Best Console Video Games

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Console video games have come a long way over the past few years. Many of the games produced for the top video game consoles like PlayStation, Wii or Xbox are among the top toys requested by kids (and adults) today. Obviously, not all of the currently available console video games are equal. It doesn't seem all that long ago that Pacman, Frogger, Asteroids, and even the old classic, Pong, were some of the best console video games on the market. But now many more thrilling and smarter games have been introduced and the definition of console video games has completely changed since those days.

Upgraded surreal characters, better audio-video quality and defined games stimulate today's gamers in ways that were completely unimaginable a few years ago. Some of the best console video games of recent times are as follows.

Best Console Video Games of Recent Times

With the increased popularity of console video games recently, there has been a staggering number of new games released into the market over the past few years. Some of the most note-worthy, best selling console vide games include Wii Play, Halo 3, Gran Turismo 4, Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto Iv, Call of Duty, and Super Mario Brothers 3.

Wii Play Console Video Game

Wii Play - Wii Play is a Wii console video game developed by Nintendo. It has been named the best selling console video game of all time and as of 2010 has sold 26.71 million copies worldwide. Wii Play comprises nine games - Shooting Range, Find Mii, Pose Mii, Laser Hockey, Fishing, Billiards, Table Tennis Charge! and Tanks! All nine games are multi-player games, but the computer can take charge if you want to play alone and hone your skills. This game comes with a remote and gamers of all ages will find these interactive video games, not only challenging and fun - but, they'll get their exercise in too.

Halo 3 Video Game

Halo 3 - Halo 3, like its predecessors, is a shooting game for Xbox 360. This first-person game is based on a fictional setting in Halo Universe and concludes the Halo series. Halo 3 had sold out over 8.1 million copies by 2008 and is one of the best console video games produced by Microsoft. This popular video game consists of ten levels, dynamic characters, un-matched audio and visual effects and legendary weapons. Halo 3 received appreciation from critics as well as gamers and set new records for console video games.

Gran Turismo 4 Console Video Game

Gran Turismo 4 - Developed by Polyphony Digitals and published by Sony, GT4 is one of the PlayStation 2 console video games. It is a racing game featuring 51 tracks and 721 cars that are new additions or improved versions of its predecessors. IGN has given the game 9.5 rating out of 10 and this racing game has won best racing game award in E3 2003 Game Critics Awards. GT has proved to impress the gamers and made its place among the best console video games by selling 11.05 million copies.

Final Fantasy VII Video Game

Final Fantasy VII - Final Fantasy 7 was published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Years after its release, it is still one of the best console video games running on PlayStation, Windows and PlayStation Network. This video game sold 9.8 million copies by 2005 and ranks high in numerous lists. The single player role-playing game is admired for its graphics, story, gameplay and music. It has been both a commercial and critical success. It is believed to be the game that sold PlayStation.

Grand Theft Auto IV Console Video Game

Grand Theft Auto IV - Grand Theft Auto 4 was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive. This console game sold over 17 million copies by June 2010. It has been acclaimed as a commercial and critical success and bagged great reviews from 5 top critic websites. It is an action-adventure game of a veteran of the Bosnian War, Niko Bellic. PlayStation 3 and Xbox versions were ranked second and third best console video games of all time on Game Rankings.

Call Of Duty, Modern Warfare 2 Console Video Game

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - This first-person shooting game was designed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was the number one console video game sold in 2009, beating video games such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4. Additionally, it was also awarded Best Shooter award. PakGamers named it the best game of Xbox 360 in 2009 while GameTrailers gave it 6 awards. It sold over 20 million copies all around the world and became the best selling console video game in the UK and second best in USA.

Super Mario Brothers 3 Video Game

Super Mario Brothers 3 was developed by Nintendo for Nintendo platforms. It was the fifth console video game of the series of Super Mario and centers around the quest of Mario and Luigi. The video game became such a hit that it was made into an animated television series and was re-released on Nintendo consoles. This game is still on many kid's lists because of the popularity and success of the game. Everything from graphics, gameplay and challenge has been appreciated and it has been received as the finest of all console video games by many critics. The Guinness Book of World Records has listed it as the best selling game with over 18 million copies sold. It is number 3 on Game Informer's top 200 video games list.