Top 2010 Wii GamesBy Dana Vinson - Posted Nov 19, 2010
Here’s a breakdown of the best Wii games of 2010. If you’re looking for Nintendo Wii games to give as gifts this holiday season, this Wii gift guide will get you on the right track. First, let's take a look at X-Play's recommendations for what to buy the Wii lover in your life.
With the release of Kinect and Move, everyone seems to be talking about motion control these days; however, let’s not forget who did it first. This holiday season, Wii owners will enjoy a bountiful harvest of fun and invigorating titles, some of that just hit store shelves and some that you might have missed.
Either way, here’s a list of the best games to get your favorite Wii-loving friends and family this holiday.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Kirby is back and better than ever. In this adorable adventure, Kirby accidentally opens a portal to a magical world made of yarn (it’s called Patch Land and it’s governed by the Yarn Wizard) by eating a tomato. Kirby then has to work his way through different foes to stitch the fractured Patch Land back together. It sounds a little farfetched, sure, but the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back to Epic Yarn for more. Plus, the napping yarn bears and smiling felt suns work to crank up the cute factor, adding to the appeal.
Boom-shaka-laka! NBA Jam has been resurrected and ported to the Wii. While keeping the spirit of the original game intact, EA has revamped the classic and added motion control. The cartoony nature of this frenetic jam fest stirs up a lot of nostalgia. With a title that resides in the hearts and minds of so many gamers, we’re impressed by the attention to detail EA put into the game and the levels of unlockable extras is a very cool addition to the game. We can’t get enough of playing as President Obama.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Everyone loves Batman. Ok, maybe not everyone, but most people. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a new adventure on the Wii featuring the TV cartoon version of the Caped Crusader. Other classic characters like Robin, Green Lantern, Blue Beetle and Aquaman also make an appearance. The Batman we’ve come to know in the past few years has been a darker, more melancholy superhero, but it’s nice to be reminded of the cartoon version. Great for kids and adults alike, Batman: TBATB is a fun romp through the primary color world of TV Batman.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Yoshi and Mario team up to explore new worlds and battle new enemies. A polished and robust experience, the game builds on the ideas of spherical navigation and gravitational pull introduced in Super Mario Galaxy. If you love collecting and colorful worlds, SMG 2 is near perfection. Plus, it’s Mario! Nothing says Nintendo like Mario.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Although Tiger Woods has had his own public problems over the past year, he still gives good videogame. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii is an incredible experience. Utilizing WiiMotion Plus, it’s definitely the most satisfying motion control golf experience available across all the consoles. Tiger 11 will appeal not only to the hardcore golf aficionado, but to casual fans of the sport or those just looking to ruin a good virtual walk.
The game that captured the hearts and thumbs of gamers everywhere has been reimagined for the Wii. Over ten years ago, the original GoldenEye 007 became the benchmark for multiplayer action. Even though Pierce Brosnan has been replaced with the beefier Daniel Craig, Bond fans will be delighted by the attention to detail and authenticity of the game. The new GoldenEye Wii is a solid shooter for Wii owners, providing Bond-grade thrills and spills.
Disney Epic Mickey
If you’ve ever wondered what lay behind Mickey Mouse’s shifty eyes, now you'll have the chance to find out. From the mind of videogame great Warren Spector, comes Disney Epic Mickey. It’s a dark take on the Disney canon and from what we’ve seen so far, Epic Mickey looks like a truly twisted adventure. This is not your smiling, tourist-friendly Mickey. This is a Mickey with soul, offering a different perspective on the House of Mouse.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars
If you like fighting games and weird Japanese cartoon characters, you’ll love Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. The Wii isn’t normally thought of as a fighting game console – that’s usually left to the big boys – but this Wii exclusive is sure to satiate your need to kick some virtual butt. Featuring a full slate of classic Capcom characters and new faces from the Tatsunoko series, it’s one of those accessible fighting game titles available.
Monster Hunter Tri
The formally Sony-centric Monster Hunter series made its way to the Wii this year, much to the delight of Nintendophiles. This action RPG hybrid will have your running around collecting resources, crafting weapons and, of course, hunting. Monster Hunter Tri features exciting underwater battles against various creatures and another highlight of this iteration is the ability to play online. MHT great game to dig your teeth into that will help you pass the hours this holiday season.
Mega Man 10
Take a trip back through the glory days of videogaming with Mega Man 10, a tribute to the heyday of 8-bit platforming. With intricately designed levels, Capcom’s second “neo-retro” Mega Man title will have you squealing with delight. The WiiWare game offers unique challenges, and if you weren’t around for Mega Man the first time, this is a great way to be introduced.