Top Wii Games of All Time
The Wii took the globe by storm when it launched in 2006. Everyone and their nan was playing Nintendo’s remote-wagging console to hilarious telly-smashing consequences, leading to the release of a Wii-mote wrist strap for those unable to keep hold (it also led to a collection of excellent YouTube videos).
Although inferior in terms of specs compared to its rivals, the Wii comfortably became the best-selling console of its generation with over 100 million units sold, and with good reason, as it played host to some of the best video games of all time.
Mario, Link, Kirby, Samus and Donkey Kong all made an appearance, as well as a host of new IPs that became instant must-haves. Not to mention the Virtual Console, which gave veteran gamers a chance to revisit retro favourites, and newcomers an opportunity to experience what it was like in the “good ol’ days”.
Anyone with a Wii U absolutely should delve back into the Wii’s library, and we’ve listed the top games you can buy. Take a look and see what should be in your collection.
Unique, hardcore and immensely satisfying, Sin and Punishment hits all the right weak spots. Go out and buy it.
While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen.
Metroid Other M is one of the most accomplished action games on the Wii, but it's let down slightly by some clumsy controls and awkward storytelling.
Without the distractions of combat, hub worlds and pointless Wii-mote waggling, Sonic Team has been able to put all its efforts into creating a platformer Sonic fans can be proud of.
There are certainly areas where things can be improved, and any sequel would do well to ditch the censorship, but this is a hip-hop game worthy of the label.
It's clear that a lot of love went into making Disney Epic Mickey and it's easily up there with the best-produced games on Nintendo's console.
Travel in Time is far more than a hastily cobbled-together ensemble of mini-games. It's a cohesive party experience with a plethora of activities tied together in a fantastic hub world.
Retro Studios has managed to make a game that feels new and old at the same time, appealing to young blood and cynical old-timers who've seen it all before.
It might be a tad overpriced at £24.99 for a ROM dump of four SNES games, but Nintendo's ever-loyal fans won't find it hard to justify dropping the cash regardless.
There's plenty of things to like in LEGO Star Wars III, though some of them might be buried a little too deep for younger players.