It's that time of year again, when we look back at all the games that were released in the last twelve months and try to arrange them into some crazy sort of order. It's just human nature - we want to know what the very best game was.This year though we're doing things a little bit differently.
In the past we've presented our own selection of the top ten games after much arguing and careful deliberation. This year however we're opening up the voting and letting you be the sole judges. Understand though, it's not that we're being especially gracious - we're just sick of getting hate mail because we didn't rank the latest Zelda or Sonic game above something else.
As usual too when we sit down to do something, we don't do it by halves. We've not just given you a list of the ten most popular or best-selling games to choose from, but we've listed all of the major releases for PC and consoles, as well as some prominent indie games. It's time to see how highly gamers value innovation.
Voting is simple and we've divided the process into two stages - the Best PC Games and the Best Console Games, which is on the next page. In order to vote you'll need to sign up to the bit-tech newsletter, but all you need to do that is an email address. If you want to vote but don't want to get the newsletter then you can easily opt-out during the registration process. We promise we'll never sell your details on or send you any spam you don't explicitly ask for.
Once you've signed up then all you have to do is select your top three games below. Voting will close at 9am GMT, 22nd December 2008 and we'll publish the results along with our typically self-indulgent commentary shortly after that. If you've got any questions then just let us know in the forums!