Top Xbox 360 Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top 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...
If you have even a passing fondness for John, Paul, George and Ringo, this game will make you an extremely happy bunny.
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.
The core gameplay mechanics are as good as ever, the presentation has been toned down for the better, there are some brilliant new multiplayer options, and everything is more streamlined than before.
FIFA 10 is a simulation in the truest sense, and is sure to solidify FIFA's leading position in the two-horse race with PES.
It may still be finding its feet in the world, and it certainly has room to improve, but for a first effort it's managed to do almost everything right.
In parallel with the superlative Chinatown Wars, The Ballad of Gay Tony restores a sense of playfulness to the GTA franchise, cementing Rockstar's status as King of the DLC.
The storyline is intricate, there's depth beyond the main quest, and the action is incredible at times. We've had some stunning games this year, and Ubisoft has given us another to add to the list.
Make no mistake, this is an excellent sequel that does much to build upon the foundations of the first game.
Never before has there been such a content-packed racing game, playable for people of all skill levels, that feels this good.
With the best multiplayer shooting that money can buy, an incredibly action-packed campaign and plenty of superb two-player co-op levels, this is without a doubt a real contender for game of the year.