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Ultimately up to the New Year’s Day series, each member of the staff will give their personal top 10 games they played this year.


I’m not sure if I’m experiencing a sort of recency bias, but 2017 has arguably become the best season for gamers this generation.

Ironically, I haven’t put enough time to some of the greats mentioned in previous lists like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Horizon Zero Dawn, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — I plan to during my time away. That having been said, here are the games I felt the most compliments in 2017.

10.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Ubisoft’s short hiatus from one of the most well-known franchises appears to have paid off. Assassin’s Creed Origins may not alter the game, however it has surely re-sparked my attention in the long running series.

While it barely strays from the formula the series is well known for, Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ personalities and historical Egypt place is what sets this title apart from the restof the After completing the apparently long intro and learning more about the game’s protagonist, Bayek, he immediately became my favorite assassin in the series.

Take a Look at  DualShockers‘ Assassin’s Creed Origins Inspection.

9.

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

I’m an unabashed expert wrestling enthusiast; I wear a t-shirt of my favourite heels and babyfaces regular and observe NJPW and WWE’s events each day. It’s my favourite entertainment avenue next to video games. Therefore, some would consider that WWE 2K18 could have obtained a place on this list. It might have — despite some of its issues — in case Fire Pro Wrestling World did not formally release a couple days back.

Spike Chunsoft’s arcade-style wrestling game is a visual support to the wildest pro wrestling fantasies. Its incredibly robust character customization choices allows you to make your favorite grapplers, high flyers, and technicians right down to their finisher. This facet alongside some fun (and somewhat hard) gameplay which makes Fire Pro Wrestling World that a must-play for pro wrestling fans like me.

8.

subsurface circular

Among the most significant lessons I’ve learned throughout 2017 would be to honor my period. With so many excellent games out this past year, many demanded an extra amount of time I just did not possess (with some exceptions). However, there have been a variety of titles that did honor my period; Subsurface Circular is the epitome of the statement.

Lasting a couple of weeks, developer Mike Bithell’s latest game tells the tale about a detective named Tek investigating the disappearances of a number of its android companions inside the game’s titular metro system. The text-based adventure is a terrific modern interpretation of this genre that’s sweet and short.

7. Nex Machina

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

Housemarque is notorious for producing professionally designed arcade-style games. Previously released names such as Dead Nation along with Super Stardust Delta illustrate the notion. I thought Resogun was the company’so magnum opus till I played with Nex Machina.

I’d previously played Nex Machina at PlayStation Experience 2016 and has been ignored by it. Fast-forward six months afterwards, and these feelings are still present. It is similar to a contemporary version of Robotron: 2084 — which makes sense thinking Eugene Jarvis’ participation with the game.

Nex Machina is a tour de force in uncooked gameplay along with a candy swan song to the Housemarque we know and adore.

Check out   DualShockers‘ Nex Machina review.

6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

Nintendo continues to be a wonderful year because the Nintendo Switch released in March. Alongside it is arguably the ideal launch title in Nintendo background, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of those Wild.

Why is Breath of the Wild so radical is the way that it rewards players with experimenting with the game’s logic. The example I always bring up was the time that I found myself in an area too cold for Connect to research without specific equipment. This will sound simple, but my initial idea was “what will make my surroundings hot? ” Torches were that response for me, and it worked as a temporary solution.

Moments enjoy this occur regularly as you play through Connect’s newest adventure. The Legend of Zelda: all the Wild is the most rewarding experience you may play on a Nintendo Switch…and the Wii U.

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

Whenever I discuss the standard of a game, the first fact I bring up is its soundtrack. I feel that without the proper audio, the emotions the programmers set out to depict will be extinguished. This is not true for Persona 5. The JRPG definitely has the best soundtrack of the year.

Right as the principal menu appears and the jazz starts, I knew the music would be good. It wasn’t until I fought Komoshida and found that the game’s boss songs and also its opening guitar riff didn’t know that this had to be on my top ten.

Joking apart, Persona 5 does possess a fantastic soundtrack and amazing gameplay mechanisms that got me into a genre I typically throw into the wayside.

Have a look at  DualShockers’ Persona 5 review.

4. Emily is Off Too

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

There are two emotional roller coaster on this listing. The first — second when we’re moving by position — would be Emily is Off Too.

My expertise with the text-based adventure is a fascinating one. As I awakened the nostalgic time piece, my friend looked at my shoulder asking me what was wrong. He noticed how physically distraught I was as I tried to mend my relationships with Evelyn and Emily. Moments later, he installed the game and we started comparing our experiences.

I kid you not, my friend discovered me writing this part and started playing with the game. Emily is Away Too is a immersive experience unlike any other game I’ve played this season.

Check out   DualShockers‘ Emily is Off Too Inspection.

Super Mario Odyssey

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

Honestly, I had been down on Mario’therefore return to 3D platforming. I did not understand why everybody was giving Super Mario Odyssey the scores they did. But after I finished New Donk City and seasoned the remaining portion of the game’s craziness, I know why everyone loved it.

The Super Mario series was rather standard until Super Mario Odyssey.   There were things in the game where I legitimately questioned whether it had been a Mario game (for those who played, you’ll understand what section I’m speaking about). Without spoiling anything, the term “ exactly what the hell? ” is the very best way I could describe this experience.

Check out DualShockers’ The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review.

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

In case “psychological rollercoaster of this year” was a category on the Game of the Year feature, What Remains of Edith Finch would acquire that category readily.

Without going too deep into spoiler territory, but there’s a moment where you play a baby in a tub. In the moments that followed, I legitimately cried. I don’t understand if it’s my aspirations of being a father or the simple fact I live with an 8-month mature currently, but it struck me on an emotional level that no other game has this season.

Another stories told during What Remains of Edith Finch are just as powerful; each moment is simultaneously full of excitement and dread. Its remarkable storyline is a excellent enough reason to check out Giant Sparrow’s latest release.

Check out DualShockers’ What Remains of Edith Finch Inspection.

DualShockers' Game of the Year 2017 Countdown: Michael's Top 10

By no means do I consider myself a good fighting game player; sure, I have picked up every name featured in EVO, but I’ve never been aggressive in some of these games. Tekken 7 changed that as I saw myself not just enjoying myself but controlling the competition as my son Hwoarang.

Sure, the Bandai Namco’s fighter has a ridiculous effort, but everything about it is fantastic. I have never put effort into learning a game’therefore meta, however, Tekken 7 changed that. I’ve seen a range of movies that will help me progress and be more competitive in a space that I normally find myself discover myself drop out of quite quickly.

What about Tekken 7 clicked with me I’m not quite sure if it’s the game’s mechanisms or the Bullet Club shirts you’ll be able to equip onto your favorite fighters, but it’s become the game I always return to. Win or lose, Tekken 7 has placed a grin on my face that few games have.


Have a look at the other DualShockers’ staff Best 10s and our official Game of the Year Awards:

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