- GameSpot chose Puzzle Quest. "Puzzle Quest's bizarre (and bizarrely successful) confluence of gameplay mechanics really is precisely what makes it so addicting."
- GameSpy chose Final Fantasy Tactics. "Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is arguably one of the best games put forth by Square Enix, with one of the better turn-based strategy gameplay systems yet developed."
- GameTrailers chose Final Fantasy Tactics.
- IGN chose Syphon Filter. "There's a reason why Logan's Shadow is the highest rated PSP title on our site: if you own the system, you owe it to yourself to experience one of the best titles ever made for a handheld."
There sure is a lot of passion regarding the PS Fanboy awards -- and for good reason. There's just too many good games to choose from. Thankfully, we're giving you the chance to voice your opinion! Get ready to vote in the awards that really matter. The Reader's Choice Awards let you chime in and set things straight. From now until December 26th, feel free to cast your vote or your favorites. Don't see a game in one of these polls? Leave a comment and we'll add your write-in vote. The winners of PS Fanboy's and the Reader Choice Awards will be unveiled on December 27th.
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Every year, no matter what console you own, there are a few games that fall to the market with such a thud you feel your reputation for playing video games drop a little. Yes, these games damage everything we've come to support and whether the game itself is bad or suffered from a gigantic hype machine that everybody jumped on for no apparent reason, the games simply didn't do what we wanted. This award isn't for "worst" game of the year, no, but the biggest disappointment. The games that could have been something, but weren't. For all intents and purposes, this award could actually be construed as "worse" than the "worst".
Finally, this is where we get to decide the very best of the best. Disagree with our choices? Don't think we nominated the right games? Good! You'll be able to vote for your favorites starting this Sunday.
The nominees for PSP Fanboy - Game of the Year are...
This is the one category to rule them all. PSP became the de-facto system to own for fans of the strategy genre, and chances are, the winner of this category will end up winning the coveted Game of the Year award. This is easily the most difficult genre to pick a winner from.
The nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Strategy Game are...
The PSP had a ton of great RPG's in 2007. Sadly, we can't nominate them all. These character-driven stories of general world-destruction or important-person-saving are all delightful romps and we're proud to own a handheld that delivers an experience comparable to some of their console brethren.
The nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Role-Playing Game are...
You may not be able to plug a guitar or drum into your PSP, but that doesn't mean you can't jam with some fine music games on the portable. Here are this year's nominees for best music game.
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Music Game of 2007 are:
Handhelds are synonymous with puzzle games - and rightly so. The pick up and play nature of the games, coupled with the portability of the system makes for a marriage made in silicon heaven. But which of this year's puzzling triumvirate is the best?
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Puzzle Game of 2007 are:
Sometimes you just want to punch something in the face. Unfortunately, not too many games offered PSP owners the ability to throw down the gloves and brawl. In fact, only one title managed to secure a nomination (and an instant win).
And the winner of PSP Fanboy - Best Fighting Game of 2007 is:
The PSP has always been a strong system for racing games. However, how do this year's releases stack up? (And sorry, Wipeout Pulse won't be eligible until next year.)
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Driving Game of 2007 are:
Who doesn't like shooting things? PSP had more than its fair share of bullets and explosions. Which games made you more of a man this year?
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Shooter of 2007 are:
The PC-based PLAYSTATION Store opened late into the year, and already it has amassed an impressive collection of downloadable games. From PS1 games, to archived UMD games, to brand new originals, we've had a number of quality games from the Store's launch. We can't wait to see what 2008 has waiting for us.
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Downloadable Game of 2007 are:
Many times, portable titles touted as Action/Adventure fall short of expectations because their big brothers on consoles have so much more power and flexibility to work in a much more complex system. This is often true, but it's not a rule of thumb. Sometimes handheld games show what sort of titles consoles are actually missing out on, or how sometimes a handheld version of a title can dominate over any previous incarnation of its respective franchise. Knowing this, we'd like to present a few of the best Action/Adventure games for the PSP.
The nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Action/Adventure Game are...
This year was filled with a number of fantastic stories on PSP from all kinds of genres. Whether you liked fantasy, comedy, or good ol' beat-em-ups, there were tons of stories that had you playing all through the night.
And the nominees for PSP Fanboy - Best Story of 2007 are: