Top 30 Wii Games that you should play once
The Wii was one of the most innovative consoles of all time. The use of the Wiimote and Nunchuk, plus the motion sensor, allowed us to have a unique gaming experience. Of course, there were also other excellent titles that opted for a more classic control. Here we show you our Top 30 for this console. Find out what we consider to be the best Wii games!
1. Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2
Both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were two true masterpieces of the Nintendo Wii. Both 3D platformers gave us hours of fun, especially if we chose to complete all the tasks. On this occasion, our role was to rescue Princess Peach by exploring various galaxies.
The gameplay kept much of the essence of the saga but innovated in several aspects. The most striking was the construction of levels, made up of planetoids that we could go through almost entirely. To fight our way to defeat Bowser and Bowser Jr., we were required to collect Superstars, avoid obstacles, and know how to manipulate gravity in our favor.
They are two highly recommended adventures that, in addition, we could enjoy in multiplayer. The second player seemed a bit limited, but it doesn't hurt to have company in such dangerous galaxies!
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Do you like fighting games? Do you love Nintendo characters? Looking to hit solo or with friends? Well, Super Smash Bros. Brawl had loads of fun and content! It was hard to live up to Super Smash Bros. Melee, but this Wii installment made it onto the podium in its own right.
It contained more than 30 characters and 41 scenarios in total, although the best was the game modes. On the one hand, the story mode was long and well-rounded, with many hours of entertainment. On the other, the multiplayer allowed to customize several aspects, so that each game became unique.
Finally, Brawl was the first game in the series to include characters from non-Nintendo sagas: Solid Snake, Metal Gear, and Sonic. With them and new additions to the roster like Pit from Kid Icarus, Lucario from Pokémon, and Ike from Fire Emblem, Super Smash Bros. Brawl had a memorable cast of combatants!
3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess gave us one of the most serious adventures in the saga, taking advantage of the contrast between Hyrule and the Twilight Kingdom. Link realizes that the Twilight Kingdom is affecting Hyrule, and that a mysterious character seeks to take over it. Accompanied by Midna, we must face the mighty enemy!
The game's dungeons were extensive, and the gameplay took great advantage of the Wii's unique controllers. It was interesting to progress through the game, get new items like the boomerang or the claw, and explore both Hyrule and the Twilight Realm. The alternate world was striking as it was a corrupted version of Hyrule, and because of that, we were driving a Link turned into a wolf!
Despite having parts that show a certain drop in quality, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was without a doubt another essential game for every owner of the console.
4. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption took over from the second part and gave us another impressive experience. It was a shooter with elements of platforming, puzzle solving and exploration. Samus realizes that after battling numerous space pirates, an unexpected rival emerges: Dark Samus.
With the objective of confronting his dopplegänger , the third installment was more linear and action-oriented than its predecessors. Managing Samus felt very good, with a well-cared control and taking great advantage of the functionalities of the controls. Another notable quality was the graphic section, as it was one of the best that there was on Wii!
If you haven't played previous Metroid Prime games, the excellent Metroid Prime Trilogy compilation was also released on Wii. In addition to making some visual changes in the first two installments, it also adapts its control to Wii Remotes. It's the best way to enjoy the entire trilogy!
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
In addition to Super Mario Galaxy, the Wii received another game in the franchise that focused on a 2D approach. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is another excellent installment in which we beat levels spread over eight worlds. We could complete them alone or, better yet, accompanied by three other players!
New Super Mario Bros. Wii was able to present good platforming mechanics that kept the experience very fresh. Despite everything and that it has its challenging portions, it is true that it was one of the most accessible games in the saga, with mechanics that facilitated the advancement of each level.
The good thing about cooperative mode was interacting with each other. It was possible to throw each other and jump over the heads of our characters. Beyond cooperative, New Super Mario Bros. Wii included two other modes that encouraged us to compete with each other. If one had a good time playing this game together!
6. Xenoblade Chronicles
Xenoblade Chronicles was an amazing JRPG with real-time combat and an open world for us to explore. The story focuses on a conflict between humans and machines, the fruit of a history spanning many years. And which we do not want to disembowel you!
The combat was very interesting, as normal attacks were carried out automatically, as long as the enemy was within range. Each character had his strengths, although Shulk, the game's protagonist, was the core. The visions he received allowed us to adapt our tactics to future enemy attacks. Very useful!
Xenoblade Chronicles could also be as short or as long as one preferred. The amount of secondary missions that the game had was overwhelming, and several of them had an incidence on the main plot. Therefore, it was convenient to play this JRPG calmly over many weeks, spending dozens of hours on this title. Trust us; it was worth it.
7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was an interesting installment in the saga. It was placed as the first game in this franchise, chronologically speaking, and recounts the origins of both the Triforce and the Master Sword. The world in which this game is set is quite striking, with a floating island and an uninhabited surface as scenarios.
History directed us towards a double mission. On the one hand, we had to rescue Zelda, a childhood friend for this version of Link. On the other, it was vital to stop Ghirahim, who seeks to revive a powerful and evil being. To accomplish both tasks, you had to explore dungeons, complete puzzles, and defeat bosses the old-fashioned way.
In terms of gameplay, Skyward Sword continued what was started with Twilight Princess and knew how to take advantage of the Wii's characteristic controls very well.
8. The Last Story
The Last Story was one of the most exciting and memorable ARPGs, not only for the Wii, but in the genre. We put ourselves in command of a group of mercenaries, with Zael at the head, who are looking for work on the island of Lazulis. Soon, life turns upside down when they find themselves locked in a conflict between Lazulis and the Gurak, a race that had been expelled from the same island.
The story takes on a deeper nuance at various times and is accompanied by playable mechanics that enrich the experience. In addition to being a typical action RPG, it mixes tactical and stealth elements, so you can assign orders to Zael's companions. The playability and teamwork on this aspect helped the game never get boring.
As an extra, The Last Story also allowed us to play against each other in a competitive mode, or cooperate with our friends to defeat final bosses. Nothing to write home about, but these extras were appreciated!
9. Little King's Story
In Little King's Story we controlled Corobo, a young man who gains great power from a crown. The premise of the game is to expand a kingdom, Alpoko, and conquer others until you become the ultimate king. To do this, this title mixes simulation elements of kingdoms and adventures in a very fun way.
Although in the beginning Alpoko will be a quite humble kingdom, with perseverance and hard work it will become a power. It is vital to venture out to get treasures and build different types of buildings. Each progress is essential in order to have the richest and most varied population possible, since each class will provide you with the necessary advantages for the success of the kingdom.
A nice game with a certain challenge, but that gets carried away at all times. How comfortable it is to be king with such obedient people!
10. World of Goo
There is no doubt that World of Goo was one of the best releases for the Wii. It was a very ingenious puzzle game, in which we handled a group of sticky and very charming balls. To beat each level, we needed to rack our brains to make the most of Goo's shapes, species, and physics.
With this simple proposal, World of Goo was one of the most addictive titles on the Nintendo console. There was no way to stop!
11. Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii was unique in the series for one simple reason: control. Although we could well play in the most traditional way, the interesting thing about this Mario Kart was using the steering wheel peripheral. The feeling of driving karts was well achieved and the afternoons were enjoyable when all the players tried to learn the curves.
Another virtue of Mario Kart Wii was the amount of characters, circuits and modes to compete against the AI or against our friends. The star mode was always Grand Prix but, to play against other people, there was the battle mode. It was nice to compete team against team using your own Miis!
12. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Resident Evil 4 is everywhere! Wii didn't escape their clutches but, luckily, it wasn't just a simple port . The occasion was used to adapt the handling according to the Wiimote and the Nunchuk. Although one decided whether to use the traditional controls, it was a most welcome addition to a terrifying adventure!
To rescue Ashley Graham, the daughter of United States President Leon S. Kennedy, he must travel to a rural town in Spain. How could it be otherwise, the infected invade the area! With this premise, Resident Evil 4 marked a before and after in this saga of survival horrors . Few resources, fearsome bosses, gloomy setting, it has it all!
On Wii we could also enjoy other equally recommended horror games. Two of them are Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Dead Space: Extraction.
Okami was an action and adventure game in which we played Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology and folklore. She recounts how she saved the world from darkness, and the type of game chosen to tell that story couldn't have been more accurate.
Thanks to the possibilities of the Wiimote and Nunchuk, Okami took us through levels that we had to complete by drawing shapes on the screen. Thanks to this mechanic, it was possible to create wind, repair objects or attack enemies, among other actions. The art style was another great virtue of the game, thanks to graphics based on sumi-e , a Japanese black ink drawing technique.
In a nutshell, Okami was an excellent show both playable and visual!
14. Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns received rave reviews for revisiting the gameplay and approach of Donkey Kong Country. Yes indeed; the game went further and knew how to innovate with new playable mechanics. As a platform game, this title was one of the best to play on the Wii.
After the appearance of the evil Tikis, the duo Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must go through eight worlds to give them what they deserve and recover the bananas. Each world is a totally different environment and safeguarded by a unique final boss. The game became challenging as you progressed, although you could play cooperatively to control both characters. It was so much better than fighting Tikis alone!
15. Punch Out!!
Wii Sports gave us a preview of what a boxing game would look like on the Wii, and with Punch-Out!! the occasion was used to present a very entertaining fighting game. We played as Little Mac, a boxer looking to make a name for himself and become the most talented fighter. The road was full of very diverse and charismatic rivals, and we even fought against Donkey Kong!
Even though it was possible to use classic controls, Punch-Out!! it was appreciated more with the Wiimote's motion detection and the Balance Board. With this kind of handling, we could dodge and hit using our bodies for a more realistic experience. One was sweating quite a bit after an hour, but what a good time we had!
16. Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Epic Yarn was a unique title in the series. The most striking thing about this game was the visuals: Kirby was taken into a world of knitting, and Kirby himself became a jumble of yarn! Because of that, he can no longer use his classic power of absorbing and flying. Instead, Kirby must transform into different thread forms to progress and clear stages.
The essence as a platform game remained intact, but this installment was a breath of fresh air due to the visual and playable changes it brought. It also introduced a new villain and numerous collectibles that extended the life of Kirby's Epic Yarn. All in all, it was an outstanding game and a great addition to the Wii's catalogue.
17. Monster Hunter Tri
Monster Hunter hardly disappoints hunting fans, and this game in particular is one of the most recommended games for Wii. In Monster Hunter Tri, we put ourselves in the shoes of a hunter who had to help a town, as the threat of dangerous monsters grew every day.
And what did we have to do? Hunt, get resources and hunt again! Once we got into the routine of the game, we found ourselves with a fairly complete title with respect to equipment and monsters to hunt. In the variety was the excellence of the game, because it was easy to find your own style to play in the most comfortable way.
In addition to being a very complete game, as the saga has accustomed us, the best thing was to go hunting with friends!
18. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Rhythm Heaven Fever)
Beat the Rhythm was a rhythm game that required precision when pressing the corresponding buttons. It was apparently a nice and simple game, but then it got quite complicated!
The minigames, some more challenging than others, were very varied and covered different themes. One minute we could be playing baseball and the next we could be driving screws or dancing with animals! Rhythm Heaven Fever was a very challenging title, especially when one was looking to make perfect games. It was the perfect game to play at times or spend entire afternoons to the rhythm of music.
19. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
In No More Heroes 2 we controlled a very thug Travis who wanted to fight. Because of his attitude and the actions of the previous installment, this sequel put us in the middle of a conflict and revenge that could only be resolved in one way: combat to the death.
With mini-games to earn money and get stronger, No More Heroes 2 challenges us to fight against numerous characters as evil as they are talented. Travis is a better assassin, with four different types of laser katanas and more powerful wrestling moves than ever before. Each fight was a spectacle of violence and style, and we will not deny that it was fun!
For wild and bloody gaming, nothing like MadWorld. The city of Varrigan was targeted by a terrorist group to release a virus and threaten to only give the vaccine to whoever kills another person. With this inhumane situation, a show called DeathWatch ends up being formed, in which the participants fight to the death for pure show.
Something like that could only end in a crazy and exaggerated beat'em up to inconceivable levels. The grace of MadWorld lies in the ways one was able to annihilate enemies. It wasn't enough just to punch, as it even challenged us to use the environment to kill in every possible way.
A game not suitable for all stomachs, but of undoubted quality, with memorable final bosses and an unrepeatable visual style.
Rayman Origins was a great platform game ideal to enjoy in company. With everything and that it was possible to play it alone, the game showed its full potential with the cooperative of two to four players. Rayman and company jumped into action to rescue Electoons and restore a world where the line between friend and foe is blurring.
With this installment of Rayman, the franchise returned to the fully 2D style of the original. The artistic section was sublime and the playable mechanics contained enough details that make the game a very entertaining experience. As icing on the cake, Rayman Origins had enough extras and collectibles to give us 20 hours of fun.
22. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was an action RPG that pleasantly surprised many Wii owners. Like Okami, the setting was based on Japanese folklore, although it was centered on the Edo period. It stood out in particular for its solid gameplay and visuals, with spectacular hand drawing.
We followed in the footsteps of two characters, Mohomime and Kisuke, whose plots intertwined. The theme of the story focused especially on the Demon Blade, a sword that forces the wielder to kill others. There were more than a hundred weapons, each with different characteristics and abilities, and it was convenient to know which ones to wield according to the enemies we faced.
Certainly Muramasa: The Demon Blade was a nice title and one that every lover of 2D ARPGs should try.
23. Red Steel 2
After the expectation that the first part raised due to the precise control of the Wiimote, Red Steel 2 managed to improve the formula. Because it required us to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory, motion detection was much more accurate. That allowed Red Steel 2 to be a more interactive game, with an incredible feeling of controlling a dexterous man with a katana and guns.
History, without being anything special, served us as an excuse to fight against others based on endless duels. There was no shortage of phases in which we faced many enemies at the same time, which in turn meant giving our best. If you were looking for a game that took full advantage of the Wii's motion sensor, Red Steel 2 was the game to go to!
24.Tatsunokovs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
In fighting games, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom was another benchmark for the Wii console. It included 26 characters belonging to one of both companies and featured tag mode matches . We chose any pair of fighters, and we fought until we beat the opponent! The game managed to balance the simplicity of the mechanics well with a deep dimension when it comes to executing combos.
There was also a good repertoire of modes, with Arcade, Time Attack and even a series of varied mini-games. For those who wanted a more traditional fighting game than Super Smash Bros Brawl, this title was excellent!
25. Excitebots: Trick Racing
Excitebots: Trick Racing was a different racing game than usual. Instead of focusing on reaching the finish line first, the goal of this game is to reach the highest score possible. To achieve this, one had to do various stunts, use items, and interact with the stage at breakneck speed.
Other details to highlight is the variety of modalities, with minigames, mirror mode and there was even one in which you tried to have the best poker hand. Between that, the multiplayer and the varied scenarios based on reality (albeit with creative licenses like dinosaurs), it was a joy to compete day and night in Excitebots!
26. Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies
Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies dazzled fans of shooters on rails . It didn't particularly stand out in the story, but the action spectacle was incomparable. The graphics, without being the best on the console, fulfilled the duty of offering a visual feast of effects minute after minute.
We embodied two characters, Kachi and Isa, two characters who are forced to shoot left and right against countless enemies. The strong point of the game was to take advantage of the motion sensor, since it was necessary to have precision in our shots. The game was by no means long, but it invited you to replay it for better scores!
27. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
The pirate Zack and the monkey Wiki gave us an adventure with many puzzles to solve. The game put us in the shoes of these treasure hunters who find the talking skull of Barbaros, who promises a juicy treasure to whoever finds the pieces of his body. The task was not easy!
We used the Wiimote to aim and interact with the objects in each stage. In this sense, Zack & Wiki was an outstanding game. It was important to manipulate them in the right way to get through each puzzle. When in doubt, one could shake Wiki and make enemies change shape!
28. The House of the Dead: Overkill
The House of the Dead: Overkill was an interesting installment in the saga that deviates a bit from it. Without removing all the horror elements, this game focused more on showing shades of comedy and a B movie.
It was a shooter on rails in which we followed the story of a rookie Agent G. He is followed by other characters who will help him get rid of mutants that are the result of some experiments. The game, without being a masterpiece, was tremendously fun, especially in cooperative. We better shoot fast before we get devoured!
29. Wii Sports / Wii Sports Resort
Do you feel like doing sports? Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort are the perfect choice! Adding both games, players enjoyed competing and having fun in 15 different sports, from tennis and baseball to canoeing and archery. They were two of the best games to spend time with family and with our friends. And, in the process, we lost a little weight!
The last game on the list, Sonic Colors, was one of the most memorable games on the Wii. It took advantage of several elements of the predecessor Sonic Unleashed and took us into a very colorful environment. The evil Eggman returns to his old ways in this title, enslaving an alien race and chaining planets to an amusement park.
Sonic Colors knew how to mix well the classic 2D phases with the 3D ones. Speed and the ability to overcome obstacles were the two main points of the game, but the title has its reason for being. The Wisps, aliens that Sonic must rescue, are beings that give special powers to the blue hedgehog. A good game within the saga and the Wii catalogue. Do not miss it!