The first half of the year has been bountiful with the Games of 2017 contenders sprouting across every genre. There is still much for us to review – including some video games that are already out. A lot of them are good enough, but a few others may not come up to your expectations. The Steam Summer Sale 2017 is now over, but you can access all the successful video games online. With that said, here we take a look at a few games you may want to try this summer.

‘Persona 5'

“Persona 5” is a role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

It is chronologically the fifth installment in the “Persona” series, which is part of the “Megami Tensei” franchise. The game was released in April 2017, and it received positive comments from critics. “Persona 5” takes place in Tokyo, and follows a protagonist who gets transferred to the fictional Shujin Academy after being put on probation for an assault of which he is accused. Seiten Taisei, Kamu Susanoo, Prometheus, Hecate, and Mercurius are the most prominent characters in this video game.

'What Remains of Edith Finch’

What Remains of Edith Finch” is a first-person adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Giant Sparrow previously released “The Unfinished Swan” on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. “What Remains of Edith Finch” was published by Annapurna Interactive.

Joe Juba from Tech Crunch describes it as “an excellent example of what makes video games appealing as a storytelling medium." Polygon's Arendt Susan sums up the game as "amazing and bittersweet."

‘Nier: Automata’

Released in February 2017, “Nier: Automata” is an action-adventure game developed by Platinum Games and published by Square Enix for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.

It is a direct sequel to the 2010 game of the same name, a spin-off of the “Drakengard” series. Set in the midst of a proxy war between machines created by invaders and the remnants of humanity, the story follows the battle of a fugitive prototype and a combat android. As a player, you can use a variety of weapons to fight enemies on the battlefield.

As you progress, you gain experience and increase your attack power within the gameplay. “Nier: Automata” has received favorable reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. The game is admired for its graphics and excellent color combinations. Miguel Concepcion from GameSpot has called it "engrossing," and Janine Hawkins from Polygon has praised the story and multiple endings.

Are you excited to play any of these games?