1ToadBrigadeTue 3rd Nov 2020
First! Why is Galaxy so low?! It deserves the top spot! But I guess all of those other ones are good too…
2realityxaidanTue 3rd Nov 2020
Surprised to see Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii not in the top 10! As a kid those were always my favorites.
3harrysteinTue 3rd Nov 2020
Lol that the Galaxy games aren’t #1 and #2. They’re by far the best Wii games. Maybe the best video games ever made.
4Heavyarms55Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Glad to see Xenoblade Chronicles in number 2.
5StooBushTue 3rd Nov 2020
Whither MadWorld? Wario Land Shake It? Mario Party 8?
(I know I’m in the minority on MP8, but I love Koopa’s Tycoon Town.)
6BobbTue 3rd Nov 2020
Metroid Prime Trilogy at 1st is quite a surprise
It REALLY IS a great game, but still
7nessisonettTue 3rd Nov 2020
What a strange list. Metroid Prime Trilogy feels like cheating given it’s a compilation but hey ho. Ace Attorney shouldn’t be higher than Trials and Tribulations though, that’s still the gold standard when it comes to the series.
8Not_SoosTue 3rd Nov 2020
Not a bad list, though I’m a bit disappointed with the exclusion of Super Paper Mario. It’s the one Wii game I love that didn’t make the cut (unless I overlooked it). I know it’s a bit divisive, but to me, it’s the story and characters that make Paper Mario great, more so than the turn-based battle system, and I adored Count Bleck and his cronies and all the weird scenarios the game had to offer.
Otherwise, everything is present and accounted for. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land scored pleasantly higher than I thought it would. I’m a bit shocked Xenoblade managed to top the Galaxy games, though. Same for RE4–I only hear people talk about the GameCube version.
9TheFrenchiestFryTue 3rd Nov 2020
Honestly I think it’s kind of cheating putting Wii ports of GameCube games onto this list since they technically didn’t originate on that console. I’d personally leave REmake and RE4 off the list since they came first to GameCube
I also think XC1 should’ve been first and Galaxy needed to be way higher
Also if we’re counting enhanced ports, where is Trauma Center: Second Opinion?
10jumpTue 3rd Nov 2020
This reminds me of how great the games on the Wii were despite it being the waggle shovelware console.
11Not_SoosTue 3rd Nov 2020
@realityxaidan That was a shock for me at first too, then I remembered how much people hated the game in retrospect because it was slow and had tripping mechanics. People call it the worst one, but I personally loved Subspace Emissary and all its cutscenes. It also was the first game to introduce third-parties, which was a monumental step. Dynamic traveling stages like Delfino Plaza, the invention of the Smash Ball, and Assist Trophies have also become staples thanks to Brawl. It also had gritty, realistic graphics at a time Nintendo was leaning heavily into the casual market, which for core gamers I think was a very wise move. A very underappreciated game.
12OorWullieTue 3rd Nov 2020
My own top 5 would be
5. Excite Truck
4. Mario Kart Wii
3. Xenoblade Chronicles
2. Resident Evil IV
1. Mario Galaxy 1&2 (I know, I know but had to be done)
13Tandy255Tue 3rd Nov 2020
“Remember, though, that this list is not set in stone. The ranking will continue to evolve automatically according to user scores submitted to the Nintendo Life game database…”
14Xenobound94Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Brawl not being in the top 10 is scandalous in my book. Hate the game for it’s tripping and how much it doesn’t play like Melee: the game had an amazing lineup of characters + stages, an insanely high number of fantastic music, and the awesome Subspace Emissary that easily beats every Smash outing of an “adventure” mode by several leagues (especially compared to Ultimate’s world of light). Brawl is without a doubt my most played Wii game and the most hyped I ever felt for a game. EVER.
Xenoblade being #2 is at least a pleasant surprise.
15AmplifyMJTue 3rd Nov 2020
No Michael Jackson: The Experience?! Bah! Actually I’m surprised just how many of these games I had, brought back some nice memories! MJ: The Experience was a ten for me though…
16Tandy255Tue 3rd Nov 2020
@Not_Soos I am enjoying Origami King more than I enjoyed Color Splash and Super Paper Mario (not that those are bad games).
As of now, all of the top 50 games are rated 8.22 or better.
17HobbesyallTue 3rd Nov 2020
For me both Skyward Sword and Radiant Dawn Should be higher up
18OorWullieTue 3rd Nov 2020
@Not_Soos I first played Resident Evil IV on GameCube and absolutely loved it but the Wii version’s pointer controls took it to a new level. It became one of my all time favourite games. I’ve played through it 3 times on Wii.
19MunchlaxTue 3rd Nov 2020
My favourite Wii game is Galaxy, which I didn’t play until 3D All Star.
My second favourite is Xenoblade, which I didn’t play until Definitive Edition.
My third favourite is DKC, which I didn’t play until the 3DS port.
I guess I missed all the good stuff the first time round.
20Not_SoosTue 3rd Nov 2020
@Tandy255 Origami King just isn’t my cup of tea. I don’t own it, but I did watch a full playthrough, and I just wasn’t very impressed. I still desperately hope the franchise gets a return to form sometime in the future. Glad you were able to find enjoyment where I couldn’t, though!
21dv-monTue 3rd Nov 2020
Sonic Riders Zero Gravity didn’t make it. However I don’t own a Wii no more so I got Sonic Free Riders for Xbox 360 and I like it. And I drew some stuff for that game. So I guess I won’t be getting one for Switch. I lost the race; you all beat me!
22doctorhinoTue 3rd Nov 2020
Even during the Wii era it’s half rereleases and compilations.
23DragwhiteTue 3rd Nov 2020
surprised nmh 2 made the list but not the first game tbh
24thefly0810Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Boomblox and Super Paper Mario were a couple of my favorite Wii games not to make the list.
25MiyamotosanTue 3rd Nov 2020
It’s practically criminal how overlooked Zack and Wiki is. Can’t believe some of the games that have been ranked above it.
26JmjfrankTue 3rd Nov 2020
The Metroid Prime Trilogy is one of my favorite releases of all time, and I was “meh” about Galaxy 1 & 2… but I’m kinda shocked that Trilogy is number 1 and they’re just rounding out the top 5. I feel like something is broken?
27I-UTue 3rd Nov 2020
Xenoblade is higher than I expected, but behind a release I didn’t expect. It would take a compilation of three great games with improvements, all at least averaging 9/10, to top Xenoblade. Xenoblade would’ve been on top otherwise.
28DoctorYoghurtTue 3rd Nov 2020
@ToadBrigade At least it’s in Top 5, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is far, far too low… Being beaten by The Beatles Rockband and Bit Trip Runner among 30-odd others.
29liljmooreTue 3rd Nov 2020
I love that the top game is a GC port.
Xenoblade chronicles being 2 makes me happy cause it’s a amazing game
30PcTVTue 3rd Nov 2020
Damn, Skyward Sword didn’t crack the top 20.
31SculptorTue 3rd Nov 2020
Man. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how many insanely great games this console had…
32BenAVTue 3rd Nov 2020
Interesting list. It’s a bit all over place but at least the Galaxy games, Xenoblade and Metroid Prime Trilogy are in the top five where they belong (although I’d put them in a very different order).
I wonder if the recent 3D Mario poll had a negative impact on the ratings of the Galaxy games. I didn’t look at what they were sitting at before that.
Personally I didn’t even vote for anything though as my collection on this site is only my Switch games. If I started adding older games then I’d feel the need to add every game I’ve ever owned and I’m not doing that.
33Sandro89Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Interesting list. I expected Galaxy to be 1&2. And Skyward Sword being bad is a meme. Sad to see people here falling for that.
34CheezTue 3rd Nov 2020
Nintendolife is right, Skyward Sword is way better than Twilight Princess.
35westmeadowTue 3rd Nov 2020
My top 10 are:
10. Zelda: Skyward Sword
9. Smash Bros. Brawl
8. Zelda: Twilight Princess
7. World of Goo
6. The Last Story (XC is probably better but I prefer this)
5. Wii Sports (Resort is better but original is more important)
4. Metroid Prime 3 (I don’t count Trilogy)
3. Mario Galaxy 2
2. Resident Evil 4
1. Mario Galaxy
36DK-FanTue 3rd Nov 2020
There are many (MANY) games that deserved to be much higher than others. This is why democracy just doesn’t work. (jk!)
37TrajanTue 3rd Nov 2020
Xenoblade is the only game on that system I even care about.
7th gen was so miserable.
38FroZtedFlakerZzTue 3rd Nov 2020
This is my point of view also WHY DID EVERBODY FORGET ABOUT ANIMAL CROSSING!!
1. Mario Galaxy
2. Twilight Princess
3. Skyward Sword
4. Mario Galaxy 2
5. Super Paper Mario
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
7. MarioKart Wii
8. Donkey Kong
9. Animal Crossing City Folk
39rockonnaissanceTue 3rd Nov 2020
WHERE THE ***** IS WII CHESS
40ralphdibnyTue 3rd Nov 2020
@dartmonkey pikmin 1 and 2 actually had reversible cover art, one side had the new play control nonsense and the other was just the GameCube box art with Wii branding!
41Ghost_of_HasashiTue 3rd Nov 2020
The Wii actually had over 200 good games but outside of that the rest of the other 800 were mostly shovelware. Also Dragon Quest Swords, Soul Calibur Legends, Samurai Warriors 3, Arc Rise Fantasia, Fragile Dreams, Castlevania Judgment, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, The Conduit 2, Wario Land: Shake It, Klonoa, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, GoldenEye 007, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RE, Dead Space: Extraction, Samba de Amigo, Mushroom Men, Sonic Colors, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Secret Rings, Manhunt 2, Bully: Scholarship Edition, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus, FAST Racing League, LostWinds 1 & 2, and We Love Golf! were also some very fun games on the Wii.
42bonesTue 3rd Nov 2020
Never had the top 2 on wii, yes really. I got xenoblade on switch and new 3dds and atm not a fan of Metroid although if 4 does ever come out or the trilogy comes out again, I will be more than tempted. As for Resident evil 4 loved it on Wii, never wanted to use guns just wanted to swing my knife around all day long good times.
43LEGEND_MARIOIDTue 3rd Nov 2020
What is incredible about that list of 50 is that I owned and played every single one of those games bar the ones that never made it to the EU/UK. Really fantastic gaming times for the family and me.
I’d personally have Galaxy 2 as no.1 but I have no problem with the games on that list that are above it or with Metroid Prime Trilogy Wii Ed being no.1. I loved them as well.
My minor gripes are that Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, NPC Pikmin 1, PW Ace Att. and Last Story are a little too high up. Even Dream Collection as it never came to Europe anyway. Also, I would say Rayman Origins, No More Heroes 2, NSMBWii are a bit too low down. Loved them all mind you!
A more major gripe is that both BoomBlox Bash Party & Wario Land Shake Dimension didn’t make the top 50. What?! Also, Smash and Kart should really be in the top 10!
Also, I personally prefered playing Pheonix Wright on the DS. It was interesting playing through it again on the big screen though. I feel the PW Wii Edition games are a little too high up in the list there.
1. Galaxy 2
2. Galaxy 1
3. Smash Bros
4. Mario Kart
5. Wii Fit Plus
6. Xenoblade Chronicles
7. Metroid Prime Trilogy
8. LoZ TP
9. Resi Evil 4 Wii Ed
10. Tatsunoko vs Capcom
11. Metroid Prime 3
12. Sin and Punishment “2”
13. Boom Blox Bash Party
14. Punch Out !
15. LoZ SS
17. NPC Pikmin 2
18. Zak & Wiki
21. No More Heroes 2
22. Mario Strikers
23. Sonic Colours
24. Warioware SM
25. Wario Land Shake Dimension
26. Muramasa TDB
27. Kirby’s Epic Yarn
28. Kirby’s Adventure Wii
29. Trauma Team
30. Little King’s Story
Fire emblem Radiant Dawn, De Blob 2, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Geometry Wars, Rock Band 3, Guitar Hero 5/World Tour/Metallica, NPC DK Jungle Beat , Williams Pinball Classic, Monster Hunter Tri, Ghost Squad, Boy and His Blob, House of the Dead Overkill, Rabbids Go Home, Madworld, Red Steel 2, No More Heroes 1, Boom Blox 1, , Another Code R, World of Goo, Link’s Crossbow Training, Rayman Origins etc etc could all easily make it in top 30 if you ask me another time. Argh!
44DomGCTue 3rd Nov 2020
Metroid Prime in #1 lmao
What the ***** is wrong with y’all…?
45KidPresentable88Tue 3rd Nov 2020
My honourable mentions that I’d easily put in my top Wii games:
Eledees – inventive non-violent FPS
Deadly Creatures – action where you play as a tarantula and a scorpion and solve a murder
Strong Bad series WiiWare – funny point and click adventure
Boom Blox Bash Party – opposite of Jenga great multiplayer
Bully Scholarship Edition – possibly my favourite Rockstar game, cleverly putting GTA in a preppy boarding school
46GrailUKTue 3rd Nov 2020
Good lord. That top 10 is crazy good! Can’t believe how much good taste wives have. (/s)
47SintonTue 3rd Nov 2020
@doctorhino Re-releases has always been a part of video games, no matter platform: Computers, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft. And people buy the games.
48SilvercubeTue 3rd Nov 2020
I was really hoping Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon would make the top 50 list. I think many people still don’t know about this amazing game. I couldn’t put the game down, really drew me into the world, and the Wiimote had a neat feature where it would also talk to you as well sometimes to notify you of your surroundings.
49OnionTue 3rd Nov 2020
Glad to see Little King’s Story made it on the list. Shame it wasn’t a little higher though. Other than Wario Land: Shake It being excluded, I think this is a solid list. Kinda hoped to see Klonoa on there, too. I think Animal Crossing: City Folk was excluded as well. There’s a lot of great Wii games, too many for a mere top 50.
50GannonBannedTue 3rd Nov 2020
New Super Mario Bros Wii at 40 is a JOKE.
ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MINDS?
51TedikumaTue 3rd Nov 2020
Yeah, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor was pretty great.
52holygeez03Tue 3rd Nov 2020
We need Endless Ocean 3 on Switch…
53Mr_PersonaTue 3rd Nov 2020
YESSS 4 GAMES I LOVE are high in the list! But l am surprised where MK wii ended up.
54sandman89Tue 3rd Nov 2020
I’m pleased prime trilogy is number one. Definitely deserves it. I didn’t vote at all this time as I have mixed feelings about the wii. Yes there are some awesome games but there’s also a lot of rubbish and I still don’t like the wii mote. I’ve never liked the wii mote. The only game I’ve enjoyed using it is the prime trilogy ?♂?When playing galaxy for example I’m always thinking this would be so much better without the wii mote.
55sandman89Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Okami is too high that game is overrated. I have brawl and mk wii in my collection of games but I’ve no memory of playing them ?♂? Really weird
56BeefsoundMagnusTue 3rd Nov 2020
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but in PAL regions at least the “New Play Control!” Wii games have reversible covers. Please, save your display shelf and invert those covers!
57Anti-MatterTue 3rd Nov 2020
It’s really hard to rank my Wii games as my Best Wii games i gave it score 75 from 100.
1. Dance Dance Revolution II (75/100)
2. Wii Party (74/100)
3. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon (72/100)
4. The Dog Island (70/100)
5. Pokepark 2 (70 /100)
6. Mario Kart Wii (70/100)
7. Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility (70/100)
8. Wii Sports Resorts (70/100)
9. My Sims (65/100)
10. EA Playground (65/100)
11. Wii Music (63/100)
12. Super Mario Galaxy (63/100)
13. Go Vacation (62/100)
14. The Sims 2 Pets (62/100)
15. Lost in Blue (61/100)
16. My Sims Kingdom (61/100)
17. My Sims Racing (60/100)
18. My Sims Party (60/100)
19. Wii Play (60/100)
20. Cooking Mama Cook Off (60/100)
21. Harvest Moon Animal Parade (60/100)
22. Little League World Series Baseball 2009 (58/100)
23. Let’s Tap (55/100)
24. Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout (52/100)
25. Dance Dance Revolution 2010 (52/100)
26. Wii Sports (52/100)
27. Power Punch (50/100)
28. Fast Food Panic (50/100)
58fabiotcTue 3rd Nov 2020
Where’s Wario Land Shake It
59Debo626Tue 3rd Nov 2020
So great to see Xenoblade Chronicles finally getting some official recognition as the amazing adventure that it is. I am surprised that Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, Smash, and Mario Kart Wii are lower down, but as a huge fan of the first 2 Xenoblade games (1 and X), I am pleasantly surprised to see XC1 at #2 at the time of writing my comment.
60doctorhinoTue 3rd Nov 2020
@Sinton but not half of the best games… I mean best ps3 games, best xbox 360 games. They exist but not on that high of a level.
61HammerKirbyTue 3rd Nov 2020
Galaxy 1 and 2 deserve the top spots not some simple ports… ?♂?
62GannonBannedTue 3rd Nov 2020
Donkey Kong Country was the best, not even my personal favorite, but the BEST nonetheless
63kkslider5552000Tue 3rd Nov 2020
What a fantastic top 5. My favorite game is Metroid Prime 1 so even though I’ve never played the Wii version, I love how even just being part of that collection, its still at number 1. Good job everyone!
64AlienXTue 3rd Nov 2020
Why the hate for Ace Attorney? The WiiWare ports are the only way to play with the original sprite art on TV.
It’s not like the HD ports fix the grammar mistakes anyway. Plus the vertical Wii remote makes it very convenient to play.
65GwynbleiddTue 3rd Nov 2020
Can’t really figure out why all this love for Metroid Prime, but I guess that’s because I’m biased in favour of the classic side scrolling versions.
Anyway, I agree with the rest of the top 10.
66Tandy255Tue 3rd Nov 2020
When Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer available on the Wii U eShop, then you know it will be coming to Switch.
67shgamerTue 3rd Nov 2020
Some would argue that Resident Evil remake (48 on the list) is too low.
But you had to buy a “normal” controller to play it, so I don’t think many actually played the Wii version (besides I think the Gamecube version could be played on the Wii too – although I’m not totally sure of this).
68Tandy255Tue 3rd Nov 2020
@Gwynbleidd Right on! NSO needs the GBA Metroid games!!!
69timp29Tue 3rd Nov 2020
There was so many Wii games, I couldn’t navigate through to effectively vote. I feel that holds this back a little. Otherwise I’m a little overwhelmed by how many great games there were that I can’t even consider a top 10. Interesting to see Metroid get the top gong. I went out and bought it but I never got around to playing it so I might have to go back and remedy that.
Also I noted that my votes for games on this website from many years ago have pulled through, so I suspect this list is by no means generated by our votes in the last weeks alone. Which makes this a weird mix of nostalgia but also at the time voting. I find my nostalgia voting bumps my favourite games to 10s to help separate them from the pack
70ButterSpillTue 3rd Nov 2020
The Contra and Castlevania Rebirths deserve more love.
71megalladeTue 3rd Nov 2020
how the ***** did you give ace attorney 3 a 6 out of 10
72fluggyTue 3rd Nov 2020
(Re)Playing through a lot of Wii games in 4K just now on my PC with my new DolphinBar. Really is a sight to behold…. Wii games looking and playing better than PS3/360 games. Finished Prime and Echoes, Dead Space Extraction, House of Dead, Resi light gun duo and playing Galaxy 2 just now and it’s making me fall in love with gaming all over again. Looks absolutely incredible on my LG CX. Forgot how good it was. Even the motion controls are perfectly executed.
Edit… No Dead Space Extraction in top 50? Defo top 10 for me.
73Abes3Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Although we’re bot going to agree with the ranking order, I firmly believe all these games are in the top 50.
Scrolling through I kept going “aww I loved that game” and “awww yes that game”.
Big thumbs up
74fafonioTue 3rd Nov 2020
@Silvercube I still keep my Wii plugged to remind me I need to play Fragile Dreams… heard so many good things about it.
75RamblerTue 3rd Nov 2020
Okami above Skyward Sword? Hmmm
It appears that Metroid Prime 3 is in the top 10 twice?
76GamerGrandpaTue 3rd Nov 2020
Nintendo needs to get busy and get us Radiant Dawn and the Prime Trilogy on Switch. Especially Radiant Dawn, that should have been released on the Wii U VC. I remember renting it for my son once back then and then wanting to buy it but never being able to find an affordable copy.
77HeroponRikiTue 3rd Nov 2020
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is sitting at 8.2 right, just barely missing out on being in this list. If you enjoyed the game, go to the page and rate it so we can get it on here. I mean, nobody REALLY cares about Mario Super Sluggers, right?
78Jack_GoetzTue 3rd Nov 2020
Actually really surprised by this list. But pleasantly surprised.
79zocker-hiasTue 3rd Nov 2020
Why is Last Story so low
My top would be:
1. Xenoblade Chonicles
2. Prime Trilogy
3. Monster Hunter Tri
4. Mario Galaxy 1 (+2)
5. Skyward Sword
6.The Last Story
7. Wii Sports Resort
8. Resident Evil 4
9. Mario Kart
80SilvercubeTue 3rd Nov 2020
@fafonio It’s my favorite Wii game, the environments are phenomenal. I wish there were more games similar to Fragile Dreams though I haven’t encountered any yet. Hope you will get a chance to play it soon!
81SilvercubeTue 3rd Nov 2020
@HeroponRiki Rated last month, hopefully more ratings will come in (though difficult to do when many people haven’t heard of this game). Glad to see it’s close to the top 50 list though!
82SilvercubeTue 3rd Nov 2020
@Anti-Matter I love the Dance Dance Revolution games though the best one is Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 on Original Xbox as it had the best song list (in my opinion). I bought the game over 15 years ago and I’ve been playing it 4 to 5 times a week lately because of its non-stop workout mode. I miss the DDR console games…
83NoLifeTue 3rd Nov 2020
Did not see the top-3 coming. But interesting to see so many that liked Resident Evil 4, XC and Metroid Prime Trilogy.
84Jack_GoetzTue 3rd Nov 2020
Surprised NMH1 didn’t make the list actually.
I reckon if people saw this list today and another poll was done tomorrow it’d be very different.
85SintonTue 3rd Nov 2020
@doctorhino As far as I can tell, there’s less than 10 in the top 50 listed here. Take a look at the top 50 PS4 games on Metacritic, and you’ll find more than 15.
While looking at the top 50 PS3 games, it’s striking how many sequels there was. Seems like the top 50 consists of more than 35 numbered sequels, most of them using the same engine as a previous entry on the PS3.
86Old-RedTue 3rd Nov 2020
Ever since someone said that image of Mario and Yoshi looks rude I can’t unsee it.
87alexybubbleTue 3rd Nov 2020
I’m fine with Galaxy not being at #1. At least in my opinion, SMG is maybe an 8/10 at most, and feeling more like a 7. Before Luigi, I probably would have shifted it down to 7 max, feeling more like a 6. The game just feels like it can’t decide whether it wants to be a sandbox, or a course clear. This video sums it up nicely: https://youtu.be/IxCyq4c07hI
88BongoBongo123Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Madworld will always be one of my favourite wii games.
What an unexpected top 10?
Where’s Bully, Goldeneye or RE: Darkside Chronicles?
89the_beaverTue 3rd Nov 2020
Little King Story deserves to be higher.
90BizasterTue 3rd Nov 2020
The Wii was probably the greatest console of all time until the Switch came out… what a legendary era it was.
Also, in the future, I hope the way these are ranked is changed. See, when I rank things on this list, it adds the games to my Game Collection list on my profile. It makes it really annoying.
91PauloTue 3rd Nov 2020
@StooBush all these games deserved to be here, plus de Blob and Deadly Creatures. That is also my favorite board from all MP games.
92dartmonkeyTue 3rd Nov 2020
@ralphdibny I think I reversed my Pikmin 2 and Mario Power Tennis covers actually. A vast improvement
93FargusPelagiusTue 3rd Nov 2020
Thank goodness we have good taste, Metroid Prime trilogy was the only 10 out of 10 I could think of on Wii. Xenblade was also brilliant but not a 10 for me. I’d have personally had Smash Bros higher and more No more heroes, but overall the list is fairly expected. Metroid needs more love from the mass market.
94EmirParkreinerTue 3rd Nov 2020
Sin & Punishment is my favourite, but there are really a ton of great games on this list so i’m not bitter about it not winning.
95ekarammgTue 3rd Nov 2020
I’m in the ultra minority here but I absolutely loved Red Steel. This game was the reason I bought my Wii to be completely honest. Definitely had it’s issues, but I love Yakuza movies, Japanese culture etc so this was a game I really enjoyed and played through multiple times. The controls were quite innovative and a “new concept” at the time too.
96NicolaiTue 3rd Nov 2020
Metroid Lrime Trilogy is still sitting on my Wii U. I really gotta try it one of these days.
97KirgoTue 3rd Nov 2020
No love for Red Steel 2? Really
98FandabidoziTue 3rd Nov 2020
Never knew Super Slugers was a thing. Did it get a worldwide release?
99ralphdibnyTue 3rd Nov 2020
@dartmonkey nice! I think I have pikmin 1 with the NPC regalia facing outward and pikmin 2 with the reversed “normal” cover art, just for variety really
100HotGoombaTue 3rd Nov 2020
Lol my comment got deleted
Please put Sam & Max into the list guys
101GX_64Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Kirby’s Adventure Wii is probably my favourite Kirby game. Has far more content than its 3DS/ Switch sequels. The plot was great too! A little more complex than you would expect from when you first start.
102GX_64Tue 3rd Nov 2020
@Fandabidozi It didn’t get released in Europe or Australia. I had never heard of it until I saw it on Super Mario Wiki a few years ago.
103Anti-MatterTue 3rd Nov 2020
I also have a lot of DDR PS2 and PS1 games.
My best DDR PS2 are DDR Extreme Japan PS2 and DDR Extreme 2 USA.
DDR 3rd Mix is my best DDR on PS1.
Too bad, DDR II Wii was the last DDR console with songs from DDR X2 Arcade + a few DDR Universe 3 songs + songs that used for DDR X3 and DDR 2013, DDR 2014 Arcade.
104KingMikeWed 4th Nov 2020
@shgamer ANY GameCube game (from the same region) could be played on a BC Wii (which was most of them, I think. I think BC was removed pretty late in the Wii’s lifespan).
The only thing it didn’t support was the expansion ports used by the Game Boy Player and the Network Adapter.
@Fandabidozi Probably only Japan and North America, since I hear those are the only regions where baseball is really popular.
105Jimmy_G_BucketsWed 4th Nov 2020
Top 5 is legit. Nice work people
106fortius54Wed 4th Nov 2020
It’s hard to get to angry over a list like this. For instance, Zack and Wiki was one of my favorite games, but not everyone was exposed to it. I feel ashamed to say I’ve not played some of the ones on this list.
It was fun running through the list. In fact, I guess I missed a page because I missed Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and that was a great game. If I were to have casted my vote for it, it could have went higher,
107dcast2Wed 4th Nov 2020
@StooBush MP8 is my favorite MP game. Our family still plays it.
108DoofenshmirtzWed 4th Nov 2020
Very shocked but very happy about the placements of Metroid prime trilogy and Xenoblade
109ZidentiaWed 4th Nov 2020
Wow, these are surprising to say the least. Not how I would have thought it would go.
110SnaplocketWed 4th Nov 2020
SIn and Punishment 2 and Xenoblade’s placements should have been swapped. (I personally think Xenoblade shouldn’t be anywhere near the top ten, let alone number 2).
111Nintendo_ThumbWed 4th Nov 2020
With so many games I kinda wanted to see a longer list with some of the more obscure hidden treasures. Like Pandora’s Tower was amazing, but I don’t think barely anybody played it since it came out so late into the consoles life.
112Dr_CorndogWed 4th Nov 2020
Weird ordering in spots. But it makes you realize what a great library the Wii had, especially when games like Wario Land, Boom Blox Bash Party, and Sonic Colors didn’t even make it in. Wow.
113thaantmanWed 4th Nov 2020
Wish more wiiware games made it on the list like the Lost Wind and the Art Style series. Started following this site back when it was wiiware world and loved that they use to only cover the indies. I hope these gems release on the switch eshop someday
114eaglesfly76Wed 4th Nov 2020
I absolutely love Klonoa. Hardly anyone ever mentions it, but it’s such a fun little game, and I was happy to see it included on this list. I replay it every now and then because it just puts a smile on my face.
115GamingTelescopeWed 4th Nov 2020
I’m offended that Galaxy 2 isn’t the top game, and that Twilight Princess is so low. Guess I should have voted…
116ArkayWed 4th Nov 2020
@Not_Soos Super Paper Mario is such a good feel game, loved it!
Very surprised that Trilogy got top spot! A welcome one at that.
117SabrewingWed 4th Nov 2020
Nice to see Endless Ocean made it. <3
118Mr-Fuggles777Wed 4th Nov 2020
I’m surprised Madworld didn’t make the list.
119TourtusWed 4th Nov 2020
Only major surprise for me is Kirby’s Return to Dreamland being MUCH higher than Kirby’s Epic Yarn.
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland made me lose interest in Kirby games…
120GigaNibbaWed 4th Nov 2020
Where tf is my epic mickey
121echoplexWed 4th Nov 2020
4 Metroid Prime games in the top 10? Among which MP3 appears twice ? Well done Samus (and NL voters).
Can anyone screenshoot this and send it to a Nintendo representative so that a re-release of the trilogy actually happens before lockdown #5?
122ScrubiciusWed 4th Nov 2020
Wow this is a surprise. I wonder if all the votes have been counted
After seeing this list I would pop the Wii back on. Unfortunately It was sold. But hey still got some of the games and the Wii U.
123RepriseWed 4th Nov 2020
The right game got the top spot. Metroid Prime > Mario Galaxy
124datamonkeyWed 4th Nov 2020
Just makes me want a switch prime trilogy even more!
125grandjobWed 4th Nov 2020
I was getting nervous for a second. Wait, where’s resident evil 4 and Metroid Prime trilogy? Then bam! You got us with them in the top 5. Great list.
126iLikeUrAttitudeWed 4th Nov 2020
Glade to see Xenoblade so high.
But there so many games on the list that I haven’t heard of before it’s surprising how many gems I missed out on.
127CooperFrankWed 4th Nov 2020
So, so glad to see The Beatles Rock Band in this list. One of the games I’ve played the most.
128Kezza64Wed 4th Nov 2020
Pikmin 2 and RE4 in the top 10 over Brawl. Joke.
129NeckcraneWed 4th Nov 2020
This list is a joke, surely Wii Sports: Bowling should be number one spot!
130OgbertWed 4th Nov 2020
Rayman Origins deserves a way higher spot. So does Sin & Punishment though to be honest I’ve just glad enough people played it for it to get on this list at all!
131Big_FudgeWed 4th Nov 2020
Poor Skyward Sword, there were so many times playing it I thought it was the best game I’d ever played, but then minutes later I’d slash down and it would slash right and I’d be infuriated.
I hope they fix the controls in a re-release and its get the love the mechanics and dungeon design deserve.
132ShamboWed 4th Nov 2020
Weird list, but hey, I didn’t vote anyways. The comments show us how in democracy, everyone is an oppressed minority. You vote, you accept being silenced by the “majority” that doesn’t exist. And this is just a list of games, imagine how angry people should get when it actually influenced their life.
133KrisiWed 4th Nov 2020
It’s nice to see Rhythm Heaven Fever relatively up there, it’s an amazing game.
Mega Man 9 is a lot better than that, though, but it’s still nice to see on the list.
134PodWed 4th Nov 2020
Oh geez, I own most of the top twenty. ^^
135baller98Wed 4th Nov 2020
@Shambo You could still vote,this list will always change
136TheFatPlumberWed 4th Nov 2020
Mario Galaxy > Mario Galaxy 2 and I’ll defend that for all eternity.
And pleased to see RE4 Wii Edition placed so highly.
137e-loveWed 4th Nov 2020
this list is goofy af
138KryptoniteKrunchWed 4th Nov 2020
This community sure does love their Metroid… Which makes me wonder why there’s so much negativity surrounding Prime 4.
Overall though, solid list. Glad Re4 got a ranked high, recently played through again on Switch and it still holds up.
139daebiyaWed 4th Nov 2020
This is a solid top ten. Id try to squeeze in Skyward Sword in there and it’d be perfect for me.
140SilvercubeFri 6th Nov 2020
@Anti-Matter The other consoles do have some great DDR games though my favorite is still Ultramix 2 on Xbox. I also feel sad too that DDR II on the Wii was the last game on consoles. There’s supposed to be a new DDR game coming out for smartphones next year, though it’s not quite the same. The Xbox/360 DDR games had a great online community and you could talk with everyone too, so it brought us all together. Maybe one day it will come back to consoles
141SwitchLifeFri 6th Nov 2020
I feel personally attacked due to the absence of Super Paper Mario
142tomtheduckMon 9th Nov 2020
@ToadBrigade bro it’s in the top 5 wdy mean
143HungrylumaFri 11th Dec 2020
50 games and no Mario Strikers Charged, Cave Story, de Blob, Epic Mickey, what?
And MKWii should be way higher considering it helped popularize online racing.
144StooBushFri 30th Apr 2021
@dcast2 100% agree.
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