Total Nerd 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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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Mario kart 8 deluxe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Wolfenstein II: The New Coloss... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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South Park: The Fractured but ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Persona 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

The 25+ Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

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Injustice 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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Metroid: Samus Returns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Sonic Mania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Star Wars Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Doki Doki Literature Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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The Most Disappointing Video Games Released In 2017

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Life is Strange before the sto... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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NBA 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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For Honor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Yakuza 0 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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What Remains of Edith Finch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Arms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Pyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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osu! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017
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Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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Old Man's Journey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017

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TumbleSeed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best Video Games of 2017