Top 100 Biggest Games of 2009. Happy New Year from VGB

1 January 2009
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FireworksHappy New Year everyone! See 2009’s biggest games in the Top 100 overview below. 2009 is looking to be yet another awesome year for us gamers!

It’s said that “Anticipation is half the fun.” As such, this list will be based on both factual and indeterminable factors like: hype, a developer’s track record, fanboy anticipation, previous sales if it’s a series, even nostalgia was taken into account. Obviously not every upcoming game could be included or it’d be a top 300, which it was at one point during the 20 hours of researching and editing. So I skipped on expansions to focus on the biggest new releases, but for games to be included they have to have at least been announced or talked about by their developer/publisher. Games that we think are likely to be released outside of Japan this year, or which haven’t been confirmed for release in 2009 yet but have been in development for years, will all be written in italic to make clear it’s our guesstimate it’s coming. The rest of the games have all been confirmed for 2009, but are — as always — subject to possible delay. If you’re looking for the release date and/or media of a certain game, click on its name and you’ll go to a page with the most relevant info on it. With that said…

Let’s take a look at the Top 100:

100. Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
99. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
98. Red Steel 2 (Wii)
97. Sin & Punishment 2 (Wii)
96. Scribblenauts (DS)
95. Moon (DS)
94. L.A. Noire (PS3)
93. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
92. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, Wii, DS, PSP)
91. Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Wii)
90. National Geographic: Africa (PS3)
89. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS)
88. Stargate Worlds (PC)
87. UFC 2009 Undisputed (Xbox 360, PS3)
86. The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)
85. InFamous (PS3)
84. Just Cause 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
83. Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
82. Solid Body Picross 3D (Wii)
81. Metal Gear Solid Touch (iPhone)
80. APB (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
79. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360)
78. Phantasy Star Zero (DS)
77. The King of Fighters XII (PS3, Xbox 360)
76. Wolfenstein (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
75. White Knight Chronicles (PS3)
74. Brutal Legend (Xbox 360, PS3)
73. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
72. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)
71. Dragon Age: Origins (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
70. Yakuza 3 (PS3)
69. Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
68. Mafia II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
67. Halo Wars (Xbox 360)
66. Bayonetta (Xbox 360, PS3)
65. Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (Wii)
64. Miles Edgeworth: Perfect Prosecutor (DS)
63. WarioWare: Made in Me (DS)
62. Twisted Metal (PS3)
61. Ratchet & Clank Future 2 (PS3)
60. Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360)
59. Alpha Protocol (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
58. Empire: Total War (PC)
57. Guitar Hero: Metallica (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
56. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PS3, PS2, DS, PSP, Mobile)
55. Guild Wars 2 (PC)
54. The Conduit (Wii)
53. I Am Alive (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC)
52. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
51. Terminator Salvation: The Videogame (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
50. Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
49. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Xbox 360, PS3)
48. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP)
47. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
46. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii)
45. Skate 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
44. Kirby Adventure (Wii)
43. The Godfather II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
42. Professor Layton and the Demon’s Box (DS)
41. Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
40. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii, DS)
39. Bionic Commando (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
38. Dark Void (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
37. Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
36. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
35. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, Wii, DS)
34. Heavy Rain (PS3)
33. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
32. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
31. MadWorld (Wii)
30. Punch-Out!! (Wii)
29. Mario & Luigi RPG 3 (DS)
28. Deus Ex 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
27. Beyond Good & Evil 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
26. Dragon Ball Online (PC)
25. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
24. Rock Band: The Beatles (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2)
23. Dragon Quest IX: Protector’s of the Sky (DS)
22. Alan Wake (PC, Xbox 360)
21. Prototype (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
20. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PC)
19. Halo 3: ODST (Xbox 360)
18. Portal 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
17. Killzone 2 (PS3)
16. Assassin’s Creed 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
15. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360, PC)
14. Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
13. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (PS3, Xbox 360)
12. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
11. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
10. Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
9. Diablo III (PC)
8. God of War III (PS3)
7. The Sims 3 (PC)
6. Starcraft II: Terrans – Wings of Liberty (PC)
5. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
4. Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360, PS3)
3. Guitar Hero 5 (multiplatform)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (multiplatform)
1. Duke Nukem Forever… just kidding! In reality it is… Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360)

So… What are your favorites?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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