Top PC Action Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top action 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.

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  • 21.

    Saints Row 2

    If you just want a game that positively encourages you to mess around, we can't recommend Saints Row 2 enough. We really hope Volition and THQ are fully aware of the game they've created. Saints Row 2 is a game that excels... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    NecroVisioN

    If you're after a no-nonsense, monster slaughtering FPS that moves at a fast pace and looks pretty smart, you could do a lot worse than NecroVisioN. While many people find it quite easy to enjoy a cheesy Hollywood movie,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    The Godfather II

    In short doses Godfather II can be an absolute hoot, but sadly its shortcomings become more and more obvious the longer you spend with it. Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II is widely regarded to be one of the best... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    If you've always wanted to play as Wolverine without the muzzle, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is what you've been waiting for. Playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very odd experience. It's a game based on a 12-rated summer... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood doesn't make the most of its setting, but it's a solid FPS with a few twists to give it an identity of its own. A really good wild west shooter seems like a pretty easy game to make. Considering... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 16.

    Mini Ninjas

    Mini Ninjas is fun, if you play stealthily, but it will do nothing to quell the growing call from a new Hitman from IO Interactive. Ninjas are hard wired into our psyches as visual shorthand for cool. I mean, they hide in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 15.

    Section 8

    The lack of a proper single-player experience and the poor graphics will prevent Section 8 from achieving huge success, but the core multiplayer gameplay should ensure a healthy and loyal following. It's easy to dismiss sci-fi... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 14.

    Serious Sam HD

    Serious Sam HD is undoubtedly fun and relentless in its strive for all-out action, but with a recommended retail price of £18, it feels a bit light. Back in 2001, Croteam's Serious Sam: The First Encounter made quite an impact.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 13.

    Mirror's Edge Pure Time Trial Map Pack

    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. When we reviewed EA and DICE's Mirror's Edge late last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

    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. When presented with the choice of two... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 11.

    ArmA II

    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. Okay, so you've probably gotten the message... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Bionic Commando

    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. When you're propelling Spencer at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    The Saboteur

    Feeling good? The Saboteur is a strange, hodge-podge mongrel of a game. It's got the open world and vehicle-nabbing of the GTA series, the free-flow climbing of Assassin's Creed, and the sneaky kill-em-from-behind action... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    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 it.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    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. Don't fancy reading the review? Would you prefer to sit back in your chair and watch... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    Red Faction: Guerrilla

    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. Red Faction Guerrilla is all about... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 5.

    Resident Evil 5

    With a whole heap of content to unlock, a campaign that begs to be replayed and top of the line production values there's very little to be disappointed with. Following one of the greatest games of all time can't be easy.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 4.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Whether you fancy skulking in the shadows, smashing slow motion fists in into a goon's skull, or simply using some cool gadgets, you can do no wrong with what is Eidos' best game in years. Super heroes appeal because they... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 3.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Make no mistake, this is an excellent sequel that does much to build upon the foundations of the first game. Popular mythology states that the only way to truly kill a zombie is to either put a bullet in the brain, or to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 2.

    The Path

    By leaving so much open to interpretation in the mind of the player, The Path shows a maturity that belies its roots in a child’s fairy tale. Are video games art? It's a question that's launched a million threads of incendiary... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 1.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    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. I felt like I needed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC