Joystiq's Games of the Year 2006-2008

Those who don't learn from their past are doomed to replay it again and again. In the case of these games from Joystiq's "Best Of" lists from 2006 through 2008, that's not really a bad thing. As we celebrate our decade of existence, it seemed like the right time to look back at the games we thought were the greatest in their respective launch years. (The 2004 and 2005 lists remain classified.)

In some cases, our selections are part of franchises that have stood the test of generations, while others are like trying to recall what happened after that fourth Red Bull with a Mountain Dew chaser. Here are our selections and links to explanations to the best ghosts of Joystiq's past.


#1 - Gears of War
#2 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
#3 - Wii Sports


#1 - Portal
#2 - BioShock
#3 - Rock Band


#1 - Fable 2
#2 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
#3 - Left 4 Dead