50 Best Wii U Games You Can Play All Of The Time (2019)

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Best Wii U Games – The Nintendo Wii U is an advanced console from the Nintendo Wii that does not have the same fate as the Wii.

Even though it has better hardware capabilities, Wii U is not considered as successful as its predecessor, even though there are many good and cool games available for this console.

For Wii U owners, the list below can be a reference in the decision to buy a new and cool game.

The order of the 50 best Wii U games is based on evaluations by editors and game experts from many well-known game sites collected by GameRankings.

Assessment is not only done based on the number of sales and graphics offered, but from various aspects, such as stories and gameplay.

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1. Bit.Trip Presents … Runner2: Future Legend of Alien Rhythm

Gaijin Games, 2013
Action »Rhythm» Music
Best Wii U Games

If you like games that have elements of rhythm and music in them, you should try this game.

Runner 2 is very cool to play because of its uniqueness, cool graphics, and very simple controls.

In this game, there are more than 100 different levels with one objective, which is to get to the end of the level without being hit.

Your character will automatically run from left to right and your task is to avoid obstacles by pressing the button to match the beat and rhythm of the music.

Unlike other games in this series, Runner 2 has a graphic style that is not pixelated, but polygonal.

This game is also made easier by the presence of several checkpoints in the middle of the level.

By collecting hidden secret, players can unlock retro levels, namely levels with pixelated graphics like in the previous game.

2. Mario Kart 8

Nintendo, 2014
Racing »Arcade» Automobile
best wii u games Mario Kart 8

The most popular racing game on the Nintendo Wii U console (and other Nintendo consoles, as usual), the Mario Kart series is back with the addition of vehicles and new race tracks.

Mario Kart 8 provides everything good from the previous series and even makes it better by offering more customization options, new vehicles and tracks, and other content.

In single player or multiplayer mode, players will pit speed in fun and fun ways.

Not only are there cars in this game, but there are also hang gliders, motorbikes, and so on.

With a very competitive online mode, plus a lot of single player championships, it is guaranteed that you will not get bored playing this game.

3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

Straight Right, Square Enix, 2013
Action Adventure »General
Deus Ex Human Revolution - Director's Cut

You play Adam Jensen, someone who lives in the future, where humans can replace their body parts with highly sophisticated machines.

This game combines elements of stealth and third-person action gameplay, allowing players to play as freely as possible.

Although stealth is the main objective in this game, it’s not a necessity.

The storyline is also not boring and deep enough, and you will know more deeply after interacting with the characters around you.

You will also be able to choose how you will dialogue by choosing the options available, and your choices will affect the storyline.

In short, Deus Ex is one of the best action games that offer players freedom.

4. Super Mario Maker

Nintendo, 2015
Action »2D» Platformer
best wii u games Super Mario Maker

Basically, this game is a level editor that you can use to create your own level and share it with other players online.

This game offers several styles from several Mario games, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. 3, and others.

Although the tools for making the level are amazing, the more amazing is the thousands of levels that have been uploaded since this game was released.

If you are a fanatic of Mario, you have to try this game and make your own levels using your creativity.

It’s easy to get addicted to this game because this game has no limits.

5. Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games, 2014
Action »2D» Platformer
Shovel Knight

This indie game platformer is quite great, considering that even if it is only made by indie developers, this game can enter the top 10 of the best Wii U games.

Although many games try to make retro games like the ones in the NES, only a few are successful, for example, Shovel Knight.

Although this game is basically difficult, the controls are relatively simple and easy, making this game very beginner-friendly.

The basic concept of this game is also quite simple because you only need to navigate the level and reach the end of the level intact.

And if you buy this game, there are many free downloadable contents, making this game one of the best indie games of all time.

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6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

HexaDrive, Nintendo, 2013
Action Adventure »Open-World
The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD

If you are a fan of Legend of Zelda games, of course, there is no doubt that this game is a must-have a game.

You will like the new graphics display because it is quite unique and a cartoonist.

Some things were also upgraded and improved from the original game, making this game not in vain to buy.

In addition, some things that are not considered useful and long-winded (such as repetitive sidequests ) are also eliminated for more exciting playing experience.

7. Bayonetta 2

PlatinumGames, Nintendo, 2014
Action Adventure »Linear
Bayonetta 2

The previous Bayonetta game was very ambitious, giving players an epic playing sensation with quite a hack and slash style.

Well, this time the sequel made everything good in the previous game even better, making this game overall better than the previous game.

Visually, Bayonetta 2 is very colorful and varied because the setting of the place can change quickly and differently.

The combat system has also been mixed in such a way, combining several weapons at once.

If you’re interested in adrenaline-driven adventures, plus sensual and violent elements, Bayonetta 2 is definitely the top choice.

8. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bandai Namco Games, Nintendo, 2014
Action »Fighting» 2D
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Let’s just say that this game is a Nintendo version of Tekken, with Nintendo characters as fighters.

And thanks to the feature of being able to connect with 3DS, you can fight with 8 people at once, making the game become chaotic and exciting.

This game has a single player and multiplayer features and is supported with more than 50 characters to play.

There are also several new characters available, for example, the Mega Man and Pac-Man characters.

Online games can also be tested if you are interested in testing where your fighting skills are in this game.

Finally, this game is very exciting to be played alone or in groups, and you are guaranteed to be addicted to playing this game for hours.

9. Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo, 2013
Action »Platformer» 3D
Super Mario 3D World

This Mario 3D game is a little different from the previous Mario adventure games like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy.

The camera angle is slightly down, giving you a fairly wide viewing angle when exploring each level.

Each level has three hidden green stars and several other secrets.

This game also introduces several new power-ups, such as paint suits that can make Mario climb the wall quickly and throw bombs at the enemy.

Each level is designed according to their respective world themes, as usual, and the design quality of each level is very indulgent.

You can adventure accompanied by three other characters, namely Peach, Luigi, and Toad.

Each character has their own unique controls, and make sure you use the right character for each level.

10. Rayman Legends

Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft, 2013
Action »2D» Platformer
Rayman Legends

This game is a sequel to Rayman Origins and arguably this game is also able to offer a sensation of gaming that is quite powerful as its predecessor.

If you are a platformer game lover, this one provides everything that can make you interested in the platformer genre, from cool design levels to exciting controls.

When compared to other mainstream platformer games, maybe this game looks a bit simple, but that’s where the power is, this game is quite minimalist and simple but not bad.

You can play this game alone or with friends using the touch screen in the gamepad.

There are also many unlockable contents in this game, for example, new characters, costumes, levels, and many other things.

The Other Best Wii U Games Listed Below

11. ZombiU

Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft, 2012
Action »Shooter» First-Person »Arcade

12. Hyrule Warriors

Omega Force, Nintendo, 2014
Action »Beat-‘Em-Up» 3D

13. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sumo Digital, Sega, 2012
Racing »Arcade» Other

14. Nintendo Land

Nintendo, 2012
Miscellaneous »Party / Minigame

15. The Wonderful 101

PlatinumGames, Nintendo, 2013
Action »General

16. Yoshi’s Woolly World

Good-Feel, Nintendo, 2015
Action »2D» Platformer

17. Resident Evil: Revelations

Capcom, 2013
Action Adventure »Survival

18. Toki Tori 2

Two Tribes, 2013
Puzzle »Action

19. Pushmo World

Intelligent Systems, Nintendo, 2014
Puzzle »Logic

20. LEGO City Undercover

TT Games, Nintendo, 2013
Action Adventure »Open-World

21. Affordable Space Adventures

KnapNok Games, 2015
Action »Shooter» Shoot-‘Em-Up »Vertical

22. Teslagrad

Rain Games, 2014
Action »2D» Platformer

23. Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko, 2014
Action »General

24. Chariot

Frima Studio, 2015
Action »2D» Platformer

25. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Nintendo, 2014
Action »Platformer» 3D

26. Adventures of Pip

TicToc Games, 2015
Action »2D» Platformer

27. FAST Racing NEO

Shin’en, 2015
Racing »Arcade» Futuristic

28. Little Inferno

Tomorrow Corporation, 2012
Puzzle »Action

29. Stick it to the Man!

Zoink !, Ripstone, 2014
Action »Platformer» 3D

30. Splatoon

Nintendo, 2015
Action »Shooter» Third-Person »Arcade

31. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

WayForward, 2012
Action »2D» Platformer

32. Runbow

13 AM Games, 2015
Action »2D» Platformer

33. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Atlus, Nintendo, 2016
Role-Playing »Japanese-Style

34. Assassin’s Creed III

Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft, 2012
Action Adventure »Open-World

35. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

Namco Bandai Games, 2012
Action »Fighting» 3D

36. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Capcom, 2013
Role-Playing »Action RPG

37. Xenoblade Chronicles X

Monolith Soft, Nintendo, 2015
Role-Playing »Action RPG

38. Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones

Curve Digital, 2014
Action »2D» Platformer

39. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Retro Studios, Nintendo, 2014
Action »2D» Platformer

40. New Super Mario Bros. U

Nintendo, 2012
Action »2D» Platformer

41. Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition

YWB Games Montreal, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2012
Action Adventure »Open-World

42. Darksiders II

Vigil Games, THQ, 2012
Action Adventure »Open-World

43. SteamWorld Dig

Image & Form, 2014
Action »2D» Platformer

44. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Tantalus Interactive, Nintendo, 2016
Action Adventure »Open-World

45. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Treyarch, Activision, 2012
Action »Shooter» First-Person »Arcade

46. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

Straight Right, Electronic Arts, 2012
Role-Playing »Action RPG

47. Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Frozenbyte, Inc., 2012
Action »2D» Platformer

48. Need for Speed: Most Wanted U

Criterion Games, Electronic Arts, 2013
Racing »Simulation» Automobile

49. Pikmin 3

Nintendo, 2013
Strategy »Real-Time» General

50. Skylanders SuperChargers

Vicarious Visions, Activision, 2015
Action »Platformer» 3D

Are There Games That Don’t Enter This List? Comments below!

Even though the Nintendo Wii U game isn’t that much (I can only get the best 50 games), but there are some hidden ‘treasures’ that can reduce disappointment with the few games available.

For you fans of Nintendo consoles and handhelds, I think it’s mandatory to have this console.

And one more thing, if you feel your favorite game isn’t on this list, try commenting below.

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