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Murat's Top 10 Wii Games

So far this week we've seen both mine (Billy) and KS8's countdown's of our top ten Wii games EVER. The lists have all been based on our personal tastes, rather than just going for the generic "Mario, Zelda, Resident Evil, Metroid, Mario..." list that you're used to by now. Today we reach the third and final day of our countdown: Murat's list!
    If you haven't checked out the previous two editions to the feature yet, check out the links at the bottom of the page, but in the meantime, let's take a look at Murat's choices and find out why he likes each of them in particular.

10 - No More Heroes
Publisher: Ubisoft; Released: 2008

One of the greatest Wii games, and also one of the most overlooked by consumers. No More Heroes captured my attention by the over-the-top characters and it's great sense of humour. The controls worked perfectly and the cutscenes were an utter joy to watch. The only aspect that disappointed me was the open-world which sadly failed to deliver.

9 - Super Mario Galaxy
Publisher: Nintendo; Released: 2008

I know what you’re thinking. Why and how did Super Mario Galaxy only make the ninth spot? Let me begin by saying Mario Galaxy is a fantastic game with AAA quality written all over it. Nintendo spent a countless number of months tweaking and perfecting this game and I believe it paid off with great delight. The only reason this has come out in the ninth spot is because I personally found the games below to be more entertaining. 

8 - Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Publisher: Bandia-Namco Games; Released: 2008

If I was to take a wild guess, I’d say this game is definitely the best fighting game out there on the Wii. The controls are very well adapted, tons of game modes, online, team modes and a lot more all packed into the Wii disc. The cell-shaded graphics were also nice and lived up to the anime series with a massive line-up of characters.

7 - Wii Fit
Publisher: Nintendo; Released: 2008

I thought working out on a console was just impossible since last gens console promised the same but failed to deliver. However, Wii Fit gave me a joy ride when I booted up the disc to try out a few exercises. After an hour, I was pretty much hooked and craved for more as the fitness modes were just what I was looking for. I haven’t had the chance to give Wii Fit Plus a try, but Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board is definitely worth the attention.

6 - Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition
Publisher: Activision; Release Date: 2009

Although originally released well over two years ago, I believe the game has bought me over. Yes, it’s an incredibly late port and doesn’t deserve the support it may or will receive because of this, however, I’ve purchased this game for the sheer enjoyment and I believe I’ve received what I’ve paid for. The story is great, the online is gripping and the graphics aren’t that bad.

5 - Red Steel
Publisher: Ubisoft; Release Date: 2006

Despite the flaws, Red Steel was a fantastic game and one of the impressive games at launch. Sadly, the controls weren’t as intuitive as Ubisoft promised them to be, however the reason Red Steel has captured the number five spot on my list is because I found it to be one of the greatest looking shooters on the Wii. I never had too many issues with the controls either, which made my experience with Red Steel one enjoyable action packed blockbuster. 

4. The Conduit
Publisher: Sega; Release Date: 2009

High Voltage Software promised a solid first-person shooter and I believe they’ve accomplished that. The Conduit is a fantastic FPS with some brilliant aspects that separate it from other shooters out there on the market. With cleverly constructed minigames and a variety of weapons to chose from, The Conduit is definitely a game to experience for any Wii owner who favours the first-person shooter genre.

3. Need for Speed: Nitro
Publisher: EA Games; Release Date: 2009

I must hand it to Electronic Arts, they finally managed to assign a Wii specific Need For Speed title three years after finding out the Need For Speed franchise on Wii was in dire need of something refreshing. Nitro has been buzzing on my tongue for a long time and I was absolutely stunned when I purchased the game. It lived up to every expectation I had and the game is great fun for all ages. From the graphics to the break-neck speed, Nitro has it all.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Publisher: Nintendo; Release Date: 2006

Should I really feel the need to say anything here? I honestly feel as though I shouldn’t since Twilight Princess speaks for itself. I wasn’t much of a Zelda fan back in the days but was a complete Mario man. Zelda: TP was the first Zelda game I played in years and let me tell you something, this game has “buy me” written all over it. With outstanding graphics, story, controls, breathtaking atmosphere with an amazing soundtrack, this game has it all. Twilight Princes, you’re number two on my list!

1. Mario Kart Wii
Publisher: Nintendo; Release Date: 2008

If my memory is still intact (which it is, I assure you), this was the first game I purchased with my Wii in a bundle set. I was offered one game from a catalogue of 50 top notch titles such as Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princes, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sonic Unleashed (sorry, I thought you said "top notch"? - Ed) and tons more. However, I instead chose to set my eyes on this little diamond piece. I was excited to play it since I spent countless number of hours on the classics, and since I favour the racing genre, I was just thrilled with what I found here. Mario Kart Wii has everything you’d want from a casual/hardcore racing game, and you will not be left disappointed.

Honourable Mention
Sonic and the Secret Rings
BEST 3D SONIC GAME EVER!!! Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system. As Billy mentioned in his list, Sonic and the Secret Rings is really a mixed bag of good versus bad. However, I found this game to being one of the greater Sonic titles that Sega managed to nail without a problem since Sonic went from 2D to 3D.

And so we reach the end of our top ten Wii game lists, with a surprising variety of choices turning up across the board, from KS8's beloved Dance Dance Revolution to Murat's decision to stick Red Steel in his top five. I feel I should mention one last time that these lists were compiled through our own personal opinions, and are not here to say that we think you should totally agree 100% with our decisions, although feel free to share your thoughts in the imaginary comments section below. That's all from us for now, and I hope you've enjoyed this addition to our Holiday Countdown!

    Check back this time next year when we'll possibly do a remake of these lists to see how our opinions have changed... are we getting a bit ahead of ourselves, there? Fine, in which case, check back next week when we've got more "Top 10" countdowns in a similar vain to share with you all!

Top 10 Wii Games lists

Posted 24th December 2009
Feature by Murat
(Intro / outro by Billy White)