Out of the 12 profiled titles (seven of which were honorable mentions), games for Nintendo platforms made up 50% of the list shared between several systems, not to mention Wii was the only highlighted console on a list that was suppose to be made up of only games as the article's headline suggests. Wii Sports was awarded the Most Important Game of 2006 on a baseline winner, followed by Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, GCN), Gears of War (360), Okami (PS2), and Elite Beat Agents (DS) respectively.
This is just one of many year-end listicles sure to make the internet rounds in the coming days, so fret not if your favorite didn't make the list or take the top spot. There's still a chance other outlets will journalistically justify your game of choice.
Sony PlayStation 2 1st-gen
Microsoft Xbox 360