Game Critics Game of the Year Award

 The first annual Game of the Year awards by the judges of the Game Critics awards has just been announced. As this is the first annual you may not know who chose these games. Here is a list of the 36 media groups included in the decision.

USA Today, Newsweek, TIME, Entertainment, WIRED, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Game Informer, EGM, Game Pro, PC Gamer, Games for Windows, Play Magazine, Xbox, Popular Science, PSM, Business 2.0, MTV, 1UP Network, Gamespot, Gamespy, IGN, Kotaku, Games Radar, The Reporter, Game Invasion, Game Daily, Game Herd, Yahoo! Games, G4, The Electric Playground, UGO, GT, and Gannett

The list was compiled of games that were released in 2007, so Gears of War, Halo 2, and WoW were ruled out of this one. This is their list of the top 10 games started off with Bioshock.

Top 10 Games of 2007:

  1. BioShock
  2. The Orange Box
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  4. Rock Band
  5. Super Mario Galaxy
  6. Halo 3
  7. Mass Effect
  8. God of War II
  9. Assassin’s Creed
  10. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

Game of the Year breakdown by platform:

Xbox 360: 7
PlayStation 3: 5
PC: 3
Wii: 1
PlayStation 2: 1

Game of the Year breakdown by publisher:

Microsoft Game Studios: 2
Sony Computer Entertainment: 2
EAP (Valve, MTV Games/Harmonix): 2
2K Games: 1
Activision: 1
Nintendo: 1
Ubisoft: 1

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