Top PS3 Games of 2009

Welcome to's top 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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  • 30.

    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 brainstorm some fantasy Disney/Marvel... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 29.


    It's easy to see that the EyePet is the best virtual pet that anyone has ever created. It's cute, it can do lots of neat tricks, and it puts motion controls to great use. Sony's EyePet is more or less a direct descendent... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 28.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 27.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time

    Fans of Ratchet and Clank will find A Crack in Time to be more of the same, with a few twists here and there. If you're looking for a fun, imaginative, family friendly PS3 game, this is perfect. I can understand why some... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 25.


    Gearbox should be praised. Borderlands is unique, it's different, and it's hard to classify. I am standing over corpses: dead Skags, Mutant Midget Psychos and Badass Bruisers. Each one killed by a unique tool of destruction.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 24.

    Tekken 6

    In a year destined to be remembered as the one that saw the resurgence of the fighting game, Tekken 6's star is too dull to shine brightest. It seems difficult to criticise Tekken 6 for feeling like an uninspired effort from... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 23.

    Gravity Crash

    Gravity Crash is challenging, often frustrating, but wonderfully satisfying. Buy it. Play it. Get the t-shirt. Messy-haired lead singers wear Atari t-shirts. Young professional couples furnish their two bedroom apartments... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 22.

    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

  • 21.

    Killzone 2

    Two years into the console's life cycle, the undoubted graphical potential of the machine has been realised - Killzone 2 unleashes the power of the PS3 - nothing on any console comes close. Bringing a building to its knees... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 20.

    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

  • 19.

    Street Fighter IV

    Street Fighter IV effortlessly captures the Street Fighter spirit. It's instantly familiar but with enough innovation to interest fighting game fanatics willing to dig a little deeper. It's been just under 12 years since... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 18.


    Conventional it may not be, but Flower possesses the kind of creative beauty that rarely surfaces in full-budget games - let alone a £6.29 PSN title. A lonely flower sits on a table in a dilapidated flat, somewhere deep in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 17.

    Resident Evil 5

    With a whole heap of content to unlock, including the brilliant Mercenaries mode, 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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 16.

    UFC 2009 Undisputed

    UFC 2009 Undisputed is stylish, fresh and deeply engaging. It is, in short, a bruising powerhouse of a game. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is closing in on you at frightening speed. Sweat is dripping over his heavily-tattooed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 15.

    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: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    Fight Night Round 4

    If you're into boxing you're going to love Fight Night Round 4. The physics-based fighting is simply brilliant, the career mode will last you an age and the online functionality is solid. When it comes to beat 'em ups I'm... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    WipEout HD Fury

    WipEout HD Fury seems a snip at just £8. The new tracks are excellent, but it's the game modes that offer the real value for money here. Expansion packs never get me too excited. Even if they're for games I love, I'd much... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 12.

    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 Capcom unleashed Street Fighter IV, a game many have said has almost single-handedly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 11.

    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: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 10.

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2

    Wrap up an enjoyable rally experience with the best racing game visuals we've ever seen and DIRT 2 becomes a must-buy game. If review scores were handed out for slickness alone Codemasters' Colin McRae: DIRT 2 would be an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 9.

    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

  • 8.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

    This is action gaming at its very best, although with the toned down carnage during combat there's a nagging sense that Sigma 2's not quite the ultimate edition of the game it could have been. We always hear from developers... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    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, that statement is untrue,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    The single-player adventure packs in so many incredible moments that you'll be talking about it with friends for months and the multiplayer is rammed with content. A must buy. Don't get me wrong: I really enjoyed the original... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 4.

    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

  • 3.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    PixelJunk Shooter

    PixelJunk Shooter is an enjoyable, quirky game that's yet another successful entry in the PixelJunk series. Japanese developer Q-Games should be sued under the Trade Descriptions Act. Downloadable PSN game PixelJunk Shooter,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 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