After a successful end to the year 2016 with respect to games like Unchartered 4: A thief’s End, DOOM, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and of course who can forget the Game of the Year (GOTY) Overwatch developed by Blizzard Entertainment, who knew that the start too of the new year i.e. 2017 will be as great as former. With Nintendo Switch also part of the race alongwith Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC games, it surely is difficult to compile top 5 games of 2017 and that too in the early part of the year. But then again there are some games that has left us all in awe with the kind of graphics and story combined that it will be unjust to not say that one of the games can be a GOTY contender of the year 2017.
TOP 5 GAMES OF 2017 BASED ON STATISTICS
In the video games’ industry the two websites that are mostly relied upon for review aggregation are Gamerankings.com and Metacritic.com. Both of these websites collect the reviews from worldwide and take out average from each review and converting into a percentage in the end. Below I give you top 5 games of 2017, accordingly:
According to Metacritic’s scoring:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WIIU)
- Persona 5 (PS4)
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch)
- Bayonetta (PC)
According to GameRankings scoring:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo switch)
- Persona 5: (PS4)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WIIU)
- Mass Effect: Andromeda (Xbox One)
- Nier: Automata (PS4)
REVIEWS OF GAMES OF 2017
It is a series that started in 1986, and features a main character by the name of Link. The new part was released on March 3rd, 2017 worldwide by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch and WIIU gaming consoles and is so far still one of the top 5 games of 2017. In the new part, Link is shown to be following a strange voice which will guide him to fight against an antagonist by the name of Calamity Ganon also known as Ganondorf (when in human form) who will be defeated eventually by Link and he will then destroy the Kingdom of Hyrule as well.
2. PERSONA 5
Persona series is a RPG (role playing game) video game, and is the 6th chapter of the series. It is developed by Atlus for PS3 and PS4 gaming consoles. Persona 5 was first released in Japan and later on worldwide by April 2017. The story revolves around a boy who is a protagonist, he moves in to Japan and studies in second year of high school in Shujin Academy. There he alongwith other students discover their Persona powers and form a vigilante group by the name of ‘Phantom Thieves’. The protagonist becomes the leader of the group and he along with his group battle against supernatural forces.
Shovel knight: treasure trove will surely be a nostalgic moment for most gamers who have played its earlier versions. Originally developed in 2014 as a 2D video game for Windows and Nintendo 3DS. Shovel Knight’s original version shares a story about a Knight named Shovel who is in quest to save his much loved Shield Knight from the claws of the Enchantress and to defeat her along with the Order of No Quarter. The Original play has two parts: The Plague of Shadows and The Spectre of Torment. With the release of Treasure Trove in March/April 2017 on Nintendo switch, gamers who already own its original version have a good news and that is a free update of this new version on Switch. The new version is actually a blend of both the earlier parts, and in which Shovel Knight will encounter both antagonists (Plague and Spectre Knight) in a single story. It is an action packed adventure game, and a must play if you are a Nintendo fan.
Bayonetta had already been released in few gaming consoles such as, Xbox 360, and PS3 and on WIIU as well along with its sequel Bayonetta 2. Microsoft Windows, in April 2017 also got the port to release it and it is a must say that this game looks exceptionally well on PC. Bayonetta is story about a female protagonist who was in a deep slumber for 500 years, who is then awakened and goes out to search about her past that is forgotten. Developed by Platinum Games and published by Sega and Nintendo, Bayonetta is considered to be a very stylish game and a lot of time has been invested to make the main character look fashionable enough. The Director Hideki Kamiya of Bayonetta has formerly worked for Capcom and was once a designer of much acclaimed video game Resident Evil and was also director of Devil May Cry. It is a pure action loaded game and PC gamers should definitely invest on it.
Developed by BioWare Montreal and published by Electronic Arts, Mass effect was released on 30th March 2017, it is the fourth installment in Mass Effect series. So far this game has been released on PS4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows (PC). It is an action RPG and third person shooter video game, Scott or Sarah Ryder is the one playing the role, and he/she is an inexperienced military recruit set out on an Andromeda Initiative. The story shows a 600 year journey to Andromeda Galaxy, and a mission is planned by the military crew to populate it with humans. But soon they find out the actual reality of these worlds. The worlds of this galaxy are a total wreck and the indwellers too are not that welcoming as well. Thus, it is a game full of combat and constant battles against different enemies where the gamer will enjoy using different weapons and destroying the unfriendly inhabitants.
It is another Japanese origin, developed by Platinum Games and published by Square Enix. It was released worldwide in March 2017, PS4 and Microsoft Windows are the ports used to play this open world action RPG game. It is a sequel to both Nier Replicant and Nier Gestalt released in 2010. The gameplay is about machine wars that have made the existence of humans in planet Earth a scathing one and are bound to live on Moon. The human Resistance devised a plan to take back their planet by sending androids led forces (2B, 9S, A2) on Earth to end the rein of machines once it for all.
There you have it, reviews of the most wanted games of 2017. These will help you as gamers to invest on top games and enjoy the animated experience. Chao!