my personal list:
1. Ninja Gaiden 2
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
3. Super Mario Galaxy (it was a 2008 release for me anyway )
4. Madden NFL 09
5. SW: Force Unleashed
Dark Sector... one of the few shooter games I really enjoyed
Soul Calibur IV
Games I didn't really dig:
Fallout 3... just not my kind of game but I know alot of you love it.
Mega Man 9...seriously wtf? why make it so hard? I went back and beat the old Mega Man games again when this thing came out, and I still have only completed one damn level of this thing.
Games I'm really looking forward to in 2009:
Backbreaker (if it ever comes out)
Assassin's Creed 2
Mass Effect 2 (if it's out in 2009)