8. Burnout Paradise

Year Of Release: 2008
Developer: Criterion Games
System(s): PS3, XBOX 360
Complex Says: When we're playing racing games, we like well-constructed tracks. We like that transmutation of sight, sound and controller vibration that makes us feel like we're really racing, not just playing a game. What better way to do that than to create a racing world in which you can do whatever the heck you want at any time? With metric tons of hidden stuff to find, in addition to a multiplayer mode that's easily accessible from within the game, this'll keep you happily occupied for a long time. We know we were.