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Top Five Console Games of the Year 2008

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Tim S 3rd January 2009, 10:13 Quote
For those wondering about the rest of the top 10... the list is as follows:

10 - Braid
9 - Dead Space
8 - Burnout Paradise
7 - Left 4 Dead
6 - Metal Gear Solid 4
oasked 3rd January 2009, 10:37 Quote
Presumably, the multiplayer element of GTA IV is an important deciding factor too?
wuyanxu 3rd January 2009, 11:58 Quote
i thought Mirror's Edge is reported to be too repetitive.

GTA4 totally win that one, without the technical difficulties of PC version, it is simply the best game across all platforms.
Blademrk 3rd January 2009, 12:11 Quote
Might have to pick Mirrors Edge up for a look (Tesco has it for £15 when it has stock)
itazura 3rd January 2009, 12:23 Quote
surprised gta iv managed to make it to #1 -- would have thought it'd have been a little lower.

i'm amused l4d only made it to #7 on the console, yet got to #1 on the pc, even though it feels so much like a console game it's unreal.
DougEdey 3rd January 2009, 13:09 Quote
I'm suprised about GTAIV as well, the multiplayer was tacked on at the last minute and despite not having many "glitches" was so poorly balanced it was unreal, the game itself didn't give me much replay value and I got rid of it about 2 weeks after I got it.
Veles 3rd January 2009, 13:45 Quote
Yeah while I certainly thought GTA was good, I didn't think it was GotY since it was basically more of the same with a different engine.

Also surprised to see L4D so low, I think I voted for L4D, Fallout 3, can't remember my third, though at the time I had not played GoW2 and Mirrors Edge which are both awesome games.
Mister_Tad 3rd January 2009, 14:17 Quote
I would have slotted mirror's edge in to the "most disappointing" list. I just found it incredibly tedious for some reason. Maybe I missed something
hodgy100 3rd January 2009, 15:17 Quote
GTA4 =/= GOTY ¬_¬

I preferred Gears Of War 2 and little big planet to that.
Lilliput King 3rd January 2009, 21:44 Quote
Words cannot describe quite how much I yearn for a PC port of LittleBigPlanet :(

I didn't really find L4D to be particularly consoley itazura. It didn't have that peculiarly slow, floaty combat that console fps have. In fact it was pretty fast paced in terms of gunplay, more Counter Strike than Half Life.
Omnituens 4th January 2009, 00:41 Quote
L4D definatly is more of a PC game ported to 360. the way it should be done.

too many games have gone the way of Bioshock... :(
itazura 4th January 2009, 01:00 Quote
i dunno -- i'm probably just more used to console fps' than i thought. not that it's a problem. it saves me a lot of money in the long term.
ChArMz 4th January 2009, 01:21 Quote
what is sooo awsome about this little big world?
Gunsmith 4th January 2009, 01:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChArMz
what is sooo awsome about this little big world?

it cannot be described, just play it.
Cadillac Ferd 4th January 2009, 03:22 Quote
I'd say it was a pretty good year for gaming, I mostly agree with this list but I'd have to agree with what other folks have said about Mirror's Edge. It really wasn't good as everyone was hoping. I loved me some L4D but I feel like the PC version gets a big boost from user-created mods and content that the console version won't ever have access to. I personally have the 360 version and it's definitely a good game but it's replayability is hamstrung a bit by the lack of access to mods.

My biggest console disappointment this year has to be Fable 2. I definitely enjoyed the game and they made numerous little improvements but the story just has too many moments that had me scratching my head thinking "Did they not even care about the story at all?" for it to be a real winner in my book.
yodasarmpit 4th January 2009, 05:30 Quote
They do games on consoles too?
How odd.
benjamyn 4th January 2009, 12:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by yodasarmpit
They do games on consoles too?
How odd.

People still play games on the pc?
What a peculiar bunch
kenco_uk 4th January 2009, 13:33 Quote
Mirror's Edge in front of lbp and gow2? How very odd.

GTA4 deserves to be first, it is imo the best in the series. The city feels more full of life, the missions are more involving and seat of your pants action.

It'd be a toss up between lbp and gow2 for 2nd and third. Having only played the first gow, I found it playable but very unforgiving and repetitive. I can only assume that gow2 improves on this, which would make it a pretty good game.
Phil Rhodes 4th January 2009, 16:21 Quote
While I've never laid hands on a PS3, for fear of contracting terminal ****witism and thereby the inclination to start wearing football shirts, the fact remains that anything Gears is hideously bland. It's simultaneously so widely lauded that nothing more is required to prove the point that console owners are braying cattle, wilfully quiescent in the face of profiteering reductivism and led happily to gorge at the grey, goo-filled trough of mass market entertainment. The high-pitched, braying laugh of Gears' pre-teen fanbase is on the edge of hearing even as I type.

"im playin gears and it r well wikid! WTFBBQROFLCOPTERSKATES sony ftw HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE"

It is the job of sites like Bit-Tech to inform these poor, lost, unfortunate beings; to introduce their wizened little Sony logo'd souls to real computer games, not to assist the corporate mundanity machine in ramming evermore bland, cripplingly average and inoffensive drivel down their throats. It's as bad as bloody Halo, for crying out loud. Gears of War (2) is not a good game. What you actually mean is "it looks pretty". This is not the same thing.

Bad Bit-Tech.

Bad.
Cadillac Ferd 5th January 2009, 07:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes

lol, exposition.

I love people with an inflated sense of self-worth, hooray internet!
Mizugetsu 5th January 2009, 08:17 Quote
GTA4 = Dire
GOW2 = Repetative after Second play through, horde mode not as brilliant as made out to be ppl FRAG hunt not really any teamplay
MIrrors = not bad saw the ending coming no real sense of REALLY WOW! city scapes are nice to look at though
LBP = GARRYS MOD! for PS3 and ppl with no life
L4D = Can get repetitive really needs more achievements and decent updates like TF2,good for ppl who just want to bash about with mates though and the 360 version HAHAHAHAHA whine when ur paying for the new campaigns when on PC there free
FALLOUT3 = Oh this MEH!
Da_Rude_Baboon 5th January 2009, 12:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
While I've never laid hands on a PS3, for fear of contracting terminal ****witism

I think you might have all ready caught it, your certainly showing the symptoms. BTW GoW2 is a 360 exclusive, its not on the PS3.
kenco_uk 5th January 2009, 13:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mizugetsu
GTA4 = Dire
GOW2 = Repetative after Second play through, horde mode not as brilliant as made out to be ppl FRAG hunt not really any teamplay
MIrrors = not bad saw the ending coming no real sense of REALLY WOW! city scapes are nice to look at though
LBP = GARRYS MOD! for PS3 and ppl with no life
L4D = Can get repetitive really needs more achievements and decent updates like TF2,good for ppl who just want to bash about with mates though and the 360 version HAHAHAHAHA whine when ur paying for the new campaigns when on PC there free
FALLOUT3 = Oh this MEH!

What're your top 5 then?
Phil Rhodes 5th January 2009, 17:07 Quote
> BTW GoW2 is a 360 exclusive, its not on the PS3.

Yes. Yes. I know.

Read it again.
Garside 5th January 2009, 17:50 Quote
Mizugetsu - Quite possibly the dumbest post in the history of the interenet.

Have to say I enjoyed Mirror's Edge immensely, GTA IV was of course terrific and am currently working my way through Fallout 3 (a little disappointing though, can't quite put my finger on why that is).
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