2007 was a year in gaming that many still remember fondly. With the successful launches of several remarkable franchises–including Mass Effect, Uncharted, The Witcher, Bioshock, and many more–this particular year in gaming was a whirlwind of high-quality games that pushed the medium forward. Further more, many of the games of 2007 expanded the gaming community in a big way, propelling interest in videogames even further to the general masses.
GameSpot is taking a look back at some of the more notable games of 2007, and the impact they’ve had in the ten years since their respective releases. While some of these games became the stepping stones for something greater–and others have since fallen into obscurity–the impression they have had is still undeniable, and are worth recognition for their tenth anniversary. Here’s a quick selection of games–in order of their respective releases–that made 2007 a year to remember.