Actually, it's more like Joystiq's Top 3 of 2009, followed by Joystiq's Top 7 That Were Left In The Dust By Said Top 3. We agonized over the bottom seven choices, trading positions just as we traded tantrums and highly unprofessional insinuations with each other, but nobody on the Joystiq staff could muster a reasonable argument against 2009's three best games. Probably because they were too busy being completely wrong about something in the lower seven and honestly how could you pick that game I can't believe I have to work with someone like this on a day-to-day basis.
Perhaps it's best to step away from emotion and simply focus on the facts behind our overall top 10:
Contains 60 percent new IP!
Features 20 percent downloadable content!
Can be summarized in four bullet points!
Includes five platform-exclusive titles!
If you want to continue reading about good games throughout the day, keep checking back as we'll be publishing each staff member's personal picks for 2009. Many of them will also be wrong.