GameSpot UK Readers' Choice Awards revealed

The votes are in, the results have been tallied, and UK gamers have voiced their opinion in the GameSpot UK Best Games of 2007 Readers' Choice awards.

2007 was a particularly outstanding year for the games industry. In fact, the last time we remember this level of competition was 2004, which saw a slew of major titles released, including World of Warcraft, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Doom 3, and Far Cry.

Not to be outdone, 2007 rose to the occasion and saw a string of stellar titles hit the shelves of games retailers, including BioShock, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Crysis, The Orange Box, Call of Duty 4, Super Mario Galaxy, Forza Motorsport 2, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Project Gotham Racing 4, and God of War II, just to name a few. GameSpot readers across the United Kingdom have chosen to join in the debate and pick their best games of 2007.

Project Gotham Racing 4, developed by Liverpool-based Bizarre Creations, took out the Readers' Choice for Best British-developed Game, crossing the finish line ahead of Sega's Football Manager 2008, Traveller's Tales' Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Codemasters' DiRT, and Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword. The arcade racer--exclusive to the Xbox 360--also won the GameSpot UK Editors' Choice Award for Best British-developed Game.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the latest in Activision's popular shooter franchise and a fresh departure from the WWII-inspired action of past installments, walked away with a string of achievements, including being voted by readers as overall Game of the Year, Best Multiplayer Game, Most Improved Sequel, Best Xbox 360 Game, and Best PS3 Game.

Surprises ensued with Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars beating World in Conflict for Best Strategy Game and the Xbox 360 Elite voted Best New Gaming Hardware ahead of Sony's PlayStation 3. It wasn't a landslide for some awards either, with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune narrowly losing the Best PlayStation 3 Game Readers' Choice to COD4 by a mere four percent of votes.

See all of the GameSpot UK Readers' Choice winners here.

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69 comments
Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

Funny to see everyone all about cod4, its like a time capsule here.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

looks like no ones posted here in a loooong time. Haha

ST3-3YA
ST3-3YA

COD4 multiplayer rules

jwb-2007
jwb-2007

cod4 multiplayer is the best

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

COD4 triumps over all!!!

MightySnake_TM
MightySnake_TM

crysis is the best FPS game ever nice detile and a good game play stile almost 90% real ( i love this game)

Olaoye_tw
Olaoye_tw

PGR 4 = Best racing game of 2k7!

bombfanatic
bombfanatic

the British have a unique taste in games. i play them online all the time. they fight much more calmly then the other players. i have noticed that COD4 is one of there favorites. I'll have to see which one wins.

brain20035
brain20035

I don't understand what's the big deal with C&C 3! I hate this game!

Shinkada
Shinkada

And CoD4 wins again.I don't get it. Assassin's Creed is a fun, if imperfect game, with the beginning of an awesome story. Bioshock was the best plot that's been in a game since Shadow Hearts: Covenant, even if it was just a fancy rehash of System Shock 2. Mass Effect was let down by nothing but its length. And God of War 2 looks better than a lot of the less-impressive 360/PS3 games, as well as having some awesome gameplay, an incredible cinematic feel, and an epicness that is as yet unrivaled. All of that, and people vote in what is, essentially, just another FPS. How can you people NOT be bored of it after years of Counterstrike? Damn.

Diernes
Diernes

And, 2007 has to be the most overated year in gaming since, well... 2004.

siiixon
siiixon

this year was just pathetic for games what the quality is concerned, its stupid that i rater play several years old games because all the new ones are so boring that i wont last more then a day playing it, most are all show and nothing to offer, and some are not only boring but ugly as well (like turning point).. saddest year for far i can remember as far for gaming, i guess COD4 won because that the least bad, its easy to shine if the competition is that bad

02sfraser
02sfraser

im sorry to all 360 fans but i think the ps3 is a better hardware piece. i mean the elites difference is a massive hard-drive, a not so cheapy processor and HDMI. the ps3 has much more to it that those 3 things.

punkster91
punkster91

I actually prefer Battlefield 2142 to COD4. Maybe it's because I played BF2142 before COD4. BF2142 has more depth to its gameplay rather than just pure running and gunning and whoever gets the most kills. Sure there are different game modes in COD4 like headquarters, but you can't beat the Battlefield formula of capturable command posts on the battlefield. Plus BF2142 had a more futuristic setting which I liked.

ArvoGS
ArvoGS

I just don't understand what makes the mp in CoD4 so amazing it just feels like a simplified version of CoD2 with grind added. And the depth is nowhere near other games such as CS/DoD/Battlefield while also being relived of TF2's pure funfactor. TeamFortress2 all the way! Well atleast Bioshock didn't win :)

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

CoD is the best multiplayer experience I have had since StarCraft and the best shooter I've played online ever. Deserved the win no doubts... single player campaign could have been longer but was tip top all the same - the flashback mission pair was simply the greatest single 'moment' of recent gaming for me.

edrubble
edrubble

COD 4 totally deserved IMO and it looks like the masses agree too, not like when time mag gave Halo 3 top spot everyone was like WTF! anyway time not known for good game journalism, though Crysis should have got a lot more votes!

SrTVBR
SrTVBR

cod 4 and tiberium wars deserve this win

icy06
icy06

Seems like there a quite a few game studios in Liverpool now.

dey4gotaus
dey4gotaus

cod4 got really old really fast for me, crysis is what really did it for me

Desert_Eagle_50
Desert_Eagle_50

lol of course COD4 would win, cause +90% of the game you play as a british SAS operetive named Soap, I mean wow that's refreshing. "where the bloody hell are you wanker" it was a good game but now that i see that every single british voter is like "YAYA COD4 GAME OF THE BLOODY YEAR YA GO SOAP WE LUV YEEE" it just looks pathetic to me.

zpxkjp
zpxkjp

When was this vote held? anyway good results:D

RTRGRZA
RTRGRZA

Mario should have taken the big one

taino1128
taino1128

COD4 is just amazing, no other word for it.

Pete5506
Pete5506

CoD4 is good but so is assassins creed, I dont know what to pick

SOCCERBALLS
SOCCERBALLS

Call of Duty 4 all the way. Its really a great game. Everyone should check it out. COD game of the year!

YungMel187
YungMel187

COD4 is gonna win....or assasins creed

LaN3y
LaN3y

@ ukillmegrill...i so agree with u on the FM comment its so addictive. i love that game, manchester city to second in premier league first season and won carlin cup :D champions league now havent played in a while im wowin it up atm lol

ukillwegrill
ukillwegrill

We U.K gamers sure do know good games,Football manager,is proberly the most addictive game,ever created.

ZEALOTzeus
ZEALOTzeus

beeker, uk players know the difference between a good game, and a good "looking" game

Beeker1
Beeker1

WTF!!, Crysis only got 4% of the votes?

ColdGen
ColdGen

Yep! Those pommies know their stuff! Oh yeah wankers - BioShock was co-created by 2K Australia in Canberra (nee Irrational Games) as well!

NFS102
NFS102

CoD4 or Bioshock should've won GotY IMO. SMG, Orange Box, and maybe even Halo are close 2nds though.

Zazalon
Zazalon

BioShock or Halo 3, best games of the year. If you could only have 2 games for your Xbox, get those

Blazius2
Blazius2

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1010will
1010will

CoDIV best game of 2007 now 2009 CoDVI Trench Warfare( Call of duty V **** warfare dosen't made by treyarch)

DanC1989
DanC1989

I didn't know anything about it.

randomfulness
randomfulness

COD4 is a great FPS online and offline - deserves it

agustbestur
agustbestur

I dont think that tiberium wars is the best stratagy game of 2007

fenwickhotmail
fenwickhotmail

Agreed with nearly all of these, surprisingly. Hooray for UK taste