The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

We've rounded up 10 of the most anticipated games of 2017 across all the consoles. Pre-order now to ensure you snag a copy on release day!

As the new year is almost upon us, we thought we’d take this opportunity to round up what we think are the most anticipated games of 2017.

2016 was a great year for gaming which saw the release of some fantastic titles including Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, Gears of War 4,The Last Guardian and many others. However, there’s more to look forward to in 2017!

We’ve got a great selection of titles for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. We’ve got new and interesting games like horizon Zero Dawn and Yooka-Laylee to look forward to as well as the sequels to great games like Mass Effect and Resident Evil.

We’ve rounded the best games set to come out in 2017 to give you an idea of what titles you
need to keep an eye out for and place in your gaming wishlist. Some of the titles on this list
don’t have their release dates confirmed, though we’ll be updating this article as soon as they’re announced.

  • 1. Resident Evil 7
    1. Resident Evil 7

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, PC

    Release Date: January 24th, 2017

    Capcom have decided to go back to what made the series so beloved in the first place: survival horror.

    From what we’ve seen in the demos so far, Resident Evil 7 manages to capture that sense of dread and suspense from the earlier games.

    Given that Resident Evil 7 will be fully playable in VR, we can’t wait to try it out on the PSVR for that extra bit of immersion and terror.

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  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Horizon: Zero Dawn


    Release Date: March 1st, 2017

    Placing you in the boots of its heroine Aloy, Horizon takes place after the fall of humanity, in a world where robotic dinosaurs roam.

    It sounds completely and utterly bonkers but its open-world gameplay, fantastic visuals and curious setting mean it’s piqued our interest.

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  • 3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, PC

    Release Date: March 7th, 2017

    Set in Bolivia, you play as an elite squad of US soldiers sent to take down a drug cartel.

    Ubisoft has developed its largest world ever for Ghost Recon Wildlands. They released The Division earlier this year which was also an online, third-person shooter game set in a large open world. However, Ghost Recon is looking more polished.

    The gameplay is a lot more tactical and is heavily reliant on you and your teammates working together to take down enemies.

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  • 4. Mass Effect: Andromeda
    4. Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, PC

    Release Date: March 31st, 2017

    Mass Effect: Andromeda will be a continuation of the story established in the first 3 games which saw Commander Shepherd
    defeat the Reapers and save the Universe.

    We don’t know much about Andromeda’s storyline as studio Bioware are doing everything they can to keep it under wraps.

    What we do know is that the game will revolve around humanity’s efforts to find a new planet to live on.

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  • 5. Yooka-Laylee
    5. Yooka-Laylee

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch, PC

    Release Date: April 11th, 2017

    Yooka-Laylee comes from Playtonic Games, a new studio that was founded by the creative team behind Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.

    One of the bigger Kickstarter successes in 2015, this 3D platformer sees you guiding the duo of Yooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat. They run across and jump through colourful gorgeous landscapes and taking on multiple boss fights.

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  • 6. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    6. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, PC

    Release Date: March 31st, 2017

    Sequel to the gut-bustingly funny Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole sees show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker take aim at Hollywood’s unending obsession with movies involving superheroes and super-teams.

    In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, players will delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park and join a dedicated group of crime fighters formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter-ego, The Coon, is half man/half raccoon.

    What we loved about Stick of Truth was that it felt like an interactive South Park. Expect this RPG adventure to be equal parts hilarious and outrageous.

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  • 7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Platforms:Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch

    Release Date: TBC 2017

    When Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases this year, the Zelda series will be 30 years old!

    Breath of the Wild will also be the first Zelda game in the series to be set in an open world. you’ll get to explore the lush, green, monster-infested wilderness of Hyrule.

    We’re also excited for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as its release coincides with that of the new Nintendo Switch console. We can’t wait!

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  • 8. Red Dead Redemption 2
    8. Red Dead Redemption 2

    Platforms:PS4, Xbox One

    Release Date: TBC 2017

    The original Red Dead Redemption released in 2010 and gave us what we always wanted: Grand Auto set in the Wild West.

    We don’t know much about Red Dead Redemption 2. All we do know is that we want it and we want it NOW.

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  • 9. God of War
    9. God of War


    Release Date: TBC 2017

    Having killed all the Greek gods on Mount Olympus, Kratos is back. This time, his latest adventure is based on Norse mythology.

    From the gameplay video we’ve seen, the combat and action will be brutal but epic and satisfying. There’ll also be a focus on character development this time around, with the game based around the relationship between Kratos and an unnamed boy who we believe to be his son.

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  • 10. Death Stranding
    10. Death Stranding


    Release Date: TBC 2017

    Death Stranding is an incredibly hard game to describe. We’ve seen 2 trailers for the game so far and still haven’t the foggiest
    what’s going on in either of them.

    We have scant detail regarding the story but what we do know is that Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Mads Mikkelsen (Star Wars: Rogue One)
    are all involved. Also Hideo Kojima, creative genius behind the Metal Gear franchise, will be helming Death Stranding. His name alone is enough to ensure that you should be keeping an eye on this game.

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