GameZone writes: "Another year in the books, 2008 is drawing to a close, another phenomenal year for the video gaming industry. This year saw record-breaking performances, brand new IPs and the long-awaited returns of several established franchises, as well as quite a few surprises here and there. Yes, 2008 was a huge year, and as it winds down and we approach the great unknown of 2009, it's time to take a look back at the best to come out of 2008.
Following the runaway success of 2007, it was pretty tough to think that 2008 would be able to hold a candle to 2007. However, 2008 succeeded in being just as huge, with high-profile games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Gears of War 2, LittleBigPlanet, and many others sprinkled throughout the year. Therefore, picking the best game of the year can be a very daunting task for us reviewers, especially when Triple-A titles are launching left and right."