18 Best Video Game Moments Of 2017

18. Kazuya Defeats Heihachi For Good - Tekken 7

Tekken 7 Kazuya Vs Heihachi

It took him 23 years, but after being tossed into a volcano, succumbing to his own Devil Gene and surviving multiple hits on his life, Kazuya finally had one ultimate showdown with his father, Heihachi, and won.

The bout comes at the climax of the game's new story mode, and though Heihachi will no doubt be resurrected by some demonic magic somewhere down the line, we at least see Kazuya land a whopping great punch to the big man's chest, sending him careening into a pool of lava.

Unless we're going straight-up supernatural - and fans have already been vocally opposed to how "Dragon Ball Z/anime'd up" the last two titles have portrayed their favourite characters - Heihachi is down for the count.

A monumental scene in one of gaming's most storied and talked-about franchises - and one that has huge ramifications for Tekken going forward.

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