Check out Paste's top 10 video games of 2008...
10. Spore [Maxis /// PC, Mac]
You might remember
spending hours with Play-Doh as a child, rolling the modeling clay into
snakes, attaching legs and then parading your creations around the
kitchen table. You wanted them to spring to life so badly. Now, you can
thank Will Wright for creating a video-game experience that delivers on
9. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 [Bizarre Creations /// Xbox LIVE Arcade]
For the uninitiated, Geometry Wars is arcade classic Asteroids
juiced on steroids. You’ll start playing after dinner and keep
muttering “one more game” until it’s time to shower for work the next
8. LittleBigPlanet [Media Molecule /// PS3]
This platformer will charm your socks off—and then bring them to life
as adorable puppets. Build your own levels and trade them with friends.
Revel in the varied fabrics and unmatched cuteness. Name your first
child “SackBoy,” your lil’ burlap buddy, regardless of its gender.
7. Rock Band 2 [Harmonix Music Systems /// Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2]
The king of rhythm games only had itself to dethrone. Go on tour and
sleep in your own bed each night—the rock musician’s true fantasy.
6. Grand Theft Auto IV [Rockstar North /// Xbox 360, PS3, PC]
Following the triumphs and travails of Eastern-European immigrant Niko
Bellic offers players a fascinating exploration of what happens when
the American Dream gets a little too real.