The Best Games of 2017 So Far

More than 30 must-play video games of 2017

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'Wipeout Omega Collection'

The original Wipeout, though set in 2052, was a very 1990s game. Its soundtrack featured 90s dance acts The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, and Orbital, there was a controversy over whether it encouraged ecstasy use, and it was featured in a nightclub scene of Hackers, one of the most 90s movies you could imagine. In 2017 its vision of neon anti-gravity motorsport resembles drone racing more than anything futuristic. And yet seeing this remaster of the last two games in the series push modern-day console hardware to its limit is enough to make you believe the dream of the 90s is alive in your PlayStation. The colors remain bright as cityscapes fly past, it's smooth even when barreling round corners at top speed, and it feels like an argument for the concept of HD that also happens to remain of the most playable competitive couch games around.

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