Video Games Released in 2017

Last Updated on: January 30th, 2023

Video Games Released in 20172017 in Review:

2017 was another exciting year for the video game industry, with many significant events and releases taking place. Here are some of the highlights:

  1. The release of the Nintendo Switch: 2017 saw the release of the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid console that could be played both at home and on the go. The console was a massive success, selling out within hours of its release.
  2. The release of several critically acclaimed games: 2017 saw the release of many critically acclaimed games, including “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Super Mario Odyssey,” “Horizon Zero Dawn,” “Persona 5,” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”
  3. The rise of battle royale games: 2017 was the year that the battle royale genre exploded in popularity, with the release of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Fortnite Battle Royale.” These games quickly became cultural phenomena and helped popularize the battle royale genre.
  4. The continued growth of esports: Esports continued to grow in 2017, with more professional leagues and tournaments taking place around the world. The League of Legends World Championship set a new record for viewership, with over 80 million people tuning in to watch.
  5. Controversies surrounding loot boxes: 2017 was also the year that controversies surrounding loot boxes came to the forefront. Games like “Star Wars Battlefront II” were criticized for their implementation of loot boxes, which were seen as a form of gambling.
  6. The emergence of indie games: Indie games continued to gain recognition in 2017, with titles like “Cuphead,” “Night in the Woods,” and “What Remains of Edith Finch” receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.

Overall, 2017 was a significant year for the video game industry, with the release of new consoles, critically acclaimed games, and the continued growth of esports and indie games. However, it was also a year marked by controversies and debates around loot boxes and gambling in video games.

Video Games Released in 2017:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2017 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.