So, the end of the year and all that… Three Speech’s contributors have taken a welcome but momentary break from their Christmas shopping, in order to compile their lists of the top five PS3 games of 2007. Having pooled the results, we now have the overall top five so, without further ado, here it is. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Three Speech!
1. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Quite simply an awesome game, whether it’s the graphics, storyline, shooting system or classic third-person action-adventure gameplay that gets you going. Oozes quality.
2. Call of Duty 4
Back with peerless developer Infinity Ward, the much-loved shooting franchise moved up a gear after abandoning WWII in favour of modern combat. Harrowing in its intensity, it’s enough to put anyone off wanting to go to a real war.
3. Assassin’s Creed
Ubisoft’s Crusades-set sneak-em-up/free-running/hack-‘n’-slash polarised opinion somewhat, but there’s no denying its ambition to provide a fresh, new gameplay experience and its gorgeous graphics.
Evolution’s mud-plugging racer-with-attitude turned Monument Valley into some awesome racing tracks, sported deeply impressive physics and generally gave us all our first taste of what the PS3 is capable of.
5. Heavenly Sword
Another one that polarised opinion somewhat, but Heavenly Sword’s incredible production values, great characterisations, super-slick swordplay and absorbing arrows-as-guided-missiles mechanic gave us a lot of joy.
Because this is a composite of all the Three Speech contributors’ individual charts, a few games were dead unlucky not to make it in. So we thought it only fair to give an honourable shout-out to:
Stranglehold: John Woo’s attempt to make a playable game version of one of his films (starring Chow-Yun Fat, natch), proved to be irresistibly over-the-top.
The Darkness: absolutely twisted first-person shooter, with the mafia, extra devil-derived powers and bizarre interludes in a scary underworld where WWI still rages. Deliciously freaky.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: quite simply the best action-RPG ever made: huge, slick and utterly absorbing.