With the New Year upon us, it’s time look back at the games that have graced our PlayStation 3’s and congratulate the best of them for helping us through the ups and downs of 2007.
The Game of the Year award goes to the title that provides both a creative new experience in its genre and solid gameplay. Not only that, but titles must exhibit other key factors, such as those which have mystified us with intriguing stories, beautiful graphics, lush sounds, and most importantly the addiction to continue coming back for more.
So, now you know what it is we’re looking for, why not join us and find out just what it is we picked for this prestigious award? Read on to find out.
Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Why Call of Duty 4?
There’s no question that since its very inception, Call of Duty 4 presented no doubt that it was the best game on the PlayStation 3 platform thus far. By providing both a great single player experience in it’s short, yet satisfying storyline and unlockable arcade modes and it’s ever so addicting online multiplayer, we knew Call of Duty 4 would be the perfect candidate for Game of the Year.
As a first person shooter, Call of Duty 4 raises the bar for all competitors in the genre – bringing picturesque graphics at 60fps, enticing modern day war storyline, tight/responsive controls, and one of the best online modes available. All together, Call of Duty 4 succeeds in nearly every department, making it a must own for PlayStation 3 gamers.
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
In Uncharted, players are cast in the role of adventurer Nathan Drake who is in pursuit of the legendary treasure of El Dorado, said to be located on a remote Island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. However, upon arriving, Drake and his entourage find themselves hunted by a band of blood-thirsty mercenaries, and must employ a variety of weapons and survivalist tactics to thwart their enemies to uncover the Island’s many secrets.
Considered by many as the poster child for the PS3’s handsome visual capabilities, Uncharted is filled to the brim with sprawling jungle landscapes, ominous ruins and long-lost underground catacombs that are simply dripping with atmospheric touches. Featuring a stylish blend of gun combat, exploration and a stellar voice cast and motion-capture set up, Uncharted is rivalled only by Call of Duty 4 as the best the PS3 has to offer last year.
The dynamic due of Ratchet and Clank make their next-generation debut with Tools of Destruction on PlayStation 3, serving up one of the best platform titles of 2007 on any consoles, hands down. After taking a well-earned rest from the usual shenanigans of intergalactic bad guy bashing, Ratchet and Clank find themselves thrust back into action after the notorious Emperor Percival Tachyon invades the city of Metropolis.
Sporting new weapons, manoeuvres and integrated Sixaxis tilt control functionality, Tools of Destruction takes players on the duo’s biggest adventure yet, driven by gorgeous, sprawling environments and all-new storyline delivered by the talented boys down at Insomniac Games. It’s no wonder it pipped many to the post as contender for Game of the Year.