Top PC Action Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PC 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.

  • 27.

    Infernal: Hells Vengeance Review

    Infernal

    Infernal is incredibly dated, lacking features we expected in console games a generation ago, and almost devoid of any truly original ideas. Take a fairly average PC third-person shooter, wait two years before... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 26.

    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Review

    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

    It's obvious that adult gamers should avoid Republic Heroes. But, more damning, it's also impossible to recommend it to anyone wondering whether they should buy it for a young fan of The Clone Wars. The woefully-titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has clearly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Fans of the movie are likely to find something to enjoy here, but outside of the fact that this is a movie license it's hard to find much to heap praise on. I've yet to see the latest Transormers movie, having had my hopes dashed by... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    SAW Review

    SAW

    Fans of the hugely successful and seemingly never-ending film series are the only people likely get some thrills out of this hit and miss horror game. Saw the video game is really unnerving at times. Trying to escape a hideous... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 23.

    James Cameron's Avatar The Game Review

    James Cameron's Avatar The Game

    In this pretty but basic third-person action game, in which you play a blue-skinned Na'vi hell bent on ridding the planet of Pandora of unwelcome Newcomers, waggling is both woeful and frustrating. To 3D, or not to 3D? That was James Cameron's question. Ubisoft Montreal's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 22.

    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Review

    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest

    There is certainly lots of fun to be had with LOTR: Conquest, but unfortunately it's not really the kind of fun that lasts over a long period of time. If you haven't got the time to read Neon's in-depth review or just don't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 21.

    X-Blades Review

    X-Blades

    By no means a terrible effort, but X-Blades has too many problems to ignore, especially with plenty of better alternatives available on each platform. We can't have been the only ones to have concerns about Southpeak's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Half-Blood Prince is monotonous and lacking the exciting moments of the book and film, but you do get to play as Harry and act like a wizard in Hogwarts. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 19.

    Saints Row 2 Review

    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 18.

    The Godfather II Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 17.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 16.

    Prototype Review

    Prototype

    Prototype looked like it was going to be a hell of a lot of fun each and every time we saw it over its extended development, and it is fun, just not all the time. There's been an open-world overload in recent months. It seems as though... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    Mini Ninjas Review

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Ghostbusters The Video Game Review

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    If you've been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 or simply a video game that does the classic series justice, Ghostbusters: The Video Game won't disappoint. No other game can have had as much Hollywood involvement as Ghostbusters:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 13.

    Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre Review

    Rogue Trooper

    t would be easy to dismiss Rogue Trooper as the game where you play as a blue man with a talking gun, helmet and rucksack, but that blue man deserves a place in your Wii collection. Rogue Trooper surprised quite a lot of people on its release in 2006 for the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 12.

    Mirror's Edge Pure Time Trial Map Pack Review

    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 year we made it quite... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 11.

    Ninja Blade Review

    Ninja Blade

    Ninja Blade has no right to be as entertaining as it is. It's not as accomplished as the genre's heavyweights, but anyone able to see it as the roller-coaster ride it is should have a great time. It's unlikely you'll have ever played a game as bizarre as From Software's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Wheelman Review

    Wheelman

    If the idea of a crazy, almost stuntman-like car-based action game sounds like your kind of thing, Wheelman shouldn't be passed up. Given Midway's heavily publicised financial problems and Wheelman's late... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    ArmA II Review

    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 by now. I've written three... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 8.

    Bionic Commando Review

    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 great speed around the various... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 7.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    If you go in not expecting to play the game of the year then you're going to get a hell of a lot of fun out of MUA2. In the wake of Disney's purchase of Marvel, we thought it would be fun to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.

    Brutal Legend Review

    Brutal Legend

    Brutal Legend is a game that an awful lot of people are going to enjoy, despite its combat failings. It just prevents a great game from being one of the greatest. Brutal Legend is the latest game from development studio Double Fine, the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 5.

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Review

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

    The Lost and Damned would be worth buying as a stand alone game, so as a sub £15 priced download it's an essential purchase. We've had a mixed bag as far as DLC goes, with developers struggling to find... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 4.

    Shadow Complex Review

    Shadow Complex

    Shadow Complex is a triumph, a new standard for downloadable games. Shadow Complex is Super Metroid for the Gears of War generation. Its 2D... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 3.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

    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 are usually men and women who are capable... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 2.

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

    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. "I have a deep sadness in me, Luis. Will you join me, please, for an orgy of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 1.

    Assassin's Creed II Review

    Assassin's Creed II

    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. Assassin's Creed was a massive commercial success, yet it received the most... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC