The 2017 videogame year will have to wait until next year, when Microsoft’s Xbox One will be officially released and its next-generation console is finally on the market.
While the games market has been dominated by the PC and consoles for decades, there are signs that the next-gen consoles are beginning to change the way people play and consume video games.
In this year’s video game rankings, we looked at how well each of the big-name console makers are doing to differentiate themselves from the pack.
We also took a closer look at some of the lesser-known games available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, looking at which ones are worth buying if you’re not in the market for a new console.
We hope you enjoy reading our top-ranked games, and if you think there’s a game that’s not listed here, let us know in the comments.1.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything positive about The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the third installment in the series that debuted in 2011 and has since sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
Zelda: Wind Wakers is a challenging, challenging game.
There’s a lot of new content to do, and many enemies you’ve never seen before, but the game is still a great place to start.
The Wind waker is also one of the best entry-level games on the Nintendo Switch.2.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)There are no shortage of Uncharted games available now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but this is one of our favorite games.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 4 are both highly recommended.3.
Uncharted 5: The Lost Legacy (Natsume)If you’re looking for a big-budget, open-world adventure, then Uncharted 5 is the game for you.
It has a lot going on, and a lot more than you might think.
The Lost Legend of Nathan Drake is a great addition to any console collection.4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Microsoft)This one is a no-brainer.
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare is one the most-played and best-reviewed games of the year, and its multiplayer mode has a solid online component.
If you’re still waiting for a return to the franchise, look no further than Advanced Warfare.5.
Call To Arms (Capcom)Capcom’s Call To Heroes series of first-person shooters is still going strong.
This is the best of the bunch, and we have no complaints.6.
Fallout 4: The Pitt (Bethesda)Fallout 4’s main questline is a blast, and The Pitt is no exception.
The game’s storyline is fun, and it’s easy to pick up after a few hours.7.
Dead Island (SCEA)Dead Island 2 is the most action-packed and memorable entry in the franchise.
If this game had a sequel, we’d definitely be playing it.
The original was a cult classic and is one we can’t recommend enough.8.
Dishonored 2 (Sony)This stealth-oriented game has become a favorite of the genre, and the sequel is another great addition.
If Dishonoured 2 were on the Wii U, we would absolutely be playing this game.9.
The Order: 1886 (Ubisoft)Ubisoft’s The Order series of games have always had a strong focus on atmosphere and story.
The latest installment, The Order 1886, is no different.10.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)The Witcher 3 series is not only a major hit with fans of the series, it also has some of its best RPGs on the Switch.
The witcher is a powerful character with a lot to do in The Witcher series, and his adventures are a joy to play.11.
Star Wars Battlefront II (EA)We’ve already talked about how The Force Awakens is one hell of a game.
The second entry in EA’s Star Wars series is just as good.12.
DishONORED: Dead Money (Sleeping Dogs developer)Dishonored is the third major game in the Dishonoring series, following Dishonour and Dishonor.
The series is a huge hit, and Dead Money is a fantastic addition to your collection.13.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, Nintendo, Nintendo)This is a tough one to rank.
There are a ton of awesome Wii U games that are worth playing, but Smash Bros., which was released in 2018, is probably one of those games that is the definitive game for the system.
The Wii U has a massive library of excellent games to choose from, so the Smash Bros.: Ultimate Collection is the way to go.14.
Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)There is no denying that Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for Square Enix