The very best games of 2017As far as gaming went, 2017 was a landmark year. Here are some of the best games of the year, chosen by Jeff Bakalar.
[MUSIC] Man. What a year 2017 was for games. I mean seriously. This was a stand out 12 months. I've got a lot on my list. I couldn't quite possibly fit them in one little video. So here's a little taste of what the best of 2017 had to offer in games. [MUSIC] Horizon Zero Dawn blew me away with its unique storyline and engrossing world far off in the future. Where robotic animals rule the earth. [MUSIC] The long awaited 1930s cartoon inspired platformer Cuphead is a gorgeous game that absolutely nailed its throwback style better than anything that I've ever played. It's as challenging as it was impossible to look away from And easily one of 2017's best. [MUSIC] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might just be the best Zelda game ever made, not to mention perhaps the best launch title Nintendo has ever offered as well. If you own a Switch, odds are you play this one, so you know. 2017 received the best Resident Evil game in over a decade. Resident Evil 7 hit every note that the classic survival horror franchise is known for. All while impressively ushering the series into the contemporary with a genuinely horrific story and unforgettable characters [SOUND] Speaking of best ever, Super Mario Odyssey is definitely a contender for the best Mario game ever. This entry absolutely knocked it out of the park with Mario's ability to capture enemies and objects, not to mention the inclusion of classic 8-bit game play around every turn. If you have a Switch, Zelda and Mario are two most plays. And the last game I'll feature here is a sort narratively driven game called what remains of Edith Finch, that quite honestly left me an emotional wreck. This is one of the the most special experiences I've ever had in a game thanks to it's thoughtful storytelling and heart warming design. This is a beautiful game and one of my very favorites of 2017. Now I know what you're thinking, how did 2017 do it? I don't know, but it made my life a lot better. To see all the games that made my final list, and there are a lot, head over to CNet.com and then as you do complain to me on Twitter, I'll see you next time. [MUSIC]