With 2009 coming to a close, Neroli takes a look back at the best selling casual PC games of the year, and the upcoming trends in casual gaming predicted for 2010.
Neroli writes, "First, a word on my criteria. For this list, I narrowed it down to games released in 2009, which made it to the top of the best-selling casual game charts, and which spent several weeks in the top 10 on at least one major game portal. Each game includes either an innovative concept or original theme, and all have furthered their respective genres. Most importantly, they are just plain fun to play!
The list is presented in no particular order. These top 10 are hand-picked from games that met the tough criteria listed above, additionally judged on factors like broad audience appeal, quick learning-curve, flexible challenge, and replay value. It was tough picking the best, so I listed all the other great games I considered below, all of which are definitely worth a look for casual gamers."