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Shacknews Biggest Surprise Game of 2017: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

By Asif Khan, Jan 01, 2018 3:45pm PST

One of the most surprising games of 2017 was a collaboration between Ubisoft's Rabbids and Nintendo's flagship hero Mario. 


"I almost said "better than it has any right to be", but forget that, its a good game full stop"

- Serpico74 see all 2 comments

Modojo @ Shacknews Mobile Game of the Year 2017: The Elder Scrolls: Legends

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 01, 2018 3:30pm PST

As the new year approaches, we look back at our favorite mobile games to release in 2017.


Shacknews Best Indie Game of 2017: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

By Charles Singletary, Jan 01, 2018 3:00pm PST

Ninja Theory took on the risky task of weaving an action puzzler with an accurate representation of mental instability and ended up with one of the best experiences the year had to offer.


Shacknews Best PC Game of 2017: Divinity: Original Sin 2

By Chris Jarrard, Jan 01, 2018 2:30pm PST

The ultimate cooperative jerk simulator leads the pack of 2017 PC games.


"I think a lot of the radiant quests are for building an immersive world. The fact that there ..."

- Goodkatt see all 10 comments

Shacknews Best Nintendo Switch Exclusive of 2017: Super Mario Odyssey

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 01, 2018 2:00pm PST

Nothing says Nintendo quite like Mario, and the talented Italian's latest outing is his biggest yet.


Shacknews Best PS4 Game of 2017: Persona 5

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 01, 2018 1:00pm PST

Atlus committed the perfect crime by bringing Persona 5 to PlayStation 4 as an exclusive in 2017. 


Shacknews Best Xbox One Game of 2017: Cuphead

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 01, 2018 12:00pm PST

In a down year for the Xbox One, one indie game rose above the pack and it's Studio MDHR's outstanding debut effort, Cuphead.


"An excellent choice. I hope it's success will spur more first party investment from MS."

- greenbergMD see all 4 comments

Shacknews Best Sports Game of 2017: Mutant Football League

By Asif Khan, Dec 31, 2017 11:00am PST

Against all odds, Mutant Football League wins the award for Shacknews Best Sports Game of 2017.


"Should have been disqualified over the steamland cleavers incident."

- Horn see all 17 comments

Shacknews Best Story (Non-Narrative) Game of 2017: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

By Asif Khan, Dec 31, 2017 10:00am PST

PUBG may not have a campaign mode, but gamers told some amazing stories about the game in 2017.


""PC gaming is dead" hasn't been a popular narrative for a long time."

- David Craddock see all 16 comments

Modojo @ Shacknews Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns

By Kevin Tucker, Dec 31, 2017 9:00am PST

Our favorite Nintendo 3DS release of the year is a brilliant return to one of the greatest portable platformers of all time.


Shacknews Best Early Access Game of 2017: Fortnite

By Charles Singletary, Dec 31, 2017 8:00am PST

Epic has not been shy about cashing in on the popularity of PUBG's battle royale gameplay, but Fortnite's original formula is more than enough to earn it this honor.


Shacknews Best Brickbreaker of 2017: Ballz

By Asif Khan, Dec 30, 2017 1:00pm PST

Shacknews salutes Ballz for elevating mobile gaming and standing above all other Brickbreakers in 2017.


"Hit the damn restart button twice now when I was a few hundred rounds in each. Grrr."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 12 comments

Shacknews Most Improved Game of 2017: Warframe

By Blake Morse , Dec 30, 2017 12:00pm PST

Teach a Tenno to fish and they'll never go hungry again.


"Would I be fine starting fresh in Warframe, will it at least explain things to new people, or ..."

- Jonkai21 see all 14 comments

Shacknews Best Narrative of 2017: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 30, 2017 11:00am PST

In a year filled with stories about resistance, one game stood above the rest and that's Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.


"I kind of agree, it was fun and solid but did not stand out. That being said, never before in a ..."

- Milleh see all 9 comments

Shacknews Best Gaming Accessory of 2017: HTC Vive Tracker

By Asif Khan, Dec 30, 2017 10:00am PST

HTC made everything a VR controller this year with the Vive Tracker, our Shacknews Best Gaming Accessory of 2017.


"Asif did you ever try the TPCast? I just got mine this week and it's amazing how well it works!"

- sergeon see all 9 comments