The Top 10 Best Games Released In 2008

By the time 2008 rolled around, the seventh generation was in full swing, with the PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii dominating the market. 2008 was a very good year for gaming, with many iconic games being released that are regarded today as being some of the greatest of all time, so let’s take a look at the best. For this list, we will be using the now defunct Game Rankings as the basis for the entries. These are the top 10 best games released in 2008.

10. Rock Band 2 – Xbox 360

Throughout the 2000s no other genre took over gaming like music rhythm games, with Guitar Hero and Rock Band taking the world by storm. Rock Band 2 is more of the same, and if you’ve played one of these types of games then you will know what to expect. Players can play along to dozens of songs on plastic guitars, drums, or even by singing. Some of the popular artists included in Rock Band 2 include Metallica, System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Bon Jovi, and Rush.,

Rock Band 2 scored 92% on Game Rankings.

9. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – PC

World of Warcraft has been the biggest MMORPG in the world for close to 20 years and it doesn’t look like it will be losing that top spot any time soon. Wrath of the Lich King is one of the many expansion packs that has been released for the game, selling over 2.8 million copies on its first day which set the record for the fastest selling game of all time at the time of its release.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King scored 92% on Game Rankings.

8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Nintendo Wii

Super Smash Bros has become one of the key titles to be released when a new Nintendo console launches and its future is uncertain right now following the release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. But, this entry is focusing on the Nintendo Wii entry, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and it is a great game and did help to bring a lot of new attention to it thanks to the Nintendo Wii selling over 100 million units. While Ultimate or Melee are often regarded as the best in the series, Brawl is a very solid entry.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl scored 92% on Game Rankings.

7. Fallout 3 – Xbox 360

If you enjoy games such as The Elder Scrolls and have wondered what it would be like to play the game in a post-apocalyptic setting, then Fallout could be the game for you. Fallout 3 is often regarded as the best game in the series along with New Vegas and features plenty of DLC in the Game of the Year edition. If you’re looking for an RPG fix, this is a great game to try.

Fallout 3 scored 92% on Game Rankings.

6. Gears of War 2 – Xbox 360

For the entirety of the Xbox’s lifecycle, it was best known for the Halo series. With the launch of the Xbox 360 Microsoft wanted to add another smash-hit series to its portfolio and Gears of War became that franchise. When it comes to the best of the series, many fans will point towards Gear of Wars 2. If you like third-person cover shooters, this is a game you need to check out.

Gears of War 2 scored 93% on Game Rankings.

5. BioShock – PlayStation 3

The Bioshock trilogy is perhaps the best modern series of games and is one that every gamer should play at least once. Bioshock has some of the best FPS mechanics in modern gaming as well as an incredibly in-depth story that keeps players immersed from start to finish.

Bioshock scored 93% on Game Rankings.

4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – PlayStation 3

Metal Gear Solid 4 is perhaps the last great entry in the series, and especially the last one to be created while Kojima was on good terms with Konami. If you’re going to play Metal Gear Solid 4, and we suggest you do, be sure to grab some popcorn because there are eight hours’ worth of cutscenes in the game, with one of the sequences lasting for 71 minutes.

Metal Gear Solid 4 scored 93% on Game Rankings.

3. World of Goo – Nintendo Wii

World of Goo was created by just two developers and managed to become one of the highest-rated games of the year. The puzzle physics/construction game helped pioneer the style of game that would become incredibly popular with early smartphone users and its console/PC ports brought further attention and popularity to the game.

World of Goo scored 94% on Game Rankings.

2. LittleBigPlanet – PlayStation 3

It is hard to believe that it has been well over a decade since LittleBigPlanet launched on PS3, with it being one of the first major titles to put an emphasis on user-created content which helped to keep the game fresh and exciting and with an endless amount of content available to players.

LittleBigPlanet scored 94% on Game Rankings.

1. Grand Theft Auto IV – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

It had been four years since Rockstar Games concluded its GTA trilogy on the sixth generation of consoles with GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas released on the PS2 and Xbox. But now, it was the seventh generation and the HD era had arrived. The extra hardware power and capabilities allowed Rockstar Games to create a much larger game that looked the best the series ever had. GTA IV has gone on to become one of the highest-rated games of all time, with fans and critics alike really enjoying the story of Niko and his cousin Roman, bowling anyone?

Grand Theft Auto IV holds one of the highest scores of all time with 97% on Game Rankings.

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