Platform: PC | Developer: Crytek | Publisher: EA | Release Date: November, 2007
Ah… Crysis. What a beautiful game this was. Released in 2007, Crysis featured the best visuals anyone had ever seen, and has ever seen till date, in any video game ever. Of course, it’s a shame that many computers could not run this game, and a lot of people didn’t get to experience the masterpiece that Crysis was, but oh boy, did it deserve all the success it got- it featured some of the best First Person shooting mechanics, addictive gameplay and an action packed, thrilling single player campaign. Of course, the absence of several multiplayer modes, like team deathmatch, was disappointing, but which game doesn’t have flaws? Crysis was, and in our eyes, will always remain one of the most beautiful games, not just shooters, ever created.
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC | Developer: Irrational Games | Publisher: 2K Games | Release Date: August, 2007
Bioshock is simply the most beautiful game I have played in the past few years. It did to me what few games have ever done- it made me feel. It was atmospheric. It was scary. It was so immersive, that I actually felt as if I have become a part of the underground world of Rapture. The political emphasis, the destruction of the world, the freaky hallways, the sheer depth and complexity of the story and the way it was presented- the fact that Bioshock could make me understand and feel these things perfectly made it awesome. The isolation I felt while playing the game, seeing not a soul in sight, while being inside an under water city that was completely destroyed- the world of Rapture had a horrific past and present, and Bioshock conveyed that to the gamer perfectly. For being the most atmospheric game this generation, we love Bioshock to infinite extents.
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC | Developer: Infinity Ward | Publisher: Activision | Release Date: November, 2007
Few games have ever been of as high quality as Activision’s 2007 First Person Shooter megaton, and even fewer have been as everlasting. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare received high scores all over the board and sold like crazy, something that no one expected- and for good reason. Featuring a single player campaign that never loosens its hold on the player, consisting of intense, action-packed, thrilling, exciting and relentless gunplay, a varied mission structure, and the best online any game had ever boasted of till the time of Modern Warfare’s release, it immediately became one of the most favourite titles amongst the fans, and turned out to be so successful, that it even spawned a sequel under the name of “Modern Warfare 2.” Although the sequel failed to scale the heights the original game did, the brand name of Modern Warfare will always be associated with an awesome, addictive and a very replayable shooter experience.