The Best 'Written' Videogame

The Best 'Written' Videogame

That’s right.

For the second year in a row, the Writers Guild of America — y’know, the union that struck last year and cost the industry billions — has released its list of nominees for the Best Written Videogame of the year. Most people don’t think of videogames as being scripted entertainment, but without a story it’s just a bunch of shooting or driving.

Which it is, anyway.

Still, the nominees for 2008 are:

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, which is set in an alternate reality where there was never a WWII.

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! set in a 1920s girls’ boarding school.

Fallout 3, a post-apocalyptic game.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which lets players help form the Rebel Alliance.

Tomb Raider: Underworld, the most recent exploits of kickass Lara Croft.

The awards will be given on February 7.