Holy shit, looking at that just now made me realize 2009 was a pretty good year for games. And, of course, AI War is my game of the year every year, but then I’m me. This is not to say I disagree with your larger point, though.
Ha, just saw this after I posted the above. Your mileage may vary, eh? To my mind, any year that included Dawn of War 2, Burnout Paradise, Blood Bowl, AI War, Torchlight, Borderlands, Plants vs. Zombies, and Dragon Age ain’t half bad. Come to think of it Men of War and RF: Guerilla weren’t bad either.