It's been a rather interesting year for PC gaming. An industry that's been said to be dead year after year has just kept coming back stronger. In fact I’d bet that if more publishers were as creative as Valve when they came up with the idea for an über digital distribution client (that little monster commonly known as Steam), the present and future of PC gaming would have far less detractors.

Admittedly, we have a tendency of paying more attention to first person shooters here at TechSpot, but I still tried to come up with a broader list of the best games released for the PC platform this year. Please be forgiving about any missing choices and just comment on what's your favorite game for the year, no matter if it's included in the list below or not.

Among 2008's top titles we have: Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, C&C: Red Alert 3, Dead Space, World of Goo, Far Cry 2, WoW: Wrath of the Lich King, Call of Duty: World at War, Crysis Warhead, Sins of a Solar Empire, Tomb Raider Underworld, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization, Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight, Mass Effect, Sam & Max: Season Two, Soccer Manager 2008, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, The Witcher, Prince of Persia (2008), Spore, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

Pick your PC Game of the Year and a runner-up (and why?)