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2008's big games reviewed already!

Jan 4, 2008

Here's a startling confession. Though a newly announced, upcoming game might exist as nought but a handful of screenshots, a beguiling subtitle and a press release full of promises, it's likely we've already given it a knee-jerk score. In our minds, that is. Hell, sometimes all we need is the name: " 'Ghostly Rumblings: The Deadening', you say? Well that's obviously going to be a 6/10, isn't it?".

Alright, so occasionally we couldn't be more wrong. One GamesRadar staffer, fr'instance, notably swore blind that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would be "just another eye-wateringly dreary game about men shooting men". What foolishness. On the other hand, we can't have been alone in being instantly convinced of Transformers: The Game's deep-rooted mediocrity almost from the first screenshots.

So, because we're mischievous little scamps and all that, we've set our spurious sights on some of the hyped-up videogames that are sure to be raking in the readies in 2008. And then we've stamped them with a preposterously early verdict. We've left out the Metal Gear Solid 4 or Soul Calibur 4-type titles - c'mon, everyone knows they'll score 9s and 10s - and focused on the more intriguing games that we know relatively little about...