Top Xbox 360 Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Xbox 360 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.

  • 30.

    The Saboteur Review

    The Saboteur

    Feeling good? The Saboteur is a strange, hodge-podge mongrel of a game. It's got the open... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 29.

    Mirror's Edge Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 28.

    Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Review

    Burnout Paradise

    For true next-gen arcade racing thrills Burnout Paradise is most definitely your best option. For many people Criterion's Burnout Paradise demonstrated for the first time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 27.

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

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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  • 26.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 25.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt Review

    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 disappointing Operation Anchorage... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 24.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 23.

    Plants vs. Zombies Review

    Plants vs. Zombies

    The basic gameplay isn't exactly original, but it's been executed so well on the Xbox 360 that it absolutely needs to be in your collection. It's not often a game completely exceeds our expectations. These days games... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 22.

    UFC 2009 Undisputed Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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  • 21.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 20.

    Fight Night Round 4 Review

    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 not an expert. I can throw a dragon punch... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 19.

    Street Fighter IV Review

    Street Fighter IV

    Basically, the PC version is the console version with a couple of new tricks, but it’s still absolutely awesome. When you think of PC gaming, you don't think of fighting games. And yet the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 18.

    Splosion Man Review

    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 different to the norm... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 17.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 16.

    Trials HD Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 15.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 14.

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 13.

    The Beatles: Rock Band Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 12.

    Red Faction: Guerrilla Review

    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 control, and more importantly how you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Halo 3: ODST Review

    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

  • 10.

    Resident Evil 5 Review

    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. For many... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 9.

    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: Xbox 360,Xbox 360

  • 8.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 7.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 6.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 5.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 4.

    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: Xbox 360

  • 3.

    Left 4 Dead 2 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Forza Motorsport 3 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 1.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review

    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 a rest after I finished the single-player campaign in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360