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Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For

| January 1, 2017

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

It’s no secret that 2016 wasn’t the best of times. It took away Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, and Carrie Fisher, plus some really weird HD remaster problems. On the other hand, we got some great games as well, like Uncharted 4, The Witcher 3, Overwatch, Final Fantasy XV, and the surprisingly good Titanfall 2 single-player campaign.

So with that in mind, and with this being a new year, here are a few games that are sure to light 2017 on fire:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

Aside from the question of whether or not it’ll be released at the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the hype for this game is unbelievable. It helps that so far, everything Nintendo has shown us looks promising. Combining elements of Skyrim with a more open-world approach hearkening back to the original NES Zelda, this game benefits from the fact that Nintendo rarely releases a bad first-party title.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

Ever since John Marston’s story came to an end in the first RDR in 2010, fans have been clamoring for a followup to the excellent game that made stories set in the Old West cool again. Thankfully, developer Rockstar heard our prayers, and announced that a sequel would be coming this fall to the Xbox One and PS4. Whether or not it’ll actually be a sequel or – as some have theorized – a prequel, we’ll probably have to wait until E3 for more info. Especially since the game’s first trailer didn’t really show us anything.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

Color-coded trilogy endings aside, the Mass Effect series has so far been constantly highly-ranked and beloved by sci-fi fans and RPG/shooter fans alike. and Andromeda doesn’t look like it’ll change that trend. Undeniably beautiful and with a story that doesn’t have to stick to the original trilogy, this looks like it’ll be a great jumping on point for those who didn’t play the originals, as well as a welcome new installment for existing fans.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

Robot dinosaurs. Robot dinosaurs. I really shouldn’t have to say anything else. Due out February 28th, this PS4 exclusive from Guerilla Games looks to tell a story about how technology took over, leaving cave-dwelling humans in the far future struggling for survival while freaking robot dinosaurs roam the land. It helps that the game looks gorgeous.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Five 2017 Games To Be Excited For Articles PlayStation Xbox  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Red Dead Redemption 2 Mass Effect Andromeda Kingdom Hearts 3 Horizon: Zero Dawn

OK, this might be a long shot, since we don’t even know what stage of development Kingdom Hearts 3 is in, but fans have been clamoring for a true sequel since the PS2 era. Call me optimistic, but with the track record Square Enix has with the gameplay – don’t worry about the story, it’s ridiculous – of this series, KH3 is sure to impress.

There’s probably a title you’re looking forward to that we missed. If that’s the case, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you’re looking forward to for 2017!

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  • efnet

    That’s a very small list of titles to be excited about ?

    • Darrin Wright

      Hey there,

      As the title suggests, these are just five of what I’m sure is a much larger number of great games coming in 2017. If I tried to list all of them, this article would’ve been stupidly long.

      • efnet

        So true, you did say five, but i would have loved to see a much broader list though, atleast 15 games across ps4,xbox one, and pc, but nevertheless it was indeed a great read , i look forward to future articles by you.

        • Darrin Wright

          Thanks!

    • Guest

      Considering that you finish less than 5 games on average per year, it should be long enough for you. LOL

      • efnet

        Why do you do that?
        Eveyone knows it’s you allen ?

  • GK15

    Sea of Thieves

    • Allen

      Hey dude, my XBL gamertag is DieYoMoFo if you’d like to send an invite. I understand if you dont

      • efnet

        ???
        I’m Not sure why but this was hilarious…

        • Allen

          GK15 is cool, he’s an xbox fanboy for sure but he’s a real gamer unlike you. He just doesn’t see the value in the massive line up of PlayStation exclusives but I won’t hold that against him. I’m not sure but he might be mad at me for proving my point recently so it is what it is.

          But gotta say, Xbox is fucking wack dude. Can’t even fucking watch a DVD without being like “WTF is this shit”. Literally. Fucking download an app just to play a DVD!? And WTF is up with these controls? Just trying to pause a movie and it’s got retarded controls. I can see why you would want the kinect. Much easier to scream “Xbox Pause” than fumble through those shit controls.

          • efnet

            Lol last i checked my psn trophie count surpassed all 3 of your psn names ??
            If im not a gamer then what exactly does that makes you lol
            If you’re looking for my gamertag remember its similar to imsochill osg ???

          • efnet

            Gk15 is indeed cool but im rather confused as to what your definition of a “true gamer” is ?
            Ah well either way, it’s of no concern to me really allen i mean lets face it, you’ve been saying the same crap for over 8 years now with sooooo many diffrent names
            Roadshow
            PS3wannaBE420
            Allen
            Guest
            Guest
            Guest lol
            DrumStickNinja
            Your current?
            I mean the list goes on and on .
            My point is no matter what anyone says or do you’ll still be the same habitual liar, and if that’s what entertains you then so be it, but come on man, this whole ” you’re not a gamer” bit is just asinine to say the least which is why i don’t pay it no mind really, anyway, keep up the good fight or whatever it is you’re doing, im sure someone will actually care one day…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6d031413bef527bc3c6214259103357355b97b8a98f68808ab2f8803d111e94.png

          • Allen

            lmao you really are a pathetic fuck I’ll give you that.

            Roadshow – No hiding anything. This is what my Disqus was originally.
            PS3wannaBE420 – This is my youtube name.
            Allen – My current and my main name I’ve used on this site.
            Guest – Not me
            Guest – Err you are dumb, you just listed this.
            Guest lol – Not me
            DrumStickNinja – My lil bro & my reddit name. I don’t care if you think otherwise. I didn’t intend to care about my reddit account but it sucked me in.

            Another youtube name I have is PS3pwns360andUknowIT

            So, my little stalker…what’s your excuse now?

            Oh, and before Disqus I also went by iPITYtheFOOL on Attackofthefaboy.

            And my favorite part about all of this….HOW DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING!? It doesn’t change the fact that I bitch slap your dumb ass to the ground anytime you try to lie about something, ya dumb fuck.

          • efnet

            Oh my! Such crude language you have there little fella
            ( sheesh)
            I noticed that you reading about how silly your many personas are tends to upset you, which is evident if we were to go by your recent comments ?
            Anyway guy as ive said before
            If being multiple people gives you enjoyment then hey who am i to judge right ?
            Just leave me out of your identity crisis issues will ya?
            Thanks in advance ???
            EDIT::::
            and P.S
            Oh nooooo not the capital letters, he went capital letters on me yall ?????

          • Allen

            Oh and you aren’t a true gamer because you don’t play any of your games. You just buy them and talk down to people.

            You know, a person can play just 1 single game and be a gamer. I play mostly Battlefield but I do play a shit ton of other games.

            GK15 is a true gamer because he doesn’t just troll around the net. He’s a good guy, he has good opinions and he loves his games…AND PLAYS THEM.

            Unlike you, fucking idiot that says “I’m off to play Battlefield 1” and then 20 minutes later you are back here writing essays about shit that has nothing to do with gaming.

            Also when everyone else is enjoying family time and vacationing on the holidays you are here….every single freaking day. You don’t freaking game dude. Shit you were trying to harass me and my lil bro when we were gaming together.

          • efnet

            Lol gosh! Just stop it lol
            You sound even more foolish than before and like a broken record might i add…

          • S. Cruz

            Hey guys simple request can you two stop flooding these comments? Can ya’ll take the convo private? Save all of use the repetitive comments and walls of text from 20 different articles, thanks.

          • efnet

            Disqus has this wonderful block feature
            Use it.

          • S. Cruz

            You’re right i forgot about it, my apologies.

          • efnet

            none needed, just spread the word lol

          • Allen

            Sorry dude. I’m done with this guy. I’m gonna do that block thing but really do it and not say I am multiple times and then unblock because I’m looking for attention like efnet.

            OMG this is awesome! You block him and you can’t even see the BS he posts!

          • Retsuprae

            All I hear is a bunch of talk and no evidence. If the PS3 outsold the 360 then show evidence of this
            I’m sorry that mom could only afford to buy you one console but that’s your own fault for being heavily reliant on her. Perhaps you should seek employment and you won’t be limited to one console, especially the PS4 which is the worst in nearly ever category
            Please think before posting in the future as I dislike humiliating the mentally handicapped such as yourself.

      • Retsuprae

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf0d7e5d209783aca879a1ea81a82581b4e0ad22974ae37ad905e5199f03cfde.png

        What’s the point of sending an invite to someone who doesn’t even own an Xbox?

        You’re a fraud LOL You’ve been exposed

        • Allen

          lol all your shit posts were deleted on dualshockers! LMAO, you are a really bad troll, what a weak pathetic fuck.

          Well attackofthefanboy will allow a lot but they are good people and this is a good community. We have several bad apples, you’ll mix right in with them (if you aren’t one of them already).

          So…tell me again how I don’t have an Xbone if you are looking at my XBL account?

          And also…afford both? Shit kid I’ve got a WiiU, PS4, Xbone, PC & the best console ever made in the history of gaming – a PS3 phat – 60gb with the HDD swapped out with a 1TB SSD. PS1, PS2 & PS3 games, even runs PS2 games better than my original (specifically talking about the blue disk “CD” games).

          • Retsuprae

            You have an XBox One yet your gamertag only shows 90 gamerscore

            I love frauds like you, they have melt downs after they get exposed LMAO

          • Allen

            Yeah…I just got it…dumb ass! And I only use it for a couple of games and to watch movies/netflix on (so I put less wear and tear on my favorite consoles – PS3/PS4/WiiU).

            exposed!! Yeah….your fucking complete ignorance. Thanks for the laugh…bad troll.

          • Retsuprae

            LOL You said you played Forza and Assassins Creed Black Flag yet you don’t have achievements

            You lied, and you caught caught

            Now you’re having a meltdown and it’s hilarious :D

          • Allen

            It’s on another user moron. I’ll drop it on mine just for you :-)

            Oh and Forza 6 and Forza Horizon are on there, demo’s. I wouldn’t buy that wanna be shit.

          • Retsuprae

            Lol Fraaaaaud don’t worry, when you’re older and get your first Burger King job you’ll finally be able to afford more than one console

          • efnet

            ?????

          • efnet

            He’s so full of shit lol…all he does is lie so belive nothing he says.

          • Retsuprae

            I know, I’ve been slapping this Allen dude around all day and it’s been hilarious exposing his fraud ass

          • efnet

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2655a9db2ce5f79fb550eae8e204ad28f122c9a715a54e763a56f48d4f631283.png
            And even after you exposed his BS he’s on another site telling people he’s played all the halo games ? but only got 2% of the game complete ????
            The lies man

  • Guest

    I think 2017 is going to be great with all these games… :)