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Dragon Age Origins
Publisher: Electronic Arts
HEXUS.gaming readers love their PC games and although we rated the Xbox 360 version of Dragon Age Origins with a pretty decent score (7.5/10), it was obviously the PC version, where micromanagement is more suited to a keyboard than a joypad, that won it the number one spot in our poll.
Dragon Age Origins offers a mind-blowing amount of choice in its quests, crafting and exploration and is backed by tactically compelling combat and a rich storyline. For the dedicated RPG gamer, Dragon Age Origins has it all in abundance, with gameplay depth that we've come to expect from the masters at Bioware, plus a whole host of exciting and tactically compelling battles.
According to our readers, Dragon Age Origins isn't just the best RPG of the year, it's the best game of 2009 and has beaten off a lot of tough opposition.
The only real surprise to us is that Modern Warfare 2 isn't featured in the top 5 (it came 8th.) It may have sold millions of copies, but our readers obviously haven't enjoyed it as much as many of the reviews suggested they would. There were a few games that kept popping in and out of the top five, including Arma II, Assassin's Creed II and Forza Motorsport 3, but the top five is certainly worth of donning any gamer's shelf and covers a range of genres.