Now that 2017 is beyond us, it’s time to have a look at precisely what the previous year’s best games were and if any of them slipped under your radar. The titles displayed below are both best sellers and highly rated by fans.
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
The famous Tom Clancy special ops franchise continues with the 10th edition. Players will find themselves in an open world with environments that include forests, deserts, and mountains.
The game is set in Bolivia, 2019 where the country is rapidly deteriorating into a narco-state. Players are tasked with destroying the prevalent drug cartel.
While players will enjoying progressing through the storyline solo, it is the Ghost Recon Wildlands competitive multiplayer mode that is the major drawcard for players. It allows players to battle through the storyline cooperatively. Multiplayer elimination-type game modes are also included.
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The latest addition to the Resident Evil Series returns to the same focus as the classic games: desperately trying to stay alive in a hostile environment. The game’s purpose is to create a sense of fear and horror rather than focusing on action or RPG-like character development. The main focus in on survival, with a few puzzles thrown in for good measure.
The storyline focuses on Ethan Winters, an average guy who receives a cryptic message from his wife who has been missing for three years. This message leads him to a run-down mansion where things quickly develop into a nightmare and Ethan must attempt to escape.
Players who were disappointed by Resident Evil 5 and 6’s lack of atmosphere will be pleasantly surprised (and scared) by Resident Evil 7. If you’re too scared to play it yourself, you can watch many YouTube gaming stars on their own playthroughs, such as Markiplier.
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
For those seeking a full-on action adventure, Wolfenstein 2 is the way to go. The sequel picks off where the original left off and sees players returning to battling against Nazi hordes.
Be warned that the game is hard… very hard. Most players will die frequently and will require patience to complete the game’s missions.
The storyline is engaging and users a range of high-quality cutscenes to develop the plot. Small talk with characters at the game’s home base also helps develop personalitizs and adds to the overall atmosphere.
- For Honor
This medieval fighting game was a major hit at the beginning of 2017. Players can choose to play as a member of a knight, Viking, or samurai fraction, with multiple classes available for each selection.
Now on the surface, For Honor may look like a simple action game, but in fact, the combat is strategically complex. Players will need to use a variety of attacks, recoveries, combats, parries, feints, throws, and much more to defeat opponents. Don’t think that repeatedly clicking the attack button will do the job.
If you have missed out playing any of these games, then you owe it to yourself to give them a go. They have reached high sales and been a hit with both recreational and hardcore gamers. Once you have tried them let us know what you think and if they are worth the hype.