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The worst Wii games of all time

We've celebrated the best of Wii, but now here are our lowest-rated Wii games

A little ONM quiz for you. Which game did we describe as an execrable turd? Which fllm tie-in was labeled as insulting trash? Don't know? You might have to read about the worst Wii games of all time to find out!

We celebrated the best Wii games last week but now it's time to travel to the dark side as we reveal our top (or should that be bottom?) 10 stinkers. Every console has them...

10. Ninja Captains

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What is it? Four clumsy ninja cats attempt to save the world with the power of mini-games after their city is attacked by a giant mouse. They travel to every continent looking for the enemy, only to find the enemy in their home town. It's like Skyfall. With cats. Only rubbish.

What we said: Ninja Captains is not only vaguely offensive, but also boring to play and often just plain broken. One of its mini-games, gondola racing, is almost unplayable - a left waggle sends your craft right, but then so does a right waggle. Then there's the plain stupid use of stereotypes - Somali pirates wear grass skirts and live in the jungle, according to this. It's not malicious, but it is empty-headed.

Score: 28%

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  1. deKay Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:27

    Disappointingly, I have none of these games :(

    I do have Sonic and the Secret Rings and Heatseeker though, both of which are worse than Alien Syndrome by a long way.

  2. K-tet Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:31

    That's a pretty atrocious list, and Bethesda taking the ether rag for worst game on your list? Makes a change if I'm honest.

    Thankfully I've stayed away from all of these titles. In fact, the worst game I've played on Wii is made by Sega, but I wouldn't say it's anywhere near as bad as the listed titles. Funnily enough, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams was the worst I've played, and being a NiGHTS fan it's pretty hard to say that was the worst game I've ever played on Wii. It just goes to show that when you steer clear from the shovelware and stick to the real quality titles, you might find the worst titles in your collection are either mid-70's or of a higher rating.

  3. carnivine chaos Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:33

    Where's Wii Fit? Oh wait, these are the worst in terms of ONM rankings...

  4. Jock_Nerd Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:34

    I got Rampage for free. Pretty bad, yeah. The waggle controls didn't respond, but the other than that, it was OK at best.

  5. the_yoshimaster Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:38

    wow!
    all you need to do is look at he images and you will know there bad games

  6. DFawkes Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 15:42

    The only one I own is Iron Man, which I actually quite enjoy. Controls are mostly alright and blasting stuff with your Repulsors and Missiles can be entertaining. It's especially impressive given the amount of time the developers were given to make it - it's astounding it's even functional!

    Not that I'd actually recommend anyone else ever buy it though, given you could use that money to buy ONM :)

  7. 3DSRulesO.K Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:06

    Where's Wii Fit? Oh wait, these are the worst in terms of ONM rankings...

    Wii Fit was a great game, it accomplished very well what it was trying to do and it was very fun!

    And ONM are nowhere near biased, how dare you make such a suggestion just because they didn't say that Wii Fit is one of the worst Wii games of all time.

    (You have embarresed yourself, by the way :roll: )

  8. hamzahdsi Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:17

    Please ONM can you start making articles with a max of two pages. I hate having to go through eight pages just to read about one subject

  9. Pyron12 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:24

    I thought Rampage TD was good and spent a lot of time on it :x. Where is Kung-Fu-Funk anyway? That scored 14% or 12% (forgotten)

  10. Nintendalek42 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:26

    I'm surprised Ninjabread Man isn't on the list after the great amount of hate you expressed for it through the years in your magazine.

  11. Ben707 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:28

    I do have Sonic and the Secret Rings and Heatseeker though, both of which are worse than Alien Syndrome by a long way.

    Are we playing the same Heatseeker here? For an early Wii game the controls were accurate, the graphics were half decent, the missions were varied and there was loads of things to unlock once you finished the main story.

  12. RTY1998 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:39

    Where's My Fireplace?

  13. JD_Method Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:41

    I own none of these games, but perhaps even better (or worse), I actually worked on one.

  14. Cidiyance Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:43

    I love it when people compile their list of top ten worst media. There anguish brings me so much joy.

    But still, I owned none of them thankfully and I'm also glad that Danial Craig was in something that most critics considered bad... I hated him since Casino Royal and I hate that movie.

  15. ThePokekid78 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 16:47

    Worst one I've played? Easy - it was one of my sister's, called Action Girlz Racing. Yuck, even the title makes me hate it.

    Made by the same lot who did the (un)sensational Ninjabread Man, you start the game with 1 track. Just 1. There are no differences in unlockable characters or karts. The graphics are godawful, the 1 music track in the whole game is completely lifeless, the races are ridiculously slow-paced, the controls are incredibly unresponsive and the hit detection is abysmal (sometimes you ram something and bump off, other times you'll be sent flying 180 degrees through the air.)

    It has literally no redeeming features, just the poorest Mario kart rip off and indeed, worst game, I've ever played.

  16. tbuxton42 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:00

    Even as a major Doctor Who fan, I could not agree more on the tragic status of Return To Earth. Whereas Evacuation Earth was a decent if short rip-off of Professor Layton, Return had virtually no positives beyond its somewhat true-to-form voice recordings from Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. I bought both titles thanks to my love of the show, but as both a gamer and fan Return stretched my passion to the absolute limit. Case in point? To this day 2 years on I have yet to complete Return, as its constant bugs and difficulty spikes have placed me at a level which I cannot bare to Return to. By far the 2nd worst Wii game (Golden Compass just clips it) I have ever played.

  17. smash-brother Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:05

    Please ONM can you start making articles with a max of two pages. I hate having to go through eight pages just to read about one subject


    I liked the way each place had it's own page so it built up tensone to find out what no.1 was

    i also liked the Ł20 joke,lol

    p.s. i own dr who, God only knows why i bought it as its basicly 'the adventure games'
    WHICH WAS FREE! :evil:
    Curse you past-self.

  18. mushroomchow Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:09

    Please ONM can you start making articles with a max of two pages. I hate having to go through eight pages just to read about one subject

    Ah, First World Problems...

  19. smash-brother Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:09

    Where's My Fireplace?


    Techually it's not a game, it's an app :lol:

  20. GloverMist Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:33

    Even as a major Doctor Who fan, I could not agree more on the tragic status of Return To Earth. Whereas Evacuation Earth was a decent if short rip-off of Professor Layton, Return had virtually no positives beyond its somewhat true-to-form voice recordings from Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. I bought both titles thanks to my love of the show, but as both a gamer and fan Return stretched my passion to the absolute limit. Case in point? To this day 2 years on I have yet to complete Return, as its constant bugs and difficulty spikes have placed me at a level which I cannot bare to Return to. By far the 2nd worst Wii game (Golden Compass just clips it) I have ever played.


    I 100% agree. I got it at Christmas expecting it to be briliant along with Super Mario All-Stars and (ironically) a sonic screwdriver remote. I thought I'd feel the part playing it with that but instead, I hated it and have only ever played it twice. I feel let-down, BBC, give me money!

  21. NintendoForLife Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 17:54

    Please ONM can you start making articles with a max of two pages. I hate having to go through eight pages just to read about one subject

    Yeah totally agree with this one. The last website only had one (and sometime reeeeaaallly long page) for articles, but I always read them in full, now I don't even bother.

  22. goldenmushroom Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 18:28

    the only really bad wii game i owned was speed racer, that game was horrible (so i sold it at a high price)

  23. thenintendoer Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 18:33

    this brings back memories of reading those magazines and finding score close to single digits :)

  24. gobbadino Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 19:08

    Where's My Fireplace?

    Exactly what I was thinking.

  25. shadowlugia101 Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 19:12

    i own the golden compass game, I'm not going to lie though i really liked the movie when i was 10 but the game was pretty shoddy. it's buried somewhere collecting dust as we speak.

  26. TheVelvetRoom Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 19:30

    This article reminded me of how little Wii games I actually played through in my time. Honestly, the worst one I have played was Other M.

  27. skynerman Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 20:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI3eCN6IArc
    canada hunt the worst game to ever be made! :evil:

  28. deKay Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 20:59


    Are we playing the same Heatseeker here? For an early Wii game the controls were accurate, the graphics were half decent, the missions were varied and there was loads of things to unlock once you finished the main story.

    The graphics were terrible, the missions were awful and the game played like it was unfinished. Sure, the controls were OK, but a turd that controls well is still a turd.

    Wing Island, released around the same time, was eleventybillion times better in every single way.

  29. fritzfrapp Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 21:02

    I thought Rampage TD was good and spent a lot of time on it :x. Where is Kung-Fu-Funk anyway? That scored 14% or 12% (forgotten)

    Correct. Rampage TD was good and definitely doesn't belong in this list.

  30. deKay Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 21:02

    this brings back memories of reading those magazines and finding score close to single digits :)

    Until recently almost *all* the ONM scores were single digits ;)

  31. Devilmancheese Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 21:34

    I do remember when the magazine used to be NOM and the ratings when it got to about 15% said "not worth stealing".
    I am pretty sure that sums most of the games on this list!

  32. majora. Tuesday 6th Nov 2012 at 21:42

    jungle cartz is also bad along with plenty of third party rubbish :cry: thank god for the likes of zelda and mario eh?

  33. SnorlaxMonster Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 05:15

    What happened to #6? I saw 2 #7s.

  34. yubel Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 11:52

    Most of these simply didn't appear on my radar at all, but I can think of more deserving titles to be on this list.

    Surprisingly, the least enjoyable Wii game in my experience was Spyborgs - which ONM awarded 80%.

  35. carnivine chaos Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 12:13

    Where's Wii Fit? Oh wait, these are the worst in terms of ONM rankings...

    Wii Fit was a great game, it accomplished very well what it was trying to do and it was very fun!

    And ONM are nowhere near biased, how dare you make such a suggestion just because they didn't say that Wii Fit is one of the worst Wii games of all time.

    (You have embarresed yourself, by the way :roll: )


    Accomplished what it was trying to do =/= Good game.
    ONM seem to be pretty biased at times, provided it's a first party game with "Wii" in the title, it usually gets 90% or higher. Although this is just my opinion.
    I haven't embarrassed myself at all, what are you talking about?

  36. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 13:38

    The worst Wii game I own is "Yogi Bear: The Video Game", which ONM sent to me as a prize in a Podcast Competition. I believe got a little over 50% in the mag. A fair score as it was genuinely better than I was expecting. Some fairly decent platforming, even if it does get repetitive quickly. The background music is quite nice too.

  37. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 14:17

    Luckily I don't own any of these games on the list.
    The worst game I've played on the Wii has to be Game Party,for being an absolute pain in the backside to play,horrible graphics and just the lack of overall polish,but as I traded that in a couple of years ago,the worst game I own now is Sonic Riders Zero Gravity because of it's terrible motion controls.

  38. killganon Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 14:42

    people tend to ignore game reviews and judge the game for themselves i think the games should be judged by the gamer and not a magazine but thats my view i stopped buying magazines and realised it to be better

  39. 5OUNDWAVE Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 15:37

    worst 1 i played was sonic colour's, thank god for sonic 4 episode 1 + 2 , it's like onm polished a turd and tried to pass it off as a mars bar with the score they gave sonic colour's , shocking

  40. Amidamaru Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 15:38

    surely aren't all wii games awful? I haven't played one that proves me wrong except maybe wii sports because it was created around the wii not just done and shove onto the console. the controls are always difficult as you have to flap about with the controllers. the wii should only be used for active games like sports and wii fit.

  41. deKay Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 16:02

    worst 1 i played was sonic colour's, thank god for sonic 4 episode 1 + 2 , it's like onm polished a turd and tried to pass it off as a mars bar with the score they gave sonic colour's , shocking


    What?!

    Sonic Colours was *terrible*, but Sonic 4 episodes 1 and 2 were far, far worse. Episode 1 is barely even a game.

  42. deKay Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 16:03

    surely aren't all wii games awful?

    http://doulifee.com/Storage/aceatt/Gyakutenprosecutor/1-ani-edgeworth-sup-wit-dat.gif

  43. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 16:32

    worst 1 i played was sonic colour's, thank god for sonic 4 episode 1 + 2 , it's like onm polished a turd and tried to pass it off as a mars bar with the score they gave sonic colour's , shocking


    ?_? (!!)

  44. Dwarph Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 19:19

    i say onm do a single race of wheelspin >:3
    itd be hilarious to watch :')

  45. personface Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 at 19:33

    Please ONM can you start making articles with a max of two pages. I hate having to go through eight pages just to read about one subject


    I agree. Why can't you just put them one after the other?

  46. Super-PWii Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 11:35

    No room in that list for Spiderman 3?

    The only game I've ever bought and got a full refund for on the same day, with the reason I gave of "This game is broken, they don't appear to have actually finished making it".

    True story, they didn't even argue and just gave me all my money back :twisted:

  47. SM3DL Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 17:43

    I also think ONM should just use one or two pages.

    On an unrelated topic, do any of you know how I get a little picture or animation to the left, at the side?

  48. CDS Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 18:44

    I admit it. I used to own Wheelspin. Got it for my brithday before I'd read the review in ONM for it.
    But even so, using a Gamecube controller, I did pass some of the challenges, and even defended it on Neoseeker in a review. I think that was just euphoria at laughing so hard at spinning and crashing around the track.
    Never once did I get angry at it, as I was too busy laughing.

    On a serious note though, I do seem to get through quite a bit of uselessness with Wii games. Like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 and Big Family Games. Thankfully, all of these have now been eradicated from my Wii's memory and the house.

  49. SM3DL2 Thursday 8th Nov 2012 at 23:10

    A truly awful looking game was a Tiger Woods Golf Tournament game.

    It was 49p pre-owned in GAME. I looked like they'd never played it (good for them).

  50. deKay Friday 9th Nov 2012 at 08:08

    A truly awful looking game was a Tiger Woods Golf Tournament game.

    It was 49p pre-owned in GAME. I looked like they'd never played it (good for them).

    Strange. Tiger Woods on the Wii is an excellent game. And I'm not even a fan of golf.

  51. MarioBlox Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 19:27

    The worst game I ever got on wii was doctor who: top trumps. Anyone else notice a pattern with doctor who? 8)

  52. Crash323 Friday 22nd Feb 2013 at 23:42

    After seeing the review for Wheelspin which was utterly hysterical, a year later i bought a pre-owned wheelspin for 8 quid. Just so i could proudly say I have the worst game on Wii :D

  53. Scraggy man Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 04:31

    Just take a drink and pretend they never happened

  54. masamune Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 10:15

    naruto clash of ninja revolution 2, good god that game was horrific and nerutu games are usually pretty decent

  55. Pyron12 Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 11:21

    worst 1 i played was sonic colour's, thank god for sonic 4 episode 1 + 2 , it's like onm polished a turd and tried to pass it off as a mars bar with the score they gave sonic colour's , shocking


    ...No. Sonic 4 Episodes 1 + 2 are okay but aren't as good as Colours.

  56. deKay Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 13:33

    After seeing the review for Wheelspin which was utterly hysterical, a year later i bought a pre-owned wheelspin for 8 quid. Just so i could proudly say I have the worst game on Wii :D

    So you bought We Dare too?

  57. plaing2411 Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 17:41

    ONM had to give Ninja Captains away as a prize, remember that Chandra? :lol:

    Golden Compass is no doubt poor but the review was from Mike Jackson, who loathed Sega. Take that advice with a pinch of salt (but still avoid the game, it's rubbish).

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