*All recommendation threads outside of this one will be locked*
Tips for quick answers:
1. Browse the lists below before asking a question. Who knows, you might find what you're looking for without having to wait for a response!
2. Browse Gamespot's list of Wii games. You can sort them by genre or review score. The main Wii page also has a handy "Most popular" section at the bottom. Clicking on the game's title will take you to its page, where you can read the review, watch gameplay videos, and see other helpful information.
3. If you still need to ask the advice of other Wii owners, be as specific as possible. Tell us what you're looking for and what kind of games you like. We'll try our best to suggest a game that you'll enjoy.
*This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. If every game that everybody likes were on this list, it'd be huge. These are just a select few that should cover the majority of the best games. If you have suggestions about a game to add, PM me and tell me why it should be added.
If you're looking for Virtual Console games, check the Ultimate Virtual Console thread or ask in this thread. You can also check www.vc-reviews.com for a list and ratings of all VC games. VC recommendation threads outside of this one will also be locked.
If you're looking for Gamecube games, check the Gamecube recommendation thread in the Legacy forum.
Must-Haves (the Best of the Best)
If you don't have one of these games, there's a good chance you should buy it, because you'll probably like it. These are the most widely appealing Wii games, the best of the best:
1.Super Mario Galaxy- 3D Platformer
By perfectly combining gameplay elements from the 3D and 2D iterations of the Super Mario games, Mario Galaxy is a more-than-worthy sequel to Mario 64. Winner of Gamespot's Best Wii Game, Best Platformer, Best Artistic Graphics, and Game of Year 2007 Awards.
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl- Quasi-3D brawler
Duke it out with all the big Nintendo characters in this simple to play yet difficult to master fighting game. Online multiplayer is available along with tons of unlockables to make for a long-lasting experience. Up to four players can play locally in several game modes. This game has something for everyone.
3. Mario Kart Wii- Racing
Play as characters from the Mario universe in this weapons-based racer. Duke it out in races or battle mode with up to four local players or twelve players online. The game comes packed with one Wii Wheel that helps the motion controls feel much more natural, though you can use the remote+nunchuck, cIassic controller, or Gamecube controller as well.
The online features of MKWii are fairly robust for a Wii game, including tournaments, regular races, battle modes, leaderboards for time trials, and exchangeable ghosts
4.The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess- Action/Adventure
Twilight Princess goes back to the more realistic art styIe of the N64's Ocarina of Time and manages to mostly keep pace with that cIassic. Link can turn into a wolf to take on the familiar mix of puzzles and action in the land of Hyrule.
5.Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - First-person adventure
As the final installment in the Metroid Prime series, Corruption keeps the same formula as its Gamecube predecessors while updating the control scheme to one of the Wii's best.
6.Super Paper Mario - 2D/3D platformer/Action RPG
Super Paper Mario is a unique mix of 2D and 3D platforming with RPG elements, such as talking to other characters, buying items, and leveling up. The battles are real-time and somewhat reminiscent of cIassic Mario action.
7.Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition - Third-person shooter/Survival horror
Although it's a Gamecube port, Resident Evil 4 is a worthy purchase because of its superior control scheme designed around the Wii controller. If you never owned this game for the Gamecube, it's worth checking out for the Wii.
8.Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure - Point and click adventure
Zack and Wiki is a surprisingly good puzzle game. Don't let the cutesy graphics and quirky characters turn you away from this game's excellence; the puzzles are challenging and fun, even for adults. Winner of Gamespot's Best Adventure Game of 2007 Award.
9.No More Heroes - Action
Weird, Funny, and Violent is No More Heroes in 3 words. By the makers of Killer 7, you get to slice and dice opponents via Beam Katana on the way to be the best assassin out there leaving over-the-top, almost to the point of being comical, fountains of blood in your wake. Gameplay is so satisfying that you'll forget that it's a little on the simple side. And if you're looking for styIe this game oozes it. Story may seem straight forward at first but all the characters are so unique you'll be begging to see the next cutscene. Although the overworld is a bit lacking and the graphics not top notch, it's easy to overlook with everything else in the game. And there's enough extras to unlock to keep you busy for at least 2 playthroughs. (submitted by Shogun_Master)
The Wii is known to be the life of the party. At the end of the night, it's usually the one with a lampshade on its head while everyone else is passed out with sore arms. There are a lot of terrible party games on the Wii. These are some of the ones worth checking out:
1.WarioWare: Smooth Moves
This collection of insanely quirky but fun microgames makes great use of the Wii remote's motion capabilities. Some multiplayer modes support up to 12 players, so it's a great game for a living room full of friends.
2.Rayman Raving Rabbids (and Raving Rabbids 2)
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3.Mario Party 8
Mario Party is a virtual board game with playable minigames at the end of each turn. Up to four players can compete to earn the most stars before the game ends.
4.Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Super Monkey Ball is a platformer game where you must tilt and flick the wiimote to help get the monkeys to the end of the stage. Don't take this game too lightly, it can get pretty difficult later on. Also includes minigames, some only requiring one wiimote. Returning minigames from the series include Monkey Race, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Wars and Monkey Target. Other games include Dangerous Route, where you must guide your monkey to the finish without falling, Whack-a-Mole, where you use the Wiimote to hit moles, and Alien Attack, where you must attack aliens. (submitted by Kenny789)