What is your Top Hidden Gem Games of 2017?



  • Picross S , it's not that expensive, not the best picross game ever, but it just might be the game that could get you into picross with it being on the Switch.



  • RIME : great puzzle game with a great atmosphere and a wonderful story, play it on PS4 or PC don't buy the switch version.



  • I don't know if it counts since its a collection of a rerelease of a remake, but Wipeout Omega Collection is getting some serious playtime in my PS4 as of late and reminds me why Wipeout is one of the best antigrav racers in the biz.

    Also I only played an hour of it with the fiance the other night, but Overcooked is fucking hilarious like holy shit.



  • Gotta throw my hat in for Pyre. I know its not exactly off-radar but truly one of my best experiences in 2017, a year with countless top shelf games.



  • Thimbleweed Park. One of the best games released this year.



  • Observer- Haven't finished it yet but I'm a sucker for Cyber punk & narrative driven games also Rutger fecking Hauer. Enough said.



  • I'd give a shout out to Battle Chasers: Nightwar, really great jrpg turn base game. Doesn't seem like it got a ton of attention given the quality of it's gameplay/visuals. It's kind of a slow burn and the game is pretty long but it does some cool stuff to the turn base formula.

    Honestly this year didn't seem to have a ton of hidden gems, there was some quality indie stuff but it also seemed like most of them did get some time in the spot light like Night in the Woods, Rime, Edith Finch, etc. at least as far as console stuff goes. I don't play on PC anymore but man there's so much cool stuff coming out that you just don't seem to hear about. Like I had no idea Mutant Football League was already out.



  • @FutureCorpse said in What is your Top Hidden Gem Games of 2017?:

    Observer- Haven't finished it yet but I'm a sucker for Cyber punk & narrative driven games also Rutger fecking Hauer. Enough said.

    I've been meaning to pick that up for a while now.



  • @Sheria Its on sale at the minute on the PS Store in the EU not sure about the rest of the world & other platforms. I'd say it'll probably be discounted further in a few months. Its definitely worth it if your a fan of the genre.



  • @FutureCorpse said in What is your Top Hidden Gem Games of 2017?:

    @Sheria Its on sale at the minute on the PS Store in the EU not sure about the rest of the world & other platforms. I'd say it'll probably be discounted further in a few months. Its definitely worth it if your a fan of the genre.

    Hehe, yeah, I put it in the basket a few days ago ^^ I just haven't taken the plunge yet. I am a fan of the genre, I just can't seem to get a good indication of how much of a "walking simulator" it is. Some I really enjoy, but I thought that was going to be the case with Soma, but that game has a serious lack of player interaction.



  • Rime: wonderful atmosphere and vibes, very enjoyable 3D platforming and emotional AF.



  • I'm avoiding Rime as everything I see and hear reminds me of Journey, and Journey was probabally the worst game released last gen.



  • @Sheria edgy

    Slime Rancher probably doesn't count cause Early Access was before 2017, but official release was during 2017. Surprised me with the steady flow of dev updates adding more stuff to explore and discover in a 3D space with jetpack platforming and MINIMAL invisible walls. You can walk around on top of lots of geometry most games would barricade off, and it's a much better game for it. There's loads of progression through earning tons of money, so you can also just mess around in the world a long time, occasionally rewarded by a new toy or decorative object to customize your experience further. Plus, the slimes are insanely cute and have cool behaviors programmed like stacking on one another to try to escape pens and chasing food through clever means of pathfinding.
    accessoriestoo many puddle slimes



  • @FutureCorpse While it's not my type of game, I have to say I think a lot of things are improved by adding Rutger Hauer.



  • @Inustar Just imagine if Rutger Hauer voiced every character in Mass Effect Andromeda the game would be a 10. Ok it still would be terrible but I'd play it.