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Top games established 2017

Postby Gahn В» 03.11.2018


It had just turned April when we declared that was a great year for video games. The post-holiday quarter is usually fairly quiet for new releases, but in it brought us legitimate contenders for game of the year in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Horizon Zero Dawn and Persona 5 -- and that's not to mention Resident Evil 7 's return to form.

Now the year is almost over, and we've had a stunning Mario game, another great Wolfenstein title and even an Assassin's Creed game that exceeded all expectations. Getting an entire editorial team to agree on just one game is tough, and ultimately not that fun, so we didn't try. Instead, we each picked the one game that stood out to us the most -- avoiding duplicates -- and then named the title we're most looking forward to for Devindra Hardawar Senior Editor.

I never expected that an Assassin's Creed game would end up being one of my favorite games this year. But yes, Origins really is that good. Thanks to strong writing, a compelling lead and a gorgeous rendition of ancient Egypt in 4K and HDR, it's easily the best game in the series.

I didn't think I'd have patience for yet another massive open-world game, let alone one in a franchise that's embodied the worst elements of big-budget game development. But once I moved beyond the admittedly clunky opening sequence, I had a hard time putting it down. While the game starts out as a revenge story, I was more compelled by simply helping out the people of Egypt. Throughout its missions and side quests, it's hard not to feel the same sense of duty that drives Bayek, Origin's noble main character.

Perhaps that's why, in this age of antiheroes and misfits, he feels like a breath of fresh air. Somehow, a Life Is Strange prequel without any time-travel powers is actually more compelling than the original. I didn't expect much from Before the Storm , especially with its new cast, but it ended up being a heartbreaking portrait of teenage angst. The first Red Dead Redemption is as close to perfect as a game can be.

So who needs a sequel? While I have my concerns, I still can't wait to see what else Rockstar does with that world. As a developer, its narrative strengths are often overshadowed by the wackier and raunchier elements from Grand Theft Auto. If this next game manages to capture a fraction of the original's magic, it will be worth it. Kris Naudus Senior Editor, Database. Dream Daddy isn't the first to break from the heteronormative conventions of traditional dating sims, and it's easy to dismiss its quirks as mere gimmicks.

But unlike titles that turn the genre on its head, like Hatoful Boyfriend and Doki Doki Literature Club , Dream Daddy shines in how it treats its relationships thoughtfully, and how the romance isn't necessarily the be-all and end-all of the game. The characters aren't just machines you drop niceness tokens into until a happy ending falls out.

The game cares more about the time you spend together than where the relationship ends up. Sometimes you won't get the good ending, and Dream Daddy wants you to know that's okay: You'll always have your quirky daughter Amanda and your terrible dad jokes. Terrible, terrible dad jokes. If Dream Daddy is a love letter to the frivolity of dating sims, Doki Doki wants you to know that they're complete bullshit.

The choices are unsatisfying and the emotional content is empty. So the game strips away your choices and in the process hits you right in the gut. You can't save her , but God dammit you will try.

However, has been the year of Switch, with franchises like Zelda and Mario rightfully dominating the headlines. The fact that the Switch is also portable probably factored into the decision to put it there, as it won't stray too far from the series' roots. Andrew Tarantola Senior Editor. One of the oldest tropes in video games is the premise of the lone hero, imbued with unique powers, who must set out on an impossible quest to save the world.

It's the rare gem of a game that demands you save a world you never knew existed, centuries after it was destroyed. In Horizon Zero Dawn , you play as Aloy, a skilled hunter and an outcast from her village, for reasons she must discover for herself by unlocking the secrets of where she and her people came from.

As you battle and hunt your way across a primitive landscape infested with hostile robotic animals and dinosaurs! If there's one thing I like more than shooting robots with a bow and arrow, it's blasting zombies in the face with a double-barrel.

Into the Dead 2 is a mobile-based action game that combines the gameplay of survival horror shooters with infinity runners. It's free to play and a great way to sharpen your zombie-hunting reflexes.

Taking down robotic T. Luckily, that's where Monster Hunter: World will come in. In , the storied Japanese franchise will finally make its way back to home consoles for the first time since A simultaneous worldwide release -- a first for the series -- will also allow every player, anywhere, to team up and take down their multistory prey. Half of the Engadget team wanted to write about Zelda -- and it's not just because it was the flagship launch title for Nintendo's Switch. It's also because Breath of the Wild signaled the biggest shift in the series since the N64's Ocarina of Time.

That was 20 years ago. But hey, Zelda: BotW isn't just the best game of It might well be the best game of the past ten years. It pulls the long-running series into modern gaming, and does it with a perfectly pitched difficulty curve.

There's crafting, weapons that degrade, almost too much to collect and do, as well as magical rune "skills" that make each battle, area and dungeon a toy chest of physics and explosive effects.

That's paired with an incredible degree of navigational freedom. Yes, there are four champions who can should! Or you can just go right up to the castle, armed with a branch, and try to best the end-of-game boss right from the outset. Don't do that. Without even touching the DLC content that's equal parts fan service and new challenge, there's so much to do here -- it's easier to compare BotW to a GTA game in terms of completionist scale.

Because multiplayer games never die. Even if you're a year late to them. Nothing huge is particularly getting me hyped for That said, I'm hoping Nintendo continues to deliver remakes to the Switch. These are games I never got into when they were originally released, but they fit perfectly on Nintendo's hybrid console. Already coming up is the chance to play through the Bayonetta back catalog. That should prime me for entry number three.

Aaron Souppouris Features Editor. It's hard to adequately recommend Nier: Automata. With every attempt, I end up spewing out a never-ending stream of superlatives without ever really saying why it's so special to me. I talk about the narrative, which defies expectations at every turn; I talk about the gameplay, which is every bit as good as you'd expect from a Platinum Games title, and even more varied.

Then there's the soundtrack, which mirrors and enhances the shifts, twists and turns of the story. But then, what of the world Yoko Taro has built, in all its splendor? Instead I'll just say that I know no one who's finished Nier: Automata and not loved it. It pushes the boundaries of everything it touches, and it's one of the best games I've ever played. I adore the Fire Emblem series, and Fire Emblem Heroes is a perfect mobile adaptation of its core mechanics.

Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems have done a great job of making a title that's fun to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time, but with the depth and reward to keep idiots like me spending money every month. It's been a decade since we've had a Fire Emblem game on a home console, but next year Nintendo promises that'll change with the launch of Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch.

After the somewhat disappointing Fire Emblem Fates for 3DS, I'm excited to see how Intelligent Systems takes advantage of the Switch's power for what will be the thirteenth game in the series.

Persona 5 is a game dripping with style. Its colorful, anime-inspired depiction of Tokyo blends with a jazzy, upbeat soundtrack and a kaleidoscopic set of menus. The gorgeous presentation is paired with an immersive RPG structure that's part high school simulator, part mind-bending dungeon crawler.

One minute, you're hanging out with friends and working at the local convenience store; the next, you're inside a mobster's psyche, or "palace," fighting shadowy monsters as a member of the Phantom Thieves.

It's an addictive combination. Everything you do in the real world has a direct impact on your Persona-wielding combat skills. Do you hang out with Ryuji and unlock his ultimate Persona? Or earn the money required to buy some new weapons and body armor?

Persona 5 's calendar system means that every morning and afternoon matters. Choosing what to do can be stressful, but that's the point. At the end of the game, you really feel like you've spent a year in Tokyo. A unique one filled with mystery, laughs and adventure.

I can think of few other games that capture a place and passage of time so well. I'm obsessed with Prey 's alternate history. I won't go into detail -- doing so would spoil the story -- but it's tied to the game's alien threat and the beautiful, decadent Talos I spaceship. It serves as the perfect backdrop for an immersive sim that includes shape-shifting, shotguns and a multi-purpose "Gloo Cannon. Kingdom Hearts 2 is one of my favorite games from the PlayStation 2 era.

The spin-offs that followed were fun but failed to recapture the scale and visual flair of the original games. I'm ready for Kingdom Hearts 3. All of the worlds we've seen so far -- Tangled, Toy Story and Hercules -- look incredible.

If Square Enix can nail the combat and simplify the story the lore gets out of hand in later games , it could be truly special. Jessica Conditt Senior Reporter.

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Postby Nalar В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Kazrataxe В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Gusar В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Meztigis В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Fenrik В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Samular В» 03.11.2018

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Postby Voodoolkis В» 03.11.2018

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