Glossary

Army of Two

Army of Two

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Army of Two is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Electronic Arts, released on March 6, 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The game is centered upon two mercenaries fighting through war, political turmoil, and a conspiracy from 1993 to 2009. Focusing on cooperative strategies, Army of Two's main feature is the necessity to use coordinated teamwork to accomplish the game's goals. While the game is meant to be played with another human as a partner, a "Part…

Aether

Aether

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Publishers: Armor Games

Aether is a video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel and published by Armor Games, released on September 3, 2008. Players control a lonely boy and an octopus-like monster that the boy encounters, solving puzzles on different planets to restore them from monochrome to color. The pair travel through space by swinging on clouds and asteroids with the monster's elongated tongue, searching other planets for life to which the boy can relate. It is also a part of The Basement Collection.…

Aquia

Aquia

Release date: 2008

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: Nintendo

Aquia, known as Aquite in Europe and Aquario in Japan, is a puzzle video game developed by Skip Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare digital distribution service. It was released at the launch of the Nintendo DSi and DSiWare service on April 5, 2009 in North America.

Aurora: The Secret Within

Aurora: The Secret Within

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: Lexicon Entertainment

Aurora: The Secret Within is a 2008 adventure game developed by Italian company BluMiAl Studio and published by Lexicon Entertainment.

Armored Core: For Answer

Armored Core: For Answer

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers:

Armored Core: For Answer is a 3D vehicular combat mecha-based video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the 13th installment of FromSoftware's Armored Core series. Armored Core: For Answer is the direct sequel to Armored Core 4, and takes place around ten years later.

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Release date: 2008

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Nintendo

Animal Crossing: City Folk, known in Europe and Oceania as Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City, is a 2008 life simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii console and the third game in the Animal Crossing series. It is also one of the first titles that was re-released as a part of the Nintendo Selects collection in 2011. In City Folk, the player character lives in a rural village populated with anthropomorphic animals, taking part in various activities such as collect…

American McGee's Grimm

American McGee's Grimm

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: GameTap

American McGee's Grimm is a 23-part episodic video game series based upon Grimm's Fairy Tales, designed by American McGee, developed by Spicy Horse and distributed online initially by GameTap starting July 31, 2008. Grimm was originally thought to resemble the warped fairy tale style of American McGee's Alice, but the art style appears to be much more child-friendly and simplistic. Grimm is written and executive-produced by the same person as American McGee's Alice, R. J. Berg. The original anno…

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune

Release date: 2008

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Zoo Games

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune is a third-person shooter video game developed by Big Blue Bubble and published by Zoo Games for Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2, becoming a Nintendo exclusive in Europe. It is the latest home console game in the Army Men series and the only one to be released on seventh-generation platforms. It is a major departure from prior games in the series in that players assume the role of a child who plays with toy soldiers instead of the toy soldiers themselves, sh…

Arkanoid DS

Release date: 2008

Genres: Breakout

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Arkanoid DS is a breakout video game developed by Taito and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. It was released on June 18, 2008.

Age of Booty

Age of Booty

Release date: 2008

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Publishers: Capcom

Age of Booty is a real-time strategy video game developed by Certain Affinity and published by Capcom for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows. Set in the swashbuckling era, the game puts the players in the control of a pirate ship with the goal of looting and capturing towns for a pirate faction, while defeating the enemy ships on the way.

Aces of the Galaxy

Aces of the Galaxy

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Aces of the Galaxy is a downloadable rail shooter, developed by Artech Digital Entertainment and published by Sierra Online for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game was released on June 4, 2008. The Windows version is available on Steam.

Atlantica Online

Atlantica Online

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Valofe

Atlantica Online is a free-to-play (F2P) 3D tactical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by NDOORS Corporation. The game is currently published by Valofe. The game's primary setting is a fantasy-themed alternate history Earth composed of a diverse blend of historical, cultural, allegorical, and mythological elements. The game world is primarily modeled after real-world geography with accessible locations on six of the seven continents as well as the mythical floati…

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: City Interactive

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer, also known as Art of Murder 2, is an adventure game developed and published by City Interactive and is the second installment in the Art of Murder series. Although it was published by City Interactive in 2008, the American version of the game was not published until 2009.

Aion

Aion

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Aion: The Tower of Eternity (Korean: 아이온: 영원의 탑) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released by NCSOFT. The game combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment. As of May 20, 2009, Aion had 3.5 million subscribers in Asia. AION's first major expansion pack was released to North America and Europe on September 7, 2010 under the name AION: Assault on Balaurea. On February 29, 2012 AION changed publisher in Europe while North Ameri…

Ai Space

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ai Space Production Committee

Ai Space (officially stylized as ai sp@ce) is a Japanese virtual 3D massively multiplayer online social game (MMOSG) developed by several companies that formed the Ai Space Production Committee which was launched on October 15, 2008 for Windows PCs, despite an earlier announcement of a Q3 2008 release. Beta testing commenced between mid-September and mid-October 2008. Primary development was handled by Headlock, and Dwango provided the world's infrastructure and Internet service. Dwango's subsid…

Animal Boxing

Animal Boxing

Release date: 2008

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Destineer, Gammick Entertainment

Animal Boxing is a video game developed by Spanish studio Akaoni Studio.It was published by Destineer as a physical release for all of the Nintendo DS family and by Gammick Entertainment as a DSiWare digital title. The game involves boxing with over 50 various animals by using the touchscreen; the game is played with the DS held upside down so that the touchscreen is above. In single player mode, players control a customizable human, while in multiplayer mode, which can be played with others usi…

Age of Conan

Age of Conan

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Future Publishing

Age of Conan: Unchained (formerly known as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures) is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Funcom and published by Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows in 2008. Age of Conan is the first installment in the planned Age of Conan series. Age of Conan takes place within the continent of the Hyborian kingdoms, a year after the events depicted in Robert E. Howard's Conan novel The Hour of the Dragon.

A Kingdom for Keflings

A Kingdom for Keflings

Release date: 2008

Genres: Management

Publishers: Microsoft Studios

A Kingdom for Keflings is a video game developed by NinjaBee for the Xbox Live Arcade which was released on November 19, 2008.

Airport Mania

Release date: 2008

Genres: Management

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Reflexive Entertainment, Lemon Games

Airport Mania: First Flight is a 2008 time management game, that was jointly created by Reflexive Entertainment and South Wind Games. The player has to manage the wants of the planes as they come in for landings. The game shifts through eight different airports of play, and the levels have different challenges including a presidential plane (which has to land very quickly). Airport Mania was released on iOS in April 2008 and during that year reached the number 1 overall ranking in iTunes in 12 c…

A Second Face

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

A Second Face is an independently produced adventure game that was created by German developer Jospin Le Woltaire in 2008 and released as freeware. It contains elements of fantasy but also science-fiction, however it also unifies them with elements of classic Cyberpunk and overtones of Enlightenment Thought.