PGC picks the best games of the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo.
Super Mario Strikers
It’s always nice when a game comes out of nowhere and blows you away. This year that game was Super Mario Strikers. Every single aspect of this game, down to the concept art, screams fun. The four-player mode on this game is as sweet as it gets. With fast, action-packed gameplay, awesome super moves, and a ton of frantic soccer insanity, Super Mario Strikers was making everybody who played it smile, hoot, and holler.
"A pleasant surprise that should be a blast with four people." - Jonathan Lindemann
"Completely unexpected and far from finished, Strikers keeps the shine of other Mario sports titles, even if you spend half the game shoving your opponent’s face in the dirt." - Daniel Bloodworth
"This is what Mario sports is about: party gaming that puts the actual sport secondary to fun. Super Mario Strikers will likely harbor rivalries for years." - Michael "TYP" Cole