In 2009, the video game industry continued to evolve, with several notable events, including:
The launch of the PlayStation 3 Slim: Sony released the PlayStation 3 Slim in 2009, a smaller and more affordable version of the PlayStation 3 console.
The release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward, was released in 2009 for multiple platforms. The game was a commercial and critical success, breaking sales records and receiving widespread praise for its multiplayer mode.
The rise of digital distribution: Digital distribution continued to gain traction in 2009, with services like Steam and the PlayStation Network offering an increasing number of games for download.
The launch of Minecraft: Minecraft, a sandbox game developed by Mojang, was released in 2009 and quickly became a cultural phenomenon, with millions of players creating and sharing their own virtual worlds.
The death of Michael Jackson: The death of Michael Jackson in 2009 had a significant impact on the video game industry, as his music and likeness were featured in several games, including the popular dance game, Michael Jackson: The Experience.
Overall, 2009 was a year of continued evolution for the video game industry, with the launch of new consoles and influential games, the rise of digital distribution, and the cultural impact of games like Minecraft and Michael Jackson: The Experience.
Video Games Released in 2009:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2009 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.