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Looking back on all the titles released in 2017, it’s clear to see it was a great year for video games. In lots of other ways, though, it’s been thoroughly depressing. The overt rise of extreme right wing views in some parts of the world has been really disheartening to see, and in this climate Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus feels prescient in many of its themes and messages. While this is more through luck than design, the faint echoes in the real world of Wolfenstein’s frequently horrifying one hits home hard, and when you couple this with its frequently shocking story, this is a title that’s more than worthy of a place in top ten games of the year.