Digital Spy writes: "Like previous years, we've been hit by a serious case of sequelitis, with follow-ups to some of the biggest franchises in gaming. However, we've never before seen such a huge leap in quality, honing the promising ideas of some lacking upstarts, or twisting timeless classics on their heads with a few simple but surprising changes. It's also the first time in a while that releases have been spread evenly throughout the year, a trend which we hope to see continue in the future.
Much like last year, which saw Grand Theft Auto IV top our list of games from 2008, Digital Spy's gaming team have carefully weighed up every release into a final list. Some choices were obvious, others a little contested, but altogether the rundown is something we're satisfied with, and hopefully you will be too."