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.