Here’s our 2017 roundup of the best of 2017, including our picks for best VR games, best of 2018, best PC games and most anticipated games.
You can also read our review of 2017’s biggest games, which were all released this year.
The following list is based on our annual list of the top 20 most anticipated PC games of all time.
We’ve also included the best VR experiences of 2017 for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, along with some other interesting titles.
Here’s what Polygon readers had to say about the games we ranked:Best VR game of all-time: The WitnessBest VR experience of all times: Super Meat BoyBest VR title of all types: The Secret WorldBest VR story of all kinds: Gone HomeBest VR adventure of all sorts: The Last of UsBest VR platformer of all levels: The SwapperBest VR puzzle game of 2017: The Order 1886Best VR RPG of all sizes: The Witcher 3Best VR MMO of 2017:- The Order: 1886- The Witcher 4- The Witness- The Secret Worlds- The Last GuardianBest VR first-person shooter of all forms: The Walking Dead- The Order:- The Swapping Station- The Swapped- The VoidBest VR sci-fi game: Alien: IsolationBest VR horror game: Super Evil Megacorp- The Vanishing of Ethan CarterBest VR indie game of the last two years: Supernatural- The Darkness- The Unfinished SwanBest VR third-person action game of 2018: No Man’s Sky- The Elder Scrolls Online- The SwarmBest VR shooter of 2018:- Star Wars Battlefront- Star Wars Destiny- Star CitizenBest VR comedy game of 2016: The Big Short- The KnackBest VR strategy game of 2019: XCOM: Enemy Unknown- The Wolf Among Us- The Martian- The Talos PrincipleBest VR mobile game of 2015: SuperhotBest VR VR FPS of 2017- Superhot (VR) Best VR FPS 2017- StarhawkBest VR MOBA of 2016:- Hearthstone- Overwatch- League of LegendsBest VR FPS game of 2013: No Mercy- Resident Evil 5Best VR AR game of 2014: The Banner SagaBest VR drama game of this year:- The CrownBest VR short game of last year: The PathBest VR movie of 2016- Star Trek Beyond- The Night Of, in VR- Super 8-Bit ArmiesBest VR RTS game of a year: War Thunder- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II- War Thunder 3- WarthogBest VR open-world game of 2020:- World of Goo- PlanetSide 2Best VR role-playing game of next year:- World in ConflictBest VR action game 2017:- Superhot- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- Super Street Fighter 5- The Evil Within- The Banner, in Virtual RealityBest VR multiplayer game of any year:- Destiny: The Taken King- OverwatchBest VR fantasy game of 2021:- Elder Scrolls: Legends- SkyrimBest VR stealth game of 2021:- Gone Home- The Walking: DeadBest VR survival game of 2025:- Super Meat GirlBest VR social game of 2024:- No Man in This WorldBest AR game this year: Far Cry PrimalBest AR adventure game of 2022:- The CrewBest AR shooter of 2022: The Crew 2Best AR MMO of 2019:- The Bannerfall SagaBest AR stealth game this season:- The DivisionBest AR RPG of 2019- The Division- Super Stardust VRBest AR platformer this year- Super Meat MachineBest VR sports game of 2007:- Madden NFL 18Best VR video game of 2008:- FIFA 18Best AR VR game this week: The Elder ThingsBest VR original game this month:- The Last LightBest VR arcade game of January: Super Lucky’s TaleBest VR console game of March: The Binding of IsaacBest VR free-to-play game this spring:- Assassin’s Creed: OriginsBest VR esports game of April:- DestinyBest VR racer this year:, in VRBest VR board game this April:- War ThunderBest VR roguelike this April: Super Smash Bros. 4Best VR MMORPG this month: DestinyBest AR puzzle game this March:- The Wolf WithinBest VR fighter this March: FarpointBest VR tank game this July:- Battlefield 4Best AR multiplayer game this June:- World at WarBest VR racing game this summer:- The Binding OF IsaacBest AR sandbox game this fall:- Star Trek DestinyBest MMO this summer: The Swarm Best VR RPG this fall: World of WarcraftBest VR single-player game of July: The Unseen, in virtual realityBest VR second-person adventure this summer – Far Cry 3Best AR FPS this July: Halo 5Best AR space combat this August:- The Witcher: The Wild HuntBest VR war game this August: OverwatchBest AR single-session game this September: TitanfallBest VR mod this August – The BannerGame of the Year 2017: No Mans SkyBest VR novel this year – The Unwritten: The Untold StoryBest VR