The Nintendo Wii U has turned out to be an excellent source of open world games for eager gamers. From sandbox titles to massive adventure games- Nintendo’s latest home console is a fantastic medium for exploration. If you find yourself dying to traverse and explore a sandbox game on the Wii U, you need look no more! Here you’ll find some of the best open world games available!
LEGO City Undercover
The hype for LEGO City Undercover started high and steadily rose after its E3 announcement. The LEGO series has been a killer app for Nintendo consoles since the compilation Star Wars title for the original Wii. Now fans have been blessed with what is easily the greatest LEGO title to grace gaming. The game offers a massive city with varied, vibrant locales to explore for endless hours.
Even if you decide to blitz through the fifteen chapter story mode, you’ll find a wealth of replay value in the game’s sandbox content. The franchise’s trademark sense of humor is intact, though the beloved co-op is nowhere to be seen. If you can forgive the lack of multiplayer, you’ll find yourself immersed in a visually outstanding Wii U sandbox game.
The Amazing Spider-man: Ultimate Edition
The world famous web-slinger has shrugged off multiple years of linear action titles for his first true open world game since Web of Shadows. How is it? On the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, it was a fun diversion that delivered a fairly satisfying experience. On the Wii U it’s a blast that you’ll struggle to put down. Gamers disappointed by the linearity of Spider-man: Edge of Time and Spider-man: Shattered Dimension have a fantastic open world adventure awaiting them.
The Ultimate Edition of Amazing Spider-Man was released at budget price with all the previously released downloadable content along with some much needed gameplay tweaks. Glitches have been fixed, AI has been improved, and unlock conditions are less repetitive. If you loved the classic Spider-man sandbox games- you won’t be disappointed!
For many E3 viewers, this game’s announcement marked the first clue to just how impressive the Wii U launch lineup would be. The battle system is fast-paced and extremely addictive- you’ll find yourself tackling epic bosses and weaving together impressive combos. The game’s world is equal parts massive and fun to explore. Darksiders II has become the swan song of the now defunct THQ- winning over countless gamers that skipped the original.
Need For Speed Most Wanted U
Wide open cities have become close friends with the racing genre as of the last few years. While some titles have skidded off the road with repetitive gameplay and sub-par visuals- Need For Speed Most Wanted U has impressed at every turn. It is easily the best looking version and features several exclusive features- including a co-op mode. The online multiplayer is silky smooth and the city even has a few Nintendo references.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
This amazing expansion to the 2010 Wii exclusive has rapidly become the Wii U’s killer app. The cooperative play is infinitely addictive and the single player experience has been improved significantly. It’s downright incredible just how much new content Capcom packed into this expansion. Capcom gifted gamers with over twice as many monsters as before, dozens of new weapons, beautiful HD graphics, and a feast of new unlockables. If you’re curious about this spectacular action RPG and its fantastic open world, just check out the demo on the eShop. You won’t be disappointed!
Assassin’s Creed III
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition