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Best Shooter of 2017

Best Shooter of 2017 - Article

by Brandon J. Wysocki , posted on 04 January 2018 / 3,821 Views

It’s not hard to understand why shooters are a cornerstone in gaming.  Some offer frenetic action, others offer rewarding strategy, while others deliver engaging stories to back up all of the great action – the best offer all of these in one package.  Each year, a myriad of shooters are released.  While some are new entries in established, storied series, plenty are new IPs and/or fascinatingly different spins on what can be a genre rife with repetition.  Here is our shortlist for Best Shooter of 2017.      

 The Shortlist:

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds



 Prey (2017)

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II

The Winner:

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 Wins!
Featuring colorful graphics and unique gameplay mechanics, Splatoon 2 offers a noteworthy single player campaign in addition to cooperative and competitive multiplayer.  The second entry in the unconventional and highly original third person shooter by Nintendo is a refined and expanded experience compared to its predecessor, and is the site's pick for Best Shooter of 2017. 

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KLAMarine (on 04 January 2018)

I was expecting PUBG to win.

Mr Puggsly (on 04 January 2018)

Hmmm... Well its certainly a genre with variety. So its probably the most subjective genre.

CaptainExplosion (on 04 January 2018)

What I like about Splatoon is that it's giving the genre more variety.

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Jranation (on 04 January 2018)

Yes! Splatoon still got it!

Errorist76 (on 04 January 2018)

I'd have voted for Wolfenstein for sure. Prey is a great nomination but not really a shooter in my book.

ROCKY223 (on 04 January 2018)

I disagree i liked splatoon 2 it was great but wolfenstein 2 was clearly the best of the year.It improved everything from the first game, even though not alot needed improvements and the first one is one of the best shooting game in years

JON0 (on 04 January 2018)

Tbh a case can be made for all of these games, but at the same time all of them have their own problems. Examples would be Wolfenstein 2's level design and Splatoon, whilst being great is just more of the same

Azzanation (on 04 January 2018)

Well deserved. Its an incredibly fun game especially with friends.

Mystro-Sama (on 04 January 2018)

How was Prey though? It seem to have flown under the radar. Haven't heard anyone talking about it.

Errorist76 (on 04 January 2018)

One of the best games of the last decade imho...A mix of Half Life, System Shock and Dishonored.

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SuperNova (on 04 January 2018)

For what it's worth it was Nr.3 (I think) in Digital Foundrys (Non Visuals based :P) top five games of the year list.
They really, really loved it and praised it a lot for it's great atmosphere, tight gameplay and fantastic map design.

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captain carot (on 05 January 2018)

Prey definitely isn't a shooter. If anything it's sorts of a third person action adventure with role playing elements

Dravenet7 (on 04 January 2018)

I didn't play any of these games last year, but I look forward to playing Wolfenstein 2 soon and maybe Splatoon 2 down the line.

CaptainExplosion (on 04 January 2018)

Yay for Splatoon! :D

Seventizz (on 04 January 2018)

PUBG is my choice for shooter of the year.

OTBWY (on 04 January 2018)

My pick as well.

habam (on 04 January 2018)

farpoint was the best shooter last year