Five Must-Play Nintendo Wii U Games – Part One


The Wii U is home to some amazing and awesome games, and we’ve thought to make a top ten list. Then we realized that trying to condense so many amazing games into one list was ridiculous, so we’re featuring them in this new series instead! Alex, as always, is your guide to the next few minutes of mellow Wii U goodness. Catch up on the series ■ Follow Alex on Twitter ■ http: //www.twitter. com / Alex_Olney Check out our full site ■ http: //www.nintendolife .com Like us on Facebook ■ Follow us on Twitter ■ nintendolife.



  1. Anyone else think that Thomas Was Alone is boring? The platforming was just dull and unchallenging to me. I felt like I may as well have watched someone else play it and can anyone actually explain what happened in the plot?

  2. The fact that Thomas Was Alone is on this list makes NintendoLife & Alex easily my #1 place for video game content. Thomas Was Alone is one of my favorite games of all time. To have someone (Mike Bithel + Danny Wallace) make you emotionally care for cubes is a fantastic realization to what the human mind and heart are capable of. Kudos and Cheers.

  3. I honestly haven't played any of these besides the demos of the games that have them, but I'm not really interested in Bayonetta 2 or Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, but Pikmin 3? That game felt so GOOD! I later replayed Pikmin 1 and then played Pikmin 2 but 3 is definitely way better by a ton. Can't wait to get the full game.

  4. Oh my god! This is just so annoying! Sucks to be 13 years old… 🙁 My dad says the game is too violence and that if I would play a lot of it (Which probably will happen. xD), I will be too indifferent for violence things. He says the game is just violence, not thinking or something like that. He will give me to play that only when I be 14. >_<

    One more year, or… One more year…

  5. The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 (and 1), Affordable Space Adventures, DKC: Tropical Freeze, Rayman Legends

    That's pretty much all you need to warrant the purchase of a Wii U. But of course there are way more awesome games on it.

  6. Bayoneta 2 was an incredible game. I got it the day of release along with the first game which I really enjoyed as well. The story was awesome playing them back to back. the combat in 2 felt perfect because after beating the game on normal I then beat it on the hardest difficulty. the first half of the campaign I was able to get perfect scores taking no damage. Bayoneta 2 Was the first "hack and slash" game that I have played where i could honestly say when I got hit or even killed that I screwed up and that it wasn't some unfair fight or bad level design where you get combowed into next week for no reason. I could write pages on how this game did everything right.

  7. Great list so far! I have all of these but Thomas Was Alone. Glad to see someone still remembers MH3U. That one was a big deal back in the early days but everybody seems to have forgotten it.

  8. I want to say that you should keep this list exclusive. Most people would rather play games like Thomas Was Alone on their computer or other consoles. Props for mentioning MH3U, though. Most people have forgotten about it, but I still play it and 4U regularly.


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