Top PC Games of 2009
2009 was a pretty memorable year for many reasons. The pet pig craze made everyone want to go out and replace their pooch or pussy with a pig small enough to fit into a teacup. Undeniably adorable when babies, little did these new pig parents know that they would grow up to be pretty big and quite problematic house guests.
This is the year when Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards speech was rudely interrupted when Kanye West butted in to declare Beyoncé more deserving of the award. Unable to finish her speech, Swift got another opportunity later in the night when invited up on stage by Beyoncé.
Other memorable events includes the death of Michael Jackson only weeks before his big comeback at the O2 in London, and the break-up of Brit-Pop royalty Oasis.
Sexting also became kind of a big deal, with people finally able to succinctly describe the act of sending saucy text messages.
2009 was also a pretty good year for PC games, the best of which you'll see in the list below.
Simply put, Dawn of War II feels like the result of some mad scientist's experiment, the by product of the splicing of Dawn of War with Company of Heroes, Relic's other, more recent RTS.
If you found yourself putting a ridiculous amount of time into the time trial mode after finishing the campaign you'll almost definitely like what DICE has made here.
With two great games, superb presentation and a sense that you're playing something different to the norm, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena comes highly recommended.
Entrenchment makes Sins of a Solar Empire more playable and accessible to 4X strategy and RTS gamers alike and builds on its predecessor’s success to create a memorable experience.
If you're prepared to push through its choppier moments, you'll find a rich and highly enjoyable game that should keep you occupied for months.
If you have the perseverance to stick with the game through thick and thin, to learn its ropes and to immerse yourself in all it has to offer, then ArmA II will last you for years.
The quality of the main quests is beyond dispute. If you’re a Fallout fan with 800 points to spare, there’s really no reason not to pick this up.
Trine's combination of tight controls, exiting action and physics-based puzzles makes it easy to recommend to platforming fans.
If you’ve always wanted to command a group of ugly creatures that can sing Ring a Ring o' Roses, Overlord II comes highly recommended.
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.