2008 was unquestionably a bumper year for gaming. From the cultural phenomenon of Grand Theft Auto IV to the cinematic luxury of the latest Metal Gear Solid, the number of high-profile releases was truly staggering. It is therefore unsurprising that a few games managed to slip through the cracks. Some of these games were overlooked by the buying public, while others were unfairly dismissed by critics. Some were overshadowed by a rival in the same genre. Whatever the reason, they all share one thing in common — they should have been bigger hits!
We highlight the year’s most underrated games across all formats. In addition to presenting our case for each game, we have also included buying information and links to the original reviews (including the occasions when we got it wrong). If this year’s Triple A titles left you with a slight hollow feeling, read on to discover what you should have been playing.