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.
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.
Skylanders Superchargers is another solid entry in a franchise that has done gangbusters for Activision, and fans will enjoy the new vehicle gameplay and adventure-strewn story.
If you're bored of relentless jump scares in horror games, you'll probably get a nice kick out of this paranormal adventure.
Star Fox Zero is worthy of the name, but a few inconsistencies stop it from hitting the highs it otherwise may well have achieved.