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*Knytt Underground (eShop)
*Knytt Underground (eShop)
*Mighty Switch Force! 2 (eShop)
*Mighty Switch Force! 2 (eShop)
*NES Remix (eShop)
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Revision as of 06:56, 26 May 2014

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The List


Title  Genre  Description  Boxart  Controller Support
Darksiders II Action-Adventure/Hack-N-Slash This game is amazing, and the Wii U version is great. Off-TV play is good, and if you're playing on TV your inventory shows up on the gamepad. Gameplay is like if you put Zelda and God of War together. Comes with DLC on disc, although some DLC released after this version isn't available to purchase. Wii U icon.png DarksidersII(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut FPS/WRPG Prequel to the first Deus Ex. Everything you could ask for is in it. FPS/RPG action, multiple ways to complete and objective, hacking, stealthing, conspiracy theories, take downs, incredible detail, etc. Slightly more linear then the original, but definitely worthy of the Deus Ex title.

The Director's Cut contains the extra story DLC, improved textures, reworked bosses, and other features. Wii U icon.png

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DuckTales: Remastered 2D Platformer An HD remake of DuckTales on the NES done in 2.5D with hand-drawn character sprites, developed by WayForward (Shantae, Mighty Switch Force!). The characters have full voice acting and even includes members of the show's original cast. Looks fantastic with identical gameplay to the original, and features expanded levels with a full story. Available for download and physically. Wii U icon.png DuckTalesRemastered(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller
Injustice: Gods Among Us 2D Fighter New fighting game from Netherrealm (Creators of the Mortal Kombat series). Plays just like a Mortal Kombat game, except with DC Superheroes and no gore. Story mode has a surprisingly solid story. Game runs more consistently than its PS3/360 counterparts and looks slightly better. Wii U icon.png InjusticeGodsAmongUs(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Action/Adventure It's Wind Waker but even prettier and with a better inventory system and you can take selfies and send them in messages in bottles to other people. The pacing is improved greatly by the swift sail and the shortening of the Triforce quest. If this is your first Wind Waking then it is a Zelda game that has a fantastically charming game with an aesthetic that will win you over quickly as the emotion it allows Link is great and adds much more lighthearted humor to the game than any other Zelda. Off TV play is as convenient as ever but it means giving up the touchscreen inventory.
From Zelda Wiki: The game supports GamePad play, allowing for play without a television, as well as control with the Wii U Pro Controller, for those who prefer a traditional control scheme. During use of the Pro Controller, the GamePad can still be used as a map. Wii U icon.png
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Lego City Undercover Action/Collect-a-thon A semi-open world family-friendly GTA. Since it's a Lego game, expect lots of funny moments, most of the humor drawing from pop culture and '70s cop flicks. Lots of stuff to find and collect. Suffers from ridiculous load times and floaty driving controls. LEGOCityUndercover.png Gamepad
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate RPG/Hack n Slash Monster Hunter Tri remake, but with so much more fucking content and improved visuals. Can play with 3DS locally, and other Wii U players online. New update just added Off-TV Play and cross-region play. Wii U icon.png MonsterHunter3Ultimate(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller
Need for Speed: Most Wanted U Racing A port of the PC version of the game. Minor graphical and gameplay updates, but the main draw of this version is that it comes pre-packed with the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC. Co-Driver mode is also introduced, allowing the player to make minor adjustments to the environment and their car on the fly using the Gamepad. Wii U icon.png NeedforSpeedMostWantedU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk
New Super Mario Bros. U 2D Platformer More side-scrolling Mario, now in wonderful HD with flying squirrel suits. Supports up to five players, as the person using the gamepad can create platforms to help the other four players. Some new modes, Challenge Mode and Boost Rush are available, the first providing new challenges in exchange for 1-Ups, while the later is a scrolling level challenge that speeds up as coins are obtained. Also includes a new little antagonist called Nabbit who likes to steal items from Toad, but can be caught to obtain the stolen power-ups. Many Deluxe Sets come packed-in with NSMBU+LuigiU DLC all on one disc. Wii U icon.png NewSuperMarioBros.U.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote
New Super Luigi U 2D Platformer Released as an expansion to the original game, this version is available as both DLC and physically in celebration of the Year of Luigi. The game features 82 new courses that are built around Luigi's floaty playstyle, and replaces Mario with the Nabbit as the fourth playable character. Levels tend to be shorter, but more difficult with a reduced time limit. Give it a try if you enjoy the series, though Challenge Mode and Boost Rush are absent. Wii U icon.png NewSuperLuigiU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote
Nintendo Land Minigames Nintendo's first theme park, right in your living room. The park is divided into sections that represent different Nintendo franchises. Lots of fun with friends and alone. Is included with the Wii U Deluxe Bundle. Nintendo Land box artwork.png Gamepad, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk
Pikmin 3 RTS/Adventure Third in the series of Miyamoto's amazingly fun and charming strategy games. This one has you in a different setting and you control 3 captains from the planet Koppai whose food has run out and you are sent out to retrieve more. It has a variable limit which can last as long as you keep finding food (unlike the fixed limit in Pikmin 1), but has no caves. It also looks fantastic, the fruit looks real enough to eat! Wii U icon.png Pikmin3.png Gamepad, Pro controller, Wii remote + nunchuk, classic controller pro.
Resident Evil: Revelations Third Person Survival Horror Resident Evil returns to its survival horror roots in a HD port of the 3DS version. Includes improved graphics and good Gamepad features. Better than its PS3/360 counterparts, but still lacking a little in the graphics which is to be expected. Wii U icon.png ResidentEvilRevelations(Wii U).png Gamepad, Pro Controller
Rayman Legends 2D Platformer Originally announced as a Wii U exclusive, but then delayed to be released multiplatform due to Microsoft's shitty Third-Party policies (Which caused massive amounts of rage in the process) Rayman Legends features OVER 100 FUCKING LEVELS! This game is packed full of content, and it's hard as shit too. The game plays similar to Origins, but has a new feature: Murphy and his Murphy segments. During these short segments, you actually control Murphy to help solve puzzles, manage hazards and obstacles in levels, etc.
In most versions, Murphy is assigned to a button while you move the character. In Wii U (and Vita), you ONLY control Murphy, while characters are automatically controlled. Opinions are split on this. With multiple levels, characters, and costumes, Rayman will keep you coming back for more. Wii U icon.png
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Scribblenauts Unlimited 2D Platformer/Puzzle Maxwell is back again in probably the best Scribblenauts game so far. Has an Object Creator; you can literally make anything now.  Wii U icon.png ScribWiiU.jpg Gamepad, Wiimote for Multiplayer
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Racing Sequel to Sega's fantastic racer, this time with added Planes and Hovercraft, so kinda like Diddy Kong Racing if you could switch vehicles midrace. Wii U version has Banana Heist and Ninja Tag minigames exclusively. Wii U icon.png (To switch to Gamepad mode just swipe down on the touchscreen, completely undocumented in the manuals or anything.) Sonic&All-StarsRacingTransformed(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk
Sonic Lost World Platformer

A mix of Sonic and Mario Galaxy, this game has been called "Sonic Xtreme Reborn", but doesn't look like shit. Most of the game takes place on little planets like Galaxy, but on speed. Controls are wonky and take time to get used too, and also has the Wisps from Colors (But nobody cares). Has you fighting enemies and bosses, with tricky but satisfying platforming. Hated on by reviewers because it was "Too hard.

Also has the Sinister Six Edition, With NiGHTS thrown in, and also Nintendo DLC coming to rape childhoods. Wii U icon.png

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Super Mario 3D World Platformer The newest installment in the main Mario series takes a break from space exploration for a game very similar to 3D Land but on a larger scale. Playable are Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad, each with their abilities from Super Mario Bros. 2 as an excellent throwback. Rosalina is also unlockable with a Galaxy inspired playstyle.

Since Peach is playable this time around, the game takes place in the new Sprixie Kingdom, with Bowser having kidnapped its fairy princesses. This world also contains a lot of nostalgic enemies from Super Mario World, such as the unique Goombas and Chargin' Chuck. Features most of the power-ups from 3D Land, as well as the new Cat Suit which allows the player to climb walls or lunge at enemies. As of typing this entry, it is currently the highest rated Wii U game on Metacritic, and deservingly so.

SuperMario3DWorld.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition 3D Fighter The usual exciting roster of Tekken with just a touch of Nintendo. Gameplay is still a blast as usual, adding in features lost since the original Tekken Tag Tournament. Has all previously-released PS3/360 DLC on disc plus two Wii U-exclusive modes including Tekken Ball. Wii U icon.png TekkenTagTournament2(WiiU).png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote + Nunchuk
The Wonderful 101 Action-Adventure/Hack n' Slash Latest action game from Hideki Kamiya. You control a group of superheroes on a mission to stop alien invaders. Your characters can form any weapon or tool they need using themselves as material. Gameplay can be described as Okami+Bayonetta. As expected from Platinum Games, boss battles are absolutely CUHRAAAAAZY. Wii U icon.png TheWonderful101.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller
ZombiU First Person Survival Horror A (sort of) reboot of the 1986 PC game Zombi. Fight zombies. Trying to revive the Survival Horror genre with classic gameplay. Perhaps not an instant classic, but better than Ubisoft's similar Wii launch title, Red Steel. ZombiU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller for Multiplayer

eShop Releases

Title  Genre  Description  Boxart  Controller Support
Bit. Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legends of Rhythm Alien Rhythm/Platformer

The sequel to the famous WiiWare game. This game features purtier graphics, new songs, and a whole bunch of other shit. It's on fucking everything, but the Wii U version has Off-TV Play. Wii U icon.png

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The Cave Adventure/Platformer/Puzzle New Double Fine game which plays similar to a point and click game, with great writing. The Wii U port is marred with a sub-par framerate, often dropping below 30 fps. Try the eShop demo and see if you don't mind it. TheCaveWiiU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote + Nunchuk
Cloudberry Kingdom Platformer/Torture Device This is a platformer so fucking difficult the developers couldn't beat it. If you like getting raped hard, this game is for you. 8IBeL87kATlQqwTqoyfTg2BTaYxW25I .png Gamepad
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams 2.5D Platformer Jeez, for a game that was an obvious Mario clone back in the 80's, the Giana Sisters have been appearing a lot lately. This game is a 2.5D platformer where you play as two slutty girls switching through 2 worlds. It's actually a very deep and enjoyable game. But a bit too pricey. Wii U icon.png PWMx2ZzSmzbrCACVquh26Yj wesuGcUl.png Gamepad
Kung Fu Rabbit 2D Platformer A 2D platformer similar to Super Meat Boy, but slow as shit. If you like Super Meat Boy, then get this game. SgKqwz77KbTcqS8GQZ5fiyN0spiZNqHh.png Gamepad
Little Inferno Sandbox/Fireplace Sim Burn things, collect money, buy more things to burn and make combos with, and repeat. Has a very dark story going on throughout. Same guys who developed World of Goo. Wii U version is not much different to the PC version and with a somewhat high price for a 2-3 hour 'game'. Wii U icon.png LitInfWiiU.png Gamepad, Wiimote
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Puzzle Platformer Port of the 3DS game, a great puzzle platformer with timed levels which will have you trying to beat your best time by miliseconds. Wii U version has Hyper Mode levels which are just bounus levels more difficult than the first 16 levels, a new gun after you finish the game, and has enhanced visuals so you can see more of the Hooligan Sisters' lewd curves. Wii U icon.png Q2umfqGa72lcFKDvyEi JkBgQ8NlRJUg.png Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro
Mutant Mudds Deluxe 2D Platformer

A deluxe edition of the 3DS game...without the 3D. It features 20 brand new GHOST levels. The game kind of loses its touch without the 3D. But hey, playing as grandma at the end makes up for it, right?  WHOOPS DID IT SAY THAT OUT LOUD SPOILER Wii U icon.png

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Nano Assault Neo Twin Stick Shmup Beautiful twin-stick shooter. Has 4 levels which each have 4 sub-levels. Game gets extremely difficult when you go for the high scores. Has multiplayer co-op. Wii U icon.png NanAssNeoWiiU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller or Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro for Co-op
NES Remix Compilation/Mini Game Collection Sort of like WarioWare if it was nothing but the 9-Volt retro microgames. Play goal-based snippets from 16 of the ancient "black box" era Nintendo titles as fast as possible. The real meat comes in the "remix" challenges like completing the first stage of Donkey Kong as Link. There are over 200 challenges and many are a pain to earn rainbow stars on, or beat the cocky bastard flaunting his new pixel stamp and best time. Probably the only time you'll want to play Clu Clu Land or Urban Champion. Wii U icon.png
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Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote, Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro
NES Remix 2 Compilation/Mini Game Collection More of the same as the first, this time with later NES Nintendo titles. There's now only 12 games with 160 challenges, but it also includes a full-fledged officially modified NES game: Super Luigi Bros.. It's the first complete SMB game mirrored starring only Luigi with his Lost Levels' high jump and slippery skidding. You can also view other players' videos or post your own to show how rad you are at Wario's Woods' challenges. If you have the first NES Remix, it unlocks "Nintendo World Championships Remix", a variation of the old 1990 NWC cart with Super Mario Bros., SMB 3, and Dr. Mario, complete with leaderboards. Both games were included together on a physical disc, but only in Japan. Wii U icon.png
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Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote, Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro
Puddle Physics/Puzzle Tilt the Gamepad left and right to get the liquid to the end, kinda like a mix between Mercury and LocoRoco except there's a bunch of different liquids with different properties. Wii U icon.png PuddleWiiU.png Gamepad
Toki Tori 2 Metroidvania/Puzzle platformer Main character is a chick who can only do two things: whistle and ground pound. That's it. Every single puzzle in a game is solved with these two moves interacting the the environment in various ways. Whistling various tunes give a a few more abilities (like teleporting between checkpoints). There are no levels, only one big interconnected world that you traverse by solving puzzles you encounter on the way. Puzzles can get very hard. Aside from the main menu logo and credits, the game has no text.Wii U icon.png TokiTori2WiiU.png Gamepad
Trine 2: Director's Cut Adventure/Puzzle/2D Platformer Amazing puzzle platformer with a nice traditional medieval fantasy story ported from PC, with Goblin Menace expansion pack included and an extra level called "Dwarven Caverns". Switch between 3 characters who each have different abilities to continue forward. Wii U icon.png Trine2WiiU.png Gamepad, Pro Controller

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