Wii U Games

Tengami 1.

Tengami

Platform: Wii U
November 13, 2014
Set in Japan of ancient dark fairy tales, Tengami is an explorative adventure game full of wonder and mystery. Players explore a beautifully paper architected pop-up world that folds and unfolds at their fingertips to solve puzzles and make progress. Tengami has a striking minimalistic art style inspired by traditional Japanese arts and crafts.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
9.7
Xenoblade Chronicles X 2.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Platform: Wii U
December 4, 2015
Fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet where anything you see is reachable in your weaponized mech, called a Skell. Customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen your strategies and defeat enemies efficiently. Attack your enemies from multiple directions using melee weapons, guns, and your greatest asset—your tactical mind.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.1
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 3.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Platform: Wii U
September 20, 2013
As the purported definitive version of the game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is remastered and presented in 1080p graphics. Gamers can experience high-definition cell-shaded presentation on their TVs or entirely on the Wii U GamePad controller. The streamlined interface lets gamers easily manage your inventory—simply slide an item onto any button. Instantly view maps and zoom in on the GamePad controller's touch screen. Enjoy a breezy cruise with the original sail, or switch to the brand-new Swift Sail that lets you gather the wind and speed across the waves. With the new Tingle Bottle feature, you can connect with others over Miiverse. Comments or screenshots others have posted on Miiverse may wash up on the shore or appear in other locations, tucked into bottles. Whenever you want, move around the world in first-person mode, using the GamePad gyroscope to look around you and aim your bow, hookshot, Picto Box, or telescope. You can store more pictographs with your improved Picto Box—handy for creating figurines—and share them with other players on Miiverse. Your pictures, game tips, and messages may also appear in another player's game. Take the adventure to new levels with Hero Mode, available from the moment you start the game. In this mode, you only regain health when you earn a new heart piece or container, use a red potion, or visit a fairy fountain. Also, your enemies do double the damage. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.0
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 4.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Platform: Wii U
November 21, 2014
Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Bayonetta 2 5.

Bayonetta 2

Platform: Wii U
September 20, 2014
In this climatic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Brimming with epic, gorgeous cut scenes and battles that are more exhilarating than ever, this game never lets up on the action. Fight on top of a jet as it soars through a downtown city. Duke it out against a giant angel, who bears a whip for an arm, on top of a speeding train. And take to the skies in a fight against a demonic monster while ascending to the top of a skyscraper.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Super Mario 3D World 6.

Super Mario 3D World

Platform: Wii U
November 22, 2013
Work together with your friends or compete for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console. In the Super Mario 3D World game, players can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 7.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Platform: Wii U
February 21, 2014
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has players help Donkey Kong and his friends get back their home from Vikings. Swing, swim, leap, and barrel-blast your way through tons of eye-popping levels to save DK Island from a permanent freeze.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 8.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1

Platform: Wii U
November 13, 2014
The DLC pack adds Link, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario to the roster of playable characters along with 8 new tracks.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 9.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Platform: Wii U
April 23, 2015
Downloadable goodies for MK 8 players.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Mario Kart 8 10.

Mario Kart 8

Platform: Wii U
May 30, 2014
Mario Kart 8 introduces new racing circuit designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Bayonetta 11.

Bayonetta

Platform: Wii U
October 24, 2014
Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with acrobatic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre with magnificent over-the-top action and fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad 12.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad

Platform: Wii U
December 7, 2017
The Champions' Ballad: A mysterious voice beckons Link to challenge the Divine Beast Tamer's Trials. He must now prove himself by defeating enemies using the One-Hit Obliterator, conquering new Shrines, challenging a full dungeon, and overcoming many trials along the way. Once all challenges and trials have been bested, Link will obtain a new power known as the Master Cycle Zero! Additionally, the bard Kass is traveling Hyrule to complete the unfinished song his teacher left behind. As Link and Kass chase their respective goals, Kass will share new original songs he wrote capturing lost memories of the four Champions and Zelda, previously unknown to Link. But that unfinished song... What could it be? *To play The Champions' Ballad, you must first complete the Main Quest to free the four Divine Beasts. 9 clothing items hidden in treasure chests: Items honoring the legacy of The Legend of Zelda series will be hidden in 9 treasure chests scattered across Hyrule, including the Island Lobster Shirt, Ravio's Hood, Zant's Helmet, Phantom Ganon Skull, Phantom Ganon Armor, Phantom Ganon Greaves, and a Royal Guard outf it (complete with Royal Guard Cap, Royal Guard Uniform, and Royal Guard Boots). Ancient Horse Gear: The Ancient Bridle will increase a horse's number of spurs while equipped. The Ancient Saddle will allow you to call your horse no matter how far away they are. Both of these items will appear in treasure chests somewhere in Hyrule.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.8
Pikmin 3 13.

Pikmin 3

Platform: Wii U
August 4, 2013
Pikmin 3 is a reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players take control of 3 explorers and an array of cute Pikmin in a struggle for survival. By exploiting the unique abilities of these little Pikmin creatures, players solve puzzles, battle dangerous predators and forage for food needed to save the explorers' home planet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Rayman Legends 14.

Rayman Legends

Platform: Wii U
September 3, 2013
Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U and its new GamePad’s capabilities. Use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U 15.

New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U

Platform: Wii U
November 1, 2013
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U An all new Mario adventure-only on Wii U! Discover new ways to play with the Wii U GamePad, and push your Mario skills to the limit with the new Challenge and Boost Rush modes. Share your game experiences with friends by posting to the World Map with Miiverse. Includes over 200 Bonus Videos full of tips and tricks to help improve your skills! NEW SUPER LUIGI U It's Luigi Time! Play through 82 all-new challenging courses with Luigi's increased jump height and Nabbit's invincibility!
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.7
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 16.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Platform: Wii U
December 25, 2014
Embark on a brand new adventure which teams Shantae with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots! When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. Shantae must give up her job as Scuttle Towns "Guardian Genie" and become a pirate if she hopes to get her magic back and save the day. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest and power through monsters! * Flintlock Pistol (blast enemies and switches from afar) * Pirate Hat (glide on the wind using this enormous headwear) * Risky's Boots (run at super speeds! Chain your attacks as you dash through enemies & over lava) * Cannon (blast yourself into the air on a belch of black powder) Core Gameplay Components: * Whipping! Destroy monsters, topple bosses, and solve puzzles with your hair * Platforming! Run and jump through deviously designed levels * Exploring! Navigate a world of interconnected levels and Labyrinths * Belly Dancing! Dance with your Magic Lamp to suck up magic and items * Customizing! Earn new abilities, unlock stat-boosting artifacts, magic & costumes * Storytelling! Flirtatious characters and wonderfully off-beat humor
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Splatoon 17.

Splatoon

Platform: Wii U
May 29, 2015
Splatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn into a squid-like character and swim through his or her own teams ink - gliding up and down walls and under floors - with ease. Using intuitive controls made possible with the Wii U GamePads gyro sensor makes it easy to look around and aim, and the on-screen map displays the entire arena at a glance, both of which feel great and redefine multiplayer action.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Super Mario Maker 18.

Super Mario Maker

Platform: Wii U
September 11, 2015
Play a countless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the globe. It’s easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only consider before. Violate the conventions of traditional Super Mario gameplay by blending enemies, traps and items into unexpected twists, like Piranha Plant-shooting cannons, power-up-tossing Lakitus, or even Hammer Bros. riding on Bowser while bouncing on trampolines.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
The Wonderful 101 19.

The Wonderful 101

Platform: Wii U
September 15, 2013
Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
FAST Racing NEO 20.

FAST Racing NEO

Platform: Wii U
December 10, 2015
FAST Racing Neo is a futuristic racing title. Pick your favorite Anti-gravity vehicle and become a legend in the FAST Racing Neo league.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 21.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Platform: Wii U
December 5, 2014
The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
NES Remix Pack 22.

NES Remix Pack

Platform: Wii U
December 5, 2014
Throw your hat in the right for an onslaught of rapid-fire challenges and mash-ups of over twenty-five retro games from the NES era. Improve your scores by replaying stages, then share your replays with other players online.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.6
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - The Complete Adventure 23.

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - The Complete Adventure

Platform: Wii U
December 13, 2016
Be The Hero Of A Grand Adventure In The Minecraft Universe! Embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond. With a team of friends at your side, and a troubled land in need of heroes, your decisions - what you say and do - drive the story around you, so choose wisely! Features fan favorites Stampycat, Dantom, Captainsparklez, Stacyplays and Loshadowlady. Developed in partnership with Mojang, the creators of MineCraft. Disc includes all five episodes of Season One and all three episodes of the Adventure Pass.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.6
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials 24.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials

Platform: Wii U
June 30, 2017
The Master Trials comes with a new Trial of the Sword challenge (previously referred to as the Cave of Trials) that begins with Link having no armor or weapons. There are 45 total rooms in Trial of the Sword, and if you beat them all, then the "true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state." The expansion also adds Hard Mode, which increases the "rank" of enemies, making them more difficult to take down. Additionally, especially challenging enemies will show up in some places where they might not otherwise have. Additionally, enemies spot Link more easily in Hard mode. [GameSpot]
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.6
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition 25.

Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Developed by WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the enhanced version of the game created by Rocksteady Studios. The Wii U version delivers the same impactful story and gameplay as the original title, this time with enhanced gameplay mechanics and features made possible with the Wii U and its unique GamePad. Batman: Arkham City is set in the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an vast Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Yoshi's Woolly World 26.

Yoshi's Woolly World

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2015
Take Yoshi on an adventure to remember in Yoshi Land for Nintendo Wii U. Enjoy dual-screen control thanks to the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad, while you'll also be able to experience full integration with Nintendo's MiiVerse service.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 27.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
October 22, 2013
In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path. You need to discover why - because the decisions you take and the choices you make will be the only things that can determine mankind's future.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
Child of Light 28.

Child of Light

Platform: Wii U
April 29, 2014
The duke's daughter Aurora is dead; and yet, she lives. Join Aurora across the mysterious kingdom of Lemuria on her quest to return home. Helped by Igniculus the firefly, Finn the Capilli and many more, she must defeat the Queen of the Night who has stolen the sun, the moon and the stars.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Freedom Planet 29.

Freedom Planet

Platform: Wii U
August 20, 2015
Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking. Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD 30.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Platform: Wii U
March 4, 2016
A dark force, shrouded in twilight, has invaded the vast land of Hyrule. To restore light to the world, team up with the mysterious creature Midna and embrace the darkness to transform into a divine wolf. Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps in this legendary Zelda adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is set in a world bursting with life—but also shadow. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. As Link, a farmhand turned cursed beast, join forces with the impish Midna and trusted (albeit unusual) allies to survive a quest that'll take you to the farthest corners of Hyrule and beyond… to the Twilight Realm. This emotional adventure is now on the Wii U console with improved visuals and controls—and new challenges. Choose Hero Mode to take 2x normal damage, or tap the Wolf Link amiibo figure to unlock the tough Cave of Shadows. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Axiom Verge 31.

Axiom Verge

Platform: Wii U
September 1, 2016
Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Shovel Knight 32.

Shovel Knight

Platform: Wii U
June 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero 33.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform: Wii U
December 20, 2016
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a belly dancing, hair-whipping HD adventure from WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, and Contra 4.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows 34.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Platform: Wii U
September 17, 2015
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Earthbound Beginnings 35.

Earthbound Beginnings

Platform: Wii U
June 14, 2015
The Year is 198X. As Ninten, a boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant. Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you’ll fight crazed hippies, zombies… and the occasional Magic Snail? Find out what’s causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever US release of the EarthBound Beginnings game.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.4
Hyrule Warriors 36.

Hyrule Warriors

Platform: Wii U
September 26, 2014
The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now its up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda. Advance the story to unlock new playable characters with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warriors abilities. Then unleash the full power of your attacks with intense combos to clear wave after wave of Bokoblin hordes. Youll have to get your gloves dirty to save Hyrule this time. * Play as fan-favorite characters like Link and Impa for the first time in the series! * Battle the fiercest Legend of Zelda enemies across Hyrules most famous locales. * Lay waste to your opponents with brutally efficient attacks and intense combos * Think tactically and complete missions in the most efficient way possible
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Hyrule Warriors: Twilight Princess Pack 37.

Hyrule Warriors: Twilight Princess Pack

Platform: Wii U
November 26, 2014
This DLC pack allows you to: -Play as Midna in her true form and use the Mirror of Twilight -Use the Copy Rod weapon when you play as Zelda -Try a new Adventure Mode map -Use new costumes for Link and Zelda
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.3
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 38.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Wii U
March 3, 2017
Ignore everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure. Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.2
LEGO City Undercover 39.

LEGO City Undercover

Platform: Wii U
March 18, 2013
Take on the role of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. Your mission is to stifle the dastardly Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City. As players run, drive and fly through the city, they’ll use the Wii U GamePad controller as a new law enforcement gadget. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 40.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Platform: Wii U
March 19, 2013
Traverse the grand world of Monster Hunter as you journey through more than two hundred quests, battle larger-than-larger-than-life monsters, and create a myriad of weapons and armor. Hunt with your pair of AI companions in single player quests or connect via the Wii U system with up to 3 friends in 4-player online engagements. Graphically rich 1080p HD visuals and online voice chat capabilities promise to make this the best Monster Hunter to date.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
XType Plus 41.

XType Plus

Platform: Wii U
August 14, 2014
Pure 2D blasting is what retro shooter, XType Plus, has in its gun sights, as it docks for download exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Youll need a sturdy trigger finger to survive this vertical blaster, as you pilot an insignificant vessel against an infinite series of randomly-generated bosses, each more difficult than the last. Its a simple mission: wipe out the enemy and dont get hit. The action kicks off with a laidback feel but very soon ramps up to hardcore proportions, where dodging is the key to survival. Lose your three lives, and its lights out. As you battle on, youll come under relentless enemy fire from hulking, organic-looking ships. And XType Plus relishes every single shot, as huge patterns of bullets descend on your ship, leaving the slimmest of spaces to squeeze through. One blessing is your tiny hit box - only a direct impact to the core will take you out, although youll still need fighter-pilot reflexes and the eyes of a hawk to stay alive. Beyond the blasting, XType brings fresh content in a supercharged Plus mode, exclusive to Wii U, pitting you against the clock, your lives exchanged for a countdown. Add in EMP bombs (electromagnetic pulse) and a larger enemy arsenal, and youve got tension on a plate. Conquer that all-important high score for a badge of honour, then showboat with the best of them via the leaderboard system. Better yet, every high score you upload is accompanied by a video of your game, and other players will be able to watch your performance, good or bad! The upside is that you can also watch how the top ten players reach such lofty heights - they might just help your battle strategy in XType Plus, a lean, pared down and intense challenge for all Wii U shooter fans. -Destroy an endless stream of bosses for the highest of high scores -Blast against the clock in Plus Mode, new for Wii U -Upload gameplay videos and check out other gamers victory runs
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Gunman Clive HD Collection 42.

Gunman Clive HD Collection

Platform: Wii U
September 3, 2015
In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnsons daughter and are spreading havoc across the land. Gunman Clive must rescue the girl and bring order to the west, then finish the fight in Gunman Clive 2. His battle against the bandits takes him all around the world and beyond.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Teslagrad 43.

Teslagrad

Platform: Wii U
September 11, 2014
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer, where you play as a young lad who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ancient conflict that will shake the foundations of his entire existence, and bring a gruesome truth to light. The game revolves around the use of electricity and magnetism, and your ingenuity will be put to the test as you employ the amazing technology of the Teslamancers to traverse the abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is completely devoid of both text and dialogue, and prefers to tell the story purely through visual means.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Affordable Space Adventures 44.

Affordable Space Adventures

Platform: Wii U
April 9, 2015
Affordable Space Adventures is a 2.5D side scrolling spaceship simulator. You are using the GamePad as a Heads Down Display - spaceship cockpit, and you have to configure all the systems in order to fly around undetected on an alien planet. You can either pilot the Small Craft TM solo, or fly as a crew of 2 to 3 players, requiring a lot of communication between the players.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
OlliOlli 45.

OlliOlli

Platform: Wii U
March 5, 2015
OlliOlli mixes one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode. Rack up the biggest and coolest combos along the way then time your landing to perfection to rule the leader-boards. Compete across the world in all modes to get the highest scores on every Level and Spot.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Space Hulk 46.

Space Hulk

Platform: Wii U
January 14, 2016
Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS. Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.1
New Super Mario Bros. U 47.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
It was just another dinner at the castle with Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach... Until suddenly the vicious Koopa fleet invades Mushroom kingdom airspace and launches a full-scale assault! With Bowser at the helm and his Koopalings each in their own custom airships, the castle is under attack with the Princess trapped inside—and the heroes have been cast out to the four corners of the Mushroom Kingdom. Will they make it back in time to save the day?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition 48.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
For the first time on any Nintendo console - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 promises to deliver completely updated features and the most comprehensive Tekken experience to date. Play with the largest Tekken roster ever, in all new stages, utilizing fully re-engineered multiplayer functionality for optimum online matches. Enjoy exclusive Wii U features including special battle modes and exclusive costumes. Play like a pro with easy shortcuts on the Gamepad.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us 49.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Platform: Wii U
April 16, 2013
DC heroes and villains do battle in this fighting game from the creators of Mortal Kombat.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 50.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Sonic and the All-Stars cast battle for supremacy across land, water and air in transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 51.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Platform: Wii U
October 22, 2013
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story where players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Armillo 52.

Armillo

Platform: Wii U
July 3, 2014
Rolling Platforming Game. Sci-fi parallel Universe theme. Massive amount of gameplay elements. Armillo is a unique, fun rolling platforming game with a sci-fi parallel universe theme. It features a massive amount of gameplay elements. For one, there is the regular 3D world, followed by a bonus stage on the moon. Then there is the evil parallel universe, and special 2D speed-run inspired worlds. Lots of unexpected deadly twists, and surprises await! The star of the game features a space armadillo named Armillo. He's not your usual armadillo as he's capable of blasting off to space in order to travel from planet to planet. He's joined by his little blue critter friends and his brother. What's supposed to be a peaceful galaxy becomes ruined by the invasion of the robotic Darkbots. Where are they from? Why are they here? But one thing is for sure, they certainly are not the friendly type.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
New Super Luigi U 53.

New Super Luigi U

Platform: Wii U
June 20, 2013
To continue the fun of New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, Nintendo is letting Luigi take over in new downloadable content that is coming in the Year of Luigi that provides alternate versions of the game's more than 80 stages. Players can freely change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages. These Luigi-focused stages provide a whole new level of game-play challenge and will be available for purchase as a single download.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Disney DuckTales Remastered 54.

Disney DuckTales Remastered

Platform: Wii U
August 13, 2013
DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 55.

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Platform: Wii U
April 2, 2015
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures makes it way on to Nintendo consoles.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
NES Remix 2 56.

NES Remix 2

Platform: Wii U
April 25, 2014
This second installment of the mashup of classic Nintendo games features challenges from later NES games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Kirby’s Adventure and Metroid. Just like NES Remix, the sequel includes stages from the original games with new challenges, as well as modified stages that introduce new elements.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Pushmo World 57.

Pushmo World

Platform: Wii U
June 19, 2014
Also known as "Pullblox World". When a kindly old inventor creates a wondrous park filled with puzzling playgrounds called Pushmo, a little trickster traps Mallo’s friends inside. Now it's up to our hero, Mallo, to push, pull, and climb his way through 250 mind-bending Pushmo playgrounds to save his friends. But the fun doesn’t stop there! World Pushmo Fair, a robust built-in community feature, makes it easier than ever to create, share, and play a near-limitless amount of custom puzzles created by players around the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 58.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Platform: Wii U
February 20, 2015
(Also known as "Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush" in the UK/EU.) Do you have the magic touch? Then guide Kirby as he sets off on grand adventures in a hand-sculpted clay world. Draw lines on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to create rainbow-colored clay ropes to move Kirby around freely, or tap him to attack enemies or blast through obstacles. Transformations include a submarine, rocket and tank. In underwater levels, Kirby dons a swim mask. If his power level gets too low, a clay bandage appears on his head.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
SteamWorld Dig 59.

SteamWorld Dig

Platform: Wii U
August 28, 2014
The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits. The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut 60.

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2014
From the creator of Soul Brother and Soundless Mountain II, comes an original and adult Psychological Horror. The masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real. A new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness...
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Art of Balance 61.

Art of Balance

Platform: Wii U
October 9, 2014
Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler! Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That's why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls Art of Balance TOUCH! is easy to pick up and hard to put away. Seeking a real challenge? Then try out the new endurance mode and drive your score ever higher. Art of Balance TOUCH! brings the ultimate just one more puzzle experience to your Nintendo 3DS. Master 200 levels Discover 8 unique worlds Play with your Stylus or with the SlidePad
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Paper Monsters Recut 62.

Paper Monsters Recut

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2014
Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monsters Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life in a brand new title for Wii U. --FEATURES-- -Classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments. -An adorable cast of fun, original characters. -Tight responsive controls, with super-speed and double jump! -Old school-style playable overworld, with plenty levels and secrets to unlock along the way. -Tons of awesome power ups including jetpacks, submarines, lasers and more! -Collect special treasures to unlock bonus high score mini games. -Awesome original soundtrack. -Wii U GamePad special features and support, including Off-TV Play! -Fun for gamers of any age.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Race the Sun 63.

Race the Sun

Platform: Wii U
October 8, 2015
You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on high scores, short game sessions, and a sense of pure fun mingled with a nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don't crash, stay in the light, and don't slow down! This is a cross-save, cross-buy title.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Hyrule Warriors: Majora's Mask Pack 64.

Hyrule Warriors: Majora's Mask Pack

Platform: Wii U
February 5, 2015
This DLC pack includes: -Play as Tingle or Young Link -Dress up Sheik and Impa in Era of the Hero of Time Outfits, and outfit Lana with Skull Kid's Clothes -Tackle Termina on a new Adventure map
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.0
Star Fox Zero Double Pack 65.

Star Fox Zero Double Pack

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2016
Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox needs your help protecting their booming business! All you have to do is keep an eye on a dozen video screens as you mow down waves of attacking robots with your turret-mounted cameras! Quick! Tap the corresponding camera on the Wii U GamePad controller to see the entrances and shoot those walking and rolling robots down! But just when you think it’s all smooth sailing, look out for robots that carry shields, trigger smoke bombs, or even steal your cameras. Complete missions to level up, unlock more missions, and gain access to special cameras you can use to defend each facility. Then, customize your own waves of attacking robots to challenge (or terrorize) your friends!
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.0
Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2 66.

Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2

Platform: Wii U
October 24, 2014
The Witch is Back The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You're bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta's Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta comes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2. Features: -Initiate the new Umbran Climax technique to temporarily summon demons and boost Bayonetta's attack power and range whenever you fill her magic gauge. -Fight with new over-the-top weapons that open new possibilities to the way you battle, including the Kafka, a bow that shoots poisonous arrows; the Rakshasa, a pair of beautiful katana blades; and a giant rifle-inspired scythe known as the Chernobog. -Team up with a friend in Tag Climax, a two-player online co-op mode. Enjoy a little friendly competition by trying to deal the most damage as you work together to take down angels and demons. -In online quick matches, you can wager halos, the in-game currency that you earn by defeating enemies. You receive a large sum back if you can prove you're a better fighter than your partner. Halos can then be traded in a story mode shop to unlock new techniques, buy accessories and pick up alternate weapon variations. -Every chapter ends with a medal ranking: Stone, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Pure Platinum. The more skilled you are, the higher your ranking. -This game is approachable for players of all levels, with settings of three difficulty levels. Through Touch Play, you can play with the GamePad stylus and touch screen, regardless of which difficulty you choose.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
8.0
Just Dance 4 67.

Just Dance 4

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Just Dance 4 features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks. Whether it's pop, Hip-Hop, rock, R&B, country or funk, there is something for everyone.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.9
Trine 2: Director's Cut 68.

Trine 2: Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Trine 2: Director's Cut, exclusively for Wii U, features a total of 20 levels full of adventure, including the high-acclaimed Goblin Menace expansion campaign and the exclusive "Dwarven Caverns" level, making Trine 2: Director's Cut the most comprehensive package of Trine 2 on any platform.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Nintendo Land 69.

Nintendo Land

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Nintendo Land is a theme park featuring 12 different attractions, each with its own play on a Nintendo franchise. Each attraction features it's own special gameplay experiences made possible by the Wii U controller. Depending on the particular attraction, players can compete individually or against other players, or even team up to play cooperatively. Up to 5 players can participate in dynamic multiplayer modes in select attractions. The experiences change each time, depending on whether players are using the GamePad, holding a Wii Remote or just watching others play on the TV screen.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 70.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Platform: Wii U
June 24, 2016
An Atlus-developed RPG for Wii U set in a modern-day world of music and art featuring characters and gameplay elements from Intelligent System's Fire Emblem franchise mixed with elements from the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Swords & Soldiers II 71.

Swords & Soldiers II

Platform: Wii U
May 21, 2015
Command your troops against fiendish foes in colourful 2D strategy romp, Swords & Soldiers II, on Wii U. While ever-hungry Viking chieftain, Redbeard, is locked in combat with his old nemesis, Blackbeard, two fiendish factions arrive to create a fresh twist to the proceedings. Enter the Demons and the Persians. Use real-time tactics to command your troops on a 2D battleground, and save the world from these marauders.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
One Piece: Unlimited World Red 72.

One Piece: Unlimited World Red

Platform: Wii U
July 8, 2014
Set sail on a gripping adventure in the New World with the beloved Straw Hat Crew in ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades in a whole new never-before- seen scenario. Play as members of the Straw Hat crew and progress through the episodic storyline with encounters against famous bosses like Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown, and more. Master a large variation of flashy combos and test your reflexes by pressing the right button at the right time to counter, dodge or otherwise interact with enemies. Enjoy endless playability by exploring the central town and taking on quests to assist the townfolk and gain more rewards and items.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.9
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones 73.

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Assume the role of a clone evading a notorious scientific testing facility. Stealth Inc 2 tests your mind and your reflexes over sixty levels linked together in a sprawling world.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Chariot 74.

Chariot

Platform: Wii U
January 8, 2015
Chariot is a funny physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Tetrobot and Co. 75.

Tetrobot and Co.

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Tetrobot is the world's most popular and reliable robot, but he's not perfect. That's why Maya has built him a microscopic little brother, Psychobot. Help Maya guide Psy through Tetrobot's cogs and circuits: by swallowing blocks of matter and spitting them out, they can repair anything. Learn how pipes, lasers, fans and other electronic devices work, learn how to alter the chemical properties of slime, and collect all the memory blocks that you find on the way. The owners of damaged Tetrobots all around the world rely on Maya and Psy: they're the only people who can repair their precious robots.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut 76.

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
March 24, 2016
Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Hyrule Warriors: Master Quest Pack 77.

Hyrule Warriors: Master Quest Pack

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2014
This DLC pack allows you to: -Ride Epona into battle when you play as Link -Play through 5 story episodes that lead to the cataclysmic events in the main game -Challenge yourself with the Master Quest Adventure Mode map -Outfit Cia and Lana with Guardian of
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
7.9
SteamWorld Heist 78.

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2016
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
Art Academy: Home Studio 79.

Art Academy: Home Studio

Platform: Wii U
June 25, 2015
Also known as Art Academy: Atelier.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 80.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Platform: Wii U
June 24, 2016
Compete On-the-go with Mario and Sonic. Many of your Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test your skills in a challenging game of Golf. Features: -Take on fun and exciting events set throughout host city Rio de Janeiro. -Join Mario, Sonic and your favorite characters to take on new challenging events like Soccer and Beach Volleyball. -Soccer is a popular sport in Brazil where the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are set. -Golf returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years; enjoy the event exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.9
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition 81.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

Platform: Wii U
May 23, 2017
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War the first Horseman of the Apocalypse stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien 82.

Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Platform: Wii U
February 26, 2013
Runner 2 - Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is inspired by the Bit.Trip series originally released on Nintendo platforms.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Resident Evil: Revelations 83.

Resident Evil: Revelations

Platform: Wii U
May 21, 2013
Resident Evil: Revelations tells the story of what happens between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara 84.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Platform: Wii U
September 5, 2013
As the first modern role playing game, the Dungeons & Dragons franchise from Wizards of the Coast gave birth to numerous products including two arcade titles from Capcom, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and its sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Both these titles are now being re-released with updated HD graphics and a wealth of other enhancements as a definitive double pack entitled Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Citizens of Earth 85.

Citizens of Earth

Platform: Wii U
January 20, 2015
In Citizens of Earth, you head home after a too-long election, hoping for a respite. On the contrary, you are accosted with a myriad of oddities. You immediately (following your cup 'o joe) embark on a mission to travel the land, battle mutants, gain allies, overthrow a puppet government, snorkel for buried treasure, and, with the luxury of time, grab a well-deserved refill on your coffee.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist 86.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Platform: Wii U
August 20, 2013
The United States has a military presence in two thirds of countries around the world. A group of rogue nations have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. interests. Sam Fisher is the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the President of the United States. Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
CastleStorm 87.

CastleStorm

Platform: Wii U
December 26, 2013
Set in a colorful medieval world, CastleStorm is a new breed of 2D archery projectile warfare and 2D physics-based structure destruction game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
LEGO The Hobbit 88.

LEGO The Hobbit

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2014
The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
7.8
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 89.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Wii U
October 22, 2015
Fatal Frame/Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water consists of 3 interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent group of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of 3 people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you will explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all—the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.8
Runbow 90.

Runbow

Platform: Wii U
August 27, 2015
Runbow is a fast-paced action party game with a novel color mechanic: Up-to nine players race against each other as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the background changes vibrant colors.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Trine: Enchanted Edition 91.

Trine: Enchanted Edition

Platform: Wii U
March 12, 2015
Trine Enchanted Edition is a fantasy-based action platformer with a fairytale-esque atmosphere, which tracks the journey of three heroes – a Wizard, a Knight and a Thief – in a mission to save the kingdom from evil. The action is founded in fully interactive physics – each character’s unique abilities and tactics can be utilized to invent new ways to battle an army of undead and defeat obstacles, and restore the order of the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 92.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Platform: Wii U
July 23, 2015
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaacs form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the ultimate of remakes with an all-new highly efficient game engine, all-new hand-drawn pixel style artwork, highly polished visual effects, all-new soundtrack and audio by the the sexy Ridiculon duo Matthias Bossi + Jon Evans. Oh yeah, and hundreds upon hundreds of designs, redesigns and re-tuned enhancements by series creator, Edmund McMillen. Did we mention the poop? When Isaacs mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother. -4 BILLION Seeded Runs! -20 Challenge Runs -450+ Items, including 160 new unlockables -Analog Direction movement and speed -Over 100 specialized seeds -2-Player local co-op -Over 200 co-op characters -10 playable characters -100+ enemies, with new designs -Over 50 bosses, including tons of new and rare bosses
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
7.8
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens 93.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Platform: Wii U
June 28, 2016
Experience untold adventures set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens through exclusive new story levels that takes place between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film. Play as all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while exploring classic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base, and utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way. [LEGO]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Asdivine Hearts 94.

Asdivine Hearts

Platform: Wii U
April 14, 2016
Travel alongside four companions and a cat in a fantasy RPG featuring stunning animated turn-based battles! One year ago, the world of Asdivine was enveloped by a brilliant flash of light. Since that time, the influence of shadow has only continued to grow ever more powerful across the face of the land. Although the event itself was undoubtedly connected with the heavens, few people seem to have realized the far-reaching implications of what transpired. Now turning to the present, a surprising revelation awaits a young man by the name of Zack and his childhood friend, Stella, in the capital from a chubby cat claiming to be none other than the Light Deity and declaring the world to be on the verge of destruction... Asdivine Hearts boasts of groundbreaking visual quality, plenty of subquests, a battle arena, treasure to dig for, and an enemy guide to complete. By taking puzzle piece-like jewels and setting them in a box known as a rubix, players are able to customize characters! How far can you level and how many millions of damage can you dish out? All these challenges await you and more!
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.8
Wii Fit U 95.

Wii Fit U

Platform: Wii U
November 1, 2013
Wii Fit U is a new installment in the Wii Fit series that combines fun and fitness with new exercises and activities, and incorporates the GamePad in unique ways.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Darksiders II 96.

Darksiders II

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
ZombiU 97.

ZombiU

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
For only the second time in history, a great plague has descended upon London, infecting the human race with a deadly disease. Big Ben tolls as hundreds upon thousands of the unprepared die or are infected by a sickness worse than death... You continue to breathe, for now. But how long will you survive in the labyrinth of London streets and underground as the infected close in around you? The horrifying remains of humanity ravaged by the foul disease shuffle through the streets, waiting to prey on your living flesh at every turn. ZombiU is designed to take advantage of the Wii U and its new controller and will test your will to survive in a zombie Survival-Horror First Person Shooter. So grab hold of the height of survival kits – your new controller – and stock up your Bug-Out Bag with supplies. Make every second count; you only get one chance.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition 98.

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

Platform: Wii U
November 13, 2012
Earth is on fire. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth. Mass Effect 3 features additional missions, weapons, and characters for both single player and multiplayer including the Extended Cut ending and an interactive backstory experience.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition 99.

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition has players enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world and blow crime away.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 100.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Platform: Wii U
October 29, 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a free-roaming action-adventure game for the PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and WiiU. It is rumored that the game's protagonist will be privateer Edward Kenway, grandfather of Assassin's Creed III star Connor, and will be set in the Caribbean, with players reportedly able to travel to multiple islands including Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7