PC Games in 2009 and Best Of 2008

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Back here after a long time , wanted to share this here.

Best Games Of 2008
  • Assassins Creed
  • Brothers in Arms : Hells Highway
  • BattleField BadCompany
  • Call Of Duty : World At War [War , FPS]
  • Crysis WarHead
  • Crysis Wars
  • Dead Space
  • Fable 2
  • FarCry 2 [FPS]
  • FEAR Perseus Mandate
  • GTA 4
  • Fallout 3
  • Gears Of War 2 [TPS]
  • James Bond - Quantum of Solace
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Lost Planet Extreme Condition
  • Mass Effect
  • Prince Of Persia
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Spiderman Web of Shadows
  • Stalker Clear Sky
  • Tom Clancys EndWar
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • World Of Goo


Racing 2008
  • GRID
  • Flatout Ultimate Carnage [Car Crashing :rofl:]
  • Need For Speed : Undercover
  • Pure

RPG 2008
  • Command And Conquer Red Alert 3
  • World Of Warcraft : Wrath Of The Lich King
  • WarHammer Online :Age Of Reckoning

Sports 2008
  • Fifa 09
  • Madden 09
  • NBA 2K9
  • PES 2009


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Whats To Look Out in 2009

  • Burnout Paradise
  • Prey 2

January 09
  • A Stroke of Fate
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
  • January 6 - Saints Row 2 - Win
  • January 9 - The Lord of the Rings: Conquest - PS3, Win, X360, DS
  • January 13 - Mirror's Edge - Win
  • January 27 - MLB Front Office Manager - PS3, Win, X360
  • January 29 - Shellshock 2: Blood Trails - PS3, Win, X360

February 09
  • Bionic Commando
  • Clutch
  • Codename: Panzers - Cold War
  • Diablo III
  • Quake Live
  • The Godfather II
  • February 10 - F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin - PS3, Win, X360
  • February 10 - X-Blades - PS3, Win, X360
  • February 20 - The Sims 3 - Win
  • February 24 - Damnation - PS3, Win, X360

March 2009
  • March 3 - This is Vegas - PS3, Win, X360
  • March 31 - Highlander: The Game - PS3, Win, X360

May 2009
  • May 1 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine - NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360, PSP

Source Links

2008 in video gaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_in_video_gaming

2009 in video gaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_in_video_gaming

Games of 2008 reasons why it’s worth to be a pcgamer
URL=http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2008/

Games of 2009 reasons why it’s worth to be a pcgamer
URL="http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2009/
games of 2010 reasons why it’s worth to be a pcgamer
URL=http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2010/

If i am missing something please add. :)

List Games for 2009 , will update time line in first post as i get them :)

Source :
Games of 2009 reasons why it’s worth to be a pcgamer
URL="http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2009/


STRATEGY


Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Empire: Total War

Finally! Total War is heading into XVIII century. With naval combat!

SIMS 3

Jagged Alliance 3
Jagged Alliance series is pure turn-based perfection. now it returns running on highly modified Silent Storm engine and developed by F3 Games( new developer composed of veteran Russian developers, including ex-Nival people)

Disciples III: Renaissance
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy was one of best turn-based fantasy strategy games of last few years. It was released in 2002,around the same time such “monsters” from this subgenre like Heroes4,Age of Wonders 2 and Etherlords were released. And yet it stood proudly next to them and secured it’s place as one of premier franchises of this type. Now it’s back in full 3D and done by Akella.

Anno 1404
Anno 1701 got 7.6 from Gamespot

Hearts of Iron III
Hearts of Iron 2 scored 8.3 from Gamespot

Majesty 2 – The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
Sequel to 8.8 fantasy management strategy.

League of Legends: Clash of Fates
The makers of the Defense of the Ancients decided a mod wasn’t enough and the result it this: their first commercial game, expanding on DOTA concept

Cities XL
City Life turned out be a very good(7.8 from GS) city-builder that achieved quitenice financial success, so now Monte Cristo is preparting a follow up with much bigger budget and increased depth (in atempt to satisfy SimCity fans who were dissapointed by Sim City Societies)

Dawn of War 2
Sequel to 8.8 RTS

Demigod
New strategy game from GasPoweredGames, makers of Supreme Commander(8.7), a mix of RTS and RPG gameplay heavily inspired by DoA mod for Warcraft3

Battleforge
A hybrid of RTS and card-game from creators of Spellforce series

Solium Infernum
New strategy card game from maker of Armageddon Empires(87/100 Average on Metacritic)

Hegemony: Philip of Macedon
From makers of Tread Marks(76% at GR)

Star Trek Supremacy
A 4X game that’s a follow up to Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
Second add-on to Company of Heroes (the original game got 9.0 from Gamespot and the first add-on scored 8.0)

Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment
First mini-expansion to one of best strategy games of recent years (9.0 from Gamespot)

ADVENTURE

Gray Matter
New adventure game from the empress of the genre: Jane Jansen (creator of Gabriel Knight series)

Still Life 2

Finally a sequel to one of most loved adventure games in recent years (9.0 at Adventuregamers).

Gobliiins 4

Sequel to classic adventure series, it’s being designed by a small indie dev run by Pierre Gilhodes, the original creator of all three Goblins games

Mata Hari
Adventure game from 4Head (most well known for Europa 1400 (8.5) ), designed and written by Lucas Arts veterans: Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein ( guys behind Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade as well as legendary Indiana Jones games The Fate of Atlantis)

Heaven
An Adenture game from Stephan Martiniere(visual art director at Cyan where he worked on Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, Uru: The Path of the Shell and Myst 5), Dylan Cole(who worked on the films Superman Returns, Daredevil and The Chronicles of Riddick) and former employees from Digital Domain( James Cameron’s special effects company)

Memento Mori
New adventure game from Anaconda label.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

Mozart

Alternativa
Cyberpunk adventure from makers of Memento Mori in c.lassic point&click s.tyle using 2.5D engine with non-linear story and alternative storylines.

Art of Murder 2: Hunt for the Puppeteer
Sequel to an adventure game that got 7.0 from Adventuregamers

Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual
Archeological adventure game from makers of Art of Murder ( 7.0 from Adventuregamers)

Culpa Innata 2: Chaos Rising
The first one got 7.5 from Gamespot

Untitled Fushiosphere title
Adventure game that takes place in Asia in 30s, from makers of Secret Files Tunguska series

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Machinarium
First full lenght adventure from Amanita Design (makers of marvelous Samorost 1-2)

The Whispered World

Emerald City Confidential

A noir adventure game set in a world inspired by Wizard of OZ, designed and written by Dave Gilbert (maker of Shivah and Blackwell series)

The Path
From makers of Endless Forest

Resonance

First commercial game from maker the incredible freeware adventure game “What Linus Bruckman Sees When His Eyes Are Closed”

Love
” First-person-not-so-massively-multiplayer- online-procedural-adventure-game” :)

Dead Mountaineer Hotel
Last-Express like adventure game(meaning non-linear, NPC have AIs, goals, daily routines and walk freely over the gameworld) based on Strugacki Brothers’ novel, made by Akella.

Kaptain Brawe
Indie oldschool comedy adventure game

Ceville

RPGs

Dragon Age
Bioware next epic

Diablo 3

Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Finally a new game based of DarkEye pen and paper RPG (previously used in wonderful Realms of Arkania series)

Dropship
A turn-based SF wargame with RPG elements developed by ex-Troika guys using the Source engine

Warrior Epic

Reluctant Hero
An innovative RPG that follows entire career of your character, till his very death from old age. By makers of Kult:Heretic Kingdoms (74% at Gamerankings)

Eschalon: Book2

Kivi’s Underworld
A casual hack and slash game from makers of Depths of Peril

Untitled Carbine Studios MMORPG
Carbine is a team composed of RPG veterans(including Blizzard ones) like Tim Cain
(one of creators of Fallout and Arcanum) and Jeremy Gaffney (founder of Turbine)

Age of Decadence
Hardcore indie RPG

The Broken Hourglass
An old-school Baldurs Gate 2-like RPG, done by Planewalker Games-indie team consisting of cRPG modders, lead by Jason Compton (the best BG2 modder, he did wonders to NPC and party members dynamic interaction). The game takes place in Tolmira (sword-and-sorcery setting, which PlaneWalker licensed) has isometric perspective, unlimited party, complex party-to-party interactions, lots of good old-school roleplaying and real-time with pause combat system

Risen
New RPG IP from creators of Gothic franchise

King’s Bounty: The Princess
First add-on.

Star Trek Online

SIMULATION

Storm of War: Battle of Britain
From makers of Il2 Sturmovik

Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark
Heli sim from Eagle Dynamics, best known for Flanker 2.0 (8.7 from GS)

Jet Thunder
Historical air combat sim from Thunder Works

Fighter Ops

Jumpgate Evolution
A sequel to space sim MMO that got 8.6 from Gamespoit

Infinity: The Quest for Earth
MMO space simulator with huge procedurally generated universe

Universe Online
A space sim MMO from team of MMO veterans( Colony studios is composed of people who worked on Eve, Wow and others MMOs)

Microsoft Train Simulator 2
Finaly a sequel to one best train sims ever made( 8.2from GS), this time it
will be made by AcES (company responsible for Flight Simulator series) using
their Flight Simulator X engine

Rise of Flight
A WWI sim.

Steel beasts 2
The follow-up to most realistic and hardcore tank sim ever. First one\ got 8.8.

Seven-G
Indie F-18 Flight Sim.

PUZZLE

Subversion

Fourth Introversion game (after Uplink, Darwinia and Defcon)

Overflow
New fluid-centered puzzle game from makers of The Odyssey: Winds of Athena(8.0 from Gametunnel)

ACTION

Ground Branch
Tactical shooter from Blackfoot( which is composed of RainbowSix, Rogue Spear and Ghost Recon leads)

Delta Force: Angel Falls

Shattered Horizon
Muliplayer FPS that takes place in zero gravity setting from Futuremark

Natural Selection 2
Commercial Source-based sequel to one of best mp MODS

Naumachia - Space Warfare
A multiplayer space battle sim in which you can start piloting individual fighters with standard FPS controls (mouse/keyboard) and then when your rank advances it’s possible to command capital ships and their fighter squadrons with a dedicated RTS-like interface. Developed by people who previously made Specialist mod for first Half-life

Untitled Konjak game
Konjak is the guy who made the great Chalk and Noitu Love 2

Chrome 2
Original Chrome was good(7.2) FPS shooter that had lots of unrealized potential. Since then Techland has been consistently improving and their last title:XPandRally has 85% average at GameRankings we can propably expect good things from this game

Lone Wolf: Flight from the Dark
Action-adventure based on legendary “Choose your own adventure” gamebook series

Alien Swarm: Infested
AlienSwarm was one of very best and definitly the most original UnrealTournament2004 mods ever. Now the sequel is coming as commercial game running on Valve’s Source engine

Global Agenda
Tactical MMOFPS running on Unreal Engine 3.0

FinnWars 2
Commercial follow-up to one of best Battlefield1942 mods ever made.

Zeno Clash
Fantasy FPP action game running on Source engine

Ascension
Freeware spiritual successor to Tribes, created by the team that made the Renegade mod for Tribes, Tribes2 and Tribes: Vengeance

They Hunger: Lost Souls
Original Hunger was THE best single-player mod for Half-life. Now the team returns with commercial follow up based on Source engine

Sugar Rush
Online arena combat game from Klei Entertainment (indie dev responsible for Eets)

Americas Army 3
This version will run on Unreal Engine 3.0

Mafia 2
At last! A sequel to one of very best (9.3) action games ever made.

Resident Evil 5

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Mirror’s Edge
DICE’s new first-person action adventure game

Necrovision
FPS from Farm21(company created by people who worked on games like Painkiller or MOH: Allied Assault), running on heavily upgraded Painkiller engine

The Crossing
Source based shooter mixing singleplayer and multiplayer. Developed by Arkane Studios( Arx Fatalis, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic) and Half-Life 2’s art director

Dungeon Hero
From Firefly studios (makers of great Stronghold series and medicore Stronghold: Legends and CivCity, we’ll see how they do here)

Alpha Protocol
Spy-themed action RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, makers of Knights of the Old Republic 2(8.5) and Neverwineter Nights 2 (8.6)

Divinity 2
Sequel to one of best action-rpgs ever(8.6 at GS), running on Gamebryo 2.0 engine
(Oblivion, Gothic3, Guild2 all used it)

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
What Pandemic did to Star Wars with their Battlefront series they will now do to Tolkien’s world giving us a multiplayer-centered action game.

Tom Clancy’s HAWX
Arcade flight game from Ubisoft

Splinter Cell 5

Aliens: Colonial Marines
FPS from Gearbox (known for Brothers in Arms series)

Borderlands
Post apocalyptic shooter from Gearbox (makers of Brothers in Arms series)

Totems
Action-adventure from the makers of Outcast

RAGE

Agency
Spy-themed action MMO from SOE

Lord of Creatures
Made by lead designers of Commandos and Commandos2.

Operation Flashpoint 2

Armed Assault 2

Precursors
An open ended action/rpg game which takes action in space and on planets(think STALKER mixed with Privateer), from makers of BoilingPoint

Battlestations: Pacific
Sequel to Battlestations: Midway (7.9 from Gamespot)

The Secret World
A MMO from makers of Age of Conan and Longest Journey franchise

Stormrise
Post apocalyptic RTS from Creative Assembly (makers of Total War series)

The Last Remnant
Epic RPG from Tri-Ace, makers of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile series

DC Universe Online
Superhero MMO from Sony Online Entertainment (Everquest 1-2, Planetside, Star Wars Galaxies)

FEAR 2: Project Origin
Sequel to FEAR (9.1 from GS)

Project Offset

A fantasy FPS from makers of Savage(which won Indie GOTY 2003)

Alan Wake
A psychological thriller from makers of Max Payne series

Duke Nukem Forever

Sky Gods
A tactical shooter from BlackfootStudios(made by Red Storm veterans), bassicaly this is a smaller game that will provide funding for Ground Branch as well as be a testing ground for the tech and gameplay ideas,

Godfather 2
The first one was scored 8.1 by Gamespot

Singularity
FPS from Raven Soft.

Wolfenstein

Burnout Paradise
Port of a great arcade racer that got 9.0 from Gamespot

White Gold: War in Paradise
FPS/RPG hybrid that’s a successor to Boiling Point.

Bionic Commando

Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures

Street Fighter IV

Saints Row 2
The first Saints Row got 8.3 from Gamespot.

Project Owlboy
Retro platformer

Overlord 2
First one got 7.5 from Gamespot

DiRT 2
The first one got 8.3 from Gamespot

Return to Mysterious Island 2
The first one got 8.0 from Adventuregamers and 7.3 from Gamespot.

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
A remake of 9.3 FPS with additional single-player and multiplayer content.

Fuel
Open-world racing game from Codemasters

Venetica
Roleplaying game from Deck13, makers of Anhk (7.3 from GS) and Jack Keane (7.0 from GS)

A New Beginning

Section 8
Unreal 3.0-based FPS from makers of Kohan trilogy(which got 8.6, 7.7 and the last one for 8.5 from GS)

Postal 3

Runaway 3: A Twist of FateHero

Arcania: A Gothic Tale
This game is effectively a Gothic 4.It’s tainted with plenty of drama with Gothic 1-3 developer breaking away from the publisher, which resulted in other developer (Spellbound), but at the very least it will be interesting to see how it will compare to Pyranha Bytes’ (Gothic creators) own RPG

Prototype

Champions Online
A Superhero MMORPG from Cryptic, makers of City of Heroes (8.4 from Gamespot) and City of Villains (8.2 from GS)

Deus Ex 3

Unnamed Ferrari Project

Blimey games (makers of GTR2 and GT Legends) are preparing this game on brand new engine
and they also hired Richard Burns Rally physics coder to create the physics engine for it.

Huxley
A MMO FPS from Webzen running on UE3.0

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