Do you have a Wii U? Chances are you have a few games and would like to add to your collection. With all the games available, it can be hard to know which ones are going to be fun to play over and over again. The following games have been carefully tested and reviewed so you can pick a few great games for your Wii U. Which games came out on top?
50 Best Wii U Games of all Time
1. Super Mario 3D World
If you like Super Mario, this is a new twist with some of the great old features (such as jumping and coins to earn). You can be Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Toad as you play through added levels, new strategies, and the option to replay sections. The best part is the great graphics.
Buy Now: Super Mario 3D World
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD
This is the great Zelda game with remastered graphics and streamlined play. It features easy moving through the fresh scenery with lots of action and no pauses for loading screens.
Buy Now: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD
3. The Lego Movie Videogame
Fans of the Lego Movie will love this game version. It is wonderfully weird like the movie but you get new hidden characters and the ability to replay levels. This game is a lot of fun.
Buy Now: The Lego Movie Videogame
4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
This game is for older ages because it features complex first person exploration of multiple levels. This is a remake of the older game and does a good job taking some of the best elements from the old game (great action) and adding updates (new level designs). You have combat and noncombat options as you role play Adam Jensen. One of the best features is the multi-solution structure which means multiple outcomes.
Buy Now: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
This is not one game but 12, each one different from the others. It is set up in a theme park design so you can choose the games you want.Some are higher quality than others but most are a lot of fun. You can play solo or with up to 5 players too!
Buy Now: Nintendo Land
6. Pikmin 3
Control up to 100 colorful creatures who are a cross between ants and plants. Get an overhead view as you explore through the scenery, fight enemies, and overcome tricky obstacles.
Buy Now: Pikmin 3
7. Rayman Legends
Move your hero around worlds as you play in this cartoon style game. Explore mythical worlds with Rayman and his friends fighting evil creatures. This is a fast moving game that can be played solo or multiplayer.
Buy Now: Rayman Legends
8. Mario Kart 8
This fun driving game features great graphics and intuitive vehicle control. This game has the fast speeds you’d expect along with an anti-gravity hovercraft, motorbike, and underwater racing options too. You can play with friends or connect with other players online.
Buy Now: Mario Kart 8
9. Wonderful 101
Want lots of action? In this game you get to play as 100 different super heroes (you are the 1). There is plenty of action in this game as you fight aliens and save citizens through visually stunning levels.
Buy Now: Wonderful 101
Step into London as you play Zombie or good guy in this Zombie apocalypse. This asymmetrical game lets you play as good or bad guy in a chain link format. This means you can play one character, then shift to playing another one. This is a dark survival style game but exciting and challenging.
Buy Now: ZombiU
11. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
This carefully designed, well detailed game takes you onto the island of Donkey Kong when vikings come to freeze it over. Donkey Kong and friends travel to 5 different islands, each with its own unique look.
Buy Now: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
12. Wii Fit U
Wii is known for its sports and exercise games and this is a great version with a wide variety of fun and fitness activities. This game uses the balance board in fun ways. There is also helpful fitness advice along with the exercise.
Buy Now: Wii Fit U
13. Wii Sports Club
This is a cooperative and competitive sports game at the same time. Play tennis, bowling, or golf. Join a club to compete against other clubs. Play online with friends or competitors. Sports Club includes training modes too so you can hone your skills.
Buy Now: Wii Sports Club
14. Skylanders SWAP Force
This game comes with an adventure starter pack which includes a “portal of power,” figurines, stickers, and trading cards. The game takes you to Cloudbreak Island where a magical volcano splits heros and their powers in half. You have to save Skylands by matching up your team correctly and defeating Kaos.
Buy Now: Skylanders SWAP Force
15. Need for Speed
Most Wanted U: An open world racing game with added arcade games for even more fun. This unique blend of games has a social play option as well as multiple worlds to play through at high speeds.
Buy Now: Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
16. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
In this game Earth is on fire and machines have started the destruction of the human race. You have the task of rallying civilization to take back earth. While this game has a few more effects in other formats, the WiiU format is still exciting.
Buy Now: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
17. Assassin’s Creed III
This visually stunning game is set in Revolutionary War times. You are a brave warrior fighting to save his homeland. This is a great game in the Assassin Creed series with plenty of scenes, options, and weapons.
Buy Now: Assassin’s Creed III
18 NBA 2K13
This is a great basketball game where you play the best NBA players throughout history against each other. Options include player biometric scans to measure fatigue and player customization with endorsement deals, clothes, shoes and much more.
Buy Now: NBA 2K13
19. Darksiders II
In this game you get to be one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. Move through light and dark realms to redeem your brother War who is accused of starting the apocalypse. Plenty of player customization and choices to make play more complex.
Buy Now: Darksiders II
20. Batman: Arkham City
Play as Batman against his worst enemies including Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Mr. Freeze. Get the experience of being Batman with complex, advanced free flowing combat.
Buy Now: Batman: Arkham City
21. Tekken Tag Tournament 2
This fight game has been been designed with Wii U in mind (such as gamepad shortcuts). You play with a diverse line up of players, updated features, and exclusive costumes in this thrilling fight matches.
Buy Now: Tekken Tag Tournament 2
22. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
This game lets you journey through more than 200 quests. Hunt monsters through lots of graphically rich scenes with a wide array of weapon choices. You can play solo or multiple player.
Buy Now: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
23. Duck Tales Remastered
If you played this game in its original format, you’ll be pleased with the vibrant high definition redesign. Follow Scrooge and his nephews as they search for treasures around the world. Lots of different activities to make it interesting.
Buy Now: Duck Tales Remastered
24. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
This richly designed racing game lets you race through 16 levels and even use weapons to slow down opponents. Racing is in an arcade style format with multiple modes and challenges.
Buy Now: Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
25. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
This solid remake of the classic game has been designed for Wii U. While other platforms offer a bit more, This WiiU version has new and returning characters as well as more missions. This game is best for older ages.
Buy Now: Call of Duty: Black Ops II
26. Resident Evil: Revelations
This a tense survival game with plenty of solid gunplay and tight corridors to navigate. Work your way through a cruise ship filled with enemies hidden throughout. This game features enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. It is designed for mature players.
Buy Now: Resident Evil: Revelations
27. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
Play spy in this Tom Clancy series with plenty of stealth action. You can customize the game with your choices and multiple mission types and maps. With asymmetrical play you can play good or bad guy. Many say the WiiU version offers great smooth play.
Buy Now: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
28. Disney Infinity
This imaginative game comes with a starter pack which includes access to three Disney characters. You play the games presented or create your own using Disney characters in whole new ways. The Wii U platform doesn’t have all the same features of some other platforms but there is plenty to explore. Many suggest buying additional characters to create more options.
Buy Now: Disney Infinity
29. Scribblenauts Unlimited
This puzzle style game lets you create objects and give them properties to help you solve tasks. This game also features some classic Nintendo characters along with the the main characters. It is described by many as unique and challenging.
Buy Now: Scribblenauts Unlimited
30. New Super Luigi U
This game features the high jumping but less quick Mario character Luigi. It is a nice remake of the classic Mario game with over 80 courses and 4 characters.
Buy Now: New Super Luigi U
31. Sing Party
The name of this game aptly describes what it is, a karaoke style game which can include as many people as you’d like. It comes with a microphone too. You can create your own playlist from the wide variety of songs.
Buy Now: Sing Party
32. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
This is a fun spin on the Mario series of games with a winter Olympic theme. Play as one of your favorite Mario characters in 24 different events. This is a nice version with lots of action.
Buy Now: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
33. Lego City: Undercover
This Lego version lets you explore a massive city to hunt for clues. And of course, since you are undercover, you get a variety of costume options. You also get to build things and save people too as you enjoy the humor of the Lego series.
Buy Now: Lego City: Undercover
34. Sonic Lost World
This game features great graphics and plenty of new levels to race through. If you like Sonic, this is a really nice version in which you can race friends and even fly through the air.
Buy Now: Sonic Lost World
35. Lego: Marvel
In this game you explore New York and parts of the universe by unlocking up to 100 classic Marvel super heros in Lego style. Plenty of puzzles to solve and the multiplayer mode features cooperative play.
Buy Now: Lego: Marvel
36. Fifa Soccer 13
This is a great soccer game where you can play a match or switch to kicks and penalty shots or a shake and shoot mode where you get to just shoot on goal. You have some great views of the field and can even take control of individual players.
Buy Now: Fifa Soccer 13
37. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
In this version of the Assassin’s Creed series, Edward Kenway is a pirate. You travel through lush Caribbean jungles and sail the seas hunting down your enemies. This is an exciting game with lots of possibilities.
Buy Now: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
38. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
You are ninja Ryu Hayabusa in this fast moving fighting game. This rather realistic game flows quite fluidly through fights as the character progresses. The Wii U version is nicely done.
Buy Now: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
39. Injustice: Gods Among Us
This fighting game features an interesting storyline with DC Comic icons. Heros and villans fight in epic battles set in an interesting storyline. This game is good for beginner to advanced players but best for mature players.
Buy Now: Injustice: Gods Among Us
40. Transformers Prime: The Game
Enter the world of Transformers in this game with 12 playable characters. This game features good graphics and nice explosions. The Transformer team fight Dark Energon in battles. You also get the option to drive your Transformer.
Buy Now: Transformers Prime: The Game
41. Sniper Elite V2
In this game you are sniper in World War II Berlin. With realistic graphics and lots of detail you get historically accurate settings, shooting action, and multiple options to customize your game play. This is great for intermediate to more advanced game players.
Buy Now: Sniper Elite V2
42. ESPN Sports Connection
For those who want plenty of competitive sports play, this game lets you play soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf, and karting. While not the best sports game for Wii U, there is plenty of action and fun for younger players.
Buy Now: ESPN Sports Connection
43. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
This game has a great original storyline with a new cast of characters. You play through new settings and new mazes. Up to 4 players can play this fun game.
Buy Now: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
44. Wii Party U
Play multiple party games with friends in this game. Some games are played on screen while others are tabletop style games (such as foosball and pool) you can play on the GamePad. There is an option to post your impressions to the Miiverse social site. It also comes with an extra remote to add more players to the fun.
Buy Now: Wii Party U
45. Lego The Hobbit
In this Lego game you explore Middle-earth playing as your favorite characters from the book. You get to look for treasure, build Lego structures, solve riddles and more. And of course you get the Lego style humor and interesting storyline.
Buy Now: Lego The Hobbit
46. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
If you enjoy Spider-man this a good game where you play as Peter Parker. It features an all-star villain cast, new web moves and abilities. You stop crimes and save citizens to feel like Spider-man.
Buy Now: The Amazing Spider-Man
47. Rise of the Guardians
In this game you play one of the characters from the movie. You get unique abilities and upgrade options as you explore the Legendary Guardian Realms and take on the evil Pitch. You can play a multiplayer option too. This game is better for younger players.
Buy Now: Rise of the Guardians
48. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
In this fighting game you get a cast of over 100 characters. You get to unlock abilities and have characters bond with each other to help each other and customize your play. There is even a special duel mode.
Buy Now: Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
49. Barbie Dreamhouse Party
If you enjoy Barbie this game is actually a bunch of mini games. Play as your favorite Barbie character from the web show. This game is recommended for younger players.
Buy Now: Barbie Dreamhouse Party
50. Spongebob Squarepants
Plankton’s Robotic Revenge: This game is designed for fans of Spongebob. Play as one of your favorite Spongebob characters as you shoot at robots. This game is best for younger players.
Buy Now: Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge
Hope you enjoyed this list of the 50 best Wii games of all time. As an important note, though price may be a concern for you, there are games in a range of prices as well as features. High price does not mean excellent game play. So look for a game you would enjoy playing rather than focusing on the price range to find the best experience for you.