Diehard GameFAN’s 2008 Gaming Awards Nominees List!

Happy Holidays everyone! Although most of you are off with family, loved ones or presents today, we’re releasing the nominees for Diehard GameFAN’s Best of 2008 Gaming Awards today! For each of the 31 categories below, we chose five games that we felt were the best of the best in 2008. We will also choose the best csgo gambling sites with no deposit. For system specific awards, a game had to be a system exclusive in order to get nominated. We’ve included links to each nominee’s review, so take a look at see what you might have missed throughout the year that’s still worth purchasing and playing.

Look for the award winners and our staff commentaries on 2008 at the beginning of the new year!




Game of the Year
Valkyria Chronicles The Lost Crown Gears of War 2 Endless Ocean Metal Gear Solid 4
System of the Year
Nintendo Wii Playstation 3 Nintendo DS Microsoft Xbox 360 The PC
PS3 Game of the Year
Disgaea 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 Valkyria Chronicles Resistance 2 Siren: Blood Curse
360 Game of the Year
Guilty Gear 2: Overture Gears of War 2 Infinite Undiscovery Culdcept Saga Ninja Gaiden 2
Wii Game of the Year
Endless Ocean Blast Works Samba De Amigo Boom Blox Lostwinds
PC Game of the Year
The Lost Crown Reel Deal Casino: Gold Rush Nikopol The Sinking Island The Political Machine
PS2 Game of the Year
Yakuza 2 DDR Revolution X Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis World Heroes Anthology
Nintendo DS Game of the Year
Theresia Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness The World Ends With You Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
PSP Game of the Year
Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 Fading Shadows Wild Arms XF God of War: Chains of Olympus Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
Sports Game of the Year
MLB Power Pros 2008 NHL ’09 Little League World Series NBA 2K9 NCAA Football ’09
Fighting Game of the Year
Soul Calibur IV Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Castlevania: Judgment King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
RPG of the Year
Disgaea 3 Valkyria Chronicles Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness The World Ends With You Fallout 3

First Person Game of the Year
Left 4 Dead Call of Duty: World At War Condemned 2: Bloodshot Penumbra: Black Plague Theresia
Traditional Shooter of the Year
Castle Shikigami 3 Metal Slug 7 Blast Works Nanostray 2 Geometery Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Action Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto IV Saint’s Row 2 Metal Gear Solid 4 Ninja Gaiden 2 Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Adventure Game of the Year
The Lost Crown Nikopol Theresia The Sinking Island Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People: Homestar Ruiner

Puzzle Game of the Year
N+ Bubble Bobble: Double Shot Pipe Mania Arkanoid Boom Blox
Best Re-Make/Re-Release of 2008
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Kirby Superstar Ultra King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga Shining Force 2 Ikaruga HD
Best Downloadable Title
Toki Tori Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People: Homestar Ruiner Siren: Blood Curse Lostwinds

Best Platformer of the Year
Lostwinds Toki Tori Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty Wario Land: Shake It! Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Subspace Emissary

Best Horror Game of the Year
Penumbra: Black Plague Dead Space Theresia The Lost Crown Siren: Blood Curse
Best All-Ages Game of the Year
Endless Ocean Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hi! Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge Arkanoid The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Worst Game of the Year
TNA Impact Alone in the Dark (Wii) Miami Nights: Single in the City Margot’s Word Brain Euroleague Basketball Manager
Character of the Year
Solid Snake (MGS4, SSBB) Pokemon (Pokemon Ranger 2, PMD2, Platinum, SSBB) Strong Bad (SBCGFAP Episodes I-V) Shanoa (CV: J, CV: OOE) Coffin Maker (Baroque)
Story of the Year
Nikopol The Sinking Island The Lost Crown Yakuza 2 Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People: Homestar Ruiner
Best Graphics
Gears of War 2 Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe The World Ends With You Nikopol God of War: Chains of Olympus
Best Audio
Endless Ocean Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga Samba De Amigo Baroque
Best Gameplay
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Blast Works Saint’s Row 2 The Sinking Island Metal Gear Solid 4
Best Racing/Driving Game of the Year
Midnight Club LA Nascar ’09 Mario Kart Wii GRID Burnout Paradise
Best Party/Multiplayer game
LOL Super Smash Bros. Brawl Gears of War 2 Mario Kart Wii Left 4 Dead

Best Rhythm/Bemani Game
Rock Band 2 DDR Hottest Party 2 DDR Revolution X Singstar Battle of the Bands

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