Game of the Year 2017 Awards – Best RPG of the Year

COGconnected’s Best of 2017 Awards – RPG of the Year

Nothing is more satisfying than finding yourself deeply immersed in the lore, history, and world of a game. Feeling that unconscious moment where you think and act like the character you portray; every movement and decision meticulously plotted in the blink of an eye because you simply are that character. 2017 has been a year of blockbuster titles, one after the other, and while games these days tend to blend genres to give gamers something entirely new to experience, at their core, these games did an amazing job of pulling you in and putting you in the shoes of their protagonist.

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This year saw a number of action-packed and deeply engrossing sequels, including South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Persona 5, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Divinity: Original Sin 2, to name a few. Each of these games surpassed their predecessor and our expectations in what an RPG experience could be, and surprise titles like Nier: Automata and Golf Story delighted us as a welcome departure from the norm.

Whether putting together a team of rag-tag child heroes, exploring the supernatural Metaverse, putting together a party of miscreant warriors to defeat an ancient evil, or defending the people of ancient Egypt, the RPGs of 2017 have given us so much more than we ever expected. However, there can only be one game that takes the crown of Best RPG. Check out our video below and find out COGconnected’s top pick for RPG of the Year 2017.

Stay tuned for our other 2017 video game award categories including Storyteller, Runway Model, and The Feels. What do you think of our top three picks? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below.