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101 Best Games: Wii U Edition

While the Nintendo Wii U might not have hit the dizzying heights in popularity of its predecessor, the Wii, Nintendo’s sixth home console still featured some of the best games ever made. Here are the 101 best
Wii U games ever.


All games on this list received physical releases in the PAL region. No Virtual Console or eShop exclusives have been included. All games marked as Wii U EXCLUSIVE are exclusive as of the writing of this list.


101 Art Academy Atelier.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Turn your gamepad into an easel and release your inner Picasso.

(Nintendo Wii U)

100 Disney Planes.


TailSpin it’s not but little Disney fans at least are sure to find something they enjoy here.

(Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U, PC)

99 Wii Fit U.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Get in shape, Nintendo style.

(Nintendo Wii U)

98 Hello Kitty Kruisers.


Mario Kart it’s not but for a younger Wii U fan, it might still be worth saying hello to Kitty.

(IOS, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch)

97 The Croods: Prehistoric Party!.


Party like it’s the stone-age. About a fun as it sounds.

(Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U)

96 Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver.


Toy racing on two screens.

(IOS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

95 Mighty No. 9.


Megaman wannabe that just misses the mark.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PS Vita, Linux, PC)

94 Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Animal Crossing meets Mario Party, minus the mini-games.

(Nintendo Wii U)

93 Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013.


Take on nature without the need to ever go outside.

(Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

92 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.


Killing zombies isn’t always fun.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

91 The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition.


Maybe not amazing, web-slinging is fun though.

(IOS, Android, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, PC)

90 Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon because I DON’T KNOW!.


Dungeon-crawling around the Candy Kingdom.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

89 Rabbids Land.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Ubisoft’s wacky rabbits bring the mini-games.

(Nintendo Wii U)

88 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Not half as good as the show it’s based on.

(Nintendo Wii U)

87 Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations.


Finn and Jake at it again.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PC)

86 Wii Party U.

WII U EXCLUSIVE.

Mario Party minus Mario and co.

(Nintendo Wii U)

85 Transformers Prime: The Game.


Decepticon bashing should be more enjoyable.

(Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U)

84 Turbo: Super Stunt Squad.


More Tony Hawk’s than Need For Speed.

(Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U)

83 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.


Slightly more enjoyable than Transformers Prime, but only slightly.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PC)

82 Call of Duty: Black Ops II.


Call of Duty and Nintendo simple don’t mix well.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

81 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth.


D
ie-hard Marvel fans might find Battle for Earth likeable enough, everyone else will forget it quickly.

(XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U)

80 Tank! Tank! Tank!.


Cheap but cheerful port of a fun arcade game.

(Arcade, Nintendo Wii U)

79 Lego Marvel Super Heroes.


Lego + Marvel = a fun time for fans of The Hulk and plastic bricks.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC)

78 Cars 3: Driven to Win.


Better than racing snails but not as good as racing plumbers.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)

77 Lego The Hobbit.


Odd theme for a Lego game but well crafted and enjoyable for Hobbit fans.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PS Vita, PC)

76 Lego Jurassic World.


The next best thing to Lego Dino Crisis.

(IOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, PlayStation 4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)

75 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge.


Better than your average licensed platformer.

(Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U)

74 Legend of Kay Anniversary.


Decent action-adventure that sadly shows its age.

(PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC)

73 Lego Marvel’s Avengers.


More Marvel shaped bricks.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PS Vita, PC)

72 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.


The best Lego Hero appearing in the third-best Lego game on the Wii U.

(Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PS Vita, PC)

71 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.


Batman and chums assemble. Sorry, different comic.

( Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita, PC)

70 Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure.


Did Minecraft need a story?

(IOS, Android, PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, XBox One, PC)

69 Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper.


Barebones hack and slash for die-hard fans only.


(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U,)

68 Assassin’s Creed 3.


Solid but somewhat uninspired entry in the series.  

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

67 Watch Dogs.


Over-hyped yes, but Watch Dogs can still scratch your open world itch.


(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC)

66 Call of Duty: Ghosts.


Better than Black Ops but that’s nothing really worth writing home about is it.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC)

65 Sniper Elite V2.


Nailing a target never gets old.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC)

64 Scribblenauts: Unlimited.


Think it, write it, bring it to life.

(IOS, Android, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

63 Splinter Cell: Blacklist.


The action takes over from stealth as Sam Fisher decides to step out of the shadows.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PC)

62 Mass Effect 3: Special Edition.


The third best game in the series held back on the Wii U without its predecessors.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC)

61 Darksiders II.

Zelda-inspired take on the end of the world.

(PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii U, XBox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC)

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