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44. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Wii (2007)
Retro Studios

The first Metroid game on the Wii was also the final installment of the much praised Metroid Prime series by Retro Studios. What made this game impressive from the get go was its use of the Wii Remote, being the first game to really unleash the potential of IR aiming for the system. Whoever played the game realized that there was no going back after that (and thankfully they decided to port over Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes with the new Wii setup). But Metroid Prime 3: Corruption isn't just a hardware affirming tech piece, but a fantatic game in and of itself. The sequel takes "bigger and bolder" to new levels, offering Samus Aran mutliple plantets to explore as she tries to stop the evil Metroid Prime (now Dark Samus) from corrupting the galaxy with Phazon. The game takes a more action-packed approach compared to the first two games in the series, and while it can't quite keep up with the masterpiece that is the original Metroid Prime, Corruption does enough to rest on its own laurels. We may never find out about Metroid Dread or that mysterious spaceship, but at least Samus finished the mission on her own terms (aka by blowing up a planet).