The Best Games of 2017 So Far

More than 30 must-play video games of 2017

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'The Sexy Brutale'

The Sexy Brutale was a puzzle box shaped like a manor house in which you had to figure out who was murdering who, where, and with what and then wind back the clock – literally, thanks to a time-altering pocket watch – to prevent each of those murders. Like a game of – to prevent each of those murders. Like a game of Clue in which you could travel back in time to place a blank in the revolver before it could be used on Colonel Mustard in the drawing room, The Sexy Brutale doubled up on its puzzles, combining solving murders with finding opportunities to prevent them. Each guest whose life was saved gave you their party mask and in doing so granted you a new ability to make investigating the next death a bit easier. Part Ghost Trick and part Majora's Mask, it also contained a dose of Groundhog Day, the strangeness of the setup making for situations that were both eerie and comic.

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