The Best Video Games of 2017
by Martin Armstrong (Statista)
This chart shows the video games released in 2017 with the highest Metacritic score.
Nintendo has made some incredible games over the years. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is, for example, the highest-rated video game of all time on Metacritic. And with 2017's release of their new console, Switch, they are back in a similar vein of form, putting out a number of brilliantly well-received games.
When looking at the figures from Metacritic, a website which aggregates all critic and user review scores, Switch's two flagship games, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are both safely ahead of the pack with a score of 97/100. Mario takes first place in our graphic due to a higher user score: 9.0 vs. 8.4. How good a game is, and indeed any form of entertainment, is of course very subjective. One person's Mario Kart is another's Forza 7 (87/100).
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