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.
Smash Bros. for Wii U outshines its portable counterpart, comfortably sitting as one of Wii U's very best games.
Fans of the original will feel that the entire soul of the game has been ripped out and replaced with a cheerier but gormless imposter.
Moving away from what made WarioWare games so good was a serious mistake.
Another subpar Sonic experience.
As the Wii U's showcase title, designed to demonstrate the new console's touchscreen controller working in tandem with a TV, Nintendo Land does a decent, albeit uneven, job.
In a console market that's about to be assaulted by Dante, Raiden and even Kratos, Razor's Edge is seriously lacking in precision and balance.
A pleasant nostalgia trip, but also a massive pain in the ass...
Fun, but it just doesn't have the same appeal as other entries in the series.
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.