Top Action Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top action games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Bionic Commando will frustrate many gamers, but get past the initial swinging learning curve and you'll find a highly entertaining action game that tries to do something a bit different.
Despite the lack of game modes and a bare bones class system, Battlefield 1943 differs enough from the competition to make it a worthwhile alternative.
Rocket Riot is a superb little shooter that will provide hours of fun whether you're playing alone or with friends.
Minigore's presentation is top class and the dual-stick controls work well, but we can't see the fun lasting for more than a few weeks and the odd cheap death might annoy high score junkies.
If you go in not expecting to play the game of the year then you're going to get a hell of a lot of fun out of MUA2.
Extraction stands shoulder to shoulder with SEGA's Overkill as a great example of the modern on-rails shooter, showing just what the Wii's capable of when developers put their minds to it.
Brutal Legend is a game that an awful lot of people are going to enjoy, despite its combat failings. It just prevents a great game from being one of the greatest.
Fans of Ratchet and Clank will find A Crack in Time to be more of the same, with a few twists here and there. If you're looking for a fun, imaginative, family friendly PS3 game, this is perfect.
Gearbox should be praised. Borderlands is unique, it's different, and it's hard to classify.
High Impact Games missed the mark with its Ratchet and Clank spin-off "Secret Agent Clank", but The Lost Frontier more or less nails the Jak and Daxter formula.