2007 PS3 Awards Nominations


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Please nominate your favorites for the following categories in the comments. We’ll pick the top four nominations for each category for a final vote.

Note: 2007 releases only. Only games for PS3 are allowed. Games that only run on other platforms can’t be nominated, although feel free to discuss them. Demos and betas are excluded (such as GT5 and Home), but PSN-only games are fair picks.

UPDATE: The game needs to have had a western (Europe or North America) release in 2007 to be qualified. Games that are only out in Japan in 2007 are not eligible. Singstar and Resistance are eligible (both have 2007 Europe releases), Hot Shots Golf is not (released in Japan, won’t see western release until 2008).

UPDATE: Since this is a PS3 site, we are moving PS2 titles to a dedicated category. PS2 titles will not eligible for other categories.

UPDATE: I will keep an eye on this thread for further nominations. We will do a final vote later this month.

Best Fiction: Not only the best story or plot, but also the best characters, dialog, and setting.

Best Visual Wow Factor: Not necessarily the most technically sophisticated, or the highest paper specifications, but the title that delivers the biggest overall “wow” factor

Best Pioneer: What game did the most to push the field of video game entertainment forward?

Best Internet Multiplayer: This covers competitive play, co-op, and social networking features. Which is the best overall?

Best “Other”: Pick an area not covered by the other categories where a game particularly excelled. Did any game particularly wow you with music or the controls or the sound effects, or the art work, or the level design? Name both the game *and* the “other” category.

Most Overrated/Overhyped

Most Underrated/Underhyped

Best Surprise of the Year

Biggest Disappointment of the Year

Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3

Game Of The Year: The best overall game of 2007


Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Darrin on December 1st, 2007 [ 17143 Points ]

    My nominations:

    Best Fiction: Manhunt 2. By far. Nothing else comes close
    Visual Wow Factor: Ratchet & Clank
    Pioneer: Rock Band. You can actually learn to play drums through a video game. That is a milestone in music.
    Multiplayer: Abstain. R6:V was good, but I haven’t played any of the big contenders (Warhawk, COD4, UT3).
    Overrated: Orange Box. I’m definitely looking forward to checking this out but if any game got an irrational amount of hype and critical praise, Half Life 1 & 2 did.
    Underrated: Manhunt 2. With a lowly 67 on Metacritic, this is an easy pick for most underrated. Almost all other sites snub this awesome title and don’t know what they are talking about.
    Other: Everyay Shooter for best “Indie Feel”. My next would be God Of War 2 for best artwork.
    Surprise: An exciting announcement packed E3 show.
    Disappointment: A lot to choose from: Slow PS3 sales, GTA4 delay, continued PS3 negativity all over the Internet… I nominate dropping PS2 BC in the new models. It’s still an available option with the 80GB model, however, it’s still a disappointment and worries me that BC may not even be an option on new models in the future.
    GOTY: Once I get a chance to play Rock Band, I suspect that will take my vote. But until then, I nominate Ratchet & Clank, with Manhunt 2 right behind it.

  2. #2 by jpespinal on December 1st, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword

    Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted

    Pioneer: Rock Band

    Multiplayer: COD4 or UT3

    Overrated: Assassins Creed

    Underrated: Heavenly Sword

    Other: FLo2

    Surprise: Heavenly Sword

    Disappointment: Assassin’s Creed

    GoTY: COD4

  3. #3 by John on December 1st, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor: Heavenly Sword
    Best Pioneer: Rock Band
    Best Internet Multiplayer: abstain (I haven’t played CoD4 yet)
    Best “Other”: LocoRoco Cocorecho in “out of there” category
    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Heavenly Sword
    Best Surprise of the Year: Uncharted
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Lair
    Game Of The Year: abstain (I haven’t played CoD4 yet)

  4. #4 by bobeotm on December 1st, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor: Ratchet and CLank
    Best Pioneer: Heavenly Sword (in presentation and cutscenes)
    Best internet multiplayer: abstain (dont play very much online)
    Other: Flow (most experimental gameplay)
    Overrated/Overhyped: Assasin’s Creed
    Underrated/Underhyped: Uncharted
    Biggest Surpires: Uncharted
    Biggest Dissapointment: Lair
    Game of the Year: Uncharted

  5. #5 by busby on December 1st, 2007

    Biggest disappointment PES2008 shoddy game still in need of major patching.

    Best visual wow has to be Ratchet & Clank not quite playing a pixar movie as some have said but not far off and certainly the closest thing around to it.

    Overrated – Rainbow Six Vegas, very disappointed with both graphics and gameplay.

    Sorry I don’t have nominations for them all and that they are out of order :-)

  6. #6 by busby on December 1st, 2007

    Sorry underrated – Conan! Great game which I wasn’t expecting, lots and lots of fun.

    I do think we need a category for rip off demo which game has had the best demo and then total rubbish gameplay, can think of a few but would like to here others thoughts.

  7. #7 by blackcougar on December 1st, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor: Ratchet and Clank
    Best Pioneer: Assassins Creed
    Best Internet Multiplayer: Warhawk
    Best “Other”: LocoRoco (Bizarre)
    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Heavenly Sword
    Best Surprise of the Year: Ratchet and Clank
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Lair
    Game Of The Year: Ratchet and Clank

  8. #8 by fleakitten on December 1st, 2007 [ 26489 Points ]

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Best Pioneer: Assassins Creed
    Best Internet Multiplayer: Unreal Tournament 3
    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Folklore
    Best Surprise of the Year: Folklore
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Lair

    I enjoyed Ratchet, but Uncharted takes the cake.
    Game Of The Year: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

  9. #9 by sgib1967 on December 1st, 2007

    why r ppl picking ut3 its not out till next year……anyway

    Best Fiction:R&C
    Best Visual and WOW:Heavenly Sword(based on cutscenes really)
    Best Pioneer:COD4
    Best Online:COD4
    Best Other:Calling All Cars
    Most Overrated:Assassins Creed
    Most Underrated/Underhyped:Uncharted
    Best Surprise:Stranglehold
    Biggest disappointment:Theres too many…assassins creed,pro 2008 and lair
    GOTY:COD4

  10. #10 by Segitz on December 1st, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Best Fiction: Should be Uncharted, but I haven’t played it yet.

    Best Visual Wow Factor: Ratchet and Clank for “Pixar Quality Graphics”

    Best Pioneer: Eye of Judgment

    Best Internet Multiplayer: Warhawk, what else^^

    Best “Other”: Super Stardust HD (shooting game)

    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Assassin’s Creed

    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Tie between Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank

    Best Surprise of the Year: none really

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Assassin’s Creed and Heavenly Sword

    Game Of The Year: well, none either… I wouldn’t call any of the games released “Game of the Year”. There’s no game that really pushes the boundarys in all categories.

  11. #11 by Pc on December 1st, 2007 [ 1935 Points ]

    UT 3 is supposed to be out before christmas.

  12. #12 by OblivionRising on December 2nd, 2007

    Best Fiction – Heavenly Sword

    Best Visual Wow Factor – Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    Best Pioneer – Assassin’s Creed

    Best Internet Multiplayer – Warhawk

    Best “Other” – flOw

    Most Overrated/Overhyped – Assassin’s Creed(but it was still awesome, imo)

    Most Underrated/Underhyped – Ratchet & Clank

    Best Surprise of the Year: Assassin’s Creed

    Biggest Dissappointment – Lair

    Game of the Year – Oblivion

  13. #13 by OblivionRising on December 2nd, 2007

    I just read the “Only PS3 games” note so I wanna change some of my nominations from the above post.

    Best Pioneer – Eye of Judgement

    Most Overrated/Overhyped – Lair

    Best Surprise of the Year – Folklore

    Game of the Year – Uncharted

  14. #14 by Lifendz on December 2nd, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow: Uncharted!
    Best Pioneer: Eye of Judgment
    Best Internet Multi: Warhawk
    Best Other: Ratchet and Clank Future
    Most Overrated: Lair
    Most Underrated: Ratchet and Clank
    Best Surprise: Uncharted
    Biggest Dissappointment: Madden 08
    Game of the Year: Uncharted

  15. #15 by SL33PY on December 3rd, 2007

    Best Fiction: CoD4-Single Player: Great Characters, Superbly (altough maybe a bit short) worked out story.
    Best Visual Wow: Ratchet & Clank
    Best Pioneer: Eye of Judgment
    Best Internet Multi: Abstain
    Best Other: fl0w
    Most Overrated: Assassin’s creed
    Most Underrated: Ratchet and Clank
    Best Surprise: Folklore
    Biggest Dissappointment: PES 08 (pro evolution soccer)
    Game of the Year: Abstain (still waiting for GTA 4)

  16. #16 by Ryan(jpt) on December 3rd, 2007

    Best Fiction: Uncharted, every character was well rounded and unforgetable.

    Best Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted. Beautiful.

    Best Pioneer: Eye of Judgment

    Best Internet Multiplayer: CoD4 for me, MP is immense.

    Best “Other”: Heavenly Sword: Facial animation and emotion.

    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Heavenly Sword. All style no substance IMO

    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Ratchet and Clank TOD

    Best Surprise of the Year: Warhawk. Never knew anything about it until i played it.

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Heavenly Sword

    Game Of The Year: The best overall game of 2007: Uncharted

  17. #17 by pda on December 3rd, 2007

    Best Fiction: Assassin’s Creed.

    Best Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted

    Best Pioneer: Eye of Judgement

    Best Internet Multiplayer: Resistance

    Best “Other”: Locoroco (originality)

    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Hevenly Sword

    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Lego Star Wars

    Best Surprise of the Year: Resistance

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: PES 2008

    Game Of The Year: Assassin’s Creed

  18. #18 by astronautbread on December 3rd, 2007

    Best Fiction: I want to say Folklore, but i’m not very far in

    Best Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted

    Best Pioneer: Unreal Tournament 3 (user created content)

    Best Internet Multiplayer: Unreal Tournament 3 (same as above)

    Best “Other”: Everyday Shooter. This game is an amazing example of what a PSN game could be, while being a beautifully executed synaesthesia experience.

    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Lair (Over hyped… it was an alright game that claimed greatness)

    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Folklore (this game got almost no attention, and it’s a shame.)

    Best Surprise of the Year: Eye of Judgement

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Lair…although really it’s the delay of great title’s into next year

    Game Of The Year: Uncharted?

  19. #19 by Gary on December 4th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword

    Best Visual Wow Factor: Uncharted

    Best Pioneer: Heavenly Sword. The facial animation and the way the characters emotions were expressed. Awesome! Took the acting in a video game to a whole new level.

    Best Online Multiplayer: Resistance: Fall of Man

    Best “Other”: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. Fantastic platform/action game, criminally overlooked by the majority of PS3 owners. Hang your heads in shame! :x

    Most Overrated: Warhawk

    Most Underrated: Resistance: Fall of Man

    Best Surprise of the Year: Super Stardust HD. Immense fun when I was expecting absolutely nothing from it.

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Assassin’s Creed. Could’ve been THE game of the year.

    Best PS2 Game Compatible With PS3: Final Fantasy XII, although not without minor flaws.

    Game of the Year: Resistance: Fall of Man for the sheer number of hours me and my friends have put into the online multiplayer. At it’s best it’s immense fun but at it’s worst it’s my most hated game. CoD4 has now virtually buried Resistance for online play but it still lacks too many key online features that Resistance possesses.

  20. #20 by Emrah on December 4th, 2007

    Best fiction: Heavenly Sword

    Best Visual Wow Factor: COD4

    Best Pioneer: Uncharted [Animation/streaming/rendering]

    Best Internet Multiplayer: Resistance

    Best “Other”: Calling all cars

    Most Overrated/Overhyped: PES2008

    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Heavenly Sword

    Best Surprise of the Year: Uncharted

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: PES 2008

    Game Of The Year: COD4

    Game that sux ballzors beyond belief: PAIN (My worst 10 dollars spent ever, including that time I got diarrhea from a cheap sushi restaurant.)


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