GV writes: "I know you've heard this before, but choosing my favorite games of 2009 was rough. There were a few titles that were heartbreaking to leave off this list. Some of my favorite titles may not have been the most technically impressive, or the most innovative, but they are the games that offered me more hours of sheer enjoyment than any other. Whether saving worlds alone, fighting zombies with a friend or three, stealthing in the shoes of the world's greatest detective, reliving the career of one of history's greatest bands, or simply simulating day-to-day activities, the ten games listed here are titles I will keep in my gaming library forever, and go back to again and again. These are my favorite games of 2009."