Top iOS Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top iOS games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Glyder Review

    Glyder

    Worth the asking price for the music alone, Glyder is a real treat for the senses. Quite often puzzle games can become frustrating, asking you to learn a... more

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  • 29.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour Review

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour

    Multiplayer would have been a nice addition but there is still plenty on offer here to keep you coming back to perfect your swing. Much like the proverbial tiger let out of the cage (double entendre anyone?)... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 28.

    Terminator Salvation Review

    Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation is still very much worth the attention of anyone looking for a solid third-person shooter. The beginning of Terminator 2 Judgment Day makes us think 'wow this would... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 27.

    Toki Tori Review

    Toki Tori

    The touchscreen control mechanic might not sit so well with old school fans, but for newcomers with a patient disposition, Toki Tori is a real treat from the App store. At first glance Toki Tori looks like a less green, egg-shaped version of... more

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  • 26.

    Orions: Legend of Wizards Review

    Orions: Legend of Wizards

    If you can set aside your pre-conceptions of what is expected from a CCG or RTS title then you’ll find yourself with an experience that’s entirely new and wholesomely rewarding. Combining genres can be a tricky old game. Do it right and you potentially... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 25.

    Zenonia Review

    Zenonia

    Some fiddly moments with the touchscreen UI hold it back from true greatness, but those seeking an extremely solid and entertaining App Store RPG need look no further. Despite his adoptive father naming him 'Regret', Zenonia's protagonist seems... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 24.

    Jules Verne's Return to Mysterious Island Review

    Jules Verne's Return to Mysterious Island

    Overall RTMI is an impressive package indeed. The narrative is deep and engaging and there isn’t anything currently in the App store (bar maybe Myst) with a story as intelligently delivered. Long before J.J. Abrams' grandmother was even a twinkle in her father's eye,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 23.

    Minigore Review

    Minigore

    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. Minigore is the latest "twin stick" shooter to grace the iPhone. Developer... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 22.

    Draw Race Review

    Draw Race

    With more tracks promised in future updates, Draw Race is highly recommended. It's not nearly as accomplished as some of the iPhone's advanced racers, but it's good addictive fun. Racing games on the iPhone came of age with the release of Firemint Real... more

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  • 21.

    Need for Speed Shift Review

    Need for Speed Shift

    Need For Speed: Shift is a brilliant new start for the franchise and has clearly been built by a team that loves racing. Shift comes highly recommended to all racing game fans. When EA announced that it would be giving its Need for Speed games more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 20.

    Blades of Fury Review

    Blades of Fury

    While Blades of Fury is not the real deal, it's as close as we can get to at the moment, and that is not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all. Playing the ever so demanding role of If-No-One-Else-Will-Do-It,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 19.

    Fieldrunners Review

    Fieldrunners

    Fieldrunners doesn't do anything to advance to the tower defense genre, but if you're a PSP owner looking for a budget slice of real time strategy goodness, it's just what the doctor ordered. Prior to 2007, I don't think I'd ever played a tower defense game in my... more

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  • 18.

    Beaterator Review

    Beaterator

    At first you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the menus and libraries, but ultimately its sheer user-friendliness, the common controls, and omnipresent video tutorials win out the day. "Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the charts / Maybe if I work... more

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  • 17.

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Review

    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

    WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2010 is, we're surprised to say, easily the best game in the series to date, and a must-buy for WWE fans - especially if you've been giving it a wide-berth for a few years. WWE Smackdown vs RAW is a series that's been small on updates. Each year we... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 16.

    2XL ATV Offroad Review

    2XL ATV Offroad

    2XL ATV is a great iDevice racer that has a lot more going for it than the developer's previous off-road racer. Following the success of 2XL Supercross can't have been easy for developer... more

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  • 15.

    Mirror's Edge Review

    Mirror's Edge

    Mirror's Edge exudes cool from every pore, drips with cutting edge technical brilliance and never tries to deviate from its platforming focus. If any game was going to win an award for being cool, Mirror's Edge would be... more

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  • 14.

    Sway Review

    Sway

    With brilliant use of the touch screen, cute visuals and perfect pick up and play gameplay, Sway is currently one of the best games you can get for your iPhone. New platforms always seem to have defining games, whether it's the original... more

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  • 13.

    Zen Bound Review

    Zen Bound

    Zen Bound breathes ingenuity and individuality on a scale that hasn’t been seen on the iPhone. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed. The launch of a new action/adventure game is often heralded with phrases... more

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  • 12.

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut Review

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

    If you've finished Professor Layton and you're looking for something that combines decent puzzles with a ripping yarn, this is well worth a gander. "Paris in the fall. The last months of the year, and the end of the... more

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  • 11.

    Plants vs. Zombies Review

    Plants vs. Zombies

    The basic gameplay isn't exactly original, but it's been executed so well on the Xbox 360 that it absolutely needs to be in your collection. It's not often a game completely exceeds our expectations. These days games... more

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  • 10.

    Need for Speed: Undercover Review

    Need for Speed: Undercover

    A unique control set up combined with a well-executed, well-established franchise makes this a definite must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Anyone still sitting on the fence as to whether iPhone gaming requires... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 9.

    Street Fighter IV Review

    Street Fighter IV

    Basically, the PC version is the console version with a couple of new tricks, but it’s still absolutely awesome. When you think of PC gaming, you don't think of fighting games. And yet the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,iOS

  • 8.

    Real Racing Review

    Real Racing

    Real Racing delivers what is undeniably a gorgeous looking experience that will have fans of Forza/Gran Turismo grinning from ear to ear all day long. Way back when App Store was but a youngster, a grainy YouTube video surfaced... more

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  • 7.

    Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Review

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

    Online play makes this classic 2D fighter an essential purchase. 2009 may well go down as the year fighting games fought back. In February... more

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  • 6.

    FIFA 10 Review

    FIFA 10

    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. Last year I said FIFA 09 was the best FIFA ever created. Now, 12 months on,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 5.

    Tetris Review

    Tetris

    he original, maddeningly-addictive gameplay remains intact, but there's also a generous selection of alternative modes and variations. By now even the most casual of gamers must be familiar with Tetris. This was... more

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  • 4.

    Beneath A Steel Sky – Remastered Review

    Beneath A Steel Sky – Remastered

    Whether you're an established fan of puzzle adventures or just a newcomer to the genre, Beneath a Steel Sky is an absolute delight. Earlier this year Revolution released a Director's Cut for the... more

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  • 3.

    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Review

    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

    Spell-bindingly beautiful, packed full of wonderfully designed characters, and an eerie yet entrancing atmosphere that forces its way under your skin. It's easy to think of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, the sequel to last... more

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  • 2.

    Doodle Jump Review

    Doodle Jump

    For a meagre price there's absolutely no reason why Doodle Jump should be overlooked. The App Store has provided a plethora of premium games, ranging from NBA... more

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  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Whether you're a GTA veteran or someone who's never played one of these games before, you should know that this is one of the best games available for your PSP. Is GTA: Chinatown Wars my favourite handheld game of all time? It's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,iOS