Worst Wii U Games

The Top Ten

1 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

As a Sonic fan, I can easily say this game is an unfortunate mess of crap. I was hyped for this game, and what did I get? Not just a bad Sonic game, but a bad game.

It's muddy in terms of how it looks, the story is ridden with plot holes and ruined by all the OW THE EDGE villains, and... It just gets really boring with the repetitive combat.

It gets even worse when you look at the development cycle.

Dammit, SEGA.

Shouldn't be canon. Sonic 06 was so much better than this. Yes it was.

This game is utterly broken. This game needs to be #1 in this list. It got a 3/10 I most review sites.

Not even close - Gametheorysucks

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2 Family Party 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade

These aren't even great games. The developers clearly don't know what the word great even means. (either that or they were really high on crack when the made the title of the game, and the game itself) - Pikachu7586

Its 30 horrible games in one game luigi you should not be 1 this should be 1 -

This makes Action 52 look like Ocarina of Time.

You know a game is bad if they put "Great" in the title if NOTHING about it is actually great at all.

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3 Star Fox Zero

After waiting nearly ten years for a new game in the series, this was such a disappointment.

I think Star Fox Zero is the final contributing factor to the death of the Wii U. - railfan99

GamerFox24601 made an analysis video that points out this games flaws. I highly recommend watching it if you have an hour to kill.

When people asked for a new Star Fox game, this rehashed crap wasn't what we had in mind.

If you're looking for a traditional star fox game you'll spend the whole time fighting the terrible motion controls

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4 New Super Luigi U

Well I bought a wii you bundle where you get super Mario bros wii you and luigi to first I started playing super Mario you it was fun great graphics really good but then I tried out super luigi you it was the same the only difference I found out was that the music was going a slight bit faster and luigi jumps higher but its hard to steer luigi its like if he was drunk he slides around like an idiot and also whats that pink thing with that bag guess what they replaced him instead of having Mario and on the cover as you can see they did cross over bros like what isn't luigi Marios brother anymore I know they were trying to celebrate luigi or something but its just stupid to make the exact same game but with luigi why couldn't they just include him in the regular Mario bros you

I Don't agree that this is the worst Wii U Game for me! I Beat this game 100% and I easily went through the levels well. Don't believe me? Then this will help you, I Have a very good 14-year old gamester who played Nintendo Games since 2010! - superplushcris

This game was pretty pointless after Mario U was released, not much of a difference either, to improve this game they should have at least created a few different levels or features, for anyone who has already beaten Mario U, this is just like replaying the game as Luigi, just like Mario Galaxy, where you needed to beat the game with both characters, which was pretty pointless as well - YOSHIA2121

It's not bad, but it has a SERIOUSLY low time limit, and it rips off New Super Mario Bros U. - Powerfulgirl10

Ugh, this is a discgrace to the Mario series, I don't think it's the worst Wii U game ever but worst Mario game for sure. It's a copy and paste of a game that it's itself a copy and waste of New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario is not here at all, instead we got Nabbit who is hella overpowered and he is an enemy so why is he a playable hero now? Because his model was already in the original game? I guess...
The only time Luigi's appearance is 100% indipendent from Mario is this cheap waste of money. Bleh. - DaisyandRosalina

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5 Call of Duty: Ghosts

You know your game sucks when it has the words "Call of Duty" in the title. - evil7

There are a couple of good Call of Duty games. This one is the absolute worst Call of Duty game though!

I'm not sure if I can say that this is one of the worst Wii U games. I am sure, however, that it's here just because it has the Call of Duty name on it.

Why did they have a Call of Duty game on the Wii U but for the Switch they just scrapped the idea. Who scraps games for the next console?

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6 Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

I was praying Nintendo learned from there mistakes in Mario tennis open, but Nintendo decided that they were gonna be Nintendo Andy didn't listen to us yet again *sigh*

I am surprised Nintendo made a bad mario game! Seriously he had a very clean record throughout the years, but this game was awful. But mario is still my favorite game series of all time

Worst game ever!

Why did Nintendo think that Mario needed more sports games?
I mean he's not that fat right?

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7 Paper Mario: Color Splash

This game isn't even out yet, so why put it on here. You never know it could be a good game when it comes out. - Pikachu7586

The game is actually pretty good. - Frouze

That moment when people put a yet unreleased game thinking it's gonna be a bad one

This game is better than Thousand Year Door - NailgunJesus

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8 Meme Run

I'm surprised this was even released

Its for stupid little kids who thinks memes are funny - spodermanfan1000

The best around

Hong Kong 97 2.0

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9 Bigley's Revenge

Lol, what is this? - VideoGamefan5

How could you Bigley is the dead meme god of Miiverse!

10 Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival

The only reason I got this game is because it was on special offer. While the mini games are kinda fun, the board game gets very boring very quickly, especially in single player. You're better off just buying City Folk, as it still works on the Wii U.

A Mario Party ripoff with required Amiibo. We're screwed.

A slimy way for Nintendo to mooch off your savings. I mean, amiibo required? That means you have to buy amiibo for it, and only a specific kind!

I liked this game only because I got two amibos and three amibo cards and it only costed five buck when I bought it.

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The Contenders

11 Mass Effect 3

This is a great game?! Why is this on the list?!

Lemme guess it's because mass effect 2 is better and that ending though but it's great!

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12 Hello Kitty Cruisers

Horrible ripoff of Mario kart - ikerevievs

This is a thing?

Hey, maybe the game isn't great. but hello kitty is still cute

I am a boy - computerfan0

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13 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

It Is Better On Wii U!

Port, does that count or not? - PugLlama

This game is alright...

Stop. Porting. This. Game. We. Already. Had. A. Wii. U. Port!
Seriously Nintendo enough is enough. - DaisyandRosalina

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14 Rabbids Land

Who wants a game about these white retards?

"Who wants a game about these white retards? "
*mario + rabbids kingdom is a smash success, game grumps comments on how they love rabbids* - Kaiserness

Rabbids were always my most hated game characters. Plus, each years, rabbids game are always getting worse, and Rabbids Land is not an exception. This game is really empty and mini games are so lame. All you do is walking around a circular board and getting trophies to win.

Do I have to say anything else? Except that these retarded rabbids are annoying as usual? - Scourge21

15 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

It has a lot of new characters but they're limited to only one event each. And did I mention that this has the least amount of events of all the summer olympic games (non-handheld)? Also, the dream events are gone!

Poultry amounts of events and character restrictions. Do yourself a favor, and get a refund. Buy London 2012 instead, it can be played on the Wii U, too.

16 Game & Wario

This shouldn't be here I can name 3 even worse games!

This takes the fun aspects of previous warioware games and throws them out the window - FlamingYveltal

Its good but strange music. - Super64Mario

This game has impossible controls it's worse then rabbits land

17 Mario Kart 8

Who put this and Super Mario 3d World on? - recaller

I guess the battle mode sucks, but still good

I wish that the owner would take items off the list

I liked the one on the Switch better because they added smart steering so now I can win races against my brother holding the accelerator only. - NailgunJesus

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18 Fast & Furious: Showdown


Graphics: 34%
Gameplay: 14%
Soundtrack: 20%
Controls: 7%
Overall: 9% - VideoGamefan5

19 Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff

What idiot made this game? The show ended in like 2011

More like phineas and ferb crap for awful trash

More like phineas and ferb crap for awful trash

Anyone else glad this show ended?

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20 Mario Party 10

This game like all the Mario party's starting from 8 are the worse Mario party's not the worse Mario games as they still are enjoyable and fun and are not bad games although there are better

It's not the worst Mario party ever I mean we have Mario Party Advance, Mario Party 8,and Mario Party Island Tour but Mario party 10 is still bad - spodermanfan1000

Why are people hating on Mario Party 8, that was the best game ever, but ya this game is a flaming pile of trash, buy it for 10 bucks

THIS is bad, not Mario Party 9, at least Mario Party 9 tried, this one was just car again + OP Bowser mode. - DaisyandRosalina

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21 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

This Game Lacked Too Much - VideoGamefan5

22 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty sucks

No. Call of Duty should stay on xbone, no one wants Call of Booty over good fun Nintendo games. - ShyGuySwag

Terrible :/ - spodermanfan1000

23 Devils Third

I haven't even played the game but it looks bad especielly the graphics evetything is low resolution

24 DuckTales: Remastered

This game was good on the original and remastered your quite stupid about this because it was good. Clement is going after you.

25 Deal or No Deal

This isn't even on Wii U...

Not on Wii you - KriCket33554

26 Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures

It Kills My Eyes I Just Had To Put This Game On!

I think the show is okay, but seeing their faces up close like that is creepy!

Just go play the Pacman World games, don't even bother with this.

They legit ruined Pac-Man with this crap! - Powerfulgirl10

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27 Splatoon

I love this game. It is the best Wii U game ever! I don't play online unless I'm at a friend's house because of bad internet connection. The turf wars aren't just it. There's a story mode about an octopus army taking a catfish with electricity called the Great Zapfish. It's up to you to get it back on the Inkopolis tower. Just look it up, or buy the game, and see what I mean. The enemies are CUTE. JUST LOOK AT THEM. They do have slightly derpy faces, but they are still very cute. This game RULES!

This Game Does Not Suck! How Dare You! Take This Game Off The Damn List!

In my opinion, Splatoon rocks literally. It looks gorgeous, feels great and in my opinion, the best third/first person shooter out there. And I am not yelling 'PUT THIS OFF THE LIST' because I am not a maniac. - PugLlama

It is pretty unbalanced since S2 showed us what the game should've been like.
Still fun, but horribly frustrating.

Cough cough Japanese. players cough cough luna blaster and e-liter - mattstat716

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28 Super Mario 3D World

Who put this, new super Mario/luigi bros you and Mario kart 8 on this list? - Harri666

WHAT THE HECK?!?! Take it off right now!

Who put this and Mario kart 8 on this list

The only cons are 1. the game is a bit too short 2. it's too easy the rest is good

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29 EarthBound

This... Shouldn't even be here.

Earthbound is an incredible game! This shouldn't even be on the list.

This isn't even a Wii U game it's a SNES game - Pikachu7586

Earthbound rocks! It shouldn't deserve that!


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30 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Who put this here? A 5 year old? This one's well designed, challenging and plays beautifully. - Entranced98

People said this game is really good but I disagree it's more of the same old nothing that sets it apart other than new villains.

Hard, levels too long, not the best replay abilities, not bad though! - toptenzen

This game is awesome! A bit hard for newbies though

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31 Minecraft: Wii U Edition


32 Cube Life: Island Survival

Minecraft ripoff

33 Injustice: Gods Among Us

This is a great game, what is it doing on this list? - VideoGamefan5


People think it's a mortal kombat rip off.
But its made by the same people who made MK
Its very fun to!

I don't think you understand how the top tens works, once it's on the list, you can't take it off, retard - Sanicball

34 ZombiU
35 Smash Tour

A Complete Junky Mess, Worst Smash Mode Ever - VideoGamefan5

36 Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure
37 New Super Mario Bros. U

Why would you butts say that? This game is not that bad!

Some flaws, kinda hard, but not the 24th worst game on the Wii U! - toptenzen

Only a hug dumbass like you would say that

Dis game is better than 50000000000000000000000000000000 dollars so shut up

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38 FIFA Soccer 13

Why was this not on here? :/

Huh FIFA Is Awesome

39 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This is way to hard

Not when you master it - maybe Hello Kitty Cruisers is more your speed. - Entranced98

40 Need for Speed Most Wanted U

Well the Ultimate Speed Pack was added as in-game standard in this version. However, there were no more DLC's compared to the Xbox 360/PS3/PC versions. - SelfDestruct

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41 Earthbound Beginnings
42 Wii Sports Club

This Game Is Good - VideoGamefan5


43 Batman: Arkham Origins
44 Mighty No. 9
45 Madden NFL 13

Overrated - VideoGamefan5

46 The Croods: Prehistoric Party!

It's just a party game - VideoGamefan5

47 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
48 Nintendo Land
49 The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild
50 Super Smash Bros.

This game is awesome! Like, who doesn't know that? I have played it, and it is so much better than the normal Wii one. The Wii u one you can create your own maps, custom and make miis for them to battle in the game, you can defeat challenges to get stuff, and there's more but I'm going to far with this. Lets just say, try the game and look at all the features.

Is there some kind of law stating that every Wii U game has to be on this list?

The game isn't even out yet

People complaing because its unfair, TRAIN TILL YOU GET BETTER, ITS NOT HARD!

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
2. Meme Run
3. Family Party 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade
1. Mario Kart 8
2. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
3. Family Party 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade
1. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
2. Star Fox Zero
3. Paper Mario: Color Splash

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