Button Mash The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017  

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Gamers of Ranker, we're ranking the best video games of 2017. From open world exploration games to survival horror games, this list of the most popular 2017 video games features a variety of genres. With the release of Nintendo Switch, this year saw many must play console games, like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well as great PS4, Xbox One, and PC games. What is the best video game of the year? 

While we can all agree Star Wars Battlefront II is the worst game of 2017, there are many valuable contenders for the best game this year. In addition to the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch games, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, and NieR: Automata have been praised by gaming fans and critics. Other good 2017 games include Persona 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Don't forget about the best indie games of 2017, like the run and gun game Cuphead, first-person narrative adventure What Remains of Edith Finch, sci-fi exploration game Tacoma, and the crowdfunded Night in the Woods.

Vote up the best video games of 2017 and be sure to add any new underrated games missing from the list. 

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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646 308
Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
3
764 413
Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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616 411
Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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232 145
Mario kart 8 deluxe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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395 329
Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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378 330
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
8
361 326
Wolfenstein II: The New Coloss... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
9
309 268
Persona 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
10
358 338
South Park: The Fractured but ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
11
318 291
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
12
269 255
NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
13
364 386
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
14
434 484
Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
15
201 198
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
seattlecalvin added Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch
16
268 299
Injustice 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
17
198 226
Metroid: Samus Returns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
18
317 462
Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
19
169 249
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
20
169 253
Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
21
146 232
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
22
138 219
Sonic Mania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
23
154 249
Nioh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
24
218 400
Mass Effect: Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
25
113 218
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017