We asked, and you voted in droves. There's plenty of huge games set to come out in 2017, but here's the ones you're all most excited for.
In fifth place...
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
It's probably still the most favourite Final Fantasy game - even though FF15 was very decent - so it's not a surprise to see Square's episodic remake of FF7 place this high. It only beat out Persona 5 by a few votes as well, which is fun to see.
In fourth place ...
Horizon: Zero Dawn
I was slightly surprised that Horizon didn't get a bigger share of the vote. Everyone seems to have loved the look of Horizon since it was first announced, although the short amount I got to play at EB Expo kind of dulled the shine a little for me. Still going to play it day one, of course.
And for third place in 2017's most anticipated game, according to all of you, is:
I don't know that this is actually coming out this year, but it's pretty clear that anything CD Projekt Red does or says will immediately capture your attention.
A cyberpunk-spin on The Witcher 3 is pretty much a licence to print money, when you think about it.
And the second most anticipated game of the year, as voted by you:
Red Dead Redemption 2
With 8% of the vote - it was a very tight contest - Red Dead Redemption is your second most anticipated game of the year. Which isn't much of a surprise: hell, people are still begging Rockstar to port the original Red Dead to PC. (Something that will probably never happen.)
But your most anticipated game for 2017 is:
Mass Effect: Andromeda
It's the first new Mass Effect in 5 years!
People love the Mass Effect world, and having open-world planets to roam around and explore has gotten people hugely hyped. We'll only have to wait a couple of months until release as well, which is great, and it's sounding like it'll be a decent PC port from the off as well.
But what happened to Zelda?
Eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed that in the top five, Breath of the Wild was nowhere to be seen. And that's probably, well, my fault.
When I put the original list together I was in an airport lounge enroute to the US for CES this year. And thanks to a long flight and not much sleep, I managed to miss Zelda in the poll when the post was first published. I added it in later, but there's a good chance many people didn't include Zelda in their votes when they otherwise would have.
Needless to say, as someone who reads all of your comments and sees how much people read Zelda-related stuff on the site, it's a very, very safe assumption that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of your most anticipated games of the year. Despite the mistake on my part, it still managed to finish #8 in the voting and my gut feeling is that it would have been either #1 or #2 if I hadn't stuffed up.
Some other interesting notes from the poll:
- Persona 5: Persona 5 polling #6 was a huge surprise for me. I know the game has a very strong fanbase, but I guess I underestimated just how much love people have for it.
- More people voting for Ni No Kuni 2 than Destiny 2: Both games finished quite high in the overall votes - #9 and #10 respectively - but given some of the criticisms of the original Ni No Kuni, I thought the sequel would have finished a bit lower. (The apathy towards Destiny, however, doesn't surprise me.)
- People still want Yooka-Laylee: The crowdfunded 3D platformer finished just outside of the top 10; nostalgia still reigns supreme.
- Detroit: Become Human: David Cage cops a lot of flak, but there were more votes for this than Star Citizen's singleplayer module, the Battlefront sequel, Prey, whatever the Switch's new 3D Mario game is, and Dawn of War 3. Big surprise.
So those were your votes for the most anticipated game of the year. What do you think? What's your top personal top five for the year, and are there any games you're keen for that didn't make the list?