Los Angeles Times: Best and Worst of the Year

What makes a good video game? Strong visuals are important. Good controls are essential. A well-crafted concept helps too. These days, most games can boast at least two-thirds of that criteria.

So, then what makes a game great? Feeling. Emotion. Surprise. Interaction. Even addiction. It's a magical feeling when a game offers all these elements.

Here are the titles L.A. Times deemed the best experiences of 2007. Admittedly, they didn't play everything (because that would probably be impossible), but of the titles that did cross their paths, these are the ones that resonated most. Their favorites in order:

Best of the Year:
• BioShock
• Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
• Assassin's Creed
• Super Mario Galaxy
• The Orange Box

Honorable Mention:
• Halo 3
• Rock Band
• Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
• Cooking Mama: Cook Off
• Lost Planet

Worst of the Year:
• Lair

Dishonorable Mention:
• Fusion Frenzy 2
• 300: March to Glory
• Tenchu Z

[ By Pete Metzger, December 21, 2007 ]

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The Dark Knight4728d ago

And the good articles dont get accepted but you get ones like, UTIII new gears?????? pieace of sh!t

Fighter4728d ago

They picked Lost Planet over Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted?

Gaara_7244728d ago

i know its total gutin they could ave put warhawk in there warhawk is ace

PimpHandHappy4728d ago

Uncharted and Rachet i know LA Times knows nothing about games

anyway i didnt read it because its a joke

PimpHandHappy4728d ago

did anyone that played bio Shock ever see a Big Daddy get stuck in a corner. It happened to me like 3 times and he was a real easy kill

talk about buggy

crank4727d ago (Edited 4727d ago )

Uhh, for books and movies, not games buddy. IGN is far more popular and comprehensive for that.

And uh, sorry, but, no one worth their brain goes to USA Today for anything.

Edit: sorry, for the guy below.

ironwolf4728d ago

This article well have been seen by more people in one day, than will have looked in on this site in a year. LA Times, NY Times, USA Today, WSJ. Thats where reviews matter in the real world. Not here, or Kotaku, or IGN.

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