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I played a lot of a very select few games. Thinking back I don’t think I played anything on Xbox One or PS4 I would put on a Game of the Year list. I missed out on PS4’s biggest releases for lack of time, and the Xbox One only had one really high-profile game with Cuphead, and I didn’t actually like Cuphead very much.
So my list is bound to annoy. I played a lot of games this year but these were my favorites. Breath of the Wild is not only one of my 2017 faves, but it’s one of my all-time favorites.
Here it is, my top 5 games of 2017
Secret of Mana on the Super NES Classic Edition
IT COUNTS. Still beautiful. Still fun. In fact most of the games are still phenomenal. So just a general “Super NES games” for my 2017 game of the year list.
Minecraft Switch Edition
Shut up. It’s the best way to play Minecraft, hands down, and it came out in 2017.
Super Mario Odyssey
What pure delight. Such a loving tribute to Nintendo’s rich history with the Mario franchise, baked right into a fantastic game.
Best PC experience I’ve had ever, maybe? Quickly becoming my most-played game on Steam.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
>No question. When I step into the world I don’t want to leave.