2007 - The best gaming year ever

The PC angle

The keyboard and mouse posse have been as blessed as anyone in 2007. Forget any foolish tales you might have heard about PC gaming being dead. This year it’s been on a par with any console you care to name, and long may that continue.

Has there ever been a better-value buy in the history of gaming than The Orange Box? (Well, since Super Mario All-Stars) It wasn’t enough for Valve to bring us Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Portal. Oh no. They had to ensure that we’ll all owe them a favour for the rest of our lives by bundling those two wonders with Half-Life 2 (Best FPS ever? Well… Yes, yes it is), Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and Team Fortress 2 as well. Hell, we even got Peggle Extreme as a bonus. Valve, you are truly welcome at our tables for Christmas and may make wives of any of our female relatives you wish.

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.