The most exhilarating games of the year were also the most expensive, according to a survey of the best games of 2017.
FourFour Two’s Top Ten Most Exciting Games of 2017 lists games from all genres, including the best-selling platformers, action RPGs and puzzle games.
“Most Exciting games of 2018 are also among the most pricey,” FourFour’s David Boulton said.
“Some are more expensive than some of the most successful ones, but that’s because they’re not yet out of the wild.
They’re still making their way into your pocket, and that means you can get them at a price that’s competitive with other games.”
For example, The Secret World Remastered was priced at £9.99 ($13.75) in April.
Four Four Two’s report suggests that The Secret Worlds Remastered sold well despite the game’s low price tag.
FourFiveThirtyEight’s report on the top 10 most exciting game of 2017, published in May, suggested that it was a better game than the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
However, the report noted that Uncharted 4 was “more expensive than the most anticipated release in 2018,” while FourFiveTwenty’s Top 10 Most Excited Games of 2018 said that Uncharted 3 was “a great game for anyone who wants to dive into Uncharted”.
“This year’s list is a very strong set of games that have a great mix of exciting mechanics, challenging gameplay and plenty of potential,” FourFiveThe article also pointed out that many of the games on the list had sold well in the past, despite being released on mobile devices.
“The best-sellers of 2017 were all mobile games, and many of those games were well-received by both consumers and critics,” FourFiftyEight’s John Boudreau wrote.
“These games are still being played by a large audience, and this year they’ve all sold well, even if some of them have been a bit less successful than anticipated.”
“While mobile games are always in demand, they’re the ones with the most room for growth, and we can see that they’re still the most popular,” he added.
FourFIFreeEight’s top ten most exciting mobile games of this year, published on May 15, showed that mobile games had been “on the rise” for a while.
“Mobile games have been on the rise, especially for games on mobile,” Boudette wrote.
One of the reasons mobile games have become more popular is that mobile devices are more powerful, Boudiere said.
The game industry is also becoming more competitive, he said, and mobile games were the “next generation of gaming.”
“There are two new mobile gaming platforms that are rapidly catching up to each other, with both of them releasing games that are more accessible and more playable on mobile phones,” he said.
He cited a recent report from IDC which found that mobile-device owners have spent more than $1 billion in the US this year.
“While we can’t say how many mobile gamers have spent that much money, they are certainly the biggest consumers in the world,” Boushier said.
Bouden said he was surprised to see how many games were released on iOS.
“I thought that games were going to be the dominant platform of the gaming industry,” he told FourFour.
“But in 2018, mobile gaming overtook PC gaming in the global mobile game market.”
One of Boudreaux’s favourite games of all time, Tetris, had sold more than 5 million copies in 2017.
The article also noted that a game like Pokemon Go, which has been downloaded more than 10 million times, is not as popular as other mobile games.
Four FiftyEight’s review of Pokemon Go on May 1, 2018, pointed out the game was too difficult for some people.
“Poke Go is challenging at first, but eventually becomes addictive,” Boulson said.
Pokemon Go is not the only game to be criticised for its difficulty, however.
The report also cited a report from SuperData, which found the game had the highest number of deaths in the game industry.
Boulsen said Pokemon Go was “probably the most difficult game in the entire Pokemon Go app”.
“The number of players experiencing a death in Pokemon Go exceeds those who die in other video games by a factor of five,” Bournes said.