This year, the game editors and contributors at msnbc.com had a brainstorm: How about if we divvied up all the best games into nine categories, and let readers vote on the best of genre? And then, once those winners were figured out, stack them all up against each other for game of the year?
Let's face it: It's almost impossible to find consensus on which game is the "best." Especially this year. We had a hard time picking the best-of-breed for each category, let alone game of the year. So we figured we'd give you the baton.
You voted, and these were the results (voting closed on Wednesday, December 19).
- Best sports games of 2007
- Best racing games of 2007
- Best casual games of 2007
- Best family games of 2007
- Best music games of 2007
- Best handheld games of 2007
- Best role-playing games of 2007
- Best action-adventure games of 2007
- Best shooters of 2007
Sure, it looks a little weird to see "Lego Star Wars" pitted against "Bioshock" and "Mass Effect." But this tells us a lot about who our readers are.