Top Wii Games of All Time

The Wii took the globe by storm when it launched in 2006. Everyone and their nan was playing Nintendo’s remote-wagging console to hilarious telly-smashing consequences, leading to the release of a Wii-mote wrist strap for those unable to keep hold (it also led to a collection of excellent YouTube videos).

Although inferior in terms of specs compared to its rivals, the Wii comfortably became the best-selling console of its generation with over 100 million units sold, and with good reason, as it played host to some of the best video games of all time.

Mario, Link, Kirby, Samus and Donkey Kong all made an appearance, as well as a host of new IPs that became instant must-haves. Not to mention the Virtual Console, which gave veteran gamers a chance to revisit retro favourites, and newcomers an opportunity to experience what it was like in the “good ol’ days”.

Anyone with a Wii U absolutely should delve back into the Wii’s library, and we’ve listed the top games you can buy. Take a look and see what should be in your collection.

  • 30.

    Super Mario Galaxy Review

    Super Mario Galaxy

    In the hands of anyone who's been longing for a true sequel to Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy could well be the game of the year, but it's nowhere near as revolutionary as Mario 64. A true new Super Mario game is something we don't get all that often - in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 29.

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Review

    Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

    With wonderfully varied levels, colourful, cel-shaded graphics and mind-bending puzzles Zack & Wiki triumphantly makes its debut on Nintendo Wii. Don't be put off by Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure's unwieldy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 28.

    Boom Blox Review

    Boom Blox

    EA has made a game that people of all ages and skill levels can play and enjoy. It proves that developers other than Nintendo can create brilliant games for the Wii. Boom Blox might well be the best motion controlled game I've played on the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 27.

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl Review

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    With an epic online mode, dozens of unlockable characters and stages and hundreds of collectible trophies, Brawl deserves its place in every Wii-owner's collection. Does the date November 19, 1999 ring a bell? If you're a Nintendo fan, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

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  • 26.

    Rock Band Review

    Rock Band

    If you're planning plenty of get-togethers, Rock Band will provide more than enough enjoyment to warrant its price tag. After the bad press MTV and Harmonix's band game received over its combined... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Wii

  • 25.

    FIFA 09 Review

    FIFA 09

    FIFA has been given what it needed to draw in the first timers and the old hands, snatching the title of best football game on the Wii with a last minute flick of the remote. It's another year and as expected another FIFA is taking pride of place at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Wii,Wii,Wii

  • 24.

    Guitar Hero World Tour Review

    Guitar Hero World Tour

    If this game rocked any harder, it would choke to death on its own vomit at the age of 27. There's a war going on out there, and it's being fought with wireless... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 23.

    Quantum of Solace Review

    Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace is GoldenEye for a new generation and by far the best Bond game we've had in years. Praise really doesn't come much higher than that. Bond, James Bond. That phrase - those three words - are enough to send a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 22.

    Call of Duty: World at War Review

    Call of Duty: World at War

    Call of Duty World at War is a stunning game that doesn't miss a beat from start to finish and includes one of the most feature packed multiplayer components of any game released this year. Gamers aren't a very open minded bunch it seems. From the moment Activision... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

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  • 21.

    Need for Speed: Undercover Review

    Need for Speed: Undercover

    A unique control set up combined with a well-executed, well-established franchise makes this a definite must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Need for Speed Undercover has been released on practically every format you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Wii,Wii

  • 20.

    Rock Band 2 Review

    Rock Band 2

    Rock Band 2 is brilliant, just like Guitar Hero: World Tour is. We can't pick between them. So, Rock Band 2 has finally made it over to good old Blighty, only six... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 19.

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

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

    If you've finished Professor Layton and you're looking for something that combines decent puzzles with a ripping yarn, this is well worth a gander. "Paris in the fall. The last months of the year, and the end of the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Wii

  • 18.

    Boom Blox Bash Party Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 17.

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Review

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2

    Wrap up an enjoyable rally experience with the best racing game visuals we've ever seen and DIRT 2 becomes a must-buy game. If review scores were handed out for slickness alone Codemasters' Colin... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 16.

    The Beatles: Rock Band Review

    The Beatles: Rock Band

    If you have even a passing fondness for John, Paul, George and Ringo, this game will make you an extremely happy bunny. Rock-rhythm games are an increasingly tricky proposition for your humble... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 15.

    Guitar Hero 5 Review

    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 that we've seen so many Guitar Hero games released over... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 14.

    FIFA 10 Review

    FIFA 10

    FIFA 10 is a simulation in the truest sense, and is sure to solidify FIFA's leading position in the two-horse race with PES. Last year I said FIFA 09 was the best FIFA ever created. Now, 12 months on,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 13.

    LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Review

    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 last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 12.

    DJ Hero Review

    DJ Hero

    It may still be finding its feet in the world, and it certainly has room to improve, but for a first effort it's managed to do almost everything right. Just about everyone in the world has at some point attempted to play a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 11.

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Review

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

    If you don't own FIFA 10, and are looking for a football video game to help fuel your World Cup fever, then you should absolutely buy this game. I am distressed. Team VideoGamer.com flies out to Los Angeles for the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 10.

    FIFA 11 Review

    FIFA 11

    FIFA 11 feels far more realistic than its predecessor, and packs in new features. You could get by with last year's game, but you will be missing out on one of the best sports games of 2010. FIFA 11. It's FIFA 10, but better. After playing this year's version of EA's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 9.

    DJ Hero 2 Review

    DJ Hero 2

    DJ Hero 2 is happy with the beautiful, simple thrill of flashy, lightning-fast button presses in time with some fantastic music. Rhythm games are older than most people seem to think. I've had a love... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 8.

    Rock Band 3 Review

    Rock Band 3

    If you've still got a passion for the genre Rock Band 3 might just be the most important rhythm game to date. One of my main goals with Rock Band 2 was for Goretopsy, my Rock Band band,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 7.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn Review

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

    One of the most creative examples of casual gaming. I write this as someone who is immune to twee. The tedious, contrarian part... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 6.

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Review

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has all the best qualities that Mario Kart initiated years ago and features controls tailored to the portable iOS devices. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing was released across multiple platforms last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Wii

  • 5.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. Do you remember where you were at the start of World War III? I do; getting... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 4.

    FIFA 13 Review

    FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor. Despite producing an outstanding game last year, FIFA 12 unravelled after a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 3.

    Skylanders: Swap Force Review

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 2.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Even though this is a direct sequel, Nintendo has once again made Mario's planetoid adventures feel remarkably fresh and, somehow, even more entertaining than those in the original. Can a direct sequel to one of the best platformers of all time have the same... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii