2017 may just be the biggest year in games. Virtual Reality is on the market and games are making their way out on the floor, old franchises are coming back from the grave (causing old fans to flail about in excitement), and there are new games that are so beautiful that just watching the trailers might make the viewer’s eye sockets pop out of their head.

With so many amazing games coming out, it is important to showcase what could possibly be the best games of the year for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The list has been ordered according to the released dates having the games coming in 2017 at the top and games coming in 2018 in the middle of the list. Games with uncertain release date have been placed at the bottom. Some of the games with uncertain release date may be released in 2017 but we placed them in the bottom due to uncertainty.

Top 15 Most Anticipated PS4, XBox One, And PC for 2017

Ruiner

Release Date: Summer 2017
Genre: Action-Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Ruiner is a top-down action shooter that will bring back those good old memories of Playing top-down action games like Contra Force, GTA 2 etc. This brutal action shooter is set in a future city cyber metropolis Rengkok. Ruiner is a story of a sociopath who is out fighting a corrupt system to uncover the truth and find and free his kidnapped brother. The game gives you access to a variety of guns allowing you to kill scores of enemies.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Release Date: 22 August 2017
Genre: Action-Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4 Exclusive

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an upcoming action-adventure video game played from a third-person perspective and being developed by Naughty Dog. In Uncharted: The Lost Legacy you will control the Protagonist Chloe Frazer who is in search of the Tusk of Ganesh in the mountainous region of India amidst a civil war. In the quest, You (as Chloe Frazer) will be a mercenary Nadine Ross. To succeed in the quest, you have to solve puzzles and explore the game world on foot or by vehicle. You can use firearms and melee weapons and stealth to defend against the enemies.

Destiny 2

Release Date: September 8, 2017
Genre: Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Destiny 2 is an FPS online multiplayer game, a sequel to 2014’s MMO Destiny published by Activision. The game offers two kinds of game types, 1. PvE (player versus environment) and PVP (player versus player).  Destiny 2 comes with a major overhaul of the matchmaking system which Bungie calls “Guided Games”. The new matchmaking technique allows players to search for clans who may need additional players.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

Release Date: 12 September 2017
Genre: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Pro Evolution Soccer is a great soccer video game franchise which offers high-quality soccer games. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is no exception. PESoccer 2018 will be the best soccer game Konami has ever produced guessing from what we have heard and seen so far. This may finally be the game that might push them ahead of FIFA this time. Some major improvements include better dribbling skills, a significant improvement in the visuals, four new modes including a new online co-op mode, and pre-season tournaments. The transfer system has also been improved in a big way.

Dishonored: Death of The Outsider

Release Date: 15 September 2017
Genre: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Dishonored: Death of the Outside an expansion to last year’s Dishonored 2 coming this September. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider features a new supernaturally-skilled heroine, Billie Lurk. In the Death of the Outsider, Billie Lurk has to team up with her mentor to defeat a powerful Outsider. Billie Lurk will have new cool powers which you can use to sneak and assassinate people in stealth mode.

Project Cars 2

Release Date: September 22, 2017
Genre: Racing, PS VR Supported

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows (VR Ready)

Project Cars 2 is a sequel to the amazing Project Cars. Project Cars 2 will come with major improvements over the Debut title promising a whopping collection of 170+ cars and more than 60 race tracks. However, the biggest feature that I am interested in is the dynamic weather conditions. The dynamic weather conditions will have a sizable effect on the handling of the car. Think about driving during a snowy weather. Another major improvement is the addition of rally racing. Project Cars 2 will support HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on release while PS VR support will be added later.

FIFA 18

Release Date: 29 September 2017
Genre: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, MS Windows

FIFA franchise is the most popular Soccer video game series on Play Station, Xbox, and PC. While last year EA brought a complete visual overhaul to the game, with FIFA 18 has polished that game. But that’s not all, EA has also made changes to the offline A.I and improved the gameplay which is the most important aspect of any game especially football.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Release Date: 10 October 2017

Genre: Action-RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Middle Earth: Shadow of War is an upcoming action role-playing video game published by Warner Bros. Sequel to the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor, the game is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It brings back Talion and Celebrimbor who must go behind the enemy lines to make an army and turn all the Mordor against Sauron. The game includes a Nemesis system that creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Release Date: October 27, 2017
Genre: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Wolfenstein II: Colossus is a sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order and the 8th entry in the Wolfenstein franchise. It is an action-adventure FPS developed by MachineGames.  Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is set in an alternate reality where the Nazis have won the WWII and occupied the USA. The game protagonist along with the other members of American militant resistance has set up a Revolution.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Release Date: 27 October 2017
Genre: Action-adventure, Stealth

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Ubisoft is about to release it’s ten major installments in the Assassin’s Creed series. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins is a reset of the Assassin’s Creed series going back to ancient Egypt, it tells the story of how the Assassins were founded. There have been a number of changes in gameplay. Players complete quests – linear scenarios with set objectives to move through the story. The game will be a true open world game where you can move freely around the city without unlocking new areas by climbing tall structures.

Call of Duty: WWII

Release Date: 3 November 2017
Genre: Action, FPS

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

The most popular FPS franchise by Activision “Call of Duty” is returning back to WWII era after many years of modern and futuristic battles. Maybe they sought some inspiration from the Battlefield One which returned back to the WWI era and found a great success with it. The COD: WWII comes with a campaign featuring the events between 1944-45 in the European theater of the WWII. The reveal trailer gives us a glimpse of how cool the cinematic campaign is featuring the lush green lands of Europe.

Need For Speed: Payback

Release Date: 10 November 2017
Genre: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Need For Speed Payback is the 23rd installment in the popular car racing games series, Need For Speed (NFS). The game is set in an open world but will be focused on “action driving” having three characters working together to pull off the “Fast And Furious” (The movie) like action sequences.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Release Date: 30 November 2017
Genre: Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is a new installment in the popular Star Wars gaming franchise. Battlefront 2 comes with a true story-driven campaign mode and a massive multiplayer mode with up to 40-player battles. In the campaign, you will play the game as Empire commander Iden Versio seeking revenge for the second Death Star.

Gran Turismo Sport

Release Date: Q4 2017
Genre: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 4 Exclusive

Gran Turismo series is one of the most popular cars racing games series famous for its realistic driving experience. Gran Turismo series is taking things to a whole new level with the Gran Turismo Sport. The multiplayer aspect is enhanced with a new online championship which will be governed by the FIA racing body. This is a first for both gaming and motorsport. With the Gran Turismo Sport, GT is becoming a recognized motorsport. The PS VR support will make this game the most sophisticated racer experience in eSports.

Most Anticipated PS4, Xbox One, And PC Games Releasing in 2018

God of War

Release Date: Q1 2017
Genre: Action-Adventure, Hack and Slash

Platforms: PlayStation Exclusive

Kratos is back, but instead of fighting against the Gods in Greek mythology, he is squaring off against Norse Gods and creatures with his young son. With a whole new mythology to learn about, stunning graphics, and brutal fights to win, what’s not to enjoy as Kratos’ story continues?

Anthem

Release Date: 2018
Genre: Action-adventure, RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Anthem is a brand new surprise from BioWare in form of a third-person action adventure game set in a dynamic open world environment. In Anthem, the player will play as a Freelancer wearing customizable exosuits called  Javelins having different unique weapons and superhuman abilities. There are two modes to play, a single player and co-operative multiplayer mode that can have up to four squad members per team.

Metro: Exodus

Release Date: 2018
Genre: Action-Shooter

Platforms:  Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Metro: Last Night was one of my favorite FPS  and I am pretty excited about the Metro: Exodus ever since I first saw the E3 gameplay trailer and so is everyone else. The game looks stunning and scary featuring the post-apocalyptic monsters that you have to fight with a limited supply of ammo. The game is a good blend of combat, stealth, exploration, horror, and survival.

Beyond Good And Evil 2

Release Date: 2018
Genre: Action-Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360

Beyond Good And Evil 2 was one of the biggest surprises of the E3 2017. Coming after almost 15 years since the original Beyond Good And Evil was released, fans of the games are pretty much excited about the game. Looking at the Gameplay trailer above, I am also very excited. The game is set in an outer world where a number of species also including humans interact with each other. The outer world setting of the game looks amazing and the characters seem to be funny. The game will include a beautiful scripted single player mode as well as a multiplayer mode which we have yet to see.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Release Date: Q2, 2018
Genre: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most anticipated games for PS4 from the popular game publisher Rockstar. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Upcoming PS4, PC, Xbox One Games With Unknown Released Dates

Vampyr

Release Date: TBA
Genre: Action-RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Vampyr is an exciting upcoming title from the makers of Life is Strange in which the players take the role of a newly turned vampire a practicing medical doctor, Jonathan Reid. The game depicts London in the early 20th century struck by the Spanish flu. The flu not only kills the citizen but also mutates them eating away at the mind and turning them into cannibals. While Dr. Jonathan Reid heals people through his medicine he also has to feed on people to stay alive while staying off the radar of the Vampire hunters.

Days Gone

Release Date: TBA
Genre: Action-Adventure, Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4 Exclusive

Days Gone is an exciting looking open world game set in a post-apocalyptic world. you will be playing as a badass biker trying hard to survive in a land full of zombies. The game has many similarities with another game from Sony, “The Last of US”. The game keeps a great balance between a good story and a third-person shoot-’em-up. The game trailer shows the protagonist of the game escape from hordes of fast moving zombies, something I have never seen before.

Already Released

Yooka-Laylee

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

From the creators, voice actors, and fans of Banjo-Kazooie comes Yooka-Laylee. A platformer that is sure to bring back fond memories from those who owned a Nintendo 64, Yooka-Laylee looks like a simple kids game, but what’s the harm in playing a kids game when it looks so fun! Play as Yooka, a chameleon, and Laylee, a bat, as they defeat Capital B before he turns all of the books in the world into cold hard cash. Don’t worry, he is more sinister than he sounds. This game is set for release on 04/11/2017.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Join Aloy, a skilled hunter who goes on a journey to discover the secrets of the world around her. This post-apocalyptic world is filled with a luscious green landscape and terrifying robotic enemies. The gameplay looks beautiful and seamless, and the open-world is sure to add to the gameplay. This is definitely a game that has gotten a lot of hype throughout the past year, and will most likely be the best PS4 game for 2017. It comes out 02/17/2017.

There is a multitude of other games coming out this year that look amazing, d are sure to take up that precious storage space on the PS4 this year, but these three games should be the best games to come out this year. Yooka-Laylee is sure to be a simple game to breeze through and enjoy a ride with, while Zero Horizon Dawn looks to be a story with beautiful gameplay and an intriguing story. God of War should be just as brutal as it’s predecessors, and the new mythology will be amazing to see.

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