Best of 2009

2009 was another fantastic year for gaming, and that's actually fairly shocking, considering how little I was looking forward to coming into the year. In fact, most of my highly anticipated games ended up being pushed back into the early 2010/TBD time frame. Another problem is that I just didn't have the time or money to play all the games I wanted to. For instance, you'll notice a severe lack of Playstation 3 games on my list (Uncharted 2 being the biggest one). Since I don't have a PS3, I can't really give an opinion of them, and because most of the best games seemed to come from that console, it was actually tough thinking of 10 games that deserved such high honors that I actually had the chance to play.
 
Thus, my top 10 will be limited to a top 8, until something else happens to come to mind.

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5 Comments
Posted by Driadon

This is a great list, with great reasoning. Hopefully you can find two more to fill the remaining spots.

Posted by AndrewB
@Driadon: I would, but I actually haven't played enough unique games this year that I'd consider Game of the Year quality, and I won't have the chance to play much more before the year's end. Maybe I should count Dragon Age twice, since I've sunk so much time into it.
Posted by Driadon

Quick, try Plants vs. Zombies!

Posted by AndrewB
@Driadon: Yeah, I totally should have bought that while it was on sale for $5 after Thanksgiving. It's $7.50 right now, though... I'm still not sure. I'm not a tower-defense lover.
Posted by Driadon

Give the demo a go. Believe me when I say that that game has more legs then any other tower defense game I've played. Hell, I might go as far as saying any popcap game.