Guess What San Jose Mercury News' GOTY Is?

Street Fighter IV wowed the San Jose Mercury News enough this year to earn it's Game of the Year award. No, there won't be a parade — have you seen the streets in downtown San Jose?

Mercury News writer Gieson Cacho put together a top 10 list the likes of which I'm more used to seeing on video game websites than in newspaper coverage (even the online kind). I'm not at all surprised to see the Mercury News covering video games, though. Some of you may remember that VentureBeat games writer Dean Takahashi used to work there — and believe me, games journalism is catching.

Here's the rest of Cacho's Top 10 games of 2009:

2) Uncharted 2 3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 4) Assassin's Creed 2 5) DJ Hero 6) Killzone 2 7) Dragon Age: Origins 8) Batman: Arkham Asylum 9) Forza Motorsports [sic]3 10) Little King's Story

Best Game of 2009: 'Street Fighter IV' knocked out the competition [San Jose Mercury News]


    Ratchet and Clank lost to Forza? Batman lost to Street Fighter and Uncharted? Both lost to DJ Hero?

    I really got to stop looking at these lists; no-one seems to agree with me :P

    On the other hand, they are pretty interesting. Thanks for the updates, Kotaku!

    Wow. That's the first ever Top games of 09 list I've seen with Little King's Story in it. Wait to support the little guy San Jose Mercury News!

    Mr Spoon does not personally believe in any best of '09 list that does not include the marvellous Shadow Complex. Mr Spoon informs all stragglers that SC is the current Xbox Live deal of the week, at 800MP. Mr Spoon commands you to purchase!

    DJ hero and little kings story don’t really belong, but other than that it’s a good list. Dragon age should have been higher on the list.

    Yeah, some great games on that list. I don't think SFIV should have beaten out Uncharted 2, but that's what opinions are for. The rest of the list (except for DJ Hero) looks pretty good to me though.

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