Top Wii Action Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top action games of all-time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    No More Heroes

    No More Heroes is a funky, fun third-person hack and slash marred by some boring open world side-missions. If ever there was a game of two halves it's No More Heroes. The first half, one featuring slick, addictive third-person... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 29.

    LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures

    Lego Indiana Jones doesn't quite live up to its Star Wars cousins, but it's still a brilliant adventure and great fun. There's something undeniably appealing about Lego games. I wasn't even a big Lego fan as a kid, but seeing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC

  • 28.

    WALL.E

    Fans of this summer's movie will likely find a game they enjoy, but WALL.E is far from being an essential buy for kids. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other reviews on VideoGamer.com.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 27.

    Deadly Creatures

    Even with its control issues and visuals flaws, Deadly Creatures is a fun game that offers far more than your average hack 'n' slash, and is something of a rare breed on the Wii. While some people can't stand games with blood... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 26.

    MadWorld

    It's easy to play and enjoy what developer Platinum Games has created, but it's impossible to overlook the numerous design flaws. The idea of adult Wii games is something people like us have been banging on about for ages.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 25.

    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

    Some of the best presentation the Wii has seen makes this hard not to enjoy, but frequent camera issues and repetitive combat try their best to get in the way of the fun. While we're quick to highlight quality third-party... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 24.

    Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

    The Darkside Chronicles lacks the sophistication of the recent Dead Space: Extraction, but it more than makes up for it by bewitching you with nostalgia. Remember when the licker first tried to eat Leon's face in Raccoon... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 23.

    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

    No More Heroes 2 is refreshingly different and full of cool characters and ideas. But the gameplay that underpins it all is, frankly, rubbish. Suda 51 likes madness; clearly. No More Heroes, his Wii-exclusive third-person... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 22.

    GoldenEye 007

    GoldenEye 007 is a bit ropey in places, especially during multiplayer games, but the single-player campaign is simple fun and the online play is surprisingly entertaining and thorough. GoldenEye on the N64 was brilliant.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 21.

    Retro City Rampage

    The best moments of Retro City Rampage come from a shared enjoyment of the past. Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian Provinciano even consigned the first line of code to his computer.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS Vita

  • 20.

    Skylanders: Trap Team

    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. As much as I try and tell myself otherwise,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii

  • 19.

    Metal Slug Anthology

    Metal Slug Anthology is a worthy addition to anyone's game collection and is without doubt one of the finest platform shooter titles yet released. SNK's Metal Slug games have always occupied an unusual place on the gaming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii, PS2

  • 18.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Using the Wii Remote to wield a lightsaber in Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga isn't the real deal. But that doesn't stop it from being one of the best games on the console. Don't believe the hype. Using the Wii Remote to wield... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 17.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    omb Raider: Anniversary is everything a remake should be. It makes the most of modern technology to bring a classic game world up to date, and doesn't rely on constant fire-fights to bring excitement. Tomb Raider: Anniversary... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 16.

    Geometry Wars: Galaxies

    With an RRP of £24.99 (you should be able to pick it up online for less), Geometry Wars: Galaxies is great value. Galaxies has emerged as one of the Wii's recommended titles. Imagine chucking your eyeballs into a blender,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 15.

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a great looking title which should thrill younger gamers no end, particularly if they're fans of the film. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2

  • 14.

    de Blob

    The painting mechanic will have kids hooked straight away and there's enough variety here to keep them entertained for the whole 10 or more hour single-player campaign. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 13.

    The House of the Dead: Overkill

    Bloody, obscene and with great production values. Should you buy House of the Dead: Overkill? Of course you mother fu***ng should! For a long time it seemed as though creating the near-mythical casual/hardcore crossover game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 12.

    Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre

    t would be easy to dismiss Rogue Trooper as the game where you play as a blue man with a talking gun, helmet and rucksack, but that blue man deserves a place in your Wii collection. Rogue Trooper surprised quite a lot of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 11.

    Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

    Give Blast Works the time it deserves and you might not want to play another game on your Wii for quite some time. Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy has the appearance of a WiiWare release. From the simple, but functional... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 10.

    Dead Space Extraction

    Extraction stands shoulder to shoulder with SEGA's Overkill as a great example of the modern on-rails shooter, showing just what the Wii's capable of when developers put their minds to it. I loved Dead Space, the Xbox 360,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 9.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    If you've been looking for something genuinely engaging to play on your Wii, your search is at an end. It's fair to say that the Silent Hill franchise has suffered a bit of an identity crisis over the past half-decade or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii, PS2, PSP

  • 8.

    Red Steel 2

    Despite its flaws, Red Steel 2 is one of the best action games on the Wii. It doesn't quite nail perfect 1:1 motion controlled sword fighting, but it points in the right direction. Putting aside, for a second, the fact that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 7.

    Monster Hunter Tri

    For those that have been deliberating whether to jump on the Monster Hunter bandwagon, Tri is the perfect starting point - the most refined, accessible, and visually impressive title in the series. In Japan, Capcom's Monster... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 6.

    Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies

    Unique, hardcore and immensely satisfying, Sin and Punishment hits all the right weak spots. Go out and buy it. You get a lot of information about Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies from its title. It will punish... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 5.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, Ubisoft managed to resist the temptation to port... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 4.

    Metroid: Other M

    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. Metroid Other M is one of the best Wii games I've ever played, easily bettering... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 3.

    Sonic Colours

    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. Sonic Unleashed did a remarkable job of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    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. In the interests of full disclosure, here's what I knew about Star Wars: The Clone Wars before... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC

  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Your favourite Zelda is usually your first. For many, come November 18, that won’t be the case any longer It's no surprise that Zelda has historically been a bit of a magpie. It does, after all, tell the story of a boy who... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii