Top Xbox 360 Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com'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.

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  • 30.

    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

  • 29.

    Borderlands

    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

  • 28.

    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

  • 27.

    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

  • 26.

    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

  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    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 the right balance between... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 23.

    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

  • 22.

    Peggle

    Peggle is pure, distilled fun in digital form. This is accessible, feel-good gaming at its very best. Simple to learn, hard to master. It's a well-worn cliché, but couldn't be more applicable in the case of Peggle. New to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 21.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    The Pitt just about makes up for the snore-fest that was Operation Anchorage, and will have Fallout 3 fans dribbling with anticipation for the level-cap raising third add-on Broken Steel. Now this is more like it. After the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 20.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    Put simply, if you love Fallout 3, Broken Steel is an essential purchase. IMPORTANT NOTICE! The following review contains SPOILERS relating to the ending of Fallout 3. Consider yourself warned. Everybody loved Fallout 3 for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 19.

    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

  • 18.

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    Splosion Man

    'Splosion Man is a remarkably simple idea that's been turned into a truly devilish platform puzzler, and it's full of charm and humour without coming across as cheesy. Downloadable games can generally try something a bit... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 15.

    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

  • 14.

    Trials HD

    Trials HD is a game that seems tailor made for Xbox LIVE Arcade and we can't recommend it highly enough. We've probably said it a million times before, but we know a game's got something special when it attracts everyone... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 13.

    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 action mechanics are pretty much lifted straight out of the 1994 Nintendo classic,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 12.

    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

  • 11.

    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

  • 10.

    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

  • 9.

    Halo 3: ODST

    It seems a silly conclusion, but Halo 3: ODST is still Halo. It's still cracking fun. ODST is an absolutely essential purchase if you're a Halo fan. Halo. Microsoft's great Xbox seller. Bungie's tour de force. It knows no... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 4.

    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

  • 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.

    Forza Motorsport 3

    Never before has there been such a content-packed racing game, playable for people of all skill levels, that feels this good. What would make the ultimate racing game? It's hard to put a finger on the exact ingredients that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 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