Top 25 Best Wii U Games of All Time [Final]

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25. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

The third entry into Capcom's monster-slaying series. Venture into the game's great scenic locations and try your hand against a bestiary of challenging monsters to defeat. Luckily, you can always take your friends on for the raid. Plan out your strategies ahead, bring the best equipment, and bring down those colossal beasts. It has a playscore of 8.45

24. Yoshi's Woolly World

Good Feel strung together this charming surprise for Yoshi fans. Making a return to his quaint, woolly world of puzzles, Yoshi brings along his loyal canine companion to help out. With Pooch carrying the brunt of the puzzle-solving, it definitely provides a friendlier gaming environment for everyone to enjoy. It has a playscore of 8.46

23. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

This sequel to Renegade Kid's mud-filled 8bit kingdom is bringing a whole new level of excitement. Kicking up the platform brutality, you'll have to deal with supersized challenges in 40 brand new stages. Jump from dimension to dimension, explore secret pathways, meet new characters, and defeat the five epic bosses with your trusty water gun. It has a playscore of 8.46

22. Child of Light

A magical adventure mixed with turn-based RPG elements. Follow Princess Aurora and her friends to restore a kingdom cursed to decay by an Evil Queen. Inspired by classic fairy tales and medieval mythos, lead your innocent group of friends and guide them through underground caverns and frozen mountains with the aid of your heavenly powers and bars. It has a playscore of 8.46

21. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Touted as one of the most impressive Metroidvania of its generation, DrinkBox's Guacamelee not only takes you on a tour of its beautifully designed stages but also of the magically rich Mexican culture. Play the loco luchador and go on a quest to rescue El Presidente's precious Hija from .harm. A game that's perfect for action fans wit quick thumbs, it has a playscore of 8.49

20. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Before their move to the Switch this particular Donkey Kong title has had a reputation for being a little unforgiving. Take on the original challenge without the Switch training wheels as you go on a platforming adventure around DK's icy tropical paradise. A fun, barrel-breaking haven for fans of sightseeing simians, it has a playscore of 8.53

19. Terraria

A game where the only thing that limits your creativity is your imagination. Terraria is a sandbox-style game that takes possibilities to a whole new level. Its core fun lies within the freedom of the players to seamlessly switch between exploration, combat, and construction. Selling more than 18 million copies, it's more than just a Minecraft clone and it has a playscore of 8.56

18. Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Speaking of Minecraft, here comes Mojang's original voxel sandbox game. A blocky universe supposedly the size of Planet Neptune. Get to meet all its pixel oddities as you venture round its varying biomes in search of resources, treasures, and creative inspirations. Packed with Super Mario themed worlds and skins, it receives a playscore of 8.58

17. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

What do you get when you combine Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem? A crossover RPG like no other. Two heavyweights in the gaming industry, Atlus and Nintendo come together to make this wonderful JRPG masterpiece. Look out for spectacular visuals and unique battle systems that pits party members against Mirages in turn-based combat. It has a playscore of 8.6

16. Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition

A gift to human and bat kind, this installment of Rocksteady's Batman series was celebrated on its release. While it doesn't have Arkham Knight's batmobile, it did offer layers upon layers of Batman content in its rich, open world of Gotham. A dose of digital freedom with more villains and all of their DLCs. It has a playscore of 8.6

15. Pikmin 3

A game that still hasn't had its outing on modern gen consoles. The latest main game in the cute and innovative farming series. Set out for the Planet Koppai and seek the aid of their plant-like Pikmins to bring it back from the famine. Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto himself, it's got all that adorable charm that his games are known for. It has a playscore of 8.61

14. SteamWorld Heist

Play the first mate in an unending world of intense tactical battles as you join the greatest pirates in the galaxy in their pillaging adventures. Looking as rogue as the real life-kind, have fun with the rusty chum buckets as you shoot it out with monarchs and henchmen in turn-based battles with real-time bullet trajectories. The randomly generated space billiards has a playscore of 8.62

13. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Edmund McMillen's 2D dungeon crawler has crawled its way to all major consoles, bringing with its own brand of roguelike awesomeness. Playing the poor boy trapped in his delusional mother's basement, escape your fate as blood sacrifice by going through Isaac's monster-infested basement. Cry your way to a new lease on life, one tear at a time. It has a playscore of 8.7

12. Axiom Verge

Control a scientist who wakes up in a strange new land after a crippling injury. Borrowing elements from timeless classics like Blaster Master, Contra, Metroid, roam around its high tech world and shoot it out with over 60 items and powerups. Its expansive arsenal and rewarding story offer the world an almost perfect Metroidvania experience. It has a playscore of 8.78

11. Super Mario Maker

Yet another thing that last gen has over the new. The creativity-driven platformer was one of the best Mario games on the console. Not restricted to the iconic plumber's Mushroom Kingdom worlds, you get to decide what to do as you create your very own levels to conquer and challenge. For newbies and veterans, it has a playscore of 8.83

10. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Young and sweet, WayForward's belly dancing queen is going on her own kind of platforming adventures. Moving against the beat of her rivals drums, help Shantae defeat her buccaneering archvillain, Risky Boots. Stripped of her genie powers, save the land once more using the power of her long purple locks and honest hips. A mix of puzzles and Metroidvania action, it has a playscore of 8.86

9. Splatoon

If we're talking about the Wii U's biggest hits, we can't forget this. Making a strong debut on the console, Nintendo let us make like Jackson Pollock and play with colors together with the adorable inklings. An extraordinary third-person shooter, make the biggest splash in their territory based stages and aim for the win. It has a playscore of 8.89

8. Xenoblade Chronicles X

The spiritual successor to Monolith's Xenoblade Chronicles, X offers a massive world that's ripe for exploration and domination. Play as a crash survivor turned BLADE member in a mission to defeat the Ganglion. With the Wii U's gamepad, immersion is taken to new heights, letting you put all your gathered info into one handy location. It has a playscore of 9.05

7. Shovel Knight

A beloved indie gem from Yacht Club, Shovel Knight has been digging himself out of trouble since its release in 2015. Play around with the whimsical shovel knight and his other darker mates as they go on exciting adventures within their individual campaigns. Still getting free updates, we're waiting on the upcoming Showdown DLC which lets you pit the knights against AI and each other. It has a playscore of 9.19

6. Mario Kart 8

Sure, it doesn't have the bells and whistles of the Switch's Deluxe edition but it's enough to bring the whole family round for some good-natured fun. Now get ready to destroy everyone in your path. Drive along rainbow-colored walls and ceilings with boomerangs, piranhas, and classic turtle shells in hand. Hours of competitive fun, it has a playscore of 9.21

5. Rayman Legends

Ubisoft's classic Rayman title famed for its remarkable co-op multiplayer. One of their highest rated platformers, roam around with the disembodied adventurer as goes from world to world in a psychedelic quest. Also praised for its awesome soundtrack, Rayman Legends is a joy to play on all fronts. Enjoyed with friends or without, it has a playscore of 9.27

4. Bayonetta 2

The latest in Platinum Games' over the top action game has been butt-kicking on the Wii U. Prepare for the witching and take on the stilettoed shoes of their sassy main character. In this installment, Bayonetta not only gets new enemies to destroy but also a few new tricks up her sleeves. Bewitching anyone with her stylish angel-killing, it has a playscore of 9.38

3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Perhaps the newest on the Wii U, Link's latest open-world outing is undoubtedly the best Zelda game on the console. While it does go through a few hiccups here and there, the utterly breathtaking experience of an emergent Hyrule surely outweighs them all. The Legend of Zelda series has been home to many legendary titles, and this definitely fits the bill. It has a playscore of 9.42

2. Super Mario 3D World

Another one with Mario and his friends, but this time they're exploring a dazzling three-dimensional world that's still filled with the excitement of their old 2D platforms. Looking fresher than ever, venture round the perilous universe as Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad or the paws-itively adorable Kitty Mario. Save the Sprixies from harm with a playscore of 9.44

1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bandai Namco's Super Smash Bros had all the boxes checked for maximum enjoyment. Gathering all your favorite Nintendo characters into one, show off your fighting skills and fight to become the last man, woman, or thing standing. It has a playscore of 9.46