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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii)

Pirates pillage the Wii

LEGO video games are plentiful on the Wii, and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean has arrived to claim its share of the spoils. Is this franchise another treasure in the series, or an empty chest? Fans will no doubt be delighted to see all of the films, including the latest release, included in this title. Playing through all four movies is enhanced with the heavily comedic cut..

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Wii)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Wii)

A master stroke?

The seasoned PGA Tour Golf series shoves Tiger out of the way this year, instead choosing to put “The Masters” tournament front and center. The case, promotion and advertising for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters are all Masters-centric, perhaps in a first step toward abandoning the long-running Tiger Woods branding entirely. But has EA taken a mulligan to start the..

Conduit 2 (Wii)

Conduit 2 (Wii)

It'll take more than a new lick of paint to save this franchise

When High Voltage Software first decided to enter the Wii first-person shooter space, competition wasn’t exactly something they really had to worry about. Sure, there had been a few half-hearted ports of popular franchises, but The Conduit was the first proper FPS developed...

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Wii)

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Wii)

“It is but a shadow and a thought that you love. I cannot give you what you seek.”

As a hack-'n-slash game based on the famous movie franchise, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest enters a field that is already well-plowed by earlier releases. But with it's unusual twist on storytelling, is there something here worthwhile to nudge burned-out fans...

WWE All Stars (Wii)

WWE All Stars (Wii)

Oooh yeaahh!

There's something undeniably special about a wrestling match. Combining colourful characters, high-flying acrobatics and riveting rivalries, it's an exciting spectacle that too often gets the shaft for being a fake sport than a real piece of theatre. At least, that's the sentiment you might share at a live event, your enthusiasm and energy mixing with that of hundreds of fans around..

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii)

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii)

Not just a clone

A long time ago in a development studio not terribly far away, the idea was hatched to combine a beloved children's toy with a paradigm-shifting film franchise to make one of the most innovative licensed games to date. Since then the LEGO train has kept chugging along, claiming series after series as it goes to which to add its...

Rango (Wii)

Rango (Wii)

Tied to the rail tracks

Rango is a new CGI movie coming to a cinema near you. You gamers all know what that means, a video game tie-in! Rango is a chameleon that becomes stranded as the sheriff of a mini Wild West town populated by animals of the desert; snakes, lizards, rabbits and a mariachi band of owls. So far, so typical of a CGI movie. The question is, does the Wii game adaptation buckle its..

Mario Sports Mix (Wii)

Mario Sports Mix (Wii)

Square Enix mixes it up with Mario, but is it any good?

Mario is one of those annoying people who seems to be good at whatever he turns his hand to: not satisfied with merely being a tennis champion, golf champion, kart racing champion and constant saviour of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario is trying out four new sports in Mario Sports Mix for Wii and...

Deca Sports 3 (Wii)

Deca Sports 3 (Wii)

Steeeeeeerrrrrike three!

Say what you will about Hudson's Deca Sports series... it at least keeps trying to get things right. Each release makes at least some small attempt at forging the way forward, whether it's something as simple as a refined gaming experience or a complete reimagining on a totally different platform. We've had two prior releases on the Wii, one on the DS, and there's even been..

I SPY Spooky Mansion (Wii)

I SPY Spooky Mansion (Wii)

A mansion any youngster would enjoy haunting

Seek-and-find video games have become commonplace these days, arriving in every form from the kid-focused Adventure on Lost Island: Hidden Object Game to the dark but educational Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper. These probably got their start, however, when an unknown group of bored friends decided to pass the time by challenging each other to spot what..

Raving Rabbids Travel in Time (Wii)

Raving Rabbids Travel in Time (Wii)

An historic event for the Raving Rabbids, or time to put them down?

Whatever happened to poor old Rayman? The armless wonder was there to hold the Rabbids' hands on their Wii launch debut, Rayman Raving Rabbids, way back in 2006. Since then, Ubisoft’s onetime mascot has joined his arms and legs in just fading away, leaving the Rabbids to spread...

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii)

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii)

A Scooby Snack's worth of fun

The latest game based on the hit animated franchise now creeping into its fifth decade, Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp, is a platformer that should feel familiar to fans – as a licensed game, it taps into the huge built-in audience of the show that has, over the years, demonstrated a very high tolerance for unapologetically cheesy stories. But will fans of the show..

Family Feud Decades (Wii)

Family Feud Decades (Wii)

Middling child

Family Feud's been on the air since 1976, and it's especially unique from other trivia shows as it challenges contestants not to give the correct answer but what they believe others would guess is the correct answer, ranking the choices by how many out of a surveyed group picked them. Both this and its longevity make it uniquely geared for what Ludia and Ubisoft try with Family Feud..

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition (Wii)

Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition (Wii)

With exclusive bonus item: Dissatisfaction

Nintendo has a lot to be proud of. Its heritage and stature in the video game industry is unrivalled, and the firm has presided over some truly significant moments in the relatively short lifespan of the medium. It goes without saying that the video gaming landscape would be near-unrecognisable were it not...

Disney Epic Mickey (Wii)

Disney Epic Mickey (Wii)

A well painted canvas or a thin premise?

The very trademark of Disney itself, Mickey Mouse personifies the company's library of cartoon characters. How ironic then, that over the years Mickey himself has at times teetered on the brink of falling into the “Wasteland” of seemingly forgotten Disney characters no longer in use. In an effort to...

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Wii)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Wii)

Should you sign up for Tiger’s swingers club?

Tiger Woods’ games, like the man’s affairs, come with a certain regularity. Once a year you can expect an updated game of golf to come rolling out of publishing giant EA’s headquarters. This is no bad thing mind, as in the case of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 the recent introduction of Wii MotionPlus has revamped the once fading franchise, adding a..

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Wii)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Wii)

Worthy of a life-long Azkaban sentence

Without doubt, Harry Potter has become a huge cultural phenomenon over the last decade. The series, created by J.K Rowling, spanned seven main books and a successful set of films set around the various adventures of the wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, students at...

FlingSmash (Wii)

FlingSmash (Wii)

FacePalm

We really hope people don't judge the Wii RemotePlus based solely on this, because it's really capable of so much more. FlingSmash is a take on the paddle-and-ball genre that has you assuming the role of Zip, a dull yellow dot creature. Your mission is to liberate Suthon Island from a bad guy named Omminus and yes, the entire story uses...

We Sing! Robbie Williams (Wii)

We Sing! Robbie Williams (Wii)

Somethin' stupid

Over the years, the Wii has seen a lot of karaoke games in the vein of Sony's SingStar series: Boogie, Disney Sing It, We Sing. Published by Nordic games, We Sing: Robbie Williams marks the third entry in the series after We Sing and We Sing: Encore, with the release being timed to coincide with the title star's new greatest hits...

Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)

Michael Jackson: The Experience (Wii)

It's good to be the King

Ubisoft struck gold last year with Just Dance, a light-hearted game that didn't really care about hardcore talent as much as it did good times and booty shakin'. Its runaway success explains the improved sequel, Broadway number and kid-centric titles we've seen only one year into the franchise, so it was really only a matter...