Find out which Playstation 4 games made our list of Nominees for the 2017 Geekawards! While you’re here, vote for your favorite in the first annual Fans Choice Geekawards.
BEST PLAYSTATION 4 GAME
2017 was another banner year for this generation’s most purchased console, the PS4. Like the Xbox One, it featured a strong lineup of games that ranged from popular indies to exciting new AAA titles. Here are our nominations for the Best Playstation 4 Game in 2017. Be sure to cast your vote in our Fans Choice Geekawards!
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
From our Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy Review: “Vicarious Visions has managed to bring back one of my favorite games ever, and not only that, but make it relevant again. The N. Sane Trilogy is one of the best values you’ll find in gaming and though it isn’t perfect, will serve as some of the greatest that the platforming genre has to offer. A few years ago when I reviewed Halo: The Master Chief Collection, I mentioned that it would likely stay on my Xbox One hard drive for years to come. I get that same feeling with the N. Sane Trilogy and my PS4 and hopefully, it leads to either a brand new Crash game or a remade Crash Team Racing. Boo-yah Grandma, boo-yah.”
Horizon Zero Dawn
From our Horizon Zero Dawn Review: “The game provided meaningful lore that was fresh and new compared to other games I have played. The machine’s unique design and individual personalities made the game truly enjoyable.”
Not many things went well this year for DC (Wonder Woman notwithstanding). Justice League was vastly underwhelming at the box office, and the future of the DCEU looks dull. However, Neatherealms’ star studded fighter is a wonderfully crafted sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. The roster is one of the most impressive ever gathered in a fighting simulation, featuring some of DC’s most popular heroes and villains.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War
From our Middle Earth: Shadow of War Review: “A fabulous sequel that shines bright, Shadow of War is exactly the game I hoped it would be when I heard of its existence earlier this year. Through its wonderful, continued use of the Nemesis system, along with its masterful gameplay that mixes the best of Arkham & Assassin’s Creed, this game is my front-runner for Game of the Year and I have a strong feeling that mine won’t be the only list it occupies.
Persona 5 finally made its way to the USA after a 2016 release in Japan. The game gave RPG fans a massive, enriching world to get lost in and quickly made its way to the top of 2017’s finest releases.
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard
From our Resident Evil VII: Biohazard Review: “Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is a fantastic horror refresh, bringing the combat, exploration, tense survival and creeping dread of older games into an interesting setting with newer game mechanics. A perfect mix of classic Resident Evil and modern horror games, capturing the spirit of what RE1 did in a fresh way that compels the series forward.”
Star Wars: Battlefront II
From The Geekiverse’s Star Wars: Battlefront II Review: “At its core, Battlefront II is a fun, high pace shooter that is one of the year’s best. As far as competitive multiplayer experiences, it’s up there with the likes of Call of Duty: WWII, Battlefield 1, and dare I say Overwatch to some degree. Customization and the ability to upgrade and make your Star Wars experience your own is truly remarkable. DICE has a good team of writers and caretakers that worked closely with Lucasfilm and Disney on this, so you know that everything fits seamlessly into the Star Wars universe. From the sights and sounds of a given battle or weapon, to the appearance of your favorite hero or planet, and even to the pleasant, soothing charm of the licensed music by John Williams, you’ll feel right at home in playing out your greatest Star Wars fantasies.”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Naughty Dog’s action-adventure epic featured a protagonist other than Nathan Drake for the first time with series star Chloe Frasier. Chloe not only was able to hold her own as the lead in the game’s new direction, she took over. We quickly forgot about Nathan, even going as far as to want a sequel that stars Chloe all over again. The future of Uncharted looks bright, and this game was extremely important in establishing that the series can exist without the Drakes.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
From our review of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: “The New Frontier is quite possibly the best that Telltale has ever produced, which is saying a ton with the amazing stories set forth by the first two seasons of TWD. In fact, it’s one of the best stories we have received as gamers in recent memory.”
Wipeout: Omega Collection
The popular futuristic racer brought PS4 gamers to the circuit by remastering classics Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury, and Wipeout 2048.
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