2008 was a great year for games. Left 4 Dead, GTA IV, Gears of War 2, the list of quality titles is as long as your arm. But it was also a year packed full of video game disappointments. Here, we run down our Top 10: Disappointments of 2008, a list that proves that for every stupendously fantastic gaming moment, there's always a depressing kick to the stomach lurking somewhere around the corner.
10. PES 2009
We'll let the comments from our 7/10 review do the talking. "It's been living on past glories far too long and needs to get up to date." "For anyone still undecided the proof is everywhere, FIFA is officially better than Pro Evo, gulp." "I feel bad that this will be my second year not playing Pro but FIFA is amazing." "I was a PES fan until today. With my mates we used to play in league mode against each other, quite fun to do. Impossible and very disappointing with PES09." "As a pro evo fan until pes2008 I have been really disappointed with that and this year's. I own FIFA 09, and may I just say, buy it. I think it's even better than PES's best. And that's from someone who just bought their first FIFA. Don't reward Konami's mediocre updates and maybe they'll be forced to do an EA and revitalise it next year." Gulp indeed.
9. Too Human
Back in August, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack told us that "some games get so hyped up, gamers actually believe that when they get this game it's going to cure cancer". True or not, that kind of comment was classic Dyack, outrageous words from an outspoken developer. Following an almost constant barrage of negativity aimed at his game, Dyack posted on the NeoGaf forum saying: "I feel Too Human is a great game, likely to be better than most that will come out this year. I certainly feel it is the best game we have ever made. I also believe the press and gamers alike will believe this." We didn't. It was good, but not the game Dyack hyped it up to be. 7/10.