The 30 best games in the 2017


The games that follow are the 31 best platform games and PC games that the Polygon  site has called best games of 2017.

2017 best games

2017 has been a really tough year, from an economic, political and social point of view. But it also brought us a lot of news from the technological point of view and video game.

In 2017, the new Nintendo Switch console arrived, allowing us to bring our games wherever we wanted. It allowed us to isolate ourselves from the world and live new, wonderful adventures. Switch was the last of one of the many revolutions that took place over the years, but it has had a strong impact as few. With the use of our trusted headphones the world disappears and on the bus, on the train, in the car, at the dentist, the world expands around us and we become heroes, wizards and beasts for a few hours.

Video games can be frivolous, important, others are terrible, many are wonderful, and there are also games that have varied textures. With this spirit of experimentation and gratitude Polygon draws up his list and offers us his games that he considers the best games of 2017, while I perform a further skimming of the titles thus bringing the number of games that I present here, from 50 to 30.

1 – Madden NFL 18

Devin Wade fights for a football show he’s aspiring to get: Cutter, his father, is down to a leading character. But it will be the coach Jack Ford the character for which the players will really give their best: his humanity and its value make it a real example, videogame and real.

To BUY for PS4  or XBox One

2 – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

The puzzles and the story remain the predominant part of the title, the fighting sequences are engaging, but the most fascinating thing is to see the point of view of two “less important” characters. After four canonical episodes, we needed a break, a breath of fresh air: in return, we got a good title, balanced and fun.

To BUY for PS4 

3 – Observer

The world of Observer has nothing to do with those bright and colorful worlds that you would think of the word “cyberpunk”. We are in 2084 and the Chiron Corporation took possession of Poland, after it was hit by an epidemic called nanophagy. A special police cell, the Observers, is authorized to hack the minds of citizens, invading their minds, thoughts and memories. Daniel Lazarski, an observer from the Krakow Police Department, works for Chiron: he is looking for his missing son, an engineer from the same company. Prepare yourself for difficult reflections on the subject of fatherhood and family, but also on reality, on what comes after death. A difficult title and also a bit “sick”, with an intrusive but plausible dystopian world.

To BUY PC/ Mac – Steam Code 

4 – The Sexy Brutale

The Sexy Brutal asks the player to prevent a series of murders without being located. All the clues must be sought beyond the keyhole, or heard through the walls: the game offers a sort of voyeur experience, but strangely, it does not disturb at all.

To BUY for PS4  or Xbox One 

5 – Splatoon 2

Never underestimate the power of multiplayer. New characters, many customization options, Splatfests, catchy music are just some of the elements that make this game a winner.

To BUY for Nintendo Switch 

6 – Nioh

Nioh is what happens when you build a game around a perfect combat system. Ninja Theory took an action character from Ninja Gaiden and mixed it with the precision of Dark Souls, and then put special techniques into it to make everything more complicated.

To BUY for PS4

7 – Arms

Arms is a strange, almost grotesque title. The characters themselves have something wrong. Their arms lengthen, they even roll up.

To BUY for Nintendo Switch 

8 – Gorogoa

The designer Jason Roberts took seven years to realize the Gorogoa puzzle game, yet he arrived discreetly, without noise. Perhaps because he speaks for himself or, more precisely, he does not speak at all. Gorogoa is clearly inspired by Escher’s visionary and surreal works, but he is not interested in imitating optical illusions.

To BUY for PC- Code Steam 

9 – Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle questions what we know about those characters who have become iconic over the years.

To BUY for Nintendo Switch

10- Ys 8

The Nihon Falcom studio has always produced excellent products, but Ys 8 is the spearhead. Each element of the plot fits in perfectly with each other: perhaps one of the best RPGs in circulation.

To BUY for PS4  or for Nintendo Switch

11- Sonic Mania

Sonic mania has the retro style and atmosphere, but also many Easter Egg and surprises. It is so well done that it seems to contain the elements of the best games in the series in one.

To BUY for PS4 Download code or for Xbox One

12- Dirt 4

Dirt 4 is perhaps the biggest surprise of 2017 for the automotive genre. There is a great variety of routes to tackle, and an even larger variety of objects for the creation and personalization of the cars.

To BUY for Xbox one or for PS4 

13- Little Nightmares

Everything in this title is disturbing: the colors, the characters, the shadows, but above all the sound effects. Similar to Limbo or Inside, this title challenges the player with environmental and physical puzzles, all in a race for survival. The sounds will make you jump: every sigh, crunch, step and thud and other physical manifestations will seem to enter your ears. The most delicate sound is that of the passages of the tiny protagonist.

To BUY for PS4  or for Xbox One

14- Blackwood Crossing

You play as a young girl who is taking a train trip and trying to endure a little collaborative little brother. The banality of the situation changes soon, and the story becomes a kind of oneiric delirium. You will explore the universe of interpersonal relationships, its difficulties and shadows: it is a story of love and loss, of innocence and pain, written beautifully and lived by an unforgettable family.

16- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice follows Senua, a Celtic warrior who suffers from severe psychosis, as she descends into the infernal realm of Helheim to recover her lover. To build a bond between character and player, the developers have made sure that you can feel the signs of Senua’s disease on your skin: you will hear the voices and you will have the illusions that you feel.

To BUY for PS4

17- Pyre

Wonderful to see, with its colorful scenarios and characters that seem real. The music is delicious and offers a minimum of comfort at the expense of the terrible game world. The action is frenetic and exciting, but you will always find time to look around and reflect.

18- The Evil Within 2

The expectations for this game were not very high, but it turned out to be a surprise. It is not only dramatic, it also offers smart and original ideas.

To BUY for PS4 or for PC Game

19- Gravity Rush 2

Gravity Rush 2 offers strong female characters, a story of deception and inequality, and a protagonist who, in theory, never attacks. The game also offers a beautiful open world system, in which you will bend the laws of gravity and exploit the space to the last centimeter. The design, the music and the history are treated equally, giving life to a complete product.

To BUY for PS4

20- Lone Echo

Robot engineer Jack and his human captain, Olivia Rhodes, remain trapped in a space mining base. The most interesting aspect of the title is not just the struggle for survival, but exploration.

21- Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins has a story to tell, but it will not take long before you get lost in ancient Egypt and want to really see it all. His is an open world to explore: falling into the jaws of a crocodile, meeting a herd of antelopes and crossing a river on a boat is only part of what you can do.

To BUY for PS4  or for Xbox One

22- What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch sees a young woman returning to the family home looking for answers to a mystery. The title is a collection of small stories. A strange “curse” hit the Finch family – all family members died, except for seventeen year old Edith.

To BUY for PS4

23- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Women are considered equal to their male counterparts, and although this is a very “masculine” game, perhaps it would be worthwhile to be played by girls as well.

To BUY for PS4

24- Horizon Zero Dawn

The lesson, the hope of Horizon Zero Dawn is that humans can impose their will on the planet.

To BUY for PS4 

25- Prey

Prey is an example of a game that, paradoxically, blossoms in difficulties. Despite the limitations and rules imposed on the player, Prey is a title that pleases and is able to completely involve people. It makes them feel important, gives them choice and makes them understand that their choices have consequences in history.

To BUY for PS4

26- Resident Evil 7

It is a game full of references and Easter eggs – of the same series of RE, but also of many other games that have filled the gap left by Resident Evil in recent years. The development team has put together many valid elements, and the result is more than a simple sum of good elements.

To BUY for PS4  or for  Xbox One at the end for PC game 

27- Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata is a virtuous, strange, serious, light, mature, beautiful title. He mixes so many different qualities and hits at the right time, so you can never forget him. You do not need to be a huge fan of Nier to appreciate it, but it is very likely that after you play it you will become one.

To BUY for PS4

28- Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is an apotheosis of Super Mario. It is all that represents the series, from the clothing that is inspired by other great Nintendo games, to references to his past videogame. It is a tribute to the entirety of the serious, but it is also a very precise choice, namely that which Super Mario must move forward and broaden their horizons, without forgetting where it comes from.

To BUY for Nintendo Switch 

29- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

For the past couple of years, almost all the shooter games are including a battle royale mode: we have seen it in Fortnite of Epic and in GTA of Rockstar. But it is PUBG that has really changed things. If this title had not arrived, perhaps this battle royale boom would never have happened, who knows.

To BUY for Xbox One

30- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If you like puzzles, you will have over 120 temples to conquer. If you like fighting, you will find enemies everywhere. If you like building and customizing your character, there are weapons and armor to collect and perfect. If you like side quests, you will have dozens of hours to lose on it. If you like important narratives, Breath of the Wild offers you a superior to many others of the same franchise. You are free to choose what to do and ignore what you do not like.

To BUY for Nintendo Switch 


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