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The best games of 2009

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| Dec 31, 2009
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Though a massive financial crisis continues to ravage the real world, all seems healthy in the land of games. The PS3 is selling well (finally), the Xbox 360—specifically the Jasper models—doesn’t break down as easily as older models, and the Wii, well, it got a new Super Mario Bros. game, which is always good news. Here now is a look back at the games of 2009 that were worth wasting our time on. [firstpara]
Best Multi-platform Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
In this generation of games, the first-person shooting genre is king. And now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a king amongst kings. The game which was released for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360, is a masterpiece, effortlessly combining breakneck action, explosive graphics and a pretty involving story. It also presents one of the better online multiplayer experiences, so you’ll definitely have a reason to play once you’re done with the story mode.

Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a summer blockbuster movie that you can take control of. It takes the best bits from your favorite action-adventure offerings from Hollywood, and glues all of these together to give you a long, and immensely satisfying gaming experience.

Visually breathtaking and deeply intense, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves absorbs you into its world, and never lets up on the excitement ‘til the very end. It’s also the game you’d want to show your Xbox 360-owning friend, if ever you get into a debate as to why the PS3 is so much better.

Best Xbox 360 Game: Forza Motorsport 3

With Gran Turismo 5 laboring for half a decade in development hell, we have no other choice but to crown Forza Motorsport 3 as the king of simulation-type racing games.

Offering limitless customization for the hardcore gearhead, 400 meticulously rendered cars, and 100 race tracks and variations, the game is a dream-come-true for car lovers. Many of us might never be able to own a Ferrari or a Mercedes SLR, but thanks to Forza Motorsport 3’s dedication to authenticity, we can at least imagine. Sigh.

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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES

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