The year 2016 was a great year for video games with such diverse releases as Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Stardew Valley, Doom, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Overwatch. Now we’re looking forward to the next twelve months, which also promises some amazing games. Upcoming titles include major sequels as well as small projects, covering genres ranging from first-person survival to gentle, artsy exploration. Here are our ten most anticipated games of 2017. You may not see every game you’re looking forward to on our list. However, you will see the games that we’re eagerly waiting to play. 🙂
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard may be the game that finally returns the series to its former glory. And yet Capcom has changed up the formula drastically by making the game a first-person survival game that’s more like an old-fashioned horror game than a standard action game. Instead of taking down hundreds of zombies, players will only face off against a limited number of enemies.
- For Honor allows players to play the roles of historical soldiers such as knights, samurai, and vikings within a Medieval fantasy setting. The game features four classes of fighters as well as different weapons. It will have a single-player campaign mode along with a variety of competitive multiplayer modes.
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the first in the series to feature an open world environment. Set in Bolivia, players will work together to form special ops teams that take out nests of drug cartel villains. The third-person shooting campaign is designed to be played cooperatively, with missions that rely on teamwork.
- Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like it will take the series to a whole new level with a different cast and crew, plenty of new features, characters to meet, and worlds to visit. You’ll explore all the planets the game has to offer as you travel through the Andromeda Galaxy in the Tempest, a starship similar to the Normandy. Each planet will have its own set of characteristics and it’s up to you to decide what to do next. The game will also feature cooperative multiplayer, which is a definite plus.
- Yooka-Laylee is a tribute to ’90s kids, and this 3D platformer game is looking to pay tribute to that in every way possible – with beautiful animation, nostalgic gameplay, and cute characters. You can expect lots of running around, fun puzzles, and plenty of collectibles.
- Red Dead Redemption 2 is being made by Rockstar Games, developers of the Grand Theft Auto series. Red Dead Redemption was voted “Game of the Year” in 2010 for its great story, amazing characters, huge world to explore, and enjoyable gameplay. The sequel looks bigger, badder, and more breathtaking, if you can tell by the trailer which features the beautiful wilderness of the American West along with cowboys and a posse on horseback.
- Cuphead is an indie title that’s described as a run-and-gun side-scrolling platform game inspired by 1930’s cartoons. Seriously, the hand-drawn and colored cel animation resembles old Mickey Mouse cartoons, which is awesome. It looks like it will be lots of fun to play, complete with an original jazz soundtrack.
- Gorogoa is an innovative puzzle game with a unique art style, designed by solo developer Jason Roberts, in which beautifully illustrated panels lead to new worlds. The player explores the worlds seeking clues, connecting the panels, and creating a story about a boy’s search for a divine monster. Roberts adopted the title Gorogoa from a name he invented for an imaginary creature in his youth. The game contains no dialogue, and players must work out for themselves what they need to do.
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a five-part episodic series, part of a deal between narrative game specialist Telltale and Marvel Comics. Players will take on multiple roles within the world of space-faring rascals. Telltale says the game will offer “a blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure.”
- Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is the latest in a series of crossover fighting games featuring characters from Marvel Comics and Capcom’s own video game franchises. It will feature two-vs-two battles, breaking from the three-vs-three tradition of the series. Capcom also promises a cinematic story mode.
You may be awaiting a different game than the ones we selected, and that’s okay. There are plenty of other, very promising titles due out for release this year. Which games are you looking forward to playing in 2017? Let us know… leave a comment below!