Top XBL games of '08 revealed

So was it Halo 3 or CoD4?

Microsoft's official Xbox Live mouthpiece, Major Nelson, has coughed up the final word on what was the most played game on Xbox Live in 2008.

If you remember the almost-weekly stories about how the most played game kept swinging between Halo 3 and Call Of Duty (Modern Warfare and then World At War) then first and second place won't come as any surprise. Or will it? Nah...

Here's the top 20 Live games of 2008:

  1. Halo 3
  2. Call of Duty 4
  3. GTA IV
  4. Gears of War 2
  5. Gears of War
  6. CoD: World at War
  7. Guitar Hero III
  8. Battlefield: Bad Company Demo
  9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo
  10. Rock Band
  11. Fable II
  12. Mirror's Edge Demo
  13. Madden NFL 09
  14. BF: Bad Company
  15. Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  16. UNO
  17. Castle Crashers
  18. COD: World at War Multiplayer Beta
  19. Forza Motorsport 2
  20. Too Human - Demo

We think putting Fable II in at 11 is a bit of a cheat as the game automatically logs you in to Live so you can watch orbs floating around your single-player game. Lots of demo action in there too. Tell us what your favourite Live games of '08 were below in the comments.