The Best of 2007

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Best Art Style

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

The colourful, beautiful, living, breathing worlds of Ratchet and Clank Future are absolutely breath-taking. The gorgeous landscapes make Ratchet and Clank Future an easy pick for Best Art Style.

Ratchet and Clank Future

Best Action Game

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, sees Nathan Drake battling his way to treasure, past pirates, traps and other obstacles, in one of the most enjoyable experiences on PS3. The Indiana Jones influence is more than welcome.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Best Shooting Game

Resistance: Fall of Man

Thanks to an interesting plot, good characters and a supreme online experience, Resistance is a clear winner in the shooter category, pushing aside games such as Call of Duty 4 with ease.

Resistance

Best Platform Game

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Insomniac take the wonderful Ratchet and Clank series into the next generation, producing the platformer of the year. Tools of Destruction is a terrific adventure packed with superb weaponry, likeable characters and tonnes to do.

Ratchet and Clank Future

Best RPG

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Though it is relatively unchallenges, Oblivion is such an incredible game that it is a thoroughly deserving winner of the Best RPG title. With hundreds of hours of excellent gameplay, the few tiny glitches can easily be ignored.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Runners up

Though other RPGs were released, there were none that stood out. Folklore is perhaps the only other worthy mention

Best Racing Game

Motorstorm

In a lean year for racing games, Motorstorm is triumphant, with extremely good visuals and solid racing. The crashes can get a little tedious, but they certainly show what the physics engine can do.

Motorstorm

Best Strategy Game

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Though not strictly a strategy game, GRAW 2 is currently the best PS3 offering for strategic play. The tactical element involved in squad work is emphasized by significant variance in the skill of each team member.

GRAW 2

Best Original Score

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

The carefully pitched ambient themes and orchestra-accentuated story sequences each combine to make one of the best original scores for any game ever. Ratchet Future is a clear winner for the best score of 2007.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Best Sound Effects

Warhawk

Cranking up the sound on your speakers and unleashing hell with the Dropship, hitting the boost with your Warhawk, or simply hearing an aircraft swoop overhead; these are all unforgettable sound experiences.

Warhawk

Best Graphics

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

The beautiful, colourful, radiant jungle featured in Uncharted set new standards for graphical prowess that are rivalled only by other greats such as Ratchet and Clank and Call of Duty 4.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Best Online Game

Resistance: Fall of Man

Resistance: Fall of Man set a standard for online gaming way back in March 2007 that has yet to be matched. The communications setup, party system and squad layout combined to make a perfect online FPS environment.

Resistance: Fall of Man

Runners up

Warhawk

Motorstorm

Best Story

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Escaping from pirates, uncovering lost treasure, fighting off zombies... well, with the exception of that last part, it's standard stuff but brilliantly portrayed in Uncharted, a game with one of the most interesting stories around.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Best Voicework

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

The story in Uncharted is pretty strong, but the game owes much of this success to the voice actors that bring strong characters such as Nathan Drake to life. It was a close call with COD 4, but Uncharted is a worthy winner.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Best Party Game

Calling All Cars!

Though it's a simple concept, there are a million different things that can happen during a game of Calling All Cars! provided you're sat with freieds.

Calling All Cars!

Best PSN Game

Warhawk

An unbelieveable achievement and a fantastic online experience for the PSN. Warhawk is a great game and easily the best store title to appear so far. Take to the skies in a Warhawk as soon as you can.

Warhawk

Runners up

Super Stardust HD

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Game of the Year 2007

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Ratchet and Clank Future is one of the greatest platform titles around, and completes a brilliant year for Insomniac Games who also have Resistance: Fall of Man as a runner up. Ratchet is a refreshing, exciting and wonderful title to play.

Ratchet and Clank Future

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