We've already seen some of the best game releases ever in 2017, including Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda for the all-new Nintendo Switch. But there's still plenty to come in 2017 and we can't wait.

Lots of great-looking PS4 and Xbox One games are coming, as well as some PC and Nintendo gems. In order of release date, these are the games we're most excited about for 2017 and beyond.

We're set to find out loads more about the games mentioned in this article and new, so far unannounced games at E3 2017 in June

Dominic Preston also contributed to this article.


Release date: 16 June 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: Switch

Nintendo's latest franchise hopes to do for the fighting game what Splatoon did for the shooter: drench it in primary colours, throw in some loopy characters, and fundamentally shift the mechanics.

Arms is an over-the-shoulder arena boxing game with a major difference: your arms are extendable, and come complete with novelty boxing glove variants, like the 'Slapamander' (built for, well, slapping), or the Guardian (a shield with a kick).

You can play with the surprisingly effective motion controls or just use physical buttons, and there's both local and online multiplayer, 10 characters (with more to come as free DLC), and a host of great minigames, including the best basketball game we've ever played.

Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

Release date: 30 June 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: PS4

Yes, you read that correctly. Crash Bandicoot is getting a remaster and we cannot wait. Announced at E3 2016 during Sony's press conference, Activision is re-launching Crash Bandicoot, Crash 2 and Warped in HD for PS4 as the N.Sane Trilogy and we now know its release date closer than expected.

The development team are branding this a 'remaster plus' because of how substantially they've had to revamp the code for PS4.

Keep up to date with Crash Bandicoot's development in our rumour round-up here.

Splatoon 2

Release date: 21 July 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: Switch

The original Splatoon was a brilliant game, hamstrung only by appearing on the Wii U, and thus limited to a pretty small player base. Splatoon 2 should offer more of the same, with a few welcome extras, and hopefully draw more attention by appearing on the Switch.

As before, Splatoon 2 is a multiplayer arena shooter where your weapon is paint, which you use both to hurt your opponents and coat the arena in your team's colour, which both lets you move around more quickly and contributes to your score.

There are loads of weapons and unlockable outfits, a brilliant soundtrack, a singleplayer campaign, and a new co-op multiplayer mode, which is the biggest addition from the original.

Read more in our Splatoon 2 news round-up.

Agents of Mayhem

Release date: 15 August 2017
Available to pre-order now from Amazon.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Saints Row developer Violition Studios has announced that it is working on a new game called Agents of Mayhem. The game's three 'heroes' use their unique skills to take on the bad guys in an open-world landscape filled with plenty of action.

Find out more about Agents of Mayhem and watch the trailer by clicking here.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Release date: 23 August 2017
Pre-order from: Amazon

Platforms: PS4

This is a bit of a funny one, because we're not entirely sure if it should count as a full game. Still, Uncharted 4 was one of the best titles out in 2016, and the idea of more from the same world is enough to get us excited no matter what. Lost Legacy leaves Nathan Drake behind to follow Chloe instead, in a stand-alone game (you won't need Uncharted 4 to play it) that's somewhere between DLC and a full title.

Find out more in our Uncharted: The Lost Legacy news and rumours round-up.

Destiny 2

Release date: 8 September 2017
Available to pre-order from GAME.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Bungie officially announced the sequel to its hit MMOFPS Destiny in March 2017. The game will have a “great cast of memorable, relatable characters” as well as a “cinematic storyline,” and is set to be more accessible for players who want a "more casual first-person experience.” 

The original Destiny has improved dramatically with expansions after a rocky start, so hopefully developer Bungie can build on that to produce a truly great sequel.

Find out about the latest Destiny 2 news.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Release date: 19 September 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

It's been five years since they last clashed, but Marvel and Capcom's finest are at it again in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The 2v2 fighter pits superheroes up against videogame legends, and will see them join forces in a new cinematic Story Mode.

This game has also thrown Marvel's Infinity Stones into the mix as a new power-up mechanic to help encourage comebacks and more tactical play.

Watch the game's trailers and find out more here.

Project Cars 2

Release date: 22 September 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The follow-up to 2015's surprise racing game hit, Project Cars 2 promised much of the same, except bigger, faster, and shinier. The announcement promised 170+ cars and 60+ tracks, including some newly scanned from real-world courses.

Other new features include dynamic weather and online competitive leagues, but the real draw is the new support of both VR and 12K output - though good luck building a PC beefy enough to output 4K to three monitors at once.

Find out more about the game in our Project Cars 2 news round-up.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Release date: 10 October 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The 2014 hit Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel later this year that promises to be bigger, better, and broodier. Like the first game, it's set in between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will see you tasked with sneaking around Sauron's armies picking fights and spreading dissent, with the ultimate goal of turning his own forces against him.

Expect a big expansion to the first game's Nemesis system, with the new Followers and Nemesis Fortresses to make every playthrough even more personalised than before.

Keep up to date with Shadow of War in our rumour round-up here.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Release date: 17 October 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Pre-order from: Amazon, GAME

The multi-part follow up to 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth turns away from the fantasy theme and has the kids playing superheroes. It's set to arrive some time Ubisoft's 2018 fiscal year, which runs from April 2017 to March 2018, after several delays.

You'll play as 'The New Kid,' who is trying to become part of the kids' superhero gang.

Call of Duty WW2

Release date: 3 November 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Pre-order from: Amazon, GAME, Zavvi

One of the biggest games of the year will without-doubt be Call of Duty WW2, which looks set to take the series back to its roots with gritty, intense gunplay and a completely rethought multiplayer experience.

Find out more about Call of Duty WW2 here.

Battlefront 2

Release date: 17 November 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Pre-order from: Amazon

Battlefront is back and bigger than ever, for the first time including settings and characters from all three of the Star Wars movie eras, including the upcoming Episode VIII. 

There'll also be a new single-player campaign, which will see players step into the shoes of an Imperial agent reeling from the destruction of the Death Star and death of the Emperor, meaning you might actually be one of the baddies.

Find out everything we know so far in our Battlefront 2 news round-up.


Release date: November 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

How do you follow up a thoughtful teen drama like Life Is Strange? If you're developers Dontnod, with a moody gothic vampire RPG. Makes sense.

Vampyr is set in London during the 1918 flu epidemic, and the action RPG sees you play as a doctor recently turned into a vampire, caught between the conflicting desires to both save and take lives.

As you work through the game you'll have to feed on people to survive, and will have to decide for yourself who your prey will be. Will you limit yourself to only villainous sorts, or will desperation drive you to target the innocent too?

Find out more in our Vampyr news round-up.


Release date: Autumn 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's surprisingly deep tactical card game, Gwent, was so well received that it is now coming out as a standalone game later this year. It's set to be free-to-play, and the public beta is available as of 24 May.

Find out more about Gwent here.

Super Mario Odyssey

Release date: Christmas 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing a new Super Mario game to its new Switch console later this year. It's set to be a massive 3D platformer in the vein of Super Mario 64 and ventures into new territory for Mario games: a realistic(ish) take on New York City.

You can find out more in our Super Mario Odyssey release date, price & features article.

The Crew 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Ubisoft teased that driving game The Crew's sequel, The Crew 2 is in the works during its annual earnings call earlier this year. We expect to hear loads more about it during Ubisoft's E3 press conference on 12 June, so be sure to tune in to Tech Advisor for the latest news. 

You can find out more about The Crew 2 here.

Sonic Forces

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC

Formerly known as Project Sonic, Sonic Forces is a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game being developed by Sonic Team for release later this year. Available across a range of platforms, the game is set to be fast-paced and fun.

Find out more about Sonic Forces here.

Total War: Warhammer 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC

Total War: Warhammer 2 was announced in March, and will be set in the original Warhammer fantasy setting, unlike Dawn of War 3 which was set in the sci-fi world of Warhammer 40,000.

It's a turn-based overworld strategy game with giant battles, and a campaign building towards total world domination.

Find out more about Total War: Warhammer 2 here.

Star Citizen

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC

Star Citizen managed to raise almost $100m from Kickstarter and through other crowdfunding means, which just goes to show how highly anticipated it is. It brings together solo, cooperative, FPS, third-person, open-world gameplay, space exploration and hand-to-hand combat into one shiny package that we can't wait to open.

The release date is questionable - we were told 2016 but that clearly didn't happen, and with no solid release date yet revealed it could well mean we've still got a while to wait.

Find out more about the game and its release date rumours in our Star Citizen rumour round-up.

Crackdown 3

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: Xbox One

Unveiled at Gamescom 2015, Crackdown 3 is set to be one of the most exciting games on the horizon, showcasing some truly amazing technical advancements that make it stand out from the crowd. Intrigued? You should be.

Unfortunately, E3 2016 revealed that Crackdown 3 has been delayed until 2017, so we'll have to wait a while longer before we can play it for ourselves.

Find out more in our Crackdown 3 round-up here.

Detroit: Become Human

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4

Announced during Sony's Paris Games Week in October, Detroit: Become Human is an exciting upcoming sci-fi game created by Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream.

We love the announcement trailer for this one, which you can watch here.

Days Gone

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4

Days Gone is one of the brand-new titles announced by Sony during E3 2016. The open-world survival adventure game looks utterly terrifying, with zombie-like creatures out to eat your brains. Worse yet, they're speedy and there are thousands of them.

We don't know quite when Days Gone is coming out yet, but presumably it'll be some time in 2017.

Find out more: Days Gone release date rumours & gameplay features

Death Stranding

Release date: TBC 2017

You might notice something familiar about the star of this new game from Hideo Kojima. That's right, The Walking Dead's own Norman Reedus has been recreated in digital form for Death Stranding, which so far has left us scratching our heads.

It was announced with a cryptic trailer that really doesn't tell us much, but the creators have said that it will be an action game "if you really want to put a genre on it."

Find out more in our round-up of all the Death Stranding rumours.

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God of War

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4

God of War kicked off Sony's E3 2016 conference in June, which is a sure sign that this is going to be a highly-anticipated new game. It's set to bring completely reimagined gameplay mechanics for fans of the series, with a fresh perspective.

You can watch the trailer to see for yourself how things are changing in our God of War round-up.

Quake Champions

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC

Quake, for many, is one of the most iconic games of the 90s, which meant the announcement of a revival at E3 2016 was welcomed by many. Quake Champions is set to launch over 20 years after the first Quake game hit the market back in 1996, and will offer impressive gameplay if nothing else.

There's lots more information and a trailer in our Quake Champions round-up.


Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux

The next game from Fullbright, developers of Gone Home (one of the smartest indie titles of the last few years) looks to expand on the 'walking simulator' format in a rich sci-fi setting.

We tried out a demo of the game, which saw us explore space station corridors in zero-gravity while replaying holographic recordings of past events. You can pause, rewind, and fast-forward the recordings, moving among them to explore from different angles and hunt down clues to help you progress.

If it's anything like Gone Home, expect Tacoma to be thoughtful, intelligent, and emotionally impactful. We can't wait.

Read more in our Tacoma news round-up.

Metal Gear Survive

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game, ShopTo
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

There was a lot of concern from fans when Konami announced Metal Gear Survive, the first Metal Gear game since creator Hideo Kojima left the company to make Death Stranding.

To be fair, Survive looks like a major departure for the franchise, as a co-op action survival game, and it's understandable that fans are concerned.

On the other hand, it also looks like it could be a lot of fun, and early hands-on reports have been very positive. We're staying optimistic about this one.

Sea of Thieves

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

First announced at E3 2016, Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure game that's sure to shiver your timbers and all sorts of other piratical things.

It offers large-scale online co-op, so you'll be able to join up with other players to control a single ship together, will all sorts of missions, customisation, and all-round pillaging. Hopefully this will be a return to form for acclaimed developer Rare.

Find out the latest in our round-up.

State of Decay 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

This sequel to the 2013 zombie survival game is coming to Xbox One and PC through the Xbox Play Anywhere system, and is basically the closest you'll be able to get to a massive, open-world, co-op The Walking Dead game anytime soon. 

Find out more and watch the game's trailer.

Far Cry 5

Release date: 27 February 2018
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Far Cry 5 sees a big shift to the long-running franchise, for the first time taking it away from exotic locales and towards somewhere more familiar (at least in the West): rural Montana.

The bad guys this time are a right-wing Christian nationalist cult, which has already ruffled plenty of feathers in the US, but otherwise expect more of the usual Far Cry running, gunning, and exploring.

As soon as we know more, we'll add it to our news round-up.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Release date: Spring 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Arguably the most exciting gaming news to come out of 2016 is the announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is official and will be arriving on consoles early in 2018.

There's very little information to share about Red Dead 2 so far, but everything we do know can be found in our Red Dead Redemption 2 rumour round-up.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Release date: TBC
Platforms: PS4

It's been more than 11 years since Kingdom Hearts II arrived on PS2 in 2005. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next instalment, and there was a time when we were unsure whether there would be one at all.

The good news is, there definitely is going to be a Kingdom Hearts 3. The bad news is we still don't know when it's coming out.

We do, however, know that Tangled and Big Hero 6 characters will star in Kingdom Hearts 3, and we can't wait. Find out more in our Kingdom Hearts 3 rumour round-up.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC

We don't know much for sure about the next Assassin's Creed (even its title is just a rumour), but we do know there's one on the way, and we're still expecting it to arrive some time in 2017 - even if Ubisoft has warned it might slip to 2018.

It looks likely to be set in ancient Egypt, and should be enhancing the series' open world and procedural elements even more than ever before, which sounds pretty good to us. 

Find out more in our round-up of rumours about the game.

The Last of Us Part II

Release date: TBC
Platforms: PS4

This one's a bit of a fudge, because right now we have no idea if The Last of Us Part II will be coming out in 2017 at all, and it could well not arrive until 2018.

But we're so excited about the prospect of revisiting Joel and Ellie that the game is making it onto this list regardless. The first game was big-budget gaming at its absolute best, pairing tense horror and action with believable, sincere character drama. 

Check out the first trailer for The Last of Us 2 right here.

Spider-Man PS4

Release date: TBC
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4

The next Spider-Man game won't be tied directly to Marvel's new Spider-Man: Homecoming film, but it looks pretty great regardless. Or at least the cinematic trailer did, because that's all we've seen of it so far.

Still, the PS4 exclusive is being made by Insomniac Games, the creators of Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance games, so there's good reason to be optimistic.

Watch the Spider-Man PS4 trailer for yourself.

Darksiders 3

Release date: 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Steam
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The game's publisher went bankrupt, and its developer shut down, but you just can't keep Darksiders 3 down. After THQ Nordic picked up the rights, it recruited a few of the original devs (now re-formed as Gunfire Games) to make the threequel.

This time around you're Fury, working through a ruined Earth to kill the Seven Deadly Sins. It's all as over the top as you'd expect from Darksiders, and promises to be plenty of fun.

Find out more in our Darksiders 3 news round-up.

The Avengers Project

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC

This is another one that we know next to nothing about, but that hasn't stopped us from getting childishly excited about it. Square Enix and Marvel have announced a partnership that will see the publisher work on multiple games with the superhero license, including at least one starring the Avengers. Beyond that, we don't know much, and realistically we won't for a while. We do know that it's being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, the teams responsible for the recent Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games respectively, which is a pretty good sign. 

Watch the teaser trailer and find out more in our Avengers Project rumour round-up.