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Top 10 Games We Reviewed in 2017

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A.J. Maciejewski

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Although 2017 has been a mostly miserable year, it's definitely ushered in many awesome video games. With plenty of incredible AAA titles and loads of phenomenal hidden gems, here are the 10 best games out of the 333 that we reviewed this year.

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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World is one of my favourite Wii U games and this portable version manages to be even better with full 3D support, a ton of extra content, and a great new mode for inexperienced gamers. Who knew so much fun could fit in your pocket? Oh, and that new Poochy amiibo is one of the cutest things ever created by humankind. v1d30chumz 3-235-186-94

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review

Blaster Master Zero

As one of the first Metroidvania games ever created, Blaster Master remains one of the best titles from the 8-bit era. This remake modernizes the classic in such a beautiful way as it makes it more accessible for today's gamers while maintaining the spirit of the original perfectly. Plus, the soundtrack is so awesome that I actually bought the CD.

Blaster Master Zero Review
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Jason seems pretty happy reading our Top 10

SteamWorld Dig 2

The original SteamWorld Dig delighted 2D gaming fans when it debuted on 3DS back in 2013. The addictive formula of mining for treasures, unloading loot, and purchasing upgrades is back and now has tons of fantastic upgrades that manage to make it even more addictive. On top of all that, the additional puzzles and platforming challenges will surely test your skills.

SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

Super Mario Odyssey

I know what you're thinking; "Wait, Super Mario Odyssey is only in seventh place?!" Yes, it is. It's an incredible game that absolutely blew me away with its imaginative world, impressive amount of variety, super-tight gameplay, and oodles of content. However, 2017 was such an amazing year for gaming that this masterpiece only gets to be our 7th best game of the year.

Super Mario Odyssey Review
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Maybe he is of 6 of the games on this list but not you, Bowser!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Speaking of incredible Nintendo games, Breath of the Wild brought the 3D Zelda formula to a new expansive and immersive world. Traversing Hyrule as Link with his handy array of gadgets and survival gear is simply awe-inspiring. If you enjoy admiring gorgeous scenery then this is a must-play experience.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review


What the heck is Sundered and why is it on this list? Allow me to explain. Once in a while, a game comes out that's severely underrated due to the fact that barely anyone bothered to learn the intricacies of its gameplay. Sundered features tough-as-nails combat in a randomly generated 2D Metroidvania world with a rewarding roguelike progression system. When you factor in the downright beautiful art, you're looking at one of the best and most underrated games of the year.

Sundered Review
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Sundered's glorious visuals and non-stop action make it one of our favorites of the year

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

As a huge fan of all things Xeno ever since Xenogears debuted back in 1998, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The satisfying narrative is full of positivity and I thoroughly enjoyed my journey with the endearing cast of characters. Admittedly, it's not as phenomenal as the original Wii game but it's still up there as one of my favourite modern RPGs.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

Dragon Quest Heroes II

When it comes to Dynasty Warriors style games, no series tops Dragon Quest Heroes. Not only does it provide plenty of interesting gameplay mechanics and intricate maps, it also combines elements from the incredible Dragon Quest series and features loads of classic characters from the franchise, too. The fact that you can now play it online is the icing on the cake.

Dragon Quest Heroes II Review
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Teresa and Lazarel sure look ready to defend their spot at #3

Okami HD

When Okami debuted back in 2006 for PlayStation 2, gamers were captivated by its gorgeous visuals and imaginative take on Zelda-style gameplay. Over the years since its initial release, it has held up perfectly. It's a huge game that's full of style, humour, and magic; all wrapped in a beautiful Japanese folklore setting. Oh, and this HD version looks awesome.

Okami HD Review

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Believe it or not, here's another remake of a PlayStation 2 game from 2006. Final Fantasy XII is probably the most underrated game in the long-running series and this remake is the closest thing to a perfect gaming experience that I played all year. The Zodiac Age is not only a visually and technically revamped version, it also includes additional gameplay mechanics that help it feel fresh and a completely re-orchestrated soundtrack that makes exploring the vast world of Ivalice a downright breathtaking experience. It's such an amazing game and it definitely deserves to be our Game of the Year for 2017.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review
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