbits Kingdom battle
- Dishonored Death of the Outsider
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Nier Automata
- Divinity Orignal Sin 2
I will play all of those titles at some point but I didn’t have time for them yet, secondly I want to mention couple of games that I did play but didn’t make the cut, either because I didn’t enjoy them as much as I thought I did, I am not saying those games are bad I just didn’t enjoy them
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Destiny 2
Next up games that I continued playing throughout 2017
- Animal Crossing New Leaf
- Diablo 3
- Monster Hunter Generations
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Now for the main event, my favorite 2017 Games are:
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Resident Evil 7 brought the amazing title back from the dead and it delivered a scary and chilling game that I enjoyed a lot and makes me look forward to the coming games from this series which is something I haven’t felt toward Resident Evil since RE4.
Metroid Samus Returns
While not breaking any new grounds I really enjoyed Samus Returns and it is a game that I have looked forward to for a decade, I hope Nintendo continues with Metroid 2D games.
Mario Kart 8 Delux
Mario Kart is a landmark title for Nintendo and the 8th offering is absolutely the best one in the series, with a large roster of characters and customizable vehicles and battle mode you have a game that can be enjoyed for years!
Nintendo’s online shooter is fun and weird and wacky, it is a game with no Nintendo callbacks but has Nintendo’s DNA in its core, I am so glad this title is very successful and it is a new and exciting entry to Nintendo’s excellent library titles.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn borrows a lot from open world games like Elder Scrolls and Assassin’s Creed but adds a beautiful and shiny code of pain and an engagingly interesting world, It is beautiful it is fun and after 100 hours I still want to go back to it.
Persona is my favorite JRPG series and I loved the 5th entry, the characters are fun and the story was good for the most part, but what kept me interested in it was the engaging gameplay and beautiful and stylish artistic vision of the game, now please give me Persona 6.
Middle-Earth Shadow of War
I really loved Shadow of War and I am very aware of its problems, the story is very forgettable and the characters are nothing, but it is very fun to play and build your army and dominate your enemies.
And the game of the year is :
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo’s reinvention of their landmark series is without a doubt amazing, it is very fun to play and leaves at awe most of the time, I really loved and it is the first game that knocked down Skyrim as my all time favorite game since 2011!