With huge game releases like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 2017 was a remarkable year for games. As we approach the end of December, we're rolling out a number of features that focus on both the best of the best and GameSpot's editors' personal favorites, but not every game garnered quite the same level of acclaim.
In this feature, we take a look back at the many games released this year that weren't as favorably reviewed. While these games may still have some noteworthy positives--such as unique art-styles or interesting stories--they also suffered from something that brought the score down for the reviewer. When compared to previous years, the games of 2017 were largely more well received--resulting in a lack of releases that scored a 3 or below. This is the complete list of every game released in 2017 that scored a 5 or lower on GameSpot.