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's coveted best game of 2008 award. Here's 40 to 31. Missed 50 to 41? Fear not. It's right here.

40. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, EA - 360 and PS3

What we said: It's easy to pick faults with EA's latest Tiger game (the visuals are only marginally improved over last year, AI players still awkwardly glitch into place before each shot, new courses were available to buy the day the game went on sale suggesting they could have been included on the game disc, and items from the store still magically improve player stats) but it's still unquestionably the best golf sim available on consoles. Ramp up the difficulty and you'll find a game that requires dedication and a fair amount of skill. If you've been out of the game for a while there's no better time to return to the links.

39. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Ubisoft - 360, PS3 and PC

What we said: While Rainbow Six Vegas 2 feels more like an add-on than a proper sequel, that shouldn't stop you picking Ubisoft's latest up. The gun-play is excellent, the production values are top notch and the multiplayer game modes will keep you coming back months down the line. As long as you're not expecting a complete overhaul of the gameplay seen in the original, Vegas 2 will provide plenty of terrorist hunting fun.

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I think you have put RB6V2 in the right place as it was a let down in the games,it was just a copy of the on before.
Posted 11:38 on 23 December 2008
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Spore deserves a bit more attention then that, imo.
Posted 19:43 on 22 December 2008
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when thinking back over the games i've played this year, R6V2 featured prominently, but it doesn't deserve the top 20, although i reckon it should have come a bit higher imo :) it was my first R6 game so i enjoyed the more tactical take on FPS, coming from a mainly quake/UT style FPS background.
Posted 13:01 on 22 December 2008

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Release Date: 06/06/2008
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 18
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