1UP: Best Games of E3 2009

The editors of 1UP are still recovering from video-game overdose at E3 2009. They have cast their votes and have decided on which games deserve the title, "Best Games of E3 2009." See if crowd favorites such as Uncharted 2, God of War 3, or Modern Warfare 2 make the list, or if there are a couple of surprises. Read on to see if your favorite game of E3 2009 made the list.

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Mucudadada3424d ago

Congrats Uncharted. I love the beta and can't wait to get the game Day1.

Also, Scribblnauts beating Milo for best Innovation is going to cause a lot of stir. However, you can;t deny that Scribblenauts is amazing.Also,it's coming out soon instead of Milo which I think is 2 years off.

PistolPumptMonk3424d ago

Yeah well Milo definitely didn't deserve best innovation anyway. Possibly most blown out of proportion innovation perhaps.

Anyway, I totally agree about Uncharted 2, the beta is fun and single player looks phenomenal. The first one is still one of the best games on the PS3 (which is saying ALOT due to the massive library increase lately) and is one of three games I have a platinum trophy for.

ManiacMan40043423d ago

I have to admit, I was really skeptical about UC2 at the beginning. Seeing that this year is like sequelmania and all, I was expecting it to be a half-hearted job. I'm glad I'm wrong. Personally I would choose Uncharted 2 as Best of show, with a VERY close runner-up of Splinter Cell: Conviction. I'm happy they are taking it back to the classic roots.

Hydrolex3423d ago

- Uncharted : PS3 exclusive
- God of War : PS3 exclusive
- MW 2 : Multiplat, the 360 version is maxed out

This is not what im saying, this is what 1UP is sayig ! No fanboysim but the ps3 wins in that case

overall PS3 won the E3 especially with the new exclusive GTA

Hydrolex3423d ago

Splinter 5 looked AWESOME ! I might borrow my friends 360 to just play that game

Rampant3423d ago

Action: Bayonetta
Shooting: Modern Warfare 2
RPG: Mass Effect 2
Strategy: Supreme Commander 2
Fighting: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Download: Shadow Complex
Racing: Forza 3
Music: The Beatles Rock Band
Sports: Madden '10

I will be playing the best game of every genre on my 360 thank you!

evrfighter3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Best of E3 racing game means it's going to be pretty entertaining in here.

I'm gonna go look up Bayonetta. Must be interesting if it beat out God of War III. Must have slipped under the radar for me =\

el zorro3423d ago

Forza 3, uh oh, get ready for the Gran Turismo fanboys to flip out.

I agree with 1up though, Forza 3 was awesome.

The Master Chief3423d ago

Splinter Cell: Conviction also beat God of War for best action game ;)

40cal3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

No Gran Turismo fans are not going to flip out. Just in case you did not notice, the list was made up of playable games. GT5 was not playable at the show and GT PSP made the runners up list.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a Wii game just so you know. And Uncharted 2 got Best of Show.

Rock Bottom3423d ago

Their lists were full of crap, TvsC better then Tekken 6 and KoFXII, TvsC is nothing but a stack of broken gameplay and unbalanced characters, just like MvsC 2.

Also best action game Bayonetta? I wouldn't judge Bayonetta as it seams an awesome game, but how can U2 be a runner up to Bayonetta then on the next page wins the best in the show award? If Bayonetta was better, shouldn't the best of show award goes to it, and if U2 is better, shouldn't U2 win the best action game thing?

1up is full of crap, seriously.

Megaton3423d ago

Agree on Uncharted 2 getting best of show. The stage demo totally blew me away. Relentlessly action packed. Beta's great, but I'm drooling for a shot at the single player since watching that.

INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Best Elevator Sim: Mass Effect 2

Best RPG of show: Demons Souls

sometimes the truth hurts /dialog wheel [agree][disagree]...[ride elevator again?] o shoot my textures are loading ...wheres my whoop whooop whoop....Lets ride.

Fleet Fox3423d ago

You're right....the truth does hurt, tha's why you're ignoring the fact that Mass Effect 2 won Best RPG. haha

Sorry to break it to ya... but no one even knows what "Demon Soul" is...much less cares about it.

Mass Effect will easily score highest and is MUCH more anticipated.

Must suck always losing.

INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Playing sweet action rpg will console me. You can look at the awards on the backside of your game box and wonder why you have a loading icon during the action in your elevator sim lol.

you can't win em all. 8D

iDystopia3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Demonstalker, you don't even make sense. Are you trying to be funny by comparing Mass Effect with "Demon Soul"? lol.


INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Well considering I played Mass Effect and Demons Souls I do think I am qualified to compare them, I try to be funny when delivering my findings and yes I find that I enjoy DS more then ME. I am sure there are masses of folks who disagree though. With out even playing DS.

/looks at {1upyourarse) sideways

ride elevators and browse dialog wheel or kill demons take souls, play pvp or pve 4 player co op. Dungeon crawl or land on lame rocks with barely anything of interest on them... ME has depth of story though I give it that and alien chicks, in space.

......yes, Indeed my friend. Yes..Indeed. You can take comfort in the fact that It is only my bias opinion though.

SaberEdge3423d ago

Wow, trying to compare Demons Souls to Mass Effect 2. You're so funny.

I think you just like it cause it has Demon in the name. You obviously have some fixation on demons.

Sorry to burst your demon bubble, but Demon Souls is not anywhere near the quality level of Mass Effect 2.

INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Sure if you overlook the technical issues ME has and the shallow battle system compared to DS pfft quality,they probably fixed those for me2 huh /shrug... the lack of sweet demonic bosses to your not into slaying the demon I get it , I get it.

Somebody has to compare them they both ARPG's right? Both at E3 DS was playable :D

/wonders if you two have given DS a try

Perkel3423d ago

demon soul is not an rpg it's hack and slash.

Best RPG of E3 ? NONE mass efect looks and plays like gay effect 1 and dragon age wasn't like old best crpgs..

INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

dude I imported it and know for damn sure its an ARPG lol. You never seen an rpg with a sword in it or something? Oblivion comes to mind... Kingsfield ...etc.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33423d ago

That's news to me. Personally, I was expecting a lot more. I thought it look really cheap how you can spot people behind doors, and then basically pop out and kill them automatically.

I would say hands down Uncharted beats Splinter Cell. Just because Splinter Cell is MS's best offering doesn't qualify it as a contender.

They really didn't get into the whole open world in Splinter Cell. They just showed one brief portion of the game. At this point, we still don't even know if it will have MP.

Uncharted 2 has a beta already up and running.

ManiacMan40043423d ago

FYI - Splinter Cell Conviction does have multiplayer.

It's also not entirely accurate to compare a game that is still partially in development, to a game (Uncharted) that is finishing up post-production. ...At least info-wise.

Veneno3423d ago

that Alan Wake got absolutely NOTHING!!!

Sarcasm3423d ago

I agree with 1up, Splinter Cell looked the best out of all of the games shown at the MS conference. I seriously cannot wait to play that one.

Seriously, Alan Wake doesn't look that great. As much as you guys hype it up to be the second coming of video games.

As for the PS3 games, I agree that Uncharted 2 had a better showing than GoWIII. They needed to show some Titan fighting in GoWIII, not the beginning of the game fighting the small useless soldiers.

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bnaked3423d ago

Uncharted 2 "Snow Barrens Trailer" HD:

Thats the best i've ever seen in the history of video games..

I still can't believe it..

Bravo Naughty Dog, bravo!

I'm speechless..

FrankenLife3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Sometimes ya'll say some s***, and other times ya'll say some s***

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All Time Greatness3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

I guess you didn't read the article.

Xbox 360 dominated and is rated higher in:

Best Action game, Best Shooting Game, Best Download, Best Racing Game, Most innovative, Best RPG...

In fact Xbox 360 complete dominates PS3 in every category and is number 1 in most of them...where PS3 is not even shown. Go look:

hmmm This must be why everyone is saying Microsoft won, because they did.

el zorro3423d ago

Way to deny reality, Lloyd.

Anyway, Microsoft has the strongest game lineup for my tastes, but Uncharted 2 is by far one of my most anticipated games. Who can not like Uncharted?

The problem is outside of Uncharted 2 there just aren't a whole lot of Ps3 games coming this year that interest me. At least not enough to make me choose them over some of the 360 exclusives and multiplatform games. Money supply isn't infinite you know.

lloyd_wonder3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Get off my jock. Sony clearly won.

Most games, three new high profile exclusives, superior motion controls, and best in show: Uncharted 2/ God of War III.

Microsoft slid by on Natal...

iDystopia3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Xbox 360 dominated PS3 every single genre and at the end they gave best game of show Uncharted. lol Losing every single genre does not = winning. Best Action, Shooting, RPG, Racing, Download. What more can you win?

Sony's motion control hasn't even been mentioned by anyone, they took the safe route and copied the Wii.... you know Natal is getting ALL of the buzz and is the big thing.

Every major publication except ""(lol ) has said Microsoft won. Every public poll I've seen taken by Cnet, IGN, G4, Gamespot....the public had Microsoft over Sony by 20%+.

Sony might have won for you, because you only have PS3. But to the public and everyone else.... Microsoft won.

Cerberus_Hunter3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Say what you will but Microsoft has nothing to compete with the quality of Uncharted 2 and God of War 3...hell they can't still beat MGS4(tagging in splinter cell takes no skill... 5 year old could do it) and LBP in terms of quality and innovation.

yeah, Natal is getting all the buzz for sure, but it's been proven before that buzz at e3 not equal sales/success at the end of the year.

hope you enjoy that video as much as i have. :D

iDystopia3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

"Say what you will but Microsoft has nothing to compete with the quality of Uncharted 2 and God of War 3"

I have the PS3.


Those games look awesome, they are personally my two biggest reasons for playing my PS3 in the future, I play all multiplatforms/Exlcusives on 360.

Splinter Cell, Alan Wake, Halo, Forza, Left 4 Dead... are all just as good and some will probably score better than Uncharted and GOW3....these two are not the biggest, best franchises out there LMAO. In fact, sales this holiday season will show which games are most desired. It won't be Uncharted and MAG.

What ever makes you feel good about only having the PS3, but I would pick up Splinter Cell in a heartbeat over Uncharted 2....and I've beaten the first Uncharted....but I prefer Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. Splinter Cell just looked so awesome I actually like the franchise.

Sorry, it's just opinion. Xbox 360 showed the most new games and I like them better also.... obviously like 1UP who gave the best game in every genre to Xbox 360.

Tony999Montana3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Both MS and Sony had great conferences (unlike Nintendo >_>), but I don't see how you can argue Microsoft won using this article as evidence. Firstly you listed the genres "Best Action, Shooting, RPG, Racing, Download". Well let me stop you there. Best action was won by a multiplatform game, with two PS3 exlusives runner up and a PS3 game with exclusive content too. One 360 exclusive gets a runner up mention. Once again shooter is won by a multiplatform game. As for racing, Forza only arguably won because GT wasn't allowed to compete due to no gameplay having been shown etc. So the only genres which you can say that you won are RPG and donwload. I'm not going to argue against those two, because Mass Effect 2 and shadow complex both look great.

Sorry, I had to prove you wrong, it was becoming unbearable to view your comment. Oh, and can you please point me towards a 360 exclusive which even got as far as runner up in the BEST game of show award? There are none. However I hear that it was won by a PS3 game, with another in runner-up. and lets not forget that PS3 gamers have Agent and FFXIV to look forward to which, again, were not included in these awards.

I have nothing agaisnt the Microsoft conference, it was a great showing, I do however despise people like you.

iDystopia3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Best Action game: Splinter Cell: Conviction is ahead of Uncharted and God of War.

Best Shooting Game: Left 4 Dead and Halo ODST are #2 and #3... no MAG or PS3 games listed.(Also Modern Warfare with 2 Xbox 360 DLC) :)

Best Download: Shadow Complex is #1

Best RPG: Mass Effect 2 is #1

Best Racing Game: Forza is #1

And I really don't care what you think about this list or me, PS3 fanboy. PS3 lost every category to Xbox 360 in 1UP's eye's. Go cry about it to them. It lost every category and then won "best of show" won only ONE catergory out of ten. That doesn't mean you win overall when Xbox 360 beats PS3 in every big genre listed.

EDIT: Scarface aka Tony Montana....add me...PSN : He_who_pwns... I play PS3 too....I def agree both have great whole point commenting was he said Sony won, and I strongly feel they didn't, thats all. Also, if you look at "Best 360 games"..."best PS3 games"....its very obvious they ARE in order from most important/best to least important. You can tell easily.

Tony999Montana3423d ago

Dystopia, the runners up weren't in any particular order and I do believe I just said that Microsoft won RPG and Download, giving a fair reason why Forza wasn't competing against GT in the first place.. I never said Sony won once in my comment, I said that you shouldn't try and twist 1up's words for your personal biased benefit. I don't personally own a 360 but I play it more than you would imagine. Basically I play my friend's 360 and he plays my PS3 so we both benefit. I've completed Gears of War in Co-op with him, so don't even begin to call me a fan boy. The 360 exclusives which did get me excited from E3 were Splinter Cell, Mass Effect 2, L4D2 and Alan Wake (I'm not a fan of the Halo franchise). Some of them I will play on PC, the others I will play on my friend's 360. I think that shows that if anyone won E3, it's the gamers who do not indulge in childish "Wars" and simply enjoy the games. Can we at least agree on that?

P.S I will understand if you don't bother to read all of that text have now just skipped to this last sentence.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33423d ago

It fascinates me how many blatant fanboys try and pass themselves off as non-biased.

MS didn't have a single game of the year contender.

Halo ODST looks like the same gameplay from HALo1 2 3. Its sad that they favor Splinter Cell over MS's flagship game. And I don't see how the new Splinter Cell is anything to get excited about. They barely went into depth on that game, all they did was show you how your objectives are written on the wall(really earth shattering.) They need to retitle it Splinter Cell: Taken, help Liam Neeson find his daughter.

Forza is nowhere near as great as GT5. Their biggest feature is a movie editor! GT5 has like double the cars and race modes(WRC, Nascar, Formula, Drifting) and it has GTTV. Plus, GT5 actually runs at 1080p at 60fps, they didn't have to lie about it.

As far as downloadable games go, ever hear of Fat Princess? That game will hands down to the crown. Its fun and original, plus it has cool graphics and online play. That epic game looked mind numbingly boring, I couldn't believe they dedicated time for that.

Not to mention The Last Gaurdian, which IMO, was the true gem of the show. The griffon looked damn near photo realistic, and the gameplay sounds totally unique, which is more than you can say about any other game demoed. The production qualities were that of a Pixar movie.

Sony also had the rockstar announcement>Halo Reach.

ultimolu3423d ago

Oh, those disagree trolls are disagreeing with you right now! =o

As much as I said that all three did well, I think personally that Sony's conference was the best.

But let the fanboys disagree without giving reasons why, as usual.

Sarcasm3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

As much as the 360 fanboys above are praising Splinter Cell and Forza 3, it's okay. They will be great games.

But to downplay Uncharted 2, God of War III, and GT5 is downright retarded.

Edit: And also note, since you guys are praising 1up's choices. That BEST OF SHOW is Uncharted 2. Does that sting a little? And the runner ups didn't have a single 360 exclusive in there. Does that sting a little more? Needless to say, it doesn't matter what 1up thinks. It's their opinion. Now that you tried to make it as fact is the stupid part. All I can say is that MS definitely has some good games coming this fall, and Sony has their games too. The only ones who win are the gamers. So shut up and play.

Cerberus_Hunter3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Dude...I never said you didn't have a PS3, but calling a game better just because 1up rated it higher means nothing to me. And i can play all those games on my PC. I also have PSP that i rarely use...

I haven't played MAG can't say if it's good or not, but seems like it will be a very underrated game like Warhawk was. why? the graphics aren't impressive as other FPSs...lame excuse if you ask me.

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housegroove763423d ago

Awesome to see uncharted 2 take game of the show. What really surprised me is they didn't even put Alan Wake in contention for it.

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aldesko3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Why was Uncharted 2 best of show but just a runner up for best action game? =P

beavis4play3423d ago

UC2 has (when all factors are considered) the overall "better" game. seems to be what they are saying, but this is just a guess.