Playstation truly brought the games in 2017 with a stellar line-up of first party, tons of exclusives and many third party partnerships. This list will hopefully compile a wide selection of games and some of my favorites that were released on the platform throughout the year. This is our first Top 10 Playstation 4 Games list for a year though we did have an early top ten near the start of 2017. All the featured games are on Playstation 4 with a number of them made better on the Pro. They all released within the last year and made somewhat of a massive impact on the platform and industry. With that, here are the top 10 Playstation 4 Games 2017.
The Lost Legacy was a solid standalone entry in the series and with Chloe at the lead this was an enjoyable time. It did somewhat tread through past material with the set pieces, but it still brought a long and epic story of which fans of the series have come to expect. It presented just enough classic characters while offering a number of fresh faces for the experience. The use of open exploration while still keeping things linear was also neat.
I really love Battlefront II, it's a visually stunning title that's incredibly authentic to the movies. The story could have been a bit better, but it was nice to have a fresh original tale within the universe. The multiplayer is packed with intense maps and competitive gameplay for a compelling package. It has all the eras and just something compelling about it that has everyone I know enjoying the experience together.
A dark rebirth for the series, this seventh entry puts you right into the first person perspective for gruesome and terrifying screens. Not only is the narrative really intense and quite striking, the enhancement of the Playstation VR adds an extra level to the experience that's unique to the console. (I know VR is on PC too, I'm comparing it to other consoles).
A return to form, it's the first new Call of Duty that I've truly enjoyed in a long time. It might bring some level of nostalgia to play, but it feels fresh by sending the series back to basics. The multiplayer provides a competitive balanced atmosphere and War is the perfect objective based mode I've been wanting to see in the franchise. This is rounded out by the intense campaign and its visceral view of the European theater of war. To finish it all off there's a really well designed and accessible zombies mode featuring the most gruesome of creatures.
I'm a big fan of Egypt, particularly the historical aspects and the game delivers Ancient Egypt perfectly. You get an expansive story about the humble start of the Creed brotherhood told across sprawling quests with many side activities to take part in. It's a lively world that's massive in scale, filled with creatures and it just sucks you into a massive goal of exploration.
An intense and very visceral journey through Senua's journey as she hacks, slashes and solves puzzles while dealing with some intense psychological issues. It's a really intense and emotional journey that one has to experience to get a sense of how it all beautifully comes together.
This did release in 2016 technically, but that was for Japan only and it didn't arrive to other markets until 2017 so I'm including it in all my yearly wrap-ups. I hadn't played any of the similar Tales titles and was just blown away by Berseria. The way it balanced the large roster, the intense emotional story and enjoyable combat. It all came together for an epic journey with characters I really cared about, fantastic game.
A surprisingly big release in the year, Nier: Automata really took things in a new direction providing a dark future and androids that begin to learn things that directly alter their future. It's a grim look at things, yet told across an intense narrative with great combat systems.
Sort of a big deal Persona 5 is an expansive and intense game bringing a long story that follows a high school student attending class during the day to then battle dark forces at night by harnessing his Persona. This is followed by his group and together they work to deal with these threats. It's not just about the combat as you live full school days dealing with various events and regular parts of life including leisurely activities. It's a very complex title with lots of depth that one might not expect.
From the moment I started Horizon Zero Dawn I knew the game was something special, as I continued to progress through the story I was further stunned by continued depth and intense plot. This is a perfect game, it brings a massive gorgeous and living world to explore with a wide cast of characters that connect everything together. It featured a fantastic balance of challenge, thrill and just enjoyment across its many unsettling apocalyptic zones.
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