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Dariusburst

Dariusburst

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter

Publishers: Taito

Dariusburst is a horizontal scrolling shooter developed by Pyramid and published by Taito. Forming part of the Darius series, it was released for the PlayStation Portable December 24, 2009. Like previous Darius games, Dariusburst is an offbeat sci-fi shooter set in outer space with aquatic-themed (typically fish-shaped) robotic enemies. In keeping with tradition, the game also features branching paths instead of the linear progression found in most video games. There are a total of 11 zones in t…

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers:

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast is a video game based on the manga and anime franchise Dragon Ball. It was developed by Spike and published by Namco Bandai for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles in North America; internationally it was published under the Bandai label. It was released in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia during the second week of November 2009. In Europe, a limited edition pack of the game was also released that included bonus collector material. The game is a cel-…

Drill Sergeant Mindstrong

Drill Sergeant Mindstrong

Release date: 2009

Genres: Party

Publishers: Xseed Games

Drill Sergeant Mindstrong (Brain Cadets in the PAL region) is a military recruit training-themed party video game developed by Japanese studio HI Corporation and published by Xseed Games for WiiWare. It was released in Japan on April 14, 2009, in North America on June 22, 2009 and in the PAL regions on February 19, 2010. On January 31, 2014, the game was pulled out from the Japanese WiiWare and Wii Shop Channel.

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: 1C Company

Death To Spies: Moment Of Truth (Russian: Смерть шпионам: Момент истины) is a third-person stealth action PC game set during World War II. Produced by 1C Company along with Russian studio Haggard Games, Moment of Truth is a sequel to the stealth action Death to Spies.

DJ Max Fever

DJ Max Fever

Release date: 2009

Genres: Music

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: PM Studios

DJ Max Fever (Korean: 디제이맥스 피버, dijeimaegseu pibeo; abbr.: DMF) is a music game for the PlayStation Portable developed by Pentavision and PM Studios. It was released in 2009. Although the franchise has made several appearances in Asia, DJ Max Fever is the first DJMax released in the United States and Europe. The game is a compilation of DJMax Portable and DJMax Portable 2 along with additional features. By decision of PM Studios, it is the only title in the DJMax series with a space between wor…

Driift Mania

Driift Mania

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Publishers: Konami

Driift Mania (formerly titled Driift) is a WiiWare racing game developed by a French team and released by Konami. It was released in the PAL regions on July 31, 2009. and in North America on September 28, 2009.

Dragon Quest IX

Dragon Quest IX

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Brady Games

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a role-playing video game developed by Level-5 for the Nintendo DS. Dragon Quest IX introduced local multiplayer functionality to the series, as well as limited compatibility with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. It was also the first to be initially released for a handheld game console, and the first to feature spawning of enemies, rather than random encounters. The game retains many of the series' traditional role-playing elements, such as turn-based…

Divinity II

Divinity II

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Hack'n'slash, Role-playing

Publishers:

Divinity II is an action role-playing game developed by Larian Studios. Its first release in 2009 was subtitled Ego Draconis, and was published by dtp entertainment and in the United States by cdv Software Entertainment. The updated 2011 re-release The Dragon Knight Saga which included the expansion Flames of Vengeance, as well as the final 2012 release as Divinity II: Developer's Cut, were published by Focus Home Interactive. The defining feature of Divinity II is the ability to switch betw…

Demigod

Demigod

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Stardock

Demigod is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Gas Powered Games for Microsoft Windows platform and released on April 14, 2009. The game's title refers to the powerful player characters that battle for supremacy over various zones. The game is multiplayer-oriented and competitive in nature, though it also features a single-player mode against CPU commanded characters. A free demo featuring a multi-player option became available on July 30, 2009 with all gameplay modes unloc…

Droplitz

Droplitz

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS (iphone)

Publishers: Atlus

Droplitz is a 2009 puzzle video game developed by Blitz Arcade and published by Atlus. It was released on Xbox Live Arcade on June 24, 2009 and June 25, 2009 on PlayStation Network. It is also available on Microsoft Windows and iOS. In May 2012 a sequel called Droplitz Delight was released for Windows Phone.

Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Dark Fall: Lost Souls

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure, First-person, Horror

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Iceberg Interactive

Dark Fall: Lost Souls is a 2009 first-person psychological horror/adventure game developed by British studio Darkling Room and published by Iceberg Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It was first released for download via Steam and Darkling Room's official website in November 2009. It was subsequently released for retail in Europe in January 2010, and in North America in April. Lost Souls is the third game in the Dark Fall series, following Dark Fall (2002) and Dark Fall II: Lights Out (2004). I…

Doom II RPG

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Role-playing, Shooter

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: id Software

Doom II RPG is a first-person shooter role-playing video game developed and published by id Software. It is the sequel to Doom RPG. It was released for mobile phones on November 23, 2009 and for iPhones on February 8, 2010. It uses the Wolfenstein RPG engine and was developed by id partners Fountainhead Entertainment via the merger id Mobile.

Darkest of Days

Darkest of Days

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360

Publishers: Phantom EFX, Valcon Games, Virtual Programming

Darkest of Days is a first-person shooter video game developed by 8monkey Labs and published by Phantom EFX. Originally released for the Xbox 360, it was also released for Microsoft Windows via Steam. On December 30, 2010, Virtual Programming published the Mac OS X version of the game.The plot of the game involves time travel; it features the American Indian Wars, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and Ancient Rome.

Dreamkiller

Dreamkiller

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Aspyr

Dreamkiller is a dark fantasy first-person shooter where the player takes on the role of Alice Drake, a psychologist with the ability to enter the minds of her patients to fight the monsters appearing in their dreams. The game is developed by Mindware Studios and published by Aspyr for Microsoft Windows.

Deadly Creatures

Deadly Creatures

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: THQ

Deadly Creatures is an action video game for the Wii released in February 2009. It was developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ. The game allows players to play as a tarantula and a scorpion, engaging in combat against other creatures.

Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers:

Demon's Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 3 under the supervision of SIE Japan Studio. It was published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment in February 2009, in North America by Atlus USA in October 2009, and in PAL territories by Namco Bandai Games in June 2010. The game is referred to as a spiritual successor to FromSoftware's King's Field series. Demon's Souls is set in Boletaria, a kingdom consumed by a dark being called the Old One follow…

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

Release date: 2009

Genres: Hack'n'slash

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Koei, Koei Tecmo

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, originally released in Japan as Shin Sangokumusou Multi Raid (真・三國無双 MULTI RAID, Shin Sangokumusō Maruchi Reido), is a hack and slash video game for the PlayStation Portable. It is based on Dynasty Warriors 6. It was released in Spring 2009 for North America and Europe. A console release of the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was released in Japan on October 1, 2009. A US version was also released on February 16, 2010. Its sequel Shin Sangokumusou Multi Rai…

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyan Invasion, is a video game based on the manga and anime series Dragon Ball for the Nintendo DS. The game is developed by Monolith Soft and distributed by Namco Bandai in North America and everywhere else under the Bandai label. It was released in Japan on April 29, 2009. The game was released in Europe and North America in November 2009. The game was originally planned to use the Z moniker, despite starting with event…

Dragonball Evolution

Dragonball Evolution

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: PSP

Publishers:

Dragonball Evolution is a fighting video game for the PlayStation Portable based on the live-action film of the same name. The game was released in March 2009 in Japan, followed by a North American release on April 8, 2009. It is the first Dragon Ball video game to feature Bulma as a playable character.

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and for Mac OS X in December 2009. Set in the fictional kingdom of Ferelden during a period of civil strife, the game puts the player in the role of a warrior, mage, or rogue coming from an elven, human, or dwarven background. The player character is recruited into …