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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Switch Game of 2018

The phrase/meme "perfect for Switch" was invented last year but really became a thing in 2018. The Switch is an unstoppable force, swaying developers left and right, from indie studios to AAA publishers. Nintendo completely turned this...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2018

Last year, our PlayStation 4 Game of the Year nominee list was dominated by Japanese games including Nioh, NieR, and Persona 5. This year, it's not so one-sided. God of War and Spider-Man are heavy hitters, and for a lot of people, it'll bo...

 
 
 
 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for best games of 2017

I took so, so many Ls this year. I mean, the world did overall but 2017 was particularly unkind to me in a bunch of ways. There's no need to unpack all that stuff right at the intro, but you should know going in that the choices I've made h...

 
 
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A 2017 GOTY list that doesn't include PUBG

Listen, I don't have anything against PUBG, other than maybe the name is too long and obnoxious and the abbreviation is equally frustrating to say, I just don't....care about it. I don't even own the game or have any desire to. I've played ...

 
 
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Marcel's Dtoid 2017 Yearbook of Games

2017 may collectively become known as the simultaneous best and worst year of the past decade. While the lineup of games throughout the year hasn't been this strong since 1997, the real world has also been a shit show. There were dozens of ...

 
 
 
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Did you ring in 2018 with video games?

It's January 1st, that means we get to do all of this over again, except hopefully better. However 2017 went down for you, the new year brings new potential and fresh opportunity, and I hope all you guys 'n' gals grab hold of that and run t...

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for GOTY 2017

2017 may be over, but it won’t be forgotten. While 2016 had a collection of some decent enough titles, everyone brought out their A game this year. While I’m still not quite sure whether these games are as important as years pas...

 
 
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Mike Sounders's indecisive six best games of 2017

2017 was a great year for video games wasn't it? Yes we've all heard it said dozens of times already, but it's true nevertheless. This has easily been the hardest year in my life where I couldn't decide my absolute favorite game of the year...

 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

Take a deep breath. If you're reading this, congratulations. The holidays have come and gone, and we're one step closer to leaving 2017 in the dust. It hasn't been an easy year, but here we are: alive, tougher, and desperate for some rest. ...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

Crafting a personal Game of the Year list is one of my favorite holiday traditions. It's my chance to get weird and profess my love for several projects that might not be all that popular, and give people a window into how I spend my time. ...

 
 
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Bass' 2017 personal picks for 2017 video games in 2017

The Bass Awards are back! What the heck are those, you ask? Then you should have checked the blog section more last year! Basically, they're like the Game Awards, even down to the inclusion of exclusive video game reveals... Except only I g...

 
 
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Rich Meister's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

2017 has been one hell of a year for games. While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue to hit their software strides, the Switch is bringing Nintendo back to its glory days. PC gaming remains stronger than ever and I can't think of a yea...

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017

This is probably the second time in two years that I can say that it’s been a pretty good year for games and anime, if not necessarily a great year for everything else. That might be true in the broader sense, but despite this more ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2017 goes to...

Kept you waiting, huh? We've seen robots with weird life choices overtake the top PS4 slot, Fleischer cartoons made a comeback nearly a century later, and a Nintendo game triumph on mobile. It was a weird, wonderful year, so wonderful ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Portable Game of 2017 goes to...

Samus Returns. And how. MercurySteam knocked it out of the park in 2017 with Metroid: Samus Returns. The Nintendo 3DS title took the 1991 Game Boy release Metroid II: Return of Samus, and re-envisioned it into a gorgeous, aggressive and add...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2017 goes to...

The runaway most popular game of the year is also our PC Game of the Year. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it's colloquially called, has been an absolute tour de force on the sales charts. It smashed Steam's concurrent users recor...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2017 goes to...

2017 has been a bit of an eye-opener for me on mobile gaming. I’d dabbled in the marketplace casually since first getting a smartphone, but this was the first year I attempted to seek out quality titles. In doing so, I found a bevy of...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Switch Game of 2017 goes to...

Packed as the nominees for the Switch were, as many had guessed, the real race was between two of Nintendo's major franchises. A new Zelda that changed the way open games are played, a new 3D Mario game with tons of gameplay tweaks and chal...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PS4 Game of 2017 goes to...

Yoko Taro did it. While the PlayStation 4 had no shortage of remarkable games this year and trying to sort through them to crown a single standout title was conflicting to say the least, Yoko Taro, Platinum Games, and Square Enix were onto ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best VR Game of 2017 goes to...

Modern virtual reality, in earnest, kicked off in March of 2016. It's hard to believe that it's nearly been two years, but so far the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have made their own unique impact on the industry. Although...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2017 goes to...

"Good things come to those who wait" is a saying that gets said sometimes. It's supposed to extol the virtue of patience, as though it isn't always best to enthusiastically leap toward everything. That's probably true! It's important to be ...

 
 




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