Top Games of 2017

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2017, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole review

    South Park: The Fractured but Whole

    The longer South Park: The Fractured But Whole went on, the less I laughed. Exploring the mountain town, however, is a delight, and the battles are a marked improvement on the original's combat. The effect of a well-written joke diminishes each time you hear it. It’s... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch,PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 29.

    Detention Review

    Detention

    Despite a disappointing final act, this chilling horror story set in 1960s Taiwan burrows its way into your skull and, brilliantly, makes you anticipate the worst around every corner.  For more detailed thoughts on Detention check out the video review and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 28.

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way

    A short but sweet point and click puzzle adventure that takes you from dairy farming in Norway out to the stars and beyond. Godspeed, Ruth, you were a joy. For more detailed thoughts on Milkmaid of the Milky Way check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,iOS

  • 27.

    Horizon Zero Dawn Review

    Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Destroying large robot beasts while frantically switching between weapons is intoxicating, but the strength of Horizon Zero Dawn is in Aloy's engaging quest to find out who she really is. For more detailed thoughts on Horizon Zero Dawn check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

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  • 26.

    Night in the Woods Review

    Night in the Woods

    While the main narrative drags a little, wonderfully crafted characters that deal with real-life issues, fill this beautiful Saturday morning cartoon show where the mundanity of life is the backdrop for some wonderful exchanges between Mae and her friends For more detailed thoughts on Night in the Woods check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One,iOS,Android

  • 25.

    Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

    Torment: Tides of Numenera

    Great writing and environment design, combined with an epic story and wide range of player choice, make Tides of Numenera a wonderful RPG. The reliance on text won't be for everyone, but fans of the genre are going to love it. For more thoughts on Torment: Tides of Numenera check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 24.

    Thimbleweed Park Review

    Thimbleweed Park

    A point and click adventure for the now, Thimbleweed Park takes everything great about classic Lucasfilm games and leaves out the flaws. You might not love all the central characters, but this is as  weird and compelling a town as Twin Peaks. One of the most joyful things about point and click adventures is that you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch,PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 23.

    The Sexy Brutale Review

    The Sexy Brutale

    The secret stories Father Lafcadio uncovers are lovely, but you won't always enjoy the process of uncovering them. Still, a series of elegant murders, with elegant stories, in an elegant mansion is enough to show anyone a good time. Time and time again... Lafcadio Boone is a mysterious man. He's trapped playing out the same 12... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC,Nintendo Switch

  • 22.

    Prey Review

    Prey (2017)

    Prey gives you all the tools you need, but allows you to decide how to get to your goal. The fear is constant, as is the joy from getting to safety. Despite a largely forgettable main story, I'll remember my own experience in Talos-1 for some time. I was strutting around the Talos-1 space station like an absolute hero — I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

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  • 21.

    Splatoon 2 review

    Splatoon 2

    Despite imperfections, Splatoon 2 improves on the original, and is a colourful, joyous addition to the Switch. There's something inescapably joyous about the Splatoon series (for it is a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 20.

    Antihero review

    Antihero

    A tabletop-esque strategy game with surprisingly variable routes to success, Antihero is stylish, fresh, and beautifully designed. Antihero is a small, elegantly formed strategy game, played like a board... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Tacoma review

    Tacoma

    Tacoma is a quiet, lovely, yet slightly melancholy exploration of humanity struggling in a corporate vacuum, and one that proves Fullbright still has an eye for detail. I really liked Tacoma, but in the spirit of making this review as useful as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 18.

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review

    Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

    While Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle may have been the crossover that no one wanted, it's materialised as a really good one with some interesting systems, despite its smattering of shortcomings. It shouldn't work, but it does. There’s a number of people who see evil when they look in a Rabbid’s eyes.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch

  • 17.

    PES 2018 review

    PES 2018

    A lot has gone into changing how the game is played in PES 2018. The more measured approach is wonderful, as is Real Touch+. That's why the parts that need an upgrade stick out more than they have in years. Having fewer teams than its biggest competitor, as well as dodgy kits,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox 360,PC,PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4

  • 16.

    Destiny 2 review

    Destiny 2

    Marked improvements in style and story, coupled with Bungie's always excellent shooting, make this continued space epic a winner. But that never ending grind, though... Destiny 2 opens with your home city being spectacularly invaded by the Red... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4

  • 15.

    FIFA 18 review

    FIFA 18

    FIFA 18 is the best FIFA game in years. There are some obvious flaws — some of which are more frustrating than others — but as a complete package, the series is making progress, once again. Just when you think the series attached to football’s governing body can’t... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,Nintendo Switch,PlayStation 4

  • 14.

    Cuphead review

    Cuphead

    There's definitely a point where it all becomes a bit too much, but Cuphead will best most games in how it looks and sounds, and defeating that boss that you once deemed unbeatable is glorious. Cuphead is difficult. Phew. I’ve said it — we can all relax now. It’s a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One

  • 13.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    It's a shame the story is so strangely paced, but you hardly need it. Fortress Assaults are great set pieces, and there's a lot of fun to be had with the upgraded Nemesis System alone.  When someone goes on Dragon's Den, clutching a sheet of five year... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PC,Xbox One

  • 12.

    Assassin's Creed Origins review

    Assassin's Creed Origins

    Assassin's Creed Origins has vastly improved combat and an astoundingly beautiful world to explore, but it felt a little afraid of going all in with its new direction. I have now spent many hours in Assassin's Creed Origins, and I will probably... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 11.

    Reigns: Her Majesty review

    Reigns: Her Majesty

    Reigns: Her Majesty manages to defy a lot of your expectations, and will keep adding more surprising cards into its deck as you play. When Reigns: Her Majesty – sequel to the Game of Thrones meets Tinder... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Android,PC,iOS

  • 10.

    She Remembered Caterpillars Review

    She Remembered Caterpillars

    Beautiful, unsettling, challenging. The fungal growths in it are cute little creatures rather than mushrooms (which are horrible). What's not to like? For more detailed thoughts on She Remembers Caterpillars check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    You know when you were a kid, in the summer, you used to have huge pretend adventures in the back garden with all your mates? Where the shed was a castle and the hedge was a jungle? And it was like really having an adventure? This is sort of like that.  For more thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild check out the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,Nintendo Switch

  • 8.

    NieR: Automata Review

    NieR: Automata

    NieR: Automata has more creativity and self-awareness in its little finger than most games have for their entire run time. Don’t miss this because it’s sandwiched between other, bigger games. This review was kindly done for us by Adam Cook. Find other cool stuff he's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PC,Xbox One

  • 7.

    Little Nightmares Review

    Little Nightmares

    Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won't sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you're still afraid now. Little Nightmares is frightening. Not in a jump scare way, like turning a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch,PC,PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 6.

    What Remains of Edith Finch Review

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    First-person, narrative-driven games generally follow a pattern. What Remains of Edith Finch plays with those established conventions to create a beautiful story that breaks your heart, while making you smile just as much. A triumph in the genre. Most families have untold stories that are kept secret from younger members.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One

  • 5.

    Injustice 2 Review

    Injustice 2

    Fast, satisfying combat and the most ambitious single player for a fighting game yet, Injustice 2 is a great game elevated further by its attention to detail and Cavill-esque good looks. Injustice 2 is a responsive, fun, meaty fighting game, which is what we... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4

  • 4.

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

     Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful, discomforting, and compelling. It might challenge what you like about games, but challenge is good. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the sort of game that you'll either really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 3.

    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review

    Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider

    I might not have enjoyed it quite as perfectly as Dishonored 2, but Death of the Outsider is a fittingly melancholy way to wrap up a story arc I've loved. The Empire of the Isles is a strange and exquisitely horrible world, and this entry is no different. Death of the Outsider feels like the beginning of the end for a particular... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 2.

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus jumps from breakneck bloodshed, to humour involving your endearing crew, with aplomb; a masterfully done sequel. The words of Dee Snider’s semi-rebellious teenage anthem have rarely felt... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4

  • 1.

    Super Mario Odyssey review

    Super Mario Odyssey

    It's extraordinary, really, that after all this time a new Mario game can feel as fresh as any that preceded it. Cappy is a revelation, exploring Kingdoms is bliss, and Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece. One must evolve to maintain longevity. Nintendo has been mindful of that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch