Top Three Action Games on the Wii U

Top Three Action Games on the Wii U

The Wii U’s library includes games from across all genres. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest action games available for the Wii U.

3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

The Wind Waker was already an excellent addition to the Legend of Zelda franchise for the GameCube, but its Wii U remaster takes it to the next level. Not only does it have HD graphics and native 1080p resolution, it also features a number of gameplay improvements.

Most notably, the tedious Triforce Quest has been redone so that five shards are found in treasure chests and only the remaining three require Triforce Charts to find them. A new item called the Swift Sail increases the ship’s speed, players who want a greater challenge can play in Hero Mode, and the GamePad can be used to display the map and inventory.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was already a fantastic action-adventure game. These and a few other tweaks make its Wii U version even better.

wind waker hd

2. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Since Batman: Arkham City was out on other systems for a year before its Wii U release, it’s often ignored. This is unfortunate, since the Armored Edition has not only the open world action gameplay that made it a fan favorite, but numerous additions that make this version one of the best.

It includes all the DLC, new armored costumes for Batman and Catwoman that let them store energy to temporarily increase their strength, and excellent GamePad integration.

While its performance suffers a little compared to other versions, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is still an incredible game for action fans and Batman fans alike.


1. Bayonetta & Bayonetta 2

Yes, those are two games, but the only alternative was giving each a spot on the list, because Bayonetta and its sequel are both masterpieces. Starring a witch named Bayonetta in search of her lost memories, the first game is filled with over-the-top action, complex combos, and challenging battles. It’s easy to learn… and insanely difficult to master.

Although Bayonetta 2 is slightly easier, it removes the original’s few frustrations and makes its gameplay better than ever. Add in a good dose of humor and two wild plots, and we have to name Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 the best action games on the Wii U.

bayonetta 2

In Conclusion

These three games are our picks for the top Wii U action games. What are yours?

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  1. Great list. This list made me think about other action titles on the Wii U and even though it’s software library is “small” compared to other consoles, there could easily be a list of top 10 actions games for the console. While I think these 3 are the best and most polished of the bunch, there are a number of others that could fill out a top 10.

    • True. For example, while I haven’t played it yet, I’m sure The Wonderful 101 would be near the top of the list as well.

      • Yep, that one came to mind. Also Devil’s Third, at least for me. It’s very rough around the edges though mainly because of the development problems it had well before anyone knew it was even going to be released on Wii U. I am hoping we see a Bayonetta 3 on the next system from Nintendo, NX or whatever they decide to call it.

  2. I never got to play the armored edition but Batman: AC was phenomenal. I still have one more date sometime next year to meet Calender Man for the achievement. lol.

  3. I’d personally put Hyrule Warriors over Arkham City: Armored Edition, but this is a pretty great list overall. 🙂

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