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Top 10 Best Games for Wii U

VO: Dan Paradis

Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

What are the must have, most fun, amazingly entertaining and beautifully made games for the Nintendo’s Wii U console? Join http://Watchmojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Best Wii U Games!

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Top 10 Wii U Games

Oh Wii U, we hardly know you. But you gave us some fantastic titles. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten Wii U games.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most successful and well-received titles that were launched for the Wii U console. However we won’t be including any remastering of previous titles, so as exquisite as they are, the HD versions of The Legend of Zelda games won’t be making the cut.

#10: “Xenoblade Chronicles X” (2015)

The spiritual successor to the original Xenoblade Chronicles, while the story doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the Xeno series which is why it’s only 10th, the scale, scope and beauty of planet Mira along with improved gaming mechanics more than make up for it. Through the guise of their customisable avatar, players must navigate their new home, while at the same time taking on both extra-terrestrial and domestic threats. Throw in the fact you get to do this aboard your personal giant robot and go toe to toe with monstrous lifeforms and you have a game truly worthy of bearing the name Xeno.

#9: “Hyrule Warriors” (2014)

Who would have thought that The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors would be a match made in gaming heaven? While his original adventures may not have made the list, Link’s departure into the hack and slash genre not only mixed hugely entertaining gameplay, but provided more than enough fan-service for fans of the green-mantled hero. Whether you enjoy the original narrative featuring a brand new incarnation of Link, or you just want to play as iconic characters like Midna and decimate entire armies, there truly is something here to please everybody.

#8: “Pikmin 3” (2013)


Almost a decade after our last encounter with these bizarre yet adorable little creatures, we were once again propelled to PNF-404 for a brand new encounter. In order to prevent mass famine from consuming their home, three Koppaite explorers have to take advantage of a horde of Pikmin in order to gather food, overcome obstacles and eventually find a way off-planet. With brand new types of Pikmin and landscapes to provide a much more engrossing single player campaign as well as bundles of cooperative multiplayer modes, there’s more than enough content to satisfy long-time fans of the series.


#7: “Super Mario 3D World” (2013)

Following in the footsteps of the 3DS’s Super Mario 3D Land, albeit on a much larger scale, Mario’s side scrolling adventures have never looked more pristine. Blending together 2D and 3D to a fine polish, this entry in the franchise sees Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad set off to save the Sprixie Kingdom in order to stop Bowser from getting up to his usual tricks. Supporting 4 player co-op, levels filled with the developer’s signature creativity, paying homage to the old while happily showing off the new, this one deserves to stand tall with the best of Mario’s exploits. Oh, and there’s an enemy named Meowser…that’s just gold.


#6: “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze” (2014)

Breathing new life into another classic Nintendo character, this chilling addition to the franchise sees the platformer return to its roots as it sees DK, Diddy, Dixie and for the first time Cranky Kong take on the Arctic Vikings known as the Snowmads over several islands filled to the brim with multiple enemies and deadly traps, all in glorious high definition. With new characters to lend DK a hand, each with their own new abilities, fantastic level design and the return of the original composer David Wise, this latest entry reminds us all why Donkey Kong Country is among 2D platforming royalty.

#5: “Super Mario Maker” (2015)

Behold the title that took the gaming world by storm. What was originally conceived as a tool for the Nintendo development team soon became a platform for players around the world to make their own personal levels without any kind of restriction. With the tools to either recreate or mix-match the designs of previous 2D Mario games, ranging from the original Super Mario Bros all the way to New Super Mario Bros U, players could let loose their inner designer and submit them online for others to have a go at. Rest assured, if crafting courses isn’t your thing, you can dive right in with various challenges and try to conquer as many levels as possible. Be warned, some are a tad crazy.


#4: “Splatoon” (2015)

Turns out not everything needs to be a sequel to be a success. In this team third person shooter, players will find themselves assuming the form of the most lethal of creatures; humanoid kids who can transform into squids that can swim through ink. With such a ludicrous premise under Nintendo’s direction, how could it not be a hit? While there is indeed an entertaining single player campaign, the real meat of the game comes from its online multiplayer, where players wage ink-based war against each other in unique game modes like Turf War and Splat Zones, which required players to paint the stage to win, modes that wouldn’t be possible in any other online shooter.

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#3: “Super Smash Bros. For Wii U” (2014)

The brawler that show no sign of stopping, this latest addition to Nintendo’s greatest slugfest brought with it some awesome new contenders. With the franchise’s largest roster to date at 58 characters including downloadable fighters, Everything from tournament style battles, 8-player on-screen mayhem, specific event oriented fights and the ability to customise each character is all made available. Throw in the fact that this entry included 3rd party characters like Cloud Strife, Ryu, Mega-Man, and Bayonetta, and you have the best clash of Nintendo’s heavy hitters to date.


#2: “Bayonetta 2” (2014)

We’re pretty sure fans flocked to the Wii U system after discovering that the Umbra Witch’s second outing wouldn’t be taking place anywhere else. With a stylish and sexy as hell new look, Bayonetta finds herself once again tussling with the force of Paradiso and Inferno, this time taking on the mysterious Masked Lumen and the villainous God of Chaos. Thanks to the incredibly deep combat system, special Nintendo costumes that change up the gameplay and some of the most epic boss battles gaming has ever seen. Bayonetta 2 makes a very strong case as one of the best hack ‘n slash games ever made.


Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

“Wonderful 101” (2013)


“Yoshi’s Woolly World” (2015)


“New Super Mario Bros. U” (2012)


#1: “Mario Kart 8” (2014)

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines. Boasting all the dynamic level design that made every entry in the franchise such a phenomenal hit, nothing reflects the Wii U best than taking your favourite Mario character and burning rubber in stunning high definition across 48 of the most fast-paced and downright crazy racetracks ever devised for the series. Out of all the entries on our list, this right here is the game that no Wii U owner should go without, Whether you’re looking to score first place in every tournament, having a party night with your friends, or testing your skills online, Mario Kart 8 is easily the best Mario Kart game to date.

Do you agree with our list? What do you think are the greatest Wii U games? With new top tens published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.

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