Alright, it's time to do this thing. I've been putting it off for a bit, because this is one of the most difficult top 10 lists I've ever had to make. A lot of internal debate has occurred over the past week or so, as there are easily more than 10 games that I feel deserve a spot on this list. Even past that, ordering the 10 that made it proved to be incredibly difficult. But in the end, I feel confident that I got everything right. Behold, my top 10 games of 2009!
GOTY 2009 Redux
The original list stands as I wrote it at the end of 2009. But my thoughts evolve over time, whether I play more of these games during the following years, or it just takes time for my thoughts to fully settle. I think it's worth noting that evolution. Given that, if I were to redo this list today, it would look like this:
Noted in parenthesis are each games' change in position from the original list.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (+0)
- Demon's Souls (+1)
- Borderlands (+5)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (+5)
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (-3)
- Shadow Complex (-1)
- Resident Evil 5 (-1)
- Little King's Story (+2)
- 'Splosion Man (-5)
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (-3)
No casualties, only the ordering needed adjustment.