Last week, IGN gave you a blowout preview of Xbox 360 games for 2008. However, what we didn't include were our own personal picks. We know that Fable 2, GTA IV and Halo Wars are big games for '08. But what games are the Xbox team looking forward to most?
The rules for eligibility are simple: The game must be announced and expected for 2008. We hope our lists give you a sense of our editors' tastes. Enjoy.
7) NHL 09
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Why?: Though EA has said nothing about its next NHL title, if it builds at all on the spectacular NHL 08, then it's going to be a contender for Sports Game of the Year. As someone who doesn't watch much hockey, I was surprised to find how difficult it was to pull myself away from NHL 08. The dynamic AI made for one of the toughest and most satisfying sports experiences I've had in gaming. Let's hope EA adds outdoor games for 09.