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Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
It's probably best to let the arguments over whether or not Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a suitable "competition" title stay on internet message boards where they belong, but we will say this: Party games don't come much better than this. It's easy to pick up and play, its roster contains some of the most iconic videogame characters of all time, and really, where else are you going to find Link and Sonic exchanging blows with Solid Snake and Yoshi, all the while dodging the racecars from F-Zero? Tournament play, shmournament play - Brawl is a blast and one of the best games to play with friends that doesn't require anyone to get up and sing. Unless of course you want to bust out with the DK Rap, that is.
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