Best Wii Games - You Should Be Revisiting in 2023!
The Wii is Nintendo's best-selling console, with over 100 million units sold worldwide as of September 2012. The Wii introduced the now-standard motion controls found in most modern consoles.
The Wii has a very strong library of games. This is due to the fact that Nintendo released many of their best-selling franchises on it.
We remember going to someone's house and almost always seeing a Wii console tucked away in their entertainment center. Even your grandmother had a Wii and was able to take you out in bowling on Wii Sports!
The Wii brings back so much nostalgia for us and we have a ton of fond memories playing through some of the best the Wii has to offer.
Here are the best Wii games the motion controlled console has to offer!
Table of Contents
- Kirby's Epic Yarn
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- DJ Hero
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- La Mulana
- Art of Balance
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
- DJ Hero 2
- Zack & Wiki Quest For Barbaros' Treasure
- Cave Story
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
- Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
- Metroid Prime Trilogy
- Rock Band 3
- Rayman Origins
- Xenoblade Chronicles
- Rock Band 2
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- World of Goo
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Super Mario Galaxy
25 - Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Epic Yarn is a platform video game for the Wii console. It was developed by Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory, Inc., with assistance from Nintendo, and released in October 2010.
The gameplay is similar to that of Kirby's Canvas Curse on the DS, with the player controlling Kirby as he travels through various levels by running, jumping and using various abilities gained from swallowing enemies to get past obstacles. This lets it round out our list of best Wii games.
24 - Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns is a sequel to the original Donkey Kong Country series, which was released in 1994. The game features 3D graphics, unlike its predecessors.
We had a ton of fun collecting bananna's for 1 ups and making our way throughout the fantastic level design that Retro Studios brought to the table with this epic Wii experience!
23 - DJ Hero
Coming in at number 23 on our best Wii games list, DJ Hero is designed to be played with two players at once, who are each assigned one side of the turntable controller. DJ Hero allows players to choose from a wide range of songs spanning many genres including rock, hip-hop, pop and techno.
Imagine how cool it is to play a game where you can be a real life DJ and mashup songs in the middle of your living room!
22 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The game is the first installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series and was released worldwide in November of 2006.
The game was designed to be a return to the 2D style of Super Mario games and to be easier for players, with its difficulty being similar to that of Super Mario World.
We had an absolute blast with the new powerups and levels and of course the four player coop gameplay with three of our friends at the same time!
21 - La Mulana
You get to control an archaeologist (think Indiana Jones) named Lemeza who enters the ancient ruins of La-Mulana and searches for the treasure said to be hidden there.
The player navigates through the ruins, solving puzzles and fighting monsters in a nonlinear fashion. The player can acquire items that provide additional abilities, such as jumping higher or making it possible to break certain blocks.
La Mulana is one of those games that has been given new life with remakes or re-releases - like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which was released in 1997 and has been re-released on various consoles since then! Indie games this good make it certain that our list of best Wii games is spot on.
20 - Art of Balance
Art of Balance is a physics-based puzzler that is designed to challenge your balancing skills. It features 100 levels that will test your limits and abilities.
The game starts off with the player standing on a small platform in the middle of an empty void. The player can use their Wii remote to tilt the platform left or right, and move it up or down. The goal is to balance a ball on top of the platform without letting it fall off for as long as possible.
The game starts off easy enough, with only one ball to balance at a time, but soon ramps up in difficulty as two balls are added, then three balls, then four balls, and so on.
19 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
Coming in at number 19 on our list of best Wii games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is a professional golf game and the tenth installment in the series.
The game was developed by EA Sports and released on June 14, 2009. It is the first Tiger Woods game to be released for the Wii console.
The player's goal is to become a professional golfer and compete in tournaments around the world.
18 - DJ Hero 2
What do you get when you take a fantastic DJ experience and expand on it in every way possible? You get DJ Hero 2 with one heck of a continuation.
With new tracks and modes to choose from, DJ Hero 2 is a great rhythm experience for music enthusiasts and Wii lovers.
17 - Zack & Wiki Quest For Barbaros' Treasure
Zack and Wiki puts you in the perspective of Zack, navigating through 3D platforming levels with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
Along the way, you'll have to gather puzzle pieces to unlock new levels, while using Zack's ability to speak with animals to find out information or help him progress. Zack and Wiki is an excellent choice for our list of best Wii games.
16 - Cave Story
The gameplay of Cave Story is where it truely shines. Revolving around exploring the eponymous cave where the player can find weapons, items and power-ups that help them through their journey.
The story of Cave Story is told primarily through brief cutscenes between levels, in which the player-character is given tasks by a rabbit named Misery.
15 - The Beatles: Rock Band
Coming in at number 15 of best Wii games we have The Beatles: Rock Band. How many wonderful iterations of Rock Band really are there? Considering how expensive the hardware was to buy at the time (and even today), we're glad we have so many to choose from.
We absolutely loved The Beatles song collection put together here and were jamming our ways to Ticket To Ride the entire time.
14 - Okami
What do you get when you take the elements of Zelda, mix it in within a Japanese world with all new characters and levels? You get Okami of course!
Okami tells the story of a wolf goddess named Amaterasu, who takes the form of a white wolf. It is up to her to restore life and balance to the land, which has been plagued by an eight-headed demon god named Orochi.
13 - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
We absolutely adored the first two released on the GameCube. One could argue that Metroid Prime is the best Metroid game of all time.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a first-person, action-adventure game. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. This is the third installment in the Metroid Prime series and the first to be released for the Wii.
12 - Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Resident Evil 4 redefined the action genre for many. It brought so many new elements to the table. The updated controls and shift from survival horror to a widely accepted action platform.
Resident Evil 4 Wii is a game that was released on the Wii console in 2007. It is a remake of the original Resident Evil 4 game which was released for PS2 and GameCube consoles in 2005. The remake features better graphics and control schemes than the original release, as well as some new content such as additional enemies, weapons, and costumes. Resident Evil 4 is an excellent choice for our list of best Wii games.
11 - Metroid Prime Trilogy
Remember how we were talking about Metroid Prime 3 and saying how not only is the original Metroid Prime one of the best GameCube games?
Well, take all three Metroid Prime games, throw them onto a Wii disc and you get the masterpiece trilogy all in one package!
10 - Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 was the first game that truly let you compete not only against your friends in a multiplayer experience on the same couch, but Rock Band 3 includes a number of new features including an online multiplayer mode!
9 - Rayman Origins
Did you know that we almost didn't get Rayman Origins as a Wii owner? That's right, it was originally planned as an Xbox 360 exclusive title, but it was later announced that it would also be released for the Wii too!
One of the best platform games on the Wii almost never existed! Who would have thought. It's no wonder Rayman Origins made our ranking of best Wii games.
8 - Xenoblade Chronicles
If you're in the mood for a fantastic RPG, look no further than Xenoblade Chronicles.
Xenoblade Chronicles features traditional elements from other role-playing games such as quests that grant rewards upon completion, shops where weapons and armor can be purchased or upgraded, a variety of locations to explore and side quests that often involve fetching items from NPCs or defeating monsters in order to receive rewards.
7 - Rock Band 2
Easily being the best in the series on the Wii, Rock Band 2 delivers a killer soundtrack, epic use of the instruments and totally gives you that feeling of being in a rock band.
6 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Competitive Smash Bros is alive and well. To this day we still enjoy seeing high level players compete in head to head combat with no items and reflexes that will make your head spin.
We were so excited when Smash Bros Brawl was put on the Wii and head back to it when we're in the mood for some multiplayer experiences.
5 - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Making use of the motion controls that Twilight Princess so desperately needed, Skyward Sword is an entirely new Zelda game that was brought exclusively to the Wii U.
We adored the colorful graphics and world to explore in Skyward Sword. If you're looking for a great adventure game, look no further! Skyward Sword offers such a unique spin on the Zelda franchise, it's no wonder that it's ranked so highly on our list of best Wii games.
4 - World of Goo
World of Goo is one of those games that you'd be incredibly confused to try when you pick up that controller and use it almost like a mouse. Building up a bridge to hold the goo from one end to the other in order to complete each level.
With such an interesting concept, you'd be hard pressed not to try one of the best uses of the motion controller on the Wii!
3 - Super Mario Galaxy 2
The sequel to the all new galaxy exploring Mario game on the Wii was another smash hit. We loved how Nintendo built on the level design and added new concepts and worlds to explore.
2 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Twilight Princess is our first love on the Wii. There was a subsequent release on the GameCube as well. It was the graphic style we were begging for after Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 64 and boy did it deliver.
The wolf element brought an entirely new aspect to the Zelda universe. We loved solving the puzzles while switching back and fourth between Link and the wolf form.
1 - Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy is a prime example of what impresses us by Nintendo. They took an age old platformer and always built on that aspect. If you compare Super Mario Bros for the NES and fast forward to Super Mario Galaxy, the result is simply night and day.
Super Mario Galaxy brings you the gameplay you adored from Super Mario 64 with an entirely new set of galaxies that you go from and explore. Super Mario Galaxy is the definition of the single best Wii game of all time!
We hoped you enjoyed the list of best Wii games of all time. Hopefully this helped you decide what to play the next time you pick up that Wiimote with your friends! Be sure to let us know what you think on Twitter