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The Best New Video Games of 2017 So Far

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January 2017’s Best Video Games

Best Video Games of 2017

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January may have been a quiet month for video games in the past, but 2017 had different ideas. The year kicked off with a bunch of new releases that turned out rather well. Not only did players get the long-awaited return of Kat in Gravity Rush 2, but players also got one of the best horror video games in recent years. January 2017 was all about Resident Evil 7, which adopted a first-person perspective while retaining the most classic qualities of the franchise.


Players assume the role of Ethan, a young man who’s come to rescue his long-missing wife from the Baker Estate. Of course, with this being a Resident Evil title, the Bakers aren’t just some friendly deep-south family. They’re completely insane and have plenty of twisted plans if they manage to get their hands on you.

Elsewhere in January, players got one of the less celebrated releases of 2017 in Yakuza 0. Despite not being hyped on the scale of Resident Evil 7 or Horizon Zero Dawn, Yakuza 0 still delivered an excellent prequel story for the long-running series. Focusing on Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, Yakuza 0 tells a story of warring families, betrayal, and plenty of drama. Just as you’d expect from a game about Yakuza members.

Our best new video game releases for January 2017 are all listed below.

  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Yakuza 0
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