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8. GTR Evolution, Atari

What we said: GTR Evolution is definitely an evolution of the series, as opposed to a revolution, and while the game is in need of a graphical overhaul, the rest of the game is all you could ask from a racing simulation. Not only is the AI strong, there is a lot of community support (not only in terms of online races, but mods and setup files as well), but the handling model is flexible enough to allow easy access for more casually inclined players while being realistic enough for the dedicated simulation audience to make use of the slightest setup tweak. The Nordschleife circuit is the crown jewel of the game (and the Race series) and justifies a purchase regardless of the graphical issues. Some may call it The Green Hell, but we prefer to call it Tarmac Heaven.

7. Sins of a Solar Empire, Stardock

What we said: Sins of a Solar Empire will not be everyone's cup of tea. However, if you've been hooked to titles like Galactic Civilizations, experiencing '4X' strategy in a real-time environment may be a revelation for you. Likewise, if you got a kick out of Supreme Commander, but wanted to have freedom to explore the fictional setting, rather than play through a fixed campaign, then you're going to find a lot to like here. Ultimately, whether you're going to enjoy Sins of a Solar Empire will depend on whether you prefer deep, slow-burning strategy to the fast-paced thrills of a tactical RTS. With its mix-and-match gameplay, Sins is certainly a title out of the ordinary, but very much an acquired taste.

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rahulmartin

my mistake , left 4 dead is at no.1 , but i think warhead must be at no.1
Posted 19:36 on 11 January 2009
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ttlm

sins of a solar empire and spore are in that list? over fallout 3? why?
Posted 23:23 on 08 January 2009
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rahulmartin

sins of the solar empire , best games of the year pc genre ???? you must be joking , the games is a bull**** .
Posted 19:40 on 05 January 2009
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Spore is one of those that ultimately does not belong on this list to say the least. Regardless of how awesome they made it sound, in my mind, it'll never be anything more than a good idea with poor gameplay. It's not that it wasn't unique, it was that the player really only had 2 things to do in the gameplay...Fight or socialize... It was cool customizing your dude, but come on, gameplay was lacking to say the least.
Posted 06:48 on 31 December 2008
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Descent

I play most of the game on this list (not wow) and all of them were great. Warhead was awesome and L4D was amazing, but I think Farcry 2 should be on here along with Sins of a solar empire should be higher on the list.
Posted 18:24 on 29 December 2008
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shahin

I'd like to play the games. and I love it.
Posted 18:13 on 29 December 2008
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Sonic_Uk

The only one I was interested in out of those was Crysis Warhead, but I'm not really that much of a P.C gamer.
Posted 22:42 on 28 December 2008

Game Stats

Release Date: 13/11/2008
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Genre: Fantasy RPG
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 102 2
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