Top Wii U Games of All Time
It’s been a bit of a rough ride for the Wii U. The console launched a year earlier than Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen offerings, and has always felt vastly underpowered. While that may have worked for the Wii, lightning has failed to strike for a second time.
Many called for Nintendo to bring an abrupt end to the console’s life cycle and usher in a new, more powerful console, but the company stood firm with a strong first party line-up alongside new indie projects.
Nintendo finally gave players the power to create their own Mario levels with the announcement of Mario Maker at E3 2014, and looked to take a slice of the Skylanders pie with the Amiibo toy line.
Although the Wii U may not be blazing a trail in the console market, there’s still plenty of great games to enjoy. Take a look at our list of top Wii U games to see which ones are worth your time.
Still structurally lacking, but there's no denying Unlimited's appeal.
It's not the game that will make the world sit up and take notice of Wii U, but Lego City Undercover is one hell of an easy game to root for.
A great port of a good game that is well worth picking up.
A pleasant addition to any digital library, albeit a slightly overpriced one
Flawed yet addictive, Assassin's Creed may be in need of a change.
Diminishing with every return, Ghosts' addictive nature is tempered by over-familiarity.
Hyrule Warriors is fun, pays decent fan service, and uses the Dynasty Warriors template well.
Activision's toys-to-life series is still wonderfully entertaining, but Trap Team's relentless encouragement to buy new toys can be draining on your enthusiasm – and your wallet.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker isn't the most taxing puzzle game in the world, but it's well-paced and enjoyable all the same.
By turns brilliant and frustrating, a Nintendo classic and a missed opportunity.