Best Casual Game of 2017 – Nominees

The end of the year has rolled around, which means it’s time to sum up 2017 with the Game of the Year Awards. PlayStation LifeStyle is doing our year-end awards slightly different from previous years. We wanted to put more importance on the nomination for each award, so we limited each category to five games. That’s not many, especially in a year stacked with great titles. It took a lot of careful deliberation to come up with each list.

Best Casual Game is a really difficult category to do. What qualifies as casual? By putting a game here, does that somehow make it lesser than other games? Our thoughts on this category were games that had a more broad appeal. These are games that could be enjoyed by everyone, gamers and non-gamers alike. These are games that may not get recognition in other categories when placed against the gamer focused heavy-hitters of the year, but we felt they deserved a look.

Keeping everything that came out in 2017 in mind, here are PlayStation LifeStyle’s nominees for the Best Casual Game of 2017:

The winner of our Best Casual Game of 2017 award will be announced next week on Thursday, December 28. It will be a part of a week-long celebration of the best PlayStation titles of 2017. Ultimately, it’ll conclude on Friday, December 29, where we’ll reveal PlayStation LifeStyle’s Game of the Year 2017. This year will go down as one of the greatest in gaming, so we’re very excited to unveil all of our picks!

Of course, we’d also love to hear what you think. Let us know what your Casual Game of 2017 was, and which nominee you’ll think will win the award! Will it be Rime’s emotional journey through grief? What about Everything and it’s really strange take on, well, everything? Could it possibly come down to the strangely addicting Puyo Puyo Tetris? Stay tuned to find out the winner next week!

View the rest of the announced year-end award nominees.