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Dunkey’s Best of 2017

August 29, 2019

2017 was possibly the single greatest year ever for video games. So, naturally, only two games were good
enough this year to make it onto my list. I feel like everybody got what they wanted this year. RPG fans got Divinity II with Persona 5. You sick bastards out there got this
Nioh game that makes me wanna die. Robot Shoot was pretty funny. Uh… Yakuza Zero, you know, chicken managers… …still playing some Overwatch.
I thought Doomfist was a great addition. I love the way they rolled him out with the missing Infinity Gauntlet. Uh, PUBG was a game that was released. Resident Evil 7 revived the original style of the
franchise, but without the terrible controls. Then you had Edith Finch, which was basically
a video game adaptation of Gone Home. Samus Returns was really fun and Yooka-Laylee, which raised $2,000,000 got its
ass kicked by Hat in Time, which raised $300,000. Okay, big boy time. In life, you have two choices.
You either play Shovel Knight or die. Specter of Torment is another free expansion
for the Kickstarter that keeps on giving. It tells the tragic story of how Tony Hawk
Pro Skater became the Grim Reaper. It might look like Shovel Knight but it ingrains rail grinding, air-dashing, and wall running
so beautifully that it feels like a new game. If DLC was always this good, EA would be my favorite company. Furi is a game where every boss fight feels like the final boss. They taunt you, they demand you get back in your prison cell, they pound you into a pulp, and even make you doubt the righteousness
of your own quest towards freedom. But the soundtrack, man.
It keeps egging you on to whoop some ass! ♪ “A Monster” ♪ by Waveshaper In the game S U P E R H O T you gotta kill a bunch of red guys,
and then the guy comes on and goes S U P E R H O T The premise is that time only moves forward when you do which in turn allows you to pull off some ludicrous shit. Whoa. Gimme that! Ooh ho ho! There’s no music. Just the sounds of
lead and glass sliding across the level. You can slice through a bullet with a samurai sword, throw a bottle at a dude’s head, grab
his gun in the air, shoot him with it. Basically, Superhot allows you to become John Wick. [Jules Winnfield]: “Shit, negro! That’s all you had to say!” This year, I learned that every game
is actually the game Dark Souls. “I think we’ve kind of made the Dark Souls
of uh, competitive first-person shooters.” But you know what game isn’t like Dark Souls? Dark Souls 3. [Agent J]: “You used to drive that old busted joint.” [Agent J]: “See, I drive the new hotness.” [Agent J]: “Old and busted.” [Agent J]: “New hotness.” Dark Souls will always be an important game not only for launching Miyazaki and his team to massive success, but for proving that there is still a
commercial interest in challenging games. It’s also a game with dozens of memorable moments like uh… Remember in Dark Souls 1 where if the rat bit you you’re now poisoned until you die? Remember this boss? Remember how if you run past the enemy straight to the boss fight, they keep chasing you even after you beat him and I can’t see shit because the camera
is more interested in this stupid ass tree?! Thank you, Dark Souls. Remember how this guy’s leg has a hitbox? Remember this guy who puts a debuff on you so you can’t roll? Remember how if you get too close to the Hydra,
you fall in the lake and die? Remember Snake Fortress? Remember Blighttown? Remember Snake Fortress? Remember the good feature where if you swing your weapon, you just hit the wall instead every single time? Let’s just say Dark Souls 3 takes a different approach to difficulty. The combat is far more reliable and fluid than the older titles and it compensates for this with foes that are absolutely vicious. Right out the gate, it pits you against this mammoth knight who will piledrive you into hell if you slip up. The first time I fought this guy, it probably took me around eight tries to finally take him down and then I realized “Shit. That was just the first enemy in the game.” Most RPGs hammer the player with hours of expository dialogue but Dark Souls tell a story simply by you
walking through its rich evocative settings. I don’t need any cutscenes to tell me this
is not the McDonald’s parking lot, okay? This is clearly the Burger King parking lot. If Dark Souls 1 scared you off from the
series, come back and give this one a shot. It can be tough, but it’s fair. Most of the time. [Agent J]: “Old busted hotness.” ♪ Hollow Knight is pretty much just Dark Souls. I beat Doom a couple times last year, but it wasn’t until my 5th time through this year that I thought “Yeah, maybe this is a good game.” In a horde of mediocre single-player shooters, Doom stands out by not forcing the player to hide
behind shit the entire game like a little bitch. It’s also one of the few shooters that feels better on a controller, thanks to some great aim assist. In a cover shooter, levels typically play out like this. Move up. Shoot. Move up. Boo boo boom! Go here. Bah bam! Doom is more like VROOOOOOM VERANGHHHH You are bouncing all over the place, picking up health and ammo, smashing guys with your melee attack. Look at this new Call of Duty. *cork pop* You probably didn’t see it, but I just killed a guy right there. Now look at Doom. [MANCIBUS EXPLODES] Now that’s how you do it. This is a cute little game about a cup who is addicted to gambling so he has to kill all of these people in
order to sacrifice their souls to Satan. The irony of Cuphead is that it’s the
easiest run ‘n’ gun I’ve ever played and it’s still a motherfucker. Even after fighting them multiple times in a row, the bosses in this game remain ruthless and unpredictable. You’ll get your ass whooped by a carrot.
You’ll get your ass whooped by a potato. FUCK YOU YOU SHIT DRAGON PIECE OF SHI- In 25 years since the Sega Genesis, developers have pursued hundreds of technological innovations to avert gamers’ attention away from fun. Sonic Mania has no need for these distractions because it is fun. It’s fun as hell. HEEEEEEE YEAH! I remember one time I was playing as the blue character. I believe his name is uh… Ronald. And I- I saw this mosquito guy and I was like *boom* Every time I pick this game up for a couple minutes, I end up playing it through to the end. The levels in this game are so fine-tuned, so meticulously constructed to keep that momentum going and going. The rhythm of it is infectious. It knows exactly when to put your platforming chops to the test and when to relinquish control and
shoot you through it 300 miles an hour. Breath of the Wild might be the first open-world
game to live up to its own massive scope. Nearly every inch of the map seemed deliberate. You always feel like you’re in the right place, like your own personal sense of discovery will be rewarded in some way. In contrast to most stuff on this list, ♪ “You’re mine” ♪ by Carpenter Brut Zelda is far more laid-back and serene. Most of the game entails climbing and
soaring around cel-shaded environments. with sparse minimalist melodies drifting through the breeze. The combat and puzzles actively prod your imagination and encourage the player to bend the game’s systems to their will. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun just toying around
with a game’s mechanics since the Phantom Pain. Nothing feels far-fetched. If you can dream it up, chances are it can be done. Watch. I’m gonna shoot myself all the way to the volcano. Watch and learn, boys. …game fucking sucks. *drum roll* SUPAH MARIO ODYSSEY, BAYBE- MMM, THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! It’s like a fucking theme park of platforming! The whole experience is anchored around collectibles. That feeling when the next thing is right around the corner and it always is and it’s always something incredible! You have the stretchy caterpillar, you got the beak bird, you got the onion, you got the wire, the Chain Chomp, the T-Rex, the tank, the fork… You can be a Goombahs, you can be a frog, and of course, the tree. This is the best one. Honestly, this game shouldn’t exist. It’s not even possible. Mario Odyssey is a miracle video game. Okay, let’s break out the list. You got the good games. You got the real good ones, and then you enter the Mastapeece Zone. If you haven’t played these ones, shame on you. And then… the Big Boys. Now, I put a lot of thought into where
Mario Odyssey belongs on this list… …and I’m gonna go ahead and put it
right up there with the Big Boys. It is that goddamn good! Yep. And then of course, you have SUPAH MARIO BROTHERS 2! UH OH!
GAME OF THE SHIT! WHAT THE FUCK? Game of the Year: Super Mario Brothers 2
WHAT THE FUCK? Piece of shit!
WHAT THE FUCK? [Sonic Mania OST- Main Menu]


  • Reply Substantial May 31, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Am I the only one who like Burger King more than McDonald’s.

  • Reply JamesHagenMusic June 2, 2019 at 4:31 am

    dunkey i've been a long time fan for basically a third of my life and i just need to know… why can't i get into mario sunshine… i loved the game as a kid and i love the way mario moves in this game but every time i pick this game up i end iup feeling like i'm just doing a bunch of chores

  • Reply Condor Q-G-MacKie June 2, 2019 at 6:37 am

    "Resident Evil 7 revived the original style of the franchise"
    That's when the video become a joke

  • Reply nicknotsocial June 3, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    What song in the furi soundtrack was he playing?

  • Reply JustPickAlready June 3, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I own every single game shown or mentioned in this video. All of them. Even all of the mario games in his list. I own and love all of them. I however do not own and have never played the two games in the opening shot. Shame on me. I will never know the joy of knack 2 and EA garbage front. And I am ok with that.

  • Reply K3 Tsunami June 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I dont need any cutscene to tell me this is not the McDonalds parking lot

  • Reply Ryan Anderson June 4, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Me: just one Dunkley video.

    2 hours later
    Fuck I've already gone through 20 videos fuck I need some sun!

    1 second later
    Fuck it one more video.

    1 hour later

  • Reply Pick 0 June 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    2017 was really an awesome year for games.

  • Reply blacklight492 June 4, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hey, y'all know the name of the song that plays when Furi comes out?

  • Reply shrimp19921 June 5, 2019 at 1:34 am

    “Pubg was a game that got released” 😂

  • Reply Open Surprise June 7, 2019 at 2:17 am

    I still cant believe dunkey is white, it's a conspiracy, I mean look at is avatar, does that look white to you

  • Reply Jack Mannella June 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Another great video Dunk, especially the specter knight portion, Shovel Knight is such a great game. They should do a new expansion with Treasure knight and use a grapple mechanic with his anchor. You know I love that grapple hook man.

  • Reply lol lol June 11, 2019 at 6:39 am

    8:38 is where you learn about the best game created

  • Reply Chase Hayes June 13, 2019 at 10:24 am

    "you got the MASTAPEECE games then you got….. The big boys" 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply omar velasco santiago June 15, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Where’s the outro music from?, dunkey never writes down the music on the description

  • Reply Istaka June 15, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Yeah, I too think that Lego Marvel Super Hero 2 is the best game

  • Reply maverickmic June 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    What is that last tune?

  • Reply MaxtheThird June 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Why isn’t a Hat in Time on the list?!

  • Reply NightFroze June 15, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Someone knows the music from 2:40?

  • Reply FiVE ZER0 June 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Whats the ending song?

  • Reply Martin Phoenix_be Desorgher June 16, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I am surprised Divinity Original Sin 2 didn't make it to the top10. D:

  • Reply Captain Calamari June 17, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    It's been two years and I'm still upset that he didn't praise Hollow Knight more.

  • Reply the book was way better June 18, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I hope dunkey does a Divinity 2 playthrough someday

  • Reply Jack Fowler June 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

    What song plays during the new hotness clip?

  • Reply Wade Wilson June 19, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I feel like everyone's 2017 GOTY will always be Zelda or Mario

  • Reply innerbloom June 19, 2019 at 9:29 am

    nier automata not being on here makes me question your credibility as a reviewer

  • Reply Trsitin Kovach June 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Your editing is fucking gold

  • Reply Rusty Runes June 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Its only been 2 years and I'm already feeling nostalgia.

  • Reply Yosef Hassan June 21, 2019 at 1:29 am

    If dlc was good you will pay EA will make you pay 50$

  • Reply Fuck Batman June 21, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Hearing that Persona 5 music upsets me because Dunkey has never made a video about that game T_T

  • Reply Jake Pie June 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    5:20 that noise… my sides

  • Reply Sam Whalen June 23, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    What song is at 2:55?

  • Reply fishbob mcgree June 24, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Whenever I look at these list I get chills just from really cool games

  • Reply UltraMiles.XD June 24, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Persona 5 was my game of the year this year. Thanks dunkey

  • Reply Matt June 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Persona 5 music? 😀

  • Reply Isaac Schneider June 25, 2019 at 4:50 am

    2:22 The fortelling of the John Wick becoming the most interesting person in 2019

  • Reply Jared Enrique Perez June 25, 2019 at 11:19 am


  • Reply Varrondy June 25, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Dunkey is the only person I;ve seen put Mario Odyssey above Botw.

  • Reply Zak Shadows June 26, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I wonder what Dunkey thinks of Paper Mario

  • Reply Aidan Bruchet June 26, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    How is hollow knight before saaanic

  • Reply m m June 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Still not bookworm adventures deluxe

  • Reply Smash Bros For dz7k4 June 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm


  • Reply Mars The Prodigy June 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Yo who tf is this actual 5star review level donkey coming outta nowhere

  • Reply DiviTon July 1, 2019 at 5:14 am

    It's hilarious because as he's making his tier list for the Mario series, I'm frantically looking for where SMB2US is and end up very disappointed that I didn't even see it mentioned. I should have known not to doubt the Dunk.

  • Reply Majin/Lil Kek July 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

    I hate the polar knight bossfight in the DLC

  • Reply Dr.Dream July 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    And then you have super mario 2

  • Reply Nicholas Williams July 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I got Furi after hearing you talk about it. I enjoy the game, but I find that too often, you get cheated out of a hit, because there are times when you can’t hit the boss without any indication, but you can always get hit.

  • Reply Krsman Makojevic July 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    what game is 0:10 to 0:11

  • Reply Disco Ball July 6, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    1:38 music?

  • Reply ANCA .Official July 7, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Aghhh this videos are sooo good!!!!

  • Reply Edwin Miranda July 12, 2019 at 1:20 am


  • Reply Blazey! July 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Persona 5 BABY

  • Reply MrGatito gil July 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Sony sucks xd

  • Reply Shrek's Cringe Compilation July 17, 2019 at 10:36 am

    dunkey is seriously saying ds3 is hard? it's so fucking easy. r1 spam + win wins the whole game

  • Reply Ben CRABTREE July 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Dark souls is the hollow knight of dark souls

  • Reply 퐁죠릿 July 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    0:22 YAKUZA 0!! my best

  • Reply Mekose July 19, 2019 at 9:22 am

    7:15 I spent like an hour trying to get that fucking puzzle done and you're telling me a year later I could have turned that bullshit maze upside down?!

  • Reply Trollz Roblox July 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    what was that furi soundtrack

  • Reply Ali Kapasi July 22, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Dunkey your wordplay is impeccable.

  • Reply MrHavoc July 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm


  • Reply Lolgangbruh Yt July 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Knack two baby

  • Reply Nicholas Leclerc July 25, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    “If DLC were always his good, EA would be my favourite company”
    Ooooooooooof… 😬

  • Reply Nicholas Leclerc July 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm


  • Reply Anders And July 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    10. knack 3
    2. zeldas adventure breath of the new wild
    0. pikmin 3

    that is my top 10

  • Reply Eldecross July 27, 2019 at 10:23 pm


  • Reply Kevlar Vrus 57 July 28, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I'm the cappytain now

  • Reply Spaghetti Bird July 28, 2019 at 4:56 am

    What was the first game shown at 0:00?

  • Reply Martin Stu July 28, 2019 at 8:34 am

    you're just a nostalgia ridden fat loser asshole who likes old videogames and wants his childhood back. there is no way mario objectively gets first place. good game? yes. top game? definitely no.

  • Reply Jonathan A July 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    2:34 what's the name of this game?

  • Reply Anthony Freeman July 28, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    "…the Burger King parking lot."

    …yeah, that checks out

  • Reply Anthony Freeman July 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Super Mario Bros. 2…just a good game ?


    Edit: nvm

  • Reply Teo Morini July 30, 2019 at 2:41 am

    EA= Early Access

  • Reply Teo Morini July 30, 2019 at 2:46 am

    5:07 other people's relationships
    5:10 my relationships

  • Reply Max Payne knows everything August 1, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Im just waiting till you do a review on "My friend pedro"

  • Reply brandstandard August 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    8:18 Tier list before it was cool

  • Reply The Sprawl August 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    No Horizon ZD?

  • Reply Lil_Bonz August 4, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Thanks dunkey, I'm gonna go play Zelda again

  • Reply ItsS1mple August 5, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Remember When Dunkey Was In Sonic Mania?

  • Reply Jhog Ihjh August 6, 2019 at 7:23 am

    New super mario ds cant be beaten.

  • Reply McBehrer August 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Oh also I got Furi; thanks for recommending it! It's like No More Heroes and Hyper Light Drifter had a baby, and it's fucking awesome

  • Reply Chase Bailey August 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Wait they made video games after super Mario bros 2??

  • Reply Bagl e August 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    You know, i still havent died from not playing shovel knight, not sure how.

  • Reply GodsBiggest Mistake August 15, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I played Furi and it was quite incredible, thank you Dunkey

  • Reply GodsBiggest Mistake August 16, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Remember the rolling skeletons?
    Remember those guys in Blighttown who shoot infinite poison darts whose poison lasts forever and kills you in like 40 seconds?
    Remember how being cursed halves your hp so you have to spend your time grinding to get enough souls to buy a purging stone?
    Remember how the most important ring in the game is hidden back at the tutorial level, and everything important for that matter takes an hour to find without looking it up?
    Remember how you can't travel between bonfires until you beat Ornstein and Smough, and by the time you get to those guys it isn't nearly as important?

  • Reply Sandzak Kosovo August 16, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Platformer games are the best, prove me wrong.

  • Reply RYK3R Official August 17, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Super Mario Bros 2 was literally the only Mario game that wasn't intended to be a Mario game lol

  • Reply Kryz Alvarez August 17, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Dunkey why u always smoking blunts in the thumbnail

  • Reply Gunplay_123 August 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Game at 0:10?

  • Reply YasuoIsBroken August 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Furi is just yasuo simulator

  • Reply My mom says I'm ugly August 20, 2019 at 1:53 am

    U should have had dead cells

  • Reply Files August 20, 2019 at 4:24 am

    sorry dunk but a breakthrough, era defining, and bar setting game like breath of the wild is way better than the 567th mario title.

  • Reply Some Guy Expanding stuff August 21, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I need to finish botw

  • Reply zubinja MusicTV August 21, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Hell no, Mario Sunshine is up there with the big boys

  • Reply gamerzss August 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Thinking that galaxy is better than sunshine is the worst opinion dunkey’s ever had

  • Reply Gopal Dey August 24, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    8:26 what is the second game in the "Masterpiece Zone" ?

  • Reply Tomasz KŁĘBECKI August 25, 2019 at 2:44 am

    So no 1 is if u like Mario, yet there are many gamers that hate this little…..

  • Reply Nelhalas August 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Music in the beginning ?

  • Reply Drake Bennetch August 25, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Ronald the hedgehog

  • Reply Lumelore August 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Can someone explain to me why smb3 is in the big boys and not smw?

  • Reply A-S-Robot August 28, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Dunkey, have you ever played monster madness battle for suburbia?

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