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99 noteworthy games still coming to PC in 2017

Earlier this week, we set out to catalog every PC game coming out before the end of this year, from Fruit Golf (opens in new tab) to What!? My Neighbors Are Demons!!? (opens in new tab), but there are so many games our fingers started going numb. That said, we've taken a pretty good crack at it, collecting 99 games that are all scheduled to release before the new year (plus a few just released games that we slipped in anyway). 

Even though there's only a few months to go, it feels like 2017 in PC gaming has barely started. Plan accordingly. And for more details on the year's games, released or not, pop over to our larger preview of all the new games of 2017 (opens in new tab).


Tooth and Tail
Out now | Steam (opens in new tab) | GOG (opens in new tab)
A real-time strategy game from the creators of Monaco. Our review's coming soon, but check out our preview from earlier this year (opens in new tab) for a look at the "bite-sized StarCraft campaign."

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Out now | Steam (opens in new tab)
A restaurant building and cooking game with "over 180 foods, sides, drinks and desserts."

Divinity: Original Sin 2
Out now | Steam (opens in new tab) | GOG (opens in new tab)
The sequel to one of our favorite RPGs of the past several years, Original Sin 2 brings us more isometric co-op and physics-based magic as of right now. The PC Gamer team is loving it so far, and we'll have a review next week. In the meantime, some tips to help you get started (opens in new tab).

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Out now | Steam (opens in new tab)
A stand-alone expansion for Dishonored 2, Death of the Outsider stars assassin Billie Lurk on a mission to kill—you guessed it—The Outsider. Ian had fun with the new abilities back at Quakecon (opens in new tab), and our review is on the way.

NBA 2K18
Out now | Steam (opens in new tab)
Your yearly NBA game courtesy of 2K. This year's entry brings a new motion system and, as always, a new career meta layer and updated rosters.

XING: The Land Beyond
September 18 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A first-person puzzle adventure with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support, XING is said to be a "spiritual journey through the afterlife."

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
September 19 | Steam (opens in new tab)
The MvC series takes to the PC for the second time ever with a new game that brings Marvel and Capcom's rosters together again for tag team fights.

September 19 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A sci-fi action-adventure game in which the enemy studies your behavior to create copies of you.

Project CARS 2
September 21 | Steam (opens in new tab)
The high-tech racing series returns with over 180 licensed cars, new sports, and of course support for ultra high-end machines—12K anyone?

Heat Signature
September 21 | Steam (opens in new tab)
Former PC Gamer editor Tom Francis follows up Gunpoint (opens in new tab) with a game about infiltrating spaceships in a procedurally-generated universe. Prepare for things to go very wrong (opens in new tab).

Ancient Frontier
September 21 | Steam (opens in new tab)  
A turn-based strategy game that puts us in command of fleets of starships.

Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
September 21 | Steam (opens in new tab)
The next bit of Stellaris DLC introduces the Machine Empire, a robotic society. 

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
September 22 | Official site (opens in new tab)
The second expansion for Guild Wars 2 adds mounts, new elite specializations, and a new area, the Crystal Desert.

September 22 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A surreal action-adventure game about fighting nightmares. Figment is big on music, with a "rhythmic environment full of trumpet trees, piano houses and singing enemies" and a dynamic soundtrack that changes according to your actions.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
September 26 | Steam (opens in new tab)  
The latest Danganronpa game is releasing on PC alongside its console counterparts, bringing a new cast trapped in a self-described "psycho-cool" school, where "some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished."

September 26 | Steam (opens in new tab) | GOG (opens in new tab)
Torchlight studio Runic Games brings us a new action-adventure in a colorful world. It was looking pretty good (opens in new tab) when we last had an update in August.

Raid: World War II
September 26 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A four-player WWII shooter starring, of all people, John Cleese.

September 26 | Steam (opens in new tab)| GOG (opens in new tab)
After getting a look back at PAX last month (opens in new tab), we're excited for this one. Ruiner is an isometric shooter in a brutal cyberpunk world, and like Hotline Miami, it'll take some steely nerves to survive. 

Canari (Early Access)
September 28 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A dual-stick roguelike "in the dark," Canari stars a robot that uses light as its weapon in both procedural and hand-made levels.

Total War: Warhammer 2
September 28 | Steam (opens in new tab)
More Total War: Warhammer (opens in new tab) is totally warhappening later this month with the second fantasy entry in the large-scale war strategy series. We had a chat with  lead designer Richard Aldridge (opens in new tab) back at PAX to learn all about the "mad-scientist" Skaven faction.

September 28 | Steam (opens in new tab)
It's a bit like Legend of Grimrock, only steampunk. Vaporum is a first-person, grid-based dungeon crawler—though unlike others it features one character, rather than a party. And lots and lots of clockwork.

September 29| Official site  (opens in new tab)
It's your FIFA for the year, which means there's a capitalized new feature—this time it's "Real Player Motion Technology"  which "utilizes pose trajectory matching on every frame to deliver the franchise’s most responsive and fluid gameplay ever." If you pop open the Origin client, you can try out a demo.

September 29| Steam (opens in new tab)| GOG (opens in new tab)
The 1930s-style animation in this action sidescroller caught our eyes several years ago, and we've been eager to play it ever since. Finally, our heads will be cups. 

September 29 | Steam (opens in new tab)
Described as a "story driven adventure / survival / puzzle game" by its single developer, Uayeb looks to be an especially ambitious indie project.


Forza Motorsport 7
October 3 | Official site (opens in new tab)
The first numbered Forza game on PC brings us 700 cars to gawk at. And also drive.

A Hat in Time
October 5 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A 3D platformer about hats, and being cute. As a "tiny space-travelling girl with a big tophat" stranded on a strange world, we'll have to craft new, power-giving hats and hop around collecting fuel, helping out the locals along the way.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War
October 10 | Steam (opens in new tab)  
The sequel to Shadow of Mordor—which we're lovingly referring to as Wardor—with more open world brawling and Nemesis-powered villains whose stories parallel our own. Check out Joe's look at it (opens in new tab) from last month.

October 10 | Oculus (opens in new tab)
A VR game from Metro creators 4A Games, Arktika.1 is set after an apocalypse during "a new ice age." We'd expect nothing less from the apocalypse connoisseurs at 4A, and with the latest tech from the studio, Arktika is said to contain the "most impressive visuals ever seen in VR." We'll put that statement to the test when it's out, but it's not a stretch given the look of the upcoming Metro Exodus (opens in new tab).

The Evil Within 2
October 13 | Steam   (opens in new tab)
Appropriately releasing on Friday the 13th, The Evil Within 2 offers more gore from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks. Joe got some hands-on time with Evil Within 2 back at Gamescom, bringing us some details on its branching pathways (opens in new tab).

October 17 | Steam (opens in new tab)
An action RPG in a post-apocalyptic world, Elex promises a "huge seamless game world." Keep an eye on it—developer Piranha Bytes is also behind the Risen series.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole 
October 17 | Steam (opens in new tab)  
The second of Ubisoft's South Park RPGs points its mockery at superhero movies. Samuel quite liked what he's played of it (opens in new tab) so far.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
October 19 | Official site (opens in new tab)
A remaster of the classic 1997 strategy game (opens in new tab), with high-definition art, an updated soundtrack, and gameplay fixes.

Destiny 2
October 24 | Official site   (opens in new tab)
It's already out on console, and Tim has given the campaign a go (opens in new tab), but come late October we'll be able to play Bungie's open world shooter with the proper equipment.

AER – Memories of Old
October 25 | Steam (opens in new tab)
Who knew there were this many games? Geez. Anyway, in this one, you can turn into a bird!

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
October 27 | Steam (opens in new tab)
In an America overrun by Nazis, BJ is back to clean up. What's most striking this time around is how weird the series is getting, which Evan was happy to see back at E3 (opens in new tab).

Assassin's Creed: Origins
October 27 | Steam (opens in new tab)   
The biggest Assassin's Creed yet, Origins takes us to Egypt during the Hellenistic Period for another round of intrigue. It seems to be taking cues from The Witcher 3, as James discovered during his hands-on (opens in new tab), which combined with a year-long break from the series' annual release schedule has us a bit more excited than usual for Ubisoft's staple.

October 31 | Steam (opens in new tab)
There's no doubt we're excited for this one: Dusk is a Quake throwback with a metal soundtrack—as it should have—set in "the eerie backwoods of the American Northeast." Norm was quite taken by the first episode last month (opens in new tab), and there's a lot more coming in the full release.


Call of Duty: WWII
November 3 | Steam
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There's a new Call of Duty game! In November! Can you believe it? Things are a little different than last year, though, as we're finally breaking from the near-to-far future trappings of the recent games to 360 no-scope our way back to the series' World War 2 origins. There's a beta on the way (opens in new tab), too.

Super Lucky’s Tale
November 7 | Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
Not content with just being a regular tale, Super Lucky's Tale is a flatspace sequel to the VR platformer (opens in new tab).

Football Manager 2018
November 10 | Steam
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Be wary, (opens in new tab) football fans, and remember that you do need to sleep now and then.

Need for Speed Payback
November 10 | Origin (opens in new tab)
Need for Speed Payback takes place in "the underworld of Fortune Valley" where we'll go wheel-to-wheel with cops and underground racers. And like nearly all illegal street racers, we'll be out for revenge.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
November 14 | Steam
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An original LEGO Marvel story featuring the likes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and more.

November 16 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A stand-alone expansion for WWI shooter Verdun, Tannenberg heads to the Russian Empire with new weapons, maps, and a new 64-player mode.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2
November 17 | Origin (opens in new tab)
After a flashy but somewhat shallow series reboot a couple years ago, Battlefront 2 is refining the blasters and adding space battles (opens in new tab) to the mix. James was happy with the tweaks when he played it back at E3 (opens in new tab), and pre-orderers will be able to try it this October during the beta (opens in new tab).

November TBD | Steam (opens in new tab)
You've just become a vampire—er, vampyr—and have no choice but to stalk the people of 1918 London to feed on their blood. In the process, you'll have to "survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures" while picking human victims to treat like Capri Suns along the way.


Doom VFR
December 1 | Steam (opens in new tab)
The 'F' stands for the same thing it stands for in BFG (opens in new tab) in this VR edition of 2016's Doom reboot. 

SpellForce 3
December 7 | Steam (opens in new tab)
A fantasy RTS and RPG combo in the long-running SpellForce series.

Hello Neighbor
December 8 | Steam
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Your neighbor is hiding something, and in this "stealth horror game" you've got to sneak into his house to find out what—but he'll pay attention to your infiltration methods and work to cut you off if you're too predictable.

Fallout 4 VR  
December 12 | Steam (opens in new tab)
It's Fallout 4, but in VR! It's all right there in the name. A full stand-alone version of the game for the HTC Vive, Fallout 4 VR set you back $60. Though given the price of a Vive itself, maybe that's not such a big deal for VR enthusiasts.

Praey for the Gods
December TBD | Steam (opens in new tab)
Formerly Prey for the Gods, now Praey after a little trademark incident (opens in new tab), this is a "brutal journey" reminiscent of Shadow of the Colossus in that it's about taking down unreasonably large beasts in an inhospitable world.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (out of Early Access)
Q4 2017 | Steam
It's already one of the most popular games in the world (opens in new tab), so it feels a bit odd to put PUBG on this list even if it isn't technically out yet. There's no firm date for PUBG's exit from Early Access, but it should be before the end of the year. Meanwhile, vaulting is supposed to come this November (opens in new tab), and there's a new desert map on the way (opens in new tab)

Even more games releasing soon

Abandon Ship (opens in new tab) (2017)
Agony (opens in new tab) (2017)
Apocalipsis (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Aquanox Deep Descent (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Arena 3D (opens in new tab) (Early Access coming 2017)
Ashworld (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Away (opens in new tab) (2017)
BattleTech (opens in new tab) (2017)
Boss 101 (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
The Church in the Darkness (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Close Your Eyes: Intermission (opens in new tab) (Late 2017)
Crimson Hills (opens in new tab) (2017)
Dauntless (opens in new tab) (2017)
Death's Gambit (opens in new tab) (2017)
Fear Effect Sedna (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Frostpunk (opens in new tab) (TBA)
Frozen Synapse 2 (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
FutureGrind (opens in new tab) (2017)
Ghost of a Tale (opens in new tab) (Leaving Early Access TBD)
Ghost Song (opens in new tab) (TBA)
Gorogoa (opens in new tab) (2017)
The Guild 3 (opens in new tab) (2017)
Hellhunter (opens in new tab) (2017)
Hyakki Castle (opens in new tab) (Winter 2017)
Iconoclasts (opens in new tab) (2017)
InnerSpace (opens in new tab) (2017)
Insurgency: Sandstorm (opens in new tab) (2017)
Katana Zero (opens in new tab) (2017)
Megaton Rainfall (opens in new tab) (Q4 2017)
Memory of a Broken Dimension (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Moonlighter (opens in new tab) (2017)
Nine Parchments (opens in new tab) (2017)
Operation Biotech (opens in new tab) (2017)
Outcast - Second Contact (opens in new tab)(Coming soon)
Quantum Replica (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Riot - Civil Unrest (opens in new tab) (2017)
SCUM (opens in new tab) (Early Access 2017)
Steel Division: Normandy 44 - Second Wave (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Stifled (opens in new tab) (TBA)
Streets of Rogue (opens in new tab) (Out of Early Access TBD)
Tiny Metal (opens in new tab) (Autumn 2017)
Tiny Thor (opens in new tab)(Q4 2017)
ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)
Tonight We Riot (opens in new tab) (2017)
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (opens in new tab) (TBA)
Tower 57 (opens in new tab) (2017)
Trailmakers (opens in new tab) (Early Access Q4 2017)
Vigilantes (opens in new tab) (Early Access 2017)
Visage (opens in new tab) (2017)
Wildfire (opens in new tab) (Coming soon)

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