Alpha Prime is a futuristic sci-fi first-person shooter video game by Black Element Software. The game uses Black Element’s proprietary Enforce 2 Engine.
The State Business Federation has discovered an asteroid dubbed Alpha Prime with rich deposits of hubbardium, which is used as fuel in interstellar ships. During the mining operations, the miners began to go mad due to exposure to hubbardium. The State Business Federation decided that mining the hubbardium is too dangerous, and sealed off the asteroid.
The player takes the role of Arnold Weiss, who is recruited by an old friend, Livia, to rescue their mutual friend, Warren Reynolds, who was trapped on the asteroid when it was sealed off. Arnold grudgingly accepts, and they head off in a ship called the Artemis. The ship is disabled by a mine before they reach the asteroid, however, and only Arnold and Livia survive. Arnold gets into an escape pod and lands on Alpha Prime alone.
Battlestations: Midway is an action real-time tactics video game by Eidos Hungary. The game is set in the Pacific during World War II. The player can both command his fleet assets and assume control of any one of them at will.
The player starts with a ship, submarine, aircraft, shipyard, airfield or a combination of any of them. The player can switch between their allocated units in order to complete objectives. Each unit also has its own unique features and controls. For example, using a carrier, shipyard or airfield, players can release carrier aircraft, ships, or land-based aircraft respectively. These units can then be used to engage in naval battles, undersea actions or dogfights, and bombing runs.
BioShock is a first-person shooter video game by 2K Boston. It is the first game in the BioShock series. The sequels to the game are BioShock 2 (2010) and a third game titled BioShock Infinite was released in 2013.
The game is set in 1960 and follows Jack, who’s airplane crashes in the ocean near the bathysphere terminus that leads to the underwater city of Rapture. The city was intended to be an isolated utopia but the discovery of ADAM, a plasmid which grants superhuman powers, initiated the city’s turbulent decline. Jack tries to find a way to escape, fighting through hordes of ADAM-obsessed enemies. Jack can defeat enemies in a number of ways by using weapons, utilizing plasmids that give unique powers and by turning Rapture’s own defenses against them.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter video game by Infinity Ward. It is the fourth game in the Call of Duty series. A sequel to the game titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released in 2009.
The game takes place in 2011. A radical leader has executed the president of an unnamed country in the Middle East and an ultranationalist movement starts a civil war in Russia. The conflicts are seen from the perspectives of a U.S. Force Reconnaissance Marine and a British SAS commando. Gameplay is set in various locales such as the Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.
Clive Barker’s Jericho is a psychological horror first-person shooter video game by MercurySteam. The player is in control of a seven-man team codenamed Jericho.
The game also features several “survival events” where the player must press the corresponding buttons or keys shown on screen in order to successfully survive. Additionally, each team member has both a primary and a secondary attack, either in the form of an alternate fire such as a grenade launcher on a rifle, or a secondary weapon such as a sword or pistol that can be dual wielded.
Colin McRae: Dirt is a racing video game by Codemasters. It is the sixth game released in the Colin McRae Rally series. Other Colin McRae games from the series: Colin McRae Rally, Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Colin McRae Rally 3, Colin McRae Rally 04, Colin McRae Rally 2005, Colin McRae: Dirt 2, Dirt 3, Dirt: Showdown.
The game features 46 different cars the player can choose to race and 186 liveries. Completed events can be repeated at any time. In Rally events with multiple races, the player has the opportunity to repair any damage between races but is only allotted 60 minutes of damage repair at each point based on time estimates to fix each component of the car. The single player game features 3 modes: Career, Championship, and Rally World. By winning races and earning money the player is able to purchase cars and liveries for the cars.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a military sci-fi real-time strategy video game by Electronic Arts. It is the direct sequel to Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999). The game takes place in the year 2047 at the advent of and during the Third Tiberium War.
The story-driven single-player mode of Command & Conquer 3 consists of 38 missions, spread over three campaigns. Each campaign depicts the view of its respective faction on the globalized “Third Tiberium War”, with the portrayed story being furthered by full motion video cutscenes which play in between each of the individual campaign missions. An expansion pack titled Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath was released in 2008.
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is a real-time strategy video game by Relic Entertainment. It is the stand-alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes and introduces two new single player campaigns.
The campaigns feature gameplay from the British perspective and the German perspective. It features nine missions focusing on the attack by British and Canadian forces from Sword, Gold and Juno Beaches to the city of Caen. The German Panzer Elite’s campaign is based on driving back Allied forces during Operation Market Garden. It features eight playable missions following a Panzer Elite Kampfgruppe in occupied Netherlands that is bracing itself for one of the largest airborne invasions in history.
Crysis is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game by Crytek. It is the first game released in the Crysis series. The game is based in a future where a massive ancient space alien-constructed structure has been discovered buried inside a mountain on an island in the fictional Lingshan Islands, near the coast of the East Philippines.
The player takes control of a U.S. Army Delta Force soldier Jake Dunn. He is armed with various futuristic weapons and equipment, most notably a Nanosuit which was inspired by a real-life military concept. Gameplay involves fighting both North Korean and extraterrestrial enemies in various environments on and around the island. A separate game titled Crysis Warhead was released in 2008. It follows similar events as Crysis but from a different narrative perspective. The released sequels to the game are Crysis 2 (2011) and Crysis 3 (2013).
Empire Earth III is a real-time strategy video game by Mad Doc Software. It is the third game in the Empire Earth series. The game features three factions: Middle Eastern, Western and Far Eastern. Each faction comprises unique buildings, units, and technologies.
Several new units and weapons are introduced. The player can choose from 3 customizable civilizations. Each region focuses on different styles of gameplay; for example, the Middle East has mobile buildings, the West has a few powerful units, and the Far East has masses of weak, swarming units combined with powerful mutants in the future. The game’s World Domination mode allows players to battle across a virtual earth which is split into many sections/provinces.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a first-person shooter video game by Splash Damage. It is the prequel to Quake II. The game is set in the same science fiction universe as Quake II and Quake 4.
Quake Wars is a class-based, objective focused, team-oriented game. Teams are based on human (GDF) and alien (Strogg) technology. While the teams are asymmetrical, both sides have the same basic weapons and tools to complete objectives. Unlike other team-based online games such as the Battlefield series, the gameplay is much more focused on one or two main objectives at once, rather than spread all over the combat area. This allows for much more focused and intense combat situations, similar to the original Unreal Tournament assault mode.
FIFA 08 is a sports simulation football video game by EA Canada. It is the sequel to FIFA 07. New features that were not in FIFA 07 include “Be a Pro Mode”, where the player plays as only one player (the player can be changed) throughout the entire match. This Idea was copied from the popular Fantasista in J-League Winning Eleven 2007 Club Championship However, this mode is not available for goalkeepers.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a music rhythm game by Neversoft. It is the third main installment in the Guitar Hero series and the fourth title to be released.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock retains the basic gameplay from previous games in the Guitar Hero series, where the player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate the playing of lead, bass, and rhythm guitar parts in rock songs by playing in time to scrolling notes on-screen. In addition to existing single-player Career modes, includes a new Co-Op Career mode and competitive challenges that pit the player against in-game characters and other players. Initially, the game offers over 70 songs, most of which are master tracks.
Halo 2 is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game originally released for the Xbox console in 2004 and ported to PC in 2007. It is the sequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. Players use a combination of human and alien weaponry and vehicles to progress through the game.
Certain weapons can be dual-wielded, allowing the player to trade accuracy, the use of grenades and melee attacks for raw firepower. The player can carry two weapons at a time (or three if dual-wielding; one weapon remains holstered), with each weapon having advantages and disadvantages in different combat situations. For example, most Covenant weapons eschew disposable ammo clips for a contained battery, which cannot be replaced if depleted. However, these weapons can overheat if fired continuously for prolonged periods.
Hellgate: London is an action role-playing hack and slash video game by Flagship Studios. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic London in the year 2038. Gameplay takes place in demon-infested dungeons and city streets.
It includes random elements from roguelikes such as weapon and armor attributes, item drops, mob spawns and level composition. The game featured both single-player and online multiplayer support when it was released although US/EU online support has since shut down. The player is eligible to restart the story line again in Nightmare difficulty and create new characters in Elite mode.
Jade Empire is an action role-playing video game by BioWare. The game follows the style of the Wuxia genre within a mythical setting inspired by Imperial China.
The player progresses through an adventure based on traditional martial arts and can discover and develop new fighting styles: martial arts, weapon styles, magic styles, support styles or transformation styles. Combat is in real time, granting players control over how and when characters dodge or attack. There is a vertical-scrolling airplane shooter included in Jade Empire as a mini-game, which is triggered by certain events in the storyline.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a third-person shooter video game by IO Interactive. In campaign mode the player controls Kane. The player is accompanied by Lynch and sometimes other hired mercenaries.
Co-op mode is available, in which the second player controls Lynch. Though almost identical to Kane’s style of gameplay, Lynch has short bursts of aggression in which he hallucinates nearly all AI characters are police, some sporting an animal’s head. Lynch carries a shotgun and a revolver as a sidearm, while Kane is equipped with an assault rifle and standard pistol, though it is possible to swap weapons.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a sci-fi third-person and first-person shooter video game by Capcom. The game is set in the year of T.C. -80, where the Earth has become too hostile for human life.
Players either travel on foot or ride various types of mechanized suits called Vital Suits (VSs). VSs carry heavy weapons such as chainguns and rocket launchers. They can pick up weapons lying on the ground and fire multiple weapons at once. On foot, players are able to use a grappling hook to pull themselves up to normally hard-to-reach places or to hook onto a VS and hijack it. Driving VSs and using certain weapons requires thermal energy. Also, the planet’s cold temperature causes the characters’ thermal energy level to continually decrease. Players can replenish their thermal energy level by defeating enemies or activating data posts.
Madden NFL 08 is a sports simulation football video game by EA Tiburon. It is the 19th game released in the Madden NFL series. A new branching animation system allows dynamic gameplay for the first time in the franchise.
Features of the new animation system include mid-air collisions, big-time, one-handed catches, hurdles, sideline catches and gang tackling. Madden 08 brings back some features for its online play; for example, there will be a return of Season Mode and tournaments held online. Another updated feature – dubbed Hit Stick 2.0 – will allow players to hit high or low by flicking the analog stick up or down.
Maelstrom: The Battle for Earth Begins is a real-time strategy video game by KD-Vision. The game is set in 2050 in a post-apocalyptic future following an ecological disaster which results in much of the planet’s submersion, as well as the subsequent nuclear holocaust over the remaining resources.
Most of the humankind has taken refuge beneath the surface, taking shelter from a long-standing war between the guerilla-warfare Remnants, and the hi-tech Ascension. Gameplay consists of constructing bases while harvesting resources in order to fund the production of various units as well as the construction of other structures in order to aid the player’s efforts to defeat the enemy. Resources are not uniform between factions and are referred to by different names but are functionally identical.
Medal of Honor: Airborne is a World War II first-person shooter video game by EA LA. It is the 11th game released in the Medal of Honor series.
Gameplay takes place in the European theater of World War II and focuses on paratrooper activities. The player takes control of Boyd Travers, a fictional paratrooper in the US 82nd Airborne Division. Missions include various insertions into Italy, northern France, Netherlands, and Germany. Each mission begins with a jump behind enemy lines. Each weapon in the game (including grenades) can be upgraded by killing enemies. More points are awarded for headshots and melee kills. The player faces various enemy types such as the Italian Blackshirt and the SS Storm Elite.
Myst Online: Uru Live is an adventure open source MMORPG video game by Cyan Worlds. It serves as the multiplayer component to the 2003 game Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
Myst Online takes place in fictitious caverns below Earth’s surface. Players uncover clues and solve puzzles together; plot developments were added via episodic content updates. Thousands of years ago, a race known as the D’ni practiced a craft known as The Art. By writing special books describing a location, the D’ni created a link to that world. The D’ni had their own number system and language distinct from the humans dwelling above them.
Need for Speed: ProStreet is a racing video game by EA Black Box. The game begins where a former street racer known as Ryan Cooper enters a competition on a challenge day and wins it with his Nissan 240SX. Ryan is mocked by Ryo Watanabe, the Showdown King.
Racing in ProStreet takes place solely on closed tracks, making ProStreet the first game in the series since Need for Speed II that doesn’t animate illegal racing. Rather, the type of racing appears to be Clubman Racing. The performance tuning feature is enhanced, compared to previous versions, especially Autosculpt. Unlike Need for Speed: Carbon, where only certain body kits can be auto sculpted, this can now be applied to all body kits, including stock bumpers and wide body kits.
NHL 08 is a sports simulation ice hockey video game by HB Studios. The game features the Skill Stick System which allows gamers to more easily control the puck. The puck can also be released and control your player around the defender then retrieve the puck to perform 1-on-1 dekes.
NHL 08 also includes “Goalie Mode”, where users can control their goalie with a new 3rd person camera. Another new feature is the ability to create custom plays, where you can take a team into practice mode and work on creating a custom play. The game’s customization features have been revamped, especially the Create-A-Team feature. The game features the 29 teams of the American Hockey League. Players can develop talent through the AHL and then call up their prospects to play in the NHL.
Overlord is an action-adventure third-person video game by Triumph Studios. The game is set in a fantasy world where the player takes the role of a resurrected warrior known as The Overlord. While the game claims that the Overlord is evil, the quests show him being more of an anti-hero.
The Overlord controls hordes of gremlin-like creatures. The player must defeat seven corrupt ruling heroes in order to reconquer the lands and establish his lordship over its inhabitants. The game centers around simultaneously controlling the Overlord and an army of goblin-like minions to explore the gameworld and defeat the seven heroes who slew the Overlord’s predecessor, and who have since been corrupted by power. Each one represents one of the seven deadly sins. There are four minion races, each with their own colors and abilities. An expansion pack entitled Overlord: Raising Hell was released in 2008 and a sequel, titled Overlord II was released in 2009.
Painkiller: Overdose is an action first-person shooter video game by Mindware Studios. It is a stand-alone expansion pack for the game Painkiller. The expansion offers 40 types of monsters, 16 additional levels, and 6 additional weapons.
It is the second expansion of Painkiller with the first being Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell. The player takes the role of Belial, a half-angel, half-demon gatekeeper, and son of angel Sammael. He was rejected by both hell and heaven, and as a result, Sammael and Cerberus imprisoned him. When Daniel Garner defeats Lucifer in the original title, Belial escapes his prison and starts to seek revenge. Belial, the game character of Painkiller: Overdose, reappeared in all later expansions and sequels.
Peggle is a casual puzzle video game by PopCap Games. Inspired by pachinko and bagatelle, each level of Peggle challenges the player to shoot a limited supply of balls at a field of colored pegs to clear out specifically marked pegs while attempting to achieve a high score through skilled shot planning.
The game is divided into 55 levels. Each level features an arrangement of approximately one hundred blue “pegs”, positioned to correspond with the level’s background picture, inside of three walls on the top and sides (leaving the bottom opened), along with other fixed and moving features. The goal of each level is to clear the board of the 25 random pegs that are turned orange at the start of the level, by using a ball launcher located at the top center of the screen to strike one or more of the pegs.
Penumbra: Overture is a survival horror video game by Frictional Games. With the announcement of the second episode, Penumbra: Black Plague, it was stated that the second game would be the final chapter. However, an expansion has been released since then: Penumbra: Requiem, technically giving the series a third chapter.
The game’s main focus is on exploration and classic adventure game object interaction: examining and collecting objects and using them to solve puzzles. These mostly involve finding keys or other objects that can either be used by themselves or in combination with each other to solve certain problems. Overture also offers several physics-based puzzles where certain objects must be moved or manipulated in real time. Environmental objects such as doors, desk drawers, and switches on machinery must be opened or manipulated using realistic movements mirroring their use in the real world, and certain obstructions can only be cleared by utilizing certain objects in a specific way.
As you can see our best PC games 2007 list is jam packed! We were blown away by the incredible games that were released in 2007 and we feel that our list has all the big PC games that were released in 2007. So have a read of our thoughts on some of the best PC games that were released in 2007!
There was just a crazy amount of first-person shooters released in 2007 and some really did make a big impression. Bioshock was released and the underwater world of Rapture really did capture gamers imaginations as did the great gameplay and all of the cool weapons. Another first in first-person shooters was the original Crysis which is a great sci-fi first person shooters which is one of the most popular first-person shooter series on the PC. Of course, any best PC games of 2007 list has to have Call Of Duty, but many people still say that the first installment in the Modern Warfare series is the best game to carry the Call Of Duty name. For some odd reason, Halo 2 was ported to the PC in 2007. While this was a great game on the original Xbox. Many gamers were disappointed that there were no new features added at all for the new PC release.
Some of the best PC games in 2007 were strategy/sim style games. Many gamers say this is the kind of game PC does best and we were certainly spoiled for choice in 2007. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Battlestations: Midway, Empire Earth III and Maelstrom were some of the biggest strategy games released. We are having a hard time thinking of any year that had as many high-quality strategy games as 2007 did.
There were a couple of great action-RPG style games in 2007. One of the most popular PC games in 2007 was Jade Empire. This was a port of an original Xbox game, but the PC versions were much, much better. With more content and improved graphics. This was made by Bioware and its martial arts/oriental setting was very popular with players. Hellgate: London was an awesome hack and slash style RPG set in a horrific London. You need to kill all kinds of evil monsters to get new armor, weapons and so on.
One of the most surprising games of 2007 was Lost Planet. This was made by Capcom and featured a beautiful frozen world with some very imaginative creatures. What made the game so much fun was the way it kind of played like an old-school arcade shooter. Where you need to just be running forward blasting everything in sight or you will die! The game was a lot of fun and did spawn a few sequels which sadly did not live up to this fantastic first installment.
As you can see we were only able to touch on a few of the best PC games 2007 here, but please have a good look over our list as 2007 was a great year in PC gaming.