GamesRadar's seemingly annual Platinum Chalice Awards 2007

Winner: Chili con Carnage
Eidos |PSP

As a semi-serious shooter filled with bizarre moments - a crime lord in water wings and a snorkel? A missile ride so lengthy that the hero gets bored? - Chili Con Carnage is packed to the gills with moments so weirdly entertaining that they could easily snag this award. But for our money, the best comes at the very beginning, when hero Ram shows up at his father's office to wish the old man a happy birthday with a box full of kittens. Old man and kittens are immediately run over by a grain thresher, which crashes through the wall and spits them all out in neatly bundled packages, which are later buried in a stack of little coffins. For giving us the silliest videogame death ever concocted, this good-but-not-great PSP shooter easily nets 2007's least flattering award.

Honorable mention: Clive Barker's Jericho
Codemasters |360,PS3,PC

Mediocre shooter, sure, but we'll remember the fat man-monster slitting his belly open and pissing blood everywhere 'till the day we die. Truly horrific and intensely memorable.