By now you've hopefully seen our Top 50 Games of 2008 and viewed our Top 10 video feature (if not, why not?), but what about the best games made for each individual format or platform holder? Good question. Luckily we've thought about the answer, and put together the Top 10 Xbox 360 exclusives of 2008. Before you get the pitchforks out and rustle up an angry mob, this list deliberately disqualifies titles like Fallout 3 and GTA 4 (and any other games that appeared on another console). These are games that a console gamer could only buy for the 360.

10. Lips, Microsoft

What we said: Lips is the only game of its type on the 360, it's got brilliant microphones and it at least tries to allow you to expand the potential track-list to infinity. If you like karaoke, and you have friends or family that like karaoke, it's a damn sight better in-law entertainment option than charades this Christmas, and for that we should be eternally grateful. Now... can I beat Morten Harket's Take On Me score?

9. Rock Band 2, EA

What we said: Guitar Hero: World Tour's got a music editing and recording mode called Music Studio, which Neon described as "incredible". Apart from that, it's horses for courses, and your preference will probably come down to the track list (World Tour's list is probably a tad more mainstream than RB2's). DLC offerings from both Activision and EA are excellent and flow constantly. For us, Rock Band 2 is brilliant, just like Guitar Hero: World Tour is. We can't pick between them. Slightly boring conclusion, we know, but the right one.

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Left 4 Dead is awesome zombie killing fun, but number 1? I can see that if I squint my eyes a little bit until they water and then come up with this... I can see that.. Seriously though, I think the beauty of it is, the developers resisted getting too fancy with random stuff, it's straight to the point,, you've got a few weapons to work with,, figure it out, waste some zombies, good to go.
Posted 07:44 on 29 January 2009
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Triggerhappytel@ aardvark

I think some people have overlooked the word 'console' from the article's title.
Posted 01:29 on 14 January 2009
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As others have stated, Rock Band 2 is hardly an exclusive, and neither is left4dead.

While i don't think Lips should be on the list, i can understand it being here, hard to fill up a top ten exclusives list with great games, basically you just need to list all the ok exclusives and call it a day. (and maybe add some good multiplatforms "by mistake" so you get the spots filled. Wait, didn't that just happen?)
Posted 17:13 on 13 January 2009
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Left 4 Dead def. deserves the top spot...killin zombies has never been soo much fun..Gears of War 2 is awesome but i did think it would b 1st but it wasn't as fun a L4D and wtf is goin on with rockband its on Wii and PS3 so its not exclusive
Posted 11:00 on 05 January 2009
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um no

fable was sh*t period
Posted 19:44 on 02 January 2009
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Banjo, gears and fable 2 should make up the top three. don't care which order. they just should. left 4 dead no. 1 r u joking, i love it and valve as much as the next man but it got old quick!! Banjo 4 the win!
Posted 18:08 on 30 December 2008
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wow... this was a pretty lame list... viva p is quite a bad game and banjo... wtf smoke summore crack guys

maaaan... how is left 4 dead a 360 exclusive... its on pc as well... rockband is on like... ALL the systems... and Lips?! if i want to sing, i can listen to the dam radio and i dont have to spend $60-$80 for it either
Posted 18:31 on 29 December 2008
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woohoo! Banjo is mentioned! Banjo is mentioned!
Sorry, it just makes me happy whenever that game gets the love it deserves.

re RB2, it's not out on other platforms yet on this side of the Atlantic.
Posted 14:11 on 29 December 2008
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Rock Band 2 is not 360 exclusive...
Posted 13:46 on 29 December 2008
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gears of war at number 2? lol thats odd,o well never mind lol
Posted 12:23 on 29 December 2008

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