PSU's Top 10 Multiplatformers of 2008
- Posted January 12th, 2008 at 01:17 EDT by PSU Staff
- 70 Comments
2007 was one of the greatest years in recent memory for the world of video games. Many blockbuster titles were released from almost every genre thinkable. Halo 3 broke sales records, Uncharted brought a beautiful world to life, and Super Mario Galaxy brought the kid out of everyone. All of these games were exclusive and that’s where the problem lies. PSU.com is here to give you its top 10 games that we’re looking forward to most in 2008. We have narrowed this list down to only multi-platform titles, that way every reader can take interest in it. We’ve also included 3 runner-ups that just barely missed the cut.
Our readers can fully expect our top 10 list of PS3 exclusive titles for 2008 coming soon.
Developer: Digital Extremes
Dark Sector was one of the first next gen titles announced for PlayStation 3 way back in E3 2004. Then in 2006, the game was shown having a completely revamped graphical style going from spaceship sci-fi to a gritty post Chernobyl Eastern USSR .
Gamers will play as the CIA Agent named Hayden Tenno who is sent to an Eastern Europe city named Lasria to extract information. While there, Hayden is attacked by an unknown enemy and awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection, granting him inhuman abilities.
Based on our hands on time with the game, we'd have to say that Dark Sector will be one of the better 3rd person shooters to release this year. Combining eeiry sounds, beautiful blood filled graphics, and a great science fiction storyline, this is definitely a title to keep an eye on.
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Developed by Kaos Studios
If you thought you couldn’t be fed anymore oil propaganda than you have already, you’re only kidding yourself. Frontlines: Fuel of War is just that. A game based around WWIII and the eventual fight for whatever little is left of the pure black gold substance. Countries would inevitably kill for it and you’re about to start doing just that. What this game comes down to is the Western Coalition Army Vs the Red Star Alliance. Prepare for some heavy hitting action both off and online.
With offline play featuring a non-linear format where you’re allowed to complete missions however you’d like so long as you complete the objectives and an online system that features 64 players per game, it’s almost guaranteed to be a title you can’t pass up. Even with a slew of war games released every year, this one looks to definitely set itself apart from the rest. If any of the top 10 games were to be removed, this would surely replace it.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
Developer: Monolith Productions
Condemned 2: Bloodshot is not for the faint of heart, nor the young and innocent. In a world where macabre environments reek with sadistic mutilated hobos, players must deal with their surroundings and investigate mysteries of missing persons including their lost partner.
Now if you are a fan of Condemned, you’ll be familiar with the creepy environments of the original; however instead of rundown subway stations and schools, players will now tour such locations as a flame engulfed Doll Factory. Dave Hasle, the games Senior Producer stated, “Because of the attention to detail and the in-depth storyline that we want to provide to the players, we are still mostly linear. We have opened up our environments though, to allow the player to move around complete environments to find more forensic events, to complete secondary objectives and even bonus or secret areas.”
Also other major improvements featured in Condemned 2 include:
- Ability to throw glass bottles, debris, bowling pins, etc
- Improved A.I. which will take cover and used ranged weapons
- Online Co-op and multiplayer modes including one called “Circle of Death”
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- 8:20pm EST - January 11th, 2008
can't wait for them!this will be the year of the ps3 and Blu-Ray!
- 8:39pm EST - January 11th, 2008
Sniperwithacause | Sniperwithacause
- 9:25pm EST - January 11th, 2008
- 9:36pm EST - January 11th, 2008
I am surprised DMC4 is way down their. But then again who didn't see GTAIV taking top spot, I didn't. XD
- 10:27pm EST - January 11th, 2008
Resident evil 5 and GTA IV both are console sellers despite of being multiplatform ,,,,, forget day 1 purchase for me its day 0 purchase lol
- 10:40pm EST - January 11th, 2008
i need to get a 2nd job soon.no way re5 comes out this year. it would be too crazy if it did.
- 10:41pm EST - January 11th, 2008
GTA IV is going to be the game for 2008. If I was any other developer, I would get my product out before that, or waaaay after it.
- 11:10pm EST - January 11th, 2008
Wasn't there an article earlier stating that Liberty City isn't as big as San Andreas, but just more complex? 1 whole hour to traverse the city? Crazy. Wait a sec. Is that 1 hour clock time or 1 hour game-clock time? Full throttle or by the speed limit? Ahhh! Too many questions, never enough answers.
- 12:35am EST - January 12th, 2008
i love it! ;)
- 1:32am EST - January 12th, 2008
Gta4 all de way!!! Eh rockstar actually said it takes one whole hour to WALK from one end to de other....if it was drivin it would be absolutely huge!!!!!!
- 1:36am EST - January 12th, 2008
All these games and exclusives!! I can't even afford to buy 50% of these!! :(
- 3:22am EST - January 12th, 2008
Battlefield bad company looks sweet. I'v been waiting for that game for a long, LONG time. GTA IV is going to be sweet!!!
- 3:31am EST - January 12th, 2008
Finally picked up the PS3 yesterday boys... So I'm looking forward to playing some of these online capable games with you guys.
- 3:33am EST - January 12th, 2008
GTA IV aint all dat doe, U CNT EVN MAKE UR OWN CHARACTER, WDF!!!, Saints Row 2 will kill it!!
- 5:54am EST - January 12th, 2008
soul 645 i disagree mate, in all the games that have used character creation the storyline is really weak because you have to cater for name changes an stuff, but by allowing you to customiaze a character already established (like you will be able 2 in gta) it keeps the storyline immersive.
- 6:19am EST - January 12th, 2008
Just8, I feel you're only half-right. Mass Effect allows for character creation and the story and game alone are magnificent. PS3 fans how refuse to or can't afford to buy the 360 as well, really missed out on a solid title. There have been a handful of games which have done fantastic things with character creation.
- 6:33am EST - January 12th, 2008
half of those shouldnt be multi thats the funny part lol
- 6:34am EST - January 12th, 2008
On my list Burnout would be a bit higher and a couple of the honorable mentions would have made it. Otherwise not too bad of a list.
- 6:37am EST - January 12th, 2008
every singal one of those games has to do with killing tho... sooo umm what happened to originality with the gaming industry im getting kinda sick of killing... but not at the same time lol... i want somthing unique thoo....
- 6:54am EST - January 12th, 2008
Dave, no disrespect, but keep the Xbox praise for xbox360achievements.org, or Xbox.com/forums. Not here.
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