Podcast: Every Video Game Of 2017, Part One

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It is time once again for an annual Kotaku Splitscreen tradition: going through EVERY VIDEO GAME OF THE YEAR.

This week, Kirk and I talk about all the major game releases in January, February, March, April, May, and June, a list that includes Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, the Nintendo Switch, and many more gems. We talk about Early Access, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s problems, and which games have stuck with us over the past few months. (The full list is below.)

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Full list of games we discussed:


  • Milkmaid of the Milky Way
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Tales of Berseria
  • Yakuza 0
  • Double Dragon IV
  • Digimon World: Next Order


  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Nioh
  • For Honor
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Night in the Woods
  • Hollow Knight
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera


  • Nintendo Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Snipperclips
  • Super Bomberman R
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
  • PUBG (early access release)
  • Nier Automata
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Styx: Shards of Darkness
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Mario Sports Superstars
  • Everything
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Rain World
  • Snake Pass
  • Blue Reflection
  • Thimbleweed Park


  • Drawn to Death
  • Persona 5
  • The Signal from Tölva
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Dragon Quest Heroes II
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • Outlast 2
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Syberia 3
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III


  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd
  • Prey
  • The Caligula Effect
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Strafe
  • Injustice 2
  • The Surge
  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Fire Emblem Echoes
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
  • Friday the 13th: the game
  • Rime
  • Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada


  • Tekken 7
  • Dirt 4
  • Conarium
  • Farming Simulator 18
  • Cars 3
  • Arms
  • Nex Machina
  • Breath of the Wild Master Trials
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
  • Ever Oasis
  • Get Even
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Tokyo Xanadu
  • Valkyria Revolution

Part two, featuring games from July to December, will be up next Thursday, December 21.


As always, you can find Splitscreen on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. Leave us a review if you like what you hear, and reach us at splitscreen@kotaku.com with any and all questions, requests, and suggestions.

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Holy crap you guys. I’m looking forward to digging into this.