The must-own games on every platform

Super Mario Galaxy

Mario swaps platforms for planets in arguably his best adventure yet.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The darkest Zelda to date sees Link using wolf-like abilities to save the day.

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

RE is revamped by intensified action, better controls and faster "zombies."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A love letter to all things Nintendo and a furiously addictive battler to boot.

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Metroid demands as much from your brain as it does from your trigger finger.


Borrows heavily from Zelda but the beautiful, Japanese-inspired visuals keep things fresh.

Little King’s Story

This deceptively cute strategy adventure has immense depth to keep you hooked.

Mario Kart Wii

Not the best Mario Kart ever – the motion controls aren’t precise enough – but it’s still addictive karting.

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure

The pint-sized pirate and his monkey reinvent the point and click adventure.

No More Heroes

Classic hack-’n’-slash action underpins this bizarre tale of a would-be assassin and his lightsaber.

The best Wii mature games

Manhunt 2

Rockstar’s clever and controversial chiller features some truly gruesome finishing moves.


Platinum Games’ underrated Wii debut combines eye-catching visuals with inventively violent points-based gameplay.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

A deliciously dark and psychologically terrifying return to the Hill.

The House of the Dead: Overkill

Fast-paced light gun game featuring pitch dark humour and more ‘f’ words than Gordon Ramsey’s kitchen.