Shadow of War is a bombastic and titanic sequel that builds upon its predecessor's Nemesis System masterfully, but its abrupt plotlines and tedious endgame keeps Monolith's second venture into Mordor from shining brightly.
With an extra year of development, Assassin's Creed: Origins is a massive triumph over its lackluster predecessors, thanks to its jaw-dropping world design and admirable protagonist
Nier: Automata doubles as both a deep, complex story about the human soul as well as an elegant action game with unique approach to the medium that cement its place in video game history
Ambitious and grandiose, and boasting tremendous production values, Final Fantasy XV is a gigantic, actionized sequel that does more than a little justice to a beloved franchise, even though it not always manages to strike all of its goals.
Masterfully designed, cleverly written and set in a beautiful and unique world that begs to be discovered, Horizon: Zero Dawn is more than a worthy addition to the open world genre, and a strong candidate for Game of the Year 2017.
A few little technical issues aside, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an excellent video game with a fantastic story, furious combat and outstanding art direction that form an instant classic