The best video games coming out in 2017 – trade your games in now and get ready!
2016 was an awesome year for gamers, but 2017 promises to be even better!
Here are some of the best games confirmed for release so far, although we expect a more surprises too…
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
Release date: January 2017
Resident Evil 7 takes the series back to its roots, dropping you into the shoes of a dude named Ethan as he searches for his missing wife in a creepy old mansion. What could possibly go wrong?
Unlike previous heroes in the series, Ethan is pretty useless with weapons and can’t roundhouse kick monsters in the head either. So expect to spend a lot of time running from the inhabitants of the house AKA the creepiest family this side of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The biggest change, however, is the switch to a first person perspective (think Outlast). You can play the entire game in VR too, if you’re brave enough…
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Release date: February 2017
Horizon Zero Dawn is an open world RPG set in a post-apocalyptic future where giant robot dinosaurs rule the earth.
You play as a young human named Aloy, who sets off on a quest to discover the world and hunt cyborg T-rexes.
HZD looks like a mix of Fallout, Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Far Cry, with players exploring a huge world, using its environments to gain an advantage while hunting and gathering resources to craft items. We can’t wait!
Mass Effect: Andromeda (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
Release date: March 2017
ME: Andromeda is set between the second and third games, following a new crew of explorers as they escape the soon-to-be-invaded Milky Way for the peaceful climes of Andromeda.
Of course, Andromeda is far from peaceful and you’re soon exploring a brave new cosmos, discovering planets and meeting our friendly and hostile intergalactic neighbors.
Andromeda looks like the most ambitious Mass Effect game to date, which is saying something considering how vast the previous games are. Expect to suit up around March 2017.
Prey (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
Prey, a kind of sequel to the 2006 game of the same name, looks a little like Dishonored in space. No surprise, considering it’s also made by Bethesda.
You play as Morgan Yu, who has been subjected to experiments on a space station. When aliens attack, it’s up to Morgan to fight back using the unique powers the experiments have given him/her (you get to choose).
This is a must for fans of FPS games with a twist!
For Honor (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
Release date: February 14, 2017
What would happen if vast armies of Vikings, Samurai and Knights went to war?
That’s the question For Honor seeks to answer, pitting players against each other in huge online battles and one-on-one duels. It looks as awesome as it sounds.
Did we mention all the DLC will be free too? We love this game already.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Wii U/Nintendo Switch)
It’s taken nearly 4 years, but Breath of the Wild is nearly here.
It should be worth the wait though. Taking place in a desolate Hyrule 12 times bigger than Twilight Princess, Breath of the Wild combines the open world exploration of The Witcher and Skyrim with classic Zelda gameplay.
If this is anywhere near as good as it looks, it could be the game of the year – and maybe even one of the best games ever!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
The Stick of Truth was unexpectedly awesome, dropping players into what was pretty much a South Park episode posing as an RPG (with surprisingly deep gameplay too). Oh, and it was hilarious too.
The Fractured But Whole (lol) promises more of the same, although this time the boys will be playing superheroes instead of wizards and warlocks. You’ll once again play as The New Kid, forced to choose sides in a civil war between Cartman and the Freedom Pals.
Release date: April 2017
If you loved Banjo-Kazooie, you’re going to love this. Developed by former members of Rare, Yooka-Laylee is a throwback 3D platformer that updates the classic ‘run around, jump on stuff and collect items’ formula of oh-so-many beloved N64 games.
Yooka-Laylee raised over $2.1 million on Kickstarter, so expectations are pretty high. Hopefully it’s as fun as it looks!
Red Dead Redemption 2
Release date: Fall 2017
We’re guessing this will on top of most people’s most anticipated list, if the reaction to Rockstar’s announcement back in October is anything to go by.
There aren’t too many RDR 2 details available yet, but we do know that it’ll take place in one of Rockstar’s biggest and best looking sandboxes to date. There’s a strong chance you’ll get to play as multiple characters too, with the announcement poster featuring no less than 7 characters.
To be honest, it’d take a disaster for this to be anything less than amazing. Get ready to saddle up around Fall 2017.
Which games are you looking forward to most in 2017? Let us know in the comments!
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