Best Wii U Games

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 3D World

This game got so much good feedback from many game reviewers, it got 8's, 9's and 10's! There is so much good stuff about it and it's just very enjoyable. It's very creative and there's a lot of originality about it, yet there are bits you remembered from other games. Like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, it's absolutely fantastic yet for some reason it doesn't sell as well as other games.
As for New Super Mario Bros U, that should be 5 or something, it's pretty much the same as New Super Mario Bros Wii and 2, New Super Mario Bros DS was the only original one.

This is one of the best Mario games created. Trumps all four New Super Mario Bros games, defeats its predecessor and 3D Land and beats Sunshine, is better than Super Mario Bros 2 on NES, and is on the same level as the original Galaxy (64 and Galaxy 2 are better though)

Great Game! Better than Super Mario Bros U!

This game is beautiful. The gameplay is great. The music is fantastic. It is a mario game. That is why it's good. Not my favorite game of all time ( Mario galaxy 2) but it is outstanding

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2 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

There is no doubting that this is by far the best game on the Wii U right now. This game includes the best character roster, an endless supply of game modes, beautiful stages, and 8-player smash. The gameplay in this game has been totally perfected, as they have put together everything we love about battling and removed everything we hated about it. There is literally no way they could've made this game better than it is. If you have a Wii U, this is the one game you must have above all others. One of the greatest multiplayer experiences ever and one of the best games ever!

This is the best game for Wii U. It brings up to 8 friends to play together in one room. Isn't that better than playing strangers online? With 8 possible players, no one is left out. Outstanding gameplay that has been improved over the course of 15, with a huge roster of nothing but the biggest video game icons... and Wii Fit Trainer... How can you go wrong? This game is simply amazing.


Absolutely perfect

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3 Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is one of the best racing games I have ever played in my entire life. The smart and clever track design, and the ridiculous about of fun you will have with your friends makes this game a star in your Wii U library

Mario Kart 8 Should Be Number 1

It's a shame that the Wii U sold so bad considering how many fantastic game there are for it. That being said, I was lucky enough to live with a Nintendo fanatic for the time the system was still in it's life span. Mario Kart 8 was fantastic and a true embodiment of taking the best aspects of all the games in it's series throughout the year to make this. While smash bros is always fun and games like Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, The legend of Zelda remasters and the super mario titles were all great, I think this is by far the best.

Best racing game I have ever played in my life so much fun literally the only bad thing about it is the vs battles

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4 New Super Mario Bros. U

What more can I say about Mario? He's an icon in video games and even today, his games still withstand the test of time. That's pretty much all I gotta say. Long live the plumber.

I love super Mario bros

Awesome my favorite Wii u game and my third favorite Mario Game! So what are you waiting for, go play this game.

Best game ever

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5 Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land is the only Wii you game I've got at the moment. The variety is astounding; being able to go from running around shooting at enemies in Metroid Blast to slicing through enemies with my sword in TLoZ: Battle Quest, to defeating a ghost in Luigi's Ghost Mansion, while being able to play many of the attractions solo or with up to 4 friends is amazing.

Nintendo land is awesome enough said

I love this game play the sammus one and the boo one at a sleep over and when ever someone dies in the boo one everyone scream I was playing it at 3:00 in the morning with my friends a we screamed so loud so I suggest the game for a sleepover - dylangerleibold

One of the most underrated video games, ever

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6 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

A classic adventure that caused a lot of controversy by the way it looks but I think it was a good risk for Nintendo and to me will always be one of the best Gamecube and an amazing addition to the Wii you

An amazing, underrated gem. I can not begin to fathom why people would choose New super Mario bros. you over this!

This game is just the best.

This game is AWESOME

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7 Super Mario Maker

Best Wii u game. I can see myself still playing this game 20 years from now

It's a good game, being able to make my own Mario levels and all. But almost all maps on 100 Mario Challenge are not well made, and I need costumes for my map, so its just gotten boring. Give it more votes if you want, but I've just gotten bored of Super Mario Maker.

Very fun game gives you the ability to create and play other peoples Mario levels based off of four different Mario engines, including Mario 1, Mario 3, Mario world, and Mario u!

Ill always play this game - YOSHIA2121

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8 Splatoon

Only number 25? Should be at least Top 10 because this game is crazy addicting and fun!

I'm not sure why this is number 19 so far. It is SO ADDICTING. I love it a lot. The characters are cute, there is an online gaming experience, a good story, and an awesome tutorial. This should be at least in the top 10. This is a really good game. I play it all the time.

This game is the ultimate multiplayer experience Wii U owners can get!

Plus, the story mode is also nice and fun even the game tugged as a multiplayer game.

This was the one game that made the Wii U worth purchasing

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9 Scribblenauts Unlimited

Awesome game. Took the best feature from the original games and made it even better.

Best about you can create Link, Zelda, Ganon, Mario, Bowser, koopa, koopa troopa, bob-omb, Luigi, peach and Toad! - KriCket33554

I'm a little confused as to how Pikmin 3 is on the list when it hasn't even been released yet(at #4, no less) but oh well. As for Scribblenauts Unlimited, it takes the original formula we loved from the first games and adds SO so much that it is a must have for any owner of the newest console.

So, take a formula that's near and dear to our hearts, add tons of new features and Nintendo Characters, and make it all HD and Voila~! You have Scribblenauts Unlimited. The object editor is a great feature (considering that now you can LITERALLY make anything)! A word of advice though, buy the Wii U version over the 3ds. There isn't an object editor and the controls are kinda slow on the 3ds, which honestly disappointed me. However, I'd give the Wii U version 9/10!

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10 Pikmin 3

Well, I Remember this game in the Old Times... I think is like the old times And Better.

We have waited 9 YEARS. 9 LONG YEARS OF SUFFERING! And we finally get a third Pikmin game! And is nothing short of what I expected! Every gameplay aspect is amazing. Just one question: What are all the Call of Duty fanboys doing on this list?

BEAUTIFUL! This game is amazing!

The Plasma Wraith was a great boss all of them were.
I just couldn't find out what to do.

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The Contenders

11 Rayman Legends

If you haven't played Rayman Legends, you're missing out!

I never heard about rayman I only heard about it by this game and getting this was a great dissection the levels the music the characters there is so much a must have

Please help put this higher up! I've only ever played the demo at game stores and it's already one of my favourite ever games! The main reason why I want a Wii you so badly!

Innovative use of the Gamepad, clever level design, amazing animations, great music, what else can I say about this one?

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12 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tropical Freeze needs more votes. This is a title that succeeds the art of platforming. It engages the players in its difficulty and not once did I falter in frustration. I just kept going! The story in its simplicity is told even more beautifully and it makes playing the game that much more engaging; almost interactive! I'm always gonna lean more on the Donkey Kong side of the Nintendo family feud.

Great installment to the Donkey Kong Country series.

Why is this rated so low?!

This is a great game if you want a platformer but you feel like the Mario games are too easy - thunderstar1124

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13 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Awesome game and black ops 2 is awesome on any game console. The game is the best game ever!

So good I just love playing it all the time

Nothing can compete with this games awesome multiplayer

Are you people actually stupid enough to vote this game as the best Wii u game ever?

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14 ZombiU

I love this game. Turn off all of the lights and sit in the dark for hours. You will poo yourself on more than one occasion.

I like this game with the creepy atmosphere but it's a little bit hard to aim when you have a gun

Fast paced and scary. Didn't like the ending though

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15 Assassin's Creed III

It's games like this that make the new Wii you so much fun. I don't think anyone who's played the you version of this game who hasn't liked it. Certainly no one I've met. - BKAllmighty

Awesome game. Deserves a better place on the list.

Come on guys, this game is just god-damn awesome. Is the best in the series and the first for Nintendo

This game is awesome and should be number 1

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16 Yoshi's Wooly World

Even though it's quite easy on the whole, the music, graphical style and level designs are absolutely beautiful. It also has a great balance between action and some interesting puzzle elements scattered here and there. - Entranced98

It's a great game

So adorable, I play this all the time

A solid game, but the way it's marketed to children is a little...

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17 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo did a great job with this one. From what I can tell, it's better on switch, but it's a solid wii u game!

It hasn't even come out, but I know it will be at least as good as Skyward Sword, if not better.

Not out. Yet. Looks amazing. Been saving up so that I can get it as soon as it comes out

Lmao good game goty 2017 idiots buy it or I commit suicide

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18 Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

I like this version better then the XBOX 360 version because They unknown less annoying and cheap and more fun and more and theirs a special mode that is awesome which is the Mushroom one and you can start with Miharu

It's a very interesting game with a lot of adventures, fighting and rocking, breaking.

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19 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

How could you hate crossovers & the teamwork of Super Monkey Ball characters with other crossover characters?!

I do like Mario Kart 8, but I love this game more because of its speed. The plane flying took some time to get used to, though, but it's a really good game and very underrated. - Mcgillacuddy

Never seen this game before...think I might give it a try. - DCfnaf

This game is the best! #$$$$$$$$$

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20 Lego City: Undercover

The best. When you finish the game you get to drive anywhere. This is Just like Grand Theft Auto - theDj7121

You get to go undercover

Kids Grand Theft Auto with cops

I hate this game

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21 New Super Luigi U

Better than Mario U (not that Mario U was that bad)! It was a cool idea and would not be good if it was the exact same thing as its Mario counterpart with slightly different levels, but it was innovative with the playstyle and gave short bursts of entertainment. It's not a masterpiece like the Mario RPG games for example (will love all those games till I die) but it is definitely fun and worth it!

Short time limit. I don't like this game as much as Super Mario Bros, but it is pretty fun, and challenging!

Great game I don't have it thought should be in the top ten with the other Mario games

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22 Hyrule Warriors

How is this not way higher up on this list?
This is hands down the best Dynasty Warriors game next to the Gundam Dynasty Warriors, who doesn't love killing waves and waves of enemies?
This game is far more entertaining than any stupid rehashed Call of Duty game, there is an actual history line and story to this game where as Call of Duty is the same game as the previous six Call of Duty games just with slight differences.
This should easily be up there above all Call of Duty games on this list.

It's the loveable characters of the Zelda universe in the best 'em up universe of the Dynasty Warriors. Not only is it the best crossover series to date, it is also one of the best games on the system. - Thifer20

This game is awesome! How is it down here! - DarkDragon_492

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23 Darksiders II

Out of the Wii U games that are currently out, this takes the cake. It's sort of like an awesome violent version of The Legend of Zelda. - mtndew37

24 Sonic Lost World

I love this game. Screw all of the sonic fans who hate it because they are sonic fans. It's a great game, it is NOT a rip off of Galaxy, and it's really fun and uses the Wii U perfectly! - DCfnaf

This game felt very awkward and took some time for me to get used to, but overall, it's a good game, all except for the snowball part. Things slow down big time there. - Mcgillacuddy

Taken a bit of time to get used to, with different level design, but really is a good game.

This… this… THIS… HAS A Wii U VERSION…?

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25 Game & Wario

This game is one of the worst Wii u games ever don't waste it money it's a trap!

This game looks so epic! But how can Skylanders Giants be on here? From what I know, that's for the wii, not wiiu

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26 Xenoblade Chronicles X

Only 67 should be at least in the top 10

Okay, this game is actually really good. It's the first Xenoblade game I've played, and I was pretty impressed. Good storyline, good graphics, and some really cool designs (especially for the Gamepad). - kinnij7204

Best graphics on the wii you so far


27 Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Batman: Arkham City is an amazing game no matter the console. I wish I had the pleasure of having this for the Wii U; however, I still find new things to do, new combos to try, as I play the Xbox 360 version OVER and OVER.


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28 Need for Speed Most Wanted U

Stuck at number 20. This should be number 1 whereas New Super Mario Bros you should be cut off from this list.

This game is really good. The cars look really nice, sound great and controls good

I think it is great and the cars look better than the public

29 Pokken Tournament

I found the other pokemons better but this one has the best music

Flat out mediocre maybe it's just because I 5 u cc kk at the game and had way too high expectations

30 Bayonetta 2

I was hoping for this to be in the top ten, but a lot of people still think this game is a bootleg simply because it's Wii U exclusive! Just wait until the Switch gets Bayonetta 3 exclusively! With even MORE Nintendo costumes! - SonicTheBlueBlur2

How's this game only 30th? This game deserves at least 5th place!

Awesome game, the only problem is that not a lot of people have played it.

The best Wii u game.

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31 NBA 2K13

Eh pretty good game for start expecting 2k14 to be better

32 Shovel Knight

One of the finest platformers of all time. Takes elements from NES classics like Mega Man, SMB3, and Ducktales and improves on them. Also, the soundtrack is phenomenal.

33 Mario Party 10

Hopefully Daisy & Rosalina are in this game. And why is Princess Peach in this game? At least Mario is in it, but I don't get it. Princess Peach will not do well in Mario Party 10. She's just going to quit & hate to win & become the superstar. Mario Party stand since Mario Party 6!

The best Mario party with the ruined formula

Fun and amazing, but seriously no Dry Bones, ANYWHERE!

Great game - Liam31idents

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34 Madden 13

This game sucks

I don't know how this is not number one if its football it has to be good

Are you serious?... It's Madden... Aka, EA Sports... They were voted worst company in the world TWO TIMES in a row!

Madden games USED to be good, now all they do is update the roster and keep removing all the parts of Madden that people used to love. The only reason people buy it is because it's the ONLY NFL game that is sold. I'd rather just go a lifetime without any football games than force myself to play that atrocity

Need a 2015 one

35 Kirby & The Rainbow Curse

This game should at least be in the top 20

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36 Skylander Giants

Come on its skylander giants this should be like 2nd place it is a good game because it is a game of spyro and there are like 12 spyro so this should be better and It could possibly be even bette - Tepigwink5587

It's awesome, definite version. - StinkBuckler

One of the worst games in wii.

I have ninjini and she is awesome!

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37 The Wonderful 101

If you're a fan of Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta you'll love this game.

Awesome game on wii you the gameplay when fighting enemies is fun so underrated

Everything is great! Well, except for the panty shots (what?! )

Why isn't this even on here?

38 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Assassin's Creed game by a long shot. - Lord28

Expands upon ac3 and has best stealth in assassins creed series

People say the Wii you ahs horrible third party but at least this one is good. - HeavyDonkeyKong

39 Disney Infinity 3.0
40 Just Dance 4

This Song Is Top Ten Material. Nothing less.

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41 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

A worthy 3D world spin off of fun challenging puzzles

I love this game! Put this in the top ten you can go on a mine cart go in a palace even you can go play in new super Mario 3d world

I love this game!

Nice puzzle game

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42 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
43 Batman: Arkham Origins

Get this OFF. Worst game ever, no joke. - WonkeyDude98

I completed every challenge in the game.Even the Enigma most wanted which took me 1 week

44 Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Made a bad game amazing should be way higher than number 15

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45 Resident Evil: Revelations
46 The Amazing Spider-Man

Come on! He's flippin' Spider Man! He's the best Marvel hero by far!

47 Game Party Champions
48 Wii Sports Club

it is OK

49 Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
50 Minecraft

Its coming soon for Wii u.(Its True)

Did not know Minecraft was a wifi u game.

Minecraft is a super fun and creative game and I am glad that is is on pc Xbox360/one all ps and I now know it is on Wii u

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