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'Assassin's Creed Origins'? 'Resident Evil 7'? Top 5 games of 2017

'Assassin's Creed Origins'

Bayek explores a tomb in "Assassin's Creed Origins."

Everyone needs a break sometimes.

When it comes to reviewing video games, mine was this year. So I only reviewed about 15, which is less than half the amount I've reviewed each year since I started doing this a decade (!) ago.

That's not to say I played fewer games in 2017. I just played more of the ones I wanted to play, not the ones I felt obligated to play. Crazy, right?

Still, if there's one review I can't duck out of writing, it's the year in games. And I did play enough of 2017's releases to confidently scrape together a list of five favorites:

Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox, or find him on PSN or Xbox Live under the name davewiththeid.


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I edit The Citizen's features section, Lake Life, and weekly entertainment guide, Go. I've also been writing for The Citizen and since 2006, covering arts and culture, business, food and drink, and more.

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