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) ScreenshotLet’s get this out of the way real quick: Red Steel was awful. Whew, that felt good! Now, on to the sequel that is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor. If I had to describe Red Steel 2 to someone with no prior knowledge, I’d perhaps say it is a more linear, story-driven Borderlands that takes place in a blended world of Wild West gun-slinging and slick, Japanese samurai sword-wielding action. Oh, and you can pull off sweet combos between your motion controlled swords and a selection of powerful guns. What’s not to love? How about the gorgeous cel-shaded graphics or the great utilization of the Wii MotionPlus? Sadly, because of perhaps an audience not quite suited for this type of game, a lack of marketing, or just the bad taste left in the consumer’s mouth by its predecessor, Red Steel 2 was not a roaring commercial success. It may not be worth full price, as it’s pretty short, but at a discount, you shouldn’t hesitate.

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5 Responses to “Top Ten: Overlooked Wii Games”

  • 1459 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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