2008 for the Playstation 3 has been a whole lot better than 2007. The most expensive video game system on the market has some stand out exclusives in addition to solid third-party releases this year. Here are the top ten 2008 games released in 2008.
10. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Evolution Studios, Release Date: October 28, ESRB Rating: T
The 2008 sequel to the best-selling original Playstation 3 game improves in everyway, from the environment interactions to the slicker interface. For arcade racing fans, the chaotic nature of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is a must buy.
9. Mirror’s Edge
Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: DICE, Release Date: November 11, ESRB Rating: T
Combining platforming with first-person elements, Mirror’s Edge is the most innovative Playstation 3 game of 2008. With streamline controls and masterful visuals, the game is one experience that can’t be missed.
8. WipEout HD
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, Release Date: September 25, ESRB Rating: NA
Featuring out of this world graphics and blazing speed, WipEout HD is the best looking Playstation 3 game of 2008. It also plays great with plenty of modes to race through. At $19.99, you have no reason not to buy this futuristic racer.
7. Burnout Paradise
Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Criterion Games, Release Date: January 22, ESRB Rating: M
Burnout Paradise took the popular franchise to new heights with its open world game play and seamless online multiplayer support. Not to mention that the developers continue to support it; thus, this 2008 Playstation 3 game in evolving all the time.
6. Valkyria Chronicles
Publisher: Sega, Developer: Sega, Release Date: November 11, ESRB Rating: T
The sleeper hit of 2008 for the Playstation 3 is, without a doubt, Valkyria Chronicles. This turn-based strategy title with real-time elements will charm you with its beautiful visuals and addicting gameplay.
5. Resistance 2
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Insomniac Games, Release Date: November 4, ESRB Rating: M
Sequel to the hit Playstation 3 launch title, Resistance 2 offers one incredible value: 60 player online matches, a one-of-a-kind 8 player cooperative mode and an epic campaign where players traverse through several exotic locales. Needless to say, this 2008 game is rich with features and replayability.
4. Fallout 3
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, Developer: Bethesda Softworks, Release Date: October 28, ESRB Rating: M
The world of Fallout 3 is dark and engrossing. Years after a nuclear apocalypse, players can explore the sprawling land in complete freedom. With so many areas to explore and decisions to make, this massive Playstation 3 game will keep you occupied for months to come with its limitless possibilities.
3. Grand Theft Auto IV
Publisher: Rockstar Games, Developer: Rockstar Games, Release Date: April 28, ESRB Rating: M
Scoring nearly perfect scores from critics, the first next-generation Grand Theft Auto is also the best in the series. Grand Theft Auto IV sets a new precedent for the sandbox genre on the Playstation 3 with ambient atmosphere, realistic animations, streamlined gameplay and online multiplayer.
2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Publisher: Konami, Developer: Kojima Productions, Release Date: June 12, ESRB Rating: M
Not only did the last game in the long running series answer all the questions, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots also introduced several new gameplay features that make it the best playing in the series yet. With top notch visuals and addicting online multiplayer to boot, this exclusive Playstation 3 game is easily one of the best games released in 2008.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Media Molecule, Release Date: October 21, ESRB Rating: E
Commonly described as the Youtube of video games, LittleBigPlanet is easily the best game of 2008 on any video game system. It is easy to get lost for hours just playing one user created levels after another with three other friends. Not to mention that the game comes with easy-to-learn create mode, streamlined sharing options and solid core gameplay elements. Therefore, the innovative LittleBigPlanet is the best Playstation 3 game of 2008.