Top PS2 Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PS2 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.

  • 25.

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    There’s something depressing about the way this game fails to achieve its own lowly goals. G.I. Joe, you stand before this military court having been charged with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 24.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 23.

    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Review

    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings

    Staff of Kings tries to do so many things that it fails to nail any of them. The combat is clumsy, the adventuring is dull, the shooting is uninspired and the presentation is severely lacking. The Wii takes a lot of criticism for being home to a plethora of sub-par... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 22.

    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: PlayStation 2

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  • 21.

    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: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 20.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 19.

    Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits Review

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 18.

    PES 2010 Review

    PES 2010

    If FIFA 10 is Manchester United, then PES 2010 is Aston Villa. Despite flashes of class, only one team is capable of winning the Premier League. The gulf in class is widening. PES 2010 is a better game than PES 2009, but... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 17.

    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: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

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  • 16.

    Band Hero Review

    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 be called Guitar Hero 5: Pop Edition. That's not a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 15.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 14.

    PES 2009 Review

    PES 2009

    It's not better than FIFA 09 next-gen, and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but with time and effort you'll find it the most rewarding virtual game of football around. When PES 2008 was released on the Wii early last year, it showed up the Xbox... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 13.

    Guitar Hero: Metallica Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 12.

    Fallout 3: Point Lookout Review

    Fallout 3: Point Lookout

    The quality of the main quests is beyond dispute. If you’re a Fallout fan with 800 points to spare, there’s really no reason not to pick this up. Bethesda seems to be following a steady curve with its DLC for Fallout 3.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 11.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Review

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    Tiger Woods is a game that has been tuned extensively down the years, and with the new precision putting there really isn't a better time to finally jump in. I feel like I've written this review numerous times already. Such is the way... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 10.

    Madden NFL 10 Review

    Madden NFL 10

    Madden NFL 10 is a great but complex virtual version of America's Game. It's no longer okay to simply dismiss EA's humongous Madden franchise... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 9.

    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge Review

    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

    Arctic Edge is a great achievement on the PSP. The Arctic setting makes for some great track design and incredible visuals, but there's just something holding the game back from being a true classic. MotorStorm isn't exactly a racing series on par with Gran Turismo, but it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 8.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 7.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 6.

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Review

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

    High Impact Games missed the mark with its Ratchet and Clank spin-off "Secret Agent Clank", but The Lost Frontier more or less nails the Jak and Daxter formula. There hasn't been a Jak and Daxter game for ages. After the duo made such an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 5.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 4.

    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

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 3.

    Guitar Hero 5 Review

    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 that we've seen so many Guitar Hero games released over... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 2.

    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: PlayStation 2

  • 1.

    DJ Hero Review

    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 a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2