This year has been a pretty wild ride. With unexpected gems like Horizon Zero: Dawn and NieR: Automata, and, of course, the heavy-hitting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 2017 just might go down in history as one of the best years for games.
The following list was accumulated by Metacritic. About Metacritic: Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged (a weighted average). Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999.
The list you see above is the top 10 highest-reviewed games of 2017 thus far. As you can see, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes the crown as the most critically praised title of the bunch, and it’s well-deserved! We scored the game a perfect 10, which is an extremely rare thing to come by on our site. You can check out our whopping ten minutes long Breath of the Wild video review below!
I’m extremely happy that Splatoon 2 made the top ten list, we called it:
…still as addictive as the first time around, but a larger number of maps and the addition of Salmon Run cements Splatoon 2 as an excellent standalone value. Moreover, the addition of competitive features and promise of ongoing support will ensure players will stick with the game for a while. After all, it was hard enough for me to stop playing online long enough to recommend the game to you.
If you’re interested, be sure to check out our full written reviews for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. What are your favorite games for the Nintendo Switch? Are there any not on the list? Leave all your thoughts in the comments section below, or on our social media page!
Brett Medlock is one of our leads on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll