We already published the list of best Wii games of all time, now it’s time to discover the best Wii sports games of all time.
With amazing titles like the Pro Evolution Soccer series, Wii Sports series, and Punch-Out!!, the Wii surely have a great collection of sports games.
If you’re a fan of both Wii and sports games, I know that you want to know the best Wii sports games of all time.
Most of you will recognize (or even still play) some of the games mentioned on this list.
#25. Virtua Tennis 2009
Lace your shoes, and step into the court in this unprecedented sport Wii game.
Stand face to face with tennis superstar and showcase your tennis skill with tight control and accuracy.
Winning virtual tournaments now feels rewarding as you get to purchase upgrades to your character with the virtual prize money.
Virtua Tennis 2009 enables a high level of customization for custom player creation.
Learning to become fluent with movement and controlling the stroke was an enjoyable experience, and once you master the control, Virtua Tennis 2009 has become one of the most realistic tennis and sports simulation for Wii.
#24. Wii Sports
Use your Wii remote to throw, swing, roll or bat a ball to test your athleticism in the comfort of your living room through 5 bundled sports collection.
An innovative Wii game, for a casual gathering or small party.
Wii Sports contains 5 games, each has its unique style of gameplay and different curve of learning.
It teaches you the basics of handling your Wii remote, a much needed foundation for complex games later.
All in all, Wii Sports is the ultimate gateway game for Wii, it was a simple yet entertaining game, enough to keep players engaged and interested.
#23. FIFA Soccer 10
Casual soccer game transformed into a nonstop intense action sports game with a redesigned game engine exclusively for Nintendo Wii.
For the same title, the Wii version is better in terms of game control than any other console, but lacking in the graphic department.
FIFA 10 allows players to switch jersey, say goodbye to the same home and away jersey color from the last FIFA series.
With its playable team additions, upgrade to the quality of life, and gameplay, FIFA 10 has successfully continued the success from the last series and become pick worthy.
#22. FIFA Soccer 11
EA’s take on soccer simulation is back on its newest version.
Soccer game reinvented, hit the street for a 5 vs 5 street soccer game, or step into the real deal and play a full 11 vs 11 games on FIFA Soccer 11.
FIFA Soccer 11 has seen much needed improvement for graphics, gameplay, and the AI.
Thanks to the new realistic collision, FIFA 11 has a different and upgraded feel to it than FIFA 10.
Street mode proves to be a worthy little addition, to relax from a serious football match.
#21. Madden NFL 10
Hit the perfect long range passes, and crunch those yards with your remote, in a football game built from the ground specifically for Wii.
Madden NFL 10 shifts to a more casual gameplay approach in this series.
The menu UI has been redesigned to be more Wii friendly.
Though Madden NFL 10 tends to get a little bias to your team, it’s still a great game, just take the game as a more of casual football game instead of hardcore football simulation.
#20. NHL Slapshot
Get ready to check, deke, and shoot your way to NHL.
Start from the bottom, play on your neighborhood all the way into NHL roster.
Will you hit the championship-winning shot and make it big in the NHL?
Playing NHL Slapshot feels like what the game intended to do, bringing ice hockey into the living room.
Satisfactory ‘career’ mode for a hockey game. Controlling one player as he rises from street hockey player to be drafted for NHL was a joyful journey.
NHL Slapshot is a solid alternative to EA’s NHL series, easier to set up, and casual approach while still maintaining the fun experience for the game.
#19. Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
Scrape the dust off your Wii balance board and get ready to board the fresh snow powder downhill as you tackle the world’s most beautiful snowy mountain.
Real snowboarding is hard, but in Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip, it just a matter of minute from setting up the game and do some simple trick.
There are a wide variety of courses to tackle and to be perfected.
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip is the closest you can for a snowboarding experience without the risk of hurting yourself.
#18. Madden NFL 08
Get off your couch and run the Madden game actively.
Get to be the receiver and juke your tackler, or as the lead blocker trying to create a gap for your Quarterback to run in all in Madden NFL 08.
This might be not big a deal to some of you, but, Madden NFL 08 is coming on sixty frames per second.
Madden NFL 08 implement real life schedules and events into the game.
While the graphic has not been the greatest, Madden NFL 08 still warrants an enjoyable evening for its gameplay and tons of different modes to try.
#17. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 delivers the authentic wrestling experience with its motion control remote for realistic wrestling game experience into your living room.
Complete WWE rooster from the ruthless aggression era.
Freedom to create your own wrestler, from their entrance to the signature moves.
Express yourself, utilize your Wii remote and watch as your superstar rile up the crowd or tear a poster from the crowd.
#16. Grand Slam Tennis
Developed by EA Sports, Grand Slam Tennis is all about deep and extensive tennis experience on your Nintendo Wii.
Designed for Wii, Grand Slam Tennis allows you to try every possible tennis shot type in the court through all four tennis grand slam.
Wii motion plus support allows accurate ball placement and added depth for every shot you take.
Grand Slam Tennis has a steep, yet worthwhile control and learning curve.
Feels the emotion as the crowd erupts from an extended rally, Grand Slam Tennis successfully builds the perfect game atmosphere.
#15. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010
The only worthy contender for the best wrestling game return to Nintendo Wii.
Jump into the ring, and use various Wii accessories to recreate the real wrestling atmosphere and experience straight into your TV.
Story creation modes to unleash your creativity and storytelling ability.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 clearly missing out on online mode to share custom player and story creation.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is more than a yearly obligation, it is a serious improvement from 2009, despite its flaws, its still an awesome wrestling game for every WWE fans.
#14. FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play
Play real 11 vs 11 soccer match or instead use your Mii avatar form to play in this unique FIFA Soccer experience.
A balanced mix between casual gameplay and professional field action.
It got bobblehead mode where the player is bobblehead you found on your car dashboard, what more do you want?
While PES has better control, FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play got the better all-around gameplay.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play is an interesting game designed for Wii, it strikes the right balances between a casual and hardcore game.
#13. Mario Strikers Charged
Our charming Mario World‘s character is back, this time in the soccer field.
Draft your own favorite character with its own special abilities and create the perfect Mario Strikers Charged dream team.
Mario Strikers Charged is the first and only sport based Mario game to this date.
It gives every character a deserved unique trait and personality.
If you’re a Mario fan or just a casual gamer I don’t see any reason not to pick up this game, this game got it all and offers hours upon hours of enjoyable gameplay.
#12. NBA Jam
Arcade basketball game is back on the table.
NBA Jam promises intense high octane gameplay with its arcade approach from your favorite basketball game.
NBA Jam is as close as you can get to a retro basketball game experience.
Tons of new mode, one on one boss battle, backboard smash, elimination mode, and others.
Great rubberband scoring feature to ensure no match is one sided.
NBA Jam is a solid remake from the arcade game while still maintaining the core aspect of the arcade retroversion, play 2 vs 2 with your friends and I guarantee you will have a blast.
#11. MLB Power Pros 2008
MLB Power Pros 2008 is a sequel to its predecessor MLB Power Pros.
Get ready to hit your home run, earns the championship title, or rookie to real life MLB superstar journey experience on your Wii.
MLB Power Pros 2008 is the perfect supplement to a more realistic baseball game out there if you need variation, once in a while.
Don’t let the cover fools you, as goofy as it looks, this is a realistic baseball game.
MLB Power Pros 2008 caters to both casual and hardcore gamers, deep and rewarding but still casual and fun at the surface.
#10. Madden NFL 07
Madden NFL 07 in Wii let you control the game like never before.
Drive to the touchdown line, unveil destructive rushing attack, and smash through the tackler in a realistic control.
New and revamped control methods for more intuitive and accurate gameplay.
Think like a quarterback as you scan the field looking for a pass option and flick your remote accordingly.
Overall, Madden NFL 07 is easy to pick up and hard to put down, be ready to invest hours into the game, flicking the remote, scoring a touchdown.
#9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play
Delve into the Tiger Woods’s golf journey as you swing your way under the wing of Tiger Woods’s golf coach.
All play feature is the perfect game mode for anyone new to the game or golf in general.
The complex realistic mechanic might not suit everyone, but it is what made this game great in the first place, as you can sense you’re getting better from one hole to another.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play is a must golf based game to try on Wii, excellent graphic, exciting tournament, and extra rewarding.
#8. MLB Power Pros
It is your MLB, but it’s cartoon.
MLB Power Pros offers you America’s favorite sports in a game perfectly suited Wii casual and active style.
MLB Power Pros gives freedom on how complex you want the game mechanic would be, perfect for the casual gamer.
Easy pick and play, bat a home run as soon as you pick up your controller.
Graphics is cartoonish but really detailed, it is nice to see major baseball park in such detail.
Whether you’re a baseball fan or knew nothing about baseball, MLB Power Pros provide a great entry point to the genre, lots of fun, and pretty accessible.
#7. Madden NFL 09 All-Play
The most complete NFL experience on Wii.
Get ready for astounding football plays and moments all within the comfort of your living room.
The control uses a simplistic configuration yet left you wondering, how could pressing single button be this fun?
Although the control is dumbed down, the gameplay still retains the complexity of a strategic football match.
Madden NFL 09 All-Play is an excellent and accessible football game to play on Wii, without the hassle of learning the ropes from the beginning.
#6. Wii Sports Resort
Take a trip to an island where there is a resort where you can attend all kinds of sport and physical activities.
Wuhu Island has plethoras of things to do, from archery to wakeboarding, fencing to table tennis.
Wii Sports Resort is the Wii Sports on steroids.
There are 12 sports or activities to choose from, solo or with friends, great if you throw some party.
Rich in content, Wii Sports Resort has dozens of activities to choose from, each with multiple challenges to keep you coming back.
Wii Sports Resort comes with a free controller, truly the best bang for your buck.
This game is arguably one of the best Wii Sports game out there, hundreds of hour of fun gameplay are guaranteed.
#5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Utilize your Wii remote and lead your team to glory with a smart Wii control system.
Controls are quite awkward at the beginning but once you mastered it, you can do some moves classic controller can’t do.
You’re not controlling one player after another, controls the whole field simultaneously with your remote.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 revolutionize the way football game played, genius, but still could use some improvement.
#4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Climb the leaderboard, and compete in a prestigious golf tournament and represent your country through real life courses around the world.
Nice addition of Ryder cup, customize your own golf tournament.
Gameplay and controls are the same as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 aside from hit meter adjustment, makes hitting precise shot a little bit more difficult than before.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is a complete golf simulation package for every level of golf player who wanted some fun on Wii.
#3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Konami’s award winning soccer simulation, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, is here.
Play and lead one player to Become a Legend, or manage the entire team and conquer national and international football.
Control the field, not only one player, tell your off the ball player where to run, create space for another, allowing free fluid football matches.
Improved graphic and real life stadium licenses for immersive experiences.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is an example of how a yearly updated game should be handled, massive gameplay improvement, graphic and revolutionary game mechanics.
Everyone’s favorite, Punch-Out!! has returned to Wii.
Play as a rookie boxer as he attempts to climb the boxing ladder, defeating unique boxers along the way.
Punch-Out!! is at its best as a party game, being backseat gamer is just as fun as holding the controller, cheering, and shouting bits of advice to your friends.
Voice acting is hilarious, every character is distinguishable from your angry opponent to your trusty coach.
Punch-Out!! deserved to be crowned the classic title, cheap price, memorable character, interesting gameplay, and mindlessly fun.
#1. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 presents players with the challenge, drama, and difficulty from playing in a golf tournament, with the new real life tournament to participate in, and immersive golf simulation.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is best played with Motion plus accessories, unlocking a high level of golf immersion, and tight control on each stroke.
It embraces the wide range of players it captures, newbie to pro, all must’ve agreed that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is an authentic golf game experience on Wii.
The only Tiger Woods series you must try, possibly the best Wii game ever.
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