Top 5 Xbox 360 Releases of 2009

AndyGoes writes, "Let's take a walk down memory lane together, shall we? 2008 brought us 360 owners some amazing exclusive titles. For those of us that enjoy living someone else's life, we had that opportunity with Fable II. We also got the next installment from Cliffy B, Gears of War II. With a few other exclusives, an entire library of XBLA titles (with more than 60 scoring above 75% on Metacritic - Braid, anyone?) and many cross-platform titles, we've been able to give our thumbs a regular regiment of exercise. Throw in the fact that Microsoft further embraced the community by opening up the XNA Creator's Club, it's obvious that Microsoft has not become complacent in engaging the hardcore gamer. Just to sweeten the pot (and help appeal to the casual crowd), Microsoft dropped the NXE on us just a few short weeks ago, adding a few refreshing fixes/adjustments and some awesome features. With all that in mind, these are my top five picks for 2009..."

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bgrundman3463d ago

It looks like 2009 will be a good year for 360 gamers.

lord_of_balrogs3463d ago

They forgot Splinter Cell Conviction.

Halochampian3463d ago

Many people forget conviction. It's a big exclusive for the 360.

Shadow Man3463d ago

Star Ocean 4 Xbox 360s Last Hope.

Kareshi_X3463d ago

shut up shadow turd and go and wait for White knight Chronicles of a game that looks and plays exactly like FF12 for the ps2 .

gaffyh3463d ago

These 360 lists are a pile of crap, they have almost no exclusive games on them. Alan wake is most likely 2010, RE5 and Ghostbusters are Multiplatform.

They could have put Splinter Cell, Race Pro, Star Ocean 4.

Gun_Senshi3463d ago

Splinter Cell is not exclusive -_- its a Port from PC

Madgunner3463d ago

i would not be surprised if splinter cell comes out for the ps3... im like 90 percent sure it will

InMyOpinion3463d ago

I love how these articles ignore 360 exclusives just to say 'The 360 has no games in 2009'.

StephanieBBB3463d ago

But the only game I care about atm is Killzone 2. I could care less about white knight chronicles because to me it has to prove itself bigtime before im buying it. Same with Halo wars.

Wile3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

LOL, Gun still trying the whole PC/360 not console exclusive thing. But you've changed your strategy now these games are ported FROM PC. Good luck with that.

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bgrundman3463d ago

Does the PS3 have a lineup that can compare with thte 360?

ThatCanadianGuy3463d ago

PS3's 09 lineup > 360's 09 lineup.

There.I said it.

Aclay3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )


"Does the PS3 have a lineup that can compare with the 360?"

Gran Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
God of War 3
Uncharted 2
Killzone 2
The Agency

^ And that list is just a fraction of PS3 exclusives for 09'. Even if a few of those games get pushed to 2010, the PS3 will still have an awesome line-up.

Erotic Sheep3463d ago

"Does the 360 have a lineup that can compare with thte PS3?"


steck673463d ago

Im no fanboy but, I have to admit, the PS3 has a way better line-up for 2009 than the 360.

dukadork3463d ago

it's not even funny
moving on

JasonPC360PS3Wii3463d ago

Most of the games in that PS3 list will see a delay, or be in beta for 5yrs.

dukadork3463d ago

much better than rushing half assed products out

speaking of delay: wake me up when alan's out

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Halochampian3463d ago

take out Ghostbusters and add Halo Wars... and the list looks better.

Lou-Cipher3463d ago

Why do they always add Halo ODST to the GAMES list? isn't Halo ODST just dowloadable content? (if you need to have halo 3 disc in drive, then it is only DLC)

If you guys need to have Halo, why not add Halo Wars instead of Halo ODST.

I agree with Resident Evil 5 and Alan Wake (if it comes out in 2009) but Ghostbusters?

Rhoic3463d ago

How is it that people will read up on gaming sites yet know nothing about new releases?

For the last time.. Halo 3: ODST is considered a stand-alone game.. in it's own case, with a brand new 4-8 hours 4-player co-op campaign(or you can play it single-player.. whatever).

Halochampian3463d ago

Exactly. You cant download it, therefor, it cant be DLC. It's a whole new game. Just a very shot game with the same engine and same multiplayer but with more maps.

It has every right to be on that list because it is a big title.

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SixZeroFour3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

even if a few get bumped to 2010?

just many of those have an actual release date for 09 and/or are even said to be release for 09...and how many are just exclusives without an estimated release date

*edit* this was supposed to be a reply to aclayps3 @1.2

steck673463d ago

I can say the same thing about the 360. Is Alan Wake and Splinter Cell: Conviction actually coming in 2009 as people hope it will? (I hope so)

phosphor1123463d ago

Heavy Rain
God of War 3
Uncharted 2 (not sure, I think it is supposed to be late 09)
Killzone 2

so 5 out of 9 on that list are to come out next year.

Raoh3463d ago


ghostbusters and resident evil are multiplatform games

why are the top games of the 360 always riddled with multi console games?

GiantEnemyCrab3463d ago

Why do you say that? A game has to be exclusive for it to be a good game?

Halochampian3463d ago

Because people like bragging rights. Fanboys will like a multiplat game less just because it is on another system, whereas, they will like a exclusive more just so they can rub it in people faces.

Sad isn't it?

ukilnme3463d ago

@ Raoh

You are full of crap 99% of the time but I agree with you on this. Where are the 360 exclusives? MS has to be holding out on us.

steck673463d ago

...and your point? Why cant a multiplat game make it on the list?

heroicjanitor3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

If the best of the 360 games are on the ps3/pc, well then that makes the reason to own one null. If a game is exclusive, then you have to get the system it is on, rather than buy a system where all of it's good games are on a different platform. With the ps3 next year, it has a ridiculous amount of AAA games which simply aren't on the 360, which means that the ps3 is THE system to own if you want to play all of next year's great games.

In summary, since the 360's best games are on ps3, and the ps3 also has games which are even better than those, then the ps3 is the system with the most/best games next year.

ukilnme3463d ago

@ heroicjanitor

Don't get carried away there. Your comment sounds like another 2008 Year of the PS3 article.

Why o why3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

it has been

If we're talking about games and the quality of them then yes feel its been ps3's year. Im sure you could argue differently if it was software sales that float your boat though. Either way there were great games on ALL platforms I just feel there were more quality and quantity on Sony's end and im not talking about that bs flawed site metacritics gauge im talking about a gamers gauge.

Merry xmas brothers and sisters


NO you must argue with me because it means the world to me:). Cummon u know the ps3 done well throughout the year from gt5p to everybodies golf to mgs to buzz to siren to wipe out to lbp, motorstorm and resistance plus all the psn smaller titles man.

Im messing about but there were games on all platforms including the wii that had to get got in 08 and multi console owners must have that oxymoronic feeling of being happy and broke

ukilnme3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

@ Why o why

I can't and won't argue about this being the year of the PS3 or the 360. All of that is subjective. To each there own.

Edit: Merry Christmas to you too and Happy gaming to all.

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