BRISBANE, Calif. - December 21, 2007 - IGN Entertainment's GameSpy ( http://www.gamespy.com), the ultimate Web site for multiplayer gaming, has announced its 2007 "Game of the Year" winners in various platform and themed categories. The "Game of the Year" is an annual list honoring the best games released in the past 12 months. GameSpy's editors have declared Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare "Overall Game of the Year", with The Orange Box and BioShock finishing in second and third place, respectively. Additional titles across each platform have been revealed throughout the week. The full list of winners, and a look back at the gaming world in 2007 are available at http://goty.gamespy.com/2007/.
"This year was great in terms of high-quality, action-packed videogames. Gamers saw the next-generation platforms mature with impressive technology, incredible cinematic visuals and more creative and communal experiences," said Dave 'Fargo' Kosak, Executive Editor of GameSpy. "Naming the top games of the year was easy, but ranking the titles in a year with so many great products proved to be a real challenge."
Winning games were chosen based on an extensive list of criteria, including: art, graphics, sound, story, innovation, technology, longevity, expandability, community interaction, multiplayer functionality and, most importantly, gameplay. To be eligible, games had to be released between December 15, 2006 and December 15, 2007. GameSpy users were also offered the opportunity to pick their favorites from the year featured in the "Gamers' Choice Game of the Year."
The winners of 2007 "Game of the Year" are:
"Overall Game of the Year"
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
2. The Orange Box (PC, Xbox 360)
3. BioShock (PC, Xbox 360)
4. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii)
5. Rock Band (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
"PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Game of the Year"
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
"Multiplayer Game of the Year"
TeamFortress 2 (PC) (Part of The Orange Box)
"PSP Game of the Year"
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions
"Handheld and DS Game of the Year"
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS)
"Wii Game of the Year"
Super Mario Galaxy
"PS2 Game of the Year"
God of War II
"Gamers' Choice Game of the Year"
PC: The Orange Box
Xbox 360: Mass Effect
PS3: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy
PS2: God of War II
DS: Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
PSP: Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
Winning game publishers are welcome to use the official GameSpy Game of Year logo on future game materials. The logo is available online, http://goty.gamespy.com/2007/, or by request.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of November 2007, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the Web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.
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