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#1 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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25. The Wonderful 101

24. ZombiU

23. Disney Infinity

22. Child of Light

21. Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed

20. Guacamelee!

19. Steamworld Dig

18. Hyrule Warriors

17. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

16, New Super Luigi U

15. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

14. Batman: Arkham City

13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

12. Lego City: Undercover

11. Rayman Legends

10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

09. New Super Mario Bros. U

08. NES Remix 1&2

07. Bayonetta 2

06. Shovel Knight

05. Pikmin 3

04. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

03. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

02. Super Mario 3D World

01. Mario Kart 8

On the whole, I agree with the list (though some placements are baffling- Bayonetta 2 and Tropical Freeze are definitely both too low). I especially agree with their ranking for #1, and it serves as further vindication that Mario Kart 8 really is the best game available on the console with the best exclusives currently available on it.

What are your opinions on the list, System Wars?

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#2 inb4uall
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Garbage list. IGN fails to realize the magnificence that is Captain Toad.

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#3 jg4xchamp
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  1. Bayonetta 2
  2. Wonderful 101
  3. Shovel Knight
  4. **** the rest.
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#4 DJ-Lafleur
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Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

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#5  Edited By deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@DJ-Lafleur said:

Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

Kart 8 is easily better than 3D World (and Smash U, but you didn't list it, so w/e)

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#6 gamefan67
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Tropical Freeze is being disrespected.

also, didn't know the Wiiu had 25 worthwhile games.....

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#7 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@gamefan67 said:

Tropical Freeze is being disrespected.

also, didn't know the Wiiu had 25 worthwhile games.....

Wii U has some pretty damn amazing games, but actually, you're right, I don't know if it has 25 of them...

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#8 DJ-Lafleur
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@charizard1605 said:

@DJ-Lafleur said:

Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

Kart 8 is easily better than 3D World (and Smash U, but you didn't list it, so w/e)

Eh, they are pretty close for me and I'd probably say MK8 is 6th

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#9 Blabadon
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Why in the name of god would you put Mario Kart 8 number one lol

As for me, it's still Smash. Wind Waker stinks, 3D World is alright, Legends and City are both great but better elsewhere and still not Smash tier.

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@jg4xchamp said:
  1. Bayonetta 2
  2. Wonderful 101
  3. Shovel Knight
  4. **** the rest.

So edgy.

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Interesting placement for a couple of them. I am a firm believer that the top 3 deserve those spots for now; so many memorable times with those games in big groups already. NES Remix being above a few of them is odd to me, but I didn't play it so I guess I don't know what to expect. Still really need to try Pikmin and get Captain Toad and Hyrule Warriors.

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@charizard1605 said:

@DJ-Lafleur said:

Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

Kart 8 is easily better than 3D World (and Smash U, but you didn't list it, so w/e)

Why do you believe a better can be proven? Maybe I should ask Do you really? Like to the extant that if he feels differently its wrong.

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#13 speedfreak48t5p
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Mario Kart 8 sucks.

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#14 polishkid99
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@charizard1605:

Dk should be in the top 5

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#16 AzatiS
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@charizard1605 said:

25. The Wonderful 101

24. ZombiU

23. Disney Infinity

22. Child of Light

21. Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed

20. Guacamelee!

19. Steamworld Dig

18. Hyrule Warriors

17. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

16, New Super Luigi U

15. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

14. Batman: Arkham City

13. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

12. Lego City: Undercover

11. Rayman Legends

10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

09. New Super Mario Bros. U

08. NES Remix 1&2

07. Bayonetta 2

06. Shovel Knight

05. Pikmin 3

04. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

03. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

02. Super Mario 3D World

01. Mario Kart 8

On the whole, I agree with the list (though some placements are baffling- Bayonetta 2 and Tropical Freeze are definitely both too low). I especially agree with their ranking for #1, and it serves as further vindication that Mario Kart 8 really is the best game available on the console with the best exclusives currently available on it.

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I dont get why Kart 8 to be 1st or why Wind Waker remake to be that high.

Bayonetta 2 easily for number 1 for me. Shovel Knight better than Bayonetta 2 and NES remix that high 3 whole positions above the amazing Rayman Legends ... This list is kinda messed up for me but good list nevertheless. Some great games in there.

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#17 93BlackHawk93
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DK's placement is criminal.

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#18 blamix99
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same top 3 =)

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Bayonetta 2 should be No. 1

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#20 DarkLink77
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I wouldn't put Mario Kart 8 at the top (and I definitely would not put Smash in the top 5), but hey, it's IGN. They're terrible.

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#21 deactivated-57d8401f17c55
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Man that list sucks.

Bayonetta 2 is by far the best game on the console, and tropical freeze shouldn't be that low.

Wonderful 101 may be flawed but it's better than most of those games.

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#22 Seabas989
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Mandatory lol9GN.

Anyways I like MK8 but I think some people rate that game too high.

Still need to finish Bayonetta 2 (I did beat the first one) and W101.

Still need to buy Mario 3D World, DK TF, and Rayman Legends.

I haven't touched Pikmin 3 yet.

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#23 KBFloYd
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most if not all the big games are there....the placement is the only question.

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#24 bunchanumbers
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Why isn't Captain Toad number 1? I'd be upset if this wasn't corrupt IGN at its finest. Here is my top 5.

  1. Captain Toad
  2. Captain Toad
  3. Captain Toad
  4. Bayonetta 2
  5. Captain Toad
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@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@DJ-Lafleur said:

Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

Kart 8 is easily better than 3D World (and Smash U, but you didn't list it, so w/e)

Why do you believe a better can be proven? Maybe I should ask Do you really? Like to the extant that if he feels differently its wrong.

Even objectively, I firmly believe Kart is far better than 3D World. If he had been talking about personal enjoyment, I would not have questioned his placement at all.

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#26 commonfate
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@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@DJ-Lafleur said:

Shovel Knight, Bayonetta 2, and DK Tropical freeze should have been top 3 easily.

Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World should have been 4th and 5th.

Kart 8 is easily better than 3D World (and Smash U, but you didn't list it, so w/e)

Why do you believe a better can be proven? Maybe I should ask Do you really? Like to the extant that if he feels differently its wrong.

Even objectively, I firmly believe Kart is far better than 3D World. If he had been talking about personal enjoyment, I would not have questioned his placement at all.

I don't know man. 3D World just oozes creativity that Nintendo hadn't met since the Galaxy games where honestly I feel like MK7 and MK DS strongly outclass MK8.

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#27  Edited By finalstar2007
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Didnt even know WiiU had 25 games to begin with lol

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#28 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@finalstar2007 said:

Didnt even know WiiU had 25 games to begin with lol

We are talking about the Wii U, not the Vita.

@commonfate said:

I don't know man. 3D World just oozes creativity that Nintendo hadn't met since the Galaxy games where honestly I feel like MK7 and MK DS strongly outclass MK8.

I would say the opposite- the track design of Kart is unrestrained and wildly creative (and the best in the series), and that, coupled with its incredible mechanics and handling, make it far and away the best in the series. 3D World is great, certainly, but for instance, it does not live up to Galaxy 2.

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#29  Edited By 93BlackHawk93
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Face it Chaz. MK8, while best in the series, it's pretty short on content and luck still plays an important role.

@finalstar2007 said:

Didnt even know WiiU had 25 games to begin with lol

Top kek.

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#30 Pikminmaniac
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Seriously?

DK at #17 and Mario Kart 8 at #1? Bayonetta 2 at #7?!? I guess as video game journalists they only have time to play a single game relatively passively so the light and simple game that deters skill and helps out those that lack it is enjoyed a bit more. I just can't get behind a game where my success and failure is heavily dependent on random chance. It just makes my input feel irrelevant which is a pretty bad thing for a video game to do. It can be a fun little party diversion here and there, but the game has no legs.

Here's my list of retail Wii U games in order

11) Mario Kart 8

10) Nintendo Land

9) The Wonderful 101

8) New Super Mario Bros. U

7) Rayman Legends

6) The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker

5) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

4) Super Mario 3D World

3) Pikmin 3

2) Bayonetta 2

1) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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#31 3SidedSquare
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1) Super Smash Bros.

That's it. That's the only game you need.

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#32 deactivated-60bf765068a74
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id pay 300 dollars for just smash bro/zeldaU alone

let alone i get all those other value games its just all gravy i mean u get NINTENDO backwards compatiblity on ur big screen tv

u get a lil portable to play games in bed

wiiU whats not to love? Literally what the heck isnt there to love its a good version of vita imo

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#33 LegatoSkyheart
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Monster Hunter 3 is TOO low on that list.

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#34 YearoftheSnake5
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Arkham City shouldn't be on that list at all. It's a shit port.

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#35  Edited By Bread_or_Decide
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Good grief, how old are some of those multiplats. Sad.

There's a serious lack of Rainbow Curse on this list.

This list could also be named "the 25 games on Wii U. The only 25 games."

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#36 Lionheart08
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I mean, I'm loving the first party titles but that list really puts into prospective how depressing the Wii-U's lineup is on it's own.

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#37 nintendoboy16
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Awful list. Doesn't beat ScrewAttack's lists for the N64, GameCube and Wii though in terms of dreadful gaming lists though.

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#38 Raptor_Herc
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Although the ranking of the titles is debatable, it is nice to see a list of good titles that the Wii U has to offer. It also reminds me that I need to find a copy of Lego City: Undercover.

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#39 Ballroompirate
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That's probably the worst list I've ever seen them do

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#40 Bardock47
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Should've waited for this years releases. Splatoon, Star Fox, and Zelda U are sure to place on the list.

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#41 Renegade_Fury
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Now I remember why I never turn this thing on.

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Captain Toad is a top 5, nay, Top 1 game on the WiiU. Captain Toad is gonna murder a fool.

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@DarkLink77 said:

I wouldn't put Mario Kart 8 at the top (and I definitely would not put Smash in the top 5), but hey, it's IGN. They're terrible.

Try ScrewAttack (watch their N64, GameCube, and Wii lists).

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#44 CountBleck12
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Yeah, this list sucks but...

@nintendoboy16 said:

Try ScrewAttack (watch their N64, GameCube, and Wii lists).

these are worse indeed.

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#45 jg4xchamp
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@inb4uall said:

@jg4xchamp said:
  1. Bayonetta 2
  2. Wonderful 101
  3. Shovel Knight
  4. **** the rest.

So edgy.

No edge, just truth.

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#46 DarkLink77
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@nintendoboy16 said:

@DarkLink77 said:

I wouldn't put Mario Kart 8 at the top (and I definitely would not put Smash in the top 5), but hey, it's IGN. They're terrible.

Try ScrewAttack (watch their N64, GameCube, and Wii lists).

Having seen their GameCube list, I can say that it is good.

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#47  Edited By jg4xchamp
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Metroid Prime was way too fucking low.

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#48 DarkLink77
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@jg4xchamp said:

Metroid Prime was way too fucking low.

Still salty about that, I see.

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@jg4xchamp said:

@inb4uall said:

@jg4xchamp said:
  1. Bayonetta 2
  2. Wonderful 101
  3. Shovel Knight
  4. **** the rest.

So edgy.

No edge, just truth.

**** smash? K

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#50  Edited By Heil68
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@Renegade_Fury said:

Now I remember why I never turn this thing on.

Pretty much, I haven't outside of media streaming for over 6 months now,