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GameSpot Game Of The Year Reveal Schedule For PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox One, And More

Mark your calendar now to make sure you're a part of our end-of-year excitement!

To call 2017 a "good year" for gaming would be a grave understatement. With Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 all receiving Essential 10 review scores, and a multitude of amazing games that have captured similar critical accolades, trying to pick just one title to be Game of the Year seems like an almost impossible task. But that's just what we're going to try and do!

Over the course of December, we'll be rolling a out a series of features and videos that look back at 2017, look ahead to 2018, and that list out what we collectively feel are the best games of the year. Check out the list below for our full content schedule for both games and entertainment as we celebrate the Best of 2017!

2017 Year-in-Review

Console Report Cards

Console "Best Of" Award Winners

Our unranked list of the five best games for each console. This year we are (obviously) dropping the Wii U category and adding Nintendo Switch.

  • Best 3DS Games -- Friday, December 8
  • Best Mobile Games -- Friday, December 8
  • Best Switch Games -- Monday, December 11
  • Best VR Games -- Tueday, December 12
  • Best Xbox One Games -- Wednesday, December 13
  • Best PS4 Games -- Thursday, December 14
  • Best PC Games -- Friday, December 15
  • Best Expansion -- Monday, December 18
  • Best Reissued/Remastered Games -- Tuesday, December 19

Game of the Year Countdown

  • Game of the Year #10 -- Monday, December 11
  • Game of the Year #9 -- Tuesday, December 12
  • Game of the Year #8 -- Wednesday, December 13
  • Game of the Year #7 -- Thursday, December 14
  • Game of the Year #6 -- Friday, December 15
  • Game of the Year #5 -- Monday, December 18
  • Game of the Year #4 -- Tuesday, December 19
  • Game of the Year #3 -- Wednesday, December 20
  • Game of the Year #2 -- Wednesday, December 20
  • Game of the Year #1 -- Wednesday, December 20
  • Editors' Spotlight Awards -- Thursday, December 21

These awards highlight games that we think deserve special recognition, but which didn't earn a spot in our "Best of" or GOTY lists. Looking ahead to 2018, on Thursday December 21 we'll have a host of features looking at the most-anticipated games of next year:

  • The 20 Biggest Games to Play in 2018
  • The Biggest PS4 Games to Play in 2018
  • The Biggest Xbox One Games to Play in 2018
  • The Biggest Nintendo Games to Play in 2018
  • The Biggest PC Games to Play in 2018

Players' Choice Awards

  • Voting Begins Friday, December 22
  • Voting Ends Tuesday, January 2 at midnight PST
  • Players' Choice Winner Reveal Wednesday, January 3

In the latter half of the month, we'll focus on our favorite movies and TV Shows:

2017 Entertainment Year-in-Review

  • The Craziest Entertainment News Of 2017 -- Thursday, Dec. 21
  • Biggest Comic News of 2017 -- Thursday, Dec. 21
  • Report Card: Marvel -- Thursday, Dec 21
  • Report Card: DC -- Thursday, Dec 21
  • Report Card: Star Wars -- Thursday, Dec 21
  • The Biggest Disappointments In Movies And TV This Year -- Friday, Dec. 22
  • The Entertainment That Should Have Been More Popular In 2017 -- Friday, Dec. 22
  • Characters We Loved (And Loved To Hate) In 2017 Movies And TV -- Friday, Dec. 22
  • Worst Reviewed Movies of 2017 -- Friday, Dec. 22
  • Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episodes Ranked From Worst To Best -- Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • Best And Worst Adaptations, Reboots, And Remake -- Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • The Best And Worst Entertainment Trailers Of The Year -- Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • The Biggest Moments In WWE This Year -- Tuesday, Dec. 26

Best of Entertainment

  • The Top 10 Movies of 2017 -- Wed, Dec 27
  • The Top 10 TV Shows of 2017 -- Wed, Dec 27
  • The 10 Best Netflix Originals Of 2017 -- Wed, Dec 27
  • The 10 Best Comics of 2017 -- Wed, Dec 27
  • The Best Horror Movies And Shows -- Thu, Dec 28
  • The Best Sci-Fi Movies And Shows -- Thu, Dec 28
  • The Best Superhero Movies And Shows -- Thu, Dec 28
  • The Best Anime Of 2017 -- Thu, Dec 28
  • The Best TV Show Episodes Of 2017 -- Thu, Dec 28
  • The 10 Best Scenes In 2017 Movies And TV -- Thu, Dec 28

And looking ahead to 2018:

  • The Biggest Movies to Watch in 2018 -- Friday, Dec. 29
  • The Biggest TV Shows to Watch in 2018 -- Friday, Dec. 29
  • The Biggest Comics to Read in 2018 -- Friday, Dec. 29
  • The Biggest Anime To Look Forward To In 2018 -- Friday, Dec. 29
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