Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins again at Famitsu: Japanese developers choose their 100 best games of 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The sow gathers and the Hero of Hyrule is taking it all this year: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘ was crowned as the best game of 2017 in our annual ranking and won comfortably in our readers. And now it is the Japanese creatives and developers themselves who surrender to the work of Nintendo.

The most recent issue of the Weekly Famitsu offers its traditional ranking with the 100 best games of this year, a generous list developed by more than a hundred Japanese developers and leading figures in the industry in which the cultural differences between East and West are evident, as well as the unquestionable fun that Link’s adventure offers.

The list also includes smartphone games, although the majority of titles are proposed consoles and we can even find an interesting addition in the form of hardware. Moreover, you can see the list has been translated from the ‘Dualshokers’ and you can see it below:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • NieR: Automata
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds
  • Monster Hunter XX
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
  • SNES Classic Mini
  • Undertale
  • Overcooked
  • Fate / Grand Order
  • Granblue Fantasy
  • The Great Ace Attorney 2
  • Azur Lane
  • ARMS
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Tekken 7
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • NiOh
  • Earth Defense Force 5
  • The Idolmaster Million Live !: Theater Days
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy
  • Minecraft
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • A3!
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Friday the 13th: the Game
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • City Shrouded in Shadows
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • LINE Pokopoko
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Seiken Densetsu Collection
  • Dragon Quest X Online
  • Farpoint
  • Overwatch
  • Sonic Forces
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • World of Tanks (for consoles)
  • For Honor
  • Galaga Wars
  • Super Mario Run
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Seventh Rebirth
  • Million Onion Hotel
  • Puzzles & Dragons
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Fantasy Earth Zero
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey Redux
  • Cuphead
  • The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage
  • Superhot VR
  • Arcade Archives Super Mario Brothers
  • Clash of Clans
  • Bundle! Girls band party!
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Fallout 4
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Lineage 2 Revolution
  • The Last Guardian
  • Everwing
  • War Thunder
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
  • Destiny’s Child
  • One Piece: Treasure Cruise
  • Stand My Heroes
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Threes!
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Clash Royale
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Resident Evil 4
  • ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Legend: Fight of Fate
  • Battle Garegga Rev. 2016
  • .hack // GU Last Recode
  • Boku no Neko
  • Dragon Quest of the Stars
  • 7 Days to Die
  • Dobutsu Tower Battle
  • Dragon’s Dogma Online
  • Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
  • Get Even
  • Final Fantasy Pictorial
  • Hey! Pikmin
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
  • Mobius Final Fantasy
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

To highlight we can find that ‘Super Mario Odyssey’, another of the candidates for the games of the year, is in a not insignificant fifth position, while the latest installments of two cult sagas in Japan as ‘Dragon Quest’ and ‘Splatoon’ put the pin on the Top 5 together with the essential ‘NieR: Automata’

Also striking is the appearance of the SNES Classic Mini in the tenth position, while Undertale (released in September 2015) becomes the first game developed in the West one position later. In fact, games like ‘Cuphead’ or ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ can be found past the equator of the ranking.

And it is not the only known face: titles like ‘Overwatch’, ‘The Last of Us Remastered’ or ‘Resident Evil 4’ appear scattered throughout the list.

As a fact to keep in mind, ‘Persona 5’, which premiered at the beginning of this year in the West, was considered the best game of 2016, while the ‘Splatoon’ of Wii U took that privileged honor a year before.

What title will occupy that honor next year? Of course, 2018 will start with strong candidates, although we dare to bet that the Top 5 will again be covered with proposals Made In Japan.


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