03
Jan
09

Gaming 2008 – deculture!

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A small list of our best games of 2008.

Getting straight to the point, and to save you guys some time, we have kept this nice, simple and small-ish.

The categories for the best games of the year are quite self explanatory. Also, for all categories we have selected the runner up as our second choice, with our favourite being the first. So it goes like this:

Category

  • Writer – favourite game | honourable mention

Best Action/ Adventure

  • th – Metal Gear Solid 4 | Devil May Cry 4
  • sz – Metal Gear Solid 4 | God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • mj Dead Space | Grand Theft Auto IV
  • mm – Grand Theft Auto IV | Ninja Gaiden 2

Best Roleplayer

  • th – Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning | Fable 2
  • sz – Fallout 3
  • mj – Fallout 3 | Fable 2
  • mm – World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King | Fallout 3

Best Racer

  • th – Burnout Paradise | Midnight Club : Los Angeles
  • sz – Burnout Paradise | GRiD
  • mj – Burnout Paradise | Mario Kart Wii
  • mm – Mario Kart Wii | Burnout Paradise

Best Multiplayer

  • th – Gears of War 2 | Left 4 Dead
  • sz – Left 4 Dead | Gears of War 2
  • mj – Left 4 Dead | Gears of War 2
  • mm – Gears of War 2 | Castle Crashers

Best Sports

  • th – not applicable (cos I don’t play ’em)
  • sz – Fifa ’09 | Pro Evolution Soccer ’09
  • mj – Fifa ’09 | Pro Evolution Soccer ’09
  • mm – NHL ’09 | Madden ’09

Best Indie

  • th – World of Goo| Audiosurf
  • sz – Audiosurf | Castle Crashers
  • mj – World Of Goo | Lost Winds
  • mm – World of Goo | Castle Crashers

Best Casual

  • th – DJ Max Portable: Clazziquai Edition | Scene It? Box Office Smash
  • sz – Scene It? Box Office Smash | Audiosurf
  • mj – Scene It? Box Office Smash | Saint’s Row 2
  • mm – Wii Fit | Boom Blox

Most ‘Holy Shit!’ moments

  • th – Left 4 Dead | Metal Gear Solid 4
  • sz – Left 4 Dead | Mirror’s Edge
  • mj – Left 4 Dead | Dead Space
  • mm – Dead Space | Left 4 Dead

Best Story

  • th – Metal gear Solid 4 | Grand Theft Auto IV
  • sz – Metal gear Solid 4 | Grand Theft Auto IV
  • mj – Grand Theft Auto IV | Fallout 3
  • mm – Grand Theft Auto IV | No More Heroes

Best Score (music)

  • th Metal gear Solid 4 | Grand Theft Auto IV
  • sz – Mirror’s Edge | Devil May Cry 4
  • mj – Left 4 Dead | Dead Space
  • mm – Super Smash Bros. Brawl | World of Goo

Best Gameplay

  • th – Gears of War 2 | Burnout Paradise
  • sz – Gears of War 2 | Call of Duty: World at War
  • mj – Left 4 Dead | Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • mm – Gears of War 2 | RockBand 2

Best Visuals

  • th – Metal Gear Solid 4 | Prince of Persia
  • sz -Burnout Paradise | Prince of Persia
  • mj – Dead Space | Prince of Persia
  • mm – Metal Gear Solid 4 | Grand Theft Auto IV

Favourite Character

  • th – Old Snake | Nikko Bellic
  • sz – Sackboy | Kratos
  • mj – Brucie Kibbitz | Roman Bellic (both from GTA IV)
  • mm – Mario | Marcus Fenix

Most Hours Spent

  • th – World of Warcraft | Gears of War 2
  • sz – Grand Theft Auto IV | Gears of War 2
  • mj – Team Fortress 2 | Gears Of War 2
  • mm – RockBand 2 | Gears of War 2

Biggest Dissapointment

  • th – Grand Theft Auto IV | Devil May Cry 4
  • sz – Farcry 2 | Red Alert 3
  • mj – Prince Of Persia | Pro Evolution Soccer ’09
  • mm – Fable 2 | Fallout 3

Sick Of Hearing

  • th – Braid | RockBand 2
  • sz – RockBand 2 | Guitar Hero: World Tour
  • mj – Braid | RockBand 2
  • mm – Fallout 3 | Fable 2

Game of the Year

  • th – Metal Gear Solid 4 | Left 4 Dead
  • sz – Grand Theft Auto IV | Metal Gear Solid 4
  • mj – Grand Theft Auto IV | Dead Space
  • mm – Gears of War 2 | Grand Theft Auto IV

Pile Of Shame

  • th – Persona 4, Dead Space, and Valkyria Chronicles.
  • sz – Dead Space and Little Big Planet (cos it’s banned here).
  • mj – Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, Banjo Kazooie : Nuts and Bolt and Braid.
  • mm – Metal Gear Solid 4 and Devil May Cry 4.

So there you have it folks, deculture’s best games of 2008. Since our choices in certain categories are so varied, I’m sure you will agree with at least one of them. Or not, we don’t care😀

And here’s to a bigger, better and more badass 2009!

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6 Responses to “Gaming 2008 – deculture!”


  1. 1 john funters
    January 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    th y have u put dmc 4 as your biggest dissapointment and also as your best action/adventure

  2. 2 th
    January 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I had high hopes for DMC4 after DMC3 but it wasn’t as good. However, even though overall the game was a let down it doesn’t mean I didn’t have fun blasting and juggling demons in the air!

  3. 3 Mansoor Nazar
    January 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I just can’t believe someone actually put MGS4 in “Pile of shame” category (Something is happening to me……. I’m turning green……… HULK SMASH!!!)

    Otherwise a good list.

  4. 4 th
    January 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Just to clear up any confusion, ‘Pile of Shame’ refers to all the games we have NOT played yet.

  5. 5 newKlear1
    January 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    its a shmae tht LBP is banned here…
    tht game together is hands down the best game i played last yr….

  6. February 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I dugg some of you post as I thought they were invaluable extremely helpful


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