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Top Picks for 2008

There are more great games than ever on store shelves...but times are changing and money and time are also tighter than ever. That's why GameSpot has put together the 2008 edition of its Holiday Gift Guide, to help make sure you make an informed decision about the best game gifts for the game fanatics on your shopping list.

If you know which game platform you're shopping for, such as PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, or DS, use the navigation bar on the right to jump to some of the best picks for that platform. Or, if you're just shopping for someone with specific interests, use the categories below to pick out action-packed games; racing games; military games; role-playing games; sports games; strategy and puzzle games; family games; and games for music lovers. We here at GameSpot wish you a safe and happy holiday. Now, let's get shopping!

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pp4251d ago

To many great games out on Xbox360 this year which leaves ps3 and wii on the shelves gathering dust.

jack who4251d ago

Gears of War 2
Fallout 3
Fable II
left 4 dead
far cry 2
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

PoSTedUP4251d ago

too human
haze
mercenaries 2
the last remnant
banjo kazooie (for pp)
socom

feel free to add to the list of this years nominations for GOTY.

No Way4251d ago

Great list, man.. Great list.

@Why o why - What's wrong with Viva..? =(

jack who4251d ago

Viva Pinata is fun so bite ne

Why o why4251d ago

i play with a sackboy so dont get it twisted. Im just saying calling it great is reaching in my opinion. Its more like an 'in between game' like what psn has like hv bowling or tekken dr than a full price game. The problem there is its way too big for xbl and MS dont have a 'in between game' platform

Smacktard4251d ago

@ jack who:

And with only console exclusives you have... Gears of War 2, Fable 2, and Viva Pinata.

@ PostedUp: I sincerely hope that was a shot at sarcasm. I don't know for sure, because I think this is really what PS3 fans believe.

I think the PS3 has a fairly strong offering. MGS4, Little Big Planet, Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance 2.

The Wii isn't half-bad either, with Brawl, No More Heroes, Boom Blox, Wario Land Shake It, and Mario Kart. 2009 should treat it better though.

PoSTedUP4251d ago

no i am serious and i think vampire rain should be in their also.

Smacktard4251d ago

Okay, phew, now I know you're joking.

UNCyrus4251d ago

Did you even read the article... the majority of the mentioned games were PS3 exclusives. Stop trolling and learn to read

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Radiodread4251d ago

cuz I was once like you. But I was reborn and the realization that the ps3 is superior, is quite clear now that I own one. JOIN ME PP, INTO PS3 REALM! You'll thank me in the end.

No Way4251d ago (Edited 4251d ago )

Hello. =)

callahan094251d ago

Why does everyone ignore the existence of Valkyria Chronicles (and Disgaea 3) when they make these little lists of the best blahblahblah?

UNCyrus4251d ago

I don't ignore Valkyria Chronicles.. I'd had been eyeing that game since it's Japanese release in February. Had it preordered here in the states for a couple of months. That is the sleeper hit of the year for sure.

I'm just shocked that gamespot gave PS3 the time of day in the article, it seems so out of character of them

MIA4251d ago

This is pretty kool, we should send this out to all our loved ones who have no fking clue about gaming and we want this Holiday season!

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