Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    


  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff
 

Who had the best E3?

Microsoft
Sony
Activision
EA
Ubisoft


Game Profile
 Written by GT Staff  on December 31, 2009

Special: Here's the fourth part of our look back on our Favorite Games of 2009.




Part 1 | Part 2
Part 3 | Part 4
The Best of the Best

The end of the year is nigh. And while 2009 wasn't the best year for the video game industry (what with all the studio closures, game delays and lowered sales), there was still plenty of great new games released. And they need to be honored.

So sit back and relax as the editors of Gaming Target take you alphabetically through our favorite games of 2009...

NHL 10
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer EA Canada
Release Date: September 15, 2009

"There aren't any mini-games and there's certainly no arcade play. That's never been what EA's hockey series has been about. NHL 10, like its predecessors, puts the emphasis on realism." - Matt Swider
Read the Full Review



OutRun Online Arcade
Platforms: Xbox 360
Publisher: Sega
Developer Sumo Digital
Release Date: April 15, 2009

"As a port of OutRun 2 SP (a game of rather recent vintage), OutRun Online Arcade features few changes beyond the cosmetic touchups needed to make the graphics high definition. Not that that's a bad thing. OutRun 2006 was a fantastic game that spent a good deal of time in my PS2 and OutRun Online Arcade retains the slick arcade racing gameplay of its predecessor. And seeing as how the game has never looked prettier, what's not to love?" - John Scalzo
Read the Full Review

Peggle
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer PopCap Games
Release Date: March 11, 2009 (Xbox 360) / November 19, 2009 (PS3)

"Overall, the [Xbox 360/PS3] edition of Peggle has turned out to be the most feature-packed version of the game yet. It is nearly impossible to describe why all of the above is as addicting as it is, so if you haven't tried Peggle, I beg you to download the demo to see what you have been missing. At only 800 Microsoft Points/$10, this game is a steal that will provide countless hours of enjoyment for players of all ages." - Joe DeLia
Read the Full Review

The Saboteur
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer Pandemic Studios
Release Date: December 8, 2009

As Pandemic's swan song, The Saboteur could have been a throwaway, incomplete game, but no, you get a full package of quality sandbox gaming in a familiar era - World War II - but in a completely different way. Instead of doing battle on the front lines of the Great War, you end up playing a wise-cracking thorn in the side of our favorite whipping boys, the Nazis, in a desperate attempt to liberate France. A fun story of one man's revenge against one single Nazi, along with hundreds of sabotage-based sidequests and the unique black-to-color visual style make Saboteur one of the most interesting and entertaining games of the year, albeit a bittersweet ride for Pandemic. At least they went out with one of their most unique and inspired games. - Adam Woolcott

< previous | page 1 of 2 | next >

User Comments

Rocket League “Supersonic Fury” DLC Set To Hit PS4 and Steam in August


Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Coming Out in October on Xbox One and PS4


One Upon Light Set For Release in October on PS4 From Rising Star Games


Toy Soldiers: War Chest Set For Release on August 11, 2015 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC


Nintendo Unveils Miiverse Major Update That Increases Functionality


World of Tanks Launches On Xbox One With Cross Platform Play


Project Spark Year One Edition Revealed Along With New Content


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning DLC Arrives August 4


Massive Splatoon Update Next Week Adds Modes, Weapons, Increased Level Cap and More


Team 17 Teams Up With Playtonic Games on Kickstarter Project Yooka-Laylee






Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS