There is no doubt that video games are getting exponentially bigger as years pass by. Both indie and Triple A companies have been releasing amazing games, with new mechanics and creative storylines. Last year had a fair amount of good releases, which we are going to recap on this top 10 best video games of 2017.
Superhot is an indie first person shooter action game. It introduced a new mechanic we had never seen before: time moves only when you move. This made every level of this game more of a strategy matter rather than a generic action-packed bloodbath every modern FPS offers.
Another FPS takes a spot on the list. Brought by the triple A company Blizzard, Overwatch combines classic FPS game modes such as “capture the point” and “escort the payload” with the successful “hero selection” MOBA style games have been offering. With 20 unique heroes, with more to come on the future, Overwatch offers hours of gameplay for you to enjoy the rest of the year.
8. Clash Royale
It might be amazing for some people that a mobile game makes it to a top 10 list, but clash royale has a deserved spot in this one. With a combination of collectible cards, tower defense, strategy and multiplayer battle-arena styles, Clash royale is the ideal game to spare time on those boring moments everyone has. The only downsides to this game is that is takes too long to level up once you are a high level, and it is basically a “freemium” game.
7. Dishonored 2
Arkane Studios did it once again. The sequel to the 2012 game Dishonored offered everything you could expect. Choosing between Corvo Attano or the now grown Emily Kaldwin, Dishonored 2 provides amazing new levels and environments for the game. It excels on giving players a variety for how they can approach each level, whether on deciding to be a stealthy assassin or a headless murderer. An action-adventure and stealth game you cannot miss.
The unsuspected indie title Inside came out of nowhere and quickly became a success in 2017. With a blend of puzzle and platform, inside follows the story of a young boy in a dystopic world. The game features a unique and simple art design. Even being a conventional 2D side scroller game, it fitted perfectly on 2017. A game you must try.
5. Dark souls 3
The epic conclusion of the dark souls series is finally here. Dark souls is well known for its challenging difficulty and its third game does not lack any of it. The game gives players vague details about the storyline and the game itself. The idea is for the player to fill in the blanks and connect all the dots. The game has amazing boss fights, astounding environments and good multiplayer elements.
4. Battlefield 1
While other big time military shooters are busy giving us laser guns and jetpacks, Battlefield 1 brings us the classic 20th century war style combat, taking place at world war 1. Being a battlefield game, matches take place on gigantic maps with up to 64 players on conquest game mode. Cavalry charges, gigantic tanks and war zeppelins are some features battlefield 1 offers to its players. A refreshing FPS war game.
3. Total war: Warhammer
Total war series always deliver quality strategy games, and Warhammer is no exception. Exciting, refreshing, putting the Warhammer world into a total war game was a mid-field goal. Huge armies, each with their own unique play styles, glorious epic battles with the ability to see the carnage of the enemy lines, it is simply so much fun. Hands down the best strategy game of 2017.
Another FPS game makes it to the top. An iconic game from the 90’s makes its comeback with an incredible game that does not lack the ambient of its prequels. With an amazing single player and multiplayer, Doom features an arcade like gameplay. Full of gore and violence, Doom is undoubtedly the best FPS game of 2017.
1. Uncharted 4: A thief’s end
Play station 4 exclusive Uncharted 4 came to its dramatic conclusion. Naughty dog did it once again with this excellent game, living up to the franchises high standard quality. Uncharted 4 delivers with some very interesting touches. It has a seamless blend of cinematic and epic story mode action throughout the gameplay. Also, the game features bigger sandboxes areas, with environments that are gorgeous feast for the eyes. Simply the best game of 2017.