Time does top 10 games of 2008, GTA IV is top

Monday, 8th December 2008 19:57 GMT By Mike


Time Magazine has published its top ten video games of the year, with GTA IV at number one.

“It’s a grade-A shoot-’em-up that doubles as an interactive novel and triples as a sly critique of American consumer culture,” says the piece.

Jonathon Blow’s platformer Braid comes in at number two, while LittleBigPlanet takes third.

The full top ten:

  1. GTA IV
  2. Braid
  3. LittleBigPlanet
  4. Rock Band 2
  5. Gears of War 2
  6. Dead Space
  7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  8. Hunted Forever
  9. FieldRunners
  10. Spore

Full thing through the link.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Gekidami

    Well i wouldnt have put GTA4 up there, and i disagree from 7th and down.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Yeah, Star Wars: TFU is a weird choice.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    GTA is not a ‘grade-A shoot-’em-up’. It’s a grade-A sandbox game, or a grade-A free-roamer, but there are many, many better shoot-’em-ups.

    And yeah, what’s with The Force Unleashed on that list? Top 6 are fair enough really, though I’d only have one or two of them in my list.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. David

    No left 4 dead I’m disappointed but very happy about dead space :)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Syrok

    Any game of the top 6 has would deserve the first place more then GTA, in my opinion.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. sanduixe

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Hunted Forever, FieldRunners and Spore = not so good

    Btw, Guitar Hero World Tour > Rock Band 2

    Times does not understand nothing about videogames.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. absolutezero

    Fieldrunners is awesome-tastic.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. SwiftRanger

    Spore ain’t bad either, far from it even. TFU on the other hand…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    O…kay. Why have I never even heard of Hunted Forever or FieldRunners? :-|

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I don’t know them either… I think it’s because we’re gaming’s equivalent of chav scum.

    That said, not even Wikipedia knows what they are.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I… er.. okay. Thanks to Google, I now see why I never heard of them before. Great list, Time. No, really.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. mightyhokie

    What? No Atari ET? =D

    #12 6 years ago

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