2008 was another eventful year in the video game industry, with several significant events, including:
The launch of Grand Theft Auto IV: Grand Theft Auto IV, an open-world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North, was released in 2008 for multiple platforms. The game was praised for its graphics, storytelling, and immersive world.
The release of LittleBigPlanet: LittleBigPlanet, a puzzle-platformer developed by Media Molecule, was released in 2008 for the PlayStation 3. The game introduced a level editor that allowed players to create and share their own levels, making it a pioneer in user-generated content in gaming.
The launch of the Xbox 360 NXE: Microsoft launched the New Xbox Experience (NXE) in 2008, a significant update to the Xbox 360’s user interface. The update introduced new features, such as the ability to install games to the hard drive and access to streaming services like Netflix.
The rise of mobile gaming: Mobile gaming continued to gain popularity in 2008, with the release of games like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, which would become classics of the mobile gaming era.
The financial crisis: The global financial crisis of 2008 also had an impact on the video game industry, with several high-profile studio closures and layoffs.
Overall, 2008 was a year of contrasts for the video game industry, with the launch of influential games like Grand Theft Auto IV and LittleBigPlanet, significant updates to consoles like the Xbox 360, and the rise of mobile gaming alongside the challenges posed by the global financial crisis.
Video Games Released in 2008:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2008 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.