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The 50 best Wii games

The classic titles you need to revisit on your Wii U

The Wii U is released in the UK today with a strong lineup of launch titles to choose from, and thanks to backward compatibility Wii U owners also have access to a back catalogue of over 1000 existing Wii games! We've raided the archives of Nintendo Gamer to being you a countdown of the top 50 Wii games, so you can pick up some classics and avoid the turkeys...


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50. Madworld
Pub: Sega
No 'hardcore' or 'mature' games on Wii? Platinum's orgy of mayhem is bloody and brilliant. 84%
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49. HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL
Pub: Sega
The bestest lightgun game on Wii (and there's stiff competition). 85%
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48. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS Wii
Pub: Nintendo
Tremendous 2D Mario action. Almost a new game when you sync extra remotes. 85%
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47. TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM: ULTIMATE ALL STARS
Pub: Capcom
It's Ryu vs Battle Of The Planets. 85%
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46. Wii SPORTS RESORT
Pub: Nintendo
A fab intro to MotionPlus, and a great minigame compilation too. 85%
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45. THE LAST STORY
Pub: Nintendo
This gorgeous RPG finally arrives in the UK. The plot's a little generic, but it's plenty of fun. 85%
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44. RED STEEL 2
Pub: Ubisoft
MotionPlus fixes Red Steel 1's slight issues. Only Skyward Sword offers better swordplay. 85%
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43. TRAUMA TEAM
Pub: Atlus [US Import]
Who knew being a surgeon / paramedic / forensics expert could be this difficult (and this enjoyable)? 86%
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42. RABBIDS GO HOME
Pub: Ubisoft
The Rabbids ('Les Lapins Crétins' in France) hop into a shopping trolley for a collect-a-thon. 86%
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41. DISNEY EPIC MICKEY
Pub: Disney
A real treat for Disney historians. A floaty nightmare for anyone else. 86%
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40. SONIC COLOURS
Pub: Sega
Bright, breezy and very, very fast, this is easily the best 3D Sonic on Nintendo formats. 86%
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39. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
Pub: Warner Bros
Addictive family gaming. Star Wars and Indiana Jones sets also available. 86%
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38. DE BLOB 2
Pub: THQ
Painty-rolly sequel fixes the first game's wonky jumping. The result? Platforming heaven. 87%
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37. FAMILY SKI & SNOWBOARD
Pub: Atari
Be honest, you'll never play Wii Fit again. So why not try this one instead? 87%
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36. SIN & PUNISHMENT: STAR SUCCESSOR
Pub: Nintendo
Sequel to an obscure N64 classic sees Treasure back to their blasting best. 87%
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35. KIRBY'S EPIC YARN
Pub: Nintendo
It might be a little woolly at times, but HAL have knitted together a fine platformer here. 87%
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34. METROID: OTHER M
Pub: Nintendo
Team Ninja merge first-person and third-person space exploration. 87%
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33. DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS
Pub: Nintendo
Retro platforming worth beating your chest about. 87%
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32. DJ HERO 2
Pub: Activison
Plastic turntables make concrete DJs of us all. Cheaper than a flight to Ibiza and some DJ classes. 88%
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31. SUPER PAPER MARIO
Pub: Nintendo
'2D Mario in a 3D world' has been bettered on 3DS, but still a funny RPG. 88%
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