Best List The Wii's success was unprecedented. Sell-outs were expected... but for months? For years? For a system that sported last-gen graphics and didn't have an impressive launch line-up? No one saw the Wii coming, and though it didn't see the same number of AAA titles as the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 did, the system still had a large library of extremely inventive, wonderful games that took full advantage of its strong motion controls to create utterly unique experiences. We've gathered together the best 25 for our list of the "Best Wii games of all time," a list we don't expect to ever change again (unless something coming out in the next few months really surprises us)...
The virtual 1% have been called villains, tyrants, madmen, and crime lords. Now it's time to show these unsung heroes some long overdue love in our tribute to the Gaming's richest (so-called) "jerks"...
Love doing chores and slowly carving out a living for yourself but hate the too-cute clothes and drapery that within the Animal Crossing universe? It's time to create your own fashion with our by-the-grid guide...
Just yesterday we reported on unofficial word that Nintendo was dropping the Wii to $149.99, as well as changing the pack-in game from Wii Sports to Mario Kart Wii. Today, Nintendo confirmed this news and also revealed the nifty red packaging for its $19.99 line of "Nintendo Selects" titles (seen above). Sounds mundane, but there are actually two interesting pieces of info to go along with this...
Most of us play games to escape reality. For a few moments, the trials of the material world trickle away and your only concern is how many goddamn gold coins you can collect in an hour. Then, out of nowhere, a friggin' Xbox 360 console shows up in the actual game and all your suspended disbelief goes right out the window. It happens more often than you'd think. So often, in fact, we had little trouble amassing a large collection of these sneaky cameos. Here are the best examples, from zombie-blasting Dreamcasts to a DS floating in space.
Wii Speak was largely designed for one game, and wasn't particularly effective on a large scale, which is probably why Nintendo is now tightening the peripheral's noose. Gee, we've never seen anything like that from Nintendo before...
Real-life shopping. Unless you enjoy shambling about like an extra in a Romero flick, it's a mostly soul-destroying activity that ranks somewhere between 'watching The X Factor' and 'tasting vomit' on our list of Things We'd Rather Not Do If We Can Help It. So it's testament to the subversive qualities of games that they can make shopping not suck. How do games do it - what makes shopping in games so much more enjoyable than shopping in
Pac-Man and Mario owned the 1980s. Sonic, Lara and Snake took over for the 1990s. Their games are considered classics. Their names are timeless and iconic. Their images are burned into the memory of every gamer, even those who were born after the characters themselves. Now we have another ten years worth of heroes, villains, sidekicks and love interests to occupy our imagination. Which, however, will remain there?
We love games. We love films. And most of all, we love a good pun. That’s why we’ve taken some of our favourite movies and games and stuffed them into a giant blender for mighty mash-up results. Ever wondered what would happen if Kratos collided with the Corleone crime family? Or if Sackboy met Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes? Well wonder no more, because we've answered your day-dreaming prayers with the following mash-up movie
You may be familiar with Andy Riley's superb book The Bunny Suicides. We liked it so much, we thought we'd create an homage to it, using everyone's favourite flower-headed people. These Pikmin burned too bright for this world. Rest in pieces
Long before we had stacks of plastic guitars and enough withered dance mats to blanket all of San Francisco’s homeless, Nintendo was dropping superfluous add-ons at an alarming rate. And each time they shoved a new one out there, we lapped it up like a delicious treat, fully expecting longtime support for this latest and surely greatest peripheral.
Just because a game gets rated 'Mature' doesn't mean it's going to be grown up and serious and any better than something deemed suitable for younger gamers. However, chances are it is probably going to be more fun, simply because it'll have more violence, more sexy, more swearing, more alcohol. And all of those things, as any responsible adult will tell you, are the main ingredients for a good time. In our opinion, the following games could
Breaking news! Toad isn’t actually a toad... street fighting doesn’t involve fireballs… guns rarely come with chainsaws attached… and a theoretical physicist has never spent his scientific career smashing zombie head crabs with a blood-soaked crowbar. As we demonstrated last week, however, the real world would be a hell of a lot more interesting if any of the above was true.
December is always good for a fight. We award our favorite games, mock our least favorites and shout at anybody whose opinion differs from our own. The one thing we can usually all agree on, however, is that gaming has progressed. Gaming has evolved. Right? Not this year.
Anyone who listens to TalkRadar knows I’m something of an Animal Crossing fan. Been playing since the first week it was released in the US some six years ago. Always found it a nice relaxing break from all the head-shotting, eff-bombing Mature games that dominate the market. Nothing wrong with ‘em, no sir, just need a goddam vacation once in a while.
We just had the most terrible nightmare. We were in debt to this horrid raccoon called Tom, and all our neighbors had animal heads and they kept spouting the same nonsense over and over, day after day, for years. The worst part is we could swear we’d done it all before, like some kind of hallucinatory déjà vu. Aaargh!
There’s nothing quite like Animal Crossing’s chilled-out, surprisingly addictive and potentially endless non-game gameplay. Having felt compelled to play the DS version, Wild World, almost every single day for the better part of three years, we can confirm that the only surefire way to break a chronic Animal Crossing habit is to take the cartridge on holiday and lose it.
You know that phrase people use when something "stays with you long after it's over?" Nothing fits that statement better than video games, and here we've collected the seven best examples of games that leap out of the screen and infect, impede or enhance your daily existence. In other words, you're still playing these reality-altering games even when the power's off.
As we did with Microsoft, we jotted all this down as it happened.Nintendo's big day, where they'll allegedly announce their biggest games for the rest of the year, began with a Shaun White Snowboarding reveal. As expected, it's all about the Balance Board, leaning and tucking to race down a rocky mountainside or pull off tricks in a halfpipe. Based on what we saw, Mr. White himself didn't do much other than simply lean to execute