The Consummate Wii Games List

#51 Posted by clarke0 (1082 posts) -

Fairly respectable lists with some really good games, but I still feel like the rest of the major gaming platforms (360, PS3, and PC) have all of the truly important must-play titles. Wii games simply cannot compare to the likes of Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2 etc... Some Wii titles are a lot of fun (typically the first-party games) but other systems are leagues and bounds ahead of them in depth and particularly online gameplay. Also it always makes me sad to see PS2 and Gamecube games included on "must have Wii games" lists.

#52 Edited by Tabarnaco (121 posts) -

It makes me sadder that most good Xbox 360 games are also available on the PC anyway, haw haw.

#53 Posted by Brunchies (2501 posts) -

Nice list but I'm with Godwind on wanting the Grinder to be removed, to me it looks like a poor man's left 4 dead. 

#54 Edited by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#55 Posted by Godwind (2926 posts) -
#56 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#57 Edited by jj984jj (310 posts) -

Xenoblade and Tales of Graces need to be higher, Red Steel 2 needs to be much lower, plus Fragile and Tournament of Legends need to be removed.

#58 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
@jj984jj said:
" Xenoblade and Tales of Graces need to be higher, Red Steel 2 needs to be much lowe
The games are NOT in any specific order! 
#59 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#60 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1606 posts) -

Can someone help me out? I'm starting to like my Wii, and I want a game that will make me like it more. I have played Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart Wii, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl... and I think that's it. Oh, and I have Mega Man 9 and a bunch of VC games. 
I would get the Metroid Trilogy game, but I've never played a Metroid Prime and I don't know if it's for me. And, didn't they stop making it? 
I'm open to anything, even WiiWare stuff.

#61 Posted by ScrappyDoo (52 posts) -
@Meowayne: Why is Shattered Memories a must have? It's mediocre/retarded at best.
#62 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

@TheJollyRajah: The one thing you need to know about Metroid Prime is that it is not an FPS game, but a First-Person action adventure. It is like the other Metroid games, only in first-person. Have you played Castlevania? Shadow Complex? It is like that. You have to tolerate respawning enemies in areas you have already visited. This is what kills these games for me, but for many people it doesn't. 
What are your preferences? The only game you can recommend without thinking twice and without knowing the other one's game preferences is Wii Sports Resort. 
Wiiware has a couple of demos, by the way.
@ScrappyDoo:  Every once in a while, a game comes along that does videogame storytelling right - That doesn't rely on movies and bad script but instead chooses to involve the player in the telling of the story, world and characters. There was Silent Hill 2, then there was Shadow of the Colossus, then there were HL2 and Portal, and now there is Shattered Memories.
As I said before in this thread, in my book it is one of the best games of the last 10 years - that alone would not justify this position, but since it got "best Wii game" and "best ending" on Giantbomb, I feel comfortable leaving it there.

#63 Posted by MrBLT (41 posts) -

I'd recommend Trauma Centre New Blood (why isn't it up there with the original?) as well as NHL 2k10 and Tiger Woods 10 for sports games.

#64 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#65 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#66 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Trackmania Wii isn't a WiiWare release, it's a full retail title. But good job :)

#67 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Oh. I will change that with the next update.

#68 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@TheJollyRajah said:
" Can someone help me out? I'm starting to like my Wii, and I want a game that will make me like it more. I have played Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart Wii, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl... and I think that's it. Oh, and I have Mega Man 9 and a bunch of VC games.  I would get the Metroid Trilogy game, but I've never played a Metroid Prime and I don't know if it's for me. And, didn't they stop making it?  I'm open to anything, even WiiWare stuff. "
The Metroid Prime games are great fun, but they're not your standard FPS games.  They're Metroid games in first-person, putting an emphasis on exploration and item collection over "Dur-hur bang bang" combat (though there's plenty of shooting in there).  The original Metroid Prime more than the others has the feeling of a traditional Metroid title, while Metroid Prime 2 amps up the challenge of combat to a significant degree.  Metroid Prime 3 is the best looking of the trilogy, obviously, and introduces some new twists like Hyper Mode and other very Wii-specific features.  However, it is true that Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being produced and Nintendo is no longer shipping copies.  Barring that, Metroid Prime 3 is a good choice by itself, and you don't need to have played the first two games to jump in, though it does help to be at least a little familiar with the important elements of the story arc, which thankfully doesn't require an encyclopedia.
As far as other games are concerned, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a must if you like fighting games at all.  The crazy nature of the Vs. games might appeal to you if you're into Smash Bros.  Punch-Out!! is great old-school fun and well worth playing, and the Trauma Center series is always good for for very intense puzzle solving.
#69 Edited by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -

I demand you move Resident Evil 4 to the must have list. 
J/K but it is one of my top 10 all time favorite games.

#70 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#71 Posted by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

I would to nominate MLB Power Pros. to the Fan Favorites list. It's a much deeper baseball game than the cover suggests. It's gameplay is reminiscent to the old RBI baseball games, which is quite good, and they have plenty of modes to keep you busy. It has a RPGish mode where you become a college kid trying to make the majors and you can control your character in the baseball games when he plays. There is also an MLB season mode that is done like the franchise modes in MLB 2K and The Show. Overall, the game was very well done and I'm disappointed that 2K didn't publish it for 2010. It seems that the game was too niche to sustain itself for long. I recommend this game to baseball fans though. It's on par with The Show.

#72 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Metacritic and user scores agree with you. Will add it with the next update, thanks.

#73 Posted by rjayb89 (7806 posts) -

Disney's Epic Mickey is always a must-have game.

#74 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
#75 Posted by JohnRehill (226 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" Mario Kart Wii and Twilight Princess are must-haves, but Resident Evil 4, Okami and Zack & Wiki aren't? Really? "
I wouldn't call them must-haves, but their great games none the less.
#76 Posted by Adanux (73 posts) -

I would recommend swapping Dead Space Extraction and Resident Evil 4. I'd never touched RE4 before playing through it on the Wii, and I had such a good time with it that I'm probably going to buy the Gold Edition of RE5 when it comes out on the 360.  The only real knock against it is that it's been out on other platforms, but that seems highly irrelevant to me when we're talking about game recommendations.

#77 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Added Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing to 2nd-tier-awesomeness, because apparently, that game is pretty great. Can anyone confirm this? I haven't yet played it myself.

#78 Posted by Milkman (17894 posts) -

I know I'm reviving an old thread here but I just needed an excuse to add these games to the list:


#79 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7788 posts) -

Monster Hunter Tri. Must Have. Now.

#80 Posted by Spoonybard37 (309 posts) -

Now a list.

#81 Posted by Linkyshinks (11407 posts) -
#82 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

I know, this needs to be updated. I am fine with the updating part, I am just too lazy to collect everything that has changed since the last update.
Someone write me  a list, so I can update... the list. D:

#83 Posted by Linkyshinks (11407 posts) -

I'll think about what games need to be added, I tried earlier but then remembered I had just woken up.

#84 Posted by KingBroly (1699 posts) -

I don't think NMH2 should be top tier.  It's very lackluster in comparison to the original.  Same with Mega Man 10.

#85 Posted by GiveUpNed (238 posts) -

When is this badboy being updated?

#86 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

I was kinda hoping for Linky to make that update list he talked about above. Guess that's not going to happen now, eh. 
Hm. I'm sure I'll update it during/after E3.

#87 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -


This thread has now been updated.

 Moved from upcoming to must-have:
  • SMG2
  • Red Steel 2
  • Sin & Punishment 2
  • Monster Hunter Tri
Moved from upcoming to second tier:
  • Trauma Team
Moved from upcoming to fan favorites:
  • Fragile Dreams
  • Prince of Persia
Moved from upcoming to Wiiware must-have:
  • Mega Man 10
  • Cave Story
Added to Wiiware must-have:

  • Rage of the Gladiator
  • Bit.Trip Runner
  • Art of Balance
Added to Upcoming:
  • Donkey Kong Country Reloaded
  •  Kirby: Epic Yarn
  • Wii Party
  • Mario Sports Mix
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Pikmin 3
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Raving Rabbids Travel in Time
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Michael Jackson
  • Conduit 2
  • The Sims 3
  • Flip's Twisted World
  • Sonic Colors
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
None of the "upcoming" games released so far have been major flops, and the new "upcoming" list looks even better than before. Have fun!
Edit: Also added NBA Jam. How could I have missed it?
#88 Posted by Godwind (2926 posts) -

You should throw in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams into fan favorites.

#89 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Other M needs to be moved from upcoming to current must haves.

#90 Posted by Cincaid (3048 posts) -

Excellent thread! Buying a Wii this wednesday and had no idea where to start looking for good games.

#91 Posted by Dominoes (51 posts) -

I'd argue that MadWorld should be a must have. Granted, it's not for everybody, but that game deserves some more respect.

#92 Posted by AlisterCat (6126 posts) -

Kirby's Epic Yarn and Disney's Guilty Party are clearly 2 of the best games the Wii has to offer. Even if they have specific applications.

#93 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Updated the OP 11/06/10.
Yeah, seriously.

#94 Posted by The_Moose (112 posts) -

Might check out de blob pretty soon!

#95 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

This thread reminded me that I was supposed to get Kolona. 
Also wish Cave Story could come out here

#96 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Sooo..... Where should I put Black Ops?

#97 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Added (and removed ;_; ) plenty of titles. The list now contains over 100 games.  
Myself, I am completely taken by surprise at Donkey Kong Country Returns at the moment. Brilliant platformer. 

#98 Posted by OperationAnime (8 posts) -

The GameCube version of RE4 is WAY better.

#99 Posted by DeF (5216 posts) -
@OperationAnime said:
" The GameCube version of RE4 is WAY better. "
how? the Wii version has everything the GC original had plus extra stuff (new controls, widescreen, can be played with GC controller)
so how is the cube version better?
#100 Edited by jamesisaacs (228 posts) -

The Wii HAS Game! Great list!

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