Glossary

Help Wanted

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Hudson Soft

Help Wanted (Hataraku Hito: Hard Working People in Japan, Job Island: Hard Working People in Europe) is a game that features a collection of various, Wii Remote-based minigames. The game is developed and published by Hudson Soft and was released in Japan for Nintendo's Wii on November 27, 2008, in Europe on March 13, 2009, in Australia on March 27, 2009, and in North America on May 12, 2009.

Hockey Allstar Shootout

Release date: 2008

Genres: Sports

Publishers: Big Blue Bubble

Hockey Allstar Shootout is a WiiWare game developed and produced by Big Blue Bubble.

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

Release date: 2008

Genres: Novel

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, PSP

Publishers: Capcom

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a video game developed for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable by High Voltage Software, and released on January 8, 2008. It was published by Capcom, and is based on the Adult Swim animated series of the same name, with collaboration of the show's writers and voice actors. The game appears to borrow very heavily from Capcom's Ace Attorney series, having almost identical gameplay.

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Publishers: Sega

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is a video game based on the Flash cartoon series Happy Tree Friends developed by independent software developer Stainless Games and published by Sega. It was scheduled to be released in fall 2007 and then April 2008, but was delayed and released on June 25, 2008 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.

Heileen

Heileen

Release date: 2008

Genres: Novel

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Tycoon Games

Heileen is a visual novel video game series developed and published by the Italian studio Tycoon Games for the Android, Linux, MacOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms. The first game Heileen: Sail Away (also known as Heileen: Sail to the New World or just Heileen) was released in 2008 and the sequel Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate in 2009. The final installment Heileen 3: New Horizons was released on December 17, 2012. A free online prequel with the title Heileen: A Trip to Bavaria was released in 2…

Hoshiuta

Release date: 2008

Genres:

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Kadokawa Shoten

Hoshiuta (Japanese: ほしうた, lit. "Star Song") is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Front Wing which was released on December 26, 2008 playable for Windows as a DVD. Hoshiuta is Front Wing's twenty-first title and the third title of Uta series along with their previous titles Yukiuta and Sorauta. A manga adaptation illustrated by Fumio began serialization in the May 2009 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine. A spin-off sequel to the visual novel entitled Hoshiuta: Starlight Serenad…

Hasbro Family Game Night

Hasbro Family Game Night

Release date: 2008

Genres: Card

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Hasbro Family Game Night is a video game released for the PlayStation 2 and WiiWare published by Electronic Arts. It is a mini-game collection consisting of six Hasbro board games - Battleship, Boggle, Connect Four, Sorry!, Sorry! Sliders and Yahtzee. The games all have traditional versions as well as "advanced" variants exclusive to the Family Game Night package. The mini-game collection is hosted by Mr. Potato Head. It was released on November 11, 2008. Hasbro Family Game Night was also releas…

Helix

Helix

Release date: 2008

Genres: Music

Publishers:

Helix is a music video game for WiiWare by Ghostfire Games for 1000 Wii Points (and, now that DSiWare has been created, Nintendo Points). The objective of the game is to accurately copy gestures with the Wii Remote to the beat of the music. The game encourages players to use two Wii Remotes to play, and features 26 music tracks from independent musicians.Helix was released on August 25, 2008 in North America and on September 26, 2008 in Europe.

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar

Release date: 2008

Genres: Role-playing, Simulation

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar (牧場物語 ようこそ!風のバザールへ, Bokujō Monogatari: Yōkoso! Kaze no Bazaar e, Ranch Story: Welcome! to Wind's Bazaar) is a simulation role-playing video game released on December 18, 2008 by Marvelous Interactive in Japan, and released on August 24, 2010 by Natsume in North America. It was released in Europe on September 30, 2011 by Rising Star Games. The game is the nineteenth game in the Story of Seasons series and the fifth game in the series for the Nintendo DS.

Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruhi Suzumiya

Release date: 2008

Genres: Comedy, science fiction

Publishers: Kadokawa Shoten

Haruhi Suzumiya (Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒ, Hepburn: Suzumiya Haruhi) is a Japanese light novel series written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito. Initially released in Japan in 2003 with the novel The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, it was followed by eleven additional volumes, an anime television series adaptation, four manga series, an animated film, two original net animation series and several video games. After the anime adaptation airing in 2006, publishing company Kadokawa Shoten recei…

High School Musical 2: Work This Out!

High School Musical 2: Work This Out!

Release date: 2008

Genres: Music

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Disney Interactive Studios

High School Musical 2: Work This Out! is a musical adventure game that allows the player to play as Sharpay, Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Chad and Taylor in storylines that extend beyond the High School Musical 2 movie sequel. The game features all 10 songs from High School Musical 2.

History Civil War: Secret Missions

History Civil War: Secret Missions

Release date: 2008

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

History Civil War: Secret Missions is a historical first-person shooter video game developed by Cauldron Ltd, and released on 4 November 2008 by Activision Value and the History Channel for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is a sequel to The History Channel: Civil War – A Nation Divided.

Hammerin' Hero

Release date: 2008

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PSP

Publishers:

Hammerin' Hero, known in Japan as Ikuze! Gen-San: Yuuyake Daiku Monogatari (いくぜっ!源さん ~夕焼け大工物語~) and in Europe as GenSan, is a 2008 platform video game for the PlayStation Portable handheld. It is the eighth and most recent game in the Hammerin' Harry series excluding spin-offs. The game was developed and published by Irem in Japan, while it was later published by Atlus in North America and by DHM Interactive in Europe.

Hinterland

Hinterland

Release date: 2008

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Tilted Mill Entertainment

Hinterland is a high fantasy role-playing video game with city-building elements by Tilted Mill Entertainment. It was released on September 30, 2008 on the Steam content delivery system, and has since been made available at other digital distribution websites. Hinterland: Orc Lords, a cumulative expansion, was released to digital distribution and retail in March 2009. As the title suggests, the primary addition to the game was the ability to play as Orc characters.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Release date: 2008

Genres: Music

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Disney Interactive Studios

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 Nintendo DS video game based on the film released in October 2008. There are all 29 songs all the 3 movies, and the player has to dance to them. The player can play as Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Taylor or Chad, the main characters in the movie.

Hayate the Combat Butler

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action

Publishers: Shogakukan

Hayate the Combat Butler (Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!, Hepburn: Hayate no Gotoku!, lit. "Like a Gale") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kenjiro Hata. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine from October 2004 to April 2017. Shogakukan released 52 volumes in Japan from February 2005 to June 2017. Viz Media publishes an English edition in North America. The manga is about a boy who starts a new job as a butler and the events he experiences with his employer. The …

Hero of Sparta

Hero of Sparta

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Gameloft

Hero of Sparta is an action-adventure game developed and published by Spanish studio Gameloft Iberica for iOS, Nintendo DS, Android and PlayStation Portable. An HD version was also released for the iOS and some Android and Symbian devices. Both versions have been removed from the Play Store, the game is now only available for Android devices from Gameloft's official website. The game follows a storyline set in ancient Greece, wherein the player controls the protagonist throughout multiple landsc…

Happy Farm

Happy Farm

Release date: 2008

Genres: Management, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: 5 Minutes

Happy Farm was a social network game and massively multiplayer online game, based on farm management simulation. It was played predominantly by users in Mainland China and Taiwan, and was the most popular MMOG in terms of players. At the height of its popularity, there were 23 million daily active users, logging on to the game at least every 24 hours.Happy Farm was developed by Chinese social game developer 5 Minutes. Its development was complete in May 2008, testing was complete in July the sa…

Hell's Kitchen: The Game

Release date: 2008

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Ubisoft

Hell's Kitchen is a time management cooking video game based on the reality competition show of the same name. It was developed by Ludia and published by Ubisoft. It features the host of the show, Gordon Ramsay as the A.I. and places you as a chef under his guidance, while serving customers at the restaurant. It was initially released on September 9 2008, on the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Windows, iOS and Mac OS. The game was neither a success nor a failure, with it being praised f…

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure, Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii

Publishers: Disney Interactive Studios

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance is a rhythm game based on the film High School Musical 3: Senior Year. The game was released on October 21, 2008 for the Wii and for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Windows later that month.