Dana Jongewaard of GameTap writes: The first thing that the editors at GameTap discovered when making this list is that there are a lot of big games coming out this year. That quickly led to the discovery of the second thing, which is that it's really hard to narrow that list down to just eight games. Whether it's hardcore favorites like Soulcalibur IV and Ninja Gaiden II, or more mainstream titles like Wii Fit and Lego Indiana Jones, there are plenty of big games that people are eagerly anticipating. And that doesn't count the games that are still under our radar--after all, a year ago at this time, gamers hadn't yet heard of Rock Band. Nevertheless, we finally made our Sophie's choice: Without further ado, these are eight of the games we think will be huge in 2008.
(Order based on release date)
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Why It Made the List: The last entry in this fighting series, Super Smash Bros Melee, proved so popular that it developed its own unofficial tournament circuit, with players learning to exploit design weaknesses to deliver even more punishing smackdowns upon their foes.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Why It Made the List: If we were the betting type, we would put money on this game to be the best-selling title for the year--which wouldn't be much of a bet, considering that each of the three previous Grand Theft Auto console games have topped the sales lists for the years in which they were released.
Metal Gear Solid 4: The Guns of the Patriots
World of WarCraft: The Wrath of the Lich King