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Fable II named Telegraph’s best game of 2008

Ben Parfitt
UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph this weekend published its extensive 50 Best Games of 2008 list, and Microsoft and Lionhead’s Fable II was the paper’s pick of the bunch for standout titles over the last 12 months.

The hardcore centric list leads with two of the year’s biggest RPGs – with Bethesda’s Fallout 3 trailing Fable II by just one place.

Also troubling the Top Ten were the likes of Microsoft’s Gears of War 2, Rockstar’s Gradn Theft Auto IV, Rising Star’s No More Heroes and EA’s Left 4 Dead.

In fact, it was a good haul for EA, with the publisher leading its competitors with an impressive nine entries in the listing, which included praise for the likes Rock Band 2, Left 4 Dead, Dead Space, FIFA 09 and Mirror’s Edge.

The list was also good reading for Sony, which despite often being accused of having a weak year in terms of first party software bettered both its platform holding competitors with seven entries in The Telegraph’s list – both Microsoft and Nintendo managed just four.

The Telegraph’s Top 50 in full:

1.    Fable II (Microsoft)
2.    Fallout 3 (Bethesda)
3.    LittleBigPlanet (Sony)
4.    RockBand 2 (EA)
5.    Gears of War 2 (Microsoft)
6.    Spore (EA)
7.    Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar)
8.    No More Heroes (Rising Star)
9.    Left 4 Dead (EA)
10.    Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
11.    Dead Space (EA)
12.    Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft)
13.    God of War: Chains of Olympus (Sony)
14.    Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami)
15.    FIFA 09 (EA)
16.    Patapon (Sony)
17.    Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard)
18.    Sins of a Solar Empire (Kalypso)
19.    Super Smash Bros Brawl (Nintendo)
20.    Siren Blood Curse (Sony)
21.    Mirror’s Edge (EA)
22.    Prince of Persia (Ubisoft)
23.    Resistance 2 (Sony)
24.    LocoRoco 2 (Sony)
25.    Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Rockstar)
26.    The World Ends With You (Square Enix)
27.    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure (Capcom)
28.    Saints Row 2 (THQ)
29.    De Blob (THQ)
30.    Tomb Raider: Underworld (Eidos)
31.    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (EA)
32.    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (EA)
33.    Pure (Disney Interactive)
34.    Civilization Revolution (2K Games)
35.    Tom Clancy’s EndWar (Ubisoft)
36.    Viking: Battle for Asgard (Sega)
37.    Burnout Paradise (EA)
38.    Lost Odyssey (Microsoft)
39.    Condemned 2: Bloodshot (Sega)
40.    Race Driver GRID (Codemasters)
41.    Devil may Cry 4 (Capcom)
42.    LEGO Batman (Warner)
43.    Viva Pinata (Microsoft)
44.    MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (Sony)
45.    Boom Blox (EA)
46.    Soul Calibur IV (Namco Bandai)
47.    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (Sega)
48.    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo)
49.    Ninja Gaiden II (Microsoft)
50.    Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)

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