Wii Play Wii

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
Buy On
  1. The extreme banality of the package which would only just about hold the attention of the seriously young members of your family for any length of time can’t be ignored.
  2. It lacks depth, meaning that you’ll grow tired of it within minutes – even with a friend.
  3. The "low-budget, high-fun" strategy that paid off for Nintendo with "Brain Age" and "Wii Sports" finally draws a blank.
  4. So it’s not a great compendium, but does come with a remote, so that’s a bonus (especially for multiplayer games of Wii Sports with your non-Wii owning friends).
  5. 40
    If you needed an excuse to pick up another Wii Remote and you have an extra Hamilton in the wallet, then by all means pick up Wii Play. Just don't expect to fully get your money's worth.
  6. Though the collection features a few gems like Billiards and Laser Hockey, much of the lineup is composed of half-assed mini-games with little to no depth whatsoever.
  7. games(TM)
    30
    Although bundled with a Wii Remote, it's still impossible to recommend Wii Play. Many of the mini-games feel clumsy, and the ones that don't are destined to be short-lived at best. [Christmas 2006, p.136]
  8. 30
    Forget what you have heard about this being a title that will “train” you how to use your new hardware - it doesn’t. You can learn much more with the in-bundle magnificence of Wii Sports, or the genuine innovation offered by Wario Ware. Let’s hope that more consideration is put into future first party releases of this ilk.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#21 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 63
  2. Negative: 14 out of 63
  1. Mar 6, 2011
    6
    This mat just be a mediocre selection of mini games, the real reason to buy this is the fact that you get a controller with it, so it's aThis mat just be a mediocre selection of mini games, the real reason to buy this is the fact that you get a controller with it, so it's a pretty good deal if you need another controller, but if not you can pass on this. Full Review »
  2. DJLINK
    Dec 13, 2008
    10
    This is worth a purchase and it's very cheap, being bundled with a Wii remote and a lot of fun. It's a great way to show off the This is worth a purchase and it's very cheap, being bundled with a Wii remote and a lot of fun. It's a great way to show off the Wii for what it is and what it can do and, with medals to achieve, there is come longevity for those that want to be challenged. The only game I didn't enjoy too much was the bubble one but in multiplayer me and my wife played a ton of billiards and the lookelikey game (she liked the Miis we had created being part of the game). As a serious gamer it is a wonderful feeling to get non-gamers (especially partners who tend criticise the hobby) to play with you and have a good time. For this to be so universally panned is cynical and is missing the point. Buy it, it's worth it. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2007
    6
    Fun, i guess, but i'd rather play excite truck if I'm by myself, and wii sports or warioware if I"m with my friens. It comes out to Fun, i guess, but i'd rather play excite truck if I'm by myself, and wii sports or warioware if I"m with my friens. It comes out to ten bucks though, so, whatever. Full Review »