Most Overrated Wii U Games

In honor of the Nintendo Switch hitting the shelves in a couple of weeks, here are the most overrated games from Nintendo's 8th gen console, the Wii U.

The Top Ten

1 Mario Kart 8

People say this game is the worst game in the series, and they ignore how bad the first three Mario Karts are in comparison.

Okay, we get it, you hate Mario Kart 8 for reasons a triggered 6 year old would hate something for. Can you stop shoving it down our throats now? (No offense. Sometimes you tick me off.)

@Seventies-Music-Fan You are voluntarily clicking the reply button on his comments and consciously reading my critical comments. You don't have to do that and you can just move along with your life ignoring me. However, you don't because you think that shoving your beliefs down my throat is going to make me like this list.

My most favorite racing game ever.

Worst roster ever! Eliminate Pink baby gold Cat clone peach #112012312.

You guys are clearly children. Nobody gives a crap about the roster.

2 Star Fox Zero

This game is what I feared it would be. A decent but unremarkable clone of Star Fox 64. It's the 2010's. Do something new (other than a controller gimmick)

Seriously, Why do people like this?

Yes, we were all hoping for a new, new Star Fox. When we heard of this, so much hypee! Oh wait, was anyone excited for this game? Because I wasn't.

This game is the biggest letdown and probably killed the Starfox series.

3 Mario Party 10

The graphics are standard for the Wii U, you still don't get the car item removed so you can move around the board, Princess Peach and Princess Daisy still have their overly excruciating, overly stereotypical princess dresses/voices and there is little innovation at most. I prefer Classic Mario over Modern Mario.

Actually, I am glad that none of you care. After all, voice acting does not make the game. Gameplay does. I just felt as if I had to give proof and detail.

I don't think you know what overrated means. It means it gets too much PRAISE. This game gets none.

Yeah, I like the franchise (mainly the 2nd game) but this is considered one of the worst games the Wii U offered.

I don't even like this game! Past Mario Parties were much better.

4 Super Smash Bros Wii U

I like this game, but can do without all the arguing, bullying, and shipping. Which only got worse when two characters who would have fit in much better in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale if any game of that type (yes I know Bayonetta 2 was Wii U exclusive but the first game wasn't and 2 shouldn't have been Wii U exclusive anyway) ended up in there.

Actually, if anything I think those who bought the game then bought Bayonetta and/or Cloud just to beat up all the other or certain other characters (that actually, you know, CAME WITH THE GAME) are what made this overrated.

A game is still considered overrated if the game itself is fine but has overrated DLC, right? And before certain people leap to a certain character's defense, I mean ALL the DLC is overrated.

No, the game is overrated fur all the hype it got but at the end it was just like the other smash games. - DaisyandRosalina

I don't think it's overrated. It's a polished game with a large character cast, lots of content. Very balanced compared to previous entries. - marmalade_skies

Just because a game is good does not mean it is not overrated. Thus game has a crazy fanbase. - DaisyandRosalina

5 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Boy was this a disappointment. It was released at full-price in 2016 and it looks on par with an Xbox 360 game from 2008. Not only that but (unlike in Wind Waker HD) the gameplay wasn't changed much. The MIDI soundtrack is still there. The tears of light were 10% shorter, but the first 4 hours of the game is still really slow. Not much new content. It should've been $30 - not $60.

This game actually is overrated, it's because people thought this was zelda wii u (now known as breath of the wild), but instead we got this game to replace it

So uneccasary. Just play the original disc on the Wii U instead. It's cheaper. And gives you a more OG feel.

Do we really need remakes of original games? - The Ultimate Daredevil

6 New Super Luigi U

It's just new super mario bros u but with luigi, seriously, who would pay 50 or 60 dollars for this game?

It's a harder clone of another game!... did anyone seriously want this?

You can get this game WITH NSMBU! , this list...I'm dying as I read it more and more.

Probably my favorite NSMB game. It provides a great challenge.

7 New Super Mario Bros.U

Sure it is good but it repeats the same formula the three predecessors did and just added a few minor new elements.

Mario Kart 8 And Smash Also Have The Formulas as The Previous Installments

Why did a comment that is simply "New Super Mario Bros. U is better than Super Mario Bros. 3" get liked?! I give Super Mario games released in the 20th Century an A. I give New Super Mario Bros. U a B-. I'll admit. I am a half-nostalgiatard.

Yeah I Agree, This Game Rules, but Is Overrated

This series is so overrated and Overhyped.

8 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Actually, Nintendo and SEGA were sexist in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, especially in the London one whereas if a character were a gender, every other teammate they have is no different gender. Girls' Story *cough cough*

Pretty much, nobody liked this game. - TristGamer

I'm pretty sure no one likes this. - DCfnaf

I kinda liked it. I guess I liked having Wario and Eggman on the same team. - Wereweegee

Holy Hell, This Game Sucks! - VideoGamefan5

9 Pokken Tournament

I honestly don't see how this game wasn't made sooner. The combat idea behind it was so obvious. - Mcgillacuddy

This game is amazing why is it in the list?!

Meh, Nice Graphics But The Game Lacks a lot - VideoGamefan5

Got bored almost emidietly

You apparently get bored in spelling class immediately as well.. - CheesyNachos

10 Paper Mario: Color Splash

Top 5 Best Mario RPGs

1. Paper Mario (A for the story, A+ for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 10/10 overall)
2. Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars (A for the story, A+ for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 10/10 overall)
3. Super Paper Mario (A for the story, A for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)
4. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (A- for the story, A+ for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)
5. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (A- for the story, A+ for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)

Honorable Mention: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (A for the story, A- for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)

Top 5 Worst Mario RPGs

1. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (F for the story, C- for the presentation and D- for the gameplay, 3/10 overall)
2. Paper Mario: Color Splash (B+ for the story, B+ for the presentation and a C+ for the gameplay, 7/10 ...more

Literally this list shows how underrated the Wii U itself is because even only focusing on the Wii U, most of these games listed are very underrated or hated by everyone. Seriously. - Rue

I'm I the only one (plus my friend) who like they game. The formula is the same, get the 6 big paint stars by getting the mini paint stars, same with sticker star but with stickers. But this game is awesome and it has some humour so just be quiet you guys, please.

Sticker Star sucks, this, is just lame. - TristGamer

The Contenders

11 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

I hate it because it didn't have Candy Kong

It sucked compared to NSMB you can't even get powers its just lame monkeys with times events. Generic, boring. NEXT.

This game sucks

Donkey Kong Country games are overrated.

12 Minecraft: Wii U Edition

How is Minecraft overrated when pretty much everyone seems to hate it? - IcetailofWishClan

I can't believe I forgot to put this, minecraft is so overrated - VideoGamefan5

All Minecraft is overrated

Put it higher - TeamRocket747

13 Bayonetta 2

Everyone acts as if this entire series was the first ever to have a female protagonist that wasn't one that wasn't a choice among males (e.g. Chun-Li in "Street Fighter" or Zoey in "Left 4 Dead"), was obviously a woman from the start (unlike Samus in the original "Metroid" though by now her gender is common knowledge), and this wasn't because it was a tie-in game for a movie or whatever that already had a female protagonist (e.g. "Alien Triolgy" or any "Sailor Moon" game). It's not. Even looking past the main character's gender, there's really nothing all that special or groundbreaking here, just a rip-off of "Devil May Cry".

Look, I tried, I really did, but I just can't see what everyone else sees in this game other than (whether due for perverted reasons or misguided feminism) the title character herself.

In a world where "South Park" has been around for twenty years now, why is over-the-top crap like this still worshiped and seen as "groundbreaking"?

Why do so many people worship a Sarah Palin lookalike in a bad Halloween costume anyway?

Because it's a good game, now run along and keep crying about how much you hate her. - Lovealott

14 Splatoon

Awesome game, but people are going crazy over it, and the fanart is just as bad as the zootopia fanart - VideoGamefan5

I know right?

15 Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Definitely doesn't deserve the hype it got. All graphics, no gameplay. - Entranced98

Umm, who would want a tennis game? The only time people watch tennis is at the Olympics. - TristGamer

This game is BORING, just plain dull - VideoGamefan5

This game is borderline shovel-ware, most lacking game in the series. You can tell it was rushed by Nintendo. - Lovealott

16 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

How can a game that's universally hated to the point where only 1% of the world (Raises hand) will think it's great and defend it? Admit it, you only put it here just so people can bash on it more, as if it isn't hammered in my skull enough. I got over my fear of Sonic 06 and don't talk about it often anymore. Am I the only normal Sonic fan?!

17 Super Mario 3D World

ABSOLUTELY NOT! This game was great!

What do you know about "overrated"? You think that games that are universally hated are overrated all...

Awesome graphics

Yea a Super Mario 3D Land Ripoff + Cat suit and graphics. (Just what everyone wanted) Sarcasm Alert

18 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge

This is a wii game, and what do you expect? Of course its bad. It's MODERN NICKELODEON!

This game sucks period - VideoGamefan5

Did you mean to put SpongeBob Heropants on this list? Even Disney Channel is better than Nickelodeon. I heve these reasons such as catfights.

19 Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure

It's Minecraft, Need I Say Anything? - VideoGamefan5

Just about anything Minecraft is overrated.


20 Mighty No. 9

Why did this game exist I was so hyped at first thinking this will be the closest thing To megaman 11onlybfor this game to suck at least we are getting mega man 11 soon

21 Shovel Knight

More like Underrated - VideoGamefan5


22 Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

Every single animal crossing fan hates this game and everyone hated it even before it came out. - Rue

Overrated? It's actually UNDErrated!

Overrated because of all the amiibos surrounded over it, I keep on seeing the animal crossing amiibos in the clearance section, so yeah no one likes this - VideoGamefan5

23 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

I feel sorry for some YouTubers such as SammyClassicSonicFan and OldClassicGamer (yes, they're not our favorites). Why, you may ask? They got more dislikes than likes for not loving Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures in favor of how the Pac-Man universe used to be before Pac-Man's overly disappointing 30th Anniversary (mainly because of how the Pac-Man characters changed from adorable yet specially capable and mature to one-dimensional teenagers). Take for instance, Pac-Man World (excluding the series' games for the GBA mainly because of how they are edited).

This is what killed Pacman. They could've made another Pacman world in place of this - Mcgillacuddy

Ugh, this game just sucks - VideoGamefan5

Balrog's review of Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures was great. But I think that Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures is overrated and decent at the same time. The main flaw of Balrog's review of Pac-Piss & the Ghostly Adventures is that he said that Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures T.V. show is not bad. My expectations that Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures would be a painful T.V. series to experience (especially for Pac-Man standards) was met. Look at the butt-ugly designs, especially on the ghosts! - The Ultimate Daredevil

24 NES Remix
25 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
26 Sonic Lost World

I put this on the list for a reason (some of the characters such as Modern Eggman, Modern Amy Rose and the Deadly Six are annoying and stereotypical, but I've seen way worse Sonic characters), and I feel like Modern Sonic. Yes, it's no Call of Duty. I said that I am much less of a Sonic hater/full-fledged Classic Purist, but I decided to watch AntDude's review of Sonic Lost World anyways, even though it's not a bad game by any means no, the 3DS version sucks).

I literally like Mario, even to this day. When it comes to enemies (take for instance, the enemies from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's predecessors), Mario is traditionally addicting, unique like Nintendo in general.

I love Finding Dory, by the way. Go see ElectricDragon505's review of Finding Dory to see why. And how does this have to do with being a Mario fanboy? I am The Ultimate Daredevil, so if I don't like Sonic, that does not turn me into a Mario fanboy anymore.

Exactly, I'm not sure why he accused you of that. At least you're not one of the jerky Sonic Fans. - DCfnaf

This game is actually underrated. - Mcgillacuddy

27 Super Mario Maker

This Isn't Overrated, it deserves the Praise it got, it's the best wii u game ever - VideoGamefan5

WHAT - GleamingShadow

28 The Wonderful 101

This is also underrated. It's a very fun game, actually with some cool combat. - Mcgillacuddy

This is actually underrated - VideoGamefan5

This is underrated latiosdude - VideoGamefan5


29 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

This Game Is The Most Repetitive Piece Of Crap I've Played In My LIFE, Now Look, I Have Nothing Against Any Genders Of Mario And Sonic Characters, But This Is AWFUL - VideoGamefan5

Me neither, videos. It's just the execution. SEGA was inspired by Nintendo on many certain things even though they are minor rivals now.

30 Wii Party U

I love this game. ♨️I'm so roasting about it
1 vs rivals is the best. "such a battle

31 Disney Infinity

Overrated on every console that runs it

There's really not much you can do with most of the characters, and what you ARE able to do with them wears thin fast.

32 Game and Wario (Wiiu)
33 Pikmin 3
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