The Nintendo Wii (simply called Wii) is one of the most distinctive seventh generation consoles, being the less popular (but still popular) rival for the PS3 & Xbox 360.
The success of Wii is neither because of its performance, nor to its graphical capability, but it’s because it provides people with new type of gaming experience, using the Wii Remote to play games.
For those of you who played this unique console in the past or still playing it, I know that you want to know the best Wii games of all time.
Most of you will remember (or even still playing) some of the games mentioned on this list.
See also: Best 3DS Games of All Time
And if you want to get more specific, here are the best Wii games by genres:
#100. Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution
#99. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
#98. Virtua Tennis 2009
#97. Mario Party 9
#96. Scarface: The World Is Yours
#95. Sam & Max: Season One
#94. Excite Truck
#93. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
#91. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (The Director’s Cut)
#90. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
#89. Wii Sports
#88. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
#87. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner
#86. Order Up!
#85. Trauma Center: New Blood
#84. Ivy the Kiwi?
#83. Rayman Raving Rabbids
#82. The Godfather: Blackhand Edition
#81. Madden NFL 10
#80. NHL Slapshot
#79. Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
#78. Wario Land: Shake It!
#77. Mercury Meltdown Revolution
#76. Sonic Colors
#75. The Last Story
#74. Madden NFL 08
#73. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reflex Edition
#72. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
#71. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
#70. Endless Ocean: Blue World
#69. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
#68. Grand Slam Tennis
#67. Rabbids Go Home
#66. Metroid: Other M
#65. New Play Control! Pikmin
#64. Rune Factory Frontier
#63. MySims Agents
#62. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
#61. Mario Strikers Charged
#60. Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy
#59. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
#58. NBA Jam
#57. Rock Band
#56. Excitebots: Trick Racing
#55. Madden NFL 07
#54. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
#53. Red Steel 2
#52. Geometry Wars: Galaxies
#51. Trauma Center: Second Opinion
#50. Trauma Team
#48. The House of the Dead: Overkill
#47. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth
#45. de Blob
#44. Wii Fit
#43. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
#42. Rhythm Heaven Fever
#41. A Boy and His Blob
#40. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
#39. Mario Kart Wii
#38. Wii Sports Resort
#37. No More Heroes
#36. Bully: Scholarship Edition
#35. Mega Man 10
#33. EA Sports Active
#32. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
#31. GoldenEye 007
#30. Dead Space: Extraction
#29. Mega Man 9
#28. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
#27. Boom Blox
#26. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
#25. Monster Hunter Tri
#24. Super Paper Mario
#23. And Yet It Moves
#22. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
#21. Little King’s Story
#20. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure
#19. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
#18. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
#16. Boom Blox Bash Party
#15. Donkey Kong Country Returns
#14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
#13. Kirby’s Epic Yarn
#12. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
#10. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
If you think you knew what it felt like to be the bounty hunter behind the visor, think again.
Take aim at evil with Nintendo’s revolutionary controller.
Players control Samus by moving with the Nunchuk controller and aiming with the pointer, allowing for a level of immersion unlike anything they have ever experienced.
Through the eyes of Samus, players experience a quantum leap in first-person control as they wield the Wii Remote, the ultimate device for the first-person shooter genre.
Samus employs well-known power-ups like the Grapple Beam and Morph Ball, as well as a bunch of new surprises, to help her survive her coming trials.
Saving the planets from Corruption isn’t enough, though.
Eventually, players must take down Samus’ mortal enemy, Dark Samus.
#9. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Resident Evil 4 comes to the Wii with added Wii Remote and Nunchuck support, allowing players to immerse themselves in the game as never before.
With RE4 Wii Edition, Capcom is offering new and more immersive sense of control to players, while keeping all of the game’s incredible game systems intact.
As Leon Kennedy, players explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers, using the Wii Remote to aim, fire, slash and avoid oncoming adversaries with intuitive motions and movements.
#8. Xenoblade Chronicles
Join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of a terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado in Xenoblade.
Xenoblade Chronicles is an epic role-playing game which takes place on an immense game world on the remains of two giant titans, and features fast-paced real-time battling.
The game heavily focuses on exploring vast landscapes and immerses you into the game with cinematic cut scenes.
The story focuses on Shulk and the Monado, a mystical sword that gives his bearer great powers, and a war between humans and robots.
The games real-time battles has an action oriented approach, giving you the chance to unleash special attacks and strategies by selecting them from a command gauge; the battling also is interlinked with the affinity between characters.
#7. Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metroid Prime Trilogy, is a three-game collection for the Wii console that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements.
Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes let players use their Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran.
Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games.
Players can access the game they want from a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures.
Through a new unlockables system, players can gain access to in-game rewards such as music and artwork by accomplishing objectives across all three games.
#6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Welcome to a brawl for the ages, where anything can happen, anyone can show up and all bets are off.
In multiplayer games, characters from all Nintendo universes meet up in Nintendo locales to duke it out.
In the solo mode called “The Subspace Emissary,” the world of Smash Bros. is invaded by an entity called the Ancient Minister and his army of creatures, called “The Primid.”
Normally, characters come alive in the world of Smash Bros. to do battle, then turn back into trophies when defeated.
However, the Ancient Minister starts turning characters into trophies to harness their power, then detonates bombs that suck pieces of the world back into his realm of Subspace.
Eventually, all the characters must work together to defeat the invading creatures from Subspace – this is accomplished by playing through side-scrolling levels.
#5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword marks a turning point for The Legend of Zelda franchise.
The introduction of full motion control enabled by the Wii MotionPlus accessory synchronizes player movements with Link’s actions while offering the most intuitive play control of any game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to date.
#4. World of Goo
World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle/construction game made entirely by two guys.
Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.
The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore – but they don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
#3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule.
With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system.
Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so you must sharpen your wits as you hunt for weapons and items.
#2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
This adventure for the Wii console marks the first time a second 3-D Mario game has arrived in the same console generation.
In the game, Mario rides his trusty dinosaur companion, Yoshi, to new stars and the fantastic worlds found there.
This 3-D platforming adventure provides longtime video game fans with a fresh round of out-of-this-world challenges in the style introduced in the critically acclaimed original.
#1. Super Mario Galaxy
The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step … out into space.
Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy.
When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy.
Mario, Peach and enemies new and old are here.
Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy.
Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer.
Since he’s in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he’s done before.
He’ll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote.
Shake, tilt and point!
Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer.
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