The Best (Overlooked) Games of 2017

Ten hidden gaming gems you may have missed in 2017



Fighting games have long been begging for fresh ideas, and Absolver is a game that stretches some long held-conventions in a way that’s neither too jarring nor too cautious. Set in a sprawling world that unfolds along discrete arteries as you explore it, Absolver features a complex but approachable system for melee combat that’s easy to pick up but that offers tremendous potential for mastery. And it couches its systems in an arresting art style that grabs your attention and conveys a sense of alien beauty and otherworldliness.