Game Releases by Score

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 1.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. * Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. * Battling enemies requires strategy - The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them. * amiibo compatibility - Tap the Wolf Link amiibo (sold separately) to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you're searching for.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.7
Super Mario Odyssey 2.

Super Mario Odyssey

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2017
New Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario's cap.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.9
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Wii U
March 3, 2017
Ignore everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.3
Divinity: Original Sin II 4.

Divinity: Original Sin II

Platform: PC
September 14, 2017
Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Persona 5 5.

Persona 5

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 4, 2017
Beneath the veneer of typical urban high school life, a group of teenagers mask their mysterious alter egos, their "phantom thief" side. Who are they? Why are they dressed as such? What are their motives? And... why are they being pursued? A picaresque coming-of-age story, Persona 5 brings a new twist to the RPG genre. Assume the role of a second-year high school student who becomes a Persona-user through an unexpected incident. Having moved to Tokyo just before the start of the school year, he finds residence at a cafe run by his parents' friend, and is about to get his first taste of school life in the big city. The protagonist seems quiet and well-mannered at first glance, but gives a completely different impression once he has donned his "phantom thief" guise. What is the motivation of his alter ego...? Arsene is the protagonist's initial Persona, characterized by a mask-like face and a pair of huge, black wings. Some suspect an association between its name and the famous gentleman-thief, Arsene Lupin. What is the origin of this Persona, and what power does it hold? This is an account of the wild adventures experienced by a team of young misfits, who grow dramatically along the way. While attending Shujin High School, the protagonist will encounter a number of individuals, each with his or her own distinctive personality and charm. School life in the city is full of surprises and interesting events! It will most definitely be a fun year for the protagonist, living as an ordinary student. However, he and his friends become involved in an incident which leads to the awakening of their Personas. No one would ever suspect that these adolescents will eventually shake the world... Welcome to the next iteration of the Persona series, boasting a brand new metropolitan setting, all-new cast, and fresh, original story. [Atlus]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
What Remains of Edith Finch 6.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: Xbox One
July 19, 2017
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.8
Undertale 7.

Undertale

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 15, 2017
Welcome to UNDERTALE. In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. Now you must find your way out... or stay trapped forever. ((Healthy Dog's Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar condition.)) features: * Killing is unnecessary: negotiate out of danger using the unique battle system. * Time your attacks for extra damage, then dodge enemy attacks in a style reminiscent of top-down shooters. * Original art and soundtrack brimming with personality. * Soulful, character-rich story with an emphasis on humor. * Created mostly by one person. * Become friends with all of the bosses! * At least 5 dogs. * You can date a skeleton. * Hmmm... now there are 6 dogs...? * Maybe you won't want to date the skeleton. * I thought I found a 7th dog, but it was actually just the 3rd dog. * If you play this game, can you count the dogs for me...? I'm not good at it.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.0
Okami HD 8.

Okami HD

Platform: PC
December 12, 2017
In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't. The more people who worship her (as a result of her restoring color and doing other good deeds for them), the more powerful she becomes.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 9.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2017
Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch. Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks. Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster. Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc. Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon. Carry two items at the same time. Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players. Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode. Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition 10.

SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition

Platform: Switch
December 28, 2017
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove 11.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic! Become Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, as he runs, jumps, and battles in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and their menacing leader, The Enchantress. But that's not everything! Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove also features three additional campaigns that are games all unto themselves! Take control of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight on adventures of their own! Together, they form a grand and sweeping saga! With a fully cooperative campaign, a full-featured challenge mode, a 4 player battle mode, and body swap mode, you'll be digging for a long time. With Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, you get it all. Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice!
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.2
Bayonetta 12.

Bayonetta

Platform: PC
April 11, 2017
Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with acrobatic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre with magnificent over-the-top action and fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.1
F1 2017 13.

F1 2017

Platform: PC
August 24, 2017
Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. The game sports an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.3
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 14.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 20, 2017
Dive into the next chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Online with its next expansion pack - Stormblood. Explore vast, new lands, including Ala Mhigo, and challenge new Primal threats across Eorzea as you embark on hundreds of new quests as the Warrior of Light. FEATURES * Level cap increased from 60 -> 70 * New jobs, including red mage * New exploration with swimming and diving * New areas to explore * A new primal Lakshmi * New dungeons * New High-level Raid The Bend of Time Omega * New alliance raid Return to Ivalice * The Forbidden Land of Eureka * New gear and crafting recipes * A fourth residential district * Expanded item inventory and changes to the battle system
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Lone Echo 15.

Lone Echo

Platform: PC
July 20, 2017
You’re Jack, an advanced cybernetic AI stationed at a mining facility on the rings of Saturn. Alongside Captain Olivia Rhodes, you’ll use your technical ingenuity and futuristic tools to overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles while you investigate a mysterious spatial anomaly.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Rez Infinite 16.

Rez Infinite

Platform: PC
August 9, 2017
To resolve the world's rising crime rates, a new system called Project-K was created. However, Eden, the core of Project-K, has fallen into a vegetative state. Now it's up to you, a hacker, to travel through a cyberspace filled with firewalls, viruses, and other obstacles, and jump-start the system's artificial intelligence. Scattered throughout the levels are evolution spheres, which let you transform into more powerful humanoid forms. The game features a pounding soundtrack and unique vector worlds.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
Horizon Zero Dawn 17.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 28, 2017
Horizon Zero Dawn is a PS4-exclusive action role playing game developed by Guerrilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on an emotional journey to unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Injustice 2 18.

Injustice 2

Platform: Xbox One
May 16, 2017
Every battle defines you. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
What Remains of Edith Finch 19.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: PC
April 24, 2017
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen 20.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Platform: PC
August 29, 2017
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
N++ 21.

N++

Platform: Xbox One
October 4, 2017
N++ is a fast-paced, action-packed puzzle platformer set in the distant future. You play as a ninja, darting through obstacles, narrowly evading a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots and collecting delicious gold in a minimalist, sci-fi world. N++ is all about smooth physics, deftly controlling the speed and inertia of the ninja,and the awesome feeling of fluidly moving through each level. It's bursting with hundreds of single player and multiplayer levels, each featuring a series of difficult challenges, diabolical traps and a distinct visual style to nimbly soar through. If that wasn't enough, the integrated level-editor allows you to make and share your levels with every other person on the planet. Get ready for the biggest test of your ninja skills yet!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.5
What Remains of Edith Finch 22.

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 25, 2017
The game is a collection of short stories. Each of those stories focuses on the death of a different Finch family member and each is meant to look and feel different from the others, the way no two people in any family are alike. [Giant Sparrow]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 23.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Platform: Xbox One
October 27, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.4
NieR: Automata 24.

NieR: Automata

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 7, 2017
NieR Producer Yosuke Saito, director Taro Yoko and composer Keiichi Okabe return, teaming up with character designer Akihiko Yoshida and PlatinumGames to present the next entry in the saga – NieR: Automata.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Cuphead 25.

Cuphead

Platform: PC
September 29, 2017
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
SteamWorld Dig 2 26.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Platform: Switch
September 21, 2017
Grab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to SteamWorld Dig. A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is running short... [Nintendo]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Cave Story + 27.

Cave Story +

Platform: Switch
June 20, 2017
Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent, rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. Their only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control, learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Night in the Woods 28.

Night in the Woods

Platform: PC
February 21, 2017
Night In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with many extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste time around town with your crew of loser friends. Gain abilities that grant passage to new areas. Discover the secrets of a large cast of characters and the town itself. Experience a big crazy world and the remarkable events unfolding there. Play bass. Break stuff.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Nex Machina: Death Machine 29.

Nex Machina: Death Machine

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 20, 2017
From the collaboration between Housemarque (Resogun, Alienation, Matterfall), and Robotron and Smash TV legendary creator Eugene Jarvis comes Nex Machina, an explosive arcade experience created with competition in mind. Can you survive the mechanical onslaught of hundreds of evil robots trying to obliterate any threat? Can you stop them from harvesting oblivious humans? In the vein of cult classics such Resogun and Robotron, Nex Machina is the ultimate top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown up to pieces. Enter "the zone", become one with the game and pull off the most incredible feats. Packed with opportunities to create your own playstyle, face tough challenges and engage in a ruthlessly competitive environment, Nex Machina is what arcade games deserve to be in the 21th century. [Playstation.com]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Nioh 30.

Nioh

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 7, 2017
Take up your sword and travel to Japans blood-bathed Sengoku period an era ravaged by warring states and dark, malevolent forces and cut a violent path through the land as the masterless samurai, William. Cross blades in brutal hand-to-hand combat, wielding swords, axes, spears and even war hammers against foes both human and demon. Endure the vicious encounters and learn from your mistakes: each death will bring you resurrection and each resurrection a greater resolve to overcome your foes.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Stardew Valley 31.

Stardew Valley

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2017
You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 32.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Platform: PC
June 20, 2017
Dive into the next chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Online with its next expansion pack - Stormblood. Explore vast, new lands, including Ala Mhigo, and challenge new Primal threats across Eorzea as you embark on hundreds of new quests as the Warrior of Light. FEATURES * Level cap increased from 60 -> 70 * New jobs, including red mage * New exploration with swimming and diving * New areas to explore * A new primal Lakshmi * New dungeons * New High-level Raid The Bend of Time Omega * New alliance raid Return to Ivalice * The Forbidden Land of Eureka * New gear and crafting recipes * A fourth residential district * Expanded item inventory and changes to the battle system
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Injustice 2 33.

Injustice 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 16, 2017
Every battle defines you. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Night in the Woods 34.

Night in the Woods

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 21, 2017
Night In The Woods is a 2D story-focused adventure/exploration game with extracurricular activities to enjoy, characters to meet, and secrets to discover. Run, jump and use astral projection to explore the many sides of town of Possum Springs and the surrounding environs. Waste time around town with your crew of nerd friends. Acquire abilities that allow you to stroll into new areas. Unearth the secrets of a big cast of characters and the town itself. Experience a nutty world and the events unfolding there. Play bass. Break stuff.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.1
Enter the Gungeon 35.

Enter the Gungeon

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Okami HD 36.

Okami HD

Platform: PlayStation 4
December 12, 2017
In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't. The more people who worship her (as a result of her restoring color and doing other good deeds for them), the more powerful she becomes.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Hollow Knight 37.

Hollow Knight

Platform: PC
February 24, 2017
Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruined cities, forests of fungus, temples of bone and other fantastic lands, all on their way to uncovering an ancient mystery.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.1
Raw Data 38.

Raw Data

Platform: PC
October 5, 2017
Built from the ground up for VR, Raw Data’s action combat gameplay, intuitive controls, challenging enemies, and sci-fi atmosphere will completely immerse you within the game world. Go solo—or team up with a friend—and become the adrenaline-charged heroes of your own futuristic technothriller.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.6
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games 39.

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 24, 2017
Two Nonary Games, two sets of nine unwilling participants kidnapped to an unfamiliar location. One set trapped on a sinking boat with nine hours to escape, the other locked in a facility and forced to either trust or betray each other. If they break the rules or fail to escape… they’ll die.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 40.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 27, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Axiom Verge 41.

Axiom Verge

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2017
Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line. This is the action-adventure you've been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It's a thin line. It's Axiom Verge.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Destiny 2 42.

Destiny 2

Platform: Xbox One
September 6, 2017
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
4.4
Total War: WARHAMMER II 43.

Total War: WARHAMMER II

Platform: PC
September 28, 2017
Prince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, guides the High Elves in their desperate efforts to stabilise the vortex as it roils above their home continent. Atop his palanquin-throne, the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi directs his Lizardmen war-hosts as they surge northward from Lustria. He, too, is intent on preventing cataclysm, though the methods of The Old Ones must prevail. The Witch King Malekith and his sadistic Dark Elf hordes spew forth from Naggaroth and their labyrinthine Black Arks. He tastes great weakness in the vortex -- and great opportunity in its demise. Meanwhile a fourth, secretive race stirs, their motives obscured by sinister plots and machinations. The time for revelation is nigh... The second in a trilogy and sequel to the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER, Total War: WARHAMMER II brings players a breathtaking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date. Playing as one of 8 Legendary Lords across 4 iconic races from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, players must succeed in performing a series of powerful arcane rituals in order to stabilise or disrupt The Great Vortex, while foiling the progress of the other races. Each Legendary Lord has a unique geographical starting position, and each race offers a distinctive new playstyle with unique campaign mechanics, narrative, methods of war, armies, monsters, Lores of Magic, legendary characters, and staggering new battlefield bombardment abilities.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels 44.

Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels

Platform: Xbox One
May 9, 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels, the latest expansion for Forza Horizon 3, is now available exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Available either as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, or as a standalone purchase, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels transports you to a new Australian locale, where orange tracks spiral and loop into the air and iconic Hot Wheels cars come to life.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Okami HD 45.

Okami HD

Platform: Xbox One
December 12, 2017
In Okami, the player takes the role of the mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, in the form of a wolf. Her task is to restore color (or 'life') to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. Since Amaterasu is a diety, there are naturally people who worship her and people who don't. The more people who worship her (as a result of her restoring color and doing other good deeds for them), the more powerful she becomes.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
West of Loathing 46.

West of Loathing

Platform: PC
August 10, 2017
West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Thumper 47.

Thumper

Platform: Xbox One
August 18, 2017
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.1
Rocket League 48.

Rocket League

Platform: Switch
November 14, 2017
Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer and driving with rewarding physics-based gameplay. Take to the pitch for a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special "Mutators" that let you change the rules entirely. Express yourself with one of the deepest customization systems around and battle opponents on other platforms with cross-network play.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
F1 2017 49.

F1 2017

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 25, 2017
Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. The game sports an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Cuphead 50.

Cuphead

Platform: Xbox One
September 29, 2017
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game primarily focused on boss battles. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are carefully created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. [Studio MDHR]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition 51.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Platform: Xbox One
August 29, 2017
Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite on the PC. Now, Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles -- bringing Pillars' fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package. But Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition goes beyond just offering everything together. Paradox Arctic has thoroughly updated the Xbox One version of the award-winning RPG for play with a controller, and have entirely redesigned the UI for easy viewing on televisions. Players will be able to easily navigate the game's detailed character creation, real-time-with-pause combat, and party management from their couches thanks to new TV-friendly menus and controls. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition features: Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II Countless character creation options, from races and classes to character backgrounds which drive your personal story An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse All major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels New UI and controls designed from the ground up, presenting the Pillars of Eternity experience like never before
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Sky Force Reloaded 52.

Sky Force Reloaded

Platform: Xbox One
December 1, 2017
The best mobile shooter is now ready to rock your iPhone!Sky Force Reloaded is an award winning and highly acclaimed vertical shooter. It features 3d interactive objects, outstanding graphics, special effects, high quality soundtrack and 100% of pure gameplay.Ever wanted to play a good arcade vertical shooter? This one is for you!----------------------------------------------PRESS:IGN Review:9.5/10 - Force your friend to buy this one.AppSmile.com5/5 - With its recent introduction into the App Store, Sky Force Reloaded (or perhaps re-Reloaded) is a title no arcade junkie should miss.PocketGamer:10/10 - Graphically, Sky Force: Reloaded is stunning. The whole game screams quality.PocketPlayers.deOne of the best, if not THE best shooters!----------------------------------------------FEATURES:- 8 large levels- plenty of enemies,- interactive environment elements*- upgradable weapons- dynamic weather (rain, clouds, wind)- highscoresRecommended for fans of Raiden, 1942, 1945, iFighter, Siberian Strike
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Thimbleweed Park 53.

Thimbleweed Park

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 22, 2017
Thimbleweed Park is the curious story of two washed up federal agents called in to investigate a dead body found in the river just outside of town, bloated and pixelated from a death some too soon.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Minecraft: Switch Edition 54.

Minecraft: Switch Edition

Platform: Switch
May 11, 2017
The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Resident Evil 7: biohazard 55.

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Platform: Xbox One
January 24, 2017
Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter a terrifyingly new world of fear as they fight to survive.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 56.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 11, 2017
Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age improves upon the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With newly implemented trophies and share functions, as well as stark visual and sound improvements in true HD for the first time, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely fresh and improved way.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 57.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Platform: PC
October 27, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka Terror-Billy, member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanitys last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Sonic Mania 58.

Sonic Mania

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 15, 2017
Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. [Playstation.com]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Resident Evil 7: biohazard 59.

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 24, 2017
While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style. Capcom is able to achieve a higher degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new proprietary in-house RE Engine that includes VR oriented tools. With the RE Engine plus industry leading audio and visual technologies, you experience every abhorrent detail up close and personal in Resident Evil 7. Playing the game in the PlayStation VR Mode escalates the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced. The full gameplay experience is available in the included PlayStation VR Mode from beginning to end. No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived could prepare you for this. [Capcom]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 60.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Platform: PC
December 20, 2017
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor. This is BATTLE ROYALE.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
4.7
Observer 61.

Observer

Platform: Xbox One
August 15, 2017
What would you do if your fears were hacked? The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. To gather evidence, you must relive their darkest fears, and, finally, face your own. From Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game designed to disturb you.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
DiRT 4 62.

DiRT 4

Platform: Xbox One
June 6, 2017
Dirt 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross, and landrush.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.7
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 63.

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 26, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 includes all previously released DLC from -REVELATOR- as well as new fighters, modes, moves, story chapters and more. It's never been a better time to be a 2.5D brawler in the post apocalypse. Hone your skills with an eclectic cast of 25 insane fighters and prove your mettle as the ultimate fighting master.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Forza Motorsport 7 64.

Forza Motorsport 7

Platform: Xbox One
September 29, 2017
Experience the thrill of motorsport at the limit. Enjoy graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Challenge yourself across 30 famous destinations and 200 ribbons, where race conditions change every time you return to the track. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.2
Sonic Mania 65.

Sonic Mania

Platform: Switch
August 15, 2017
Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core "classic" gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, and adding in completely new Zones with all-new Acts and boss fights into the mix. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Injustice 2 66.

Injustice 2

Platform: PC
November 30, 2017
Every battle defines you. Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to equip every iconic character with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Experience an unprecedented level of control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your super Hero. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Thumper 67.

Thumper

Platform: Switch
May 18, 2017
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Metroid: Samus Returns 68.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Platform: 3DS
September 15, 2017
A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up. Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus Arans arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and its available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Features: * This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette. * Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called Aeion, a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode. * There are plenty of secrets to findand if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388s past. * Two new amiibo figures*Samus Aran and Metroidwill be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date. * While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 69.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Platform: 3DS
January 20, 2017
Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you'll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by famed artist Akira Toriyama. As you level up, upgrade your warriors' skills to learn mighty attacks. Untold possibilities await. After setting off into the unknown, you'll find monsters roaming the field—these are no mere random encounters. There's a satisfying rhythm to traveling, fighting monsters, earning items, crafting something useful with them using an alchemy Pot, and returning to battle, stronger than ever. To some, it's pitch-perfect RPG gameplay, complete with additional content outside the main storyline. In the Monster Arena, you'll form and battle teams of monsters to climb the ranks. It's but one of many features that makes this RPG a classic among classics. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition 70.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 29, 2017
Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experiences comes to PS4! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment and adapted by Paradox Arctic — together bringing Pillars’ fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to you.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Paradigm 71.

Paradigm

Platform: PC
April 5, 2017
Paradigm is a surreal adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz. Play as the handsome mutant, Paradigm, who's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a genetically engineered sloth that vomits candy.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Battlerite 72.

Battlerite

Platform: PC
November 8, 2017
BATTLERITE is an action-packed team arena brawler. Experience the unique combination of a top-down shooter with a fast-paced fighting game. Challenge friends and others in a battle of reaction, unleashing the champion within you.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Nioh: Bloodshed's End 73.

Nioh: Bloodshed's End

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 26, 2017
The Siege of Osaka is over. The bloody Sengoku period is nearing its end and so too is William's adventure. In this final story expansion for Nioh return to Japan months after the events of "Defiant Honor" as the country teeters on the verge of war. With new allies at his side, William must face-off against the last remaining anti-shogunate forces led by Yodogimi, as she prepares for battle against Tokugawa himself. Conquer new missions, wield powerful weapons and gear, master two Guardian Spirits including the mythical Nine-Tailed Fox, and end the bloodshed once and for all. Finally, veteran samurai are invited to The Abyss a perpetual battleground of the underworld from which only the strongest of warriors can hope to emerge.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Assassin's Creed Origins 74.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Platform: Xbox One
October 27, 2017
Set in mysterious Ancient Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a new beginning. Experience a new way to fight while exploring the Great Pyramids and hidden tombs across the country of Ancient Egypt, and encounter many memorable storylines along your journey. And discover the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Final Fantasy IX 75.

Final Fantasy IX

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 19, 2017
The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + 76.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2017
The latest expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth features: 55+ new items, new final chapter with boss and ending, new playable character, greed hard mode, daily greed runs, 5 new challenges, loads of new achievements, new bosses and other little editions, plus new dev tools! so you can design, edit and play and endless number of mods, features and whole new games that the community will no doubt eventually design.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 77.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 12, 2017
Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade 78.

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade

Platform: PC
May 4, 2017
Experience a new side of Galactic Civilizations III with the Crusade expansion. Discover your enemy’s weak points with espionage, actively invade and conquer planets, and help talented citizens rise to power and drive your civilization into a golden age. With a detailed civilization builder tool for Steam workshop, espionage, revamped invasions, Galactic Citizens system, new races and civilizations, and more, Crusade adds a host of depth for Galactic Civilizations III.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.9
SteamWorld Dig 2 79.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Platform: PC
September 22, 2017
SteamWorld Dig is back! Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure influenced by classic Metroidvania style games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Robo Recall 80.

Robo Recall

Platform: PC
March 1, 2017
An eruption of defective, homicidal robots is inundating RoboReady customer service, where you’ve been promoted from tech repairman to Recaller. Thrown into the fray, you must rely on your wits, reflexes and a vast arsenal of weaponry to eliminate the robot uprising. Use creative combat tactics and skill shots to earn high scores as you teleport through city streets and rooftops in an awe-inspiring ballet of bullets. Tear apart your robot foes and use them to fend off the enemy onslaught. Unlock, customize and test weapons before taking on challenges that put your newfound skills to the test. [Epic Games]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Yakuza 0 81.

Yakuza 0

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 24, 2017
The story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a heap of trouble when a simple debt collection goes upside down and his mark ends up murdered. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is living a "normal" life as the proprieter of a cabaret club, but is doing whatever it takes to rejoin the yakuza. What that entails isn't exactly easy.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
MLB The Show 17 82.

MLB The Show 17

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 28, 2017
With expanded missions, exclusive rewards, and all new live content that responds quickly to real-life baseball events, there are more ways to enjoy the Diamond Dynasty. Test your deck building skills in all new Events, which challenge you to build a team based on specific event themes.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.9
Destiny 2 83.

Destiny 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 6, 2017
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.0
Wipeout: Omega Collection 84.

Wipeout: Omega Collection

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 6, 2017
A name synonymous with PlayStation, Wipeout is the rapid combat racer that defies gravity and defines generations. Known for its blistering speed, iconic music and pure multiplayer mayhem, Wipeout has starred on every PlayStation format since 1995 and is now set to rip through the air on PlayStation4 and PlayStation4 Pro. Featuring all the content from Wipeout HD, Fury and 2048, Wipeout Omega Collection packs in 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks. Its time for Wipeout veterans to come out of retirement and new pilots to make their debut.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Mutant Mudds Collection 85.

Mutant Mudds Collection

Platform: Switch
December 14, 2017
Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you've come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a "12-bit" action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun! Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
NeuroVoider 86.

NeuroVoider

Platform: Switch
September 7, 2017
NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Starcraft Remastered 87.

Starcraft Remastered

Platform: PC
August 14, 2017
StarCraft®: Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
NBA 2K18 88.

NBA 2K18

Platform: Xbox One
September 15, 2017
The highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court. *According to 2008 - 2016 Metacritic.com
Metascore:
85
User Score:
1.7
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun 89.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 1, 2017
The tactical game with stealth elements Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a cooperative endeavor of Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions. The game is a special take on the genre: it takes place during the Edo-Era of Japan in 1615. Within a playtime of roughly 25 hours, 5 characters will face challenging missions, each protagonist with their own special field of expertise. Only if you know the positive and negative qualities of your characters and play tactically and with finesse, will you master the challenges ahead.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition 90.

Planescape: Torment - Enhanced Edition

Platform: PC
April 11, 2017
Uncover secrets of past lives in this story-rich, tactical roleplaying game set in Sigil, a dark fantasy city at the heart of the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse. Explore the planes, survive combat alongside a party of bizarre companions, and solve puzzles unlike any ever seen in the genre.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.1
Pyre 91.

Pyre

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 25, 2017
Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
DiRT 4 92.

DiRT 4

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 6, 2017
Dirt 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross, and landrush.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 93.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2017
Welcome to the story of an unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. To bring order back to a splintered Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through four different worlds. Outwit unpredictable enemies in dynamic turn-based combat and co-op challenges, and solve puzzles along the way. Discover a feel-good and modern combat adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, playable anywhere, anytime, with anyone. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Enter The Gungeon 94.

Enter The Gungeon

Platform: Xbox One
April 5, 2017
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Project CARS 2 95.

Project CARS 2

Platform: Xbox One
September 22, 2017
Project CARS 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey. Created by gamers, tested by world-class racing drivers from Team SMS-R, and the definitive choice of Esports pros... Project CARS 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. FEATURES: * Over 170 licensed cars from the most iconic brands. * The largest track roster of any console racing game including ice and dirt tracks. * New vehicle types and motorsport classes including Rallycross, IndyCar, and Oval. * Dynamic time of day, weather, and new seasonal conditions. * New Online Championships mode. * LiveTrack 3.0 powers dynamic surface conditions that affect vehicle performance and handling, and evolves the track over the course of a race weekend. * Esports built-in from day one with full ranking, and broadcasting / streaming functionality. * Bleeding-edge tire physics, advanced AI, and intuitive gamepad control.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.6
Statik 96.

Statik

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 24, 2017
Statik is a VR game focused on solving puzzles in a place you're not familiar with, with a person you don’t recognize, and hands that aren’t completely yours.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix 97.

Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 28, 2017
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is an HD remastered collection of 6 Kingdom Hearts experiences available for the first time on PS4.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Pokemon Ultra Sun 98.

Pokemon Ultra Sun

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2017
A new light shines on the Alola region. Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon the name "Ultra!" Another adventure is about to begin. New Pokemon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon! These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma, first revealed in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Head out on an epic journey as you solve the mystery behind these fascinating Pokemon! In this expanded adventure, get ready to explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokemon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
South Park: The Fractured But Whole 99.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Platform: Xbox One
October 17, 2017
South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid, players join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a group of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team some of the most beloved superheroes in history. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were involved in every step of the development of the game. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment 100.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2017
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons. If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
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  5. 82

    Sunlight

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    • User Score: 7.5
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    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

    • Release Date: Jan 7, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 71

    MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross Videogame

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 71

    Rhythm Fighter

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    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  4. 75

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
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    • Platform: PC
  5. 75

    RIDE 4

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