2007 will be remembered as the year next-generation gaming came into its own. A veritable avalanche of quality software kept the Xbox 360 in stiff competition with Nintendo’s upstart Wii, which is still in great part riding on the mammoth mindshare of Wii Sports.
Last year, WIRED’s top 10 list was dominated by the swan songs of PlayStation 2. This year, next-gen platforms finally started to get games of similar polish and quality. WIRED’s panel of gaming experts engaged in a vicious e-mail fight to narrow 2007 down to this top 10 list.
There are some questionable omissions from WIRED’s, list like Metroid Prime 3 and Halo 3, but it looks like innovation and fun carried more weight than hype and sales numbers.
Here are their picks: WIRED’s Top 10 Games of 2007