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Major Nelson’s Top 20 Live Games of 2009

by Meagan Marie on Jan 11, 2010 at 04:24 AM

Major Nelson and the Xbox Live team spent the early part of the new year compiling a list of the most popular games to utilize the service in 2009. Tracking unique users on a global scale (based on connectivity), the team just released a slew of results, detailing the most popular full retail releases, arcade titles, indie games, Windows Live games and even original Xbox releases.

Check out the lists below. Any surprises?

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on unique users)

1.    Halo 3
2.    Call of Duty 4
3.    Modern Warfare 2
4.    Call of Duty: World at War
5.    Gears of War 2
6.    GTA IV (Purchase and download the full game)
7.    Left 4 Dead
8.    Halo 3: ODST
9.    FABLE II Episode 1
10.  BioHazard 5
11.  Halo Wars (Demo)
12.   Resident Evil 5   
13.   Fallout 3
14.   UFC 2009 Undisputed (Demo)
15.   Left 4 Dead 2 (Demo)
16.   Gears of War
17.   1 vs. 100
18.   Guitar Hero World Tour 
19.   Guitar Hero III
20.   FIFA 09


Top Arcade Titles
(Full versions purchased)

1.    Battlefield 1943
2.    Castle Crashers
3.    Trials HD
4.    Hasbro Family Game Night (Combined sales of all Game Night titles)
5.    Shadow Complex
6.    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
7.    Magic: The Gathering
8.    UNO
9.    Worms
10.   Peggle
11.   Worms 2: Armageddon
12.   Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
13.   'Splosion Man
14.   A Kingdom for Keflings
15.   3 on 3 NHL Arcade
16.   The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
17.   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
18.   Marble Blast Ultra
19.   Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
20.  Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix


Top Original Xbox Titles
(based on unique users)

1.    Halo 2
2.    Star Wars: Battlefront 2
3.    Fable
4.    Counter-Strike
5.    Conker: Live Reloaded
6.    Doom 3
7.    Splinter Cell Chaos
8.    SW: KOTOR
9.    Star Wars: Battlefront
10.    SW: Republic Commando
11.    Burnout 3
12.    Fable: Lost Chapters
13.    Call of Duty 2
14.    Call of Duty 3
15.    Call of Duty Finest
16.    MechAssault 2
17.    Crimson Skies
18.    Guilty Gear XX #Reload
19.    Rainbow Six 3
20.    Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
 

Top Indie Games
(Full versions purchased)

1.    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
2.    Avatar Drop
3.    RC-AirSim
4.    Headshot
5.    Miner Dig Deep
6.    Rumble Massage
7.    Who Did I Date Last Night
8.    Kodu Game Lab
9.    Avatar Golf
10.    Aquarium HD
11.    myFishtank
12.    Head Shot 2
13.    DrumKit
14.    A Perfect Massage
15.    The Impossible Game
16.    Inside Lacrosse's CL2010
17.    ZP2K9
18.    ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition
19.    The Drinking Game
20.    Physics Sandbox
 
 
Top Games For Windows LIVE (based on unique users)
1.    GTA IV
2.    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3.    Fallout 3
4.    Shadowrun
5.    Street Fighter IV
6.    Halo 2 (PC)
7.    Batman: Arkham Asylum
8.    Resident Evil 5
9.   Gears of War (Windows)
10.    Red Faction Guerrilla
11.    Battlestations: Pacific
12.    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
13.    DiRT 2
14.    Section 8
15.    Quantum of Solace PC
16.    FlatOut UC (PC)
17.    Fuel
18.    Viva Piñata
19.    SWTCW: Republic Heroes
20.    Juiced 2: HIN