The Best Nintendo Wii Games Ever

If you were fortunate enough to own a Nintendo Wii back when it launched in 2006, you’ll understand the feeling of pure joy this console brought – there’s nothing like arguing over a fictional foul ball to bring the family together. 

While it’s been a hot minute since the Nintendo Wii was released, some of us are feeling a little nostalgic (and rightly so) for those Wii games we grew to know and love. Whether you’re looking to relive your younger years one last time or you want to challenge your kids to a virtual tennis match, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute best Nintendo Wii games to help you out. 

Keep reading to find out which Wii fan-favs made it onto our list!

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Super Mario Galaxy

Ready to embark on a cosmic adventure with everyone’s favorite plumber? In this critically acclaimed platformer, you get to fly through space navigating through different gravitational fields, exploring various celestial objects and planets along the way! With innovative gameplay mechanics and stunning visuals, Super Mario Galaxy is a must-play for any Mario fan and is one of the best Nintendo Wii games to date.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

While originally made for both the GameCube and the Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is known as one of the best games for Nintendo Wii and one of the best within the Zelda franchise. In this Wii game, you get to explore the world of Hyrule as the main protagonist Link, in both Hylian and wolf form. The aim of the game is to save Hyrule from the corrupted parallel dimension known as the Twilight Realm and defeat the dark forces of the land. With its captivating storyline and immersive gameplay, Twilight Princess is a masterpiece that belongs in every gamer’s collection.

Wii Sports

Of course, the OG Wii game is on this list. Wii Sports is the game that revolutionized motion gaming and virtual sports. Whether you’re swinging a virtual tennis racket or bowling a perfect strike, Wii Sports offers endless fun for all players. It’s argued that skills don’t come into play (although we think there is a definite finesse to be had when it comes to hitting a home run) so there’s a chance you could be a Wii Sports professional without having to put in much hard work!

Mario Kart Wii

Get ready to race against your friends and family in the ultimate Mario racing game. With a wide selection of tracks, characters, and power-ups, Mario Kart Wii delivers adrenaline-pumping action that will keep the whole family entertained. While the Mario Kart game franchise has graced many Nintendo consoles, being able to race through tracks using an actual steering wheel as a controller takes it to the next level and makes Mario Kart Wii one of the best games for Nintendo Wii.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl took the basic fighting game premise, incorporated several iconic Nintendo characters into the game and added a whole new element thanks to the Wii’s motion sense controllers to create one of the best Nintendo Wii games ever. You can choose from a plethora of Nintendo characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pikachu and much more. All you have to do is get in the ring and start swinging like your life depends on it!

Donkey Kong Country Returns

If you’re a fan of Donkey Kong, then you’ll love Donkey Kong Country Returns. This Wii game is very much a revamp of the original Donkey Kong Country games from the Super Nintendo console, with a few new flourishes. Join Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as they journey through jungles, seas and even mines in this thrilling platformer. With its challenging levels and addictive gameplay, Donkey Kong Country Returns is a modern classic that shouldn’t be missed.

Wii Fit

While fitness doesn’t really sound like much fun, the Wii Fit was surprisingly entertaining for both adults and kids when it was first released. The Wii Fit got you off the couch and turned exercise into a fun and interactive experience. You can learn new yoga poses, zen out with some relaxation and breathing work, or try a virtual hula hoop class to get your blood pumping. The best part of this Wii game is that while you are getting a workout, these activities are pretty low-impact, so the majority of people can play!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Another Mario game, we hear you say? Well, if you’ve played New Super Mario Bros. Wii then you’ll know exactly why this game has made the list! You’ll need to journey through colorful worlds collecting coins and beating bosses to save Princess Peach. This installation of Super Mario Bros. gave us multiple new and exciting additions to the original platform gameplay, such as new power-ups and mini-games where you can win extra prizes. It combines the classic Super Mario Bros. gameplay with a modern feel, making it one of the best Nintendo Wii games to date.

Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the world of Nintendo, these iconic titles are sure to provide hours of entertainment and nostalgia!

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