Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii, 2008)
guessed by TruckOSaurus
With Super Smash Bros. arriving on WiiU tomorrow, it seems appropriate that its predecessor should arrive in the number 42 spot today. Boasting a staggering amount of content, from its online and offline multiplayer modes to its "vault" to its suprisingly deep single-player campaign, Brawl is one of those rare games that can be played ad infinitum. The stage design in Brawl is inspired; its score, a greatest hits collection of thirty years of Nintendo music, is unmatched; and its fighting mechanics accessible enough for novices yet deep enough for veterans. Most importantly, the game is a joy to play, alone or with a group of friends.