Japanese Developers Rank Their Favorite Games Of The Year With Zelda Topping The List

Zelda wins, with Dragon Quest XI and Nier: Automata ranking at second and third positions.

Posted By | On 28th, Dec. 2017

As the year draws to a close, the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu asked a hundred Japanese developers and other industry personalities to vote on their favorite games of the year. Not surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has topped the list with Dragon Quest XI and Nier: Automata following in second and third positions respectively.

It is interesting that of the top 5 games on the list, three of them are Switch exclusives with Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey coming in at fourth and fifth respectively. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is quite high up on the list as well at no. 8.

Some of these games weren’t released this year, since the developers may have simply voted for games they only got around to playing this year. This is why titles such as Undertale feature on the list. Also, the vote wasn’t exclusive to game developers but also included voice actors and other industry personalities. You can check out the full list below (via Dualshockers).

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Dragon Quest XI
  3. NieR: Automata
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Super Mario Odyssey
  6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  7. Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds
  8. Monster Hunter XX
  9. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
  10. SNES Classic Mini
  11. Undertale
  12. Overcooked
  13. Fate/Grand Order
  14. Granblue Fantasy
  15. The Great Ace Attorney 2
  16. Azur Lane
  17. ARMS
  18. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  19. Tekken 7
  20. Yakuza Kiwami 2
  21. NiOh
  22. Earth Defense Force 5
  23. The Idolmaster Million Live!: Theater Days
  24. Horion Zero Dawn
  25. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  26. Dissidia Final Fantasy
  27. Minecraft
  28. Call of Duty: WWII
  29. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  30. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi
  31. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  32. Gravity Rush 2
  33. A3!
  34. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  35. Friday the 13th: the Game
  36. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  37. City Shrouded in Shadows
  38. ARK: Survival Evolved
  39. LINE Pokopoko
  40. Gran Turismo Sport
  41. Seiken Densetsu Collection
  42. Dragon Quest X Online
  43. Farpoint
  44. Overwatch
  45. Sonic Forces
  46. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  47. World of Tanks (for consoles)
  48. For Honor
  49. Galaga Wars
  50. Super Mario Run
  51. Final Fantasy XIV
  52. Seventh Rebirth
  53. Million Onion Hotel
  54. Puzzles & Dragons
  55. Fire Emblem Warriors
  56. Fantasy Earth Zero
  57. Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey Redux
  58. Cuphead
  59. The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage
  60. Superhot VR
  61. Arcade Archives Super Mario Brothers
  62. Clash of Clans
  63. Bundle! Girls band party!
  64. The Last of Us Remastered
  65. Fallout 4
  66. Pokémon Sun and Moon
  67. Lineage 2 Revolution
  68. The Last Guardian
  69. Everwing
  70. War Thunder
  71. What Remains of Edith Finch
  72. Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
  73. INSIDE
  74. Destiny’s Child
  75. One Piece: Treasure Cruise
  76. Stand My Heroes
  77. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  78. Threes!
  79. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  80. Clash Royale
  81. Super Bomberman R
  82. KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ
  83. Resident Evil 4
  84. ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Legend: Fight of Fate
  85. Battle Garegga Rev. 2016
  86. .hack//G.U. Last Recode
  87. Boku no Neko
  88. Dragon Quest of the Stars
  89. 7 Days to Die
  90. Dobutsu Tower Battle
  91. Dragon’s Dogma Online
  92. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
  93. Get Even
  94. Pictologica Final Fantasy
  95. Hey! Pikmin
  96.  Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
  97. Mobius Final Fantasy
  98. SINoALICE
  99. Forza Motorsport 7
  100. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

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