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Most Wanted Game of 2017

Most Wanted Game of 2017 - Article

by Evan Norris , posted on 12 January 2017 / 9,752 Views

Barring a host of delays, 2017 looks to be another gaming year full of potential. On the docket are sequels to fan favorites, like Red Dead Redemption 2, Halo Wars 2, and Mass Effect Andromeda; reinterpretations of old IPs like God of War; brand new properties like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nioh, and Scalebound; and, to top it all off, plenty of launch games for Nintendo's newest system, Switch. Whether or not the latest (and maybe greatest) Zelda, Breath of the Wild, will arrive at Switch launch remains a mystery.


The Shortlist:

God of War

God of War


Horizon: Zero Dawn



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild



Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect


Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead



The Winner:


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda winner

The release of a new Zelda game is reason enough to celebrate. When you add in new hardware to the mix — plus a vast, open world and a focus on emergent gameplay — enthusiasm levels are bound to skyrocket. Such is the case with Breath of the Wild, a game with the ambitious goal of being "the ultimate and most complete Zelda game." Series producer Eiji Aonuma and his development team at Nintendo EPD plan to achieve this by returning to the series' roots, and by giving more freedom to the player.

With an overworld rumored to be twelve timers larger than that in Twilight Princess, Breath of the Wild covers a huge amount of real estate. Dropped in this fantasy world with few instructions, players are encouraged to explore at their own pace. It harkens back to the original NES Zelda, in which dungeons were playable in any order and it was dangerous to go alone.

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Pavolink (on 12 January 2017)

Zelda is the best.

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Azzanation (on 12 January 2017)

No suprise. Zelda easily.

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CaptainExplosion (on 12 January 2017)

The other reason Breath of The Wild won? It's a sign of Nintendo possibly growing some balls.

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shikamaru317 (on 12 January 2017)

Red Dead Redemption 2 for me, no contest.

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aLkaLiNE (on 12 January 2017)

I don't know if it'll release this year, but my most anticipated announced game has to be God of war. I'm a pretty big fan of the series and the new Nordic setting will be the perfect shot in the arm the franchise needs to remain interesting. Now we'll get to see the likes of Thor and Loki, on a level of Realtime HD that nobodies done before. Plus they're setting up Kratos son

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KazumaKiryu (on 12 January 2017)

My TOP 5 are Persona 5 (04 april) , Detroit Become Human ( i think, end of 2017) , Ni No Kuni 2, Yakuza Zero (24 january) and Horizon Zero Dawn (first march) :)

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roadkillers (on 19 January 2017)

I'll take it even though the console is... I am surprised no RE7?

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ps3-sales! (on 12 January 2017)

All look amazing. I"M SO HYPED FOR 2017

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Keybladewielder (on 12 January 2017)

I'm really hyped for Zelda.

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Pavolink (on 12 January 2017)

Zelda is the best.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 12 January 2017)

4 of these are my most anticipated games, I WIN.

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weaveworld (on 12 January 2017)

Including new hardware isn't fair ;p.
Personally Red Dead from this list. Not on the list but worth to mention; DQ11.

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Ka-pi96 weaveworld (on 12 January 2017)

DQ11 may not even release in 2017 though, even if it does in Japan it almost certainly wont in the west. So maybe that can win the most wanted 2018 game next year ;P

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deviliscry (on 12 January 2017)
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StokedUp (on 12 January 2017)
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