Which game is for me?

So you've been persuaded to buy a games console, but you're not sure which games you should get to go with it.

Never fear, as Heart is on hand to let you know which game would be perfect for you!

I want to get fit

If fitness is your goal then the Wii is the only console for you. The motion-sensors on the controllers mean that when you're playing tennis, you really have to play tennis! You can't help but have fun as you attempt to score a strike on Wii Bowling.

Buy a Wii console now

The brand new Wii Fit game takes fitness to a new level, providing you with loads of mini-games and exercises to help you lose weight. It will chart your Body Mass Index over the months so you can see just how well you're doing.

Buy Wii Fit now

Or you could try:

  • Sega Superstars Tennis - It's certainly not normal tennis... trickshots aplenty on this fun title.
  • Sonic and Mario at the Olympics
  • From the javelin to trampolining on this energetic action on the Wii.

I want a party game

SingStar is what you want. It's karaoke with a difference... you're playing against each other. You get points for tone and timing and you compete over a series of challenges until the SingStar Champion emerges. Are you a Superstar in the making or just tone deaf?

Buy SingStar now

Wii Sports Resort is proving extremely popular at parties. The activities use the precision controls of the Wii MotionPlus accessory to help players come much closer to the physical reality of engaging in the actual sports. Every real-world action, whether it's a perfect drive on the fairway or a slice off the course, is meant to be faithfully replicated.  With games from table tennis to frisbee your sure to have a laugh and may even have the added bonus of shedding a few unwanted pounds.

Buy Wii Sports Resort now

Or you could try:

  • Carnival Funfair Games - Buy now Test your strength, play hoop toss, clown splash and all the other fairground classics.
  • Guitar Hero III
  • Master the guitar and play along to some classic songs. Games don't get more fun than this.

I want to drive fast cars

You have to try Gran Turismo. A cut-price version of number 5 is just out and is better than ever. There are loads of cars to choose from - from TVRs and Ferrari's to Alfas and Minis - and you can even drive through the streets of London. Definitely the most accurate driving game around.

Buy Gran Turismo now

If realism isn't really you, then Mario Kart Wii is the one to go for. It's all about getting from A to B in the quickest time possible - regardless of how much cheating is involved! There are loads of characters, cars and even weapons to keep you entertained!

Buy Mario Kart Wii now

Or you could try:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Find out what the fuss is all about in the most talked-about game of the year.
  • Need For Speed: Pro Racer
  • It's all about street racing as you earn money to make your car even better.

I last played aged twelve!

Was the last game you played on the Spectrum with rubber keys? Games have moved on a great deal since then, but don't worry, there are still loads of choices for you.

You'll never have experienced anything like the Wii, so give that a go. Try out Bully, a game where you take control of 15-year-old Jimmy as he stands up against the school bullies. Reminiscent of Skool Daze on the ZX Spectrum, you use your remote to flick catapults and give the bad guys wedgies!

Buy Bully now

If you want a blast from the past, try Atari Classics Evolved, a collection of all the games you had as a kid. Asteroids, Millipede and Pong are just as addictive (and frustrating) as you remember!

Or you could try:

  • The Sims
  • Create a family and control every aspect of their lives. Try stopping yourself!
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Now you can be just like Grisham in this fascinating game from the TV Show.

I'm too old for games

That's just not true. Manufacturers are making games for everyone nowadays... and that includes you! Endless Ocean must be the most relaxing game available. A stunningly realistic diving simulation, you have to explore the underwater world, spotting and getting to know all the amazing species. A wonderful way to while away the hours.

Buy Endless Ocean now

The Nintendo DS is ideal for someone who claims they don't like games. Try Dr Kawashima's Brain Training, which tells you "how old your brain is" after you take on a series of puzzles. Dangerously addictive!


Buy Dr Kawashima's Brain Training now

Or you could try:

  • Scrabble 2007
  • Addicted to Scrabulous? Play the classic game to your heart's content on the DS.
  • Sight Training
  • Mini games like table tennis are designed to give you an improved look on life.

I want a game for my child

They'll love Animal Crossing, an oh-so-cute game where you inhabit a cheery little village, make friends, water flowers or catch fish and then sell them in your own shop. If a friend has the game, you can even invite them to your home and have a chat! Lovely.

Buy Animal Crossing now

If you're getting pestered to get them a pet, then give them Nintendogs instead. You can create whatever dog you'd like, pet them, play tug-of-war or fetch, groom them... everything you get with a dog, except the mess.

Buy Nintendogs now

Or you could try:

  • Build A Bear
  • The younger children will love this, where they get to create the own teddy.
  • High School Musical: Sing It - Buy High School Musical:Sing It now
  • If they're addicted to the folk at East High, they'll love this sing-a-long game!

I want to play sport

Computer games still cater very well for sports lovers and there are some amazing games around at the moment. Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf is the most popular and on the Wii, you get to swing away like a pro. You can play the world's best courses - and if you have a camera, you can put your own face on your golfer!

Buy Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf now

If you put two boys together, the chances are they will strike up a conversation about Pro Evolution Soccer! Featuring intelligent computers that remember your best moves and stops them, the game is the most realistic football simulator out there.

Buy Pro-Evolution Soccer now


Or you could try:

  • Football Manager 2008
  • Get involved in every aspect of running a football club as you become the manager of your favourite team. Be careful of impatient billionaire owners!
  • Horse Life
  • Take care of your horse, train it and then compete in showjumping competitions.

I want something unusual

One of the funniest games out there has to be Worms. Available on all consoles, you take charge of a group of comedy cartoon worm soldiers, aiming to blow your opposition away with weapons like the Banana Bazooka and Exploding Granny.
Buy Worms now

You could become a brain surgeon in Trauma Centre. Use your Wii remote or DS stylus to operate on your patients, taking on anything from an appendix to evil nanobots! It's a cut above the rest... literally!

Buy Trauma Centre now

Or you could try:

  • Sega Bass Fishing

More fun than it sounds! Use your Wii remote to simulate everything to do with fishing, except getting wet.

Cooking Mama - Buy Now


The surprise hit of the Wii and DS. You have to chop and stir to create culinary masterpieces.

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