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The 28 best games still to come in 2008


22. Rock Band 2 - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, TBA EU



It's Rock Band with a big number 2 at the end, so we know what that means. It's more of the same, but tweaked and refined, but considering the small matter of the original being one of the best games ever, that's absolutely all we ever wanted. There are 100 songs out of the box, and with the ability to port over most of the original game's play-list and the obligatory, seemingly-endless DLC, you're never going to run out of things to do. And if you do, there are always the improved online modes and the option of actually learning to play real drums to get on with too.


23. Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Wii, Christmas Worldwide



All versions of Shaun White are looking good right now, but we wanted to draw particular attention to the Wii version. With the Balance Board enabled, it's a fantastically tactile and thrilling experience once you calibrate your feet. Controlling movement, jumps and tricks with tilts of your body and flicks of your feet is as close to a real snowboarding simulator you'll ever get in your living room, and although cartoonier than their high-def counterparts, the graphics and art design are crisp and endearing.


24. Skate it - DS, 17th Nov US, 20th Nov EU



We've only had brief hands-on time with the DS version of Skate, but we're already excited. Drawing movements across the deck illustration on the bottom screen to pull off tricks seems a strange concept before you try it, but in practice it's an incredibly instinctive experience. As long as the full game makes proper use of the control scheme's potential, we're going to lap this up when it arrives.


25. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Xbox 360, PS3, TBA

The justified hype over Street Fighter IV has left its downloadable ancestor a little over-looked lately, but forget about it you certainly should not. SSFIIT is the pinnacle of the SFII series, but this newly rebalanced, hand-drawn HD edition is actually going to improve on it with new moves, pimped-out characters and artwork that makes it feel like playing a comic. It's late for release already - we originally expected it over summer - but earlier in the week we were told by Capcom that it's still "89% probably" coming out this year.


26.
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Xbox 360, PC, PS3, 18th Nov US, 21st Nov EU

Yawn. Aren't we sick of Tomb Raider by now? Well no, no we're not. You see with Underworld, we look to have the most dynamic entry the series has seen in ages. Lara's movement and combat flows better than ever, and a concerted effort has been made to loosen up the rigidity the games have been maligned for in the past. This is a tooled-up, tricked-out Croft for the modern gaming era, and she's looking very slick indeed this time around.


27. Tom Clancy’s EndWar - Xbox 360, PC, PS3, 4th Nov US, 7th Nov EU

If it plays as well as the demos we've seen indicate, EndWar could do for console RTS what Halo did for FPS. The voice-activated control seems accurate and easy to use, and the way that the game combines it with a detailed third-person action game perspective makes EndWar seem an incredibly accessible and immersive experience. This is RTS with a friendly, familiar face. Hands-off strategy dressed up as hands-on action. We can't wait to mic up and give it a proper try.


28. World of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King - PC, 13th Nov Worldwide

Every time that talk kicks up about leaving WoW, Blizzard throws up another reason to stay. And here we go again. There's a new level cap of 80, a new playable class in the form of the Death Knight, and a whole new continent to explore in the shape of Northrend. Blizzard hasn't exactly been lazy with the additions this time, and the obsession is going to be instant come launch day.




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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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