So, 2008 then? What a year. Everyone thought it would struggle following the stupendous year for quality games that was 2007, but it hasn't. There's been more 9/10 games than we can remember a year having, and even some perfect 10s. Yeah, 2008's been great, but that's not what you're here to be told. You're here for our run down of the top 50 games of the year. We'll be counting down 10 games at a time till Christmas day itself when we'll unleash the top 10 in a special video feature, and reveal what game's nailed VideoGamer.com's coveted best game of 2008 award. Here's 20 to 11. Oh, and in case you missed them, here's 50 to 41, 40 to 31 and 30 to 21.

20. Braid, Microsoft - XBLA

What we said: We've never played a game like this before. Braid looks like just another platformer, albeit an extremely well presented one that could well make "games are art" lovers fall to their knees and cry tears of joy, but it's nothing like you expect. Although a platformer in the most traditional sense, jumping plays second fiddle to the power of time. 1200 MS Points might seem high for an XBLA release but it's a small price to pay for one of the most original games released in years.

19. Crysis Warhead, EA - PC

What we said: When EA and Crytek announced that Warhead wasn't a sequel but an expansion there were a few understandable groans of disappointment. After the success of Crysis people wanted a full-on sequel that would move the series forward in the way Crysis built on the foundations laid in the Crytek developed PC Far Cry. It's fair to say that we didn't expect an expansion to be this good. Considering you can shop around and pick Warhead up for £15 you'd have to be mad (or a psycho) to overlook it. If you've got a modern PC and a longing for some macho man action packed gaming, Warhead is an essential purchase.

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HEY ! !

Cant we DL videos from ur site ??

I Dled top ten games video n it was saved in jpg format n no video player can run it :(
Posted 14:57 on 30 December 2008
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Dont agree with Crysis Warhead's rank , swap it with FC2 and i might be satisfied
Posted 10:39 on 25 December 2008
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PLUS I HVE A DISAGREE WID NM 11 AND 12
Posted 17:17 on 24 December 2008
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MY MONEYS ON
Gears of war 2
GTA IV
LITTLE BIG PLANET
FALLOUT3
Prince OF PERSIA
FABLE
MGS
REISISTANCE2
DEADSPACE
I EXPECT ALL OF THESE TO MAKE IT IN THE TOP 10
Posted 17:16 on 24 December 2008
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Karlius

If MGS4 makes the top 5 something would have been robbed.
1. Gears 2
2. GTA IV
3. LBP
4. Fallout 3
5. Fable 2
6. Resistance 2
7. Dead Space
8. Metal Gear Solid 4
9. Prince of Persia
10. Wii Fit - Due to mass sold ithas to come in top 10.
Posted 16:50 on 24 December 2008
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ma bet :

GoW2
Gta4
Mgs4
lbp
PoP
Fallout3
Geometry wars
r definitely gonna be in the top ten . Other titles , i cant imagine coming in top ten from the above list
Posted 15:01 on 24 December 2008
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Games not yet mentioned:

Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Dead Space
Left 4 Dead
Fable II
Grand Theft Auto 4
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4
Resistance 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Mass Effect (PC)
Portal: Still Alive
Bioshock (PS3)
Rez HD
Soul Calibur IV
Ratchet and Clank: Future Quest for Booty
Lego: Batman
The Last Remnant
Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway
Devil May Cry 4
Megaman 9
Prince of Persia
Sid Meier's Civilisation IV
Wii-Fit
Lost Odyssey

Tomorrow should be... interesting... ;)
Posted 13:59 on 24 December 2008
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So i guess my fav game Pop08 has made it into the top 10 ? Oh boy i'll be dissapointed if it didnt make it into the top 50 games at all .

Guess GoW2 gonna be on the top followed by Mgs4 n Gta4
Posted 13:49 on 24 December 2008

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