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The Best Playstation 4 Games of 2017

The best Playstation 4 games of 2017 feature epic quests and battles that will keep gamers captivated well into 2018.

In a year filled with a ton of great games, the best Playstation 4 games of 2017 have clearly separated themselves from the rest of the pack. The PS4 has been long thought of as one of the elite video game consoles on the market, and these games are the best of the best; an art form all their own.

These games are so absorbing that it helps make it the perfect time to buy Playstation 4. Playstation has always had an impressive roster of games, and the amazing year they had in 2017 only helps hammer that point home. Check out the years best here, and if you haven't already played most of these titles, what are you waiting for? 

Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 is cinematic, and its action sequences and storyline make it incredibly absorbing to play. You feel like you are in a semi-real Yakuza gang because of the game's detail-rich scenery and scenarios.

There are also moments of comedic relief for the violent action sequences, almost like a Tarantino movie. Add in all of Yakuza 0's appealing side games and you've got one of the very best Playstation 4 games of 2017.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted is a Playstation institution, and the latest installment, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, does nothing to change that. The game ditches Nathan Drake in favor of two strong women, Chloe and Nadine, who trash Drake throughout the course of the game. This was good news for fans of the series, as Drake was beginning to get on the nerves of gamers everywhere.

Like the rest of the games in the series, it plays out like an over-the-top action movie with no shortage of bodies and bullets. A major plus for this one is the character development, helping make it one of the best Playstation 4 games of 2017.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a beautiful and extremely detailed world, making it easy to become enraptured for hours on end. In the game, you ride from one settlement to the next in an action role. 

As a highly skilled hunter, you must navigate a dangerous landscape full of mechanized creatures—metal birds, robotic bulls, cyber dinosaurs, etc. You must take on the machines in a clash between nature and technology; significant, timely themes which help make it one of the best Playstation 4 games of 2017.

Destiny 2

If you are a fan of games that take place across the solar system, then Destiny 2 should be on your list of the best Playstation games of 2017. The original Destiny didn't live up to many fans' expectations, so the triumph of the sequel is that much more impressive.

The narrative storyline is one of its strongest assets, and it sucks you in with the artfulness of a great movie. There are a lot of layers here, and the mysteries help make Destiny 2 one of the best of the year.

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods is an addicting adventure game wherein you get to explore a variety of interesting characters across a well-conceived alternate world. It takes place in the mining town of Possum Springs, where animals take on human characteristics.

It helps that the game has a cartoon aesthetic, allowing it to jump around tonally from absurd to dark to fun without thinking too much about any of it. This helps make it an incredibly fun gaming experience, and one of the best Playstation games of 2017.

Persona 5

Anime fans have no doubt about what the best game of the year was: Persona 5. It's a fast-paced role-playing game with captivating action sequences, as well as stylized characters in vibrant environments. It centers around the Phantom Thieves, a group of tricksters who terrorize their alternate world.

There is also another mode that allows you to play a simulation type game in modern day Tokyo. You can get a part time job and even form meaningful relationships, but just know that the Phantom Thieves are never far away.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The concept is simple, but that doesn't make this lively first person shooter any less enjoyable. The New Colossus is all about forward momentum, getting from point A to B while shooting as much shit as possible.

The results are a fast-paced game that is easy to get hooked on, whether with friends or all on your own. Winner of Best Action Game at The Game Awards this year, The New Colossus is safely among the best Playstation 4 games of 2017.

Nier: Automata

Full of massive action sequences that are slightly over-the-top, NieR: Automata never feels too much like a cheesy anime. It has a terrific storyline, detailing how machines have driven humans from the Earth. One final human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to try and kill the invaders.

The war rages on with the fate of humanity in the balance—a lush backdrop for one of the best Playstation 4 games of 2017. It says something important about the dangers of machines, without feeling too heavy-handed.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Resident Evil is a classic in horror gaming, and the newest installment had gamers buzzing in 2017. You play as Ethan as he looks to take down the brutally evil Baker family in the back woods of Louisiana. It takes place in first-person style, making the player feel even closer to the action. 

Resident Evil's cult following will always ensure it's an important game, and Biohazard is surely one of the best Playstation 4 games of 2017. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The last unmissable title of the year is The Witcher 3, which is widely considered one of the best role-playing games on Xbox and Playstation. The newest in the series is one of the best Playstation 4 games of 2017, due in large part to its massive open world.

Additionally, the game offers engaging quests and a top-notch storyline, so it's no wonder why it has gamers flocking to it. There is so much gameplay that you'll be consumed for hours on end, which is all we can ask for in a great game.

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