Best Video Games of 2009


The Top Ten

1 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game of the year? More like game of the decade! A stunning game. The visuals are still the best around, the gamplay was tight, fast and explosive, the story was engrossing and involving and the cut scenes had some of the best acting ever seen in a video game. Along with the best singleplayer experience of the year was the amazing multiplayer, it brought something new to online gaming and is still going strong. This game has now shot Nathan Drake to the top of gamers hearts, an essential buy.

okay who ever made this list is dumb uncharted 2 is the best game for ps3 if you don't believe me go check ign top 25 games for ps3 I'm not saying assasin's creed 2 is bad its good but uncharted 2 is much better this is how the list should be 1st uncharted 2 number 2 call of duty modrenwarfare 2 3 assasin's creed 2 4th killzone2 5th halo 3 odst 6th batman arkham asylum 7th infamouse 8th splinter cell conviction 9thforza motor sport 3 10thbaynetta

guys uncharted 2 got the game of year I have assasin's creed 2 and uncharted 2 on my uncharted 2 cover said it got 25 perfect scores and it got 9. 5 out of 10 while assasin's creed got 9 out of 10

Such a clear winner it should be called Phar Lap.

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2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was huge. Massive. Enormous. Shops were over run, it was on the news (for positive reasons and negative reasons) and it was supported by a huge advertising campaign. Now the biggest selling game of all time and getting the award for the biggest entertainment launch ever, Call of Duty was a success! Explosive action, huge set pieces and a amazing multiplayer makes it one of the best shooters ever. The multiplayer is still going strong, which is proof that it must be good!

This game made 1 Billion Dollars, It has a great cast of characters, awesome soundtrack, outstanding online, a neat ending and you really get into the game when your playing this. This is definitely a great buy. Although the Campaign isn't as good as Call of Duty 4 and the other CODs, the online is the greatest I've ever seen. We are expecting Modern Warfare 3 to come out at the end of 2011. Lets hope that MW3 will just be better. - roblist

Purely amazing. I don't get why everybody hates Infinity Ward for taking over Call of Duty. It just feels like you in the battle

More like Call of Booty: Modern Childcare 2 - TeamRocket747

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3 Batman: Arkham Asylum

The best superhero game ever. No doubt. Bringing the dark, deep and mysterious world of the dark knight on to our consoles was magical. No other superhero game has been as gorgeous, complicated, deep and gob smacking as AA. With a top notch story, genuine, classic voice acting and an incredible control system, Batman has set the bar high for following
superhero games. Only Bioshock matched the atmosphere created by the wonderful Rockstar team, an automatic classic.

I'm still waiting to play this one but I've played Arkham City, and if this game is half as good as Arkham City it needs to be no. 1.

It was game of the year - BATMAN456789

4 Assassin's Creed II

The first Assassins Creed was awful. There, I said it. Yes it may of looked great, but damn were those missions boring. However, Ubisoft listened and they changed what was one of the biggest let downs of video game history, into one of the most redefined sequels of all time. With a huge range of customisable outfits and weapons, AC II was more RPG esque than an action game. It contained one of the best characters in video game history and the story left you gagging for more. And who can deny it, who didn't go 'whoa' the first time they climbed the church spire in Florence?

Greatest game I've ever played no doubt it should be 1

Black flag was better

The best Assassin's creed game
Best story
Best combat style
Best world
It's the best
I love ezio's story
Its cool

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5 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
6 Minecraft

I don't really play it anymore, but you have to recognize its influence on all sandbox games. It has more youtube content than any single game ever, and is the 2nd best selling game of all time, behind only Tetris. - MetalPope

This over uncharted 2 I'm not saying it's a a bad game but this is better

Why is it not in top 3! Should be a lot higher


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7 Infamous

One of my now fond memories of 2009 has to be Infamous. Creating a new super powered, every day fellow with electrical powered was a stroke of genius by Sucker Punch. There's nothing like thunder dropping of the tallest building in the city onto an unsuspecting civilian! One of the most enjoyable and engrossing experiences of 2009.

A classic Playstation exclusive. Best superhero game that isn't Marvel nor DC. Fun gameplay, not a bad story, likeable characters. What a blast it was to play this

8 Left 4 Dead 2

This Game's Is Very Fun
The New Weapons are Amazing
The New Items like The Adrenaline Shot are Amazing
The Characters are Funny

Left 4 Dead 2: Amazing

9 The Saboteur

At first this game plays out like a film noir due to the black and white coloring. Initially it seemed odd. It was only once I starting liberating parts of Occupied France that the colours were alive.

As Irish saboteur Sean Devlin you can blow up the Nazi regime from Normandy to Sarbruken and everything in between.

Nathan Drake is just a poor man's Sean Devlin. The Saboteur is basically Sin City meets Inglorious Basterds.

One of those games that was under the radar when it first came out at Christmas 2009, but it's brilliant.

The Sims isn't what it's all cracked up to be. The Saboteur however is a rip roaring adventure.

10 The Sims 3

MASSIVE improvement from the first two versions. You can finally explore the towns and not with rubbish graphics either! You can also go to some of the jobs that the Sims work at, making the game much more interesting as you're not sitting there and waiting for them to come home. More development with young adult and adult, making the lives longer. A LOT more options are included and it also allows you to continue your Sims experience online and with a great community by creating videos and stories by using the in-game video and camera options making it creative as well. But my all-time favourite addition has to be the playable ghosts and the new ways to kill the Sims. Also the cool ghost effects like the flames if your ghost died by fire. That's pretty awesome.

My favorite Sims game. I created my dream/perfect life in The Sims 3. In fact I've been playing the same save for nearly three years and I'm STILL not bored of it!

The best of the 4 sims games, been playing for years and haven't gotten sick of it!

I voted for this just to piss minecraft losers off,

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The Contenders

11 New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Better than Minecraft

12 WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010

The road to settlements was awesome

13 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
14 Halo 3: ODST
15 Killzone 2

With graphics only beaten by Uncharted and the solidest multiplayer out there, Killzone 2 was the shooter of the year. As soon as you turned on your PS3, your mouth fell to the floor as you gazed at the gorgeous visuals, they were out of this world. But it wasnt just the visuals that got this game to number 3. Its controls were perfect, being as realistic as humanly possible and the cover system was as intuitive as anything else out there. With a huge range of levels, guns and vehicles, this masterpiece not only was the best shooter of 2009, but one of the best games!

16 Street Fighter IV
17 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
18 Wii Sports Resort
19 Resident Evil 5

I love this game very much - one of my favorite. Also I adore Chris Redfield. It was great to see him again - Irina2932

Best resident evil game of all time

20 Metroid Prime Trilogy

How did grand theft auto beat this? I can understand resident evil 5 but come on! Metroid is a bit underrated iv'e heard people say super metroi di s the only good one but if they ould just sit down and play this game they would love it. - HeavyDonkeyKong

21 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time

This game is incredible. How is it that this isn't even the main list? It should definitely be in the top 3, if not number 1.

Best. Game. Ever! It has EVERYTHING! A really good story. Epic gameplay. Nice Graphics. The perfect 3D-Platformer.

Way better than uncharted 2, people only like games like uncharted because they look good but they have rubbish stories and average gameplay, R&C has the best stories, Gameplay, Voice acting, characters and writing I have ever seen in VGs easily the best game of they year

22 New Super Mario Bros


23 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
24 NHL 10
25 Borderlands

Is it an RPG, MMORPG? I don't know! But I do know one thing, its a damn good game! The artistic visual style, awesome weapons and hilarious array of characters was a breath of fresh air in a stale market. Also a huge success with the public, critics lapped up this impressive game that will no doubt be remembered for a long time. If it wasnt for the average controls and a few little bugs, this could be number 2!

26 MadWorld
27 Forza Motorsport 3
28 Empire: Total War

Takes this grand strategy series to the 1700s-1800s. New musket, cannon artillery, firearm strategy.

29 NHL 2k10
30 Bayonetta

Crazy, weird, sexual, insane, confusing and damn right stupid are some of the words that will no doubt pop into your head after some one mentions Bayonetta. Never has a game scared me and left me sitting on my sofa with a lifeless face like Bayonetta. I mean her hair attacks enimies! Platinum games produced a screamer of a game with this, and a good start it was. There are just not enough words to describe it!

31 Braid
32 Brutal Legend
33 Wolfenstein
34 FIFA Soccer 10

The never ending series. The classic footballing (or soccer) series that has always been with us. With the last couple iterations being nothing but a slightly better looking version of the last, FIFA 10 was where it really happened. 360 degree dribbling, largest array of teams ever and the sexiest graphics ever to grace a footie game, FIFA 10 did change things, and for the better. Leaving PES in the dust, the FIFA franchise will continue to go strong, and with more games like this, be the biggest franchise out there.

35 The Legendary Starfy
36 UFC 2009 Undisputed
37 Demon's Souls

Most addictive game of the 2000's.

38 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
39 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
40 Pokemon Platinum
41 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
42 Prototype
43 WWE Legends of Wrestlemania
44 Anno 1404

Keep coming back to this game at least 2-3 times a year.

45 Virtua Tennis 2009
46 Halo Wars

This game has a lot of glitches. And many things could have been added to it, but I love strategy and Halo. The base system and builds appeak to me. - VotzSKiLLioN

47 The Godfather 2

Awesome and underrated game

48 Final Fantasy XIII
49 Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood
50 Arcana Hearts III
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2. Metroid Prime Trilogy
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum
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2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum
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