Dec 28th, 2012

The Wii U has only been available for a month and a half and the full range of launch titles isn’t out just yet, but of those available, do you have a favorite so far? Your selection should be a game that is currently available or will be released within the 2012 year.

As for me, the main reason I purchased my Wii U was ZombiU. I’ve always been a fan of hardcore games and a zombie-thriller seemed like a no brainer. The difficulty level really appeals to me as a person who enjoys rogue-likes and the absolute level of non-handholding that the game does is a great showcase of Nintendo’s “mature” direction now.

Granted there are a few problems with the game that could be ironed out, but the overall feeling I get while playing ZombiU is second to no other game on the Wii U, or any platform this year. Every time I have to open my backpack, it’s a frantic affair that leaves me with an elevated pulse, hoping I’m not about to become zombie chow while I survey my surroundings. The sheer level of terror that ZombiU is able to convey through game mechanics alone is why I’ve chosen it as my GOTY for the Wii U in 2012. Do you agree? Let me know your favorite in the comments below!

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  • Zombi U

  • Myles Rodriguez


  • Assassinated23

    The only games I have are Nintendoland and NSMBU. Of the two, New Super Mario Bros U is best.

  • Genesect4ssb4

    Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed

    • Srpg2ishere

      I agree with this guy!!! That game is freaking awesome! ūüėÄ

    • Legion6789

      Sonic Racing for sure. I had low expectations for this game and I don’t even like Mario Kart. But within 5 minutes of playing the demo I ran out and bought it. Such an amazing game and as a guy who’s owned Sega consoles since the Master System, having tracks based on awesome Sega franchises like After Burner is fantastic!

    • ElCharlo

      I played the demo and it really didn¬īt blow me my mind and I love kart racers

    • ¬†Love this game!

    • SethLaw

      Plus+1, I didn’t expect Sonic Racing to be so much fun either. If not that the Trane 2 Best Graphics plus gameplay.

  • uPadWatcher

    Two wordsР Trine 2.

  • Either Batman:AC or Darksiders 2.¬† Yeah they’re ports but they are both amazing games that gamers on the wii u should pick up!

    • PacoJerte

       I agree with you %100 on this. Thanks to the wii U i found my love for these types of games, ive had been stuck with shooters for a while.

  • Robert Papageorge

    No. The best game is….

    The story is awesome, the multiplayer is hugely addictive, and the gameplay is so awesome I cannot explain it!

    • glad to hear other people are playing it! I’ve beaten it 4 times and loved every minute of it. whats the population on the MP servers?

  • jbaeza94

    I have Assasin’s Creed 3, Batman: Arkham City, Black Ops 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and ZombiU.

    In order, for me its,
    1 Batman: Arkham City
    2 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (i really like fighting games)
    3 New Super Mario Bros. U
    4 Black Ops 2
    5¬†Assasin’s Creed 3
    6 Nintendo Land
    7 Zombiu

  • EmilyAhn Wu

    I’d say Scribblenautz Unlimited, or Tekken Tag Tournament 2 WiiU Edition, or BatMan Arkham City Armored Edition.

  • Mickey Mouse

    Only played 3 games so far:

    1) NSMBU
    2) Nintendo Land (for sheer fun in local 5-player multiplayer alone)
    3) Trine 2

  • Justin Gray

    I have nine titles and I can’t answer this one. Haven’t played my WiiU all that much because of work. My wife has played SMBU and Zombie U the most. The kids have played Nintendo Land quite a lot. My oldest daughter is playing Scibblenauts right now. Just can’t call it yet. I need more time with my games. Love my WiiU though.

  • surprised no one said Ninja Gaiden 3: RE that game is the best!

  • Johny

    I agree. ZombiU is an awesome game and VERY well made for its genre… but its true that alot of people just wont really like it, and i totaly see why. its just that kind of “love it or hate it” game =) and for what it stands, it does and delivers brilliantly ^^

  • Michael Wakeman

    Well i know it is not going to be released in 2012 but the main reason i bought mine was for pikmin 3!

    • MujuraNoKamen

      ¬†I was thinking the same thing, some of Wii U’s biggest titles got delayed until next year which has damaged Wii U’s impact on 2012 gaming. Why couldn’t Pikmin 3 and Lego City: Undercover have come out already? :'( Why couldn’t something else have been delayed? We’ve already been waiting 8 years for a third Pikmin game dammit! and a lot more people wanted Pikmin than they did Sing or Funky Barn.
      Either way I’m still having a lot of fun with Wii U and though i don’t have a of of game for it, I’d say ZombiU, AC3, NSMBU, DarkSiders2, Trine 2 and Mass Effect 3 are Wii U’s contenders for GOTY.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        ¬†* I don’t have many games for it…
        -Man how’s I make that big a fuck up of a typo?

  • Celtics_For_Life

    Scribblenauts Unlimited, and NBA 2K13!

  • Paul Anderson

    The games i’ve played are rubbish

    Tank Tank Tank
    Nintendo Land
    Zombie U
    Mario Bros U

  • While I don’t own or have played all the Wii U games I do own a fair share of games for that counsel. I own Batman AC, Ninja Gaiden 3, New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendoland, COD BO2, Zombie U, Sonic All-stars racing transformed, SribbleNauts, Madden, and Epic Mickey 2. I cant exactly say that any are a lot better than others but Zombie U is a great use of gamepad but Batman is as well and batman story is better and a lot longer has all the dlc. Mario graphics are amazing and look fine but its a Mario bros not so much new in that besides miiverse which is a nice community feel to it. COD has great online as always gamepad not really used besides just playing on that screen which is amazing. but you can play just using tablet in batman which is fun. so for a more hardcore gamer im going Batman for a more casual game scribbleNauts but if you have friends over then I would go with Mario Brothers. Mickey 2 is fun but if you haven’t played the first you may be a little lost in the story.

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  • Turquel Baker

    Batman Armored Edition and Mario U for me. both phenomenal games. Sonic Transformed gets an honorable mention as well

  • Christopher Coonan

    It’s tough to decide, but so far I’m leaning toward Call of Duty Black Ops 2. I may get some hate for that, and that hate is understandable, but I feel it was one of the best examples of what the Wii U can really do, honestly.

  • Guest

    Sadly my play stats for december look like this:

    Internet Browser 18:41
    Everything else 1:27

    I haven’t played a Wii U game since AC3 on November 29th. The missions were boring and the exploration felt very confined. The last thing I did was win 10 pounds in a game of checkers. It’ll be a loooong time before my gameplay is interrupted by a desynchronization screen again. Looking forward to a better 2013. Bayonetta 2 looks promising, and I might get Monster Hunter for Wii U if my finances permit it. I guess I’ll nominate ZombieU for 2012 goy since that seemed like the most interesting WiiU game I seen LP’d on youtube.

  • I’ve only just gotten it, and I’d definitely have to say that Darksiders II is the best. I’ve also got NSMBU, FIFA 13, Epic Mickey, ZombiU, Nintendoland and Scribblenautz, but Darksiders stands out well above the rest in my books. If EA had included UT in FIFA 13 for Wii U then it would be a tough call between the two, especially because I like the gamepad features in FIFA, but definitely Darksiders at the moment.

  • Steki Ellis Knight

    its weird to see a white pro controller even though most people have a black one 

  • fireheartis1

    I personally love Assassian’s Creed 3 on the Wii U.¬† I have played it on both the PS3 and Wii U, and I by far have way more fun playing it on the Wii U.¬† It is the perfect stealth game in my opinion.¬† I play it every time I have to stay up latter on my day off so I can go to work the next night.¬† AC3 is one of the best games I’ve played and on Wii U it’s just that much better.¬† There are a few flaws like the backgrounds getting blurry during cutscenes, but that really doesn’t take away from the gameplay at all.¬† AC3 for me is my GOTY.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    I am tied with NSMBU and Scribblenauts Unlimited

  • Christian Missonak

    I’ll be honest. Because as a Nintendo fanboy I missed the Mass Effect series entirely, Mass Effect 3 has been the game I’ve enjoyed playing the most on my Wii U. Nintendo Land as runner-up if we want to go with an exclusive.

  • Jesse D

    I have played 11 of the Wii U games and beat 6 of them. Out of the eleven I own I liked them in this order.  (1) Batman Arkham City (2) Mass Effect 3 (3) Black Ops 2 (4) NS Mario Bros U  (5) Scribblenauts (6) Assassins Creed 3  (7) Sonic All Star Racing (8) Trine 2 (9) Nintendo Land (10) Just Dance 4 (11) Sing Party

  • Out of everything I got Mario, Skylanders, Zombi U are my favorites. Black Ops 2 as well cant raelly pick one.

  • “New Super Mario Bros U” this game was so much fun, i loved the map, the level designs, and surrounds! this game is my new Gem for the Wii U and will continue until, the new, Super Smash Bros 4, Mario Kart U, & Mario Party 10 comeout, sorry im a Mario Party Junkie i love the Games so much.

    Also i think the next Smash Bros should be called: “Super Smash Bros Battle Royale” to me the name just clicks, and feels some how just right, and it fits with the other fighting names, “Melee” “Brawl”

    Also i got a Wii U add on to my Nintendo Console Collection, just missing the NES though. ;(