Top Wii U Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Wii U games of 2012, 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.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 20.

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Review

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    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. Epic Mickey 2 is a big disappointment. While a lot of people weren't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 19.

    Sniper Elite V2 Review

    Sniper Elite V2

    Sniper Elite V2's heart is in the right place, but its legs have been shattered by the bullet of bloated game design. Sniper Elite V2 won't serve us well in any video game violence debate.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 18.

    Nintendo Land Review

    Nintendo Land

    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. Wii Sports sold the Wii in seconds. It was the perfect game to convince... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 17.

    Resident Evil Revelations Review

    Resident Evil Revelations

    Revelations on consoles is a great port of a good game that is well worth picking up. Like the mutated viral strains that inhabit its many undead bodies, Resident... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

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  • 16.

    The Amazing Spider-Man Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Beenox deserves some mild applause for constructing a game that succeeds in being consistently fun despite the fact it's a movie tie-in. You'll excuse me for damning a game with faint praise, but The Amazing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 15.

    Assassin's Creed III Review

    Assassin's Creed III

    As extraordinary as the scale and scope of this huge production can be at times, you're left with a bloated reminder that bigger isn't always better. Every good assassin relies upon the element of surprise, and so it's only... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 14.

    F1 Race Stars Review

    F1 Race Stars

    There's just enough style in F1 Race Stars to make it stand on its own. Kart racing. An art largely perfected in 1992, yet still strangely alluring... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 13.

    Mass Effect 3 Review

    Mass Effect 3

    Mass Effect 3 is one for the fans, and few who buy it will be left unsatisfied by how the story ends. In many ways Mass Effect is an unlikely success story. Starting out as a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 12.

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Despite inconsistencies, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a great Lego game. For the last time, guys, LEGO games aren't just for kids. Granted, that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

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  • 11.

    Darksiders II Review

    Darksiders II

    With Darksiders II Vigil has managed to capture a sense of one of the rarest feelings in video games: a genuine adventure. This is a fascinatingly hokey journey. If the opening hours of Darksiders II confuse you, well, I honestly don't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 10.

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the best home console version of the series to date. At first glance Tekken Tag Tournament 2 feels like a novelty; take the core... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 9.

    Skylanders: Giants Review

    Skylanders: Giants

    Despite the occasional glimpse of dollar signs in its publisher's eyes, Skylanders Giants is that rarest of beasts: a kids' game that's very, very easy for adults to like. The greatest trick Activision ever pulled was convincing the world that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 8.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    Black Ops II clearly wants nothing more than to pucker up and make out with Paul Verhoeven in a filthy nightclub. While Modern Warfare 3 clearly had a big sweetheart crush on Michael Bay,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 7.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative. A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of us... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 6.

    New Super Mario Bros. U Review

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    New Super Mario Bros. U is a fantastic game hindered by a disappointing opening act. Bad news: New Super Mario Bros. U opens with all the issues that have... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 5.

    ZombiU Review

    ZombiU

    A welcome return for true survival horror, where death is around every corner of this brutal world you timidly creep around. A couple of months back, Bill Clinton appeared on The Daily Show and began... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 4.

    Lone Survivor Review

    Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor deserves to be massive, because it might just be the most interesting thing I've played all year. When it comes to indie games, there's one word that always makes me cringe,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 3.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review

    Minecraft

    4J Studios has played its part in one of gaming's grandest success story with affable competence, allowing console owners to grab their tools and build something in Mojang's intricate world Minecraft is only limited by your imagination. The limit of my imagination,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 2.

    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 U

  • 1.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Review

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded. Like the cold metal girders and sun-glinted glass panels that make up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U