IGN writes: "2009 was a great year for PC gamers. If you're a fan of the PC's core genres -- strategy, shooter and roleplaying -- there were plenty of worthy offerings that are more than enough to fill a year's worth of gaming goodness. Even better, some of the genres that are normally underserved on the PC like action, puzzle and racing all saw plenty of quality releases. The PC also enjoyed a number of smaller, independent releases that rivaled and in some cases surpassed the games being offered by the major publishers. Like we said: it's been a great year."