Top Video Game Searches of 2009 Revealed By Google – Modern Warfare 2 Fails to Make List

Google’s Zeitgeist 2009 list of the top search items for categories ranging from TV shows to Lyrics to Movie Trailers to Video Games revealed some interesting search results.

The top ten video game searches of the year, according to Google:

  1. ghostbuster
  2. ufc
  3. saw
  4. bakugan
  5. batman arkham asylum
  6. twilight
  7. fifa 2010
  8. modern warfare
  9. transformers 2
  10. resident evil 5

The shocking news is that Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t even show up on the list. Of course, Modern Warfare is present, and could account for Modern Warfare 2 searches as well, but the fact that the most anticipated game of the year, the biggest entertainment release in history, and a video game of the year nominee didn’t even crack the top 5 (or the top 10 if you don’t count “Modern Warfare” searches in the Modern Warfare 2 category) is a bit stunning. Regardless of the fact that Modern Warfare 2 was released verging on a month ago, it is still a surprising absence.

The absence of Assassin's Creed 2 and Left4Dead 2 was another big surprise, given how many millions the two titles sold in mere weeks

The absence of Assassin's Creed 2 and Left4Dead 2 was another big surprise, given how many millions the two titles sold in mere weeks

Furthermore, it’s shocking that the likes of Uncharted 2, Left4Dead 2 or Assassin’s Creed 2 all didn’t make the list as well. In fact, the only items that we thought should rightly be in the list were Batman: Arkham Asylum, Fifa 2010, and Resident Evil 5.

You'd be crazy if you didn't want to play a Twilight game! Shirtless vampires and werewolves? Right? No. Just no.

You'd be crazy if you didn't want to play a Twilight game! Shirtless vampires and werewolves? Brooding teen angst? Right?! No. Just no. No.

Also notable: the presence of Twilight. Here at Terminal Gamer we’re fairly certain there was no “Twilight” video game (and God help us if there was!)