GameSpy writes: "It's a real rogue's gallery. A collection of game titles so insidiously cool, so despicably awesome, that we have no choice but to pursue and apprehend. These games are monsters, remorseless in their pursuit of fun, and 2009 is the year we hope to bring them to justice. The only thing they have in common? They all remain at large.
1. Empire: Total War (PC)
As anyone in the forums can attest, I am a Total War junkie. A fanatic. I mean, I've got a problem... and I'm not going to seek help. Empire looks like it'll combine the best of real-time and turn-based strategy with -- wait for it -- my passion for age-of-sail naval combat. I may never need another game.