Reader’s Choice Game of the Year 2017 Award – Winner

December 29, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Reader's Choice Game of the Year

PlayStation LifeStyle is doing our year-end awards slightly different from previous years. We wanted to put more importance on the act of getting nominated for an award, so we limited each category to five games. That’s not many, especially in a year stacked with great games like 2017 was, so it took a lot of careful deliberation to simply come up with each list. We also wanted to let our readers get in the action.

As such, we conducted two Reader’s Choice awards: Most Anticipated Game, and Game of the Year. Voting for both of these were voted by readers. Everyone was able to cast their votes in the comment section, Twitter, and Facebook. Here we’ll be unveiling the fan vote for Game of the Year 2017.

So, if you don’t like the winner then you’ve only got yourself to blame!

Reader’s Choice Game of the Year 2017 Winner

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Persona 5

Few role-playing games can match Persona 5 in terms of polish and scale. The massive title is filled with interesting twists, great combat, and memorable dungeons to explore. Our review said, “Persona 5 is proof that few titles can compare to a truly great role-playing game. Over its 60+ hour playtime I got to forge meaningful friendships with an eccentric cast of characters, discover the secrets of Tokyo, and even managed to find some nice restaurants to dine at. The time investment might seem like a lot, but rarely is time wasted when spent with friends. It doesn’t reinvent the genre, as it largely builds upon Persona 4‘s stellar base, but it adds a level of polish that is simply lacking from its contemporaries.”

Of course, we’d also love to hear what you think. Did your most game of the year 2017 match the reader’s pick, or would you have liked to see one of the other nominees take the award? Stay tuned to find out the rest of the winners this week!

Don’t miss the rest of the announced year-end award nominees and winners.