Best downloadable games of 2009: A year without boxes
Downloadable games are one of the fastest-rising trends in console and handheld gaming--here's our list of the most notable 20 this year across all formats.
In many ways, 2009 seems to be the year download-only games hit their stride. Between the
While download-only games can't be resold, and lack a physical hard copy for display or archive, there's no denying that downloadable games cut down on clutter. Plus, it's likely that box-free gaming will be our destiny in the next decade, so you may not have a choice either way.
From Rockstar's double-fisted set of GTA side games culminating into Nintendo's ongoing set of games, it's been a great year to go boxless. While some of the games on our list are available in disc or cartridge form, we're focusing on the download versions here.
Check out our gallery of the most notable 20, and feel free to chime in on ones we might have missed.