Ready to play: The top video games to look forward to in 2017

Six of the top gaming titles coming out over the next 12 months

Ready to play: The top video games to look forward to in 2017

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2016 wasn’t a bad year for gaming, with some good titles and the release of spruced up versions of the PS4 and Xbox One. But it also felt like one of those years where we were mostly fed little teases of what’s to come in 2017.

Those little teases drive gaming fans wild and usually leave them drooling over what’s to come. Let’s take a look at some of the games coming out in 2017 that have gamers ready and waiting.


Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar don’t churn out many games like other developers, and that’s ok, because when they do give you a new game, it’s usually worth waiting for. And fans have been waiting for this one for quite some time. The sequel to the highly popular and critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption was slowly teased and unveiled out of the blue in October, and immediately got fans worked up. It’s rumoured to be a prequel to the first game, so prepare for a little timeline hopping.



This one has been mulling around for a while, with the first trailer for it released in 2015, and it immediately got a lot of people excited. Cuphead looks like a very unique game, with a visual style similar to the classic Disney and Looney Tunes cartoons and with a gameplay feel that makes it look incredibly fun. It caught the eye of the gaming world when it was unveiled, but so far we’ve been waiting and waiting to actually get some game time in. Now it’s scheduled to come out mid-2017, but we’ve heard that before. Hopefully this time…


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Most of the games in this piece have been teased or talked about for the past year or two, but this one takes it a step further. Nintendo have been promising a new Legend of Zelda game since 2013, with fans wanting a game that could properly take advantage of Nintendo finally having a powerful enough console in the form of the Wii U. Previous Zelda games on the Wii have fallen short or been a little too gimmicky, but now Breath of the Wild looks like a grown up Zelda game that fans have wanted for a long time.


Guardians of the Galaxy - The Telltale Series

It’s one of the most loved blockbuster movies of the past few years, and with its colourful characters and vast universe, it makes sense that Guardians of the Galaxy is getting its own game. This one is made by Telltale Games who released fantastic Batman and Walking Dead games in the past 12 months, and use a very unique storyline style of gameplay that should fit the Guardians very well.


Sea of Thieves

If you’re like me, you might be a little tired of the same old when it comes to big game launches. It’s a new first person shooter where you’re in some special army division that blah blah blah. When a game comes along with something nice and new to offer, you’ll have my attention, and Sea of Thieves immediately got me interested. You play as a pirate onboard a large ship and go around your map on quests and missions, taking part in sea battles along the way. Yeah, that’s got me sold.


Alto’s Odyssey

Finally, we’re waiting for the sequel for one of mobile gaming’s biggest and best stars. Alto’s Adventure was a simple but beautiful endless runner game, where you snowboard down a mountain collecting coins and pulling tricks. Now there’s a sequel coming in 2017 and while not much has been given away, going on how good the first was, I’m sure Alto’s Odyssey will be just as enjoyable.