Top 10 Best Video Games of 2008

Before we jump into the voting fray, let's take a step back and remember just what 2008 looked like in the video game market. The year was a spectacular time for gaming enthusiasts, with an impressive array of consoles vying for our attention. The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii were all well-established by this time, offering a plethora of gaming experiences that catered to casual and hardcore gamers alike. The handheld market was also booming, with the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable (PSP) providing gamers with the luxury of playing on-the-go.

One of the most notable aspects of 2008 was the rise of indie games, as digital distribution platforms like Steam made it easier for smaller developers to share their creative visions with the world. This year saw the release of some truly iconic indie titles that have since become classics in their own right. Meanwhile, the traditional big-name studios continued to pump out their own blockbuster releases, ensuring there was never a dull moment in the gaming world.

Now, back to the task at hand. It's time to cast your votes for the games that truly defined 2008 and left a lasting impression on us all.

When you're thinking about the best video games of 2008, consider the impact each game had on the industry, the fun factor, the quality of the storytelling, and, of course, the gameplay itself. Remember those sleepless nights spent playing with friends or engrossed in a single-player campaign? The adrenaline rush from overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges? The heartbreak when your favorite character met their untimely demise? These are the moments that helped define the year in gaming.
The Top Ten
1 Grand Theft Auto IV

Has one of the best stories of all time. Set the graphical benchmark. Plus its NYC atmosphere is really faithful.

This game changed lives. It's considered one of the greatest video games of all time, not the best GTA though.

Already legendary game franchise and one of the most successful too. Not to mention influential.
Grand Theft Auto rules game world

2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

While not being as good as Melee, I wiil admit, I actually miss playing this game.

Plus, it was the first Super Smash Bros game I played.

Easily the best AND easily the best fighting game othe rthan mele. Sorry but Melee's better but this game is still better than Soul Calibur, Mortal Kombat, and even Street fighter and those are some awesome games too.

Had lots of content. I loved this game.

3 Metal Gear Solid 4

This game has an exponential amount of variety. With a realistic rag doll engine, varying battle sounds (extremely varying), a stress factor that affects your actions in combat, Dualshock 3 that brings you even further into the battle, and a lot more. I do see why Grand Theft Auto would be pretty cool, but since I got MGS4, I haven't put GTA4 back in the Playstation.

4 Fallout 3

Brilliant. Only game that I've ever deeply felt in the place of the character while playing. It immerses you completely. 10/10 greatest game I've ever played, and I've played my fair share of video games, from NES to the Wii U, this is gaming's magnum opus.

My second favorite game of all time (after skyrim of course)!
Too bad new vegas was such a mess. great open world, nice scenario and an awesome variety of weapons and ennemies. I call that a masterpiece also because of the post-apocalyptic environment which completely immersed me.

Amazing, you just call in love with many characters! RIP James and line wander (if you put him into project purity reaction chamber)

5 Call of Duty: World at War

This game should be on no.2 or number 1... It is the best game of 2008 in my opinion. It is great!

6 Mario Kart Wii
7 Left 4 Dead
8 Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

OK, this franchise has many better games but I love its graphics and the story isn't that bad. It was interesting to see MK fighters against Batman, Superman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Joker etc

I can finally kick batman's butt!

9 Dead Space
10 Battlefield: Bad Company
The Contenders
11 Gears of War 2
12 LittleBigPlanet

It's a video game in my dear childhood hear, and boy, I loved creative mode and the levels a lot.

13 Mirror's Edge

Possibly has to be the greatest first person free running game of all time, with great graphics, and one of the best story lines ever. Should really be in the Top 10

Put this higher please

14 Saints Row 2

This should be number 1, without a doubt. I love GTA IV but Saints Row 2 is better in many aspects.

15 Lego Batman
16 Devil May Cry 4
17 God of War: Chains of Olympus
18 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
19 Need for Speed: Undercover
20 Midnight Club: Los Angeles
21 Haze
22 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
23 Okami
24 Mega Man 9

This should be in the top 20 at least. It's my favorite Mega Man game. Great visuals, fun bosses, and holy crap, it gets hard. The only reason it's my #18 favorite game of the year is because 2008 was one of the best years for gaming.

25 Star Wars Force Unleashed
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