Diehard GameFAN writes: "So here we are, a few days before the end of 2009. As usual, several of the Diehard GameFAN staff have sat down and written up their own personal "Top 10 Games of the Year" list. This gives you, the reader, a chance to see each of our own specific tastes and preferences. It also lets us touch on our own personal favourites that might not have earned a 2009 Gaming Award Nomination, due to only having been played by a few individuals, or perhaps they were the only one that actually liked it. Join us as we look back at the best of 2009, be they highly marketed games from large corporations or smaller easily missed independent excellence."