Left 4 Dead 2 Review

Left 4 Dead 2 is a 2009 survival horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation, and released for Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, and Xbox 360.  Serving as the second installment in the Left 4 Dead series, the game follows four Survivors trying to survival in world ravaged by the Infected. Positives: Great sound design Great modes Great game engine Good graphics Fun multiplayer Challenging gameplay Negatives: Lackluster story Lackluster characters Lacks cinematics Highly repetitive gameplay Campaign:  The campaign can be played single-player (played offline with…

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII is a 2009 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android.  It is the thirteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series, and follows Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal’Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other as they struggle to break free of their curse and determine…

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Fallen (Fallen Series #1) Review

Fallen (Fallen Series #1) is a 2009 fantasy young adult supernatural romance novel written by Lauren Kate, published by Delacorte Press.  Set as the first installment in the Fallen series and centers on main protagonist, Luce Price, who is sent to Sword & Cross boarding school after being involved in a mysterious fire, her attention is captured by the strangely familiar Daniel Grigori. Positives: Premise is interesting Some good writing Great antagonists Negatives: Poorly written Frustrating main protagonists Poorly written characters Uninteresting story Unbelievably forced romance Plot:   The novel revolves…

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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a 2009 first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Games, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Serving as the second installment in the F.E.A.R. series and the game’s story revolves around Sgt. Michael ​Becket who’s mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade. Positives: Good graphics Great music Interesting characters Fast paced combat More diverse enemies Maintains suspenseful atmosphere Awesome antagonists A lot of replayability Fun multiplayer Challenging…

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The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) Review

The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) is a 2009 vampire horror novel written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, published by William Morrow.  It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy and follows doctors Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather and Nora Martinez and a small band of fighters as they battle a vampiric virus that is slowing infecting the city. Positives: Awesome characters Well-written Great antagonist Great story Great suspense Great attention to detail Negatives: Conveniences in the plot Plot:  After a Boeing 777 arrives in an airport, completely dead with…

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Review

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 action-adventure superhero video game developed by Rocksteady Studios, published by Eidos Interactive and Warner bros. Interactive Entertainment, and released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and OS X.  Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and serving as the first installment in the Batman: Arkham series, the story follows the Joker who instigates an elaborate plot to seize control of Arkham Asylum and traps Batman inside with many of his incarcerated foes. Positives: Great characters Great voice performances Great…

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Sorority Row Review

Sorority Row is a 2009 slasher film directed by Stewart Hendler (Max Steel), starring Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), Leah Pipes (Her Best Move), Rumer Willis (The House Bunny), and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens).  The plot focuses on a group sorority sisters who are stalked and murdered on the night of their graduation after covering up the accidental death of a fellow sorority sister. Positives: Decent performances Decent gore Negatives: Poor performances Terrible script Lackluster story Poor direction Bad dialogue Terrible characters Plot:…

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Borderlands Review

Borderlands is a 2009 action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software, and published by 2K Games, released for PlayStation 3, Shield Android TV, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the first installment in the Borderlands series the game follows a group of Vault Hunters who travel to the planet Pandora in search of a legendary Vault. Positives: Fun gameplay Interesting story Likable characters Great humor Witty dialogue Detailed setting Negatives: Repetitive gameplay Story is deep Lacking cinematics Campaign: The game follows a group…

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The Best Video Games of 2009

Let’s talk about another best video games list and in this list we’re focusing on the best video games of 2009.  1. Halo Wars (2009) Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows Developed by: Ensemble Studios Rating: 3 out of 5 Thanks for checking out the post and in the comment section below let us know what your favorite video games of 2009 are.

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Halo Wars Review

Halo Wars is a 2009 science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows the plot is set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved, human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire wage war against a collection of genocidal aliens, the Covenant, in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into their hands. Positives: Challenging gameplay Good score Good story Extensive campaign Good visuals Fun game modes…

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