Rock Band 2
While the first Rock Band for Wii was a stripped-down disappointment compared to its brothers on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Rock Band 2 is a full-featured blast and easily the best music game on the system.
Players can choose from four instruments (guitar, bass, drums, and vocals) and play through an impressive selection of rock music that spans multiple decades. The social aspect is in full effect here, as few games can compete with the sense of camaraderie that comes with working together to make actual rock music.
Value is no concern here, either, with a nearly-endless World Tour Mode, downloadable songs released almost weekly, and the challenge of mastering different instruments, not to mention playing with different groups of friends.
The cost of entry had dropped now that Rock Band 3 is out, and the Wii version of Rock Band 2 is completely compatible with any Guitar Hero instruments you may already have. It’s also possible to acquire the instruments separately, so any friends you wish to play with may be able to chip in as well.
Like all the games on this list, Rock Band 2 is an absolute blast to play. It doesn’t matter if you’re rocking out with three friends or working on a solo project, this game delivers a unique and compelling experience every time.