The Top 10 Best Games Of 2008, According To Metacritic

People like to rag on Metacritic, and sometimes rightly so, but it does provide an interesting perspective on what critics are saying about video games.

With "Prince of Persia" now on shelves, all of 2008's major releases have been reviewed.

So, what game came out on top?

Metacritic's Best Games Of 2008

1. Grand Theft Auto IV (98 -- 360, 98 -- PS3)

2. LittleBigPlanet (95 -- PS3)

3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (94 -- PS3)

4. BioShock (94 -- PS3) and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (94 -- PS2)

5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (93 -- Wii) and Gears of War 2 (93 -- 360)

6. Chrono Trigger (93 -- DS) and Braid (93 -- 360)

7. World of Goo (94 -- Wii, 91 -- PC / AVERAGE: 92.5)

8. Fallout 3 (93 -- 360, 92 -- PS3, 92 -- PC / AVERAGE: 92) and Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Armor (92 -- PC)

9. Rock Band 2 (92 -- 360, 91 -- PS3 / AVERAGE: 91.5)

10. God of War: Chains of Olympus (91 -- PSP) and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (91 -- PC)

It's nice to see "BioShock" getting more praise and appreciation, even though we're a year removed from the madness surrounding its initial launch. And even though I love "Chrono Trigger," its appearance on the list took me a little by surprise. Was there anything you expected to find on the list above but didn't?