NZGamer writes: "2008 was a massive year for gaming. We had great quality games throughout the entire year, and some very big names all competing to take out the exclusive NZGamer Game of the Year crown.
So, what games did we find the most enjoyable, and worthy of all the accolades? We've spent the last little while locked in a room - not to emerge until our awards were decided. It should be noted that our Game of the Year choices are a combined staff vote, and not necessarily by the score given in a particular review".