The most memorable minigames ever

  Heart Attack
Outrun 2006
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
Crammed with minigames about driving into an ever-changing test of skill. Dodge the traffic! Hit the traffic! Do math! Take photos! And collect hearts to keep your lady love sweet. Aw.


  Monkey Gear Solid
MGS3: Snake Eater
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 10/10
A stealth-clash crossover that puts Ape Escape’s monkeys into Snake’s world. The result? An irresistible but technical dash to catch a bunch of screeching idiot primates with flashing sirens on their heads. Evolution in action.


  AI Warfare
R-Type Final
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 7/10
As well as being a horrendously dark (and bargain-priced) shooter, R-Type Final lets you take any of its 99 ships, pimp it out, and let it loose in a turn-based, AI-driven sim battle.


7 Sins
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 0/10
You’ve managed to charm a woman into falling for you, so how do you repay her devotion? By stealing from her when she’s not looking, of course. Maximum sexist scumbag points all round.


  Chihuahua Races
God Hand
Unlock: Clear stage 2
Mini-rating: 5/10
Bet on a set of garishly colored and awesomely named (‘Mikami’s head’?) dogs, and watch them scuttle along a race track for cash and giggles. Even madder than the rest of the game.


  Tower Climb
ATV Quad Power Racing 2
Unlock: Not needed
Mini-rating: 8/10
Subtly coax your ATV to the top (or bottom) of a loopy tower constructed from ramps, bumps, banks, steps and jumps, as quickly as possible. We’d have played a whole game of this.

Jun 4, 2008


  • Chaoscoolperson - November 11, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    PLANTS VS ZOMBIES!!!!! how could that not be on this list?
  • mrmorozov987 - May 31, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    Uhm... where is Super Turbo Turkey Puncher from Doom 3? That was an example of some of fantastic and not-at-all repetitive gameplay.
  • cdell - May 13, 2009 1:32 a.m.

    WoW so me of thos are just..... P.S. fist
  • Rex_Maztar - May 14, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    I was surprise some of the ones from the Jak and Daxter series weren't here. Along with the ones in Zelda and the zombie game in CoD 5.
  • mooseguy04 - May 13, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    looks good

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