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.

The fact that that PoS Modern Warfare 2 made the list over this is shocking. In Uncharted 2 you get great multiplayer, fantastic graphics, awesome story, and a great experience. MW2 gives you a four hour campaign, one man army danger close noobs, and the same rehashed bs from before.

2 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.

3 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!

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?

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.

Any list of video games that DO NOT have this on there do not deserve to be on the internet. Should be #1 on every list.

This game is my most favorite single player game of all time. (also my second game of all time, just after Roblox)

7 Left 4 Dead 2
8 New Super Mario Bros
9 Street Fighter IV

This is a 2008 game and does not belong on this list - it belongs on the best games of 2008.

10 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!

The Contenders
11 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.

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

12 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.

13 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.

14 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
15 Wolfenstein
16 Wii Sports Resort

I remember when I used to play this with my friends in the summer of 2009. We would laugh without a care in the world.

17 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.

18 Borderlands

Is it an RPG, MMORPG? I don't know! But I do know one thing, it's 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!

19 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

20 WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
21 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
22 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

23 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

In my opinion, the 2019 remake on 3ds takes this great game and improves on it.

24 Halo 3: ODST
25 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Great game! Many games today still copy this

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