This years convention at Leipzig brought forth a ton of new content for us to check out and also showed off a lot of games that we can all be looking forward to in the future. It must be said that Sony definitely cleaned up this time around and had a very strong showing.
So then, what were the best games shown at Leipzig this year? Eurogamer have posted up a full list of what games they thought were the best in each category and also included runner-ups.
Let’s take a look at what games topped the lists.
Best Single Player Game: Heavy Rain
I still don’t entirely know if this game it going to deliver on what is being promised by the developers but I do still think that the game has massive potential and could prove me incredibly wrong. The fact that the developers of Heavy Rain were responsible for some very good and under-appreciated games, namely Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) and Omikron make me definitely want to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Resident Evil 5
Best Multiplayer Game: LittleBigPlanet
This game is looking like a sure fire winner long before its even hit the shelves. So much hype and buzz is flying around about this game and I have had more than a handful of people tell me that they are looking to buy a Playstation 3 just to play this game. The combination of all the features that this game is offering means that both casual and hardcore games will be able to enjoy hours of fun and multiplayer and sharing goodness. More of this please.
Left 4 Dead
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Best new IP: LittleBigPlanet
What more can I say. This game is looking like serious hot property at the moment.
Best Visual Impact: Heavy Rain
There is no doubting that the visuals in this game are looking mind-blowing. The characters, the hair, the animations, you name it. It’s all looking super realistic and may be the first truly cinematic experience that we will see on a console.
Prince of Persia
Best Comeback: Street Fighter 4
With a great new look and visual style, Street Fighter returns for another go. I really respect that the developers, while switching over to some very smooth 3D graphics, have decided to keep the gameplay the same as the old 2D versions and only tweak and change a system that has been popular for an incredibly long amount of time.
Whether or not SF4 will get the attention that it deserves, thats a different story altogether.
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Operation Flashpoint 2
The line up is looking pretty good and Sony really seemed to bring as much as they could to the table this time around. What do you guys think of the list? Anything that Eurogamer missed that you think should have been taken into consideration? Leave a comment underneath and let us know your opinions.
Last Updated: August 29, 2008