"Mario Kart 8"
While it is amazing that Nintendo’s Mario Kart series has been around since 1992, it’s not surprising given its winning-if-retread nature: race, battle, repeat. Over the course of two-plus decades, most times we’ve gotten the game we get.
“Mario Kart 8” is the game we deserve. It is easily the best entry in the 22-year-old franchise. Between stunning high-definition vistas, series-upending special items, and next-generation online play additions and refinements, it ups the ante for fun and interactivity on the Wii U.