[[artnid:306258|Red Faction: Guerrilla]] (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Red Faction: Guerrilla is a tricky fish to fry. There were flaws aplenty in this game, ranging from repetitive missions to uneven gameplay. It also suffered from one of the weakest storylines we've seen from a 'Triple A' adventure game. However, Red Faction: Guerrilla overcame these faults to become one of the most entertaining video games we've ever had the pleasure of playing. Its sophisticated physics engine and destructible environment were truly out of this world. If you've ever had a deep seated desire to level an entire city with a sledgehammer, this was the game to own.
Red Faction was something of a sleeper hit, with sales gradually building after [[xref:http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/23735/Analyst_Cautious_On_THQ_As_Red_Faction_Guerilla_Preorders_Lag.php|a disappointing launch]]. So why are including it on our list? Because everybody seems to have forgot about its existence. When it came time to nominating their best games of 2009, most publications didn't even give it an honourable mention. Perhaps they had all been given memory-suppressants, like Quaid in Total Recall. Or maybe games journalists are just stupid.