Our Favorite Video Games

How about a little friendly competition? Pick teams and fire up the console with one of our favorite video game titles from the recent past.

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2005: Guitar Hero


Rated T; PS2

The first rhythm-based video game in North America has spawned over a dozen rockin' sequels—and millions of fans.

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2006: Wii Sports


Rated E; Wii

Packaged with the Wii console, this became the best-selling video game of all time—silly-looking Mii characters included.

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2007: Super Mario Galaxy


Rated E; Wii

Nintendo's famed hero and his brother Luigi launch into outer space—in 3-D—to defeat enemies and return Princess Peach's castle to Mushroom Kingdom.

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2008: Shaun White Snowboarding


Rated T and E; Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, DS, PSP

A skateboarder and Olympic half-pipe champion brings living rooms to life with cool tricks and challenging peaks.

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2009: Karaoke Revolution


Rated T; Wii, Xbox 360, PS3

Six years after its initial release, the famous game has been rebooted with 50 master tracks from artists like Pink, David Bowie, and the Jackson 5.

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2010: Pac-Man Party



Revel in the nostalgia as the iconic yellow guy celebrates his 30th anniversary. Use your reflexes to beat opponents in virtual game worlds, or experience the original arcade version from the comfort of your couch.

Originally published in the November 1, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.