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Best Wii U games

Tonnes of new entries, but it's Mario that platforms his way straight to the top of the pile

6. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (New Entry)

What is it? A swashbuckling return to form for Ubisoft's premiere parkour series, Black Flag sees all the best bits of III return (a huge open-world, incredible ship combat) with none of the fluff (10 hour tutorials, Connor sulking). The result is a game with all the zip of a great pirate yarn, the breadth of a true adventure and all the silliness series that's realised all it wants to do is entertain.

What we said: Realism be damned, Ubisoft Montreal has rediscovered its love of playful, daft fun. A huge, almost constantly entertaining game. Brash, soulful and clever, it's astonishing that a title on a yearly schedule came out this meaty.

Score: 91%

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  1. PeterR Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 22:46

    Didn't you say this was going to be at midnight? Its a bit tricky to comment on the scores having only played demo's of two of the games at MCM (NSMBU and nintendo land) but they seem to be about what I'd expect from my limited time with them as they were rather good fun. The ZombiU score will be interesting to see. Also not a good start for sonic on WiiU.

  2. IPecksU Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 22:47

    Please say you haven't reviewed ZombiU yet, and I'm surprised with Sonic because the ps3/360 version got an 8.6 from IGN

  3. Nintendalek42 Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 22:51

    I'm surprised NSMBU got a worse score than NSMB2, it seemed much fresher. I guess it probably boils down to reviewer personality, but then again I haven't played the Wii U game have I? I guess the full review will make things clear. It seems Rayman Legends has already got a margin to win, as this mario isn't even gold award.
    It seems the launch line-up as a whole is better than on the 3DS, but there's no instant-classic equivalent to Zelda Twilight Princess. I was expecting a higher score for the Sega Racing Game, but I wasn't going to buy it anyway.

  4. tomonm Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 22:53

    You can find out what we think of ZombiU at midnight on Saturday.

  5. JoeOdranDoran Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 22:59

    So thus far, no games to blow us away. I'm thinking of getting a Wii U for christmas, so I hope there are some more intriguing titles out by then.

  6. CBTIRL Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:05

    Mr Scullion, is there a single player career mode different to the co-op manager mode in FIFA, and if yes it the 12 or 13 version

  7. tomonm Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:06

    So thus far, no games to blow us away. I'm thinking of getting a Wii U for christmas, so I hope there are some more intriguing titles out by then.

    Hang on! Nintendo Land has got a 90! That pretty much makes it essential.

  8. MatthewONM Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:09

    So thus far, no games to blow us away. I'm thinking of getting a Wii U for christmas, so I hope there are some more intriguing titles out by then.


    I'd argue that a 90% score for Nintendo Land counts as "blown away". With the launch of the new machine (and a new look ONM to accompany it) we're treating it like a blank reviews slate. Games are going to have to work much harder for higher scores than before - personally, I think NSMBU is the best NSMB game to date, but it's still not a 90% - and hopefully people will see the merit in lower scores as a result. One thing we've introduced in the new magazine is a medal system: gold (90+), silver (80+) and bronze (70+), as we want to reclaim the 70s as respectable scores. By this logic, these are all pretty strong games. And Sonic is still above average. Just.

  9. tomonm Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:11

    I'm surprised NSMBU got a worse score than NSMB2, it seemed much fresher. I guess it probably boils down to reviewer personality, but then again I haven't played the Wii U game have I? I guess the full review will make things clear.

    You are right. If you read the review it will make things clear as it justifies the score perfectly. Matthew has done a great job on it. Listen to the podcast next week, too as that explains things further. What I will say is that the score is the reviewer's personal opinion (although we do have second opinions in the new-look ONM) and the only thing he needs to do is score the game in a way that matches the tone of the review. He doesn't have to mark it according to what another reviewer said about a game on a different format.

  10. barrybarryk Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:15

    I'm actually really looking forward to playing Nintendo Land and NSMBU

    And yes, I'm aware I'm a big child lol

  11. Birdy1994 Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:17

    Even though there are a few great retail games (Including NintendoLand Hooray for Deluxe Edition) I think the Download games are what really shine; Chasing Aurora, Little Infereno, Mighty Switch Force HD, Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, The Cave, Cloudberry Kingdom, Runner 2 etc. I just hope for an Awesomenauts port. Also can we use 3DS eshop credit on Wii U

  12. Blue Toad Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:21

    Oh for the love of...grow up, ONM. I've been lucky enough to receive SASRT a day early and it's an impeccable racing game bursting with creativity and ambition. The track design is wonderous, the fanservice of the IPs tremendous while still adhering to people who aren't familar with them and the idea of one flaw being a mode that is 'interminable' is ridiculous. Are you telling me you hate content that lasts you a good long while and you just want to rush through your games? The mode isn't repetitive at all IMO. As a gamer, I want something I can constantly go back to, and this game really looks like it's top notch for that stuff from what I've played so far. I can't understand why you would put it down as a flaw. Not to mention the multiplayer has a ton of options and some of the weapons are very creative such as the Bee Swarm and the Hot Rod Motor. If you look beyond 'oh that homes in so it's clearly a red shell' you'll realise you're wearing tinted glasses, albeit not of the rose kind.

    Honestly, I can understand you have a different opinion and I respect that completely, but there's stating an opinion and then there's just refusal to admire the good qualities. I'm fed up of this constant bias. You haven't compared it to Mario Kart but I can imagine the review for this will have constant finger pointing and every sentence will feature it. Yet when TTT2 comes out there won't be any references to say Dead or Alive Dimensions despite it being of the same genre. I'm done buying this magazine. It used to be wonderful and a great reading experience for me, but now you've sadly fallen victim into the hole many reviewers find themselves trapped into. Bias.

    Thank you for reading this and the good things you have provided to me as a reader over the years. I wish you better critics in the future than you were to this game.

  13. MatthewONM Thursday 15th Nov 2012 at 23:30

    Honestly, I can understand you have a different opinion and I respect that completely, but there's stating an opinion and then there's just refusal to admire the good qualities. I'm fed up of this constant bias. You haven't compared it to Mario Kart but I can imagine the review for this will have constant finger pointing and every sentence will feature it. Yet when TTT2 comes out there won't be any references to say Dead or Alive Dimensions despite it being of the same genre. I'm done buying this magazine. It used to be wonderful and a great reading experience for me, but now you've sadly fallen victim into the hole many reviewers find themselves trapped into. Bias.


    Are you seriously accusing us of bias in a review you haven't even read yet? I'm glad you dig the game (which you haven't played on Wii U, I should add), but until you've read Joe's review in full, I'd hold fire on laying into it. Spoilers: it hardly mentions Mario Kart.

  14. imbusydoctorwho Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:01

    I'm really surprise by the score you gave Sonic and all Stars Racing Transformed,considering IGN loved the PS3/360,I was expecting a 80% score.
    Still going to get it,if it gets better reviews.

    Tekken looks bloody brilliant,as well.

  15. Mr Meaner Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:12

    *looks at the score for ASRT and the reasons why*

    "interminable world tournament, poor local multiplayer and uninspiring weapons"

    *Sees the ONM staff trying to defend it*

    Well... at least now we know the exact date and time that the review guys here lost the plot.

  16. ABCABlue Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:27

    With your vehicle transforming into a boat and a plane, Sumo seem to have followed Mario Kart 7's lead even if the results are very different.


    This isn't true, and it would be a real shame if that hasn't been mentioned in the review. http://mynintendonews.com/2012/05/03/sonic-all-stars-racing-dev-talks-similarities-between-mario-kart-7/ I'll read the full review of ASRT when it rolls around- the score seems harsh but can't be fairly judged until I've played it myself, or at least until more reviews come about. It's just that I wanted to point out that land, sea and air angle of this game existed before Mario Kart 7 was announced. No copying going on from either side.

  17. Autosaver Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:30

    Hey ONM, I noticed a lot of backlash toward your review. If you're wondering where it came from...
    A Sonic forum.

    So yeah, calm down guys. Please wait until ONM releases their full review. I really don't like how we're tearing apart a review based off of one paragraph (that usually sums up the review without details). Calling ONM fanboys is also kind of stupid since you A. Haven't played the Wii U game B. Are coming from a Sonic game forum.

    Look, ONM is changing their review scale so it is going to be a bit harsher. If they used the old scale, I'm sure the game would have gotten a 7.5 or something similar. Mario Kart 7 on the other hand could have been dropped to an 8.0 or 8.5. And again, ONM has said Mario Kart isn't mentioned that often in the full review. So put down the torches screaming Mario Kart will be the focus of the review.

    This is also just one review. It really gives a bad image when we jump over to accuse, hate, and destroy. Wait until other sites start sending in their scores, and wait until ONM releases theirs.

  18. hammster Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:37

    Man, people still get defensive about Sonic games?

  19. SunjunSoftware Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 00:57

    I'm going to hold out for Scribblenauts Unlimited. *nod nod*

  20. leelamon Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 01:21

    I just want to say that the Sonic review is bogus IF the Wii U version is a competent port. I played the game on 360 all day and in no way possible could a decent port with the Wii U additions come out at a 62 score. Oh and I'm not a SEGA guy, I don't know any of the characters besides those from the Sonic franchise and I never owned a SEGA console in my life. If this game is polished and running stable there is just no way it could rank lower than buggy, unpolished messes like Assassins Creed Liberation (which I own) or Heroes of Ruin (which I also own).

  21. dunc247 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 03:09

    Games are going to have to work much harder for higher scores than before - personally, I think NSMBU is the best NSMB game to date, but it's still not a 90% - and hopefully people will see the merit in lower scores as a result. One thing we've introduced in the new magazine is a medal system: gold (90+), silver (80+) and bronze (70+), as we want to reclaim the 70s as respectable scores.

    This is so good to here ONM, definitely agree!

  22. ChandraONM Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 06:47

    Dear oh dear, the internet just gets worse by the minute.

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    For those who posted the unreasonably, knee-jerk responses, ONM does not need to defend its scores.

    The new mag explains the scoring system.
    The scores in the mag are the scores we think games deserve.
    End of.

    Not everyone will agree, though I should say that the 360/PS3 scores of a similar game have little or no relevance to a Nintendo magazine. And we certainly don't look at other publication scores and go "OMG we must be wrong, let's change it!" We were as shocked by other people's higher scores as some of you seem to be at our lower score.
    And that's fine. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion so long as it's informed and based on fact.

    If a score makes you so angry that you want to stop buying the mag (seriously?) then stop buying the mag.
    Otherwise grow a pair and be confident enough in yourself and your own opinion that you don't need to freak out on a forum.

  23. HyrulianToad Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 06:55

    Hopefully zombiu gets a good score , I'm also interested in how you'll score the ports.Any idea when suscribers will get the magazine?

  24. Xenobladeperson Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 07:28

    Well at last ONM are giving Mario games under 90% now. Maybe someday they'll give it something in the 70s.

    Was there anything under 62%?

  25. thecoolmana777 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 07:35

    Love the new system , can't wait to read the full reviews in the mag :)

  26. Neverdeadagain Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 07:55

    Amazed by the Sonic score. I've been playing the Xbox version yesterday and its really good. Did you get sent a pre-release copy or something? Maybe it wasn't finished or something.

    While I understand you're attempt to 'rebalance' scores, its completely doomed to failure as the entire world scores differently to you. A game that scores below 7 means 'terrible do not buy' in this day and age. Which will mean people will buy less Nintendo format games after reading your magazine (or worse, seeing the score you give on the internet). A bad thing for you guys I would imagine.

    I fact you could almost take the scores,10,9,8 etc and use them as the 5 star system - so 10 is 'five stars', 9 is 'four stars' etc. People get this unconsciously I think. This means you've ranked this game as a 2 star game. Its simply not that as the IGN review of 86% shows.

    The worst thing is Sega will make future business based off the metacritic scores of their games. This score will unfairly drag the metacritic down of the game, which could mean a sequel wont get made, which would be a real shame, Mario Kart needs decent competition its getting really stale.

    It is quite a bit different to Mario Kart so I wonder if the reviewer just has Mario tinted glasses on and cant see through that.

  27. CBTIRL Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 08:00

    I have been reading ONM for a good few years, and I cannot remember 1 occasion where I disagreed with a review. The mag and podcasts are the highlight of my month. Bring on the 21st and the new look, My Body Is Readyy

  28. torterratrainer Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 08:07

    WAHHHH
    THESE ARE THE BEST WII U GAMES!!?

    NSMBU is infinetley better than NSMB2 just to say swap those reviews around dammit!

  29. MartinIsAwesome Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 08:24

    Congratulations on avoiding the usual backlash for a Mario game review score... it's just a shame it's hit you elsewhere.

    Also, it's great to find out some of the features of the redesigned mag. I hope that the new medal system that Matt revealed does do it's intended purpose of easing away the stigma for 70%+ games The Second Opinion is also very welcome. I remember a similar feature appearing briefly in EMAP's "NOM" and I found it very useful, so thanks for introducing it to ONM.

  30. tomonm Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 08:50

    I fact you could almost take the scores,10,9,8 etc and use them as the 5 star system - so 10 is 'five stars', 9 is 'four stars' etc. People get this unconsciously I think. This means you've ranked this game as a 2 star game. Its simply not that as the IGN review of 86% shows.

    You're setting your own system there. If we were to mark out of five stars, I would say that 62% is probably three stars. Disappointing by Sonic standards. Back to the original criticism quickly. You do need to read the review but in this pithy summary, I think you can infer that by listing interminable as a flaw, Joe thought it was a bit boring. Long doesn't automatically mean a game is good, just as really hard doesn't. It has to be fun as well.

    As for the suggestion of bias, that's just going to wind us up, especially when it comes to the Sonic V Mario debate. A lot of us on the magazine really like Sonic and I have consistently defended modern Sonic games when people write them all off, pointing people towards the handheld games such as Rush and Generations, plus Colours on Wii. We've given some great scores to Sonic games. That's probably one reasons that we're so disappointed by Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed. It had great potential.

  31. imbusydoctorwho Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 09:32

    I'm looking forward to you reviews of Batman Arkham City,and Epic Mickey 2.
    Hopefully both will be great tiles.

  32. ChrisONM Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 09:38

    Mr Scullion, is there a single player career mode different to the co-op manager mode in FIFA, and if yes it the 12 or 13 version


    There's a single-player career mode but it's more like the FIFA 12 manager mode.

  33. shy guy 64 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 10:32

    fair enough but i all ready know witch games im getting

  34. barrybarryk Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 10:57

    I wonder how Darksiders 2 will turn out. I have the PC version already, but with some tidy touchscreen implementations for the inventory and map system as well as a little bit of a general tidy up I'd consider getting it again for a console.

  35. Andy Ritson Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 11:06

    Review of the ONM "Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed" Comments

    5/10
    Disappointing/Inaccurate/Biased A must *not* read.

  36. jawafour Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 11:23

    Why is the review a "must not read"? Surely you'd want to read it to work out how it differs from your view?

    Once the mag is out, people can take a look, understand the new review marking system and then make their own minds up. No need to get worked up about a review that nobody has read in full for a game that nobody has played yet!

    The only criticism for ONM is that they've fallen into the trap of releasing scores on the net without the full story to back it up. I can understand why; but perhaps the new scoring approach should have been noted prominently in the article.

    I'm looking forward to the game and the mag :-)

  37. tomonm Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 12:10

    Whoops! We weren't actually meant to publish our review score of Sonic Racing until the game is released in America on Sunday. So we've deleted it from this Best Wii U games article. We will publish the review online at a later date and don't forget that you'll be able to read the full review in issue 91 of the magazine.

    Just thought you should know in case you're wondering why everyone is talking about Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed when the review score is no longer in the article.

    That's all I have to say...

  38. barrybarryk Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 12:21

    Ooh breaking embargo, Sega aren't going to be happy lol

  39. ChuckRock Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 12:27

    Speaking of breaking embargoes..

    Just got my new ONM! Loving the matt finish (it feels smooth on my hands) and the new look is very classy.

    Fear not people, ZombiiU 92% and the early title of best Wii U game!

    As for Epic Mickey 3DS, I am absolutely gutted. Let the backlash start here! You are biased against mice, I'm never reading ONM again, Tangled FTW! etc etc ad infinitum

  40. NintendoForLife Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 13:38

    The problems with SSAR might be exclusive to WiiU as it's new hardware. Just wait until you've played that version before commenting. Every time it's mentioned it's sounded unpolished on the WiiU. If you can get it on PS360 then do that as it probably has less issues. None you have played it on WiiU.

  41. dunc247 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 15:51


    so good to here

    *hear. So sorry.

  42. ThePokekid78 Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 18:07

    After reading Issue 89, I was surprised to see your scores for some of the Wii U launch titles...seems that with the re-designed magazine you guys are also being a little harsher with your review scores....WHICH I LOVE. The harsher, the better!

  43. harrogatewario Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 19:28

    Some of this hysteria over a review score is very amusing. :D Calm down folks, just because a game scores low it doesn't mean you aren't allowed to enjoy it.

    I've never bought a game based on a high review score, just on the contents of a review and whether the game would appeal to me or not. (Although call me a massochist but I have occasionally purchased a game with a really low score just to see how bad it is.)

  44. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 16th Nov 2012 at 20:26

    i don't care what the score is for sonic racing is as i'll still get it as i've already pre-ordered it , the first one was poor but i still enjoyed it , i do pay attention to the review's but they don't make my mind up , only when i play the game will i know if it's any-good as the only opinion that matter's to me is mine , the game is what u make of it and not some-one else and no i don't have a big head

  45. SNESgamer Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 09:26

    i don't care what the score is for sonic racing is as i'll still get it as i've already pre-ordered it , the first one was poor but i still enjoyed it , i do pay attention to the review's but they don't make my mind up , only when i play the game will i know if it's any-good as the only opinion that matter's to me is mine , the game is what u make of it and not some-one else and no i don't have a big head

    Ive just seen the reviews for the PS3 and 360 versions of this. Both are very positive.
    So this is looking good for the wii u version.

  46. Shinnos Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 13:04

    One thing we've introduced in the new magazine is a medal system: gold (90+), silver (80+) and bronze (70+), as we want to reclaim the 70s as respectable scores. By this logic, these are all pretty strong games. And Sonic is still above average. Just.

    Yes! This is a great idea. Although I'd still be tempted to just give review scores out of 10, so that something which got 90+% would be 9/10. I think people get too caught up on the percentages when reading reviews, which leads to comments along the lines of "I can't believe you only gave this game 94%!!! It deserves at least 95%!!!". An overall 9/10 score would possibly make people actually read the review more rather than become obsessed about percentages...

  47. PhineasFerbStyx Saturday 17th Nov 2012 at 16:16

    Any chance of a Batman Arkham City Armoured Edition review, it's probably my most wanted U game for Christmas.

  48. adamguy Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 02:58

    So thus far, no games to blow us away. I'm thinking of getting a Wii U for christmas, so I hope there are some more intriguing titles out by then.

    Hang on! Nintendo Land has got a 90! That pretty much makes it essential.

    No, it means than ONM has told us it's essential. Crucial difference.

  49. 3DSRulesO.K Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 18:00

    I can't believe that NSMBU got a lower score than NSMB2. There wasn't that much 'new' about 2, especially the music, but considering all the new stuff in U, it really has to get more than 90% at least. Unless they messed up on the gameplay somehow, have they?

  50. Dan-the-Wii-man Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 18:31

    Can some one tell me WHAT THE HELL is up with Zombi U scores all over the internet?! ONM say 92%, IGN 6.5, Gamespot 4.5?!?!

  51. Devilmancheese Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 20:46

    I was wondering when someone would comment on the zombiu review, it has been different over the internet, but it is personal taste. IGN said the gamplay was a bit boring after a while with zombies taking too long to go down (which became too repetative after a while) and a not so great story.
    I guess ONM thought differently but it wasd reviewed by two different people each looking for something else in the game.
    If you wanted the game but are put off, why not buy it and try. If it is not to your taste then return/exchange it.
    If not wait a while until lots of people have played it and look at their opinions to see whether you want to buy or not.

  52. TaleOfTheToaster Sunday 18th Nov 2012 at 23:11

    Interesting how ZombiU got pretty sub-par reviews from everywhere else. I went through about 2 full pages of Google search, and I didn't find one that claimed it was as good as ONM claim. But I had no plans to buy it anyway, so whatever.

  53. Quantum Raven Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 08:56

    New Super Mario Bros. U is the best Wii U game ONM! Mario just crushes the competition and he's been doing so for almost 30 years and anyway Mario is what Nintendo is all about and I know for a fact that NSMBU is by far and away the best Wii U game at least until the inevitable free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration comes out on Wii U (which most likely won't be Super Mario Galaxy 3 because Nintendo themselves have said that SMG3 most likely won't happen and anyway it's about time that Mario returned to the Mushroom Kingdom or Sarasaland or any of the other Mario kingdoms and lands for the next free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration).

    I strongly suspect ONM deliberatly under-rated New Super Mario Bros. U so that it doesn't get a higher score than Rayman Legends because it will be controversial if they have and personally I would give New Super Mario Bros. U 99%!

  54. imbusydoctorwho Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 10:43

    Quite a difference from 4.5 from Gamespot.

  55. Targey Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 11:41

    New Super Mario Bros. U is the best Wii U game ONM! Mario just crushes the competition and he's been doing so for almost 30 years and anyway Mario is what Nintendo is all aboiut and I know for a fact that NSMBU is by far and away the best Wii U game at least until the inevitable free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration comes out on Wii U (which most likely won't be Super Mario Galaxy 3 because Nintendo themselves have said that SMG3 most likely won't happen and anyway it's about time that Mario returned to the Mushroom Kingdom or Sarasaland or any of the other Mario kingdoms and lands for the next free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration).

    I strongly suspect ONM deliberatly under-rated New Super Mario Bros. U so that it doesn't get a higher score than Rayman Legends because it will be controversial if they have and personally I would give New Super Mario Bros. U 99%!

    How can you say it's the best Wii U game when you haven't even played NSMBU, let alone any Wii U game? And how can you claim a poorly backed-up opinion is fact?

  56. AiDeNintendude Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 19:30

    Personally NSMBU I think will be my 2nd buy (after Nintendo Land) for the console. Being a student I've got to be careful with my money and I generally consider anything above 85% to be worth paying full price for; anything below is usually something that I wait a little while to buy at a cheaper price - I think that's fair...? I trust your reviews ONM as you're all fair to games and merit them where they deserve it, unlike other reviewers who focus way too much on the drawbacks and visuals of games.

  57. AiDeNintendude Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 19:36

    Dear oh dear, the internet just gets worse by the minute.

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    For those who posted the unreasonably, knee-jerk responses, ONM does not need to defend its scores.

    The new mag explains the scoring system.
    The scores in the mag are the scores we think games deserve.
    End of.

    Not everyone will agree, though I should say that the 360/PS3 scores of a similar game have little or no relevance to a Nintendo magazine. And we certainly don't look at other publication scores and go "OMG we must be wrong, let's change it!" We were as shocked by other people's higher scores as some of you seem to be at our lower score.
    And that's fine. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion so long as it's informed and based on fact.

    If a score makes you so angry that you want to stop buying the mag (seriously?) then stop buying the mag.
    Otherwise grow a pair and be confident enough in yourself and your own opinion that you don't need to freak out on a forum.

    He has spoken.

  58. Chilly Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 19:46

    I'm looking forward to playing NSMBU, and just like in your latest issue, I've even made a schedule(well, tried to) of what to do before it comes out. It's only around 10 days away, but still, intense waiting is needed for awesome console creator.

  59. Quantum Raven Saturday 24th Nov 2012 at 14:45

    New Super Mario Bros. U is the best Wii U game ONM! Mario just crushes the competition and he's been doing so for almost 30 years and anyway Mario is what Nintendo is all aboiut and I know for a fact that NSMBU is by far and away the best Wii U game at least until the inevitable free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration comes out on Wii U (which most likely won't be Super Mario Galaxy 3 because Nintendo themselves have said that SMG3 most likely won't happen and anyway it's about time that Mario returned to the Mushroom Kingdom or Sarasaland or any of the other Mario kingdoms and lands for the next free-roaming 3D Mario platformer with the focus on free exploration).

    I strongly suspect ONM deliberatly under-rated New Super Mario Bros. U so that it doesn't get a higher score than Rayman Legends because it will be controversial if they have and personally I would give New Super Mario Bros. U 99%!

    How can you say it's the best Wii U game when you haven't even played NSMBU, let alone any Wii U game? And how can you claim a poorly backed-up opinion is fact?

    The thing is that for me New Super Mario Bros. U just excites me 1,000,000 times more than any other Wii U game and personally ONM have been over-hyping Rayman Legends and ZombiU and I hate it when critics over-hype certain games and for the record I don't care much about ZombiU because I'm not intrested in horror and there is too much blood in it so as a result I'm not getting it and secondly although I am looking forward to Rayman Legends it just doesn't excite me as much as NSMBU! I'm more into platformers and kart racers although I will play videogames across a varitey of genres except horror and thirdly New Super Mario Bros. U is a MARIO game and Mario is what Nintendo is all about and NSMBU launches with the Wii U and a new Nintendo system launching with a Mario game is normal even though this is the first time since the DS launched that this has happened which is a bit weird.

    And that above paragraph backs it up as fact and anyway I just get more fun out of Mario games in the same way that classic gameshows are better.

    One final thing, ONM get all worked up about a certain videogame to such a point that they compare that videogame with another and then deliberatly under-rate the more superior game so that it scores less than the videogame that they get worked up about and they have been doing that ever since Super Princess Peach was released 6 years ago.

  60. Lazara the Last Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 16:00

    I'm actually really looking forward to playing Nintendo Land and NSMBU

    And yes, I'm aware I'm a big child lol

    You're not a big child. Unless you're a child. And you're big... Anyway, I'm twenty, and the thing I'm most excited about for the Wii U is Christmas. I can't wait for Christmas, because I'm going home to my parents and siblings and everything! And best of all, we're going to play the crap put of Nintendo Land!! :DD

  61. 3ds234 Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 17:58

    Can anyone tell me if I should get Nintendo Land or Mario Bros U.I wont be playing either with other people that much.

  62. Xenokami Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 19:30

    My WiiU came 1 day early from Amazon. Yay!

  63. tomonm Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 19:34

    Can anyone tell me if I should get Nintendo Land or Mario Bros U.I wont be playing either with other people that much.

    New Super Mario Bros U. Nintendo Land is great but only with other players.

  64. Kieran Drakes Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 19:40

    I have a feeling that ben 10 will fail, not because of the game, but the time, not enough really young kids will have a wii u, but i do like how much nintendo's demographic has changed, and i hope nintendo do well with older aged games.

  65. tohaker Thursday 29th Nov 2012 at 21:17

    I understand these reviews are biased towards the Wii U, but I really think no-body can argue that the Wii U is a 'baby's console' with these kind of launch games and reviews. I'm really looking forward to getting my Premium Pack - if my experience will be anything like getting my Wii, then I shouldn't need to buy another game for it for about 4-5 weeks.

  66. imbusydoctorwho Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 11:26

    Darksiders 2 looks absolutely brilliant,I think I might have to go for it.

  67. Brawlftw Friday 30th Nov 2012 at 20:28

    I understand these reviews are biased towards the Wii U, but I really think no-body can argue that the Wii U is a 'baby's console' with these kind of launch games and reviews. I'm really looking forward to getting my Premium Pack - if my experience will be anything like getting my Wii, then I shouldn't need to buy another game for it for about 4-5 weeks.

    I very much agree with that first part, they seem to be downplaying all the games you can get on other consoles, otherwise WiiU must have done something pretty bad indeed to make Mass Effect 3, Black Ops 2 and Arkham City worse than ZombieU. Not saying ZombieU's bad, but I seriously doubt it will be as good as those 3.

    "Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U is every bit as good as on other consoles. If you're new to the series the present day story will be confusing, but Connor's tale is fairly standalone and can be enjoyed without prior knowledge of the series. This is a massive, lovingly crafted game that's absolutely stuffed with things to do, but the limited GamePad functionality and linear mission design are disappointing."

    The first statement and the last one contradict each other in the AC3 review. Moreover, the game isn't a masterpiece but it does deserve more recognition than 80% would suggest.

  68. phil2512 Sunday 2nd Dec 2012 at 21:45

    About your S&ASRT review. Will you review the game again once the new patches are out?

  69. Adam Pompa Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 07:18

    please tell me tank! supports pro controller
    tank!
    tank!

  70. MatthewONM Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 08:19

    About your S&ASRT review. Will you review the game again once the new patches are out?


    No. Our complaints were with the game itself. You'll understand once you've read the full review. We will, however, be doing a separate online multiplayer review in a later ONM Gamenight.

    I've always been highly dubious of re-reviewing games after patches, because it's not the version people buy on the disc. Yes, 99% of people have access to the internet and, through it, the patch, but it's still not the game you buy in the shop.

  71. MatthewONM Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 08:22

    I very much agree with that first part, they seem to be downplaying all the games you can get on other consoles, otherwise WiiU must have done something pretty bad indeed to make Mass Effect 3, Black Ops 2 and Arkham City worse than ZombieU. Not saying ZombieU's bad, but I seriously doubt it will be as good as those 3.

    "Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U is every bit as good as on other consoles. If you're new to the series the present day story will be confusing, but Connor's tale is fairly standalone and can be enjoyed without prior knowledge of the series. This is a massive, lovingly crafted game that's absolutely stuffed with things to do, but the limited GamePad functionality and linear mission design are disappointing."

    The first statement and the last one contradict each other in the AC3 review. Moreover, the game isn't a masterpiece but it does deserve more recognition than 80% would suggest.


    Why don't you wait to read the full reviews before jumping to any conclusions? Each score is fully justified. And as for the Creed review, those two sentences don't contradict each other. It's as good as it is on other consoles, it's just that GamePad doesn't make it better. Makes perfect sense to me.

  72. GullibleGoat44 Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 10:11

    So thus far, no games to blow us away. I'm thinking of getting a Wii U for christmas, so I hope there are some more intriguing titles out by then.

    Hang on! Nintendo Land has got a 90! That pretty much makes it essential.

    exactly!! this game looks like it will be the building looks for what many devs will do with the game pad

  73. phil2512 Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 18:37

    That's okay then.

  74. santaglause Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 10:34

    sonic transformed should be in the top 5, there is a burning rangers level thats all i have to say

  75. Pyron12 Monday 10th Dec 2012 at 18:39

    Would Sonic All Stars have had a different score if someone else had reviewed it? It's fine having one persons opinion but two from the same magazine would be interesting. I am in the middle with Joe Skrebels to be honest. At times I can understand his reasoning but sometimes I think he's too harsh when reviewing (no offence intended).

  76. MatthewONM Monday 10th Dec 2012 at 19:11

    Would Sonic All Stars have had a different score if someone else had reviewed it? It's fine having one persons opinion but two from the same magazine would be interesting. I am in the middle with Joe Skrebels to be honest. At times I can understand his reasoning but sometimes I think he's too harsh when reviewing (no offence intended).


    Nope, the team are in agreement on this one. I don't think Joe is too harsh, I just think people have grown too accustomed to critics handling games with kid gloves. Joe writes what he thinks and sticks as honest a score as he can on the end. That's all you can ask, really. We're trying really hard to reestablish 50% as the average score. Too many sites start their scoring at 70 or 80. I think it's possible to have a 60% game that'll really appeal to the diehard fan of the genre, as is the case with SASRT.

  77. liam Doyle Tuesday 25th Dec 2012 at 21:46

    Nintendo land is cool but mariou is much better!

  78. SuperSonicGamer Wednesday 26th Dec 2012 at 20:36

    I personally think you should have rated SAASRT much higher than 63%. It's a brilliant game.

  79. epiclink Friday 28th Dec 2012 at 14:26

    Nintendo Land is the best!

  80. KH81314 Saturday 12th Jan 2013 at 17:13

    At first I was surprised about how good the review was for Nintendo Land but it's the best game on the Wii U so far.

  81. LOZanges Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 at 20:03

    Didn't you say this was going to be at midnight? Its a bit tricky to comment on the scores having only played demo's of two of the games at MCM (NSMBU and nintendo land) but they seem to be about what I'd expect from my limited time with them as they were rather good fun. The ZombiU score will be interesting to see. Also not a good start for sonic on WiiU.

    I think Sonic is really good, although ONM's opinion is ONM's opinion and I respect that. Make up your own mind on whether: A. To get a WII U and B. To get Sonic. Although I advise you to do both.

  82. KH81314 Thursday 31st Jan 2013 at 19:47

    My favorite game so far is Darksiders II but the score isn't too bad.

  83. Mr Roboto Thursday 31st Jan 2013 at 19:55

    Zombi U for me!

    The only decent launch game that shows The Wii U off.

  84. Scraggy man Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 12:47

    Wow go Lego! glad to see it did so well.
    Maybe they should make more independent story games from now on.

  85. olrodlegacy Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 12:56

    Nintendo Land really doesn't deserve to be on there. It's good for nostalgia but otherwise it's incredibly light. Darksiders or FIFA should take its place.

  86. toffeeman30 Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 13:06

    after 4 lego games im tired of them. dont think i will get it but nice to know its a good game. about time the wii u had a game to look forward to

  87. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 13:27

    Very happy to see it picked up a great review,29th March can't come soon enough.

  88. tomonm Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 13:42

    after 4 lego games im tired of them. dont think i will get it but nice to know its a good game. about time the wii u had a game to look forward to

    So is Chandra! That was the point he made in his review. Things have changed for LCU which is why it got the high score it did. Had it been the same old LEGO it would have not been close to the top 10.

  89. bigterence Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 15:20

    Got Lego on pre-order.Looking forward to it and Luigi.

  90. liveswired Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 20:11

    That has to be the worst top 10 in console history. Lego Undercover exposes the Wii U's slow, high latency RAM big time. Dodgy engine with last gen hardware don't mix. :(

  91. liveswired Thursday 14th Mar 2013 at 20:19

    after 4 lego games im tired of them. dont think i will get it but nice to know its a good game. about time the wii u had a game to look forward to

    So is Chandra! That was the point he made in his review. Things have changed for LCU which is why it got the high score it did. Had it been the same old LEGO it would have not been close to the top 10.

    Funnily enough most reviews I have read beg to differ. Most seem to agree that it is quite a good game, trapped with poor graphics, long load times and terrible frame rate. The missions follow the exact same linear layout as previous titles, most seem to agree that the open world is well designed but unfortunately hit with all those issues.

    While of course I should reserve full judgement before playing, the lack of NPCs in the city along with the terrible pop in, crippled framerate takes the sheen of it for me. :(

    But considering the the Wii U top ten all the Lego games are good enough to fill it. Lego Batman 2 should be the definitive Wii U lego release. Atleast it has two player co op in the city and in missions.

  92. MatthewONM Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 10:36

    That has to be the worst top 10 in console history. Lego Undercover exposes the Wii U's slow, high latency RAM big time. Dodgy engine with last gen hardware don't mix. :(


    Early days yet! Can't think of any console that had ten generation-defining games in its first four months. And Lego City looks fine. No better or worse than any other Lego game (and it is far more ambitious in scale than Lego Batman 2's open world).

  93. liveswired Friday 15th Mar 2013 at 21:51

    That has to be the worst top 10 in console history. Lego Undercover exposes the Wii U's slow, high latency RAM big time. Dodgy engine with last gen hardware don't mix. :(


    Early days yet! Can't think of any console that had ten generation-defining games in its first four months. And Lego City looks fine. No better or worse than any other Lego game (and it is far more ambitious in scale than Lego Batman 2's open world).

    I suppose so!!! :mrgreen:

  94. OmniBligh Saturday 16th Mar 2013 at 13:26

    These games are all great. But LoZ Wind Waker should be at the top of the list when it comes out. Also, for things like Assassin's Creed and definatley Mass Effect, I would recommend buying the other for another console and playing them. Assassin's Creed just for the story line and you missed out if you didn't play as Ezio, and Mass Effect because it is one of the best game franchises of all time. Your decisions change things in the following games, you become attached to characters and the gameplay is amazing!

  95. lrwr14 Wednesday 20th Mar 2013 at 15:33

    No monster hunter 3U? That would be number 1 on my list.

  96. Watoad Sunday 24th Mar 2013 at 20:43

    WHY OH WHY is Funky Barn not in the top 10. :D :D :D :D

  97. GameDirect Tuesday 30th Apr 2013 at 16:51

    I cant wait till I get a wii-u a bit overdue but that dont matter

  98. ultimatebuffalo Tuesday 30th Apr 2013 at 21:45

    mean while on other consoles you have 2 of the best rpgs of the year bioshock infinite and Ni No Kuni.

    thats not forgetting Tomb Raider, god of war ascension, Journey, The Walking Dead (adventure) Devil May Cry, Beyond 2 souls, The Last of Us, Natural Selection 2, DOTA 2, league of legends, GTA 5, South Park the Stick of Truth

    DEADPOOL, castlevania lord of shadows 2, Prey 2, Metro, Homefront, so many AAAA titles or hugely hyped games on 360 or PC or Ps3, there is practically nothing announced for Wii U except Pikmin 3 and Wind waker hd, where are the new IPs?

    lego city is the best new game for wii and it looks like a ps2 game running on a n64 engine.

    thats not even mentioning the fact Wii U wont be able to support Frostbite or Unreal engine 4 so expect more of a games drought as the years drag on.
    ,

  99. TronFan97 Wednesday 15th May 2013 at 14:52

    Hang on, wasn't there an announcement prior to the Wii U's launch that Metro: Last Light would be coming to Wii U?

  100. Fubz Monday 27th May 2013 at 01:01

    mean while on other consoles you have 2 of the best rpgs of the year bioshock infinite and Ni No Kuni.

    thats not forgetting Tomb Raider, god of war ascension, Journey, The Walking Dead (adventure) Devil May Cry, Beyond 2 souls, The Last of Us, Natural Selection 2, DOTA 2, league of legends, GTA 5, South Park the Stick of Truth

    DEADPOOL, castlevania lord of shadows 2, Prey 2, Metro, Homefront, so many AAAA titles or hugely hyped games on 360 or PC or Ps3, there is practically nothing announced for Wii U except Pikmin 3 and Wind waker hd, where are the new IPs?
    ,

    Um, you should be comparing the 360 and PS3 with the Wii, not the WiiU to make a fair judgement.

  101. liveswired Tuesday 9th Jul 2013 at 09:46

    'if Criterion can do this with a quick conversion the mind boggles'

    Lets just ignore the fact that Criterion spend four months extra getting the Wii U version up to speed - now the mind boggles.

    If the Wii U had the processing grunt it wouldn't need an extra four months - it could run unoptimised code better through brute force. The fact the Wii U version only supports 6 player online suggests that there was a lot of switching around of resources to allow the Wii U version to improve slightly over it's console brethrens - I would argue if the ps3/360 versions were allotted extra time they would look just as good.

    But what I will say is that it was great that the extra time and funding was allocated for Criterion BY THE GREAT EVIL EA. You know - the ones that spent a lot of money converting FIFA to Wii U and implementing an amazing list of features to take advantage of the touch screen -yet get ridiculed because it wasn't the latest version of the engine? I played the Wii U version of FIFA and thought it was excellent - you could tell the team spent a lot of time and effort on the Wii U port.

    Mass Effect 3 - I enjoyed this game and never played the first or second - you don't need to.

    The games didn't sell due to ungrateful Wii U owners who would rather the average and generic Mario bros 1000 over everything else.

  102. Ordinarygamer Monday 29th Jul 2013 at 18:47

    Where's Scribblenauts Unlimited? It was one of the best Scribblenaut installments to date and deserves a place. Plus, what's not to love? 8)

  103. NintendanGX Thursday 1st Aug 2013 at 12:12

    Pikmin 3 below ZombiU? Are you kidding me? ZombiU is okay, but how can you put it above all else? It's not that great or mind-blowing! Pikmin 3 may be painfully short, but the gameplay makes it worth it.

  104. FamilyGAMEGuy8 Thursday 1st Aug 2013 at 12:48

    Well I just ordered ZombiU for 12 quid...don't think I can really go wrong with that.

  105. Bootler Thursday 1st Aug 2013 at 19:18

    Why is ZombiU above Pikmin 3? ZombiU sucked.

  106. Riverlution Thursday 1st Aug 2013 at 22:26

    ZombiU shouldn't even list in the top 5. Maybe, close to ten.

    Pikmin 3 is by far the best game on the console (which isn't a port).

  107. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 17:50

    excuse me but where is MH3U? :?: that should easily have earned 2nd or 3rd

  108. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 17:51

    Where's Scribblenauts Unlimited? It was one of the best Scribblenaut installments to date and deserves a place. Plus, what's not to love? 8)


    uhh scribblenauts unlimited was never released in the uk that is why it is not in the list

  109. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 17:53

    ZombiU shouldn't even list in the top 5. Maybe, close to ten.

    Pikmin 3 is by far the best game on the console (which isn't a port).


    I agree MH3U, NSMBU, nintendo land and lego city undercover are all better games than zombi u

  110. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 17:55

    Zombi U for me!

    The only decent launch game that shows The Wii U off.


    uhh nintendo land was a launch game and that shows off the wii u's capabilitys much better than zombi u does

  111. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 17:56

    No monster hunter 3U? That would be number 1 on my list.


    agreed :D

  112. Hero_Of_Moga Friday 2nd Aug 2013 at 18:01

    Nintendo Land really doesn't deserve to be on there. It's good for nostalgia but otherwise it's incredibly light. Darksiders or FIFA should take its place.


    SAY WHAT?!?!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: FIFA better than nintendo land? let me phrase it differently poorly made port of a bad game better than wii u's equivalent of wii sports? is that really what you are saying? I suggest you rethink that one

  113. Dizzybow Saturday 3rd Aug 2013 at 03:48

    Welcome to the forums Hero_Of_Moga! Multiposting is frowned upon so please try to avoid making multiple consecutive posts such as those above. All of the above could easily fit in to a single post so please keep this in mind in future.

  114. liveswired Saturday 3rd Aug 2013 at 10:00

    wow - that pre render of Pikmin 3 really makes you dream of it on PS4.

  115. blackwhitesoul Monday 26th Aug 2013 at 00:30

    am I the only person that loved the fact you had to do a finger print to open the pod with the bat suit in that made me so happy :)

  116. BattleGooseUK Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 16:32

    The handling on NFS for Wii U is so broken in comparison to the other platforms, it is very unresponsive and the cars feel very boaty. It's still playable but it's awful if you've played the other versions. For this reason it doesn't deserve a 90% even IF it's the best racer on Wii U.

  117. Time-Bomb Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 16:59

    I'm sure ZombiU doesn't deserve to be that high. Sure it shows off the gamepad well but it feels a bit out-dated already, similar to what happened to Red Steel on the Wii. It was good as a first game for the console, but if you review it again now it really isn't that special.

  118. Hero_Of_Moga Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 18:21

    glad to see that wonderful 101 is still wonderful and has beaten even rayman legends to the top spot

  119. Hero_Of_Moga Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 18:23

    Welcome to the forums Hero_Of_Moga! Multiposting is frowned upon so please try to avoid making multiple consecutive posts such as those above. All of the above could easily fit in to a single post so please keep this in mind in future.


    well when I am talking about two things that are unrelated I dont want them in the same post as it is confusing to read for some

  120. ThePsychicExtrem Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 20:34

    I'm a bit worried that if anyone apart from Joe was reviewing wonderful 101 it would have gotten a lower score (no offence, even though you will take offence)

  121. shadowlugia101 Tuesday 3rd Sep 2013 at 21:49

    There's no way zombiu deserves the score it got, it had a few interesting ideas with the gamepad but the game was infuriating and was way to short and boring. honestly it's one of if not my least favourite game i've played in recent memory. and there is no way that the wonderful 101 should be number 1, i played the demo and yes it was amusing and enjoyable but that demo seems to sum up the whole game, and again it seems to be quite short. and on top of that, it beat rayman and mario? it just doesn't seem right.

  122. Hero_Of_Moga Wednesday 4th Sep 2013 at 07:39

    there is no way that the wonderful 101 should be number 1, i played the demo and yes it was amusing and enjoyable but that demo seems to sum up the whole game, and again it seems to be quite short. and on top of that, it beat rayman and mario? it just doesn't seem right.


    don't judge a game by the demo

  123. shadowlugia101 Wednesday 4th Sep 2013 at 19:58

    there is no way that the wonderful 101 should be number 1, i played the demo and yes it was amusing and enjoyable but that demo seems to sum up the whole game, and again it seems to be quite short. and on top of that, it beat rayman and mario? it just doesn't seem right.


    don't judge a game by the demo

    That's true it just doesn't really scream out as a must buy, personally it just didn't really seem like my cup of tea

  124. Nathj1999 Tuesday 24th Sep 2013 at 16:39

    Wonderful 101 shouldn't be number 1. I had it and played it a couple of times. I got quite far into it but it just bored me.
    Also, why is Rayman higher than Mario?!
    Personally, my top 5 would be:
    1) Pikmin 3
    2) New Super Mario Bros. U
    3) Nintendo Land
    4) Tekken Tag Tournament: Wii U Edition
    5) New Super Luigi U

    I like Game & Wario as well, but Zelda Wind Waker HD will top my list when I get it though!

  125. Komodo_Wolfgang Saturday 19th Oct 2013 at 15:26

    ...Why isnt Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate on this list?

  126. Imperfect_Dark Saturday 26th Oct 2013 at 07:39

    This list needs more Darksiders 2!

  127. Brawlftw Sunday 27th Oct 2013 at 01:05

    The fact of the matter is, the WiiU doesn't have any great original exclusives yet, Pikmin 3 being the only possible exception. It has a fair few good ones, but nothing to get hyped over. This time next year, however, should be a very different story; I see Bayonetta 2, the new Smash Bros and the new 3D Mario world all being 90%+ games easily.

  128. DaleBiederbeck Friday 29th Nov 2013 at 20:13

    Dear Official Nintendo Magazine,

    ZombiU sucked, please take it off of your list. It's destroying the credibility of said list. Also bump Pikmin 3 up a few spots.

  129. Benjy3DU Saturday 30th Nov 2013 at 15:57

    You've kicked LEGO City Undercover out of the Top 10! Personally, I liked it way more than Nintendo Land!

  130. fluggy2003 Monday 2nd Dec 2013 at 13:10

    Mario 3D World is a joyous celebration of all things videogame!!! It certainly deserves more than 93%!!! 97% would be more appropriate and its certainly umpteen percent better than W101! Nintendoland is way overrated too.

  131. NintendanGX Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013 at 20:03

    Mario 3D World is a joyous celebration of all things videogame!!! It certainly deserves more than 93%!!! 97% would be more appropriate and its certainly umpteen percent better than W101! Nintendoland is way overrated too.

    You wish. The Wonderful 101 was a fantastic game that many people should have enjoyed, if they weren't too busy drooling over an unneccesary remake like Wind Waker HD. And how is NintendoLand overrated in any way? It's a freaking tech demo!

  132. Lazara the Last Saturday 7th Dec 2013 at 14:33

    Great list, but I personally miss NSMBU on it! Now, I havenít played them all, but I doubt Lego Marvel Super Heroes beats Pikmin 3! My list would be more like this (I have not played Rayman Legends, Deus Ex or the Lego game):
    1. Pikmin 3
    2. Super Mario 3D World
    3. Assassinís Creed IV
    4. Nintendo Land
    5. ZombiU
    6. The Wonderful 101
    7. New Super Mario Bros. U + NSLU (best 2D Marios since World!)
    8. Lego City: Undercover
    9. Spliner Cell: Blacklist
    10. Toki Tori 2

    I havenít listen Wind Waker, as itís a remake. The Wonderful 101 remains uncompleted, but Iíve played some of it!

  133. nintendorule Saturday 28th Dec 2013 at 23:35

    Wii U has so many great games...

    Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Zelda Wind Waker HD, Monster Hunter,Zombi U, Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost Worlds, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Black List, NSMBU and the Luigi expansion, Nintendoland, Mario and Sonic, Wii Party U, Wii Fit U etc etc!!!

  134. nintendorule Saturday 28th Dec 2013 at 23:37

    The fact of the matter is, the WiiU doesn't have any great original exclusives yet, Pikmin 3 being the only possible exception. It has a fair few good ones, but nothing to get hyped over. This time next year, however, should be a very different story; I see Bayonetta 2, the new Smash Bros and the new 3D Mario world all being 90%+ games easily.

    It has Super Mario 3D World, NSMBU, Nintendoland, Zombi U, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Sonic Lost Worlds etc etc!

  135. pppongi Monday 30th Dec 2013 at 09:12

    This was an AMAZING Christmas present. YES :!:

  136. AJWolfTill Tuesday 14th Jan 2014 at 11:38

    Delighted to see that 6 of my 8 retail games made it onto the list! Thankfully the other four are all games I've been stalking for awhile now! Did not expect to see Wonderful 101 quite so high up, but this has certainly rekindled my curiousity in this game.

  137. ConradDudd Friday 24th Jan 2014 at 02:56

    Really want a Wi U :(

    I would get Wind Waker or the (future) Smash Bros. if I were to get one.

  138. knightfusion2000 Thursday 27th Mar 2014 at 18:42

    So guys when do ye think pikmin 4 is coming out??? :?:

  139. knightfusion2000 Thursday 27th Mar 2014 at 18:43

    Really want a Wi U :(

    I would get Wind Waker or the (future) Smash Bros. if I were to get one.

    Do get wii u its class!!!

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