You've told us what games let you down the most. Which Aussie games left you on a high. Now it's time for the big one: Kotaku Australia's reader game of 2017.
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For the 12th straight year I've made a list of the video games I've played in the past 12 months. I've tweaked the way I've made this list as my gaming habits have changed, but the biggest impact I expected to see this year was from becoming a father. I was right, but 2017 threw a second big surprise at me, too.
2017 has been a wild ride for me personally, but it was also a year that reminded me why I love games so much. From being transported to the ruins of Hyrule to being in another set of ruins fighting to be the last one standing, this year was an onslaught of great games. There really was something for everyone this year, and it's fun seeing which games stuck with people long after they first played them. Here are the ones that stuck with me.
People who play video games don't just sit in the audience and watch, clap or boo. They interact and sometimes even help shape the trajectory of an artform. They do this as pro players and amateur critics, as speedrunners and community organisers, and more. Each year we highlight those who have made an impact that was huge, influential or that just moved us.
In fandom, the rules of fiction don't matter, or at least matter a lot less. This is what allows shipping to exist, where fans write fanfiction, draw fanart, and get enthusiastic by a couple that may never happen in the game's canon. Fandoms for video games this year were enthusiastic and loud, and sometimes cropped up in unexpected places.
While The Witcher 3 was obviously the game I played the most this year, did you know there were other games too? It was a great year for stealth games, immersive sims, and survival games -- three of my favourite things! Here are my 1o favourite games that came out in 2017.