Top Wii Games of 2009

Welcome to's top games of 2009, 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.

    PDC World Championship Darts 2009

    If you want the most realistic darts game available for your Wii then PDC World Championship Darts 2009 is the best on the market. When you're making a video game of a sport like darts it must be hard to come up with ways... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 29.

    EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis

    MotionPlus-enabled shots can be performed by feel alone and this will be enough for a lot of gamers – just be prepared for a fair few annoying moments. You're likely to go through a few different emotions when playing EA's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 28.

    Virtua Tennis 2009

    If you want a more realistic tennis experience, and better MotionPlus controls, go for Grand Slam Tennis, but SEGA's game is unlikely to disappoint the majority. EA hit first with its MotionPlus enabled Grand Slam tennis,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 27.

    Overlord: Dark Legend

    While Codemasters' Overlord II will be the evil doing choice for many, Dark Legend on Wii manages to be an extremely competent third-party offering. Overlord might seem like an ideal fit for the Wii, with its cutesy graphics... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 26.

    Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits

    Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun. I was going to write a really smart ass intro about how many Guitar Hero... more

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

  • 25.

    You, Me, and the Cubes

    You, Me and the Cubes is well worth a download if you're after a well-executed, cleverly designed puzzle game. Weird and complicated. That's what you'll probably think when you first play You, Me and the Cubes, the new WiiWare... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 24.

    Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

    Drawn to Life is not the Wii's LittleBigPlanet. Nor does it offer the creative freedom of Scribblenauts, but it is a fun, quality platformer. Scribblenauts meets LittleBigPlanet. That's the tantalising description we've come... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 23.

    Band Hero

    It's a game that comes across more as GH with a different musical focus, rather than as a new IP in its own right. Somewhere along the line it seems the new franchise's focus became a little confused. Band Hero might as well... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 22.

    Formula 1 2009

    F1 2009 is a perfectly competent racer, one of the best on the Wii, but it's not a classic by any stretch of the imagination. Racing simulations don't seem like an ideal fit for Nintendo's Wii. The audience appears to be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 21.

    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

  • 20.

    LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

    While it's not quite up there with the best in the Lego series, The Adventure Continues is still a fun romp, especially if you plan to play with some younger family members. It's another Lego game! Wooo! That isn't the reaction... more

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

  • 19.

    a boy and his blob

    A Boy and His Blob is like a long walk on a Sunday afternoon: There's no rush because the beef's got at least another hour in the oven and the football won't be on for another two. I read Mean Machines. I played Super Mario... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 18.

    Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage

    The complete lack of newness doesn't make World Stage's kid-centred, "hey dude!" arcade racing bad. But you can't escape the feeling that it's a lazy effort. There are approaching 20 games that support Wii MotionPlus, Nintendo's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    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

  • 15.

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

    This Director's Cut deserved to be spared from patchy audio and shonky cutscenes, but it wasn't. Regardless of this fact, the brilliance of the Templars remains largely undiminished. "Paris in the fall. The last months of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 14.

    PES 2009

    It's not better than FIFA 09 next-gen, and it'll take a bit of getting used to, but with time and effort you'll find it the most rewarding virtual game of football around. When PES 2008 was released on the Wii early last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 13.

    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

    So, as with so many Final Fantasy games, Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is one for the fans. Echoes of Time, the follow-up to last year's DS dungeon crawler, Ring of Fates, shows Square Enix listens. Our main gripe with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii, DS

  • 12.

    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

  • 11.

    Anno: Create a New World

    Anno is well executed and breezy, but not without its flaws. Wii owners won’t find anything else like it on their console. If only the real world worked like Anno. Plonk a Rat Killer down in among your settlement of houses... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 10.


    If you've been waiting most of your life for a visually upgraded Punch-Out!! that plays just as you remember it from the NES and SNES, your dreams have been answered. This is exactly that. Modern games let us do pretty much... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 9.

    Guitar Hero: Metallica

    If you're a big fan of Metallica and metal in general then this has everything you could want - just don't go expecting any massive innovation. There's a real danger that Guitar Hero may be falling into the same trap that... more

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

  • 8.

    Wii Sports Resort

    All in all there's plenty here to keep gamers happy, the MotionPlus support is extremely good and the game is packed full with the usual Nintendo charm. Making the follow-up to the game that convinced millions to buy a Wii... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    Rabbids Go Home

    Rabbids Go Home won't be held up alongside true genre classics, but it's one of the best Wii games released this year and is sure to put a smile on your face. Clearly the Rabbids never got the memo about behaving well in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 5.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Critics might say it's essentially a 20-year-old game, but when that 20-year-old game is so eternally pleasurable, that's no bad thing. "Discovery of fire - 787,000 BC. Invention of light bulb - 1800. Invention of sliced... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 4.

    Boom Blox Bash Party

    This is more or less everything we wanted from a Boom Blox sequel and can't recommend it enough. Boom Blox was one of the best games of 2008. It managed to take an incredibly simple concept (throwing balls at blocks) and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 3.

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    If you want a fun, accessible golf game that lets you pretend to be a real pro then look no further. Tiger Woods 10 on Wii sets a new benchmark for others to follow. Few people could deny the fact that the Tiger Woods series... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    Guitar Hero 5

    The core gameplay mechanics are as good as ever, the presentation has been toned down for the better, there are some brilliant new multiplayer options, and everything is more streamlined than before. It's hard to believe... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 1.

    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

    Spell-bindingly beautiful, packed full of wonderfully designed characters, and an eerie yet entrancing atmosphere that forces its way under your skin. It's easy to think of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, the sequel to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii