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The best games on show at The Games Convention 2008

by Steven Williamson on 26 August 2008, 12:54

Tags: Mirrors Edge, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, DS, PS3, Wii

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Best of the best from Leipzig

Voted for by the attendees at this year's Games Convention 2008, the "Best of GC" are the best of the best on show at Leipzig.

The winners are:

In the category Best PC Game:

SPORE - Electronic Arts


In "Spore", Will Wright lets players create their own species and send them off on a journey through five billion years of evolutionary history. In the process, he succeeds in combining elements from casual, strategy, role-play and action simulations into a single game - and opens the door to a games galaxy in which all living elements are designed by the players themselves. "Spore" is at the same time both complex and comprehensible and will have an inspirational effect on video game development for many years to come.

In the category Best Xbox 360 Game:

MIRROR'S EDGE - Electronic Arts


"Mirror's Edge" sends its title heroine "Faith" off into a modern police state full of contrasting colours and vertiginous architecture. The special achievement of the action adventure is to cloak the player particularly closely in the skin of his or her avatar. Acrobatic leaps, fierce close combat and the character's increasing exhaustion are almost physically perceptible.

In the category Best PSP Game:

RESISTANCE: RETRIBUTION -
Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland


This makes it official at last: shooters for out and about can be fun. With outstanding visuals, in "Resistance: Retribution" neither the small console nor the gamer can take a breather till Europe has been liberated from an extraterrestrial fleet of invaders. It also includes a multiplayer setting for up to eight players.

In the category Best PS3 Game:

LITTLE BIG PLANET -
Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland


Sony brings new life to an old genre, the laterally scrolling platformer. It also adds both a social and a creative element to the console world: the gamer community becomes the developer community. "Little Big Planet" comes with a convincingly vivid backdrop and almost unlimited possibilities with entertaining level structure.

In the category Best Wii Game:

SKATE IT - Electronic Arts


The Wii Fit Balance Board can do much more than just aerobics and yoga: by shifting weight and skilful use of the Nunchuk, the player carries out the most amazing tricks in (four) virtual roles. A genuine skater feel is created on the run through half-pipes and over ramps. "Skate it" gives an authentic and original recreation of the trend sport and benefits from the special features of the Nintendo console.