2016 was a great year for video games, and thankfully, 2017 doesn’t seem to be taking the foot off the pedal. Here are the 5 biggest games hitting store shelves in the new year.
Resident Evil 7
It’s been tool long since we’ve seen a good Resident Evil game, with the past few games kind of bombing, but Resident Evil 7 seems to be the one that’ll put the series back on the high horse. This chapter welcomes a new main character to the series, and in its biggest change yet, the game will play entirely first-person. Capcom even promises full virtual reality support, allowing players to play the game from beginning to end in VR.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has us excited for two reasons. First, it promises a more open and fully exportable world than any Zelda game before it, and second, it will launch alongside Nintendo’s newest console – the Switch (Also released on the current Wii U). This latest entry shares more in common with Skyrim and Far Cry than traditional entries in the series. Dungeons can be explored in any order and the player will more freedom than any other game in the series.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
All new planets. All new terrain. All new alien races. This new entry in the acclaimed sci-fi series is set centuries after the events of the original Mass Effect trilogy. The new series has you controlling a new protagonist, named Ryder, whose mission is to discover a new planet for the human race to call home.
God of War
Kratos is back, and he has a son now! In the demo played live during E3 2016, Kratos teaches a boy how to hunt a deer while trying (not quite successfully) to will fatherly sentiment out of himself. It’s a fascinating twist on an old property that might just bring Kratos back into the spotlight.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the sequel to Rockstar’s beloved open-world Western. Every gamer should be to return to the most realistic video game depiction of the Wild West ever. Red Dead Redemption 2’s official release date has yet to be announced, but by the looks of the trailer’s montage of trains, buffalo, canoes, grit, vultures, mangy dogs, shotguns, and things on fire, we sure are hyped.