There are a lot of games I didn’t manage to get to that are still on my “to play” list — frankly, there’s never enough time to get to them all. For every ‘big’ one I still want to get to, there’s an indie or two that are just as interesting and that same diversity of interest is reflected in the games I did pick for my 2019 list.
2017 is finally over and I am proud to say I’ve survived it. One of the few bright spots has been the sheer number of brilliant titles this year — with standouts in every genre, there’s been something for everyone. The ten games below are the ones that stood out to me (for better or for worse) and people coming to this list might be surprised by the omissions. I must confess that I own neither the PS4 nor the Switch, so bear with me on this one…
2017 was a great year for games in the midst of a rather unfortunate year for quite literally anything else. There were a lot of new titles that made a splash, the Nintendo Switch had an amazing launch, and there was a rather large set of classics that were revisited this year that also had a big impression. Here’s my rundown of my top ten of 2017.