24. Mario Kart Wii (last year 30), first impression 8.5, replay 8, technical 8.5
Pros: No more snaking, packed to the brim with different racers and different karts and bikes, allowing for all sorts of different playstyles, one of the stronger sets of track selections between new and retro, fleshed out the online mode better, to something more fitting than DS.
Cons: Minor balancing issues, and arguably the blue-shell at its absolute worst, before they toned it down in 7 (which hopefully they've kept for 8)
Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.