Picking the 2008 Best Shooter Ever was incredibly difficult. There were quite a few titles aiming for the number one spot, and each one is deserving of recognition. Battlefield: Bad Company and Crysis Warhead showed that people would blow up anything just to see what it looked like exploding. Multiplatform games like Call of Duty: World at War and Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway confirmed once again that no matter how much gamers complain about WWII games, they’ll still buy them... as long as they’re good. Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2 gave their respective console owners an exclusive to brag about, while Far Cry 2 treated players on every system to a new kind of first-person shooter experience. How well developed and fun to play Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 took us all by surprise, but it still missed the mark when vying for Best Ever.
After all the dust settled and the bodies were counted, only one game was still standing. With a shot heard ‘round the world, our 2008 Best Shooter Ever did everything it could to make sure it was number one with a bullet.