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GamesRadar's seemingly annual Platinum Chalice Awards 2007

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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 | 360PS3PC

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.

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2 comments

  • JosefMotley - January 7, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    i don't really see the fuss about the mario galaxy soundtrack. the isle delfino theme from sunshine was miles better than anything in galaxy, and both games horrifically maul the main mario theme itself. those "beeps & boops" of the old games are FAR more memorable melodies than the saccharine overscored string sicklyness of galaxy, and have a hell of a lot more character. i miss the days when videogame soundtracks actually sounded like games rather than second rate film scores
  • RebornKusabi - December 19, 2008 11:44 p.m.

    Great Article, some of these games I had played and actually loved... some, not so much >_>

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