2009 in video gaming

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The year 2009 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bayonetta, Borderlands, Demon's Souls, Dragon Age: Origins, Infamous and Prototype.

Events[edit]

Month Day Event
January 29-31 Ensemble Studios, the creators of the Age of Empires series, was shut down after about 15 years of service.[1][2]
February 3-5 Crytek, the developers of FarCry and Crysis, buys Free Radical Design, the developers of the TimeSplitters series[3][4] and renames them to Crytek UK.[5][6]
4-6 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquires Snowblind Studios, the developers of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.[7][8]
March 10 5th British Academy Video Games Awards, honoring achievement for video games released in late 2007 and 2008.
23–27 Game Developers Conference 2009 was held in San Francisco, California
April 22-24 Square Enix fully acquires Eidos plc, the publishers of the Tomb Raider and Hitman series.[9]
May 4-5 Sneeze launched to teach public about 2009 flu pandemic
17-19 Minecraft was made.
25-27 Tectoy launches the gaming console, Zeebo in Brazil.
June 2–4 E3 2009 in Los Angeles,[10] which showcased many new games as well as new motion controllers for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Sony's new iteration of its PlayStation Portable handheld was also revealed, the PSP Go is the first handheld console to forgo the use of any physical media opting instead to use Digital Download-only.[11]
July 3–5 ScrewAttack Gaming Convention at the Westin DFW in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, United States
August 13–16 QuakeCon 2009 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, United States[12]
17-21 In Sweden, Joakim Bennet announces that the video game magazine "Super PLAY" will be disestablished in the near future.[13][14]
17–19 Games Developers Conference Europe 2009 to be held at Cologne Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany [15]
19–23 gamescom 2009 was held at Cologne Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany where Sony unveiled the new version of its PlayStation 3 consoles the 120GB PS3 Slim which rebranded the PlayStation 3 using a new logo as well as a new exterior design.[15]
21–22 BlizzCon 2009 was held at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, United States whose tickets were sold out online within minutes of them being released.[16][17]
27-31 Batman: Arkham Asylum attains a Guinness World Record for 'Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever'.[18]
September 1-3 Launch of the new 120GB Sony PS3 Slim with a cheaper price which has been positively received by critics and gamers alike garnering positive reviews and high sales worldwide.
4-7 PAX 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Washington State, USA.
9-13 Apple launched the iPod Touch 3G.
17-20 GCA Games Convention Asia 2009 is to be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.
24–27 Tokyo Game Show 2009 is to be held at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. One of the biggest gaming conventions alongside E3 and gamescom.
October 1-4 Launch of the new Sony PSP Go which was met with mixed reviews due to its high pricing in comparison to its predecessor the PSP-3000.
23–25 Infinite Bits 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, Florida, United States.
October - November October 30– November 1 International Digital Entertainment Festival 2009 (iDEF) to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton in Melbourne, Australia,[19]
November 14-16 GameOn! London at Earls Court. Exhibitors include Capcom, Electronic Arts, Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment.[20]

Game releases[edit]

List of games scheduled for release in 2009 in North America.

Video game platforms
Lin Linux
Mac Mac OS / OS X
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSP PlayStation Portable
iOS iOS
Wii Wii
Win Microsoft Windows
X360 Xbox 360
   
   

January–March[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
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A
N
U
A
R
Y
5 Sandy Beach WiiWare
6 Bigfoot: Collision Course NDS
Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero NDS
Saints Row 2 Win
8 Cuboid PSN
12 Neighborhood Games Wii
Planet Pachinko WiiWare
13 Deal or No Deal Wii
Mirror's Edge Win
Moon NDS
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest PS3, Win, X360, NDS
19 High Voltage Hot Rod Show WiiWare
20 Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica PS2
Imagine Fashion Party Wii
Star Ocean: Second Evolution PSP
21 Big Bang Mini NDS
Skate 2 PS3, X360
SimAnimals NDS, Wii
The Maw XBLA
26 MLB Front Office Manager PS3, Win, X360
27 Afro Samurai PS3, X360
Coraline PS2, NDS, Wii
DJ Max Fever PSP
28 Rygar: The Battle of Argus Wii
29 Savage Moon PS3
30 Jets'n'Guns Lin
F
E
B
R
U
A
R
Y
3 My World, My Way NDS
Phineas and Ferb NDS
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Wii
Ultimate Shooting Collection Wii
5 Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Win
6 Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box PS3, X360
9 Deadly Creatures Wii
LIT WiiWare
10 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin PS3, Win, X360
X-Blades PS3, Win, X360
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection PS3, X360
NASCAR Kart Racing Wii
Retro Game Challenge NDS
OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers Wii
OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad X360
The House of the Dead: Overkill Wii
LocoRoco 2 PSP
11 3 on 3 NHL Arcade PS3, X360
12 Flower PS3
13 Perimeter 2: New Earth Win
16 Evasive Space WiiWare
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon NDS
17 Brave: Shaman's Challenge NDS
Street Fighter IV PS3, X360
Race Pro X360
Disney Sing It! - High School Musical 3: Senior Year PS3, PS2, Wii, X360
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride NDS
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned X360
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? PSP
18 Death Tank XBLA
19 Blue Dragon Plus NDS
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Win
Noby Noby Boy PS3
24 Star Ocean: The Last Hope X360
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails PS3, Win, X360
Stoked X360
Tom Clancy's EndWar Win
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand PS3, X360
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Wii
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix NDS, Win
26 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard PS3, X360
Halo Wars X360
27 Killzone 2 PS3
Peggle: Dual Shot NDS
Rogue Trooper Wii
M
A
R
C
H
3 Brain Challenge Deluxe PSN
Empire: Total War Win
Sonic and the Black Knight Wii
Major League Baseball 2K9 X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii
MLB 09: The Show PS3, PS2, PSP
SpongeBob vs The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off NDS
4 Watchmen: The End Is Nigh PS3, Win, X360
5 Flight Control iOS
6 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. PS3, X360, iOS
9 Gradius ReBirth WiiWare
The Maw Win
Tomb Raider: Underworld PS2
10 Avalon Code NDS
Boing! Docomodake DS NDS
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault Win
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance PSP
Men of War Win
MySims Party NDS, Wii
MadWorld Wii
Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game Win, NDS, Wii
Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge PS3
11 Crystal Defenders XBLA
12 Astro Tripper PSN
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising Win
13 Codename Panzers: Cold War Win
Resident Evil 5 PS3, X360
16 Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume NDS
17 Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure NDS
Wanted: Weapons of Fate PS3, Win, X360
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars NDS
Marble Saga: Kororinpa Wii
Resistance: Retribution PSP
Rune Factory Frontier Wii
Grand Ages: Rome Win
Suikoden Tierkreis NDS
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. Win
TrackMania DS NDS
18 Metal Gear Solid Touch iOS
21 Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars - The Director's Cut NDS, Wii
22 Pokémon Platinum NDS
23 BattleForge Win
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 PS3, iOS
Dark Sector Win
24 WWE Legends of WrestleMania PS3, X360
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time NDS, Wii
The Wheelman PS3, Win, X360
The Last Remnant Win
Major Minor's Majestic March Wii
Stormrise PS3, Win, X360
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Win
Freaky Creatures Win
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins PSP
26 Worms PSN
27 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Win, X360
29 Guitar Hero: Metallica PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
30 TNA Wrestling iOS
31 Galaga Remix iOS

April–June[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
A
P
R
I
L
1 The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai XBLA
3 Bird & Beans DSiWare
7 Hammerin' Hero PSP
The Godfather Part II: The Game PS3, X360, Win
Ninja Blade X360
Elven Legacy Win
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena PS3, Win, X360
Yamaha Supercross NDS
8 Flock! XBLA
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix XBLA
9 Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Win
Flock! PSN
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic PSN
10 Braid Win
14 Demigod Win
Dokapon Journey NDS
The Dark Spire NDS
16 Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child Win
20 Crystal Defenders R1 WiiWare
Dr. Mario Express DSiWare
Excitebots: Trick Racing Wii
21 Zeno Clash Win
22 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PS3, PS2, X360
27 Paper Airplane Chase DSiWare
28 Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier NDS
Velvet Assassin X360, Win
29 Stalin vs. Martians Win
M
A
Y
1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360, PSP
4 New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii
5 Klonoa Wii
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian NDS, Wii, Win, X360
The Destiny of Zorro Wii
6 Space Invaders Extreme XBLA
Zombie Wranglers XBLA
7 Puzzle Quest: Galactrix PS3
8 Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis Win, Wii, NDS
10 Resident Evil: Degeneration iOS
11 Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times NDS
12 Battlestations: Pacific Win, X360
Garfield Gets Real Wii
Help Wanted Wii
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust PS3
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PS3, X360
14 Killing Floor Win
Pirates: Duels on the High Seas NDS
Zen Pinball PSN
18 Art Style: PiCTOBiTS DSiWare
Crystal Defenders R2 WiiWare
Punch-Out!! Wii
19 Bionic Commando PS3, X360
Steal Princess NDS
Terminator Salvation PS3, Wii, Win, X360, iOS
UFC 2009 Undisputed PS3, X360
Boom Blox Bash Party Wii
25 Bubble Bobble Plus! WiiWare
26 Crimson Gem Saga PSP
inFamous PS3
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past NDS
Damnation Win, PS3, X360
The Munchables Wii
J
U
N
E
1 Mighty Flip Champs! DSiWare
2 The Sims 3 Win, Mac
Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3, X360
Fuel PS3, X360
Knights in the Nightmare NDS
4 Prey Invasion iOS
Trash Panic PS3
8 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
MySims Racing Wii, NDS
The Legendary Starfy NDS
9 Virtua Tennis 2009 X360, PS3, Wii
Prototype PS3, Win, X360
Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled NDS
Miami Law NDS
Rock Band Unplugged PSP
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Wii, NDS, PSP, PS2
Lego Battles NDS
11 Bomberman Ultra PSN
15 Eduardo the Samurai Toaster WiiWare
Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! WiiWare
16 Ghostbusters: The Video Game NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
22 Adam's Venture : The Search for the Lost Garden Win
Art Style: BOXLIFE DSiWare
Drill Sergeant Mindstrong WiiWare
Mass Effect Galaxy iOS
23 Anno 1404 Win, NDS, Wii
PangYa: Fantasy Golf PSP
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360, PSP
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: Autobots NDS
The Conduit Wii
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP
Overlord II PS3, Win, X360
Overlord: Dark Legend Wii
Overlord: Minions NDS
Spore Galactic Adventures Win
24 Garou: Mark of the Wolves XBLA
25 Fight Night Round 4 PS3, X360
Battlefield Heroes Win
26 Blood Bowl PS3, Win, X360
30 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Mac, Win, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs NDS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
Infernal: Hell's Vengeance X360
Mega Man Star Force 3 NDS
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PS3, Win, X360
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger PS3, X360

July–September[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
J
U
L
Y
2 The Punisher: No Mercy PS3
Treasure World NDS
3 Virtua Tennis 2009 Win
Fuel Win
Trine Win
6 Asphalt 4: Elite Racing DSiWare
7 ArmA 2 Win
Street Fighter IV Win
Tales of Monkey Island Win
The Bigs 2 X360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP
8 Battlefield 1943 X360, PS3
13 Ant Nation WiiWare
14 NCAA Football 10 X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, iOS
15 Madballs in Babo: Invasion XBLA
16 Namco Museum Essentials PSN
Unbound Saga PSP
Xevious Resurrection PS3
20 Art Style: ZENGAGE DSiWare
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord Wii
21 Garfield Gets Real NDS
Little King's Story Wii
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh:The Complete Experience PS3, X360
22 'Splosion Man XBLA
23 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo Wii
Wipeout HD Fury PSN
26 Wii Sports Resort Wii
27 Resident Evil 4 iOS
The Three Musketeers: One for all! WiiWare
28 The King of Fighters XII PS3, X360
Bionic Commando Win
29 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes XBLA
30 Puyo Puyo 7 NDS
Fat Princess PS3
Minigore iOS
Strikers 1945 Plus PSP
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Part 2 PS3, X360
31 East India Company Win
A
U
G
U
S
T
3 Brave: A Warrior's Tale PSP
4 Brave: A Warrior's Tale X360
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
6 Crystal Defenders PS3
7 AMF Bowling Pinbusters! iOS
Hearts of Iron III Win
Ashes Cricket 2009 PS3, Win, X360, Wii
9 SingStar Queen PS3
10 Brave: A Warrior's Tale Wii
Fossil Fighters NDS
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits WiiWare
Still Life 2 Win, Mac
11 Active Life: Extreme Challenge Wii
C.O.R.E. NDS
13 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes PSN
14 Madden NFL 10 PS3, PSP, X360
Return to Mysterious Island 2 Win
Toy Story Mania! iOS
18 Minigore PSP
Spectrobes: Origins Wii
Wheelspin Wii
Wolfenstein PS3, Win, X360
21 Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger Win, X360
24 Metroid Prime: Trilogy Wii
Mr. Driller W WiiWare
25 Cursed Mountain Wii
Dissidia Final Fantasy PSP
Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3, X360
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Wii
Wizards of Waverly Place NDS
26 Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao XBLA
27 Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao PSN
Modern Combat: Sandstorm iOS
31 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! WiiWare
Konami Krazy Racers iOS
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E
P
T
E
M
B
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1 Champions Online Win
Guitar Hero 5 PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny PSP
2 Yo-Ho Kablammo XBLA
3 AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity Win
Fate/unlimited codes PSP
4 Section 8 Win, X360
7 Contra ReBirth WiiWare
8 Ant Nation NDS
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey X360, PS3, NDS, PSP
AFL Challenge PSP
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days PSP
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii
Darkest of Days Win, X360
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS
Mini Ninjas Win, X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
9 The Beatles: Rock Band PS2, PS3, X360, Wii
14 Heroes Over Europe X360, PS3, Win
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story NDS
Spaceball Revolution WiiWare
15 Bleach: The 3rd Phantom NDS
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Wii, NDS
Need for Speed: Shift PS3, PSP, Win, X360, iOS
Resident Evil 5 Win
Batman: Arkham Asylum Win
NHL 10 X360, PS3
NHL 2K10 X360, PS2, PS3, Wii
Red Faction: Guerrilla Win
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 NDS, PS3, PS2, Wii, X360
Scribblenauts NDS
Wet PS3, X360
Toy Story Mania! Wii
16 Bubble Bobble Neo! XBLA
Shadowgrounds Lin
17 Madballs in Babo: Invasion Win
Switchball PSN
18 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs PS3, X360, PSP
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Win
Shadowgrounds Survivor Lin
19 LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias WiiWare
21 You, Me, and the Cubes WiiWare
22 Katamari Forever PS3
Fallen Earth Win
Halo 3: ODST X360
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 PSP
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection PS3, X360
Scooby-Doo! First Frights NDS, PS2, Wii, Win
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up Wii, PS2
Aion: The Tower of Eternity Win
Spyborgs Wii
Order of War Win
23 The Warriors: Street Brawl Win, XBLA
25 Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box NDS
28 Arkanoid Plus! WiiWare
Dragon Quest Wars DSiWare
Driift Mania WiiWare
Mr. Driller iOS
29 Tornado Outbreak Wii, PS3, X360
Backbreaker Football: Tackle Alley iOS
Beaterator PSP
Combat of Giants: Dragons NDS
Dead Space: Extraction Wii
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days NDS
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge PSP
MySims Agents NDS, Wii
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 PS3
OsbCure: The Aftermath PSP
Undead Knights PSP
30 The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road NDS

October–December[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
O
C
T
O
B
E
R
1 Canabalt iOS
Fieldrunners PSP
Gran Turismo PSP PSP
4 Wii Fit Plus Wii
6 NBA Live 10 PS3, PSP, X360
NBA 2K10 X360, PS2, PS3, PSP
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising PS3, Win, X360
Spore Hero Arena NDS
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes PS3, Win, X360, Wii, PSP, PS2, NDS
Saw: The Video Game PS3, X360
7 Demon's Souls PS3
Lucidity Win, X360
8 Critter Crunch PS3
9 Cities XL Win
12 Cars Race-O-Rama Wii, PS3, X360, PS2, NDS, PSP
NBA 2K10 Win
13 A Boy and His Blob Wii
Afrika PS3
Brütal Legend PS3, X360
Half-Minute Hero PSP
Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics NDS
Ju-on: The Grudge Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii, NDS
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
MagnaCarta II X360
Way of the Samurai 3 PS3, X360
15 .detuned PS3
Mushroom Wars PSN
16 Machinarium Win, Mac, Lin
19 Hard-Hat Domo DSiWare
20 Backyard Football '10 PS2, Wii, X360
Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop NDS
Tropico 3 Win
Astro Boy: The Video Game Wii, PS2, PSP, DS
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Wii, PS2, PS3, NDS, X360
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Wii, PS2, PSP, DS
Marvel Super Hero Squad Wii, PS2, PSP, DS
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge PS2
Mytran Wars PSP
FIFA 10 PS3, Win, X360
Borderlands PS3, X360
Eufloria Win
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars PSP
22 Trine PS3
Metal Drift Win
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus PSN
23 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Win, PS3, X360, NDS, PS2, PSP, Wii
26 Borderlands Win
World of Zoo NDS, Wii, Win
27 Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island NDS
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter NDS, Wii
Geon Wii
League of Legends: Clash of Fates Win
Forza Motorsport 3 X360
Fairytale Fights PS3, X360
Nostalgia NDS
Painkiller: Resurrection Win, X360
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks PS2, X360, PSP, Wii, NDS
Tekken 6 PS3, X360
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time PS3
SimAnimals Africa NDS, Wii
Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge Wii
System Flaw NDS
DJ Hero X360, PS3, PS2, Wii
Torchlight Win
Madagascar Kartz PS3
28 Inferno Pool PSN, XBLA
Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! XBLA
29 Bayonetta PS3, X360
Crystal Defenders PSP
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony X360
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City X360
Hasbro Family Game Night PSN
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival PSP
Zombie Tycoon PSP
31 Ninja Blade Win
N
O
V
E
M
B
E
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1 Rabbids Go Home Wii, DS
2 Asphalt 5 iOS
Style Savvy NDS
3 C.O.P. The Recruit NDS
Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked Wii
Need for Speed: Nitro Wii, NDS
Lego Rock Band PS3, X360, Wii, NDS
Band Hero PS2, PS3, Wii, X360, NDS
Dragon Age: Origins Win, PS3, X360
Jurassic: The Hunted PS2, PS3, Win, X360
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron DS, PSP
We Cheer 2 Wii
4 Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier PS2, PSP
5 Numblast PS3, PSP
6 Maestro! Jump in Music NDS
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- Ultimate Sith Edition Win, PS3, X360
8 Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Wii
9 NBA 2K10 Wii
10 Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast PS3, X360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Win, PS3, X360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Wii
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized NDS
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 NDS, Wii
Jonas NDS
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble PSP
11 Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights iOS
WorldShift Win
12 Braid PSN
Frogger Returns WiiWare
Harvest Moon Animal Paradise Wii
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands NDS
Phantasy Star 0 NDS
Disciples III: Renaissance Win
15 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
16 Pokémon Rumble WiiWare
17 Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue NDS, Wii
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Wii, X360, PS3, NDS, PSP, Win
God of War Collection PS3
Formula One 2009 Wii, PSP
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PSP
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery NDS
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Wii
Left 4 Dead 2 Win, X360
LittleBigPlanet PSP
Assassin's Creed II PS3, X360
Tony Hawk: Ride PS3, Wii, X360
18 The Sims 3: World Adventures Win, Mac
MiniSquadron iOS
NCAA Basketball 10 PS3, X360
23 Bit.Trip Void Wii
Harvest Moon: My Little Shop WiiWare
Little Tournament Over Yonder WiiWare
Stoked: Big Air Edition X360
24 Gravity Crash PSN
Tekken 6 PSP
26 Solium Infernum Win, Mac
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E
C
E
M
B
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1 Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes DS
MX vs. ATV Reflex NDS, PS3, PSP, Win, X360
Alganon Win
Avatar PS3, X360, Win, Wii, DS, iOS
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 Win
Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero Wii
Rogue Warrior PS3, Win, X360
3 Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion iOS
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure NDS
7 Beaterator iOS
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks NDS
Magnetis WiiWare
51seer Win
8 The Saboteur PS3, X360, Win
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game PSP
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Wii
9 Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles PSN
Qix++ XBLA
10 Frogger Returns PSN
Hyperballoid HD PS3
11 Angry Birds iOS
15 Konami Classics X360
16 Alien Breed Evolution X360
17 N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance iOS
21 Eco Shooter: Plant 530 WiiWare
22 Battle Fantasia PSN
Guitar Hero: Van Halen PS2, PS3, Wii, X360
MMA Pro Fighter Win, Mac, iOS
Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign PSP
23 0 Day Attack on Earth XBLA
26 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Wii
28 Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth WiiWare

Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Video Game Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
1 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Sony Computer Entertainment Playstation 3 October 13 96 105 reviews [21]
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Activision Xbox 360 November 10 94 100 reviews [22]
3 Street Fighter IV Capcom Playstation 3 February 17 94 61 reviews [23]
4 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Rockstar Games Nintendo DS March 17 93 85 reviews [24]
5 Minecraft Mojang AB PC May 10 93 33 reviews [25]
7 Forza Motorsport 3 Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 October 27 92 90 reviews [26]
8 Batman: Arkham Asylum Eidos Interactive Xbox 360 August 25 92 78 reviews [27]
9 Killzone 2 Sony Computer Entertainment Playstation 3 February 27 91 94 reviews [28]
10 Assassin's Creed II Ubisoft Playstation 3 November 17 91 78 reviews [29]
10 Dragon Age: Origins Electronic Arts PC November 3 91 67 reviews [30]

References[edit]

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