Best PC & Console games of 2017

By Team Digit | Updated 15 Dec 2017
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2017 has been a pretty good year for gaming. We have seen the launch of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One X in 2017 along with a slew of games. Today we list the games that launched in 2017 that deserve to be a part of your collection. The following are listed in no particular order.

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Resident Evil 7
 
The Resident Evil franchise was once the pinnacle of horror gaming and sadly it fell from that grace. But we are happy to say that Resident Evil 7 puts the franchise back at the top as one of the scariest games to play. The perspective this time around is a first person one and the Baker family you encounter in the game are nothing short of insane. You will sleep with the lights on after you play this one. 
 
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Horizon Zero Dawn
 
From the developers that made Killzone it’s surprising to see an open world game that looks beautiful, has an engaging story and gameplay that will keep you hooked. Horizon Zero Dawn is a post-apocalyptic game where mechanical dinosaurs rule the land. It is one of the best new IPs (Intellectual Properties) to hit a console in recent time and is definitely worth your collection.
 
Platform: PlayStation 4

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PlayerUnknown’s Battleground
 
If you love online shooters, then PUBG is definitely already on your list. The game boasts of unique controls, fast paced gameplay and is highly addictive. The uncertain format of the game is what it keeps it fresh every time.
 
Platform: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Nier: Automata
 
Another new IP that launched for the PS4 and Windows this year is Nier: Automata. Nier: Automata is an action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames, the masterminds behind Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance and Vanquish. The game has an engaging story and fast paced gameplay for all you hack and slash fans.
 
Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
 
Wolfenstein II is in every way the perfect sequel to the first game, Wolfenstein: The new Order. The game builds on everything that made the first game great including fast paced action, a funny yet serious story and the ability to wield two guns and kill some Nazi. The plot of the game is nothing short of a B-grade movie but it’s so good, you can’t help but enjoy it.
 
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Cuphead
 
In development for the past 7 years, Cuphead is a tribute to cartoons of the 1930’s. With its retro graphics and tough gameplay, Cuphead isn’t for the faint-hearted. The game will test you to the limit. The game is also proof of the crazy boss battles and artwork a team can develop when the have complete freedom. With local and online multiplayer, this is one game you can play with a friend for a really long time. 
 
Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Prey
 
A reimagining of the 2006 game with the same name, Prey is set in outer space where you not only take down aliens but have some special abilities that you can absorb from them. Made by Arkane Studios, the masterminds behind Dishonored, this is one game that will keep you hooked for about 30 hours.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Injustice 2
 
If a fighting game is what you are looking for then Injustice 2 made the cut this year. The game has a large roster of DC characters, a cinematic set of super movies and fast-paced gameplay. It is definitely one to play when you have a few friends over for a party.  
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

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Nioh
 
With Nioh, Team Ninja does what it does best – epic boss battles, smart combat and stunning visuals. If you like games like Ninja Gaiden or DmC, then this one needs to be a part of your list.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
 
Uncharted 4 was Nathan Drakes last outing but that doesn’t mean the franchise has ended. Naughty Dog proves that a game built with the supporting cast of Uncharted can be awesome. The game was in development for about a year and the campaign is long enough. The last leg of the game is nothing short of a Michel Bay film. 
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4

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Forza 7
 
If a racing simulator galore is what you are looking for, then you should check out Forza 7. Featuring over 700 cars and over 200 different configurations of tracks across 32 locations, Forza 7 is one that will give you a world tour without leaving the comfort of your couch.
 
Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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South Park: The fractured But Whole
 
South Park fans, this is the one for you. If the title of the game isn’t the perfect hook, the game itself is. That’s all we need to say about South Park: The fractured But Whole.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
 
Hellblade is a dark fantasy psychological horror action-adventure game developed and published by Ninja Theory. The game is best played with a pair of headphones as the audio of the game adds to the immersion. The game is Inspired by Norse mythology. Its needless to say that the game performs fluidly and looks beautiful too.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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What Remains of Edith Finch 
 
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State. Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the family members themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. The game is a remarkable work of art and in a word, it’s a masterpiece.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems

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Super Mario Odyssey
 
A Mario game for the Nintendo Switch, you one again don the roll of the friendly plumber. The game takes advantage of the Nintendo Switches’ unique controls. The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have hardware that can rival the PS4 and Xbox One, but the game look good nonetheless.
 
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
 
Another Nintendo exclusive that looks good, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world game staring everyone’s favourite – Link. The game if one of the few open world games to perform extremely well on Nintendo’s hardware and offers diverse gameplay.
 
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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Little Nightmares
 
Horror games come in two varieties, one kind provides plenty of jump scares and grotesque characters, but then there are games like Limbo, which puts you at the edge of your seat all the time with sweaty palms. Little nightmares fall in the latter category, where you end up controlling a character who is trying to run from impending death by hiding in the shadows and solving puzzles. The game wants you to explore, but rest assured exploring will come at the risk of getting caught.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Divinity: Original Sin 2
 
Top-down RPG games are not the most popular genre among gamers but if you are fan of the genre, then Divinity Original Sin 2 is hard to miss. The game offers one of the best visual experience you will get this year in a top down RPG game. The game has strong characters supported by superb voice acting. The game offers tons of side quests, with the main quest going well beyond 60 hours of gameplay. 
 
Platforms: Microsoft Windows

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Destiny 2
 
Building upon the original, Destiny 2 is a strong co-op RPG shooter with an endearing storyline. The game offers tons of locations to explore and will keep you busy even after you finish the main campaign. The PVE modes in the game are its centrepiece and lives up to Bungie’s high standards, challenging players to plan the assault before-hand.
 
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Sexy Brutale
 
If you are looking for a game to challenge your brain, then you need to check out Sexy Brutale. The premise of the game is extremely interesting - The player is tasked with exploring a mansion that is stuck in a time loop as its inhabitants are being killed off.
 
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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