Another year has come and gone, and we here at Gamepedia are still collectively trying to catch up on all the fantastic games that released over the past 12 months. It seems like the past few years have been exceptional for gamers, but 2017 especially feels like a perfect storm of fantastic new IPs and the triumphant return of beloved franchises. I mean, it's not every year we get a new entry in franchises like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Metroid, and Persona all in one year, and that's without even mentioning incredible new franchise starters like Horizon Zero Dawn and Cuphead. And who can forget the incredible (and ongoing) success of a game like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a game that seemingly came from nowhere to take the the gaming world by storm and even ended up walking away with a "Best Multiplayer Game" trophy at this year's Game Awards?
With all that in mind, it's hard, nigh, impossible, to narrow down the year's best games to just a meager handful. But we are going to try anyways. Here are the Gamepedia editorial writing team's favorite games of 2017.