Glossary

Research and Development

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Puzzle, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Research and Development is a free mod for the first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Developed by Matt Bortolino and released on July 17, 2009, it is a non-violent first-person puzzle video game, and has been compared to Portal. It received critical praise for its unique gameplay and high development quality.

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing, Simulation

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a simulation role-playing video game developed by Neverland and published in Japan by Marvelous Entertainment for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was published in North America by Natsume in November 2010. It was released in Europe by Rising Star Games in September 2011. It is the fourth game in the Rune Factory series, and the third on the DS.

Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic

Release date: 2009

Genres: Fantasy, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Gameforge, Runewaker Entertainment

Runes of Magic (RoM) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by the Taiwanese developer Runewaker Entertainment and adapted for the English and German-speaking market by German company Frogster Interactive. Frogster has also opened servers for France, Spain, Poland, Italy, and Australia as well as servers dedicated to the European Union. After going through an open beta phase, the game was launched on March 19, 2009, and Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy was launch…

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Irozuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip is an adventure video game developed by Vanpool and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is a sequel to the game Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland and was released in Japan on August 6, 2009. As with its predecessor, the game focuses on Tingle, a character from The Legend of Zelda series.

Return to Mysterious Island 2

Return to Mysterious Island 2

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: MC2 France

Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate is a 2009 adventure video game developed by Kheops Studio and published by MC2 France under their Microïds label. It is a sequel to the 2004 video game Return to Mysterious Island, and is again based upon the 1875 book by Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island.

Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas

Release date: 2009

Genres: Music

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: Tapulous

Riddim Ribbon featuring The Black Eyed Peas is the first installment in Tapulous' new series of music games, succeeded by Riddim Ribbon Free. It features three tracks by The Black Eyed Peas plus more tracks that can be purchased from Apple's in-app purchase. It is the first installment in this series of games. Previously Tapulous had created games in the Tap Tap series including Tap Tap Revenge, Tap Tap Revenge 2 and Tap Tap Revenge 3.

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, XBox One

Publishers: Capcom

Resident Evil 5 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the seventh major installment in the Resident Evil series, and was announced in 2005—the same year its predecessor Resident Evil 4 was released. Resident Evil 5 was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in March 2009 and for Microsoft Windows in September that year. The plot involves an investigation of a terrorist threat by Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance agents Chris Redfield…

Ragdoll Blaster

Ragdoll Blaster

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: Backflip Studios

Ragdoll Blaster was a game for the iPhone/iPod Touch developed by Backflip Studios. The game was also available as a free lite version with fewer levels. The game spawned two successful sequels: Ragdoll Blaster 2 and Ragdoll Blaster 3. None of the games work with the newer operating systems.

Rock N' Roll Climber

Release date: 2009

Genres: Simulation

Publishers: Nintendo

Rock N' Roll Climber is a rock climbing simulation video game for WiiWare developed by Japan-based studio Vitei and published by Nintendo. It was released in North America on August 10, 2009 and in the PAL regions on November 13, 2009.

Razing Storm

Razing Storm

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Arcade

Publishers: Namco Bandai Games

Razing Storm is a light gun rail shooter arcade game developed and published by Namco Bandai Games for the System 357 board. It is the second spin-off of the Time Crisis series published by Namco after Crisis Zone. Razing Storm was released for the PlayStation 3 as Time Crisis: Razing Storm in North America, and as Big 3 Gun Shooting in Japan in October 2010, and features support for the PlayStation Move controller and Namco Guncon 3 controller.

Rock Band Unplugged

Rock Band Unplugged

Release date: 2009

Genres: Music

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: MTV Games

Rock Band Unplugged is an expansion of the Rock Band series of music video games released for the PlayStation Portable. The game is developed by Backbone Entertainment in conjunction with Harmonix, published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America and Europe on June 9, 2009. The core game is functionally similar to the note-matching gameplay of Harmonix's previous titles, Frequency and Amplitude, with the player responsible for playing all four in…

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Wii, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Capcom

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is an on-rails shooter video game for the Wii developed by Capcom and Cavia as part of the Resident Evil series. The game was released for the Wii on November 17, 2009, in North America. It serves as a prequel to Resident Evil 4, set 2 years before its events. It was released in Europe on November 27, 2009, bundled with the Wii Zapper accessory.The game, along with The Umbrella Chronicles, is included in the Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection for the Pl…

Resistance: Retribution

Resistance: Retribution

Release date: 2009

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Resistance: Retribution is a third-person shooter video game developed by SIE Bend Studio for Sony's PlayStation Portable. It was announced on July 15, 2008 at Sony's E3 press conference and released on March 17, 2009 in North America, March 20, 2009 in Europe and March 26, 2009 in Australia. Bend Studio said in an interview with GameSpot that they worked with Insomniac Games in the initial process of the game design. It is set between Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2. Despite generally …

Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!

Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure!

Release date: 2009

Genres: Arcade

Publishers:

Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! is a video game developed by Taito for WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade. It is the latest installment in the Rainbow Islands series. The game was released in Japan on March 3, 2009, in the PAL regions on May 8, 2009 and in North America on June 15, 2009. The Xbox Live Arcade version was released on October 28, 2009.

Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star

Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Capcom

Rockman.EXE: Operate Shooting Star is a Mega Man action role-playing video game published and developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was revealed at the 2009 World Hobby Fair in Japan and released on November 12, 2009.This is the first game in the Mega Man Battle Network series since its conclusion with the release of the sixth title in 2005, as well as an enhanced port of the first Mega Man Battle Network title and a crossover with the Mega Man Star Force series. Christian…

Rolando 2

Rolando 2

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: ngmoco

Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid is an adventure video game developed by HandCircus, published by ngmoco, and distributed by Apple Inc. for iPhone and iPod Touch. Rolando 2 was released on July 3, 2009. It is the sequel to Rolando, which was released in 2008. The game follows creatures called "Rolandos" who can be moved around the playing areas by players via the iPhone's accelerometer and the multi-touch features. The game features artwork by Mikko Walamies and music by Mr. Scruff. The ga…

Robot Rescue

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle

Publishers: Teyon

Robot Rescue is a puzzle game developed by Teyon for the Nintendo DSi. It is available for download at the Nintendo DSi Shop for 200 Nintendo DSi Points.

Record of Agarest War Zero

Record of Agarest War Zero

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

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

Publishers:

Record of Agarest War Zero, known as Agarest Senki Zero (アガレスト戦記 ZERO, Agaresuto Senki Zero) in Japan and Agarest: Generations of War Zero in Europe, is a tactical role-playing game developed by Compile Heart and Red Entertainment. It was published in Japan by Idea Factory on June 25, 2009 for the PlayStation 3. It is the prequel to the 2007 game Record of Agarest War. An enhanced port of Agarest Zero was released for the Xbox 360 titled Agarest Senki Zero: Dawn of War. The Xbox 360 version cont…

Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Shueisha

Rosario + Vampire (Japanese: ロザリオとバンパイア, Hepburn: Rozario to Banpaia, literally "rosary and vampire") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who inadvertently enrolls in a boarding school for monsters. He quickly befriends Moka Akashiya, a vampire who soon develops an obsession with his blood, and later meets other monster girls who soon take a romantic liking to him. The manga was serialized in Monthly Shonen Jump star…

Rush Rush Rally Racing

Rush Rush Rally Racing

Release date: 2009

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Wii, Sega Dreamcast

Publishers: RedSpotGames

Rush Rush Rally Racing, also known as R4, is an independently developed, commercially released video game developed by Dutch studio Senile Team and published by RedSpotGames. It is a top-down 2D racing game for the Sega Dreamcast and Wii similar to Micro Machines, an easy to pick up and play and hard to master type of racer.