Top 10 PC games in 2009

A look at the best PC games this year

December 6, 2009

While many fans of the platform will lament how PC game retail sales were down in 2009, optimists will point out that digital distributors such as Steam have seen significant growth. Despite the fact that console gaming is growing rapidly, one need not look far to find a PC gamer explaining how either the mouse-keyboard combo is superior, or that PCs can deliver more detailed textures and higher resolutions than consoles.

One thing that most gamers can agree on is that certain game genres are better suited to PC than console. Management titles and strategy games (both real time and turn based) immediately spring to mind. With this in mind we look at some of the best PC games released in 2009.

Metacritic’s 10 best PC games in 2009

1.    Street Fighter IV 91/100
2.    Batman: Arkham Asylum 91/100
3.    Dragon Age: Origins – 91/100
4.    Braid 90/100
5.    Left 4 Dead 2 90/100
6.    Empire: Total War 90/100
7.    Dirt 2 89/100
8.    Plants vs. Zombies 88/100
9.    Football Manager 2010 88/100
10.   Eve Online: Apocrypha 88/100

* Games were ranked 1-10 for the sake of neatness, despite there being many ties.

Metacritic’s 10 best PC exclusives in 2009

1.    Empire: Total War 90/100
2.    Football Manager 2010 88/100
3.    Eve Online: Apocrypha 88/100
4.    The Sims 3 86/100
5.    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 85/100
6.    Machinarium 84/100
7.    Torchlight 84/100
8.    AaaaaAaaa.. A reckless Disregard for Gravity 84/100
9.    Time Gentlemen, please! 84/100
10.    Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery 82/100

MyGaming’s top 10 PC games of 2009 (MG scores)

1.    Dragon Age: Origins 92/100
2.    Borderlands 92/100 (Xbox 360 score)
3.    Anno 1404 90/100
4.    Batman: Arkham Asylum 90/100 (PS3 Score)
5.    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 90/100
6.    Call of Juarez  88/100
7.    Dawn of War II 87/100
8.    GTA IV 85/100
9.    Plants vs Zombies 85/100
10.    Arma 2 80/100

MyGaming’s top 10 PC exclusives in 2009

1.    Anno 1404 90/100
2.    Dawn of War II 87/100
3.    Machinarium 82/100
4.    Empire: Total War 68/100 (80/100 after patch)
5.     Arma 2 80/100
6.    Torchlight (review outstanding)
7.    Aion 79/100
8.    The Sims 3 77/100
9.    Battleforge 75/100
10.    Football Manager 2010 (review outstanding)

Discuss the best PC games of 2009 in the forums

 

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