Jan. 2, 2008 -- MSNBC tallied in their Game of the Year readers' votes between December 19 and 27. "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" garnered 33 percent of the over 17,000 votes and is MSNBC Readers' Game of the Year. The runner-up was "Bioshock" at 22 percent of the votes. The second runner-up was "Mass Effect" at 10 percent.
Here are MSNBC readers' picks for the best in each genre:
• Best sports game: Madden NFL '08
• Best racing game: Project Gotham Racing 4
• Best casual game: Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
• Best family game: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
• Best music game: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
• Best handheld game: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
• Best role-playing game: Mass Effect
• Best action/adventure game: Bioshock
• Best shooter: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
View the full report for the runners-up in each category.