Game of the Year 2017

Posted on December 20, 2017

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This week on the show, it’s our Top 10 Countdown for our Game of the Year 2017! There have been some truly fantastic video games to come out this year, with big action-packed AAA releases knocking it out of the park, brand new IP’s consistently kicking goals and much-loved franchises receiving much needed reboots and revamps, it really was difficult to figure out which titles would come out on top. Not to mention the amazing indie titles that were released this year from small but super talented development teams… there’s just so many choices! We had the entire Checkpoint team of 14 writers and presenters put their nominations in… from there, we were left with 10, and the votes were cast to figure out which would reign supreme. Tune in to hear our countdown from #10 all the way to #1, with Luke, Elliot, Cam, Sav, Kieren and Rachel all along for the ride, talking about why they voted for these games and why you should absolutely play them all!  Plus the big gaming news of the week, including fresh information out of PSX, of course!  

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Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell


Luke spends his time making radio, playing video games, binge-watching TV, getting unreasonably invested in wrestling, hosting bear events and hanging out with his beautiful pets.

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Elliot Attard

Elliot Attard


Beer aficionado, PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover, and elite member of high society - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.

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Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron Honey-Swain

Cameron knows what he loves. Witches, animated ducks and a strong burly female protagonist. When he isn't effortlessly defending Dragon Age II he is bothering either his husband or one of his many fur children.

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Sav is a games developer, programmer, journalist, zine maker and writer. Find him around Melbourne, writing, testing games, running from deadlines and attending pro-queer, pro-trans, and pro feminist rallies. His favourite game is Silent Hill 4- but he knows Silent Hill 2 is the best.

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Rachel Humphreys

Rachel (Trance) is a long time gamer full time nerd without a plan... When she's not playing on some manner of console or handheld device she can be found enjoying popculture life to its fullest.

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Kieren Munn

A typical gaymer, I enjoy most RPG's, Platformers, and Fighting games. I started gaming early with Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat and Alex the Kidd on my Sega Mega Drive. This started a "healthy" obsession that has spanned 5 generations of consoles, and I won't be stopping anytime soon.

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