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The 28 best games still to come in 2008


15. The Last Remnant - Xbox 360, PS3, 20th Nov Worldwide

Why is this one exciting? Well for a start, it's a brand new, home console IP from Square Enix. Secondly, it takes RPG combat to an epic level, making use of huge battlefields to allow fights on the scale of all-out war. It's also SE's first concerted effort to cater for both the Japanese and western markets simultaneously, and it'll be really cool to see how that cultural mash-up plays out. We've got high hopes for this being very interesting indeed when it's released.


16. Left 4 Dead - PC, Xbox 360, 19th Nov Steam, 19th Nov US, 21st Nov EU

Valve. Zombies. Online FPS co-op. Lots of zombies. An intelligent AI 'director' which changes the flow of the game depending on your own actions. Make no mistake about it, this is going to be a savagely good time. All of those hypothetical zombie massacre escape plans you've made - and you know you've thought about that stuff - will soon be a reality.


17.
LittleBigPlanet - PS3, 21st Oct US, 22nd Oct EU

Leave your reservations at the door. LittleBigPlanet really is that good. It's fun, whimsical, intelligent and a powerful design tool, all at the same time, and it's been crafted with enough love and attention to detail to make its ambience utterly infectious. It's a great big, warm smile of a disc, and we're already utterly in love with it.


18. Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360, PC, PS3, 11th Nov US, 14th Nov EU

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be the Prince of Persia? It's an obvious comparison to make, but it's obvious for a very good reason. EA's blindingly fresh parkour FPS is the POP experience gone first-person, and it's every bit as thrilling as that description makes it sound. The initial learning curve is steep, but get past it and the simple but comprehensive control system will see you deftly flying around the environments like a natural born ninja. Good times. Very good times.


19. Mushroom Men - Wii/DS, Nov 11th/Oct 14th US, TBA EU

Who says the platformer is dead? And who says there's no creativity on the Wii? To whomever might say either of those things, Mushroom Men retorts with a nonchalant but authoritative "Pah!" Playing out at the level of the floorboards, the game is packed with detailed and inventive design, everywhere from it's skewed characters and off-kilter, dynamic soundtrack to its immensely explorable, adventure-playground environmental puzzles. There's a strong Earthworm Jim vibe about this one, and what other game lets you drop a spinning fan on top of an evil bunny rabbit? And the DS version holds all the same twisted wonders, but does them in glorious 2D. We want both now!


20.
N+ - DS/PSP, 28th Nov EU

If you haven't played the Flash original, do so here right now. N is a fearsomely addictive, tightly-designed slice of genius, combining simple, clean, stylised graphics with fast, physics-based platforming and an infernal but totally fair level of challenge. It's an utter gem of a game on any format, and it's a perfect fit for handheld gaming. Put this on your list.


21. Quantum Of Solace - 360, PC, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, 4th Nov US, 31st Oct EU

A movie-licensed game? Great heavens, what are we thinking? Well what we're thinking is that Treyarch's new Bond game could turn out to be a blinder. Gun fights, stealth kills, cover shooting and that bit from Casino Royale where he runs along the crane. All the important stuff is in there, and QoS is no slouch in the technical department either. Using an upgraded version of the Call of Duty 4 engine and featuring dynamic, reactive enemy AI, this could be the best Bond FPS since Goldeneye. Between this and COD: World At War, Treyarch really looks to be bursting through with the quality this year.

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86 comments

  • GoreSpore200 - November 8, 2008 5:14 p.m.

    fallout 3 ROCKS!!
  • physcodemon - October 16, 2008 2:07 p.m.

    Endwar should be amazing. I read the book, and although it was poorly written [probably because it wasn't written by Tom Clancy] the plot has the potential to redefine the WW3 idea in video games.
  • oryandymackie - October 12, 2008 1:35 p.m.

    Why no LittleBigPlanet for 360? WHY!? Btw, you might wanna change your release date for Dead Space, because when I used your searchbar to type it in, expected release date is the 31st Oct there, but 28th here.
  • CosmicSmeghead - October 12, 2008 11:06 a.m.

    2008 has been an ace year for games like MGS4, GTA4 and now with upcoming far cry 2 fallout 3, little big planet , dead space call of duty world at war and Castlevania this chrimbo will be very nice!!!!
  • vic88 - October 12, 2008 6:28 a.m.

    WTF NO RESISTANCE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :‚(
  • metalslamm - October 12, 2008 4:30 a.m.

    Can't wait for Fallout 3 and Endwar. Hope that Disaster day is good, that way I might actually turn on my Wii, which I haven't used in about 6 months.
  • Gilbert_pwns - October 10, 2008 11:37 p.m.

    Yeah! tons of PC games. Prob only going to get Left 4 dead and farcry2 though
  • skarmz - October 10, 2008 11:02 p.m.

    it cuss those games come out early next year
  • haytradyl33 - October 10, 2008 9:54 p.m.

    I hope the Guitar Hero instruments are compatible with the Rockband 1/2 instruments
  • keviouk - October 10, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    Little Big Planet and Tomb Raider: Underworld are the games I expect the most, even if Far Cry 2 and Mirror's Edge look absolutely great!
  • Eoinbyrne1IRl - October 10, 2008 5:44 p.m.

    they all seem prrrrrrety gud lookin forward to CoD5
  • Hammy_94_ - October 10, 2008 1:27 p.m.

    @ jcgrech: motorstorm is a load of bull. and is it just me, or is that bloke in the pic for "Disaster: Day of Crisis" look like the movie representation of Wolverine?
  • Defguru7777 - October 10, 2008 4:59 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and Guitar Hero: World Tour.
  • jacob_jones91 - October 10, 2008 1:53 a.m.

    Fallout 3 game o the year
  • Falconite221 - October 10, 2008 1:42 a.m.

    Mirror's edge is gonna be the shit, i hope it's on the 360 i havent been reading a lot about it but from what ive heard im gonna get it for the 360 if they dont i hope Walmart forgot to put a tape in the camera the day it comes out cause they're gonna be short one ps3
  • SOLIDSNAKE1983 - October 8, 2008 1:58 p.m.

    The first five games on there are rubbish!!! (yes even COD5, I can't stand anymore WW2!). I'm intrigued by Day of Disaster and looking forward to Dead Space, SF2 HD Remix and Far Cry 2 though.
  • cultofbananas - October 8, 2008 9:19 a.m.

    Castlevania, Chrono Trigger, Far Cry 2, Mirror's Edge, Little Big Planet, SF II: Turbo HD!! OMG!!! Holidays are truly the best time to be a gamer ;)
  • Weasel - October 8, 2008 7:58 a.m.

    I had no idea the new Castlevania was so close! And it's coming out the same day as Fable 2? That's just not fair at all...
  • invisible-weirdo - October 8, 2008 7:39 a.m.

    I find it funny how just about every 1 in 5 people who comment on this article has, "NO RESISTANCE 2?!?11!!ONE?!1!?QUESTIONMARK?!?!" somewhere in their comment XD But other than that, I have to say that this is a pretty damn good list. Now if only I wasn't broke...-_-
  • GoldenMe - October 8, 2008 3:43 a.m.

    @lewis42025- ^__^ Thanks, I think it's worth the upcoming flame I'll be getting.

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