Dave’s GOTY 2017

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This year has been a weird one for me, I’ve started a lot of games and not finished as many as I should have done. Luckily, I have played some fantastic titles.

5th – Injustice 2

I’m by no means a huge fighting games fan, but when I got the chance to review Injustice 2, I had to have a go and I’m glad I did. Not only did it teach players well in the game, it looked incredible. It also had quite an interesting story mode that had me hooked. I’m still rubbish at it though.

4th – Halo Wars 2

I was so excited to play this, having got to spend some time with the game before its release I told the team how good it was, they weren’t having it but they all realised in the end. Blitz mode was the perfect game for those who didn’t have time on their side while the full campaign was exciting and it was another game that looked great.

3rd – Destiny 2

Like many of us, Destiny was bought and barely played, but there was something about Destiny 2 that had me hooked. It was great being able to drop in and out, take part in whatever took my fancy and moving away when I felt like it – one day we’ll finish the raid, one day.

2nd – FIFA 18

I love my FIFA titles, each year they do small things to make the game better, with PES hot on their heels EA really needed to up their game and they did. The game is full of different game modes that suits all types of players. I certainly don’t play as much as I used to but I love going back.

GOTY 2017 – What Remains of Edith Finch

This is why I love gaming, I loaded this up with no expectations. Within 10 minutes I was hooked and a few hours later I had finished the game, but for a long time afterwards I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I’ve been back to play it countless times afterwards. I’ve told everyone I know to buy it and play and will continue to do so. If you pick up any game this year, grab this one.

Honourable mentions

As I mentioned, there are some games I have started that I love but because they haven’t been finished I can’t have them on the list, there are other titles that were close but didn’t make the top 5 either:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Wolfenstein 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2
  • PUBG
  • Forza Motorsport 7
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