As a rule, video games should be addictive.
Engaging, challenging, even breathtaking — we play games to be entertained beyond scripted lines and crafted animation. We want to be a part of the action.
So, how do you predict the most addictive games of 2017 when we’re only a few months into the year? Thanks to early access, franchise hype, and advanced previews at gaming conferences and conventions, fathoming what games will hit or miss over the next twelve months has gone from pure conjecture to reasonably accurate.
So, here is our list of the most addictive games: some already out this year, some yet to come, and some previous released titles with major updates slated for 2017.
15. Resident Evil 7
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC.
Feeling scared and completely helpless doesn’t sound like it would be the perfect ingredients to addictive gameplay — unless, of course, you’re Resident Evil 7.
Capcom’s decision to change the game from third-person to first puts you right in the middle of the horror (and the action) and limits your point-of-view as you peer around corners, adding a whole new layer of tension to the game.
Plus, undead headshots. How is that not addicting?