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Best Wii Games of All Time

By Edited Apr 7, 2016 1 0

As much as I love video games, I've never been a hardcore gamer. I am worried that once I have started playing seriously, I won't be able to stop and will die from playing too much.

When I first heard of Wii in 2006, I told myself, this is exactly what I'm looking for. A game console that I won't play for hours but is fun nonetheless. The Wii Remote's motion sensing capability encourages players to get off the couch, move around, and sweat.
 
Take note that Wii does not offer the same health benefits as real exercise does, as studies have shown. But you can't deny that playing Wii is still a lot better than playing sedentary games. As Gareth Stratton, a co-author of one study, puts it, "While it's [Wii] not going to replace the real thing, it's certainly moving in the right direction."
 
Regardless of what the studies claim, I think Wii is one of the better gaming consoles for young people. With so many kids and teens becoming so addicted to video games, giving them a console that will make them move and sweat would cut their gaming hours into half, meaning, more time for homework and real sports. Plus, Wii can boost family bonding.
 
In this page, I've listed some of the best Wii games out there plus their description, year of release, ESRB rating, control schemes, and other useful details. A warning to Mario haters though: you will find some Mario games in my list. Sorry, but I just can't resist him!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

 

NSMB
Who doesn't know the Italian plumber Mario and his younger brother Luigi? The Super Mario brothers has been around for as long as I can remember. They are so popular that they have appeared in at least 200 video games. At least a Mario game has been created for every gaming console that has ever existed.

The plot of New Super Mario Bros. Wii is no different from the previous Mario games. Mario and Luigi set out to save Princess Peach from the clutches of evil Bowser. The scenes are all familiar and can give 80's and 90's kids a feeling of nostalgia. This reminds me the good ol' days I had with my Family Computer.

So how is NSWBW different from the previous Mario games? The game allows simultaneous multiplayer gameplay. You can play the game with up to four players. The fun part is the game allows each player to interact with each other! You can bump, carry, or toss the other players! The more players you have, the more challenging the game gets. Just imagine four players trying to fit in one platform!

Aside from the multiplayer gameplay, the NSMBW added new moves for Mario! Mario can now somersault in midair after three consecutive jumps, spin jump, pound the ground, or jump between two walls to reach the top! This is my favorite game so far. There will always be lots of laughter and screaming when you play this game. Though it's a great game for kids, adults will love it too. The game can get harder (even for adults) as you level up. It's a perfect Wii game for the entire family. You can enjoy this game for many years as kids will never outgrow this game (I never did).

  • released in November, 2009
  • platform game
  • ESRB Rating: everyone
  • has an average rating of 4.6 stars where 743 out of 1010 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • side-scrolling platform
  • can be played with Wii Remote alone or Wii Remote with Nunchuck
  • single-player or multiplayer
  • for 1 to 4 players
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Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy
Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach and takes the entire castle to the outer space. In an attempt to save the princess, Mario is thrown to another planet and comes across with the watcher of the Comet Observatory named Rosalina and her stars known as the Lumas. Mario learns that the Observatory has lost its power after Bowser steals the Power Stars. To help the observatory regain its power, Mario travels around the galaxy and searches for the Power Stars and the princess.
Super Mario Galaxy is in 3D, allowing players to see the game in a new perpective. The game has a co-operative two-player mode where the second player can assist Mario (or Luigi) in his quest by collecting Star Bits, shooting enemies, and picking up coins.
 
The game has received a lot of good reviews not only on Amazon, but also on different gaming sites. You will be pleased with the game's beauiful graphics. Whether you're a kid or an adult, this game shouldn't be missed!
  • released in Novemeber, 2007
  • platform game
  • ESRB Rating: everyone
  • has an average rating 4.6 stars, 469 out of 616 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • in 3D
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuck
  • single-player or multiplayer
  • for 1 to 2 players (co-op mode)

Super Mario Galaxy 2

 

This is the sequel to the high-rated Wii game Super Mario Galaxy. With its new power ups and items, Super Mario Galaxy 2 hasn't stopped growing in popularity. It has sold more copies than its predecessor and has also received high ratings from different gaming websites.

  • released in May, 2010
  • platform game
  • ESRB Rating: everyone
  • has an average rating of 4.6 stars, 271 out of 344 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • in 3D
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuck
  • single-player or multiplayer
  • for 1 to 2 players (2nd player controls Luma)

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

 

Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a platform game with cute characters. The game is for everyone as it is not too difficult for kids or for adult non-gamers. It's a fun game especially in multiplayer mode. Just like the New Super Mario Bros. Wii, players can also interact with each other. The main character Kirby, a pink round sprite who has the ability to copy the powers of whoever he gobbles up, is very fun to watch. Kirby's adventure starts when he and his gang meet Magolor, an alien whose spaceship crashes to the planet Popstar. The alien loses the pieces of his spaceship Lor Starcutter. To help Magolor, Kirby heads off with his gang to find the missing pieces that have scattered throughout the land.
  • released in October, 2011
  • 2.5 side-scrolling platform game
  • ESRB Rating: everyone 10+
  • has an average rating of 4.6 stars, 52 out of 68 reviewers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote
  • single-player or cooperative multiplayer
  • for 1 to 4 players
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Red Steel 2

Red Steel 2
The creator of Red Steel has made great improvements on its sequel Red Steel 2. It has garnered a lot of positive reviews and is considered one of the best games for Wii.
The game is simple. The hero searches for the bad guy Payne. He travels and meets friends and enemies. The player swings the Wii Remote like a real weapon. The Wii Remote can serve as a sword, a shield, or a gun. The game makes you feel like a real action hero without shedding real blood. The optional use of Wii Motion Plus allows more precision and accuracy in your movement, thus, giving you a unique gaming experience. The game targets male players, though females can also enjoy it.
  • released in March, 2010
  • first-person shooter
  • ESRB Rating: teen
  • has an average rating of 4.3 stars, 29 out of 58 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote, Wii Motion Plus as an optional attachment
  • single-player

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

 

The Legend of Zelda
Link, the protagonist of the game, sets out to save the land of Hyrule by restoring the Light Spirits. The player will collect items, solve puzzles, and fight enemies. You control Link's movements by swinging your Wii Remote like a sword or pointing it to the screen like a bow. The unique Wii controls make you feel much more involved in the game.
The game has won several awards. It's hard not see why it's still one of the most popular and most successful games in Wii.
  • released in December, 2006
  • action-adventure game
  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • has an average rating of 4.5 stars, 269 out of 394 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuck
  • single-player

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

 

Muramasa
The game's Japanese story elements have attracted wider range of players including both Japanese and non-Japanese players. The graphics are not only cute but also breathtaking. You can choose to play two characters: Kisuke, an amenesiac ninja who is being hunted down for the crime he committed but has no memory of, and Momohime, a princess who runs off her castle after being possessed by a spirit. Muramasa has been praised for its great story. The game is designed with more than one possible outcome, hence, increasing the game's replayability. A game with a great replay value means a money well spent.
  • first released in April, 2009
  • action role-playing game
  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • has an average rating of 4.7 stars, 75 out of 100 cutomers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuck or Classic controller or GameCube controller
  • single-player

Wii Fit Plus

Wii Fit Plus

This is another game that my family loves. Wii Fit Plus is a must-have for every Wii console owner. This award-winning game is a great alternative to video gamers who spend most of their time sitting. Though the game is not as beneficial as real exercise, Wii Fit Plus is a fun way to get your body moving especially when you're stuck at home.

The game allows you to use your customized Mii. It's really cute seeing your look-alike Mii doing all those funny moves. It is mostly a single-player game but some games allow mutliplayer mode where each player will take turns in using the Wii Balance Board. As you wait for your turn, have fun watching other people play!
  • released in October, 2009
  • fitness video game
  • ESRB Rating: everyone
  • has an average rating of 4.5 stars, 261 out of 387 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote, Nunchuck, and Wii Board Balance
  • single-player

The Beatles: Rock Band

 

The Beatles Rock Band
The game is simple: you and your buddies rock out to Beatles songs. As you go through the story mode, you will unlock different music and photos of the famous band. The game has 45 songs from the Beatles' three albums. New songs will be added and will be available for download in the future.
The Beatles: Rock Band has received positive reviews and has been nominated and won various awards. The music, as well as the graphics, is just fantastic and stunning. You can play this game alone, with family and friends, or with other players through the Live network. One reviewer wrote that the vocal harmonies is fun, so having more than one microphone is a must.
 
Music video games are fun and exciting. I admit that I haven't played this game yet. But if the songs are from the most popular band ever, the game must be epic.
  • released in September, 2009
  • rhythm game
  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • has an average rating of 4.5 stars, 120 out of 172 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or other musical instrument controllers
  • single-player, multiplayer

Lego Wii Games

What's great about Lego Wii games? They attract a wide range of players! You can't go wrong with Lego Wii games. Whether you're a fan of the movie where the game is based from, a fan of Lego, or just a player with a sense of humor, these Lego Wii games should be added to your collection. If you're planning to buy a game for Wii console owners and have no idea what kind of games they'll like, why not give them one of these? Here are some of the best Lego Wii games.

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  • released in June, 2008
  • action-adventure game
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • has an average rating of 4.4 stars, 108 out of 184 customers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Classic controller
  • single-player, multiplayer, cooperative multiplayer
Lego Star Wars
  • released in November, 2007
  • action-adventure game
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, 329 out of 460 reviewers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuk
  • single-player, multiplayer
Harry Potter
  • relased in June, 2010
  • action-adventure game
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars, 86 out of 189 custoemers giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuk
  • single-player, multiplayer
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • released in May, 2011
  • action-adventure game
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
  • has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars, 52 out of 97 users giving it a 5-star rating
  • uses Wii Remote and Nunchuk
  • single-player, multiplayer
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