GrE writes, "No one was really surprised when Modern Warfare 2 shattered records. Not to mention that Madden will always sell consoles. Even throwing "Mario" on a game title is a license to print money. When in comes to video games, there are certain franchises that that can be banked on with some degree of certainty. However, the sleeper hits are what really makes the game industry special. Enjoying a game that you never expected can be one of the greatest experiences in gaming. 2009 saw many such hits that will change the industry for years to come. Here is my list for the top 5 surprise games of 09:"