Best of 2009
In general, I judge games by 'how much sleep I lose to keep playing them.' Therefore, these may not be the games with the most objective critical praise, just the ones I enjoyed most this year. A few notable caveats for this version of the list: I do not own a Playstation 3 (yet), so no Uncharted 2 or Infamous, and I haven't bought Assassin's Creed 2 or New Super Mario Brothers Wii yet either. Plus, I have a copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla that I just bought for 20 bucks that is still wrapped in plastic. If I get an opportunity to play any of those before the voting period ends and they impress me enough to supplant these games, I will adjust my list accordingly. Honorable mention goes to Street Fighter 4, which I bought on sale during the summer despite my deep aversion to fighting games. I love everything about that game except actually trying to play it.