Game Releases by Score

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 1.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Platform: Wii U
April 23, 2015
Downloadable goodies for MK 8 players.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Super Mario Maker 2.

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
Skylanders SuperChargers 3.

Skylanders SuperChargers

Platform: Wii U
September 20, 2015
Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.7
Gunman Clive HD Collection 4.

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
Freedom Planet 5.

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
Xenoblade Chronicles X 6.

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
Runbow 7.

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
Art Academy: Home Studio 8.

Art Academy: Home Studio

Platform: Wii U
June 25, 2015
Also known as Art Academy: Atelier.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Year Walk 9.

Year Walk

Platform: Wii U
September 17, 2015
In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways. Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Splatoon 10.

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
FAST Racing NEO 11.

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
Affordable Space Adventures 12.

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
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition 13.

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition

Platform: Wii U
July 30, 2015
Fly and survive through the Game-of-the-Year- winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a multi-award-winning side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based gameplay and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition has been redesigned for the Xbox One with new analog stick controls and gorgeous Full-HD visuals. The GOTY edition also offers loads of local multiplayer fun: up to four players can compete against each other on 27 different deathmatch stages or work together to survive through all 100 levels of the co-op campaign. Features: - Side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based gameplay - Over 15 hours and 100 levels of single-player story - Up-to-4 player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op & deathmatch.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Extreme Exorcism 14.

Extreme Exorcism

Platform: Wii U
September 23, 2015
Extreme Exorcism is a paranormal platform experience in which every move you make comes back to haunt you. Assume the role of Mae Barrons, an extreme exorcist whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
Yoshi's Woolly World 15.

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
Adventures of Pip 16.

Adventures of Pip

Platform: Wii U
June 4, 2015
Play as the Ultimate Digital Underdog! Adventures of Pip, is an action-platformer with a fresh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms. Players will skillfully switch between these three forms while exploring five worlds on an epic 10-hour campaign to defeat the Skeleton Queen. FEATURES: -Switch between three different evolution forms to complete each level. Each form has its own advantages and disadvantages. -Travel through different lands in search of the Skeleton Queen. Each land has different obstacles that will require you to switch between your forms. -Rescue trapped villagers inside the levels. Different villagers can open up new shops in the village Aiding Pip in his quest. -Fight unique epic bosses in the world using your different forms. Remember bigger isnt always better. -Use your Wii U GamePad controller to access your inventory quickly or to fast travel throughout the land.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Electronic Super Joy 17.

Electronic Super Joy

Platform: Wii U
November 5, 2015
Visually stunning platforming. Run and jump to pulse-pounding music. Brutally Challenging. Visually stunning, hilarious, and infinitely challenging. Critically acclaimed, adored for its style and praised for its spot-on platforming, the original Electronic Super Joy is legendary. Now you can play it on Wii U! Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash and fly your way through weird and different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters and swarming missiles. Features: -Levels designed around the music, not the other way around. -60 levels, 6 worlds, 4 bosses. -Wii U version Includes all bonus levels and the Micro Hell DLC -8+ hours of gameplay. -Double jump, ground-pound, flying, spaceship piloting, low gravity, you name it! -Over an hour and a half of unique electronic music!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Minecraft: Wii U Edition 18.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Platform: Wii U
December 17, 2015
The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Nihilumbra 19.

Nihilumbra

Platform: Wii U
May 14, 2015
Nihilumbra is a dark, atmospheric 2D puzzle platform game boasting hand painted dark environments, nightmarish monsters, and a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. It tells a story that really panders to the existential dread lurking within us all.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.3
Elliot Quest 20.

Elliot Quest

Platform: Wii U
March 19, 2015
Elliot can't die—but he's still running out of time. In Elliot Quest, the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he's transformed into a demon. After Elliot's wife disappears, he falls sick and attempts to take his own life--only to discovers that he can't die. Plagued by nightmares and growing weaker by the day, Elliot seeks out a local Sage, who tells him that he's the victim of a rare curse. A demon called a Satar is slowly consuming Elliot's vitality. If Elliot can't find a cure to the curse before it's too late, he will become a Satar. His only hope is to ask for the help of one of the island's Guardians, who have kept the Satar from taking over Urele. Explore a vibrant open-world filled with hidden secrets and mysterious Guardians that can help cure Elliot's curse of immortality. Throughout this adventure you'll collect countless abilities and spells, quest through 5 dungeons and defeat 16 unique bosses along your way to unlocking multiple endings.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Chariot 21.

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
Don't Starve: Giant Edition 22.

Don't Starve: Giant Edition

Platform: Wii U
May 28, 2015
Dont Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Swords & Soldiers II 23.

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
Ultratron 24.

Ultratron

Platform: Wii U
May 14, 2015
Experience the gameplay of old-school arcade standards, updated for the 21st century. Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a hypnotic arcade game. The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race. Boost your battledroid with powerups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.5
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 25.

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
Just Dance 2016 26.

Just Dance 2016

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2015
All you need is your smartphone and the Just Dance Controller App to play Just Dance 2016 on Wii U, no extra accessories needed. Bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars and feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor - Just Dance 2016 features an amazing tracklist with visuals that are more creative than before.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Human Resource Machine 27.

Human Resource Machine

Platform: Wii U
October 29, 2015
The machines are coming... for your job. Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job. Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations! Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you. From the designer of World of Goo and the team behind Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars 28.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Platform: Wii U
March 5, 2015
The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series makes its way to Wii U with the newest game in the charming puzzle series. This HD entry takes full advantage of the touch screen on the GamePad controller and features a near-limitless puzzle-creation mode.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut 29.

Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
September 10, 2015
Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is a brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves, you manipulate the environment around you build bridges, shift walls, open new paths - in order to journey deep into a mysterious giant cube hurtling through space towards Earth and destroy it from within before it eradicates all life on our planet! This Directors Cut version contains an all new story and dialogue by the award-winning writer Rob Yescombe, and Against the Qlock time trials levels that will test your puzzle-solving skills as well as your speed and adaptability. - Story by the award-winning Rob Yescombe - Challenging and unusual puzzles - New time-trial mode with 10 levels - Brand new original music score
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.9
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 30.

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
Citizens of Earth 31.

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
Underground 32.

Underground

Platform: Wii U
April 2, 2015
Practice makes perfect. Surgical doctors-in-training residents all around the world have access to various box trainers and virtual reality simulators to train and maintain their laparoscopic skill set. However, due to a high workload, at the end of the day not everyone has time and energy to practice on these repetitive machines. By turning these drills into a fun and engaging video game, experienced doctors and doctors-in-training can practice them at home, and, more importantly, have fun while doing so.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.6
Legend of Kay Anniversary 33.

Legend of Kay Anniversary

Platform: Wii U
July 28, 2015
Ten years after its original release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a remastered version of the initial game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound promise to give this great classic a new shine.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.9
Mario Party 10 34.

Mario Party 10

Platform: Wii U
March 20, 2015
Bowser crashes the latest Mario Party, the first installment of the series on the Wii U console. In the new Bowser Party mini games, play as Bowser himself and face off against up to four others playing as Mario and friends. Control Bowser using the buttons, motion controls and touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller in different ways, and wreak havoc as Bowser in each mini-game while the other players strive to survive.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.4
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 35.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Platform: Wii U
November 20, 2015
Compete with cohorts in the multiplayer Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. Surprise your opponents with a new move to the series, the Jumpshot, which sends the ball flying down the court. Change the sport up with new Mega Battles, using the Mega Mushroom to gain an advantage over the competition. Claim your spot in Mario Tennis lore in singles (1v1) or doubles (2v2) as you play with and against family, friends or the CPU using returning and new characters to the series.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
5.2
Typoman 36.

Typoman

Platform: Wii U
November 19, 2015
Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.0
Roving Rogue 37.

Roving Rogue

Platform: Wii U
July 2, 2015
Jumping against the clock, you must fight tank knights, Goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other evil forces to get out of the crumbling castle and find your way back to… err… to wherever you came from.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.6
Cube Life: Island Survival 38.

Cube Life: Island Survival

Platform: Wii U
June 4, 2015
Cube Life: Island Survival is the first block building open-world survival game for the Nintendo Wii U. Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island... All of life's necessities: Food, water, shelter - all of your everyday needs are now gone, and it's up to you to survive. Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier on you. You'll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive. In Creative Mode, the game will allow players to build constructions in 3D generated game worlds. There is no limit to your imagination. In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and surive as night falls on the island. Current Feature: -Block building open-world -Creative Mode -Survival Mode -Day/Night cycles -Crafting -Trading -Local Inhabitants -200+ Items and Tools -Explosives -Wild animals -Realistic graphical effects -Optimized rendering 30+fps -Internet Rankings -Updates - the game will keep getting better and better!
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.7
Temple of Yog 39.

Temple of Yog

Platform: Wii U
December 16, 2015
A mysterious temple and a developing village have an ancient pact: a life for progress. Tributes are offered, but none survive: sacrifice guaranteed. TEMPLE OF YOG is a roguelike adventure through procedurally generated dungeons that span two screens. Brave the dangerous depths of the Temple for the sake of progress.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.9
Canvaleon 40.

Canvaleon

Platform: Wii U
July 23, 2015
Canvaleon is a platform and stealth game in which you will step into the shoes of Canvas, a friendly white chameleon, and help him using your abilities and the environment in order to overcome some really dangerous enemies and threats.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
5.9
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 41.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Platform: Wii U
November 13, 2015
The Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game is a new way to play with your favorite Animal Crossing characters. Your amiibo figures are front-and-center in this party game, and you’ll get to utilize them with fun content. Bring to life an expansive and dynamic board game where the board is based on the months of the year like the core Animal Crossing series. The goal? Make your villager the happiest in town and party hard with your friends.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
4.1
Rodea the Sky Soldier 42.

Rodea the Sky Soldier

Platform: Wii U
November 10, 2015
A thousand years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo's assault was thwarted. In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for a thousand years. But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again. [NIS America]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.4
Devil's Third 43.

Devil's Third

Platform: Wii U
August 28, 2015
[Available in the US in December 2015] The first project under THQ's partnership with game creator Tomonobu Itagaki and his newly formed Valhalla Game Studios, Devil's Third is a fast-paced action game set in the near future in the wake of a global catastrophe. Itagaki, whose credits include the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchises, has pledged to deliver an experience like no other, combining a deep storyline with original combat mechanics all set against an atmospheric and explosive backdrop.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
6.7
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Filament

    • Release Date: Oct 8, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 85

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  3. 83

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  4. 83

    Disc Room

  5. 83

    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

    • Release Date: Oct 27, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS4
Lowest of the Month
  1. 39

    Remothered: Broken Porcelain

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.9
    • Platform: PC
  2. 48

    Cloudpunk

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 2.4
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 54

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 55

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: XONE
  5. 59

    Space Crew

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • User Score: 6.3
    • Platform: PC