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The Best Games of 2008

Richard Birkett
 
Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
"The most anticipated game of the year and perhaps the most accomplished. Rockstar North delivers with their stunning portrayal of Eastern European lead 'Niko Bellic'. The best game of the year."
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
"Arguably the best, while certainly the most polished MGS game ever which shines on the PS3. The game does well to tie up the epic storyline with fantastic gameplay to match."
LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
"The game that dares to be different. The game where you can create anything you wish and share it with the community in extraordinary fashion through classic platforming style."
FIFA 09 (Xbox 360)
FIFA 09 (Xbox 360)
"EA's polish shines through with licensed teams, great multiplayer and stunning, authentic gameplay. One of the greatest ever footballing games."
Dead Space (Xbox 360)
Dead Space (Xbox 360)
"Atmospheric survival horror set in space with incredible voice acting, terrifyingly realistic sound and beautiful graphics."
Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
"Fantastic RPG set in post-nuclear DC, created by RPG-giant developer Bethesda. Wonderfully crafted into an experience to admire."
Fable II (Xbox 360)
Fable II (Xbox 360)
"Lionhead's Fable II delivers with fantastic ease. Beautiful art style, great voice acting and an adequate story fulfill our wishes."
Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360)
Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360)
"One of the more unique titles of the year which delivers with gorgeous visuals and exhilirating gameplay."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
"Best Wii game of the year? Brilliant multiplayer gameplay, with, suprisingly, a great single player mode with incredible cut scenes that shows what the Wii really has to offer."
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)
"Superb arcade racer with varied, graphics-laden locations and fast and fun online and local mutliplayer."
Burnout Paradise (PS3)
Burnout Paradise (PS3)
"Another great looking, crash-laden arcade racer with fantastic single player and mutliplayer modes. Now with added downloadable content, increasing its longevity."
Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
"Epic sticks to its tried-and-tested formula for the second part in the fantastic trilogy. Gameplay and graphics correlate into an achieved and polished title."