2008 was a very good year for sports videogames by and large, as just about every major sports gaming franchise took steps forward and several promising titles were announced for 2009. It truly is a great time to be a fan of sports videogames.
This year gave us a pair of solid Major League Baseball games, although, to be fair, MLB 08: The Show succeeded in stealing the show when it came to the great American pastime. This year's installments of the Madden and Tiger Woods franchises both gained ground. And, both NBA Live and NBA 2K both saw marked improvement this year.