Best video games of 2017

The Game Awards and GamesRadar’s Golden Joystick awards saw Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild take top honours.

Nintendo’s new Zelda game was released for the Switch and WiiU on 3 March and was the year’s most critically-acclaimed game.

Sony’s PlayStation also had a good year, with Horizon Zero Dawn winning awards and Persona 5 receiving excellent reviews.

To see which games came out on top this year, according to critic reviews, we looked at Metacritic’s game rankings for 2017.

The top 10 games of 2017 on Metacritic, with at least 50 critic reviews, are listed below.

Top games of 2017

Top Games on Metacritic
Rank Title Score Platform
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 97 Switch, WiiU
2 Super Mario Odyssey 97 Switch
3 Divinity: Original Sin II 93 PC (Windows)
4 Persona 5 93 PS4, PS3
5 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 92 Switch
6 Horizon Zero Dawn 89 PS4
7 What Remains of Edith Finch 88 PS4, XONE, PC (Win)
8 NieR: Automata 88 PS4, PC (Win)
9 Nioh 88 PS4, PC (Win)
10 Injustice 2 87 PS4, XONE, PC (Win)

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