Top Ten: Overlooked Wii Games

Dustin counts down ten Wii games you should have been playing!

By Dustin Grissom. Posted 02/04/2014 09:00 5 Comments     ShareThis

GoldenEye 007 (Wii) ScreenshotThis isn’t a game overlooked only by Wii owners, but fans of the horror genre in general. This is one of my favorite games of last generation, and I typically, being a huge baby, am not a fan of horror games. Yet, the story and the mechanics of the game were so brilliant I couldn’t stop myself from playing it. It’s a rollercoaster ride (the good kind) of scares, thrills, psychological fear, intuition, story, intrigue, and did I say scares? You can’t fight the enemies in this game, leaving the player with just two options: run away or hide. Enemies appear once the environment begins to turn to ice, so whenever I started to notice this happening, you can bet my heart dropped. It was time to run. It’s such a simple idea, but really, to me, it is perhaps one of the smartest innovations in a horror game. In other games in the genre, when you have a weapon, you have a sense of security, something entirely absent in Shattered Memories. It’s an intense experience, made better by the M. Night Shyamalan-esque (the good kind, not The Last Airbender kind) story that will keep you on your toes, constantly shifting and changing according to your most subtle gameplay choices. It’s something you have to, whether you’re a huge Nintendo fan or would rather die than be seen waggling a Wii Remote, experience for yourself.

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5 Responses to “Top Ten: Overlooked Wii Games”

  • 1456 points
    penduin says...

    Great list! Almost makes me want to give GoldenEye another try. (I’m useless at cover shooters, but love stealth gameplay. My relationship with that particular game is complicated. :^)

    I’d like to throw out a few other under-appreciated gems:
    – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
    – NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
    – Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
    – Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure

    None of those are for everybody (as one would expect from overlooked games), but all are great in their own right. I was tempted to list Sonic and the Secret Rings too, though I’m not sure it was “overlooked” so much as some of us loved it while others can’t be happy no matter what Sonic does. (see: Lost World reviews ;^)

  • 96 points
    ElectricOutcast says...

    At least we can still play these on Wii U and I might look at a few of these games but some (IE Silent Hill and Dead Space) they’re just not for me

  • 1276 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    Oh, this is just a great list, really loving every single choice. I would throw A Boy and His Blob, de Blob 1 & 2, Zach & Wiki, and Spyborgs on this list, too… along with a few others. Can we just say Wii’s library in general was overlooked?

  • 207 points
    Jon Stevens says...

    Little King’s Story is another one which really didn’t get enough appreciation.

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