MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Features for PS3

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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, from now till Christmas day itself when we'll unleash the top 10 in a special video feature, and reveal what game's nailed's coveted best game of 2008 award. Right, let's get this party started. Here's 50 to 41.

50. Bionic Commando Rearmed, Capcom - XBLA

What we said: Bionic Commando Rearmed is not a release for everyone. It's supposed to be hard, and you're supposed to like it. If you're short on patience or have a nervous disorder, then you should approach Rearmed with caution. If, however, you love the genre and harbour fond memories of the original, then this game will seem like a gift from the Eighties God of Shooty Bang-Bang. You may be slightly narked by the fact that you can't play co-op online, but hey - that wouldn't be very retro, would it?

49. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Nintendo - Wii

What we said: It's impossible not to admire the series' remarkable accessibility and engrossing multiplayer battles. Indeed, Smash Bros. is as addicting as it's ever been, but it's certainly not perfect. Some of the character additions left us baffled, and the Subspace Emissary just doesn't live up to the polish seen in every other aspect of the game. Either way, with an epic online mode, dozens of unlockable characters and stages and hundreds of collectible trophies, Brawl deserves its place in every Wii-owner's collection.

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I hope Gears 2 isn't even in the top 10. That game was a huge disappointment. It requires no skill, and completely ruined the atmosphere of Gears 1. They destroyed what could've been a good game by n00bifying it, and Epic deserves all the flaming they get for it.
Posted 14:19 on 06 January 2009
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My money is on GTA IV as it is multi platform and fantastic on all the platforms. All other sites of gaming have rated GOW2 between 9.2- 9.6 whteher it is ign, gamespot or whatever. This site has overrated GOW2. That's why I borrowed X360 of a relative of mine for gears2. I was disappointed really. You said it was too good still it was good but not that good. GTA IV(X360,PS3) has got a score of 10 on almost every site. So, obviously my money is in my pocket and 10% on GTA IV
Posted 10:42 on 22 December 2008
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How Brawl managed 49 is beyond me... I suppose there's always going to be difference in opinions with top 50's. :P

I look forward to the rest of this article.

EDIT: I can guarantee you now, GoW2 or GTA 4 will sit at the top. My money's on GoW2 though. ;)
Posted 16:30 on 21 December 2008
Wido's Avatar


Motorstorm: Pacific Rift should at least around in the top 20, but like FM said it really shows on how this year has been for gaming.
Posted 16:12 on 21 December 2008
Karlius's Avatar


Just think Mario Kart should be a bit higher and motorstorm a bit lower. It sucks.
Posted 15:46 on 21 December 2008
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Glad Sins of a Solar Empire made it on there, bought it on release and I'm still playing it.
Posted 15:25 on 21 December 2008
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I don't disagree with anything yet, the games are well placed. Can't wait for next one.
Posted 15:25 on 21 December 2008
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The fact that there are so many great titles at the bottom end of the top 50 just reflects what a fanastic year for gaming it was. I'm having a lot of trouble trying to work out what my top 3 are let alone top 50, so kudos for such a big list. Looking forward to the next lot :)
Posted 15:15 on 21 December 2008

Game Stats

Release Date: 07/11/2008
Developer: Evolution Studios
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Racing
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 1,038 91
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