With a slew of new releases hitting shelves this week, Polygon is back with a new list of our favorite games of the year.
The top-10 was dominated by the return of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and an even bigger jump in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood from No. 4 to No. 6.
The game that started it all, Call of Dutys own Call of War, slipped to No 10 in 2016 thanks to a lot of bad press.
But in 2017, the series has found its footing again and the game’s still on a high note, with a whopping 40 million copies sold.
As for the games that have been the most talked about, the big names seem to have been Battlefield 1, Grand Theft Auto V, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
But, if we were to look at the games’ cumulative sales, we could find a few surprises.
Battlefield 1: 20 million copies worldwide, Black Ops 3: 13 million copies, Skyrim: 6.6 million copies and Skyrim: 5 million copies.
While Call of the Dead, a reboot of a classic zombie game, dropped from No 11 to No 12, it still managed to top the list with 4.3 million sales.
The same can be said for the new Hitman title, which dropped from 13 to No 14 and hit its first million sales mark.
But the game hasn’t been a huge hit in the U.S., where it was originally released, and it was recently dropped from the top 10 on our list.
The Top 10 Video Games of All Time: 1.
Call of Peace (No. 3)2.
Call Of Duty (No 6)3.
Call-of-War (No 10)4.
Grand Theft Autos 3 (No 5)5.
Grand Prix Pro (No 2)6.
Grand Slam: Racing (No 3)7.
The Elder Scroll V: Dawnguard (No 1)8.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (No 4)9.
Grand Champs Tennis (No 7)10.
Grand Cross (No 11)As for Call of Hearts, the original title that launched the series in 1998, the franchise has never really gotten much traction outside Japan.
It wasn’t until the late ’00s, however, when the series found its feet in Europe.
Grand Tour: A Journey to the West was a smash hit in Japan, and the franchise continued to gain traction with games like Grand Tour 2 and Grand Tour 3.
Grand Tour 3, released in 2018, is an open world racing game that takes players to the far reaches of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The game was recently remade as Grand Tour 4, which will include new features like a more realistic physics simulation and a multiplayer mode that lets players compete online.
Grand Prix Pro is another one of those games that took off in the West in the early 2000s, and its sequel, Grand Tour, also came out in the United States in the late 2000s.
The Grand Tour series has never been a runaway hit in Europe, but the title managed to rake in more than $5.8 million worldwide in 2017.