With a steady mix of popular sequels and other exciting indie game releases, this year has already been pretty spectacular for video gamers. And now that we’ve entered the final quarter of 2017, it seems like the right time to sum up some of the best video games from the months gone so that you will have just enough time to finish them in the last three months to come.
Here are 7 of the finest finds from 2017 to add to your play list.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
One of the most awaited series sequel to release this year was Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Unlike the other Uncharted games that follows Nathan Drake, this game is based on protagonists Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, who rough it out in the Indian Western Ghats, looking for ancient artefacts. This is also the first time the franchise has experimented with a non-linear approach where the player can decide how to progress in the game.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Brace yourself Ghost Recon fans, Wildlands is a long way from Advanced Warfighter. The game shifts from Mexico City to the mountainous Bolivia with this sequel, allowing you access to Wildland’s large map where you can free-roam jungles, mountains, deserts, lakes, swamps etc. in multiple provinces. As you explore it, your mission will be to strategically identify, lure and hunt down the bosses in every province.
Injustice 2 is a brilliant fighting sequel to the DC themed Injustice series which includes Batman, Superman, Super Girl, Wonder Woman and other pals beating each other up. The plot is pretty simple—a Brainiac is invading Earth while everyone else is busy brawling each other. The real highlight of this games lies in the experience of having unprecedented level of control over your favourite characters where you can choose how they look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Get your horror highs from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. This scary first-person game will have you exploring a crumbling Louisiana mansion while being stalked by the estate’s demented Baker family. The game has the right combination of design, soundtracks, ambient sounds and camera acceleration that makes it a perfectly disturbing, anxiety-inducing game.
Yakuza 0 is a superb eighties-themed RPG prequel to the long-running tale of Kazuma Kiryu as he makes his way through the fictional Tokyo district of Kamarucho caught up in a land war amongst rival clans. It’s a gangster tale where you’ll be whacking goons, bombing cars, beating mob bosses etc. The neon-filled streets of the Tokyo nightlife make for a gorgeous setup of this games and is sure to appeal to you if you’re even tad bit of a Japanophile.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
One of the greatest game series of our time returns this year with a new action role-playing adventure as Link awakens to find the world devastated by a familiar foe. Breath of the Wild has the same sense of mystery and a world full of puzzles, monsters and treasures that make it as magical as the original “Legend of Zelda”.
Nioh is a fast-moving, third-person action game that will have you exploring a vast battlefield, hunting Yokai. As a samurai, you will be battling an endless stream of monsters in this medieval Japanese setting. Take on this game for the shrewd bosses and impressive combat moves.
You can find some of the games from the list below.