Top Rated Video Games at Best Buy

Top games as rated by Best Buy customers

When it comes to choosing your next video game, customer reviews are a valuable source of information. It’s especially true this time of year when many of us are purchasing games for loved ones on our list. Whether you’re a Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox fan, reading what others have to say can lead to better buying decisions. With that in mind, let’s look at some top-rated video games as reviewed by Best Buy customers from across Canada.

Destiny 2 Xbox One1. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is bigger and better than its predecessor in virtually every way. By far the most significant improvement is the fully fleshed out campaign featuring Ghaul and his menacing Red Legion army. It’s a highly cinematic campaign that tells a compelling story of how the Guardians risk all to reclaim their Light. Fan favourite characters like Cayde-6, Commander Zavala, Ikora all make their triumphant return.

Being an online shared gaming experience, Destiny 2 is the perfect game for playing with friends. Take on Public Events with others, squad up and go on Raids and Strikes, or head to the PvP Crucible. There are four massive worlds to explore and hundreds of hours of gameplay waiting for you in Destiny 2.

Here’s what Joseph from Mississauga, ON, had to say:
Sep 21, 2017

Great Sequel, Improvement on Original. Thoroughly enjoyed the game thus far, and have invested over 50 hours into the first 2 weeks of release. Lots of replay value, raid is a ton of fun and has interesting mechanics. Game in general is less of a grind to level up and increase light level than first Destiny. Recommend to any new fans or previous players of the original.

Horizon Zero Dawn2. Horizon Zero Dawn

What PS4 exclusive has earned the most Game of the Year nominations? It’s none other than Guerrilla Games’ open-world epic Horizon Zero Dawn. This post-apocalyptic game puts you in the role of Aloy, a brave outcast turned world-saving hero. Horizon is powered by the Decima game engine and is one of the most stunning games ever created. In it you face fearsome Machines that resemble robotic dinosaurs and animals. With the proper tools and knowledge you can also hack into enormous beasts and control them. Want the entire Horizon experience? Be sure to check out the Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, which features the all-new Frozen Wilds Expansion add-on.

Here’s what Naomi from Chilliwack, BC, had to say:
Jun 22, 2017
You’re in for an amazing journey. Really fun and challenging. I love open world games and man is this game OPEN!! The graphics are amazing. Really everything is amazing. The story is so unique; it’s like I couldn’t put down a good book. I like how little clues are found throughout because that makes it interesting and mysterious and so much better when the big picture is realized. Just exploring around is a quest on its own. I sometimes got carried away climbing up mountains lol Overall, this game is so rewarding.

Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch3. Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo Switch is having a record-breaking year, and Super Mario Odyssey is a big reason why. Fans have been asking for a new 3D Super Mario game for some time now, and Nintendo has more than delivered. This new Mario game takes you on an epic journey through 17 fun-filled kingdoms in search of Moons. The big new feature this time around is Cappy, Mario’s new hat that enables him to “capture” enemies. Ever wanted to see what life is like as a Goomba? How about an enormous T-Rex dinosaur? Or perhaps the thought of flying around as a Bullet Bill piques your interest? In Super Mario Odyssey there are 52 different captures, all of which are sure to surprise and delight you.

Here’s what Jonathan from Montreal, QC, had to say:
Oct 24, 2017
Super Mario 64 2! This is what I always wanted for Mario to be back to his super Mario 64 gameplay with the collecting of the moons and many other great things!!!!! I look at this game as the true sequel to Super Mario 64 that everyone wanted!!!!!

Pokemon Sun and Moon4. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Nintendo recently announced that their Pokémon franchise has sold over 300M copies worldwide. Pokémon is an undeniable phenomenon and for good reason—the games are outstanding! Last year’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon took us to the all-new Alola region to capture new Pokémon and discover new secrets. This year brings us the brand new Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon editions, which add even more content. New Pokémon to catch, an expanded story, and a new surfing minigame are just some of the games’ new features. If you’ve got a Pokémon fan in the house you won’t want to miss out on this latest, greatest adventure!

Here’s what Ham from Scarborough, ON, had to say:
Dec 2, 2017
A great, if not the greatest, Pokemon game! One of the things that stand out the most is the in depth character development, not before seen in other Pokemon games. The new game mechanics also enhance the game from previous generations. The new Alola region is a great new setting and the story line is also one of the best. In all, just a great game.

Grand Theft Auto V5. Grand Theft Auto V

I can almost hear it now: “but Grand Theft Auto V is four years old!” This is true, and amazingly enough it’s still one of the most popular and best-selling games today. Earlier this year GTA V topped 80M copies sold, making it the #1 selling game in North American history. Whether you play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC, it’s never too late to dive into the GTA V experience. Not only do you get one of the best games of this generation, but GTA Online is included free. This ever-evolving universe is filled with new missions, game modes, vehicles, and character upgrades. There’s a reason why millions of gamers play GTA V—the fun never stops!

Here’s what George Terzakis from Montreal, QC, had to say:
Jan 10, 2017
Best game ever. This game is the best game I ever played in my life. A virtual world, where you could do whatever you want, who wouldn’t want that? Definitely worth every last penny. I definitely do not regret my purchase!


Well, there you have it—a selection of some of the top video games as chosen by you, the Best Buy customer! Reading customer testimonials is a fantastic way to learn about the latest games from those who bought them. You’ll learn about the games’ pros, and perhaps some of their cons, overall giving you a clearer idea of what to expect. Best of luck with your holiday shopping, and happy gaming!

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Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.