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Our Top 10 List: Xbox 360 Games of 2009

Just like 2007, Microsoft has once again delivered stellar first-party titles to go along with securing lucrative third-party exclusive content to round out a great year in 2008. From Left 4 Dead to Fable 2, there are dozens of games that gamers can rejoice in and 2009 doesn't seem to differ one bit. Let's take a look at what's on the horizon for 2009's calendar year.

Click the link to see the full list, agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments! (Xbox 360)

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Gun_Senshi  +   2537d ago
10, 4, 3, 2, 1?
Is this a "Top 10"? I can only count 5 O_o

Edit: Lame site now updated -.-
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cherrypie  +   2537d ago
Its a little pointless predicting the "Ten Best Xbox 360 of 2009" because WE (as in nerd gamers) know that MS doesnt release details of upcoming games in advance.

Me? I'm looking forward to Ninja Blade, Halo Wars, Champions Online, Conan, Star Ocean 4, Forza 3, APB and Huxley.

I really hope Sakaguchi-san has Blue Dragon 2 underway for 2009.

But, there are many games we dont even know about yet. That is the way MS has *told* the press they're going to behave. That is the way they are behaving.

Pretending otherwise is just silly.
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Tomdc  +   2537d ago
I love how 6 of those are multiplat and 2 have halo in the title...
jammy_70  +   2537d ago
ps3 2009 > 360 2009

cherrypie  +   2536d ago
Agree(4) | Disagree(5)

Moderation on N4G is pointless and broken.

What you read up there is 100% accurate. Wishing it otherwise is retarded.
rucky  +   2537d ago
LOL 1...2... yep that's ten alright
10. Forza Motorsport 3 - Release Date: Winter 2009
9. Halo Wars - Release Date: March 3rd
8. Street Fighter IV - Release Date: February 17th
7. Resident Evil 5 - Release Date: March 13th
6. Dragon Age: Origins - Release Date: Winter 2009
5. Halo 3: ODST - Release Date: Fall 2009
4. Star Ocean: The Last Hope - Release Date: March 3rd
3. Alan Wake - Release Date: Winter 2009
2. Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams - Release Date: November 2009
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Fall 2009

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Danja  +   2537d ago
half of those games are
prowiew  +   2537d ago
Resident evil is the game for me. I really want to know more about alan wake. Call of duty probably will be awesome. I bet bioshock will not live to the expectations. The rest of the list, mehh. Maybe halo odst, but meh. I still play halo3
Lou-Cipher  +   2537d ago
I only got:


So I tried again and only got:

Lou-Cipher  +   2537d ago
These must be the people that add up MS sales numbers in Europe.
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2537d ago
LMFAO!!! + Bubble.
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SixZeroFour  +   2537d ago
lmao...that was pretty funny :)
UltimaEnder  +   2537d ago
It's working fine for me, must have been a server issue....I see 10,9,8 all the way through 1 on page 2....
Lou-Cipher  +   2537d ago
Thanks, I will check it again.
FOXDIE  +   2537d ago
Noooo way!
You dont say......
Nicaragua17  +   2537d ago
LOL @ all the multi-platform games that are coming out for the ps3 also.Alan Wait is the next Too Sh1tty,it will probably get canceled due to how bad it sucks.More Halo expansion packs? It's time to move on now Xbots,there are better games out there than Halo,when you suckers get a ps3 you will see what I mean.
SONYSLAVE  +   2537d ago

keep trying trolls.

it's not even 2009 yet lol you droid's are pathetic LMFAO!
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Mr PS3  +   2537d ago
You Happy now BoT
DA_SHREDDER  +   2537d ago
Nice list
Good to see all the great multiplats the 360 is getting all in one. Too bad the 360 doesn't have any good exclusives next year. I will be getting COD4 part 2 because we all know Infinity Ward has a hard on for the 360 and will play better and look better on the console. Other then that, I don't see me purchasing anything else on the list besides forza.
dachiefsman  +   2537d ago
MS has already stated that they have titles they still haven't announced.
Nogames08_09_360RROD  +   2537d ago
I am reporting this article as lame for all the multiplatform games on the list.

When us Sony fanboys and fangirls rattle of games for the PS3 they are 100% real exclusives.
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UltimaEnder  +   2537d ago
Wow are you seriously that big of a biased fanboy? You should really try and find something more productive to do with your day, there are some great 360 exclusives but all of them weren't listed, grow up child!
Johnny Cullen  +   2537d ago
TBH, having seen that list, the line-up for the 360 assures me for next year.

Not as much as the PS3 granted but I am much more assured now at this time this year then I was last year with their lineup, I mean:

- Forza Motorsport 3
- Halo 3: ODST
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope
- Alan Wake
- BioShock 2
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Plus, there are games on that list which I may get for the 360 then the PS3 like:

- Resident Evil 5
- Street Fighter IV

2009 is gonna be good if your a 360 owner but 2009 is gonna be great if your a multi console owner =D
Danja  +   2537d ago
SFIV will be best enjoyed using a DS3 controller ...
JOEdANGEL  +   2537d ago
SF4 will best be enjoyed with an arcade fighting controller.
Light Yagami  +   2537d ago
Awesome list. Looks better than the PS3.
Aclay  +   2537d ago
How can this list look better than the PS3's when half the games listed are multiplatform and will be on the PS3 as well? Makes no sense.

Uncharted 2
Killzone 2
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Heavy Rain
God of War 3

I just listed 9 PS3 games for 2009, they are all exclusive, none of them are coming out on the PC, and all of them are shaping up pretty nicely. The PS3 has a damn good lineup whether you like it or not.

Unless you can name 9 Xbox 360 exclusives for 2009 that aren't coming out on the PC to match up to the games I listed, your logic is flawed.
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lelo  +   2537d ago
You say

"Uncharted 2
Killzone 2
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Heavy Rain
God of War 3

One question... How many of these games will come out in 2009? I think only 2 of them are confirmed for 2009 ... Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and mayby GT5 and Heavy Rain... the rest i don't think so.

He is talking about 2009 ...

As for the X360 list... i'm not sure about Alan Wake comming out in 2009.
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Pennywise  +   2537d ago
lol!!! You are a funny guy, Charlie Brown.
dachiefsman  +   2537d ago
please tell me that you did that on purpose. cause that was some great trolling!
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bluhefner  +   2537d ago
Light, aren't you supposed to be dead. You couldn't play those games even if you wanted hahahaha.
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2537d ago
Ohohohaha..i needed a good laugh before bed.Thanks planetxbox360!!
UltimaEnder  +   2537d ago
What was funny? Are you like 12?
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2537d ago
What was funny? Half that list was multiplatform and the rest don't even have confirmed release dates.

Just wishful thinking.Hence,the comedy of it.
Light Yagami  +   2537d ago
LOL! Look at these pathetic droids trolling. Guess they finished watching MGS4.
Nogames08_09_360RROD  +   2537d ago
Says the guy with the gay name and avatar. The only thing your finished watching is a gay porno staring yourself and pp.

Unlike Queers of War 1.5, MGS4 has a final boss and isn't a mindless shooter.
y0haN  +   2537d ago
lol! the trolls on n4g are awesome.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2537d ago
All I want...
Operation Flashpoint 2.
dachiefsman  +   2537d ago
The game might be the next CoD killer. The game play looks fantastic.
Caspel  +   2537d ago
if I was to make a list of the top 10 2009 titles for the PS3, I am sure half of them would be multi too since Street Fighter IV, COD:MW2, Resident Evil 5, Dragon Age Origins and Bioshock 2 (assuming that it's not timed exclusive for either console) would make that list regardless. No guarantees on God of War 3 and FF XIII Versus making a 2009 release, so they would be excluded. Uncharted 2, Gran Turismo 5 and Infamous would make the list, but Killzone 2 wouldn't since I didn't like what I saw at E3 and the haven't changed my mind in beta. Wardevil isn't anything special until Digiguys actually reveal something about it since this has been vaporware outside of them saying it's still on its way. If Sony can confirm Heavy Rain is a 2009 release, then add that to my list. I can almost guarantee that MAG won't make 2009, so I'll exclude that too until Sony reveals more about the title.

So... Uncharted 2, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, and add in Flower... and there you have at least 9 of my top 10 for the PS3 in 2009 and a half of them being multiplatform. If God of War 3 is in fact coming for 2009 rather than the rumored spring 2010 release that's been going around, then that would round out the list.

It's not bad to be a multiplatform game nowadays, don't forget that.
Jdoki  +   2537d ago
Hmmm, not overly impressed, but I'm sure MS have a few more titles hidden up their copious sleeves.

Only games I am interested in from that list are Dragon Age and Star Ocean (and has Dragon age been confirmed for a Winter 09 release on 360?).

Can't really see how any list can contain Alan Wake as a) we know nothing about it, and b) I didn't think it had a confirmed release date.

Possibly interested in Forza 3, but that depends on how good GT5 is. I really liked Forza 2 and was disappointed with GT4 and GT5P, but nothing beats GT2 and 3... So, wait and see!

All the multi-plats I'll probably pick up for PS3, especially the online stuff (like CoD). Can't see that I'd want to play SFIV with the 360's awful D-Pad. Res Evil belongs on Playstation and wouldn't feel right played with the 360 controller.
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UltimaEnder  +   2537d ago
Ya, I think what we have to remember as well is that Microsoft is surely going to announce some BIG name titles over the course of the next 9 months. This list is only stuff that has been formally announced, it's only a matter of time before we hear about Mass Effect 2 and others.
Jdoki  +   2537d ago
What would make me happy in '09 from Microsoft...

- They announce some new and exciting IP's

- They announce sequels to established 360 exclusive IP's

What would make me unhappy in '09 from Microsoft...

- More wasted money on exclusive DLC (looking at you GTA IV!) which could be invested in new IP etc

- More wasted money on making traditional Playstation 3rd party titles mult-platform and then crowing about it as if it's the best news ever!

- They continue to release watered down, second rate versions of casual titles in a lame effort to land grab from Sony/Nintendo (Lips, In the Movies). And start to integrate Avatars in every damn product. I really don't want to see 'Xbox Fit', 'Xbox Sports', 'Xbox Play' etc etc etc.
cherrypie  +   2536d ago
" Alan Wake as a) we know nothing about it"

Huh? What's to know. We know the plot. We've seen plenty of in-game footage.

Here, let me LIVE search that for you;

The only thing missing is a confirmed 2009 delivery.

Dont be daft FFS.
Caspel  +   2537d ago
Crackdown 2 is all but confirmed now with a new development team being spun off from Real Time Worlds (the original developer) to take the project on full steam. So Microsoft so that in the cards as Larry Hryb has teased recently.

ME2 is confirmed to be released, but that won't be a 09 title -- no idea if it'll be exclusive to the 360 (most likely) either.

Rare has reportedly three titles next years with one of them being on the Xbox Live Arcade and it's not Banjo-Tooie. (Perfect Dark 2, Conker 2, Killer Instinct 3, whatever you'd like to imagine... along with whichever franchise they port or HD upgrade for the XBLA).

Microsoft also have projects with Mistwalker Studios that they aren't speaking about currently but Cry On may have moved over from Cavia to Microsoft for a publishing deal and it's only a matter of time before Lost Odyssey 2 and Blue Dragon 2 are announced (Blue Dragon already is receive it's 2nd DS title, so that's three titles in this franchise already).

There's more... but it's time for bed.
DA_SHREDDER  +   2537d ago
@ Caspel
Most of the games you guys mentioned above don't even matter. We are talking about games that are gonna rock the world. The only game you mentioned that will cause a stir is ME2, and guess what? Thats multiplat. Im not being a fanboy. I play on my 360 more then my ps3 at the present time, but you cant deny the fact that Sony has more and better exclusives then any pc or console next year. all the games mentioned above (besides ME2 of course) are mediocre at best compared to Sonys library next year.

So ya, pretty much what Im trying to say to all you bots is that you will be missing out on a lot of games next year if you dont get a ps3. Sure its pricey, but you would already own a ps3 if you were a true gamer. The 360 has been around for 3 years now. Its not like you couldn't save ten dollars a month since then to get a ps3. R2, Motorstorm 2, LBP, Metal Gear, Wipeout HD, Uncharted, Warhawk, Ratchet, and GTP are good enough reasons to buy a ps3 by now. If you don't own one then you must not be a true gamer.
Caspel  +   2537d ago
Actually, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark and Conker are bigger franchises than majority of Sony franchises and don't pretend like they aren't since they are proven franchises that have sold great and have been received critical acclaim at times too.

There's only one game that's going to "rock the world" for the PS3 and that's God of War 3 and that's not even an established 2009 title. The rest are all good fillers at this point since Uncharted is still a franchise trying to prove itself to the gaming community along with Killzone. Heavy Rain is in the same boat as Alan Wake too.

So please don't overlook a gaming library without carefully examining it. Nintendo is set to have a great year too.
Handsome_Devil  +   2537d ago
"Actually, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark and Conker are bigger franchises than majority of Sony franchises"

they might be good games, I never played any of them to talk about them.

but honestly, I've been a gamer since Sega 16 bit console. and really GT5 and MGS4 alone can say they are bigger franchises than any others on the market even Halo itself.
YouNoob  +   2537d ago
so funny
what the insecurity due to owning a bluray player instead of a gaming machine does to people. but you have to forgive them, they are all new to gaming (also called noobs) and dont really know what gaming is. hence that's why they are owning the gaystation.
MK_Red  +   2537d ago
No Brutal Legend and Bayonetta = FAIL.
Caspel  +   2537d ago
I've seen Bayonetta in person at E3 and it was nothing more than a DMC clone at that point. I hope it's greatly improved since then.
Magic_The_Celt  +   2537d ago
b..b...bu...but unannounced exlusives :(
jrsenkbe  +   2537d ago
Come on people, keep clamoring at straws, half of the games are multi-plat. If a game is multi-plat they shouldnt be able to be in these lists. Can someone name 10 MS exclusives worth my money?
sit down droid  +   2537d ago
no game ever is worth the full price that they sell it for.
pickle1234  +   2537d ago
you forgot to mention Mass Effect 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction. Mass Effect 2 is supposed to come out in 09. Its been in development since june 07. Mass Effect is the Best Game of all time
Caspel  +   2537d ago
actually Mass Effect 2 won't make 09 due to that Dragon Age Origins is coming out and Bioware won't want to compete with themselves. The only possibly way is that if Dragon Age releases in early Fall and ME2 releases in late winter. Still, highly doubtful that Bioware will release two games in one year in the same genre on the same console.

As for Splinter Cell: Conviction, that probably won't make 2009 either due to the development problems.
Rocky87  +   2537d ago
Waiting for Call of Duty MW 2 and FEAR 2.
Could be the best FPS in 2009. Maybe Killzone 2 but I think CoD 6 will eat it for breakfast.
jmiscavish  +   2537d ago
Forget multiplat. I'd say most people only own one console anyway, so multiplat doesn't really matter to begin with.

I'm more concerned that all but ONE of those title is a sequel. Why is it that every game I play now has a number in the title?

I want more left for deads and little big planets, please. I've had enough numbered releases...
mcgrawgamer  +   2537d ago
people complain about multiplats but in the end they are playing the same freaking game on their console of choice. I don't like to bring this up, but games like resistance 2 should have sold close to or on par with gears 2. Instead it was outsold by a multiplat game like COD. games are games and the more people that enjoy them the better. Do some of us really think that devs are going to continue to make fresh and new IP's when they don't sell. Gamers are some of the most picky and fickle people on the planet. We want new IP's; exclusive IP's just for the sake of saying it's exclusive but we don't support the titles. shut up about whether a game is multiplat or not and just enjoy good games.

to piggy back what you said of course :)
PS360PCROCKS  +   2537d ago
Exactly. Lol everyone pretends like most people give a crap. They most certainly don't, if a 360 kid gets COD, I'm pretty sure he's happy. Multi-platform games are usually the system sellers because they are usually the biggest names. Almost all of Sony's first party has sold nothing. Gears Of War 1 and 2 and MGS4, were the two stand out titles that sold a ton of units. Fable 2, Bioshock (for it's exclusive time) Resistance 1 and 2, Uncharted and Forza 2 all sold pretty well. But every other 1st party game has been around the 1-1.5 million mark or struggled to meet that.
LeGenDx  +   2537d ago
i just lol'd
is this all they got?
pickle1234  +   2537d ago
if mass effect 2 doesn't come out that will suck
PS360PCROCKS  +   2537d ago
Their should be announcements regarding splinter cell, Mass Effect and Alan Wake and hopefully a certain fighter from rare :)
UltimaEnder  +   2537d ago
Wow, I forgot Splinter Cell, thanks for the reminder on that Xbox 360 exclusive!
tonywood  +   2537d ago
360 has some stuf going on here. I think Alan Wake will be cool and halo Wars will be good for rpg/stragegy buffs. The other big names are all multi=plat though. 360 needs Stafcraft Ghost to re-surface, and where is HUXLEY? Been hearing about that game for 2 and a half years now. Instead of exclusive DLC I thik it would have been hot if Msoft would have used their RARE company and made a Goldeneye remake. The same game, with the bungie/Epic graphics engine. THAT WOULD BE HOTT!! I would even consider getting a 360 for that.

2009 will be the REAL year for superfans to trash-talk about.
OGharryjoysticks  +   2537d ago
Multiplats and Halos
With 3 Halo games in one year does that mean Halo cereal and baby milk bottles are incoming?
gerardo5566  +   2537d ago
2009 belong to ps3 hands down!!!!!
yes 360 has a couple of good exclusives but the ps3 has alot more exclusives!!! forget multiplatform and at the end of the day the console with the best exclusives has the better games and right now sony has better exclusives and next year is even looking better!!!!! whos the moron that said killer instict and banjo are bigger names than the ps3 exclusives...come on buddy there was only one killer instinct so how is it proven so succesful? and banjo gets eaten alive by ratchet and clank and jak and daxter these are way better exclusive platformers!!!!! bottomline the ps3 has the best exclusives now and next year!!!!! and if you have an argument name me 15 great exclusives the 360 has now? and 15 great exclusives that they have in 2009?
Caspel  +   2537d ago
correction, there's been 2 Killer Instincts along with an upgraded version of the second title for the Nintendo 64. Gets your facts straight before speaking as it'll save you time from trying to defend yourself in the future.
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