Top Upcoming Sci-Fi Video Games of 2017

There are plenty of great video game titles that are set within a sci-fi fantasy world. These titles offer a unique look at the game world which is full of thrilling gameplay and a unique cast of characters.

We selected some of our most anticipated upcoming 2017 video games with sci-fi elements. Take a look at our picks down below and let us know what title you’re looking forward to playing most by leaving a comment!

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date:  February 28, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn will mark as the first IP developed by Guerrilla Games since their release of Killzone in 2004. This is an action role-playing video game title that is set a thousand years into the future.

Mankind has mysteriously fallen with cities only a shell of a once thriving society. Now only small tribal groups remain with giant mechanical beasts roam the world openly. The plot will revolve around a female hunter named Aloy who sets out on a journey to explore the open world, meet with other tribes, and potentially learn of the reason mankind fell to being with.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Q2 2017

The next installment of the Mass Effect franchise will be launching during the second quarter of 2017. From what we know so far, Mass Effect: Andromeda will be taking place hundreds of years after the events of Mass Effect 3.

Set within the Andromeda Galaxy, players take on the role of an N7 Special Forces soldier who is set to be a Pathfinder. These Pathfinders are an operative task force that is in charge of discovering new planets for the Human species to colonize.

Injustice 2

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: Mobile, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Injustice video game series will make a return with Injustice 2. Players will once again, be able to choose from a wide catalog of characters from DC Comics. In fact, the new title will not only return some of our favorite heroes and villains previously available within the first installment, but also bring out other new characters, some of which may be a bit more obscure. Some of the new confirmed characters to enter the roster includes Atrocitus, Blue Beetle, Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd, and Supergirl.

As for the story, Injustice 2 will follow the events from the first Injustice: Gods Among Us title. Batman and his Insurgents attempt to bring society back together during Superman’s Regime, though a new threat arises that will put all of Earth at risk.

Detroit Become Human

Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Expected 2017

From developers Quantic Dream, comes Detroit: Become Human. If you enjoyed the past video game releases from the development team such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, then you’ll likely feel right at home with their upcoming video game release.

Detroit: Become Human is an action-adventure video game where players will be taking control of multiple characters. In the neo-noir thriller story, these characters can die and as a result, the storyline will adapt and continue without them. Furthermore, there will be a series of choices players can make which will also result in the narrative story being branched out further.

Nier Automata

Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Nier: Automata is an upcoming action role-playing video game. Taking place after the fourth ending of the previously released Nier installment, Nier: Automata follows YoRHa, androids sent to Earth in order to fight the invading force in a proxy war.

Being set in an open world environment, players will control multiple characters with combat mainly focused on melee weapons. Unfortunately, while Japan has a confirmed release date within 2017, a specific western release date was not officially revealed.


Developer: Fullbright
Publisher: Fullbright
Platforms: PC, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

From the development team that has previously brought out Gone Home, comes Tacoma. This is a new upcoming exploration video game title that is set in space, a total of 200,000 miles from Earth.

We don’t know too much about the upcoming title other than that players will be taking on a role of a technician. This technician has a new job located on the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma. Though it seems that something is amiss with this station that lacks inhabitants leaving players to uncover the mystery alone in the vast openness of space.


Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher:  Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 5 May 2017

Prey first debuted in 2006 where this latest installment to the franchise acts as a re-imagining of the initial title. Players take on the role of Morgan Yu on board of the space station Talos I. Invaded by an alien species, Morgan is up against the odds as he must explore the area, locate items, unlock areas, and make it out alive.

Destiny 2

Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: Unknown
Release Date: TBA 2017

Destiny was met with a positive reception from critics and fans alike and now we are gearing closer to its official sequel release. While we’re still awaiting news regarding the title, developers Bungie had confirmed that Destiny 2 will be releasing at some point in 2017.

With the sequel release, it will be interesting to see if past characters from the original Destiny installment will carry over. Likewise, perhaps we’ll find more lore, bigger open world environments, new multiplayer modes, weapons, and more. Likewise, it would be nice to see the sequel to Destiny also launch on the PC platform.

Star Wars: Battlefront II

Developer: EA Dice
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 17 November 2017

We’re still waiting to hear more information about the upcoming sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront, but it seems that EA  is working on fixing some of the issues gamers had with the initial 2015 reboot. For instance, there will be a single player campaign and gamers can expect locations and characters across all of the released Star Wars cinematic films.

Xenonauts 2

Developer: Goldhawk Interactive
Publisher: Goldhawk Interactive
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Fans of Xenonauts can enjoy even more turn-based tactics gameplay with the upcoming sequel. This time around, the game will take place in an alternate history timeline set within the Cold War. For now, we’ll have to wait for more information to release for Xenonauts 2, though its slated to launch at some point this year.

Endless Space 2

Developer: Amplitude Studios
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PC
Release Date: 19 May 2017

There’s plenty of charm when it comes to Endless Space 2. The title is a really entertaining strategy title for those who enjoy 4X turn-based strategy titles. This futuristic video game will have players enjoying it endlessly thanks to the various races, perks, and traits that can be used towards a players advantage.

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