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. Now, let’s take a look at what the best-reviewed Nintendo 3DS games of 2017 are thus far.
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, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King takes the crown as the most critically praised title of the bunch, and it’s well-deserved! We here at Enthusiast Gaming loved Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, you can check out our full written review here.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was one of our highest rated games of the year, we said:
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia really surprised me. What I thought would be a simple spin-off game ended up being arguably the best Fire Emblem game I’ve played. There’s more than enough new things to spice things up for series die-hards, and newcomers will enjoy things like being able to turn off “permadeath.” With some of the best presentation on the 3DS, Fire Emblem Echoes is a must own for RPG fans.
Check out our video review below!
What is your favorite game of the year so far? What future games do you plan on picking up? Be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments section below!
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