I hate top ten lists, but I always find myself kicking them out anyway. I guess it’s something that you just have to do when it’s all said and done. I submitted my top ten for Kombo last week, and it’s currently running on the front page, but I’ll re-post that here so you can stay in the warm confines of this humble little blog. Below my top ten you’ll see a brief explanation of what I was smoking when I compiled this list.
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Fallout 3
- Gears of War 2
- Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Rock Band 2
- Ninja Gaiden II
- Left 4 Dead
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Mario Kart Wii
2008 was a year that gave us great games and massive backlogs. With tons of huge titles piling up at the end of the year, we’re going to have to stay focused and spend quite a few sleepless nights getting our piles of shame cleared out before 2009’s offerings roll around. While it still doesn’t quite measure up to 1998, I feel that 2008 was still one of the best lineups we’ve seen in the past 10 years or so. I feel guilty leaving off gems like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, or Burnout Paradise, but at some point I have to be honest and just settle with the games that really provided me the most thrills and enjoyment. Thanks, 2008, you were quite good to me.