PSX Extreme: Game Of The Year Awards 2007
Game of the Year
- Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- Uncharted: Drakeís Fortune
- Unreal Tournament 3
- Rock Band
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- God of War II
- Assassinís Creed
Winner: Tie- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and God of War II
Yes, we had to do it. We declare a tie between the PS3's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and the PS2's God of War II. On the one hand, Uncharted is everything we could hope for in an action/adventure title; an overall amazing package that grabs us right from the start and never lets go. It's not perfect and we do see room for improvement in the next generation, but the foundation it cements is pretty damn solid. There really isn't much we didn't like about Naughty Dog's title, and if you can't have fun with this one, you don't like video games. We can't make it any clearer than that. From the astounding visuals to the wonderfully implemented combat and platforming, this is one adventure that no avid gamer should miss. In our estimation, it is the reason to be a PlayStation 3 owner in 2007, because it really is that good.
On the other hand, God of War II takes a pre-existing formula - one that was nearly perfect to begin with - and builds on it even more. SCEA honed and refined the gameplay, adding in little bits here and there that left us grinning ear to ear. You'll never have more fun with a game, especially if you're an action fan, and this game pushes the PS2 to maximum limits. Comparing the two titles proved difficult, because both represent different things: one represents the pinnacle of a previous generation while the other shows us just how unbelievable the current generation will be...and in some respects, how awesome it already is. For these reasons, we must come to the only logical and reasonable conclusion that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and God of War II must share PSX Extreme's coveted Game of the Year 2007. We hope you're not disappointed...but how can you be? This just means there's not one, but two titles worthy of such an honor! Yes indeed, this year really was excellent.
Here's looking forward to a 2008 loaded with even more interactive sweetness!
12/26/2007 Ben Dutka