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
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    No matter how many parties you have going on on your Wii already, this is one that you don't want to miss.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    76
    There are an enormous number of mini-games under the hood here, and House Party is an odd yet inspired addition you won't find anywhere else. In spite of Wii Party's breadth of content, it's still a package with fairly limited appeal.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    Despite the lack of famous mascot characters, Wii Party is a truly enjoyable game.
  4. Oct 24, 2010
    75
    If Wii Party was trapped in a mine for 70 days, it would discover the richest vein of ore and find a way to get it to the surface before ever asking for a sip of water. Too soon? I'm just saying. In terms of mini-game variety, I know exactly what it feels like to hit the motherload.
  5. Oct 26, 2010
    80
    Party games lovers should absolutely buy Wii Party. The number of minigames is just impressive and they are also very ingenious. Of course, there are some dull challenges but for the most part they are fresh and amusing, exactly like the improved Mii's look. Unfortunately Wii Party doesn't support any online feature and WiiMotion Plus is absent too, but is not a great lack.
  6. Jan 13, 2011
    78
    Wii Party is a very interesting proposal which will be like by everyone and allows us to have some fun with friends. Maybe the game does not invent anything, but it brings a broad an varied minigame colection, with good balance.
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    85
    It's a party game that you don't want to miss.
  8. Oct 20, 2010
    75
    Wii Party is the brand-new "family friendly" Wii game. It features a lot of cool and interesting minigames, easily enjoyable by everybody.
  9. Oct 20, 2010
    75
    With more than 70 pick-up-and-play games, this title is bound to have something you'll like. [Nov 2010, p.88]
  10. Jan 13, 2011
    80
    Surprisingly, Nintendo did it again. Despite the almost saturated mini games market we have found new gameplay mechanics in Wii Party, and the low price for the game plus controller is almost ridiculous.
  11. 80
    It is not the most groundbreaking party game on Wii, but what it lacks in innovation it makes up for with great execution.
  12. Oct 20, 2010
    79
    Wii Party excels when it comes to variety and accessibility. With a large number of engaging mini-games, and several stand out modes to choose from, you'll have plenty of fun with it, especially with a group of friends.
  13. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    Nintendo's on the streets again with a very interesting family package that's set to bring all your friends and relatives into a non-stop party. 80 mini-games with three different gameplay styles - quite more than what we could've expected.
  14. Oct 20, 2010
    75
    I found Wii Party to be pretty average in terms of presentation, though I did enjoy the different costumes for the Miis in each game, as well as some pretty convincing animations when someone wins or loses.
  15. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    With 80 mini-games and 13 modes of play, Wii Party easily becomes a new standard for party games. It's richer and with more variety than a Mario Party, it's smarter, faster, fitting more easily any kind of game you want to have ! Sure, you need friends - it's a immovable rule of the genre, so don't expect to enjoy this one solo either. Sure, there's always some mini-games and modes that are less inspired than others, but globally, its density and fun factor remain quite high, even without Mario and his gang.
  16. Solo players will miss out on a lot. Grab some mates and it's the Wii's best multiplayer game.
  17. Jan 10, 2011
    80
    With the Wii Party Nintendo pursues the objective of bringing the Nintendo Wii more closer to the families.
  18. Oct 20, 2010
    89
    But what it does have it wears on its sleeve - hundreds of hand crafted miniature challenges - and that's what I keep coming back for.
  19. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    I think it speaks volumes to just how low the level of quality in most Wii party games has become that all it took was Nintendo putting together a competent, though still largely familiar package, to put everyone else to shame.
  20. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    If you can see past its shortfalls, can embrace the teeth-gnashing frustration that comes with winning everything but still coming last and if you can gather a group of like-minded people to join you, Wii Party can be a real party-popper.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  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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