I’ve been meaning to write this for about a month, so sorry it’s a bit late 😉
In December and January you always get people making Top 10 lists of their favourite games and I built up a collection of links to some of them as follows:
ArcadeTown has made a Top 10 list for 2007 which includes Build-a-lot which was voted the no. 1 Action/Arcade Game of 2007 by Big Fish Games and also did really well on Reflexive Arcade. Another game in their list is Star Defender 4, which I’ve really been enjoying recently and plan to review soon. Note that you can also see their game awards going back to 2004! It’s always worth checking out older years for gems too.
Reflexive Arcade has a different top 10, but it’s crammed full of great games and is a bit more action oriented. I particularly recommend Peggle Deluxe, which is a unique and very addictive experience. The also pimped two of their own games: The Great Tree (review coming soon) and Ricochet Infinity (the ultimate incarnation of this successful franchise).
The Gamezebo writers have all listed their favourite games of 2007, each with a little synopsis. Worth checking out.
If you are intro Retro Games then your should seriously check out the 2007 Retro Remakes Awards which contains a top game and an honourable mention for each month – so 24 games in all. Classics like Cybernoid and Wizball, amongst other greats, can be found in that list. Get downloading now!
Jay is Games
Jayisgames.com has made a huge list of the Best of Casual Gameplay 2007. There’s a big list of different genres, each containing a list of nominated games and a winner. It’s an extensive resource. Mainly it’s flash games but there is a section for downloadable games too.
Indiegames.com (formerly http://indygamer.blogspot.com/) has made MULTIPLE “best of 2007” lists including remakes, RPGs, platformers, adventure, action and other. These games are all freeware and there are some really amazing games in the lists. You can also find the same sort of lists for 2006 at the bottom of the page.
Oh, and a little while back I posted an article about Game Tunnel’s Game of the year awards which you can check out if you missed it the first time.
Top 10 lists are a great way to find quality games to play for free or buy – I love them! The lists above probably contain enough games to keep you going all year until the next batch of lists come out. I hope you find them useful.
Of course there are many other top 10 lists out there, so please feel free to post them in the comments. Thanks! 🙂
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