Best of 2007 Vote!


Here it is everyone! We’ve collected your nominations and now it’s time for the final vote for Best of 2007. Just type your vote up in the comments. On January 1, we will count up the votes and post the results.

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Best Fiction

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

– Heavenly Sword
– Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
– Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
– Folklore

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

– Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
– Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
– Heavenly Sword
– Call of Duty 4

Best Pioneer

The game that did the most to push the field of video game entertainment forward?

– Rock Band
– Heavenly Sword
– Eye Of Judgement
– Unreal Tournament 3

Multiplayer

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

– Warhawk
– Unreal Tournament 3
– Call of Duty 4
– Resistance

Best “Other”

This covers areas not included by the other categories.

– LocoRoco Cocoreccho!. For most “out there” and “bizarre”
– Everyday Shooter. For best “indie feel”
– flOw. For experimental game play
– Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Most Overrated/Overhyped

– Assassin’s Creed
– Lair
– Heavenly Sword

Most Underrated/Underhyped

– Heavenly Sword
– Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
– Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
– Folklore

Biggest Surprise of the Year

– Announcement Packed E3
– Unreal Tournament 3
– Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
– Eye of Judgement

Biggest Disappointment of the Year

– Lair
– Assassin’s Creed
– PES 2008

Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3

– Manhunt 2
– God of War 2
– Persona 3

Game of the Year

– Rock Band
– Call of Duty 4
– Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
– Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction


Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Darrin on December 25th, 2007 [ 17143 Points ]

    My vote:

    Fiction: Folklore. Not exceptionally great, but it’s the best.
    Wow Factor: Ratchet & Clank
    Pioneer: Rock Band
    Multiplayer: Abstain. Still waiting to play UT3 + CoD4.
    Other: LocoRoco
    Overhyped: Assassin’s Creed
    Underhyped: Folklore (Uncharted + Ratchet have low sales but huge hype + ratings)
    Biggest Surprise: E3
    Biggest Disappointment: Lair. The reviews were excessively harsh on this, but it was still a big disappointment.
    Best PS2 Game: Manhunt 2. Would also be my vote for best fiction and most underrated, but it’s not qualified being a PS2 title.
    GOTY: Rock Band. Ratchet is close behind, but the ability to learn to play drums is just too cool.

  2. #2 by John on December 25th, 2007

    Best Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Best Pioneer: Rock Band
    Multiplayer: Warhawk
    Best “Other”: LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Lair
    Most Underrated: Heavenly Sword
    Most Underhyped: Folklore
    Biggest Surprise of the Year: E3
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Lair
    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3: God of War 2
    Game of the Year: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

  3. #3 by Trigga_Tybalt on December 25th, 2007

    Best Fiction
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Best Visual Wow Factor
    – Call of Duty 4
    Best Pioneer
    – Unreal Tournament 3
    Multiplayer
    – Call of Duty 4
    Best “Other”
    This covers areas not included by the other categories.
    – LocoRoco Cocoreccho!. For most “out there” and “bizarre”
    Most Overrated/Overhyped
    – Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped
    – Folklore
    Biggest Surprise of the Year
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year
    – PES 2008
    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3
    – God of War 2
    Game of the Year
    – Call of Duty 4

  4. #4 by Gary on December 25th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    BEST FICTION: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    BEST VISUAL WOW FACTOR: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    BEST PIONEER: Heavenly Sword

    MULTI-PLAYER: Resistance: Fall of Man

    BEST OTHER: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

    MOST OVERRATED/OVERHYPED: Assassin’s Creed

    MOST UNDERRATED’UNDERHYPED: Heavenly Sword

    BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR: Announcement packed e3 I had to choose one but none of them stood out as surprising for me.

    BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR: Assassin’s Creed

    BEST PS2 GAME COMPATIBLE WITH PS3: Erm…no place for FFXII? It will have to be God of War 2.

    GAME OF THE YEAR: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

  5. #5 by Segitz on December 25th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Best Fiction
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Best Visual Wow Factor
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Best Pioneer
    – Unreal Tournament 3 (because of mods on a console)

    Multiplayer
    – Warhawk

    Best “Other”
    – None of the Nominations^^ (still SSHD!)

    Most Overrated/Overhyped
    – Assassin’s Creed
    vs.
    – Heavenly Sword (because it is a tie)

    Most Underrated/Underhyped
    – Folklore

    Biggest Surprise of the Year
    – Announcement Packed E3

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year
    – Assassin’s Creed

    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3
    – God of War 2

    Game of the Year
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

  6. #6 by Tosh Hatch on December 25th, 2007 [ 1102 Points ]

    Best Fiction – Heavenly Sword

    Best Visual Wow Factor – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Best Pioneer – Eye Of Judgement

    Multiplayer – Call of Duty 4

    Best “Other” – flOw. For experimental game play

    Most Overrated/Overhyped – Lair

    Most Underrated/Underhyped – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Biggest Surprise of the Year – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year – Lair

    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3 – God of War 2

    Game of the Year – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

  7. #7 by Chadness on December 25th, 2007

    Best Fiction
    – Heavenly Sword

    Best Wow Factor
    – Ratchet & Clank Future

    Best Pioneer
    – Rock Band

    Multiplayer
    – CoD4

    Best “Other”
    – Ratchet & Clank Future

    Overrated/Overhyped
    – Lair

    Underrated/Underhyped
    – Heavenly Sword

    Biggest Surprise
    – E3

    Biggest Disappointment
    – Lair

    Best PS2 Game
    – Persona 3

    Game of the Year
    – Ratchet & Clank Future

  8. #8 by Tommyboy on December 25th, 2007

    wait a second ..in order to make such a decision…wouldnt you have had to of played every nominated game????

    ANSWER: YES

    Because if your going to say any other game besides Call of Duty 4 for Game Of The Year …then you clearly have not played it.

    and what if your not a fan of FPS..?? you certainly won’t vote on one.

    it’s a VERY bi’est pole here…not even worth taking into account at all.

  9. #9 by Burten on December 26th, 2007 [ 550 Points ]

    Best Fiction : Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Best Visual Wow Factor : Call of Duty 4
    Best Pioneer : Rock Band
    Multiplayer : Warhawk
    Best “Other” : Everyday Shooter. For best “indie feel”
    Most Overrated/Overhyped : Heavenly Sword
    Biggest Surprise of the Year : Announcement Packed E3
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year : Lair
    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3 : God of War 2
    Game of the Year : Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

  10. #10 by Emrah on December 26th, 2007

    BEST FICTION: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    BEST VISUAL WOW FACTOR: COD4

    BEST PIONEER: Unreal Tournament 3

    MULTI-PLAYER: COD4

    BEST OTHER: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

    MOST OVERRATED/OVERHYPED: Assassin’s Creed

    MOST UNDERRATED’UNDERHYPED: Heavenly Sword

    BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR: PES2008, hands down. C’mon, we were expecting to play some next-gen football game and Konami ruined it. These are the same guys that will publish MGS4, god help us. Lair? So what, I won’t ride a dragon. But PES2008 is a game I was planning to play all year long, or more.. (I didn’t buy it, seeing the demo.) Please stop voting for lair, come to your senses, PES has brought sadness to our souls.

    BEST PS2 GAME COMPATIBLE WITH PS3: God of War 2.

    GAME OF THE YEAR: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

  11. #11 by Specter on December 26th, 2007

    Best Fiction: Uncharted Drake’s Fortune
    Best Visual : Rachet and Clank: ToD
    Best Pioneer: UT3
    Best Multi-Player: Warhawk
    Best Other: CoD4
    Most Overrated/Overhyped: Assassin’s Creed
    Most Underrated/Underhyped: Uncharted Drake’s Fortune
    Biggest Suprise of the Year: Uncharted Drake’s Fortune
    Biggest Disappointment: Lair
    Best PS2 game compat with PS3: God of War 2
    Game of the Year: Uncharted Drake’s fortune.

  12. #12 by Glitch on December 26th, 2007

    I haven’t played a lot of games recently, so I Can’t vote for or against most of nominated the games with a good conscience.

    However, I can vote for the following:

    Multiplayer: Warhawk.

    Bigest Disappointment: L.

  13. #13 by Glitch on December 26th, 2007

    Hmm… Dont know what happened. I’ll try again:

    Biggest Disappointment: Lair.

  14. #14 by Lifendz on December 26th, 2007

    Best Fiction:
    Heavenly Sword

    Best Visual Wow Factor:
    Call of Duty 4

    Best Pioneer:
    Heavenly Sword

    Best Multi-player:
    Resistance Fall of Man

    Best Other:
    Everyday Shooter

    Most Overrated:
    Assasin’s Creed

    Most Underrated:
    Ratched and Clank

    Biggest Surprise:
    Uncharted

    Biggest Disappointment:
    Lair

    Best PS2….
    God of War II

    Game of the Year:
    Uncharted Drakes Fortune

  15. #15 by Segitz on December 26th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Tommyboy…

    not every gamer is a shooter gamer… As good as CoD might be, I’d still vote for Uncharted or whatever, as for me, it is the better game overall.

  16. #16 by Emmu on December 27th, 2007

    Best Fiction- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Best WOW Factor (in terms of looks only, i literally said WOW)- Heavenly Sword
    Best Pioneer- Heavenly Sword
    Multiplayer (without a DOUBT): Call of Duty 4
    Best “Other”- N/A (haven’t played any)
    Overrated/Overhyped- Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped- Heavenly Sword
    Biggest Surprise of the Year- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Biggest Dissapointment- Lair
    Best PS2 compatible with PS3- God of War 2 (sublime)
    Game of the Year(despite a few online hiccups)- COD 4 (BESTTT)

  17. #17 by SL33PY on December 27th, 2007

    Best Fiction – Folklore
    Best WOW Factor – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Best Pioneer – Unreal Tournament 3
    Multiplayer – Unreal Tournament 3
    Best “Other” – flOw. For experimental game play (most bang for my bucks on any ps3 game)
    Overrated/Overhyped – Assassin’s Creed (no other game in the list just hangs, for no apparent reason)
    Most Underrated/Underhyped – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Biggest Surprise of the Year- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Biggest Dissapointment – Assassin’s Creed
    Best PS2 compatible with PS3- God of War 2
    Game of the Year – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

  18. #18 by Rich on December 29th, 2007

    Best Fiction – Heavenly Sword
    Best Visual Wow Factor – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Best Pioneer – Unreal Tournament 3
    Multiplayer – Warhawk
    Best “Other”- Everyday Shooter. For best “indie feel”
    Most Overrated/Overhyped – Lair
    Most Underrated/Underhyped – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Biggest Surprise of the Year – Announcement Packed E3
    Biggest Disappointment of the Year – Lair
    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3 – God of War 2
    Game of the Year – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

  19. #19 by Mike on December 30th, 2007

    Fiction: Heavenly Sword
    Visual Wow factor: Uncharted
    Best Pioneer: Rock Band
    Multiplayer: Call of Duty 4
    Best “Other”: Ratchet & Clank Future
    Overrated: Assassins Creed
    Underrated: Ratchet & Clank
    Surprise: Uncharted
    Disappointment: Assassins Creed
    Compatible PS2 game: God of War II
    Game of the Year: Uncharted

  20. #20 by Mike on December 30th, 2007

    “Because if your going to say any other game besides Call of Duty 4 for Game Of The Year …then you clearly have not played it.”

    I own it, it is definitely my favorite multiplayer game of the year which is nothing to scoff at with Halo 3, Team Fortress 2, and Warhawk being great online games. But the single player is extremely repetitive on subsequent runs through the game because of the “clown car” enemy spawning. I’ve played through most of the game on veteran and it just spams you with enemies rather than increasing the intelligence of the enemies. If this were a 360 site, my GOTY vote would be going to Bioshock because of those problems with COD4’s campaign (and Halo 3 being about as long as the HL2 episodes).

    “and what if your not a fan of FPS..?? you certainly won’t vote on one.”

    So…? I’m not a fan of games with elves in them so I won’t be voting for an RTS or MMO any time soon. Why would someone vote for a game that fails to interest them?

    The only real problem is the “overrated” category. Lair got the reviews it deserved, and I’m not sure who expected it to be great given how negative the previews were. Assassins Creed was deemed a AAA game well over a year ago just because Ubisoft hyped it as such, but the reviews and feedback from a lot of people who played the game certainly don’t back that up.

  21. #21 by Mattias on December 31st, 2007

    Fiction: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    Wow Factor: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Pioneer: Rock Band
    Mulitplayer: Call of Duty 4
    “Other”: flOw – For hypnotizing gameplay
    Overhyped: Liar
    Underrated: Folklore
    Biggest Suprise: E3
    Disappointment: Lair
    PS2 Campatible: God of War II
    Game of The Year: Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

  22. #22 by fleakitten on December 31st, 2007 [ 26489 Points ]

    Fiction: Folklore
    Wow Factor: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    Pioneer: The Eye of Judgement
    Mulitplayer: Call of Duty 4
    Overhyped: Liar/Assassin’s Creed
    Underrated: Folklore
    Biggest Suprise: Folklore
    Disappointment: Lair
    PS2 Campatible: Tekken Tag Tournament. ( The disk is so scratched up it won’t play on my PS2 but it’ll start up immediatly on the PS3. :) )

    Game of The Year: Uncharted: Drake’s Fourtune

  23. #23 by Pc on December 31st, 2007 [ 1935 Points ]

    I’ll just vote for GOTY……Uncharted !!!!

  24. #24 by Darrin on December 31st, 2007 [ 17143 Points ]

    Mike, good point regarding Lair + AC. AC may have been a better title, but it received far more buzz and hype than Lair.

    Also, overhyped and overrated probably should have been different categories. One implies excessive preview buzz and the other implies excessive critical reaction to the final product.

  25. #25 by Wayne on January 1st, 2008

    Best Fiction
    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Best Visual Wow Factor

    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Best Pioneer

    – Rock Band

    Multiplayer

    – Warhawk

    Best “Other”

    – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

    Most Overrated/Overhyped

    – Heavenly Sword

    Most Underrated/Underhyped

    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Biggest Surprise of the Year

    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    Biggest Disappointment of the Year

    – Lair

    Best PS2 Game Compatible with PS3

    – God of War 2

    Game of the Year

    – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune


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