After a few weeks of deliberation and voting, our top games of 2008 are finally being unveiled! We're starting with titles that garnered honorable mentions; these nominees received a significant amount of votes but fell just short of making the cut. Come back tomorrow for the top handheld and downloadable titles, which will then be followed by the top console/PC offerings. Once that's out of the way, we'll start the countdown of the top 20 titles, including what WP considers to be the best game of 2008.
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Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI. Pre-order Killzone 2 over at GameStop and get a demo code which will become available Feb. 3, 2009.
Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.
Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring.
Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. A few months back a PC version surfaced in a Capcom release list, which was removed/denied shortly thereafter, but a recent preview in the latest issue of GameStar magazine has the PC edition scheduled for summer (July) 2009.
Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its “Do anything & try everything” heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans. The PSP edition will get extra content such as a new scenario, new characters and more ...
by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Dec. 30, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils.
by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 30, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek finds Nancy far from home in the middle of the Canadian Rockies to investigate several suspicious accidents occurring at Chantal’s spooky Icicle Creek Lodge.
netKar PRO is a racing car simulator with realistic physics aimed both to professionals in the racing business and to racing enthusiast all around the world. It's aimed to offer an environment where people can learn about racing, car handling, behavior on a racing track, car setup and data telemetry analysis.