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.

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There was nothing more on KH3. like it went ghost or something... =(
Posted 20:45 on 28 January 2009
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What about Far Cry 2? Buggy as all get out (corrupted saves keep many people from being able to finish it), a prematurely dead online experience (well, on PS3 and PC...I hear the 360 version is still going strong) and a multiplayer mode that proves that Ubi didn't learn *anything* from all the other great multiplayer games in history...
Posted 16:27 on 13 January 2009
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How about Need For Speed: Undercover. I own every NFS and this has to be the worst of them all. How the hell do you mess-up a game with Maggie Q as a character.

This game was so undoubtedly horrendous that it distracted me from the beautiful actors, how do you achieve that?
It's easily the most repetitive game on the xbox360. I mean it's so repetitive that I honestly missed Chritina Milian.

God Damn!!!!!
Posted 17:00 on 07 January 2009
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well my wii still has use because it can still play gamecube games,
lol too human was such a HUGE TURD it was broken in every way and just epically failed
Posted 19:05 on 05 January 2009
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while commenting on GTA 4 i remembered that.....GTA4 made me so angry i could have taken a long walk off a short clifff. great game but the one flaw that ruined the game for me....the damage system...i walk out onto a street no cars in sight then outta no where a car comin at me at turtle pace strikes me and i fall and lose half my health...i get up stumble bc the car bumps me...fall and get ran over all during a mission......THIS HAPPENED TO ME MORE THAT ONCE.... can you say ANGER OVERLOAD!!!!!!! {Disappointed to the 10th power}
Posted 11:22 on 03 January 2009
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HA HA nintendo def number 1 on most disappointing i haven't bought a new game for my wii since....i can't even remember i think it was house of the dead back in october. umm my other dissapointing moment that is almost tied with nintendo is definitely how all the games are getting soooooooo short...what is the deal i beat halo 3 in 6 hrs...GOW2 in about 8 hrs or more and L4D in like 4 literally but all are games i can play over and over so i guess its ok but really add some more length to the games
Posted 11:04 on 03 January 2009
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just 10?

i could probably expand this list there were so many failures this year
1. Fable 2, i actually hoped this game would be good i really did want to sit down and enjoy a good rpg but this game failed so hard it is painfull to watch
2. what the hell happened to guitar hero? i picked up my copy of world tour and was dumbfounded, what happened to the promised career mode? where are all the features? why does the song creator suck? why are 90% of the songs in this game garbage? why the **** are there like 10 songs in spanish?!?!?
it angered me to see a series i loved crash and burn because of a worthless company.

i will return to rant again when i remember why i am so pissed
Posted 19:39 on 02 January 2009
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pretty good list, there were alot of letdowns this year but what do you expect when every game is so overhyped people think that it could top the second comming.
Posted 19:32 on 02 January 2009
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Did everybody forget about Haze?
Posted 05:42 on 02 January 2009
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Bloody Nintendo.
Posted 15:26 on 01 January 2009
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i think you got this all right/spot on.
Posted 13:07 on 01 January 2009
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6l9mysterio@ rockItLauncHer

yer i no i wanted the wii for super smash brothers brawl, the xbox360 for
halo3 and i want the ps3 for resistance fall of man anyway i can only think of two awesome games that are on multipul consoles which are gta4 and guitar hero series but yer the wii doesnt have lots of great games
Posted 00:29 on 01 January 2009
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Not too interested in Nintendo's conference attendance. They are usually tight lipped about things. No doubt, they are working on the next Zelda title or Mario Milky Way title or something. I am getting peeved at exclusive crap, though. I don't want to own all three systems, but that may be the only solution. Grrrr!!!
Posted 00:25 on 01 January 2009
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6l9mysterio@ JediKnight

well i hope that nintendo well get more awesome gameslike super smash bros. brawl that game was fun but ive finished and all that is left to do is just brawl and brawl is the best game on the wii except for guitar hero
Posted 00:19 on 01 January 2009
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Nintendo is sh*t! Their conference was horrible, and Reggie needs to die. Thanks.
Posted 22:43 on 31 December 2008

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Release Date: 17/10/2008
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