Game Of The Year 2017

What a year for video games.

In many ways, the year of 2017 was a tough one, but for video games, there’s no doubt that it’s been one of the best ones. Nintendo came back with a bang, Microsoft released the most powerful console and Sony continued to provide top quality exclusives on their platform.

On top of that, a little-known PC game made huge strides, virtual reality started finding its feet and video games allowed 1930s cartoon art to come back to life. This year has been truly phenomenal for video games.

We here at Pause Resume held our third annual Game Of The Year podcast, where we discussed, debated and (sometimes) agreed on the best and worst that last year had to offer. So, sit back, relax and listen to Pause Resume take you through our full Game Of The Year 2017 debate.

Game Of The Year 2017 – Discussion

Game Of The Year 2017 – Winners’ Montage

If you’d like to see the Pause Resume team and friends’ individual lists then click on the name below:

Craig Shields
Alexandra Collinson
Alex Sodhi
Jack Matthams
Jason Rocha
Cody Mello-Klein
Jonathan Lightfoot
Albert Bassili
Victor Cardoso
Walker Jesse

Scroll down for a full run-down of the awards discussed on the podcast


Biggest Disappointment: EA

Best Surprise: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Theme Tune: ARMS

Best Looking Game: Cuphead

Best Character: Cappy (Super Mario Odyssey)

Best Indie Game: Golf Story

Best Old Game of 2017: Hitman

Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

game of the year 2017

20. Mario and Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

19. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

17. Yakuza 0

16. ARMS

15. Snipperclips

14. Golf Story

13. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

12. Horizon Zero Dawn

11. Sonic Mania

10. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

9. Splatoon 2

8. Cuphead

7. Assassin’s Creed Origins

6. Persona 5

5. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

4. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds

3. NieR: Automata

2. Super Mario Odyssey

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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