IGN AU writes: "It's that time of the year again – a period of intense list-making, endless and heated game debates and subsequent fistfights as a result. It's also a bumper time to be a gamer. Regardless of your console preference, the closing months of 2008 were chock-full of amazing gaming experiences and we've spent a good long while dissecting all of our reviews and gaming sessions to determine IGN AU's 10 Best Games of 2008.
We've ranked the best games from ten to one, as well as listed a few honorable mentions for great titles that didn't quite make the top 10.
This isn't just an objective, score-based list, either; we've placed a lot emphasis on the fun-factor - as well as how the games moved their genres forward and contributed to the wider creative industry."