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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

To conclude, Modern Warfare 2 is slightly better than Bad Company 2, but only because of it's more spectacular locations - and I'm a sucker for graphics. Music and story are certainly better in BC2, which means I have another realistic shooter franchise to look forward to each year!

Bioshock 2

Bioshock 2

The only real problem with Bioshock 2 is that a lot of gamers might be put off by a lack of evolution. The game is basically the same as the first - not really pushing any boundaries but just improving and tweaking probably every area. I think that's why Bioshock 2 hasn't really had the same acclaim and review scores as the first game, but ultimately Bioshock 2 is the better game.

Borderlands DLC's

Borderlands DLC's

The Borderlands DLC's are good mixed bag. DLC1 is fantastic providing a nice new theme. DLC4 is also very good with a set of levels feeling like they came straight out of the full game. DLC3 is decent but drags a bit with too much driving and some pretty boring and long-winded sequences. DLC2, however, is the only true black sheep that definitely isn't worth the money. But overall three very good DLC's that are also much longer than your standard DLC's. In fact, put these three together and you've probably more than a standard games worth of playtime, easily over 10 hours.

Borderlands

Borderlands

Overall, Borderlands got off to a slow start. The early stages I didn't enjoy so much, but as you move into the second two-thirds of the game with better weapons and better looking levels, it became much more enjoyable. That is a problem in that it loses replay value - but I'm not the kind of gamer to ever play a game twice. Especially not one that takes up to 30 hours. Unique, interesting visuals, fun gameplay - this is definitely one of the best sandbox games I've played so far.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

I've already played everything worth playing from 2009, but I've been saving Arkham Asylum up, waiting for a time to spoil myself. Arkham Asylum is just my style of game. Beautifully designed levels and artwork, great story and characters, fun action-based gameplay and fairly linear progression but with enough exploration. Perfect! Overall it's a fantastic game and my second favourite of 2009, behind Dragon Age. 2009 ending up being one of the best years for action gaming to date.

Battlestrike: Shadow of Stalingrad

Battlestrike: Shadow of Stalingrad

All very ugly with below average gameplay. But it's only a 1.5gb download if you feel like getting it online. Of course illegally, a game like this doesn't deserve money.

Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

I guess you either love or hate this game. Some people don't like the grappling. I loved it. It's unique and done well enough without too many control issues. Sometimes you may swear at having missed what you were trying to target, but most of the time it's the players own fault not the game. Certainly underated and the biggest disappointment with Bionic Commando is simply that it's over in eight hours with no sequels on the horizon.

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway

Overall I enjoyed BIAHH much more than it's predecessors and more than I was expecting. The graphics are great, the cutscenes and story are decent, though not as good as has been made out. The only weak point is the repetitive combat, but it's been improved since last time out. Gearbox is currently working on two more BIA games and with the success of Hell's Highway I can now actually look forward to playing them.

Blacksite: Area 51

Blacksite: Area 51

Last year I played 2005's Area 51 by Midway Studios. It was a decent effort for 2005 which led to expectations for Blacksite that it could only be even better. Strangely, despite the title this isn't related to the first game at all. It's a complete standalone title and mostly a different setting. Not for the better and expectations were not met.

Bioshock

Bioshock

Bioshock; the final action game on my 2007 list to play, which I've been saving up because I knew I'd love and hoped it would beat out Crysis for my game of the year. But it wasn't to be.

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30