Like playing a tribute to all your favourite first person shooters.

User Rating: 8.5 | Conduit 2 WII
Well, I guess this is going to be one of the last big 3rd party releases for the Wii, and it doesn't disappoint.

It seems that the developers have pulled out all the stops this time, to produce the best-looking first person shooter that the Wii has seen or is likely to see.

There's nothing new here. Most likely, you've seen it and done it all before in games like TimeSplitters and Half-Life, but that doesn't mean there's not a lot of fun to be had.

In fact, the single player campaign plays like an homage to some of the best and most famous first person shooters ever made. As well as TS and HL, you'll also be experiencing deja vu over Halo, Metroid, Unreal, Far Cry and others. But The Conduit 2 doesn't take itself too seriously, and I like that a lot. It knows that you know.

There's a lot more banter between the characters this time, and it's done in a tongue in cheek manner that keeps things light hearted and interesting. The story itself is hardly anything special, rather a device to tie together all the beautiful environments that the designers have created. Sound effects and music are also great.

Multiplayer is varied and deep. I haven't had a chance to play it for too long online, but I was impressed that the sound and graphics don't take a huge hit as they do in GoldenEye Wii. It plays completely differently to the CoD games on the Wii, too. It might be a bit frustrating for new players in this respect. For example, in CoD:Black Ops one can perform respectfully at level 1 with the default loadouts and perks. In The Conduit, new players have a significant disadvantage against seasoned players who have upgraded their characters' armor.

All in all, it's a great game and a must have for anyone who has a Wii and enjoys a well made shooter.