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Metroid: Other M at Gamestop
"The story is awful, but the combat is exciting."
Red Steel 2 at Amazon
"One of the few games to use the accuracy-enhancing Wii remote plus."
Muramasa: The Demon Blade at Gamestop
"This is one pretty game, though the story is weak and the combat repetitive"
Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces at Best Buy
"With varied missions and a clever, unique control system, this is one of the best flight combat games of all time."
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed at Amazon
"The Force Unleashed was released on a lot of different platforms, but the Wii version is easily the best."
House of the Dead: Overkill at Gamestop
"A high-concept take on exploitation movies."
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle at Gamestop
"Has some of the best action of any game on the Wii, with cartoonishly bloody sword fighting that is wild fun."
Dead Space: Extraction at Amazon
"The game will keep you on the edge of your seat for its brief five to six hours of gameplay."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at Steampower
"Exciting and engaging, and you don't need to play the previous versions to get the plot."
Deadly Creatures at Amazon
"Includes voiceovers by Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper."
Strange plot and dull narrative.
No way to skip cutscenes.
This side-scroller is less puzzle-oriented than the Metroid Prime series, offering more of pure action experience. The story is awful, but the combat is exciting.
Provides a fun workout.
One of the few games to use the accuracy-enhancing Wii remote plus, this clever mix of gunplay and swordplay makes for an exciting experience far superior to that of the original game. It's plotless and forgettable, but terrific fun while you're playing it.
Can be repetitive.
Story lacks depth.
This is one pretty game. So pretty that, even though the story is weak and the combat repetitive, it is very hard not to enjoy yourself. Truthfully the action, while quite entertaining, is probably somewhat irrelevant to one's enjoyment; as a platformer, adventure game or RPG, a game this attractive would have received just as many rave reviews.
Progressively challenging fun.
Lots of cool acrobatic flying maneuvers.
Difficult if you're unfamiliar with flying games.
Controls are sometimes unresponsive.
This exciting flight game takes the action high aboveground. With varied missions and a clever, unique control system, this is one of the best flight combat games of all time.
Good replay value.
Controls can be glitchy.
Too many load screens.
The Force Unleashed was released on a lot of different platforms, but the Wii version is easily the best. Controlling the force and a lightsaber with a game controller is okay, but waving the remote like a sword and using gestures to throw soldiers and objects like rag dolls is so much better. The story is a mess, but the action is awesome.
Simple and easy to learn.
Characters have lots of personality.
Frame rate is sometimes choppy.
Violence and salty language.
A high-concept take on exploitation movies, this rail shooter turns soulful songs, stylish graphics, purposely terrible dialogue and slack-jawed zombies into a stylish and irresistible piece of entertainment.
Straightforward, intuitive interface.
Great graphics and soundtrack.
Some fights are too difficult.
No More Heroes 2 has some of the best action of any game on the Wii, with cartoonishly bloody sword fighting that is wild fun. Stripping out the non-action, sandbox-style parts of the original game resulted in a pure action title that is one of the most exciting and games ever to arrive on the Wii.
Detailed, well-rendered graphics.
Obtrusive cinematic sequences.
Boring if you prefer constant action.
Extraction takes the basic arcade shooting mechanics of the rail shooter and creates something far more powerful, an electrifying blend of action, story and striking visuals that makes this possibly the best rail shooter ever made for any platform. The game will keep you on the edge of your seat for its brief five to six hours of gameplay.
Don't need to play previous versions to follow plot.
Exciting and engaging.
Saying these three COD games are the best first-person shooters for the Wii would be damning them with faint praise; they are, in fact, most of Wii's FPS library. But these would be a first-rate FPSs on any platform, with excellent controls and level design. They're too similar in quality to choose one over another; just play them all.
Voiceovers by Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper.
Next moves are sometimes unclear.
Language inappropriate for kids.
This excellent Wii action game is wonderfully original and innovative, putting players in the exoskeletons of a spider and a scorpion and letting them loose in the desert. With superior graphics, an intriguing story and exhilarating action, this is a game every action fan needs.