Print computing magazine in Canada publishes its ten favorite Windows-based games of 2008. Titles honored include Crysis Warhead, World of Goo, and Far Cry 2. From the story:
"2008 was a great year for PC games -- assuming you don't mind playing ports. High profile Windows-only titles fell short of expectations (we're looking at you, Spore) and reliable franchises faltered (note to Civilization IV Colonization's developers: more fighting, less settling). Stylish and innovative new PC exclusive properties were established -- thanks Audiosurf and The Experiment -- but even these games tended to lack the sort of compelling play necessary to keep us coming back over the long term.
Instead it was a year of ports, games developed for other platforms before being hauled over to the PC, sometimes months after their original console release. Sure, they aren't typically designed to take full advantage of the superior hardware available for computers, nor are they normally made with a keyboard and mouse interface in mind, but that doesn't mean they can't be a blast on a Windows machine -- as is clearly evidenced by the stunningly pretty and playable PC versions of games like Fallout 3 and Dead Space.