70 or so games you played — and recommended — in 2017

One of the things that I love best about the end of the year — the post-Christmas, pre-New Year week in particular — is to sit down and read through all of those year-in-review lists. Best movies. Best books. Best TV shows. Best everything. I have a few of my own in the works, but a week ago I thought I’d toss out to Twitter the question of what was the best game you played this year and would recommend? They didn’t have to be 2017 releases, just titles that really stood out in your gaming year.

So here you go: 70 or so games that a bunch of people who follow me for some reason played, loved, and wanted to share with you. If you’re looking for gaming ideas for the holidays, I assume you could do far worse!

  • Rimworld (Ranni, Wilhelm)
  • Nier Automata and Assassin’s Creed Origins (Petterm)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Tanek_09)
  • Elder Scrolls Online (Scorpique)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Jaedia)
  • Stardew Valley (Wolfyseyes)
  • Slime Rancher (Vexia_adventure)
  • ARK, Skyrim, Pirate101, Wizard101, Aporia Beyond the Valley (Chrissyztweet)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Sassiej89)
  • Lord of the Rings Online, Secret World Legends, World of Warcraft (Stsa7375)
  • Destiny 2, WoW: Legion, Breath of the Wild, Brave Exvius, Star Wars Force Arena, and Titanfall Assault, Titanfall 2 (Hawkinson88)
  • Hollow Knight (Hidden_Wings)
  • Skyrim, Stardew Valley, Shadow of Mordor, Diablo III, Fallout Shelter, Civilization 6, Pokemon Go, Contest of Champions (Capnhoppy)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale, Fire Emblem Heroes, Summoners War, Dirt 3 Showdown, Endless Legend, Brickscape, Layton Mystery Journey, HAWK Freedom Squad, Star Realms, Mekorama, Final Fantasy Tactics, Elder Scrolls Legends, Final Fantasy Record Keeper (TishToshTesh)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online, Secret World Legends (DDOCentral)
  • Hearthstone (Rwfrk)
  • Guild Wars 2, WoW (Tacomagamefan)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Badpanda)
  • Guild Wars 2, NieR Automata, Don’t Starve Together, and ABZÛ (SGMSoultamer)
  • Divinity Original Sin 2, Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, Mass Effect Andromeda (Dolvic_)
  • Lotro, Diablo III, The Witcher expansions, Grim Dawn, WoW, Pokémon Go, Van Helsing, Guardians of Ember (RatStewCruz)
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild (Scuzzman)
  • X-Com 2, Nier Automata, Pony Island, Outlast, Transistor (MMOBro)
  • Overcooked (Teviko604)

2 thoughts on “70 or so games you played — and recommended — in 2017

  1. Tyler F.M. Edwards December 26, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Mass Effect: Andromeda is by far and away my pick for best game of 2017. Nothing else even comes close — it’ll probably be years before another game comes out I’m this happy with.

    Aside from that, it was a year mostly dominated by WoW and SWTOR as I attempted to complete all of the class stories in both, though I did dip into various other titles here and there.

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