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Quarterly Report: The 25 Best Wii U Games

  • Publish Date: December 31, 2017
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Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in April.

Best-reviewed Wii U games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) Buy From Amazon96
2Super Mario 3D World (2013) Buy From Amazon93
3Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014) Buy From Amazon92
4Rayman Legends (2013) Buy From Amazon92
5Bayonetta 2 (2014) Buy From Amazon91
6The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (2013) Buy From Amazon90
7Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 (2015)  90
8Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014)  90
9Skylanders Swap Force (2013) Buy From Amazon89
10Axiom Verge (2016)  89
11Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut (2013) Buy From Amazon88
12Mario Kart 8 (2014) Buy From Amazon88
13Super Mario Maker (2015) Buy From Amazon88
14Shovel Knight (2014) Buy From Amazon88
15Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 (2014)  87
16Skylanders SuperChargers (2015) Buy From Amazon87
17SteamWorld Heist (2016)  87
18Pikmin 3 (2013) Buy From Amazon87
19Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (2013) Buy From Amazon86
20Bayonetta (2014)  86
21Gunman Clive HD Collection (2015)  86
22The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (2016) Buy From Amazon86
23Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (2012) Buy From Amazon85
24Assassin's Creed III (2012) Buy From Amazon85
25NBA 2K13 (2012) Buy From Amazon85

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from December 31, 2017.

For a complete list of all Wii U high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's Wii U section.

Comments (2)

  • YellowKirby  

    I am in the minority that like the Wii U, but I don't think it's a good sign its best reviewed game this year is a HD remake...

  • mohamedomer  

    Many girls those of have interested in playing games can play according to their wish if there is a lot of collections of games only for girls. Games like that could be seen in

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