Rock Band wins Wired Game of the Year


Wired Online has just finished compiling their list of the top ten games of the year. Nothing too surprising, but Rock Band managed to take the crown.

Sure, Guitar Hero is going to sell more copies this Christmas, but Rock Band (360, PS3, PS2) is the true evolution of music games. Adding in drums and vocals to the guitar-based rock gameplay creates a collaborative, immersive and just plain addictive experience far greater than the sum of its parts. We’ve seen, with our own eyes, Guitar Hero haters get drawn into Rock Band. It’s magic.

Well put. Though, I’m sure the lack of Halo 3 (and for that matter inclusion of Crackdown and Tower Defense) comes as a bit of surprise for many readers. Click the break for the full list.

Wired Magazine’s Top 10 Games of 2007
10. Crackdown
9. Desktop Tower Defense
8. Crysis
7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
6. Mass Effect
5. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
4. Portal
3. Bioshock
2. Super Mario Galaxy
1. Rock Band