This list is as simple as they come. 2008 was a huge year for games, and I feel compelled to make a top 10 list just like everyone else. What's interesting about this year in particular is that I can actually make a legitimate top 10 list- I don't know if I've ever been able to do that before! Usually it's a top 5 or something. But in 2008 I had a hard time narrowing it down to even 10 games. Even then, ordering them was difficult. Anyway, here are my 10 favorite games of 2008! In order!
GOTY 2008 Redux
The original list stands as I wrote it at the end of 2008. But my thoughts evolve over time, whether I play more of these games during the following years, or it just takes time for my thoughts to fully settle. I think it's worth noting that evolution. Given that, if I were to redo this list today, it would look like this:
Noted in parenthesis are each games' change in position from the original list.
- The World Ends With You (+0)
- Dead Space (+0)
- Burnout Paradise (+5)
- Braid (-1)
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (+5)
- Valkyria Chronicles (New)
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village (-3)
- World of Goo (-1)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (-4)
- Prince of Persia (New)