GameRevolution's Top 25 Wii Games
Posted on Wednesday, December 26 @ 11:00:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
5. Xenoblade Chronicles
It's hard to believe this epic JRPG almost didn't make it to North America. This is easily the best role-playing experience you'll find on the Wii and among the best of the last decade. In an industry where most games are around 10 hours long, Xenoblade Chronicles is so large, it will take you far longer to complete. That means a larger story, deeper characters and a whole lot more gameplay—which just so happens to be fast, fluid and fun. RPG lovers can't afford to miss this one.
4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Ever since Nintendo first touted the accuracy of Wii Motion Plus, it was readily obvious that Skyward Sword would be the showpiece for the tech. Swinging the Wiimote and watching Link swipe his blade in the same fashion for the first time was nothing short of astounding. Let's also not discount the fact that this is a Zelda game, which means plenty of geniously-crafted dungeons, loads of cool gadgets and an epic quest. The watercolor art style was also a brilliant move that hides the Wii's technical limitations.
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario's planet-hopping franchise is easily one of the best series on the Wii. The plumber is out to save the princess again and this time he's got his pal Yoshi. Despite the fact that this is an SD title, thanks to some beautiful art direction and some serious developing magic, Super Mario Galaxy 2 can hold its own against many of the high-def titles on the market. If you're a lover of 3D Mario platforming (and how could you not be?) this one's an absolute must play.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Fans of Ocarina of Time will find in Twilight Princess the greatest love letter Nintendo has ever crafted. Not only does the game take quite a few pages out of the N64 classic's book, it also provides a number of exciting new twists that give the experience its own identity. It's easily one of the darkest Zelda games Nintendo has ever crafted and it features some of the franchise's most memorable characters—how could you ever forget Midna? It's the mature take on the series that fans had been crying out for ever since the launch of the GameCube, and it turned out to be an absolute masterpiece. Now if only we could get another of its ilk on the Wii U...
1. Super Mario Galaxy
What can I say? Mario is easily Nintendo's most prized franchise, and rightly so. The fearless plumber's first outing on the Wii was absolutely astounding. Super Mario Sunshine proved to be a polarizing 3D platformer on the GameCube, but you won't find too many people who don't like Galaxy. It's got super tight controls, addictive gameplay and ingenious level design that takes platforming to new levels of awesome. Mario 64 used to hold the title as the greatest 3D platformer of all time, but its safe to say that Mario Galaxy now holds that torch, proudly.
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