Top Video Games of 2017

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Every year brings video games that transport us from our couch into a whole new world full of challenges and dangers. From best-sellers to award-winners, let's look back at some of the best video games of 2017.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The latest ground-breaking installment of Nintendo's Zelda franchise lets you explore a vast world, forage for food and gear,
solve challenging puzzles, and battle an array of enemies.

Super Mario Odyssey

After years of anticipation, 2017 finally brought us a new 3D Mario adventure. With your newest ally, Cappy, you explore
new worlds, collect Power Moons, and save Princess Peach from Bowser's clutches.

Horizon Zero Dawn

In this PlayStation 4 exclusive, you are one of the last humans left on the planet. You will need to battle deadly
machines and unravel mysteries to survive in this vibrant, post-apocalyptic landscape.

Destiny 2

Become a hunter, titan or warlock in this electrifying action shooter. Customize your armor and weapons
to take on enemies in solo or multiplayer missions throughout the galaxy.

Call of Duty: WWII

Storm the beaches of Normandy and fight battles across Europe in solo or multiplayer mode. The latest Call of Duty installment also features a cooperative mode where you take out Nazi zombies.

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Finding the Best Video Games

Every year features a wealth of fantastic games that provide many hours of enjoyment. From best-sellers to award-winners, 2017 featured an array of cool video games.

Looking for the Best Multiplayer Games

In multiplayer games, you compete against or cooperate with other players in real time. In terms of sales, the top video games of 2017 were Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2. Both games feature multiplayer modes. In Call of Duty: WWII, you battle Nazis across Europe. This game also features a multiplayer cooperative mode where you ally with friends or other players to fight Nazi zombies.

Destiny 2 is an intergalactic shooter in which you assume the role of a guardian tasked with saving our world against invaders. It has earned raves as one of the top video games of 2017 for its superb story and exceptional gameplay. Another multiplayer game that took the gaming world by storm in 2017 was PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The premise of this multiplayer shooter is simple: 100 players enter; one leaves. Despite its simplicity, this game has made a distinct impression among gamers.

If you are new to multiplayer gaming or are a veteran multiplayer gamer, a gaming headset is essential to communicate with your teammates during the action. Best Buy has a wide assortment of gaming headsets for gamers of all types.

What Are the Best Video Games for Your Console?

Most gaming companies release games that are compatible with more than one platform. However, each console also has exclusive games that showcase your console's best features. For instance, Horizon Zero Dawn, an exclusive for the PS4 console, met with critical acclaim and strong sales. As Aloy, a hunter who has been cast out of her tribe, you travel through lush ruins while encountering and fighting beastly robots. Resourcefulness, intelligence and skill will be keys to your success. There were few Xbox One console exclusives in 2017, but 2018 looks promising with the Xbox One–exclusive Sea of Thieves.

Since its release in 2017, the Nintendo Switch console has been a huge success among gamers of all stripes. The biggest hits for the Switch in 2017 were the exclusives The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. In the latest Zelda adventure, you explore a wide-open world, forage for food and gear, combat enemies and solve intricate puzzles.

Super Mario Odyssey, the latest 3D Mario title, has been anticipated for years. In Super Mario Odyssey, your goal of saving Princess Peach from Bowser is the same as it ever was. With that said, the new features, including the introduction of Cappy, Mario's hat and ally, will keep you playing for a long time.

Enhance Your Video Game Experience

Video game accessories are essential to making the most of your gaming. As discussed above, gaming headsets are very useful for multiplayer gaming. An extra controller is critical if you want to have friends over to play. If you are thinking about giving the gamer in your life a present, a PS4 or Xbox gift card would certainly be appreciated.

What's Next?

2018 looks to be another fruitful year for gamers, with highly anticipated titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Far Cry 5, and God of War expected to roll out this year. Whatever 2018 brings, you can count on Best Buy to be a great resource for your gaming needs.