The 15 Best Video Games for Christmas 2017

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2017 may be remembered as one of the years in gaming thanks to the sheer consistent quality of titles across all of the major platforms and genres. This can create quite a backlog of games that players have missed or had to pass up on experiencing. With Christmas almost upon us players will be looking for the best titles to play during the holiday. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one here are the best games of 2017 you should pick up for Christmas.

(This list is in no particular order)


  1. 1. Cuphead

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  1. Systems: PC, Xbox One
  2. There have been a lot of amazing indie games this year, but one of the best is Studio MDHR’s Cuphead. Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s and the side-scrolling shooting genre. Cuphead is a gorgeous and extremely difficult game. Following a traditional boss rush format, players will battle it out against various cartoon foes like a giant angry flower, gambling frogs, and an angry genie. This title can be played alone or with a friend, however, this is currently local co-op only. If you’re looking for a great indie game we highly recommend picking this title up especially if you want something more challenging.

2. Resident Evil VII

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Systems: PC, Xbox One, PS4

For those looking for something on the scarier side, Resident Evil VII should wet any horror fan’s appetite. Taking the series back to its survival horror roots, RE7 tasks players with making their way through a twisted southern plantation in search of their loved one. Hunting the player is not only the psychotic Baker family but other horrors lying in wait. Resident Evil VII is a masterclass in creating tension thanks to terrific sound and level design.

You’ll always be watching over your shoulder, but unlike other modern survival horror tiles you can actually fight back with a few different weapons. While the last two entries in this franchise may have been underwhelming, RE7 takes the series in a smart direction.

Buy Resident Evil 7 here.


3. Injustice 2

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Systems: Xbox One, PC, PS4

There were a fair amount of fighting games that released this year, but hands down the best is Injustice 2. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, players can choose from a huge roster of DC comics characters to wallop one another with. Every fighter has a unique design, move set, and abilities that cater to various playstyles. Stage design is top notch and Injustice 2 sports a rather robust single-player component that can easily eat away dozens of hours. There’s also a strong online section for those wanting to put their skills to the test and various DLC fighters such as Hellboy, the Red Hood, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Buy Injustice 2 here.


4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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System: Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch’s debut game is also one of its best. Breath of the Wild isn’t just a great Zelda title, but one of the greatest action/adventure games of this generation. Taking the Zelda formula and putting it in an open world fits perfectly, allowing for a game that always has a sense of discovery around it. Hyrule is vast and features tons of quests, locations, and mini-dungeons to explore.

There are also a plethora of weapons, shields, bows, and sets of armor that users can uncover and equip. Enemies are far more ruthless, forcing a more cautionary and tactical approach to combat. This is truly an astounding game that every Switch user should own or pick up if they are planning on getting Nintendo’s newest system.

Buy Breath of the Wild here.


5. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn – Launch Trailer | PS4https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/horizon-zero-dawn-ps4/ In a world where Machines dominate the earth and mankind lives on in primitive tribal societies, one woman sets out to find her destiny among the remnants of the ancient past. As Aloy, you must brave the Machine-infested wilderness and unearth secrets that lie buried deep within the earth. Will you embrace your calling… or pass into oblivion unsung? Find out when Horizon Zero Dawn launches exclusively to PS4 on February 28th! Preorder and preload at PlayStation Store: Standard Edition | http://bit.ly/2jBJU2s Digital Deluxe Edition | http://bit.ly/1tlrZgV ©2017 Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Horizon Zero Dawn is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC. Developed by Guerrilla.2017-02-24T14:00:09.000Z

System: PS4

One of the most anticipated first-party titles for the PlayStation  4 this year was Horizon Zero Dawn. Set in the far future, Earth is now overrun with mechanical animals forcing humanity back into a primitive, tribal setting. Players assume the role of Aloy, an outcast who has to both stop an evil tribe and uncover the mystery behind these mechanical monstrosities.

Where Horizon Zero Dawn truly shines is in the masterful story full of rich characters and fascinating lore. Combat is fast and furious, with many of your engagements focusing around Aloy’s bow. This gives a nice sense of hunting your prey and makes every kill incredibly satisfying. Horizon Zero Dawn is a truly beautiful game that is more than worth the price of admission.

Buy Horizon Zero Dawn here.


6. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 – Official Launch TrailerFrom the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated action shooter sequel, Destiny 2. Experience an all new cinematic story campaign, innovative cooperative gameplay, and intense competitive multiplayer as you journey across unexplored worlds to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. New Legends Will Rise on September 6. Pre-order Destiny 2 and get the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle. https://www.destinythegame.com/buy FOLLOW DESTINY: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/destinythegame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destinythegame FOLLOW BUNGIE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bungie/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bungie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bungie/2017-08-21T18:00:11.000Z

Systems: PS4/PC/Xbox One

Perhaps one of the biggest games of the year, Destiny 2 is a multiplayer-focused shooter that is infused with various MMORPG elements. User create their own character called a Guardian who can focus in one of three different disciplines. Guardians can then be leveled up by completing a large roster of PvE (Player vs Environment) and PvP (Player vs Player) activities. From the various cooperative missions to the squad-based competitive gameplay there is something for almost everyone in Destiny 2. Additionally, Destiny 2 delivers a strong story with memorable performances that help this sequel easily surpass the original.

Buy Destiny 2 here.


7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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Systems: PC/Xbox One (On December 12)

the single most popular multiplayer game of 2017 is this highly competitive survival shooter. One hundred players are dropped onto a deserted island full of nothing but weapons and helpful support items. PUBG’s goal is simply to be the last person standing no matter the cost. With only one life, this creates a tense and truly unique tension to PUBG’s gameplay. Despite still being in Early Access, this is one of the most addicting multiplayer titles to release in years. You owe it to yourself to try and win that number one spot.


8. Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey – Game Trailer – Nintendo E3 2017Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure! Use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons that power up your airship- the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! Super Mario Odyssey is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Learn more about Super Mario Odyssey! https://goo.gl/4bmB4F Follow Nintendo E3 Coverage! http://e3.nintendo.com #NintendoSwitch #SuperMarioOdyssey #E32017 Subscribe for more Nintendo fun! https://goo.gl/HYYsot Visit Nintendo.com for all the latest! http://www.nintendo.com Like Nintendo on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Nintendo Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/Nintendo2017-06-13T16:25:37.000Z

System: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s iconic mascots first outing on the Switch is also one of his greatest. Super Mario Odyssey takes players on a whimsical and charming adventure to prevent Bowser from finally marrying Princess Peach. Assisting the plumber is a magical hat called Cappy that can possess almost any foe or item it’s thrown at. This creates unique puzzles and platforming scenarios that are extremely creative and quite challenging at times. Every one of the levels oozes with charm and you’ll find yourself spending tons of hours hunting down every last Power Moon. Odyssey is a must own for any Switch owner and easily one of the best Super Mario titles ever released.

Buy Super Mario Odyssey here.


9. Nioh

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Systems: PS4/PC

While Nioh may appear to just be a Dark Souls clone at first glance, this title offers a far different and ultimately deeper experience. Blending fantasy with reality, users take control of a skilled warrior and sailor named William. Players then fight their way through a horrific and deadly version of feudal Japan full of quick ninjas, mighty beasts, and skilled samurais. Combat revolves around players altering their stance to exploit weaknesses and secure kills.

There are a ton of different weapons, spells, and character builds that can be created which helps keep this title from ever growing stale. Sporting an incredibly long single-player mode, users can also join others and play Nioh cooperatively with others. This is a game for those looking for a darker and more demanding experience.

Buy Nioh here.


10. Prey

Prey – Gameplay Trailer #2An alien-infested space station. Badass weapons and powers. And… Yu. Fight your way through the deadly Typhon aliens as Morgan Yu while unraveling the mysteries behind the infestation – and your own identity – in this sci-fi thriller from Arkane Studios. The latest gameplay trailer ratchets up the tension while revealing a little more about the central conflict in Prey. Prey will be available on May 5, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on Prey, follow the game on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2017-01-25T14:56:56.000Z

Systems: PS4/PC/Xbox One

For all the science fiction junkies out there, Prey is a memorable and entertaining single player game. Users assume the role of Morgan Yu, a scientist who wakes up aboard a space station that is infested with shadowy aliens. With his memory gone, Morgan has to piece together what happened to not only him but the crew of the station. Gameplay revolves around exploring, solving puzzles, and fighting the various aliens that stand in Yu’s way.

Players can approach engagements their way with stealth and guns blazing both being viable options. If a user is smart enough, combat can be avoided entirely or completed by automatic turrets. There’s a lot of fun uncovering the mysteries of Prey and it’s the perfect game for anyone who adores the sci-fi genre.

Buy Prey here.


11. Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns – Official Game Trailer – Nintendo E3 2017Metroid: Samus Returns is an action-packed, side-scrolling shooter which has been remade to include engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette. Metroid: Samus Returns launches September 15, 2017. Rated Everyone 10+. Follow Nintendo E3 Coverage! http://e3.nintendo.com #Nintendo3DS #MetroidSamusReturns #E32017 Subscribe for more Nintendo fun! https://goo.gl/HYYsot Visit Nintendo.com for all the latest! http://www.nintendo.com Like Nintendo on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Nintendo Follow us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/Nintendo2017-06-13T17:10:08.000Z

System: Nintendo 3DS/2DS

A remake of the popular Gameboy title Metroid II, Samus Returns is a beautiful reimagining of this bounty hunter’s second adventure. Sporting tighter controls and better graphics, Samus Returns keeps the same great exploration and 2D based gameplay the series helped define. Despite having a few repetitive boss encounters, the amazing level design and moment to moment combat help this 3DS title stand out.This is the best retro-esc Metroid game to release in years and is a blast to play on Nintendo’s handheld.

Buy Samus Returns here.


12. Divinity: Original Sin 2

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System: PC

Not since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has there been an RPG this fantastic. Divinity: Original Sin 2 focuses on a group of mages who have been collared to suppress their magical abilities. Players can create their own character, each of which will experience the world differently thanks to the various NPCs and quests.

There’s a lot of depth and strategy to Original Sin 2’s turn-based gameplay that is both challenging and rewarding. Players can make use of a ton of spells and items, all of which can drastically shape how an engagement plays out. Additionally, the entire game is fully voiced and there are very little bugs or issues – which is surprising given how big this game truly is.


13. Splatoon 2

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System: Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a different kind of multiplayer game then Splatoon 2 is the title for you. Players create an Inkling which is a kid that has the ability to turn into an ink squid on command. These Inklings are then used to battle it out across of plethora objective-based modes, with the most popular focusing on who can ink more territory.  It’s an entertaining game that’s unlike anything currently available during this generation. Splatoon 2 offers players a ton of different weapons, outfits, and abilities all of which can affect how one approaches combat. There is also a fun little single-player mode and a challenging co-op mode called Salmon Run.

Buy Splatoon 2 here.


14. Call of Duty: WWII

Official Call of Duty®: WWII – Story TrailerCall of Duty®: WWII tells the story of Private Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day, one of the largest amphibious assaults in history. After surviving the beaches of Normandy, Red and his squad will fight their way across Europe, engaging the enemy in iconic battle locations such as the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, as they make their way into Germany. The journey begins on November 3. Pre-order Call of Duty: WWII on disc or digital download today: http://www.CallofDuty.com/WWII Follow us for all the latest intel: Web: http://www.CallofDuty.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/CallofDuty and http://facebook.com/SledgehammerGames Twitter: http://twitter.com/CallofDuty and http://twitter.com/SHGames Instagram: http://instagram.com/CallofDuty and http://instagram.com/SledgehammerGames Snapchat: CallofDuty2017-09-18T17:00:32.000Z

Systems: Xbox One/PC/PS4

The Call of Duty series has always been wildly popular, but this is the first entry that has truly garnered a lot of attention. It’s been ten years since players got to experience a Call of Duty game during the 1940s and WWII delivers a harrowing experience. The new single-player campaign has users fight across various iconic battles and locations, all fully realized through great graphics. Characters are a bit cliche, but the gameplay makes up for any shortcomings the story may have.

Multiplayer is once again based on a progression system that lets users create their own soldier. Matches are fast and furious, with death coming to those who make even the slightest mistake. Nazi Zombies also returns via a new level that adds a quest and progression system.

Buy the latest Call of Duty here.


15. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – E3 2017 Full Reveal TrailerWolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. Learn more at https://beth.games/2sniil7 Subscribe to get the latest content on Wolfenstein (and other cool titles) at https://beth.games/subscribe 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 locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the flooded streets of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers, cyborgs, and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, 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 humanity’s 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. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more information, follow these channels: Official Site – beth.games/Wolfenstein Facebook – https://facebook.com/wolfenstein Twitter – Twitter.com/wolfenstein Instagram – Instagram.com/wolfenstein ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information. “Danke Schoen” as performed by Wayne Newton Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC under license from Universal Music Enterprises Lyrics: Kurt Schwabach & Milt Gabler Music: Bert Kaempfert (c) 1962 Renewed 1990 TONIKA-VERLAG HORST BUSSOW and SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC. All Rights Controlled and Administered by SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission. Please be advised that the international (non-German language) versions of “Wolfenstein® 2: The New Colossus” (the “Game”) includes Nazi-related symbols and content – as a result, the sale, import, export, or distribution of the international versions of the Game and its related images and assets to and in Germany is strictly forbidden by German law, and would be, among other statutory violations, a criminal offence which may result in a financial penalty or imprisonment. Any person involved and/or responsible for such violation may be prosecuted and sentenced, including officers and employees of companies involved. On the basis of legal advice and industry standard practice, ZeniMax are also not making such images or assets available to Austria2017-06-12T04:36:38.000Z

Our final entry is also one of the most memorable titles to release this year. Wolfenstein II picks up directly after the events of the original, with hero B.J. Blazkowicz looking to ignite a revolution in a Nazi-controlled world. Despite the tongue in cheek humor, The New Colossus is deceptively deep and offers some fascinating characters. The story is full of gut-wrenching twists and truly brutal moments that are hard to watch. Thankfully, you can amend this by killing Nazi soldiers anyway you can possibly think of. This is a very brutal game that’s full of great gunfights, tense stealth sections, and memorable set pieces.

Buy Wolfenstein 2 here.