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- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- Super Luigi U
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Assassin's Creed III
- Sonic Lost World
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The List Edit
|Batman Arkham City - Armored Edition||Action-Adventure/Being a Badass||An enhanced port of Batman: Arkham City exclusively for Wii U. Has everything from before, a Battle Armor Tech mode, reimagined gadgets, and all previously released DLC on the disc. If you haven't played Arkham City before, it's worth a shot on the Wii U, but it's been said to have a worse framerate on Wii U, with graphical glitches as well.File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad|
|Darksiders II||Action-Adventure/Hack-N-Slash||This game is amazing, and the Wii U version is great. Off-TV play is good, and if you're playing on TV your inventory shows up on the gamepad. Gameplay is like if you put Zelda and God of War together. Comes with DLC on disc, although some DLC released after this version isn't available to purchase.File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller|
|Disney Infinity||Platformer/Creation||Skylanders: Disney edition. Why is this here? Well, it's actually pretty good. The main draw to this is the toy box mode, which is basically a mix between Little Big Planet, Minecraft and Halo's Forge with Disney (well, mostly Pixar) characters and items. It's very customisable with lots to do and lots of fan service for Disney fans. Has a metric shit-ton of real toys and items to buy, but you can safely skip them without missing much.
Also available for Wii, PS3 and the 360.
|Game & Wario||Minigames||A WarioWare game that utilizes the Gamepad. With Minigames. Nintendo got lazy as fuck here and just took some of there old tech demos and put some Wario paint on it. (Seriously, look it up.) Some are enjoyable, some are annoying, some are SCARY AS FUCK.||150px||Gamepad|
|Injustice: Gods Among Us||3D Fighter||
New fighting game from Netherrealm (Creators of the Mortal Kombat series). Plays just like a Mortal Kombat game, except with DC Superheroes and no gore. Story mode has a surprisingly solid story. Game runs more consistently than its PS3/360 counterparts and looks slightly better.
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|Lego City Undercover||Action/Collect-a-thon||A semi-open world family-friendly GTA. Since it's a Lego game, expect lots of funny moments, most of the humor drawing from pop culture and '70s cop flicks. Lots of stuff to find and collect. Suffers from ridiculous load times and floaty driving controls.||150px||Gamepad|
|Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate||RPG/Hack n Slash||Monster Hunter Tri remake, but with so much more fucking content and improved visuals. Can play with 3DS locally, and other Wii U players online. New update just added Off-TV Play and cross-region play. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller|
|Need for Speed: Most Wanted U||Racing||A port of the PC version of the game. Minor graphical and gameplay updates, but the main draw of this version is that it comes pre-packed with the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC. Co-Driver mode is also introduced, allowing the player to make minor adjustments to the environment and their car on the fly using the Gamepad. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk|
|New Super Mario Bros. U||2D Platformer||ANOTHER New Super Mario Bros. game? Well, this happens to be the best one so far in the series. Mario and his friends are in glorious HD, and a fifth player can ||150px||Gamepad, Wiimote, Pro Controller|
|Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge||Action-Adventure/Hack-N-Slash||An enhanced port of the critically panned Ninja Gaiden 3, similiar to the Ninja Gaiden Sigma releases. Team Ninja did their best to listen to and address the numerous issues from the original game by removing enemies begging for their lives; adding more weapons, moves, and playable characters; bringing back the Karma system for upgrades; and significantly upping the game's uncharacteristically easy difficulty level. Unfortunately didn't receive the minor upgrades the later PS3/360 releases got, but is still good. Get a Pro Controller to play it, although the Gamepad is still usable. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller|
|Nintendo Land||Minigames||Nintendo's first theme park, right in your living room. The park is divided into sections that represent different Nintendo franchises. Lots of fun with friends and alone.
Is included with the Wii U Deluxe Bundle.
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Third in the series of Miyamoto's amazingly fun and charming strategy games. This one has you in a different setting and you control 3 captains from the planet Koppai whose food has run out and you are sent out to retrieve more. It has a variable limit which can last as long as you keep finding food (unlike the fixed limit in Pikmin 1), but has no caves. It also looks fantastic, the fruit looks real enough to eat! File:Wii U icon.png
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|Resident Evil: Revelations||Third Person Survival Horror||Resident Evil returns to its survival horror roots in a HD port of the 3DS version. Includes improved graphics and good Gamepad features. Better than its PS3/360 counterparts, but still lacking a little in the graphics which is to be expected. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller|
|Rayman Legends||2D Platformer||
Originally announced as a Wii U exclusive, but then delayed to be released multiplatform due to Microsoft's shitty Third-Party policies (Which caused massive amounts of rage in the process) Rayman Legends features OVER 100 FUCKING LEVELS! This game is packed full of content, and it's hard as shit too. The game plays similar to Origins, but has a new feature: Murphy. In the Wii U and PS Vita versions of the game, you actually control Murphy to help solve puzzles, help the characters move through the levels, etc. In the other versions, Murphy was just assigned to a button. (YAWN) With multiple levels, characters, and costumes, Rayman will keep you coming back for more. File:Wii U icon.png
Available for Wii U, PS Vita, PC, PS3 and 360.
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|Scribblenauts Unlimited||2D Platformer/Puzzle||Maxwell is back again in probably the best Scribblenauts game so far. Has an Object Creator; you can literally make anything now. Also on Steam, which is better for you pirates. UK version has vanished. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Wiimote for multiplayer|
|Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed||Racing||Sequel to Sega's fantastic racer, this time with added Planes and Hovercraft, so kinda like Diddy Kong Racing if you could switch vehicles midrace. Wii U version has Banana Heist and Ninja Tag minigames exclusively. File:Wii U icon.png (To switch to Gamepad mode just swipe down on the touchscreen, completely undocumented in the manuals or anything.)||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote, Wiimote + Nunchuk|
|Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition||3D Fighter||The usual exciting roster of Tekken with just a touch of Nintendo. Gameplay is still a blast as usual, adding in features lost since the original Tekken Tag Tournament. Has all previously-released PS3/360 DLC on disc plus two Wii U-exclusive modes including Tekken Ball.File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wiimote + Nunchuk|
|The Wonderful 101||Action-Adventure/Hack n' Slash||Latest action game from Hideki Kamiya. You control a group of superheroes on a mission to stop alien invaders. Your characters can form any weapon or tool they need using themselves as material. Gameplay can be described as Okami+Bayonetta. As expected from Platinum Games, boss battles are absolutely CUHRAAAAAZY. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller|
|ZombiU||First Person Survival Horror||A (sort of) reboot of the 1986 PC game Zombi. Fight zombies. Trying to revive the Survival Horror genre with classic gameplay. Perhaps not an instant classic, but better than Ubisoft's Wii launch title, Red Steel.||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller for Multiplayer|
eShop Releases Edit
|Bit. Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legends of Rhythm Alien||Rhythm/Platformer||
The sequel to the famous WiiWare game. This game features purtier graphics, new songs, and a whole bunch of other shit. It's on fucking everything, but the Wii U version has Off-TV Play. File:Wii U icon.png
|The Cave||Adventure/Platformer/Puzzle||New Double Fine game which plays similar to a point and click game, with great writing. The Wii U port is marred with a sub-par framerate, often dropping below 30 fps. Try the eShop demo and see if you don't mind it.||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Wiimote + Nunchuk|
|Cloudberry Kingdom||Platformer/Torture Device||This is a platformer so fucking difficult the developers couldn't beat it. If you like getting raped hard, this game is for you.||150px||Gamepad|
|Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams||2.5D Platformer||Jeez, for a game that was an obvious Mario clone back in the 80's, the Giana Sisters have been appearing a lot lately. This game is a 2.5D platformer where you play as two slutty girls switching through 2 worlds. It's actually a very deep and enjoyable game. But a bit too pricey. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad|
|Kung Fu Rabbit||2D Platformer||A 2D platformer similar to Super Meat Boy, but slow as shit. If you like Super Meat Boy, then get this game.||150px||Gamepad|
|Little Inferno||Sandbox/Fireplace Sim||Burn things, collect money, buy more things to burn and make combos with, and repeat. Has a very dark story going on throughout. Same guys who developed World of Goo. Wii U version is not much different to the PC version and with a somewhat high price for a 2-3 hour 'game'. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Wiimote|
|Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition||Puzzle Platformer||Port of the 3DS game, a great puzzle platformer with timed levels which will have you trying to beat your best time by miliseconds. Wii U version has Hyper Mode levels which are just bounus levels more difficult than the first 16 levels, a new gun after you finish the game, and has enhanced visuals so you can see more of the Hooligan Sisters' lewd curves. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller, Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro|
|Mutant Mudds Deluxe||2D Platformer||
A deluxe edition of the 3DS game...without the 3D. It features 20 brand new GHOST levels. The game kind of loses its touch without the 3D. But hey,
|Nano Assault Neo||Twin Stick Shmup||Beautiful twin-stick shooter. Has 4 levels which each have 4 sub-levels. Game gets extremely difficult when you go for the high scores. Has multiplayer co-op. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller or Classic Controller/Classic Controller Pro for Co-op|
|Puddle||Physics/Puzzle||Tilt the Gamepad left and right to get the liquid to the end, kinda like a mix between Mercury and LocoRoco except there's a bunch of different liquids with different properties. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad|
|Toki Tori 2||Metroidvania/Puzzle platformer||Main character is a chick who can only do two things: whistle and ground pound. That's it. Every single puzzle in a game is solved with these two moves interacting the the environment in various ways. Whistling various tunes give a a few more abilities (like teleporting between checkpoints). There are no levels, only one big interconnected world that you traverse by solving puzzles you encounter on the way. Puzzles can get very hard. Aside from the main menu logo and credits, the game has no text.File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad|
|Trine 2: Director's Cut||Adventure/Puzzle/2D Platformer||Amazing puzzle platformer with a nice traditional medieval fantasy story ported from PC, with Goblin Menace expansion pack included and an extra level called "Dwarven Caverns". Switch between 3 characters who each have different abilities to continue forward. File:Wii U icon.png||150px||Gamepad, Pro Controller|