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IGN Staff List Their Top 25 Wii U Games

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IGN staff have ranked their favorite Wii U games. Although Nintendo’s latest console was released less than a year ago, there are many great games for it, including Nintendo eShop titles. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD isn’t featured on the entertainment website’s list, as it hasn’t even released yet. However, IGN has awarded the high-definition remake with a 9.8/10, making it the website’s highest-rated Wii U game to date. IGN’s top 25 Wii U games are listed below:

  1. Pikmin 3
  2. Rayman Legends
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U
  4. LEGO City Undercover
  5. Nintendo Land
  6. The Wonderful 101
  7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
  8. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
  9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  10. Splinter Cell Blacklist
  11. Resident Evil Revelations
  12. Mass Effect 3
  13. ZombiU
  14. New Super Luigi U
  15. Scribblenauts Unlimited
  16. Disney Infinity
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  18. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  19. DuckTales Remastered
  20. Bit Trip Presents Runner 2
  21. Toki Tori 2
  22. Little Inferno
  23. Mutant Mudds Deluxe
  24. Assassin’s Creed 3
  25. Trine 2: Director’s Cut

59 comments

  1. i was gonna be that asshole who comments “the Wii U has 25 games?” but then i remembered i have one and i love it.

  2. A lot of my favorite Wii U software isn’t listed here, but that’s probably because they’re more like apps– Animal Crossing Plaza, Art Academy Sketchpad, etc. Funny how a gaming console can become such a hub of entertainment just by adding Miiverse!

  3. Why is Ign making a top 25 list for a console that hasn’t been out more than a year? You cant spell ignorant without ign =\

      1. Shame there’s never anyone online, yet Nintendo fans moan when online features are omitted…

  4. I didn’t know the Wii U had 25 games…you know I’m starting to think Nintendo blew it with this system. I’m a 32 year old gamer who buys plays every system and I’m ready to move on. I enjoy games like Mass Effect and God/Gears of War but have a soft spot for Mario etc. But Nintendo is either extremely arrogant or stupid if they think the public doesn’t see that the Wii U offers nothing near the novelty of the original Wii. And how long do they expect people to wait for games when the competition is chruning them out like clockwork…

    1. It’s Mario in HD, nuff said. Second screen playing is essential, I’m 32 also and sometimes the wife watches shows while I play on the pad. 6 of the top 10 are exclusive and 2 more offer exclusive content or options.

  5. IGN sucking at best as usual lawl. I have 17 Wii U games. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best for me … wonderfull 101 second.

  6. Duck Tales Remastered? That’s just a remake of an NES game. How does that count? I know all too well that the Wii U is not doing well, but come on. Duck Tales? That shouldn’t count. And how is SMBU so high and yet Super Luigi U is so low? They should be right near each other, since they’re so similar. That’s just weird. But whatever. Just another person’s opinion. Life goes on.

  7. This top 25 business Is a bit premature isn’t it? Especially when until recently, the Wii U has had about as much choice as a Welsh fish & chip shop..

  8. 10 out of 25 ain’t bad soon to be 13
    This weekend when I get rayman legends, pikmin 3 and the wonderful 101.

  9. Solid list. But what I’m really angry at, is that I visited their article and expected a negative tone within the first sentences. And I was not disappointed ;(

  10. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a LOT better than Nintendo Land … not sure about this chart… hmmm

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