Wii Party Wii

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
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  1. Dec 19, 2010
    70
    Since Nintendo decided to put Mario and his gang apart to adopt Miis, it could at least has taken some inspiration from other ames of the series' Wii-something.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    Wii Party is a pretty good game for your familiar and friendly evenings (but also mornings, afternoons and even nights) at home. Unfortunately it's on Wii, a console with a pretty wide variety of similar games... and this is not the best of the bunch!
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    Despite a few hidden gems, Wii Party doesn't do anything special to stand-out in the mini-game compilation realm, although it is better than most of "the rest" out there.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    So while Wii Party manages to remain entertaining by the sheer numbers of minigames and occasional clever Wiimote usage, the bland presentation and lackluster board games bring it down.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    It's a shame that Wii Party seems to rely so heavily on arbitrary equalisers, resulting in several underwhelming minis, but the range of diversity and charm is more than enough to pull you in for a while.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    Without any real theme beyond the generic Miis running the show, it's hard to get jazzed about such a generic production.
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    In a perfect word, the meta-games would be as good as the mini-games themselves. But with four people, Lambrini and deely-boppers (just me?), Wii Party's still a reliable, if fairly thin, source of entertainment all the same.
  8. Oct 20, 2010
    70
    Wii Party is just another typical multiplayer game for the Wii. Unfortunately there isn't an online mode, so if you don't have friends coming over you won't be playing this game. Nevertheless this game is great for parties.
  9. Games Master UK
    Dec 25, 2010
    67
    Plenty of content and modes but not as consistently innovative as we hoped. [Issue#231, p.96]
  10. Oct 28, 2010
    65
    Wii Party has a lot of minigames and game modes, but it lacks originality, creativity and fun.
  11. games(TM)
    Jan 20, 2011
    60
    Nowhere near the shallow quality those infernal Miis would suggest. [Issue#102, p.114]
  12. Oct 28, 2010
    60
    Wii Party threatens to become the life and soul of the party if played in the right circumstances. But without four players, and a stern awareness that the Game Board, House Party and Balance Boat modes are where the fun lies, Wii Party
  13. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    It lacks the surreal genius of Gamecube's WarioWare, but it has more than enough charm to divert you from Trivial Pursuit until it's time for Doctor Who.
  14. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  15. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    With your Mii characters you try to conquer 80 mini games, some of which are really fun. The better you succeed with them the better chance you have of winning the various game modes. What disturbs the overall impression is that everything is a bit too simple. The game is ugly, sounds bad and the game modes are not as funny as the genre colleague Mario Party.
  16. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    Miis are replacing the regular Mario Party cast in Wii Party. Even though it's good fun for a couple of hours, it lacks the Mario Party depth of gameplay and feels a little bit to sterile.
  17. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    I honestly can't say Wii Party is a bad game. I just also can't say it's a great game. It's ... fine. But, then, is that really the reaction you want to have to your party entertainment?
  18. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 19, 2010
    50
    Plenty of mini-games which only some are good enough to impress and Mii characters – those are the only cons of this average party game. [Dec 2010]
  19. Edge Magazine
    Dec 19, 2010
    50
    A largely muddled package. [Nov 2010, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#26 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    8
    This is a good collection of mini games for you and your friends to enjoy. There are a lot of games between regular and co-op, so many thatThis is a good collection of mini games for you and your friends to enjoy. There are a lot of games between regular and co-op, so many that you can play this for a long time without repeating a game. But even once you've played them all they will likely remain entertaining for a long time, they are well designed and simply fun. Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2010
    9
    I love this game! This is one of the best party games on the wii by far and it has plenty of brilliant game modes. Its also very simple toI love this game! This is one of the best party games on the wii by far and it has plenty of brilliant game modes. Its also very simple to play so your nan,mam,little brother, anyone can play it. Miss this game at your peril Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    Wii party is one of the top 5 wii games BY FAR. There are tons of different minigames, and they are all awesome! You can play a game thatWii party is one of the top 5 wii games BY FAR. There are tons of different minigames, and they are all awesome! You can play a game that is about an hour, or one that is about 3 minutes.

    This is a great game for all ages! I would suggest this to EVERYONE!
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