Glossary

Gallop & Ride

Gallop & Ride

Release date: 2008

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: THQ

Gallop and Ride is a video game developed by Austrian studio Sproing Interactive Media GmbH and released by THQ on November 20, 2008 for the Wii.

Gradius ReBirth

Gradius ReBirth

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Konami

Gradius ReBirth (グラディウスリバース, Guradiusu Ribāsu) is a shoot 'em up video game for WiiWare developed by M2 and published by Konami. It is the latest installment in the Gradius series, and was released in Japan on September 2, 2008, and in North America on March 9, 2009, and in the PAL regions on July 3, 2009.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

Release date: 2008

Genres: Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a 2008 music rhythm video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It was released on the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 consoles, with Budcat Creations solely developing the PlayStation 2 port, Vicarious Visions solely developing the Wii port, and Aspyr solely publishing the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X ports. The game was released on June 26, 2008 in Europe, on June 29, 2008 in North America, August 6, 2008 in Australia and October 9, 2008 in Japan.…

Gyrostarr

Gyrostarr

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shoot 'em up

Publishers: High Voltage Software

Gyrostarr is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by High Voltage Software. It is one of several video games released only as WiiWare through the Wii Shop Channel, because of this, the game is no longer playable due to the shutdown of the Wii Shop Channel. It was released in North America on June 23, 2008.

GauntNet

Release date: 2008

Genres: Defense

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GauntNet is a Java-based tower defense game created by Landon Kryger and James Van Boxtel in a game design class at Washington State University's Computer Science Program. The game continues to gain popularity due to its multiplayer nature. The game sets itself apart from other multiplayer tower defense games since up to 8 players all play on the same board. In addition more than 40 different maps are playable making the maze and board size not fixed.

GTI Club+: Rally Côte d'Azur

GTI Club+: Rally Côte d'Azur

Release date: 2008

Genres: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: Konami

GTI Club+: Rally Côte d'Azur is the PlayStation 3 racing game by Konami. The arcade version itself is a remake of the original GTI Club released in 1996. GTI Club+ was ported in HD by Sumo Digital, a Foundation 9 Entertainment affiliate, and was released through the European PlayStation Store on 4 December 2008, and the North American Store on 15 January 2009, and the Japan Store on 25 February 2010. As of 2012, it is no longer available for purchase due to license expiration.

Gang Garrison 2

Gang Garrison 2

Release date: 2008

Genres: Multiplayer, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

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Gang Garrison 2 is an open-source indie video game "demake" of Valve's Team Fortress 2. Inspired by the 3D graphics of Team Fortress 2, it takes place in a 2D, 8-bit environment, while retaining its online multiplayer gameplay. The game was started by TIGSource.com users "mrfredman" and "MedO", with other users contributing to development. It was conceived as an entry into the 2008 TIGSource.com "Bootleg Demake" competition.

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

Release date: 2008

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Stardock

Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor, released April 30, 2008, is the second expansion pack to the turn-based strategy video game Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, following the first expansion pack Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar, released February 2007. It has been affirmed by the developer, Stardock, that this is to be the last expansion.

Garfield Gets Real

Garfield Gets Real

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action

Platforms: Nintendo DS

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Garfield Gets Real is an action video game for the Nintendo DS video game console based on the made-for-cinema CGI movie of the same name starring Garfield the Cat, developed by Zushi Games and published by Zoo Digital in the United Kingdom, and by Destination Software in North America. It was released on Nintendo DS in 2009. A Nintendo Wii version was planned but never released.

GoPets: Vacation Island

Release date: 2008

Genres: Pet

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Konami

GoPets: Vacation Island is a 2008 virtual pet video game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by 1st Playable Productions and Engine Software and published by Konami. It was based on the 2004 web version of the game, GoPets. It was criticized for having less variety than the web version, however, because it was cloud based, one would have the ability to allow their pets to 'roam', and allow other pets to roam to their island, which added some. Communication is done entirely through 'Iku', which…

Galcon

Galcon

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, PSP, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: galcon.com

Galcon is a series of real-time strategy video games for Android, iPhone, webOS, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Flash, which were developed by Phil Hassey. It is set in space and involves maneuvering fleets of ships to capture enemy planets.

Go! Go! Break Steady

Go! Go! Break Steady

Release date: 2008

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Go! Go! Break Steady is a breakdancing-themed puzzle game developed by Little Boy Games founded by Geoffrey Ford. The game was released on July 23, 2008.

Glory of Heracles

Glory of Heracles

Release date: 2008

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Glory of Heracles is a 2008 Japanese role-playing video game developed by Paon and published by Nintendo in Japan on May 22, 2008 for the Nintendo DS. It is the sixth game of the Glory of Heracles series. It was revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 that this game would be the first in the series to be released outside Japan, which was later released in North America on January 18, 2010.

Golden Balls

Release date: 2008

Genres: Game show

Platforms: XBox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Mindscape

Golden Balls is a video game by Endemol UK based upon the UK TV series of the same name hosted by Jasper Carrott. The game was released on December 15, 2011. PEGI have rated the game as 3+. It was developed by British studio Slam Productions.

Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Hero World Tour

Release date: 2008

Genres: Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3

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Guitar Hero World Tour (initially referred to as Guitar Hero IV or Guitar Hero IV: World Tour) is a music rhythm video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It is the fourth main installment in the Guitar Hero series. The game was launched in North America in October 2008 for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 consoles, and a month later for Europe and Australia. A version of World Tour for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X was later released by Aspyr.While the …

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto IV is a 2008 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Set within the fictional Liberty City, based on New York City, the single-player story follows Eastern European war veteran Niko Bellic and his attempts to escape his past while under pressure from loan sharks and mob bosses. The open world design lets players freely roam Liberty City…

Gin Rummy

Gin Rummy

Release date: 2008

Genres: Card

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Gin Rummy is a video game adaptation of the classic card game on Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 published by Vivendi Games under their Sierra Online division and developed by Sierra Online Shanghai, which was formerly known as Studio Ch'in. It was released on September 3, 2008.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure, Beat'em-up, Hack'n'slash

Platforms: PSP

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God of War: Chains of Olympus is an action-adventure game developed by Ready at Dawn and Santa Monica Studio, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). It was first released for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console on March 4, 2008. The game is the fourth installment in the God of War series, the second chronologically, and a prequel to the original God of War. It is loosely based on Greek mythology and set in ancient Greece, with vengeance as its central motif. The player c…

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: XBox 360

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, Activision Blizzard

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is a multidirectional shooter video game created by Bizarre Creations, released on Xbox Live Arcade on July 30, 2008 as a sequel to Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved.

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2

Release date: 2008

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: XBox 360

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios

Gears of War 2 is a third-person shooter developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. It is the second installment of the Gears of War series, with lead design by Cliff Bleszinski. The game was released in North America, Europe and Australia on November 7, 2008 and was released in Japan on July 30, 2009. The game expands technically on the previous game by using a modified Unreal Engine 3. The development team brought in comic book writer Joshua Ortega to hel…