25 Best Wii U Games
It is fascinating to watch Nintendo do its own thing while the other boys argue over who is stronger. The Wii U is an intriguing console as a concept, but it was marred by a poor selection of games when it was first released. Now, it has had time to catch up to the big boys and has a 25 Best Wii U Games selection that would make any Nintendo fan drool. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch so you don’t have to worry about sifting through the bad ones. This is our list of the 25 Best Wii U Games that will make your gamepad grasping fingers tremble with joy.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
The Lego games are always fantastic, but Lego Batman 2 is at the top rung. It is funny, enjoyable, and a welcome respite from the sea of brown/gray shooters. It is a refreshing and unique take on the Dark Knight and one you'll surely enjoy. And of course, there's lots of fun to be had with that Wii U Gamepad. What is Batman without his gadgets? Besides a billionaire playboy black-belt.
All of the Nintendo Worlds you know and love have congregated onto one gaming plane. Nintendo Land features mini-games highlighting many of their storied franchises and some brand new titles as well. If you're someone who doesn't like making a choice in the game shop, Nintendo Land is the title to pick up. It is sure to have something fun for you to play no matter how indecisive you are.
This gorgeous little game was on iOS, but now it has made it to the Wii U gamepad. Using your fingers, you can set alight anything in your "Entertainment Fireplace." It is haunting, and just a little bit messed up, but Little Inferno is well worth some of your time to check out. You never know, you might have a little fire bug in you.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
This wouldn't be a comprehensive list of the 25 Best Wii U games if we didn't include a Call of Duty game. There have been a lot of these titles, but none have been quite so ridiculous. The Black Ops offshoot has its own world for you to play in and it involves zombies on the moon. Need we say more?
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
If you need a shot of retro directly into your femoral artery, you can't do much better than Mutant Mudds Deluxe. This platformer pits you against mutant alien mud using only a jetpack and water canon. You can also jump between 2D planes while on your hunt to clean up the world. It's fun, inventive, and a perfect addition to your Wii U Screen.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
The DC Universe is vast and has an array of incredible characters. For some reason, they all have a beef and want to smash each other into the ground. Even Aquaman has some killer moves. Injustice: Gods Among Us is the fighting game DC comic book fans have been lusting after for ages. The controls are tight, and the special moves are literally out of this world.
New Super Luigi U
The add-on for New Super Mario Bros U allows you to play as Luigi and take advantage of his unique abilities. The new level designs make for a real challenge, and the shorter time limit makes getting to the end all the more frantic. There will be no more messing about looking for power ups and silly ways to troll goombas in New Super Luigi U.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a legendary fighting game. To have it reworked for the Wii U makes for a perfect addition to your game library. It looks better than ever, and all of the controls are just as tight as you remember. The tag mechanic is still ridiculous, and you're still able to juggle opponents in the air with a dizzying array of moves.
One of the most surprising games to make it to the Wii U is Zombie U. This tense, frightening, and enjoyable game takes full advantage of the Wii U's hardware. Looking in your backpack doesn't pause the game and while you choose what you want on the gamepad, you have to keep an eye out for unwanted intruders on the big screen.
Resident Evil: Revelations
Resident Evil: Revelations is easily one of the best and most frightening on our list of the 25 Best Wii U Games. Taking place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and 5, Revelations outlines the birth of the BSAA. Obviously there are monsters about and you need to take them down by preferably shooting them in the head. The Wii U Gamepad allows for dual screen gameplay as well as the ability to play away from your TV. Who wouldn't want to bring some scares with you to bed?
Lego City Undercover
Lego City Undercover is like a PG rated Grand Theft Auto where you're on the opposite side of the criminals. You can use the Wii U Gamepad as a criminal scanner and communication device. Also, it's priceless when you can play with Lego blocks all day and never get one stuck in your foot.
Mashing together the real and the digital world has been a goal for many developers. Skylanders Giants is a game that bridges the gap. The little figurines you have on your shelf can finally be put to work in their own digital world. Kaos is back again, and it is up to you to rebuild a ship and make it to the Lost City of Arkus before the baddies do. It's fun, inventive, and certainly makes for great shelf decorations.
No system is complete without a few sports games and thankfully the Wii U has NBA 2k13. This is one of the best basketball games around, and will provide avid sports fans with the chance to reenact pivotal games and make sure they end favorably for their team of choice. This game takes full advantage of the Wii U’s new hardware and treats your retinas to some of the best sports action on a Nintendo console.
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
Mighty Switch Force! began life as a speed runners dream on the 3DS. But, it made its way to the Wii U with the Hyper Drive addition. To complete each level, you use your cyborg cop avatar to round up all the convicts and get them back to jail. The graphics are great, the gameplay is fast, and the soundtrack is even better. Plus, you can play it on the Gamepad. What more could you want?
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Forget Dark Souls. If you want some insanely hard, but rewarding gameplay, then you'll have to give Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate a try. This RPG might look like a technicolor cartoon, but it will stomp your face into the mud if you aren't careful. As a Nintendo exclusive title, you won't want to miss it.
New Super Mario Bros. U
Another year, another Mario game. But that is a wonderful thing. The addition of the gamepad allows for even more platforming fun in the Mario universe. You can help, or hinder, your pals as you make your way through familiar territory by adding and removing platforms. It is a great twist on gameplay that we've seen since the beginning of time.
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Trine 2 is an incredibly beautiful game that will have you reaching for your sword, shield, and magic potion. But it is so much more than that. It is cooperative, unique, and oh, so fun. You're treated to every bit of the game plus a few extras with this Director's Cut version only available on the Wii U. It is the perfect addition to our list.
The mash up of Zelda and God of War yielded the strange and wonderful Darksiders series. The second installment is easily one of the 25 Best Wii U Games. Taking the reins of Death, you cut and smash your way through dungeons in one of the most unique worlds in gaming. Darksiders 2 is original and fun. What more could you want?
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
What could be better than playing with all of Batman's gadgets? Well, having a Batman gadget of your own. Essentially the Wii U Gamepad is your multifunction Dark Knight gadget while you play Arkham City. Not only that, you get to sail from rooftop to rooftop kicking baddies in the teeth.
Assassin's Creed 3
Assassin’s Creed's debut on Nintendo’s newest console puts it on our list of one of the 25 Best Wii U Games. Bouncing around the forests of the new world, hunting, and transforming into a hawk while taking down some baddies is always a good time. Pair that with some ridiculous sci-fi, and you have an intriguing gaming proposition.
Star Wars Pinball
Unlike other pinball games that simply present you with a regular pinball table with some flashing lights, Star Wars Pinball has fireworks, fanfare, and lightsabers as you flip that silver ball around the Death Star.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is often cited as the best of the series for good reason. A giant open world to explore with lots of cars, lots of races, and lots of juicy corners to drift around. The developers took their time when porting this over to the Wii U and it really shows. The controls are tight, the graphics are great, and the game itself is as exciting as ever. So good in fact, that you might find yourself with some speeding tickets in real life.
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
The culmination of Captain Shepherd’s journey was a polarizing experience. Some people loved it, others hated it. Regardless of what you think, Mass Effect 3 is one of this generations greatest achievements. On the Wii U, it might be in its most perfect form. Because the Gamepad is now used for the map and special abilities, it keeps the action coming fast. The Wii U hardware is the perfect compliment to Commander Shepherd trying to save the universe.
Quite pretentious calling a game a legend, but it seems that the newest Rayman game has earned its title. It looks simply spectacular. This gorgeous game not only looks good but plays well too. The controls are taut, the levels are brilliantly built, and it is a visual feast. What more could you want from a platformer that doesn't have a plumber?
For now, Pikmin 3 leads our list of the 25 Best Wii U Games. It is a smart and fun strategy game that requires you to think quickly and manage your little leafy beings efficiently. After a crash landing, Alpha, Charlie, and Brittany are charged with harvesting food for the starving world of Koppai. They enlist the help of various Pikmin to help them gather fruit. Not only are there three types of Pikmin, this time you also get Rock Pikmin to smash things out of the way and Pink Pikmin who can fly. It is a whole new Pikmin game that builds on the past and makes it even better.