Time reveals top 10 games of 2008

GTA IV best, Braid second, LBP third.

Time Magazine has held Grand Theft Auto IV aloft as the best game of 2008.

"It's a grade-A shoot-'em-up that doubles as an interactive novel and triples as a sly critique of American consumer culture," said the influential publication.

Acclaimed Xbox Live Arcade platformer Braid was hailed as the second best game of the year, followed by Sony pin-up LittleBigPlanet.

Rock Band 2 filled fourth in a top 10 devoid of any Guitar Hero whatsoever.

Predictably, and justifiably, Gears of War 2 was there at five, trailed by two controversial inclusions: Dead Space and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Both received 7/10 here on Eurogamer, you may remember.

Flash game Hunted Forever, which we've never heard of, took eight, and Fieldrunners - apparently the best of the iPod and iPhone bunch - was at nine.

The last of the list was Spore, which we'd forgotten about actually. Sorry, Will.

What? No Metal Gear Solid? No Mario Kart? No Wii Fit? No Fable II? No Wrath of the Lich King? No Fallout 3? No Professor Layton? No so on and so forth?

There are plenty that missed the list, which is why we've opened a reader survey to find out what you think are the best games of 2008.

Head over to our big old survey to vote for your favourites; no vote, no voice, or something.

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