Posted January 11, 2017 by Dian Raval in Gaming

Flipgeeks’ Most Anticipated Games of 2017


Man, 2016 was quite a roller-coaster of a year, huh. It might not have been the most triumphant, it was at least blessed with such a fantastic flurry of game releases; titles like Overwatch, Uncharted 4, and Final Fantasy XV to name but only a few. Though my only real gaming accomplishments this past year were beating(%100) 2015’s Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I already can’t wait to play all the great games set for release this year. In fact, most of us here at Flipgeeks are so excited that we just had to make a list! Here’s Flipgeeks’ most anticipated games of 2017. Do note that these games are in no particular order and have no definite release schedules.


Dian Raval

Contributor — Gaming, Tech, Music and Collectibles


NieR: Automata

Ever since I first played Vanquish on the PS3, I’ve been a sucker for Platinum Games. They offer a kind of exhilarating experience you don’t get too often from games nowadays. NieR: Automata is a fast-paced over-the-top hack-n-slash that posses their unique brand of action but also deep roots of role-playing elements. I’m practically dying from anticipation. Thankfully, a playable demo is downloadable now at the PlayStation Store. My time with the demo has been a blast and I’m hoping it only gets better from here.

Injustice 2

C’mon, who wouldn’t want to see their favorite DC characters duke it out? Though the first Injustice did feel a bit dated and repetitive, it was an amazing proof of concept. Imagine my excitement when they revealed Injustice 2. It looks absolutely gorgeous. It teased features that looks to improve from the first game in nearly all aspects. Similar to what MK X did to improve from Mortal Kombat 9. MK X turned out to be a phenomenal sequel so I expect Injustice 2 to do the same. Besides, rumors of Todd Mcfarlane’s Spawn making it to Injustice 2 pretty much sealed the deal for me. Now make good on your promise, Ed Boon!

Star Citizen 

Space sims are on the verge of making a comeback and Star Citizen stands at the forefront. With over 140 million dollars in kickstarter funding, it’s abundantly clear that a lot of people are eager to see this game make it to the shelves. The game promises to provide the ultimate space sim experience and from what I’ve read, heard, and seen, I believe it. If you’re like me and can’t wait for it’s official release, you might want to consider paying for early access. It’d be totally worth it. Also, in case you didn’t know, the game has added a long list of A-list celebrities to their voice acting cast, including Gary Oldman (Dark Knight), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and a few others.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 

Crash Bandicoot to us, PlayStation babies, is what Mario is to Nintendo. I’ve grown up from playing cartoon-y platformers since then but have recently found myself yearning. The timing for Crash Bandicoot’s remaster announcement was impeccable. As if Kevin Butler himself heard my prayers. Then again, I probably wasn’t alone on this one. Nevertheless, I look forward to Crash’s misadventures once again. Maybe a brand new Crash game is somewhere down the line, but starting off with a remaster feels right somehow, more so than any other remaster that has come out since the whole trend started.

Dian Raval

Dian is a writer for Flipgeeks who, in his spare time, stares at a wall in his basement. If you'd like to discuss music, video games, or the infinite wisdom of concrete, follow him on twitter @iburnandfume or subscribe to his YouTube channel @iburnandfume. He's pretty much iburnandfume in everything. Apparently he... burns and fumes.