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) ScreenshotDo you like your friends? Do you want to do whatever it takes to beat them, and then promptly backstab them and have a period of time where you both question each other’s friendship? Then check out Fortune Street! In this intense, Monopoly-but-with-more-rules board game, you’ll do exactly that! For some reason, I don’t believe I’m selling this well, so let me change the tone a bit. This is one of the most fun, aggravating, thought-provoking, challenging, and strategic games you can play on Wii or any other system (or table top) for that matter. You’ll be buying and selling stocks, buying vacant property, spending large amounts of money to buy your friends’ property, telling your friends to calm down because it’s just a game, and spending minutes upon minutes deciding what your next purchase or trade should be. It will take anywhere between three and five hours to complete a game, but you won’t realize that until you finally finish the game… because it’s super fun, of course!

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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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