In continuing the trend of rolling out some of the best games available on the eighth generation home consoles, here's a list for the best Wii U games released on the system... so far.
This collection contains some of the most highly regarded and most respected games available for Nintendo's console. The games released so far that have topped the list includes a wide variety of titles across multiple genres and play styles.
It's an interesting dichotomy seeing how the Wii U's library consists of many varied and unique titles that seem to focus on keeping and maintaining multiplayer alive, and not in ways that rely on microtransactions and in-app purchases. Instead, Nintendo has gone over and beyond to provide gamers with very entertainment-rich experiences that not only stand the test of time but are as equally fun as they are visually engaging.
You can check out the full list of the games below. Alternatively, you can check out the PS4's best list right here and the Xbox One's best list right here.
Mario Kart 8One of the biggest games to launch for the Wii U has been Mario Kart 8. The game came onto the scene with a lot to prove and a lot of pressure. The game managed to deliver the sort of experience that made gamers forget that the Wii U used to be considered the “dying” system. Mario Kart 8 came out of the gates swinging when it launched at the end of May and managed to shift 1.2 million copies over the weekend alone.
The game itself offers players plenty of new and old experiences alike. However, the “old” experiences have been upgraded and made compatible with the Wii U's new HD hardware capabilities. What this means is that Nintendo took many of the classic old maps from previous Mario Kart titles, dating all the way back to the age-old SNES and upgraded them with high-end 3D graphics and effects, as well as fine-tuning them to make full use of the new para-glider and anti-gravity features.
Some gamers have complained that Mario Kart 8 doesn't offer proper anti-aliasing or voice-chat with strangers, however beyond that the game has been generally received with a lot of positivity and good word of mouth about replayability for gamers of all ages.