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Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer.
For more on the best Wii games of all time, head here for a video of us showcasing and discussing a sampling from the list.
25. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (2010)
Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda 51 have always struggled to balance polish with its creativity and humor. The first tale of Travis Touchdown and his mail-order lightsaber is interesting, but full of undeniable problems. For the sequel, Grasshopper ironed out the wrinkles and polished the best bits to deliver its best title to date.For our review of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, head here.
24. A Boy and His Blob (2009)
A Boy and His Blob is a NES game highly regarded for its innovation – and its unnecessary challenge. As longtime fans, developer WayForward decided to reimagine the world with all-new content, impressive animation, and a more forgiving difficulty. For our review of A Boy and His Blob, head here.
23. Little King’s Story (2009)
Taking a few cues from Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, and Pikmin, Little King’s Story tasks players with building a town from the ground up. Using a diverse set of mechanics, players achieve victory by exploring surroundings, maintaining their town, and building relationships with their townspeople.
22. Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure (2007)
Point-and-click adventure games have made a comeback in recent years, but back in 2007 when Zack & Wiki released, they were still largely out of the public eye. Zack & Wiki is an excellent fit for the Wii Remote, as players interact with the environment to solve puzzles and uncover untold riches while experiencing the tale of a treasure-hunting pirate and his monkey pal.
21. House of the Dead: Overkill (2009)
Modeled after B-movie horror and released around the same time as the double feature film Grindhouse, House of the Dead: Overkill throws a curveball at the rail shooter genre with its profane, comedic dialogue and campy veneer. This is one game definitely intended for adult audiences only.For our review of House of the Dead: Overkill, head here.
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