Jan 2nd, 2013

With Wii U still very much in its infancy stage, there obviously aren’t many games to review for the console compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nevertheless, Metacritic has published their “Best Video Games of 2012” list, with Bioware’s Mass Effect 3: Special Edition taking the number 1 spot for best reviewed Wii U game of 2012.

Here are the list of games and their respective scores:

1. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition – 87
2. Assassin’s Creed III – 85
3. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – 85
4. NBA 2K13 – 85
5. Darksiders II – 85
6. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – 85
7. Trine 2: Director’s Cut – 84
8. New Super Mario Bros. U – 84
9. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition – 83
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 82

Did your favorite Wii U game make the cut? What are the top 10 Wii U games, according to you?

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  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Not even Nintendoland?

  • Ben Vangenechten

    Woow, European box sides look cooler. 😛

  • I really thought SONIC & ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMED would have made the list, or at least NINTENDO LAND. Both games are amazing.

    • Genesect4ssb4

      yeah liek wtf metacritic! Sonic all stars is like the best wii u game ive ever played. 

      • BCphoton

        Scribblenauts Unlimited should be on there too.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    No Scribblenauts Unlimited 🙁 I am surprised though that ME3 was at the top of this list.

  • Celtics_For_Life

    NBA 2K13 FTW

  • Alienfish

    All I gathered from this list is that people who posted scores probably all would tell you they are ‘hardcore’ gamers and that Nintendo only makes kiddie games… but they still like Mario. I’ve actually heard real people say this too.

    • Ashman97

      so have I but I disagree just look at metroid,fire emblem and even zelda: m.m

      • Alienfish

        Yeah and those same people will go on to tell you that every franchise from Nintendo is rehashed. None of them have played the games they bash either. I do hope Nintendo announces all the big guns along with a new IP this year though.

  • Shame all of them are just ports really, except NSMBU.

  • fireheartis1

    My top ten would be: 1. New Super Mario U 2. Assassin’s Creed3 3. Mass Effect3 4. Batman Arkam City; Armored Edition 5. Tekken Tag Tournament Wii U Edition 6. Might Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition 7. Chasing Aura 8. NBA 2k13 9. Nintendo Land 10. Tank Tank Tank

  • yk

    Black Ops

  • Not having Nintendo Land in the list shows just how much attention reviewers payed to the best Wii U launch game, dismissing it as a mere minigame compilation, while it is so much more than that.

  • nintendo land deserves to be above 5 on this list its so much fun i can spend hours playing pikmin ,yoshi ,DK and link

  • Destructonator 101

    100% correct. Mass Effect 3 is definitely the best game so far, until Pikmin 3.

    • BellsGhost

      Pikmin is for little kids.

  • uPadWatcher

    I’m extremely shocked to see Mass Effect 3: Special Edition as the Metacritic’s #1 Wii U game of 2012.  At least developer Straight Right have done an awesome job on an improved version of ME3.

  • Clem

    Lol the four games that I have for Wii U just happen to be side-by-side in this picture… ZombiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Nintendo Land and Assassin’s Creed III.

  • FIFA 13 🙁

  • Billy_Perry

    This is a huge problem that Nintendo faces. Even the games that were designed for Wii U are not being recognising as ‘good’ games. Games that are being released as multi-plats are just assumed to be better, Nintendo games don’t have the prestige that they used to have. Even last year, when LOZ SS  got near perfect 10 scores across the board, It wasn’t recognised as one of the games of the year, simply because it was a Wii game. 

    I thought that the Wii U would be able to shrug the ‘casual’ and ‘joke’ image that the Wii had, but I’m starting to think that the Wii U is increasingly becoming just like the Wii.

    • uPadWatcher

      Never underestimate Nintendo, Billy.

    • Genesect4ssb4

      U just wait for Smash Bros, Pokemon, Zelda, and Metroid, as well of a slew of 3DS hits (we already had Kid Icarus Uprising)

    • ButcherChop

      Nope. Im enjoying it a lot. 

  • Pameliza

    my favorite isn’t there, and it comes with the deluxe system! Poor, poor Nintendo Land ):

  • mass effect 3 at #1? awesome. Kind of laughing at all the people who thought nintendo land would make the list. Yeah its fun but its not nearly as robust as the games the list. and fellow gamers if you haven’t bought ME3 yet please do so! I really want dragon age 3 on wii u :#3

    • BellsGhost

      DA 3 wont be on Wii U.

  • speedypetey007

    I like how everyone follows the crappy reviews for ZombiU, it really is a great game but just because a douche bag critics scored it low, everyone thinks that it’s a poopy game.  In fact its better than yet another COD game and pretty great as an FPS survival, DayZ might be the best survival there is but ZombiU is a great one for the general public

    • ButcherChop

      Love ZombiU. I don’t know what the critics were on when reviewing this one hell of a scary game. 

  • Hoypaloy

    ZombiU. Without doubt the best launch title. One of the games of the year on any platform in my opinion.

    • BellsGhost

      Lol!  Zomie U sucks.  ME3 is way better than that crapfest.

  • What about ZombiU?

    • BellsGhost


  • linkenski

    As good as Nintendo Land is, it lacks proper online support, and the price tag is way too high for the content you get.

  • ButcherChop

    ZombiU got robbed and was trashed way early on. It is absolutely one hell of a game. I was NOT going to buy it because of the reviews, but really glad I did. I haven’t had so much fun playing a game like this since Batman, Bioshock and Left 4 Dead 2. I highly recommend it. You will soil your pants. 🙂

    • BellsGhost

      Cause it sucks?

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    I just got mighty switch force hyper drive edition, I really love it!