2009 in 90 seconds

Sure, it’s a tall order to crunch 365 days into 90 seconds. But who has time for those long, weepy retrospectives that linger on pointless details? We believe that nostalgia is best delivered in supersonic bursts. But is it even possible to assimilate so much information so quickly? There’s only one way to find out: click play below. When you’re done, let us know what we missed with a Comment.

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  • skezmyster - December 21, 2009 10:06 p.m.

    does anyone know what song was playing when it goes to the guitar hero bit???
  • CAPST3R - December 19, 2009 9:34 p.m.

    nice MW2 clip, but couldn't we have had the nuke aswell?
  • oldgrammastinkyfeet - December 19, 2009 7:22 p.m.

    Imma let you finish, but 2007 had the best games of all time!
  • Theonik - December 19, 2009 2:19 p.m.

    @Visual217 I know, lol That guy on that knife kill didn't even want to use the knife, he thought he had frags on. :O He just made an awesome montage with some of his kills if you're interested. Re-captha: That's aimless. LMAO!
  • Yeager1122 - December 19, 2009 1:45 a.m.

    Wish i could do that knife throw in modern warfare 2.
  • Visual217 - December 19, 2009 12:04 a.m.

    Idk how the heck people can get the most luckiest across the map throwing knife kill, I have never been invovled with one but still. Damn!
  • Pocotron - December 18, 2009 11:08 p.m.

    But nice video anyways, I forgot to mention.
  • Pocotron - December 18, 2009 11:08 p.m.

    Yep. No Drake and surprisingly, lottsa Wii crap. Except for Punch-out cardboards. I think you avoided Drake on purpose cuz LOOK! I can seez him, but you didn't zoom up on him like every other cut-out!
  • EdGax30 - December 18, 2009 7:17 p.m.

    Yeah i don't think i did see any uncharted action...and where's kratos from the GOW III demo...i consider that a highlight of 2009
  • Hypermonkey262 - December 18, 2009 6:52 p.m.

    2009 definitely was made of chocolate
  • Theonik - December 18, 2009 6:32 p.m.

    I know the guy that made that kill in MW2. :D
  • jessdb28 - December 18, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    GR, the video was great I love how Drake was only in there to the side for a split second. You guys are always trying to start something. Great Video.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - December 18, 2009 3:19 p.m.

    i had a list a mile long for stuff to include in this video, and ultimately just didn't have time for it all. pspgo, brutal legend and infamous v prototype are excellent suggestions, and you can never get enough uncharted 2! don't worry, we'll be going hard and deep on 2009 in our Platinum Chalice and Anti Awards. forza was in there, briefly, in the character montage in the opening. and that song in the opening? my own original composition entitled "tillium rave," created with Reason and one of these (that's me in the pic!)
  • pimlicosound - December 18, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    Forza 3? You did give it 10 out of 10.
  • symphonicdeathpop - December 18, 2009 11:57 a.m.

    Cool vid, but what was that at 1:20?
  • CaseD - December 18, 2009 11:02 a.m.

    Well for the whole of 2009 that was pretty damn good.... Oh and for the person saying you missed inFamous, there's a reason.
  • Frexerik - December 18, 2009 9:37 a.m.

    what was the song in the begining??
  • marioman50 - December 18, 2009 5:59 a.m.

    Oh yeah, the whole imfamous/prototype thing. And also the "well, BAM!". However, I still really enjoyed this. Some of these games came out so early in the year, that I thought they came out in 2008. Twas a "choklit" year.
  • John-117 - December 18, 2009 5:52 a.m.

    Fantastic editing, and like people above me I almost missed Drake. Pretty much every significant game was shown, and while some games deserved a little more attention than the got it in the video it was very well put together and presented. Gotta love GamesRadar video features.
  • CARLINNIT - December 18, 2009 5:31 a.m.

    You missed inFamous. But still, good stuff! 2009 was good...

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