Time Magazine lists the Top 10 videogames of 2009

Tuesday, 8th December 2009 22:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Time Magazine has gone “Top 10″ mental and has issed loads of lists on its website – but only one should be near and dear to your heart.

That would be the list of the top 10 videogames of 2009. Whether or not you agree with the list is entirely a matter of opinion, but here it is anyway:

Top 10 Video Games

  1. Modern Warfare 2
  2. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  3. DJ Hero
  4. Borderlands
  5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  6. Geo-Defense Swarm
  7. Scribblenauts
  8. Halo: ODST
  9. Assassin’s Creed 2
  10. Uncharted 2

If you thought anything else would be listed as number one, you are in denial and we pity you.

Just kidding. We still love you, just know we’re laughing at you secretly behind your back.



  1. onlineatron

    Hold on…

    So a Tower Defense Game, Expansion pack and Gimped DS game come above the best game of the year (U2).

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SlayerGT


    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    That list is back to front, IMHO.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    The list is contrived crap, just as the magazine has become contrived shit. I canceled my subscription about a year ago.

    The worst listing, though, is under top animal stories and it’s called: Jessica Simpson’s Dog Becomes a Coyote’s Bitch.,28804,1945379_1944230_1944240,00.html

    It’s never funny when a coyote steals and eats a pet. Very bad taste. Poor little guy. Not funny at all. Bastards.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    Holy shit Gheritt, your right! I agree.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Quiiick

    “Scribblenauts” rated higher than “Assassin’s Creed 2″ or “Uncharted 2″ !?
    “DJ Hero” third best game !?


    #6 5 years ago
  7. mescalineeyes

    the reason WHY mw2 is number one is funny:
    This is a game that sends a message: Video games have something intelligent to say about contemporary military conflicts.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SlayerGT

    Thanks for the laugh Steph. I was fallin asleep here at work. Needed that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    It was not funny, imo. I have ran three coyotes off my back deck. Next time they get the hose and no lotion on its skin.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. MushroomStamp

    WTF EVER!! This list is crap. I mean DJ Hero.. DJ SUCKEDALOT HERO!?!?! at #3??? All credibility is lost.. No Infamous on the list? No RPG’s? WoW, This list was NOT created by a real gamer!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. SlayerGT

    Sorry, was talking about this story. No thats not funny. You just brought me back down..thanks..zzzzzzzz.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I have absolutely no idea what Geo-Defense Swarm is.

    Also… why is everyone ragging on DJ Hero? It may have sold like shit but it’s supposedly quite good.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Oh sorry Slayer :-D Yeah that main list is indeed shit. Borderlands should be high and so should UC2. But look at the source… the source says it all.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. SlayerGT


    #14 5 years ago
  15. Jadeskye

    Pachter wrote this list imo!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Top 10 based on what criteria?? Sales? Reviews?

    I disagree completely.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Based on a pin in a list of games. :)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Time needs to be forced into a room with a PS3 and Uncharted 2, with the room locked until they finish it.

    Because there is no way UC2 is the worse of a list which contains a TDF game, Modern Warfare 2 (as good as it may be) and Scribblenauts.

    Same for Assassin’s Creed II.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. El_MUERkO

    Based on a pin in a list of games….

    … pin donated by activision inc.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The Hindle

    You know i actually think Uncharted 2 will win most of the Goty awards this year,

    #20 5 years ago
  21. McLovin85

    Infamous, Street Fighter 4, FIFA???
    Any of those ring a bell. Surely one of them deserves to be in the top 10
    Also, weren’t pretty much all these games released within the last 4 months? Don’t Time Mag. register Jan-July as being part of 2009?
    They’re probably trying to include loads of different genres into their Top 10 so that it looks like they know what they’re talking about. Why not throw in TH:RIDE while ur at it…..

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    That’s not unusual McLovin, it seems that most GOTY awards focus on what’s been released in the last couple of months rather than over the entire year.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Except 2005 when RE4 won GOTY…that was released in January.

    DJ Hero at number 3 and Uncharted 2 at number 10. Wow.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Dannybuoy

    Time magazine can eat my stale poo poo. Come on, Uncharted 2 at number 10? It’s one of the best games of all time not just this year. Best we ignore this list my game loving buddies and just get on with our lives knowing we are right in our minds

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dralen

    Best reviewed game of this year comes in at number 10! WTF?!

    #25 5 years ago
  26. McLovin85


    Yeah it’s so stupid. Mind you if they do that next year they’re probably going to look very stupid (not that they don’t already) what with all the crazy good games coming out between Jan-March next year.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    I agree Psycho, i’m pretty sure thats the only reason AC2 and L4D2 got nominated for best game at the VGA’s.

    #27 5 years ago

    Who cares about this list!?

    Since when was Time Magazine any sort of authority on games??

    What next… We all moan about GreenPeace’s top 10 games of the year??

    #28 5 years ago
  29. NiceFellow

    I know videogames better than Time Magazine confirmed. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    #29 5 years ago

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