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Christmas Greetings, XBA!

 

Among other things, we'll be presenting the Best of 2017 Challenge Club to you in the new year, but like most things, we like to include our community wherever possible. You never know what others think until you give them the chance to express their thoughts, right?

 

Now, we don't want this to turn into a thread with debates about which game is more deserving, etc. So, a simple layout of the Challenge Club's tiers and the games within is all that is necessary.

 

Please note that the first tier should include indie titles entirely. Also, keep in mind that once live in the new year, tiers can be completed in any order. While not displayed due to this being an example, each tier will have an award associated with it.

 

Edit: To be perfectly clear, the tiers you create should include games based on the quality of the game and it standing out for you among other games released in 2017. This doesn't necessarily mean it had "good", "easy" or "fun" achievements attached to it. Though, there isn't much point in creating an "impossible" tier either, so attempt to create tiers that are not only filled with great games from 2017, but also ones that have an accessible achievement list. It's an awkward balance, Right? This is, of course, part the fun that goes into creating a Challenge Club like this!

 

We'll be presenting the new Challenge Club during January 2018.

 

 

Example:

 

Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Cuphead

Super Lucky's Tale

RiME

Tacoma

What Remains of Edith Finch

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games)

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Halo Wars 2

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Tekken 7

Yooka-Laylee

 

Tier 3 (Retail Games)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Call of Duty: WWII

Injustice 2

Prey

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

 

Tier 4 (Retail Games)

Destiny 2

For Honor

Forza Motorsport 7

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Edited by Dirty130
Added more detail upon request. Approximate presentation time added.
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Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Refunct

AER: Memories of Old

Rememoried

Kings Quest

What Remains of Edith Finch

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games)

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

TWD: A New Frontier

Tekken 7

Injustice 2

 

Tier 3 (Retail Games)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: MWR (standalone retail version released 27th July 2017)

Need For Speed: Payback

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

 

 

Tier 4 (Retail Games)

Destiny 2

Sniper Elite 4

Forza Motorsport 7

F1 2017

AFL Evolution

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Rapture639's Best of 2017.

 

Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Kill the Bad Guy

Super Lucky's Tale

What Remains of Edith Finch

Blackwood Crossing

Cuphead

 

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games)

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

The Walking Dead Collection

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Tekken 7

Agents of Mayhem

 

Tier 3 (Retail Games)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Call of Duty: WWII

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

For Honor

 

Tier 4 (Retail Games)

Destiny 2

Injustice 2

Halo Wars 2

Prey

The Evil Within 2

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Added Rapture's list that was PM'd to me after thread closure.
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Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Manual Samuel

Riptide GP: Renegade

Refunct

Late Shift

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Battlefield 1

The Evil Within 2

Prey

LEGO City Undercover

 

Tier 3 (Retail Games)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

Friday the 13th

Telltale: Batman the Evil Within

Telltale: Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy

Lego Worlds

 

Tier 4 (Retail Games)

Forza Motorsport 7

F1 2017

Gears of War 4

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Fifa 17

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Here is my suggestion in full now that I understand what you're looking for.

 

Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Cuphead

Super Lucky's Tale

RiME

Tacoma

What Remains of Edith Finch

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games [but Smaller/Shorter])

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Tekken 7

Yooka-Laylee

 

Tier 3 (Retail Games [Reboots {Kinda}])

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Call of Duty: WWII

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Prey

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

 

Tier 4 (Retail Games [successful Sequels])

Destiny 2

Forza Motorsport 7 (maybe swap?)

Halo Wars 2

Injustice 2

The Evil Within 2

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Okay, time for Shep's Awesome-Obviously-Correct-And-Perfect-List-Of-2017-Games

 

Tier 1 (Indie Games)

CupHead

What Remains of Edith Finch

Tacoma

RIME

Super Lucky's Tale

 

Tier 2 (Horror Games)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Prey

The Evil Within 2

Little Nightmares

Observer

 

Tier 3 (Multiplayers)

Destiny 2

Call of Duty: WWII

Star Wars Battlefront II

For Honor

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

 

Tier 4 (Epic Single Player)

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

 

What do you guys think? By separating them into groups of "genres" that let's us skip having to put them in tiers of difficulty. Obviously indie games will be quicker to beat than massive RPG's, but I think this looks like a pretty varied list.

 

I didn't include some obviously good games, simply because the time or skill to beat them would prevent many people from earning the awards. And after all, we WANT people to get these awards. Games I did not include but are good games include: Forza 7, Outlast 2, Wolfenstein 2, Injustice 2, and Halo Wars 2 (a lot of 2's in there).

 

Also if anyone is curious to see the highest rated games of 2017, here's a list on Metacritic sorted top to bottom. Click here.

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Okay, time for Shep's Awesome-Obviously-Correct-And-Perfect-List-Of-2017-Games

 

Tier 1 (Indie Games)

CupHead

What Remains of Edith Finch

Tacoma

RIME

Super Lucky's Tale

 

Tier 2 (Horror Games)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Prey

The Evil Within 2

Little Nightmares

Observer

 

Tier 3 (Multiplayers)

Destiny 2

Call of Duty: WWII

Star Wars Battlefront II

For Honor

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

 

Tier 4 (Epic Single Player)

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

 

What do you guys think? By separating them into groups of "genres" that let's us skip having to put them in tiers of difficulty. Obviously indie games will be quicker to beat than massive RPG's, but I think this looks like a pretty varied list.

 

I didn't include some obviously good games, simply because the time or skill to beat them would prevent many people from earning the awards. And after all, we WANT people to get these awards. Games I did not include but are good games include: Forza 7, Outlast 2, Wolfenstein 2, Injustice 2, and Halo Wars 2 (a lot of 2's in there).

 

Also if anyone is curious to see the highest rated games of 2017, here's a list on Metacritic sorted top to bottom. Click here.

 

Take two:

 

Tier 1

CupHead

What Remains of Edith Finch

Tacoma

Super Lucky's Tale

RiME

 

Tier 2

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Call of Duty WWII

For Honor

Assassin's Creed: Origins

 

Tier 3

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Star Wars Battlefront II

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

The Evil Within 2

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

 

Tier 4

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

 

I tried to group them based on difficulty, then time to completion. Since Wolfenstein was well received and is pretty ridiculous, having it's own tier seems appropriate.

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Tier 1 (Indie Games)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Pit People

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

 

Tier 2 (Retail Games)

Mass Effect: Andromeda

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

The Surge

Destiny 2

ELEX

 

I played a LOT of older games in 2017. Hit the backlog hard with RPGs I'd played on my old tag to recomplete them, so not a ton of new games to even pick from. Also played a ton of Overwatch and had a few games that kept getting DLC. These were the best of my batch though.

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