Digital Spy writes: "It's been an exciting year in the world of portable gaming. Nintendo and Sony both released new iterations of their handheld platforms and the iPhone emerged as a viable challenger to the big two. Digital distribution enjoyed a considerable boom, aiding the meteoric rise of retro games and casual fare alike.
All three platforms have played host to some groundbreaking titles in 2009, so rounding up the best ones is no easy task. Nevertheless, DS has risen to the challenge and compiled a list of the top ten handheld games of the year."