Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
Buy On
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    82
    At only ten extra dollars when bundled with a new controller, there's enough content and replayability to consistently keep you breaking this one out, especially when friends and family are looking to play.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    75
    Given the price point for Wii Play Motion, $49.99 it's tough to recommend the title if you're not in the market for another Wii Remote. But if you don't have the Wii Motion+ adapter, just need another remote or are getting the hankering to try out some newer minigames to help flesh out your next Wii party, then this is a solid acquisition, as long as you know what you're getting.
  3. Nintendo Power
    Jun 7, 2011
    75
    Although a few activities aren't exactly winners, the majority are fun and guaranteed to familiarize new users with the bundled Wii Remote PLus controller. [June 2011, p.87]
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 19, 2011
    80
    Motion is surprisingly good party game. Besides shaking, Nintendo has invented other uses for wiimote. This is harmless casual fun, which can be used to replace board games or extremely dull holiday photograph marathon. [Aug 2011]
  5. Jun 25, 2011
    75
    Wii Play: Motion isn't Game of the Year lists material, and it doesn't have what it takes to keep someone glued to their TV for hours and hours alone. During friend reunions, though, it shines, and not for innovations or high-definition graphics, but for its simplicity and consistency.

Awards & Rankings

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#11 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
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#27 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Sep 4, 2011
    6
    The idea behind this game is to features the Wii MotionPlus controller's new capabilities. Unfortunately, Wii Play: Motion does not evenThe idea behind this game is to features the Wii MotionPlus controller's new capabilities. Unfortunately, Wii Play: Motion does not even entirely deliver in that department. Noticed a few annoying glitches while playing 3 or 4 games out of the 12 included. Having played all Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and it's younger brother, Wii Play, I can say without a doubt that this sequel is the weakest of all four. I got a "been there, done that" feeling when playing the first time and none of the games made me want to come back for more. Despite the fact that you'll probably get bored of solo play within the first hour of gaming, if you can find a group of friends to play along, there's still a good amount of fun you can get with this bundle. In a nutshell, buy this bundle for the remote, not the game and enjoy whatever fun it gives you but don't expect to be amazed this time around. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2017
    5
    Much better then the first game I think it's been years seen I played itMuch better then the first game I think it's been years seen I played it . Full Review »
  3. Jul 25, 2016
    4
    Wii Play the original WAS flawed but it was fine but this one acts like the wii doesn't HAVE motion controls when it does. The game lacks aWii Play the original WAS flawed but it was fine but this one acts like the wii doesn't HAVE motion controls when it does. The game lacks a lot and the games are bland and repetitive. Wii Play is better than this. Full Review »