The EZA Community Top 25 of 2008!



  • I thought we'd get started right off the back of the best games of 2020 for us to vote for the best games of 2008. This year was admittedly quite a lukewarm one, but there were still handful of fantastic games. I already know the game that I'd personally choose to top this list but the smattering of great games will make the other choices to make up my top 8 quite a challenge. I will open voting up for two weeks to see how many voters we get. Currently I have received 16 votes and desirably there should be about 25-30 votes for this to work. Those who want more time to vote should PM me to request more time-but otherwise send me your top 8s of 2008-of course being 4 main favourites and 4 honourable mentions. I am granting an extension-so voting will remain open until Wednesday the 22nd of July . I require 5 more votes for this countdown to begin. If I fail to receive 5 more votes by the new closing date then I will cancel the vote-so please get them in by then. THANKYOU!!!

    RULES
    -No votes will be counted after July 7th unless several member of the community would like an extension or there are too few voters (about 25-30 minimum would be enough)
    -No games will be accepted that have come out after or before 2008 and no shovelware games will be included as they are in abundance and aren't particularly where interests lie.
    -Only select 8 games which are 4 main entries and 4 Honorable Mentions unless you PM me and state that you want to enter in a shorter list of entries.
    -Once votes are made you can change them if you PM me in advance of the deadline date but thereafter they won't be considered.
    -Also no tied votes e.g you can't have two games in your number 1 spot.
    -Only votes through Private Messaging will count.
    -DO NOT reveal what you voted for in the comments until the countdown process has finished or they will be stricken from voting.

    Here's the list of games that came out in 2008 thanks to Wikipedia:
    • 007: Quantum of Solace
    • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    • Aether (video game)
    • Afrika (video game)
    • Age of Conan
    • Age of Empires: Mythologies
    • Aggression – Reign over Europe
    • Alone in the Dark (2008 video game)
    • Animal Crossing: City Folk
    • Ape Quest
    • Aquia (video game)
    • Armored Core: For Answer
    • Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune
    • Army of Two (video game)
    • Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
    • Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
    • Assault Heroes 2
    • Auditorium (video game)
    • Avalon Code
    • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno
    • Baja: Edge of Control
    • Bangai-O Spirits
    • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
    • Baseball Boss
    • Battle of the Bands (video game)
    • Battlefield: Bad Company
    • Battlezone (2008 video game)
    • Beijing 2008 (video game)
    • Bejeweled Twist
    • Belief & Betrayal
    • Bella Sara (video game)
    • Ben 10: Alien Force (video game)
    • Bionic Commando Rearmed
    • Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy
    • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
    • Bleach: The 3rd Phantom
    • Blitz: The League II
    • Block Breaker Deluxe 2
    • Blue Dragon Plus
    • Bolt (video game)
    • Bomberman 2
    • Bomberman Blast
    • Bomberman Touch
    • Boom Blox
    • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy
    • Braid (video game)
    • Brothers in Arms (2008 video game)
    • Brothers in Arms: Art of War
    • Brothers in Arms: Double Time
    • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
    • Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes
    • Bumper Stars
    • Burnout Paradise
    • Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers
    • Buzz! Junior: Dino Den
    • Buzz!: Brain Bender
    • Buzz!: Master Quiz
    • Buzz!: Quiz TV
    • Buzz!: The Pop Quiz
    • Buzz!: The Schools Quiz
    • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
    • Call of Duty: World at War
    • Call of Duty: World at War (Nintendo DS)
    • Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts
    • Castle Crashers
    • Castlevania Judgment
    • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    • Catan (2008 video game)
    • Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients
    • Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual
    • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (video game)
    • The Chronicles of Spellborn
    • Chrysler Classic Racing
    • Chuck Norris: Bring On the Pain
    • Civilization IV: Colonization
    • Civilization Revolution
    • Class of Heroes
    • Classic British Motor Racing
    • Clear Vision (video game)
    • Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
    • The Club (video game)
    • Clue Classic
    • Code (video game)
    • Code Geass
    • Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A.
    • Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea
    • Coffeetime Crosswords
    • Collapse (2008 video game)
    • Colour Cross
    • Combat Arms
    • Combat of Giants
    • Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
    • Command and Destroy
    • Commander in Chief (video game)
    • Commanders: Attack of the Genos
    • Commando: Steel Disaster
    • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
    • Conflict: Denied Ops
    • The Continuum
    • Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?
    • Cooking Mama: World Kitchen
    • Corpse Party
    • Counter-Strike Online
    • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
    • Crash Commando
    • Crash: Mind over Mutant
    • Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason
    • Crysis Warhead
    • Crystal Defenders
    • CSI: NY (video game)
    • Cubello
    • Curse of the Pharaoh: The Quest for Nefertiti
    • Cursor*10
    • Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2
    • Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3
    • Dance Dance Revolution X
    • Dancing with the Stars: We Dance!
    • Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!
    • Dark Horizon
    • Dark Room Sex Game
    • Dark Sector
    • The Dark Spire
    • Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45
    • Dash of Destruction
    • De Blob
    • Dead Frontier
    • Dead Space (video game)
    • Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
    • Dear Esther
    • Death Track: Resurrection
    • Deca Sports
    • Deco Online
    • Defend Your Castle
    • Defense Grid: The Awakening
    • Derby Time Online
    • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
    • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
    • Devil May Cry 4
    • The Devil on G-String
    • Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
    • Diamonds in the Rough (video game)
    • Die2Nite
    • DigiDrummer
    • Digimon World Championship
    • Digital Combat Simulator
    • Dino Run
    • Dirk Dagger and the Fallen Idol
    • Disaster: Day of Crisis
    • Disgaea 3
    • Disney Friends
    • Disney Sing It
    • Disney Sing It! – High School Musical 3: Senior Year
    • Disney Think Fast
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy
    • DoDonPachi Resurrection
    • Dokapon Journey
    • Domain of Heroes
    • Don King Presents: Prizefighter
    • Dr. Mario Express
    • Dr. Mario Online Rx
    • Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon
    • Dracula: Origin
    • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
    • Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
    • Dragon Ball: Origins
    • Drakensang: The Dark Eye
    • Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition
    • Dream Chronicles 2: The Eternal Maze
    • Droid Assault
    • DT Carnage
    • Ducati Moto
    • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
    • Echochrome
    • Edge (video game)
    • Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
    • Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two
    • Efteling Tycoon
    • Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero
    • Elefunk
    • Emergency Mayhem
    • Tom Clancy's EndWar
    • ERepublik
    • Eternal Eden
    • Eternal Fantasy
    • Eternal Poison
    • Eternity's Child
    • Ether Saga Odyssey
    • Etrian Odyssey II
    • Euro Truck Simulator
    • Europa Universalis: Rome
    • Eversion (video game)
    • Exploit (video game)
    • Fable II
    • Fable II Pub Games
    • FaceBreaker
    • FairlyLife
    • Fallout 3
    • Fantastic Contraption (2008 video game)
    • Far Cry 2
    • Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
    • Fate/unlimited codes
    • Fate: Undiscovered Realms
    • Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge
    • Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli
    • Ferrari GT: Evolution
    • Fieldrunners
    • FIFA 09
    • FIFA Street 3
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
    • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
    • Foldit
    • Football Manager 2009
    • Football Manager Live
    • Fortune Arterial
    • Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone
    • Forumwarz
    • Fracture (video game)
    • Frogger 2 (2008 video game)
    • From the Abyss
    • Frontlines: Fuel of War
    • Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor
    • Galaga Legions
    • Galcon
    • Gears of War 2
    • Geneforge 5: Overthrow
    • GeoDefense
    • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
    • Geon (video game)
    • George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
    • Gin Rummy (video game)
    • Glory of Heracles
    • God of War: Chains of Olympus
    • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
    • Golden Balls (video game)
    • The Golden Horde (video game)
    • Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
    • Gradius ReBirth
    • Grand Theft Auto IV
    • The Graveyard (video game)
    • Gravity Bone
    • Groovin' Blocks
    • GTI Club+: Rally Côte d'Azur
    • GTR Evolution
    • Guilty Gear X2 updated versions
    • Guinness World Records: The Videogame
    • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
    • Guitar Hero World Tour
    • Guitar Hero: On Tour (series)
    • Gyrostarr
    • Hail to the Chimp
    • Harpooned
    • Haruhi Suzumiya
    • Haruiro Ouse
    • Haruka Nogizaka's Secret
    • Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar
    • Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands
    • Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
    • Harvest: Massive Encounter
    • Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (video game)
    • Haze (video game)
    • Heileen
    • Helix (video game)
    • Hellboy: The Science of Evil
    • Hero of Sparta
    • Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics
    • Heroes of Might and Magic Online
    • High School Musical 2: Work This Out!
    • High School Musical 3: Senior Year (video game)
    • High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance
    • Hinterland (video game)
    • Hoshiuta
    • The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
    • Hunted Forever
    • I Love Katamari
    • Iced!
    • The Idolmaster Live For You!
    • Inazuma Eleven (video game)
    • The Incredible Hulk (2008 video game)
    • The Incredible Maze
    • Incredibots
    • Infinite Undiscovery
    • Initial D Extreme Stage
    • InLiving
    • Iron Man (video game)
    • J.League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship
    • JellyCar
    • Jubeat
    • Jumper: Griffin's Story (video game)
    • Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride
    • KamiCrazy
    • Kanojo × Kanojo × Kanojo
    • Kanokon
    • Kara no Shōjo
    • Karaoke Joysound
    • Karoshi (video game)
    • Kawasaki Jet Ski
    • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
    • Kimi no Yusha
    • King's Bounty: The Legend
    • A Kingdom for Keflings
    • Kingdom Hearts Coded
    • Kingdom Hearts Mobile
    • Kirakira (visual novel)
    • Kirby Super Star Ultra
    • Kivi's Underworld
    • Klonoa (2008 video game)
    • Kung Fu Panda (video game)
    • Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors
    • Kwari
    • Larva Mortus
    • Last Escort
    • The Last Guy
    • The Last Remnant
    • Left 4 Dead
    • The Legend of Kage 2
    • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
    • Legions: Overdrive
    • Lego Batman: The Videogame
    • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
    • Let's Catch
    • Let's Play Pet Hospitals
    • Let's Tap
    • Lightbot
    • Little Busters!
    • Little League World Series Baseball
    • Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ
    • LittleBigPlanet (2008 video game)
    • Lock's Quest
    • LocoRoco 2
    • Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor
    • The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
    • Lord of Vermilion
    • Lost Cities (video game)
    • The Lost Crown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure
    • Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked
    • Lost: Via Domus
    • LostWinds
    • Love (2008 video game)
    • Lumines Supernova
    • Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife
    • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (video game)
    • Madden NFL 09
    • MadStone
    • Mafia Wars
    • Magical Battle Arena
    • Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times
    • The Majesty of Colors
    • Major League Baseball 2K8
    • Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars
    • Major League Eating: The Game
    • Mario Kart Wii
    • Mario Super Sluggers
    • Mata Hari (video game)
    • MazeFinger
    • Mega Man 9
    • Mega Man Star Force 3
    • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
    • Metal Gear Online
    • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    • Metal Slug 7
    • Meteos Wars
    • Microsoft Tinker
    • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
    • Mighty Jill Off
    • Minions (video game)
    • Mirror's Edge
    • MLB 08: The Show
    • MLB Power Pros 2008
    • Mob Wars
    • Mobile Ops: The One Year War
    • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (video game)
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam
    • Mole Manor
    • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
    • Monster Lab
    • Monster Madness: Grave Danger
    • Monster Rancher DS
    • Monster Trucks Nitro
    • MorphX (video game)
    • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
    • Mosby's Confederacy (video game)
    • Moshi Monsters
    • Moto Racer DS
    • MotoGP '08
    • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
    • Mount & Blade
    • Mr. Driller Online
    • Multiwinia
    • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (video game)
    • Murder in the Abbey
    • Mushroom Men
    • Music Catch
    • Muslim Massacre (video game)
    • My Aquarium
    • My Baby (series)
    • My Chinese Coach
    • My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge
    • My Horse & Me 2
    • My Pokémon Ran
    • My Weight Loss Coach
    • My World, My Way (video game)
    • MySims Kingdom
    • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
    • N+
    • Namco Museum Virtual Arcade
    • Nanostray 2
    • Naruto: The Broken Bond
    • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
    • NASCAR 09
    • NBA 2K9
    • NBA 09: The Inside
    • NBA Ballers: Chosen One
    • NBA Live 09
    • NCAA Basketball 09
    • NCAA Football 09
    • Necropolis (browser game)
    • Need for Speed: Undercover
    • Neopets Puzzle Adventure
    • Nerf N-Strike
    • Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
    • New International Track & Field
    • New York Nights 2: Friends For Life
    • NFL Head Coach 09
    • NFL Tour
    • NHL 2K9
    • NHL 09
    • Ninja Gaiden II
    • Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
    • Ninja Reflex
    • Ninjatown
    • Nitrobike
    • Nostalgia (video game)
    • Nostradamus ni Kiite Miro
    • Novastrike
    • Novicraft HRD game
    • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
    • Off (video game)
    • Off Road (video game)
    • Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
    • Officers (video game)
    • Omega Five
    • One Piece: Unlimited Cruise
    • OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
    • Online Bomberman
    • Outcry (video game)
    • Overclocked: A History of Violence
    • Overlord: Raising Hell
    • Overturn
    • PachiPara DL Hyper Sea Story In Karibu
    • Parallel Kingdom
    • Paris Nights
    • Patapon 2
    • PDC World Championship Darts 2008
    • Peggle Nights
    • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
    • Penumbra: Black Plague
    • Penumbra: Requiem
    • Persona 4
    • Personal Trainer: Walking
    • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
    • Phantasy Star 0
    • Phantasy Star Portable
    • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
    • Pirates of the Burning Sea
    • Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball
    • Pirates: Duels on the High Seas
    • Pirates: The Key of Dreams
    • Pit Crew Panic!
    • PixelJunk Eden
    • Pixie Hollow (video game)
    • Point Blank (2008 video game)
    • Pokémon Platinum
    • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
    • Primeval Hunt
    • Prince of Persia (2008 video game)
    • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
    • Princess Debut
    • Princess Lover!
    • Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
    • Prius Online
    • Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
    • Professor Brainium's Games
    • Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity
    • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
    • Project Torque
    • Pure (video game)
    • Puzzlegeddon
    • Pyroblazer
    • The Quest Trio
    • QWOP
    • R-Tuned : Ultimate Street Racing
    • Race Driver: Grid
    • Ragnarok DS
    • Raiden Fighters Aces
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
    • Rambo (2008 video game)
    • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party
    • Resistance 2
    • Rhythm Heaven
    • Rise of the Argonauts
    • Rock Band 2
    • Rock Revolution
    • Rocky and Bullwinkle (video game)
    • Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition
    • Rune Factory 2
    • Rune Factory Frontier
    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
    • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
    • Saga (2008 video game)
    • Saints Row 2
    • Saints Row 2 (mobile)
    • Samurai Shodown Sen
    • Sands of Destruction
    • Sangokushi Online
    • SAS: Secure Tomorrow
    • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
    • Savage Moon
    • SBK-08: Superbike World Championship
    • Scarlet Weather Rhapsody
    • Scene It? Box Office Smash
    • Schizoid (video game)
    • A Second Face
    • Secret Agent Clank
    • Secret Service (2008 video game)
    • Sega Race TV
    • Sega Rally 3
    • Sega Superstars Tennis
    • Shadow Assault: Tenchu
    • Shaun White Snowboarding
    • Silent Hill: Homecoming
    • SimCity Creator
    • The Sims 2: Apartment Life
    • The Sims 2: Apartment Pets
    • The Sims 2: FreeTime
    • The Sims Castaway Stories
    • SingStar ABBA
    • Sins of a Solar Empire
    • Siren: Blood Curse
    • Skate It
    • The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
    • Sky Diving (video game)
    • Sniper: Art of Victory
    • SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1
    • Snoopy DS: Let's Go Meet Snoopy and His Friends!
    • So Blonde
    • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Confrontation
    • Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes
    • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
    • Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
    • Sonic Unleashed
    • Sora o Tobu, Mittsu no Hōhō.
    • Soul Bubbles
    • Soul Eater (manga)
    • Soulcalibur IV
    • Soulcalibur Legends
    • Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
    • Spectromancer
    • Speed Racer: The Videogame
    • Spelunky
    • Spice and Wolf
    • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
    • The Spiderwick Chronicles (video game)
    • Spinout (video game)
    • The Spirit Engine 2
    • SPOGS Racing
    • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
    • Spore (2008 video game)
    • Spore Creature Creator
    • Spore Creatures
    • Spore Origins
    • Spray (video game)
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • Starry Sky
    • StoneLoops! of Jurassica
    • Strategic Command WWII Pacific Theater
    • Street Fighter IV
    • Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation
    • Strike Fighters 2
    • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
    • Style Savvy
    • Subterranean Animism
    • Sudoku Challenge!
    • Suikoden Tierkreis
    • Summer Athletics
    • Summer Session
    • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
    • Super Dodgeball Brawlers
    • Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
    • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
    • Superstruct
    • Supreme Ruler 2020
    • SWAT Elite Troops
    • Taikodom
    • Tak and the Guardians of Gross
    • The Tale of Despereaux (video game)
    • Tales of Hearts
    • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
    • Tales of Vesperia
    • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
    • Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity
    • Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff
    • Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!
    • Temporal (video game)
    • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins
    • Tenshi no Solitaire
    • Tetris Friends
    • Tetris Party
    • TNA Impact! (video game)
    • TNA Wrestling (video game)
    • Tokyo Beat Down
    • Tokyo City Nights
    • Tomb Raider: Underworld
    • Tony Hawk's Motion
    • Too Human
    • Top Spin 3
    • TrackMania DS
    • Transformers Animated: The Game
    • Transformers G1: Awakening
    • Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
    • Trials 2: Second Edition
    • The Truth About 9th Company
    • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
    • Turok (video game)
    • Tuttuki Bako
    • TV Show King
    • TV Show King Party
    • Twelve Sky 2
    • Twilight Syndrome
    • Twinity
    • Twinkle Crusaders
    • TypeRacer
    • UEFA Euro 2008 (video game)
    • Ultimate Band
    • Ultimate I Spy
    • Unforgiven War
    • Unknown Horizons
    • Unreal Tournament 3
    • Unsolved Crimes
    • Valhalla Knights 2
    • Valkyria Chronicles (video game)
    • Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plum
    • Vigilante 8 Arcade
    • Viking: Battle for Asgard
    • Violet (video game)
    • Vitamin (video game series)
    • Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise
    • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
    • The Void (video game)
    • Wacky Races: Crash and Dash
    • WALL-E (video game)
    • Wanted: Weapons of Fate
    • Warfare 1917
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm
    • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
    • Wario Land: Shake It!
    • WarioWare: Snapped!
    • Warriors Orochi 2
    • Warspear Online
    • Way of the Samurai 3
    • Weapon of Choice (video game)
    • What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?
    • White Gold: War in Paradise
    • White Knight Chronicles
    • Wii Chess
    • Wii Music
    • Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008
    • Wipeout HD
    • Wits and Wagers (video game)
    • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
    • World Golf Tour
    • World of Goo
    • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    • World War One (video game)
    • Worms: A Space Oddity
    • WSC Real 08: World Snooker Championship
    • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
    • You Have to Burn the Rope
    • You're in the Movies
    • YoWorld
    • Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam
    • Zen Pinball
    • Zoo Tycoon 2 DS



  • I think it should be a given that these threads include a list of games released that year as I am way too lazy to look that up myself.



  • I used this list on Wikipedia, and I'm kinda surprised that there's actually a pretty good amount of great games in this year. I think I know what will win our GOTYs this time. I already got my picks ready, just have to think about the placements.

    Shoutout to Echochrome. I can't get enough of this game, even if I'm too dumb for it. Also shoutout to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. It's not the MH game that I spent a lot of time on, but it was my first one, before getting pulled by my friend to try out MHF3rd.



  • My votes are in!

    By my count, I played a total of 34 games from 2008. And somehow 5 of them are Naruto games... I was a different person back in 2008. Some real bangers released this year though and I'm curious to see where they rank.


    This is what GameTrailers thought of 2008:

    Youtube Video



  • 2008-2009 was peak PS3 for me. I swear I don't know how I came up with the money for these games. I guess I stopped growing so my parents didn't need to buy me new hockey equipment every year so maybe they threw me in a video game here and there? I honestly have no clue how I obtained these M-rated games when I was like 14ish.

    Some of the games on this list accounts for the most fun I've had gaming in my entire life. My list is like 15 long right now so I guess I need to kill SingStar but shout out to the best karaoke game ever with downloadable songs.

    Also starting the campaign for NHL 09 aka the best hockey game!

    --

    By contrast, 2008 had some of the worst games I've ever played in my entire life. So much shovelware and AAA bullshit in this era too:

    • Army of Two
    • FarCry 2
    • Turning Point Fall of Liberty (which I played by a joke last year and it's so bad it's good)
    • Prince of Persia


  • @el-shmiablo Ok then I'll get a list sorted.



  • @bam541 I could be wrong, but I don't think Monster Hunter Freedom Unite counts as a 2008 release.



  • @shoulderguy said in The EZA Community Top 25 of 2008!:

    @bam541 I could be wrong, but I don't think Monster Hunter Freedom Unite counts as a 2008 release.

    Yeah, would be a 2009 release if we go by the same rules as before.



  • Votes sent. Like I said for the 2009 list, that, this list, 2007, and 2006 hold the greatest potential of me being able to share my experience with a majority of the games that could potentially make our final countdown. Exciting to say the least.



  • @shoulderguy yeah I forgot that we're doing western release dates. Already replaced it though, so no biggie.



  • Like 2009, 2008 is one of my lightest gaming years ever. I don't think I can come up with even 3 new games I played and liked that year.



  • After reviewing the games released that year, holy shit 2008 was an absolute banger of a year.
    I'm actually having a really hard time thinking about what to get rid of. Some of my favorite games ever came out in 2008!



  • Wow, going through that list really took me back, feels like another lifetime.

    I played surprisingly few games from that year, and actually disliked quite a few I played, so it wasn't hard at all to come up with a list, I only had to cut a couple.

    Weak year for me, apart from my GOTY which is one of my favourite games ever.



  • Submitted my list. Holy fuuuuck I needed to make some tough choices.
    Every game on my list is some GOTY best in class type shit.



  • Looks like you've all submitted way more diverse lists than I was expecting-should make for an interesting countdown indeed.



  • @jdincinerator I'm pretty sure we counted BlazBlue and Street fighter IV as 2009 games.

    Also Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is missing from the list. Came out in the west in 2008.

    I think 2008 is a pretty weak year. I finished 21 games from that year and quite a few that I dislike. I don't think there is any other year where I played this many game I dislike. It doesn't take a lot for me to enjoy a game and I know really well what type of games I like and dislike.



  • @jdincinerator I suggest to explicitly state rules in the first post. This will make it easier for newcomers.



  • @el-shmiablo said in The EZA Community Top 25 of 2008!:

    Submitted my list. Holy fuuuuck I needed to make some tough choices.
    Every game on my list is some GOTY best in class type shit.

    Dawg all 15 games on my list are GOTY to me. I don't even know where to cut. I felt STRONGLY about keeping SingStar on here. What a fucking good time 2008 was.



  • Fuck me there was a game called Muslim Massacre. Don't think that shit would fly nowadays.



  • I'm not sure if copying the entire Wikipedia list straight to here as it is is the best solution as there are a lot of ports and non-western releases among there. I hope anyone didn't include such games on their lists yet.

    I am, however, happy to once again take part in this! Gonna send my votes in soon.