Top Music Games of 2009

Welcome to's top music 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! 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.

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  • 9.

    Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits

    Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun. I was going to write a really smart ass intro about how many Guitar Hero... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2

  • 8.

    Band Hero

    It's a game that comes across more as GH with a different musical focus, rather than as a new IP in its own right. Somewhere along the line it seems the new franchise's focus became a little confused. Band Hero might as well... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 7.

    Patapon 2

    There's no denying this is a great game with bags of charm, just know what you're getting before you pick it up. Patapon proved to be an incredibly charming game on its release in 2008. Essentially a 2D RTS controlled by... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 6.

    Guitar Hero: Metallica

    If you're a big fan of Metallica and metal in general then this has everything you could want - just don't go expecting any massive innovation. There's a real danger that Guitar Hero may be falling into the same trap that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2

  • 5.

    Rock Band Unplugged

    The lack of multiplayer is disappointing and we'd have preferred a few more tracks, but for finger tapping fun on the move this comes highly recommended. We've had Guitar Hero on the DS, complete with odd add-on peripheral,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 4.


    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 3.

    The Beatles: Rock Band

    If you have even a passing fondness for John, Paul, George and Ringo, this game will make you an extremely happy bunny. Rock-rhythm games are an increasingly tricky proposition for your humble games reviewer. Last year VideoGamer... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    Guitar Hero 5

    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. It's hard to believe... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 1.

    DJ Hero

    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. Just about everyone in the world has at some point attempted to play... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3