Best Wii Games

The Nintendo Wii was a great go-to game console for kids' video games. The platform offered games in a wide variety of genres and interests, including sports, role-playing, adventure, education, and exergaming. In this list, you'll find games that will get your kids moving, ones that create great four-person parties, games that make you think, and ones that transport you to fantastical worlds. Whether your kids love Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, or Super Mario, you'll find something just right for them. If you're looking for other Nintendo system lists, check out our Wii U Games for Family Fun or Best Nintendo Switch games lists.

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Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Game Poster Image
Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
(2009)
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Go Diego Go: Safari Rescue Game Poster Image
Preschoolers get their own "wild" Wii game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Nickelodeon Fit Game Poster Image
Great active-gaming collection, perfect for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Boom Blox Game Poster Image
Fun cooperative/competitive block-busting puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Club Penguin Game Day Game Poster Image
All-around great collection of multiplayer mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Elebits Game Poster Image
Little beings electrify gameplay on the Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2006)
(2006)
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Game Poster Image
Dueling mascot game franchise scores a gold with this entry.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Game Poster Image
Ingenious remake is a classic for both old, new fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Game Poster Image
Brilliant platformer a surefire hit for virtually all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Game Poster Image
Now with Wii MotionPlus, for true one-to-one swing control.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
(2009)
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A Boy and His Blob Game Poster Image
The sweetest, gentlest action heroes around.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Active Life Explorer Game Poster Image
Fantastic action that will make you break a sweat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
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Create Game Poster Image
Unique physics puzzles require imaginative solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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Disney Epic Mickey Game Poster Image
Grand, imaginative, heartfelt adventure in dark 'toon world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Donkey Kong Country Returns Game Poster Image
Highly enjoyable new spin on a classic, now with co-op.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Game Poster Image
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Kirby's Epic Yarn Game Poster Image
Original and beautiful platformer is one of the year's best.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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Mario Sports Mix Game Poster Image
Top-notch sports compilation is good fun for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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NBA 2K13 Game Poster Image
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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Skylanders: Trap Team Game Poster Image
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
(2014)
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SSX Blur Game Poster Image
Use your body to board and ski -- say Wiiii!
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
(2007)
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Top Spin Tennis 4 Game Poster Image
Beautiful tennis sim is both accessible and challenging.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Wii Sports Game Poster Image
Inclusive sports played a new way -- fun for all!
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2006)
(2006)
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Wii Sports Resort Game Poster Image
Best all-ages sports compilation yet -- great for groups.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Game Poster Image
Quirky adventure is a puzzle-playing treasure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
(2007)
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De Blob 2 Game Poster Image
Colorful characters and great gameplay make for a fun ride.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Game Poster Image
Fantastic sequel, but for older LEGO fans due to violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Game Poster Image
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Game Poster Image
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Lego Lord of the Rings Game Poster Image
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2012)
(2012)
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Poster Image
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
(2013)
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Rayman Origins Game Poster Image
Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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Spore Hero Game Poster Image
Kid-focused Spore spin-off combines thinking with thwacking.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Wii Fit Game Poster Image
Exercise is a blast on the Wii Balance Board.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
(2008)
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Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 Game Poster Image
Balance board adds new dimension to popular dance franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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DiRT 2 Game Poster Image
Thrilling offroad racer with plenty of depth, variety.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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EA Sports Active Game Poster Image
Virtual personal trainers help families get fit on the Wii.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 Game Poster Image
More Glee goodness for fans of the TV show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
(2011)
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Trauma Center: Second Opinion Game Poster Image
Medical simulation game is bloody but educational.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2006)
(2006)
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Guitar Hero: World Tour Game Poster Image
A best-in-class "must have" music game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
(2008)
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Little King's Story Game Poster Image
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Okami (Wii) Game Poster Image
A revival of a great teen paint-to-play adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
(2008)
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Rock Band 3 Game Poster Image
Advanced music sim with sexy girls, mild cussing, alcohol.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
(2010)
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Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
(2012)
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You Don't Know Jack Game Poster Image
Clever spin on trivia games sports a little dirty humor.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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The Beatles: Rock Band Game Poster Image
Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
(2009)
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