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...
Gravity Crash is challenging, often frustrating, but wonderfully satisfying. Buy it. Play it. Get the t-shirt.
Mirror's Edge exudes cool from every pore, drips with cutting edge technical brilliance and never tries to deviate from its platforming focus.
Two years into the console's life cycle, the undoubted graphical potential of the machine has been realised - Killzone 2 unleashes the power of the PS3 - nothing on any console comes close.
F.E.A.R. 2 is a hugely satisfying shooter that'll have you clinging onto that controller or mouse throughout its tension-filled campaign.
The Lost and Damned would be worth buying as a stand alone game, so as a sub £15 priced download it's an essential purchase.
Shadow Complex is a triumph, a new standard for downloadable games.
Even with some flaws, though, Guerrilla is a great game that comes highly recommended, in no small part to some superb multiplayer game modes that should see the game gain quite a following.
This is action gaming at its very best, although with the toned down carnage during combat there's a nagging sense that Sigma 2's not quite the ultimate edition of the game it could have been.
It seems a silly conclusion, but Halo 3: ODST is still Halo. It's still cracking fun. ODST is an absolutely essential purchase if you're a Halo fan.