Glossary

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Adventure, Hack'n'slash

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers: Tecmo Koei

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, stylized as Ninja Gaiden Σ2, is a port of the 2008 Xbox 360 video game Ninja Gaiden II, and was developed by Team Ninja exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in 2009. It includes the entirety of the original story mode as well as various changes to the game's design, along with updated textures and a 720p resolution. The game expands on Ninja Gaiden II in a similar way Ninja Gaiden Sigma expanded on the original Ninja Gaiden. A port for the PlayStation Vita, titled Ninja Gaiden…

NCAA Football 10

NCAA Football 10

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 2, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Electronic Arts

NCAA Football 10 is a college football video game created by Electronic Arts. It is the successor to NCAA Football 09 in the NCAA Football series. It was released on July 14, 2009 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2 consoles. Brian Johnson, Brian Orakpo, Mark Sanchez, and Michael Crabtree were the cover athletes for the game.

NCAA Basketball 10

NCAA Basketball 10

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

NCAA Basketball 10 is a basketball video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on November 17, 2009 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Former University of Oklahoma and current Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is featured on the cover. On February 10, 2010 EA officially announced that all future NCAA Basketball games would be put on hold and that there were no plans for releasing anymore titles in 2010. That year, the game was not released on the PlaySta…

NHK Kōhaku Quiz Gassen

Release date: 2009

Genres: Card

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Nintendo

NHK Kohaku Quiz Kassen (NHK紅白クイズ合戦, NHK Kouhaku Kuizu Kassen, NHK Red & White Quiz Battle) is a trivia game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo EAD in cooperation with NHK. It was released on December 17, 2009 in Japan only.

Need for Speed: Shift

Need for Speed: Shift

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Need for Speed: Shift is the thirteenth installment of the racing video game franchise Need for Speed. It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios in conjunction with EA Bright Light and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, MeeGo and J2ME in 2009. Shift's gameplay focuses on simulation, rather than the arcade racing of previous titles. Shift was followed by a sequel, Shift 2: Unleashed, in 2011.

Nord

Nord

Release date: 2009

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Publishers: Skygoblin

Nord was a free 3D MMORPG that was playable online and on Facebook by SLX games, which became Skygoblin after their merger with the developer of The Journey Down. Nord was the first virtual world on Facebook that was presented in full 3D.

NBA Live 10

NBA Live 10

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Apple IOS

Publishers: Electronic Arts

NBA Live 10 is the 2009 installment in the NBA Live series, developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic is the cover athlete. It was released in 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP and iOS (the latter under the title NBA Live by EA Sports). NBA Live 10 was to be followed by NBA Elite 11 which was cancelled in late 2010. the NBA Live series was discontinued for four years until NBA Live 14 in 2013, and was the last installment available for the Pl…

Namco Museum Essentials

Release date: 2009

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: Namco Bandai Games

Namco Museum Essentials is a 2009 video game compilation developed by Cattle Call and published by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation 3. The collection includes five Namco arcade games from the 1980s, alongside an exclusive Xevious sequel, Xevious Resurrection. Player progress is rewarded with stamps, which could be redeemed for virtual items in the now-defunct PlayStation Home service. Stamps also award points when collected, used to unlock extra features such as wallpapers. The ".comm" in …

N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Adventure, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Gameloft

N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance is an action-adventure video game for the iPod and other Apple products made for Apple by Gameloft. It was released on December 17, 2009 for iOS, WebOS and is one of the games containing the Gameloft Live online gaming service. It was later released on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 on December 21, 2010, just five days after the release of N.O.V.A. 2. N.O.V.A Legacy, a remaster of the original N.O.V.A. developed by Gam…

Neighborhood Games

Neighborhood Games

Release date: 2009

Genres: Party

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: THQ

Neighborhood Games, known in PAL regions as Big Family Games, is a party video game developed by Canadian studio Jet Black Games and published by THQ. It was released for the Wii in North America on January 12, 2009.

NeoTokyo

NeoTokyo

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

NeoTokyo (stylized as NEOTOKYO°) is a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter total conversion modification of Half-Life 2 in a futuristic cyberpunk setting, created by American developer Studio Radi-8. Initially released on July 3rd, 2009, and later re-released for Steam on July 4th, 2014, it was voted to be released through Steam Greenlight on 16 October 2012. The game presents itself in a dystopian setting, with inspiration drawn from Akira, Deus Ex and Ghost in the Shell for its art-style,…

Numblast

Numblast

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Numblast, released in Japan as Qruton (クルトン, Kuruton), is a downloadable puzzle game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. It was developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

NASCAR Kart Racing

NASCAR Kart Racing

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: EA Sports Freestyle

NASCAR Kart Racing is a kart racing video game that was released for the Wii console on February 10, 2009. The game features fourteen real world NASCAR drivers and ten fictional drivers. The cover drivers are, from left to right, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Jimmie Johnson. Other drivers featured in the game are Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Elliott Sadler, and Matt Kenseth. Joey Logano and Richard Petty are unlockable dr…

NHL 10

NHL 10

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Electronic Arts

NHL 10 is a video game in the NHL series developed and released by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts, and is the 19th game in the series. The game debuted at Hockey Fest '09, a three-day interactive festival celebrating the sport of hockey and the Los Angeles Kings, which took place in downtown Los Angeles from August 28 to 30.On October 1, 2011, all online services for NHL 10 were discontinued.

Nicktoons Nitro

Nicktoons Nitro

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Raw Thrills

Nicktoons Nitro is a racing game which is a sequel to Nicktoons Racing and Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing. It features characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, Danny Phantom, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Fairly OddParents, Invader Zim, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. The game was released in November 10, 2009 as an arcade game by developer Raw Thrills.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Majesco Entertainment

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - The Video Game (known as Night at the Museum 2 in other countries) is an action-adventure video game developed by Amaze Entertainment and Pipeworks Software, and published by Majesco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Xbox 360. The video game is based on the film of the same name. It was released on May 5, 2009. Ben Stiller reprises his role in the film as the voice of Larry Daley.

NRL Mascot Mania

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Tru Blu Entertainment

NRL Mascot Mania is a National Rugby League video game, developed by Wicked Witch Software for Nintendo DS. It was released in July 2009.

Need for Speed: Nitro

Need for Speed: Nitro

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Need for Speed: Nitro is a racing video game and the fourteenth title of the Need for Speed series. It was published by Electronic Arts for the Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. It is also one of only two games in the franchise to date (the other being the mobile No Limits) to not be made for PC and the only game of the franchise to be released only for Nintendo consoles. It was announced in January as part of a three-game announcement that includes Need for Speed: Shift and Need for Speed: World. …

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure, Novel

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, Apple IOS

Publishers: Gizmodo Media Group

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is an adventure video game developed by Chunsoft. It is the first installment in the Zero Escape series, and was released in Japan in 2009 and in North America in 2010 for the Nintendo DS. The story follows Junpei, a college student who is abducted along with eight other people and forced to play the "Nonary Game," which puts its participants in a life-or-death situation, to escape from a sinking cruise liner. The gameplay alternates between two types of sect…

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Her Interactive

Resorting to Danger is the 2nd installment in the Nancy Drew hidden object game series by Her Interactive. The game is available for play on Microsoft Windows platforms. It has an ESRB rating of E10+ for moments of mild violence and peril. Players take on the first-person view of fictional amateur sleuth Nancy Drew and must solve the mystery through interrogation of suspects, solving puzzles, and discovering clues.