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Monster Hunter Tri - Wii

Game Description:One of the most strikingly beautiful titles ever developed for the Wii, Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists with the fantastic beasts that roam both the dry land and the brand new sub-aqua environment - a first for the series. Living the life of a hunter need never be a solitary experience with the option of split-screen mode where two players can hunt co-operatively or form a team of up to four hunters via the game’s custom online Wi-Fi mode. Even solo players do not have to face Monster Hunter Tri’s challenging quests alone as they will be ably accompanied by Cha-Cha, an AI hunting partner whose skills will prove invaluable. New items, weapons and armour sets will be also available to assist the hunters as they embark on the most epic Monster Hunter adventure to date.
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Top 2010 Wii Games
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Top 2010 Wii Games

By Dana Vinson - Posted Nov 19, 2010

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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. 

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

NBA Jam


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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

GoldenEye 007

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

Wii Games Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Wii Games of 2010

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.

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  • Axel#8

    epic mickey is the best holiday game ever

    Posted: April 24, 2011 10:40 AM
    Axel%238
  • Axel#8

    epic mickey is the best game ever because it has lots cool charters

    Posted: March 30, 2011 11:26 AM
    Axel%238
  • thevideogamer235

    While going through the list i saw NBA Jam. I didn't really think i'd like it since i don't like most basketball games but after receiving it for Christmas and playing it, it is amazing!! Thank you G4 for recommending what could be one of the best basketball games for Wii.

    Posted: January 30, 2011 5:25 PM
    thevideogamer235
  • halo-killer

    what about donkey kong returns?

    Posted: December 23, 2010 1:38 PM
    halo-killer
  • cpt.bipto1

    Sooooo... When do you think they are gonna make a sequel to Madworld???. Cuz that game is still in my stack and gets heavy rotation. Not to be off the subject of course.. Yeah I think DKC should be on the list, but they also omitted.. Sin..and F#ckin.. Punishment!!!

    Posted: December 17, 2010 1:05 AM
    cpt.bipto1
  • tachikoma71

    Funny how most made fun of Wii controllers now all systems are that way.......Better games coming soon.........Been to Japan....very cool games on shelves.

    Posted: December 14, 2010 2:37 AM
    tachikoma71
  • Indabud

    "Actually I do know what they were smoking: This grass feels weird"
    lmao Adam once again you prove you are da man!

    Posted: December 8, 2010 8:28 PM
  • skillsthatkills

    Is Batman any good?

    Posted: December 1, 2010 2:00 PM
    skillsthatkills
  • Fexer

    Epic Mickey!!!

    Posted: December 1, 2010 1:30 PM
    Fexer
  • DrNo0

    No PS3 list looks like there arent many Ps3 exclusives this year and there isnt DKC hereon the list

    Posted: November 29, 2010 8:20 AM
    DrNo0
  • pliskin914

    where are the good games?

    Posted: November 28, 2010 11:40 PM
  • Alexsan123

    DKCR IS WAY BETTER THAN ANY OTHER GAME FOR THE WII THIS YEAR, PROBALLY EXCEPT SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2, THAT IS.

    Posted: November 28, 2010 5:36 PM
    Alexsan123
  • JDEofVGC

    Everybody has already mentioned DKC Returns, and I agree it should have been on there, but I feel I must ask....Where is Metroid Other M?! It was great....Oh wait, you guys hated it for some odd reason. IMHO, it was $50 WELL SPENT!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 8:41 PM
  • Deckard

    Has it already been mentioned they didn't put Donkey Kong on the list? Because they didn't.......

    Posted: November 26, 2010 8:10 PM
  • chaddyfresh

    wheres donkey kong country returns, this is a must buy for sure easily one of the best platformers since the original

    Posted: November 26, 2010 8:33 AM
  • chaddyfresh

    wheres donkey kong country returns, this is a must buy for sure easily one of the best platformers since the original

    Posted: November 26, 2010 8:33 AM
  • jeastzer

    Donkey Kong Country Returns ftw!!!

    Posted: November 25, 2010 7:26 PM
    jeastzer
  • maefreak

    I don't get why Donkey Kong Returns is not on here. It released before Epic Mickey. Epic Mickey releases the 30th, DK has been out. Also there is still no review for it either. Did Nintendo not give you a copy? If not why not go buy a copy they are out there. (Not Bashing Epic Mickey. Want to play it a lot actually)

    Posted: November 25, 2010 4:03 PM
  • bkopp89

    there's no reason DKC Returns should be off the list. it is absolutely one of the best platformers ever, perhaps one of the best games of the year.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 8:51 PM
    bkopp89
  • Remeris

    No love for Donkey Kong? =(; I noticed you guys failed to mention it on your Feedback Christmas Special as well! Its really been the only modern platformer, in my opinion, that has been able to be compared to the classics like Super Mario World. Its fantastic.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 4:49 PM
    Remeris
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