There's no better time than Christmas to veg out and catch up on your gaming with friends and family. Got a Wii? Get playing some of these...
Super Mario Galaxy £40
One of the best games on the Wii to date. While away hours piloting Mario between tiny planets in a bonkers universe full of hungry stars and angry mushrooms.
It looks just like a high-resolution version of the DS life-sim, which is no bad thing. The Wii version does feature voice chat, though, so you can yak away to anyone you meet.
It’s not as much fun shaking the Wiimote and nunchuck as those Dreamcast maracas, but monkeys and music is still a winning combo.
Losen up and go with the flow with Wii Music. Rather than having you follow notes exactly as they appear on screen as in Guitar Hero, here the idea is more to jam along with 60 different instruments. Nice.
You want a standard game format with tacked-on motion controls? You got it! Wario is a platformer, with you shaking the controller ?to rip money from enemies. Careful, Nintendo – that could be considered a form of interactive digitial mugging. Possibly.