Time magazine has named Halo 3 as the best video game of 2007. "In one of the greatest years video gaming has ever seen, Halo 3 is the very best of the bunch," writes Lev Grossman, author of Time's 'Top 10 Video Games of 2007'. Grossman called Bungie's latest effort the "perfect" shooter and "graphically gorgeous".
Master Chief was so good, in fact, that he outranked The Orange Box, Rock Band, and Super Mario Galaxy - all of which hold a greater average review score on Metacritic. Other considerations on Time's list include BioShock, Call of Duty 4, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Mass Effect, Ace Combat 6 and God of War 2.