What Were the Top 20 Most Played 360 Games of ’09?

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We’ve got one more top something of 2009 list for you, but this time it’s a little different as it’s not some publication doling out their “best-of” awards, but rather a unique compilation decided entirely by you the player. Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb recently posted the chart-topping games of 2009 as tracked by X-Box LIVE, and it may surprise you to learn that Halo 3 has once again taken the top spot three years running with Call of Duty 4 riding its coat-tails and Modern Warfare 2 in third.

I know you’re going to say that MW2 was only released on November 11 of this year, and I’m sure that future metrics will show the widely acclaimed First-Person-Shooter rocketing into the lead and leaving Bungie’s mean green machine in its dust. I just think it’s amazing that Halo 3 continues to lead the charts even though it’s beginning to get a bit long in the tooth. If it’s any consolation, Call of Duty titles fill out the remainder of the top four.

The charts also list the most popular Arcade titles (Battlefield 1943) and the most-played original X-Box titles (Halo 2). How do you think 2010 is going to break down? My bet is MW2 will clinch the top spot then fight with Bad Company 2 until Reach comes out.

Source: Major Nelson

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9 thoughts on “What Were the Top 20 Most Played 360 Games of ’09?”

  1. Halo 3 has been first place for 3 years?

    That is the !saddest! thing I’ve heard in a long time…

    Happy new year I guess… (laughing.. hard to type..)

    To answer the question, I hope 2010 doesnt end with games that are 4 years old in the top (for your guy’s sake)… If it does, it won’t surprise me…

  2. Yeah, I kind of laugh at people who are still playing Halo 3. I feel sorry for them, in a way.

    I mean, every now and then is fine, but constantly?

  3. Yeah, this weekend was the first time I played Halo 3 in a few months. It was kind of fun to play as a diversion but I couldn’t imagine playing it almost every day. There are so many different games to play. That was in 2007, people! Move on!

  4. 2 months and 3rd Slot!?!?!? HAAAX!
    Actually, I sorta saw that coming.

    Seriously though, Halo 3 will just not go away. Even though everyone I know hates it.

  5. I thought CoD4 would top Halo 3. everyone i know liked that more and never really seemed to go back to Halo.

  6. I must say I agree with the prediction that that MW2 will duke ito ut with BFBC2 for the top-spot, I know I’m gonna commit heresy and play BFBC2 instead of MW2.

  7. By the way, I was pleasantly surprised to see Star Wars: Republic Commando at 10th for Orginial Xbox Games. The 2nd best Original Xbox Game I’ve EVER played!

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