Class is back in session, so break out your notebook paper and #2 pencils as we school you on some of the best video game releases of 2008. If you missed Part I, check it out here to catch up with the rest of the class. Your homework: Read up on these hits that allow you to battle as your favorite characters of games past, help clear a pal's name for a crime he didn't commit, find your way through a seriously spooky mystery and dive into a great sequel to an epic adventure. Study on!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Ever since Brawl was delayed back in November, we have been waiting oh so impatiently to play this 3-D fighter. With so many of my favorite characters to pit against one another, and now the option to play online through Wii wi-fi, it just keeps getting better — and harder to wait for! Finally coming to the Wii in February.
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Secret Agent Clank
Taking place after PSP's Shiny Action but before PS3's Tools of Destruction, the trusty sidekick from the Ratchet and Clank series takes off on his own adventure — Ratchet's been framed and Clank busts out trying to clear his pal's name. Hints of mini-games and fast battles await. Portable fun on your PSP this fall.
Horror writer Alan Wake's girlfriend disappears in ways similar to those in his best selling book. Visions of his missing girl, insomnia, and the eerie town of Bright Falls make for a nightmarish game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Creeping you out in late 2008 on your Xbox 360 and PC.
The free roaming world of Fable 2 now includes the unconditional love of your pet dog where every move that you make affects him. The ability to start a family and buy any property makes this RPG epic an investment in your time. Available on Xbox 360 and PC in later 2008.
Stay tuned for the last of our three part series on the best game releases of 2008!