Are you a parent like me that likes to make sure you are buying your kids family friendly Wii games? I found some information online about the best Nintendo Wii games for kids, but the articles were pretty outdated and had games that were “old” by now. I worked for a web site for a few years that compiled the top rated video games for console games and we would write reviews on various games. It was while i was working here, when i realized there isn’t much content online with quality info on family friendly games.
Since then I have been finding the highest rated and most popular Wii games for kids. I tried to keep the gamers around 2010 and beyond, since it’s 2013 and most kids don’t seem to like older games these days. Most of these games aren’t only for kids, but they are also fun for the whole family and that’s what makes Nintendo Wii so great. When choosing the top 7 Wii games for kids, we considered games that were fun for everyone and ones that will make you break a sweat. We have reviewed thousands of games and compiled them into this list of 7 you don’t have to do all the research. We used some great places for new Wii games for kids in 2013 on IGN.com, Parenting.com, and a great article on Squidoo.
If you want to have games that are suitable for your kids then continue reading. Don’t feel you have to buy all the brand new Wii games for 2013 that are very expensive. If you have young children they will just as satisfied with newish titles that are just as fun. Therefore you can still have fun new Wii games and save money you otherwise would’ve spent. Each game listed will have the title, release date, link to buy games, and a brief description. I will link most of the games to Amazon, where you can find new and used games for reasonable prices. Check out the top 7 Wii games for kids because your family is worth the few minutes to read on.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (November 20, 2011) Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+
The Legend of Zelda is no question one of the best games ever and is one of the pioneers on Nintendo and the video game revolution. Now, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is seriously such a great game and considered to be a masterpiece for Wii. It is made mostly for older children however, but it is such an interactive and fun game that makes you break a major sweat. You not only sweat physically but you will sweat mentally as well. It introduced full motion control which is enabled by the Wii MotionPlus, which is one of the best features ever out of all modern consoles. This allows you to feel apart of the world and in control of your player’s movements.
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (May 23, 2010) Rated E for Everyone
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is obviously the sequel to one of the most brilliant games ever released on Nintendo Wii. The sequal jus builds off how brilliant the first game was and all kinds of new features not available previously. This game is rated 10/10 on many major game review sites like Gamespot and IGN. It has definitely been proven the past few years that this is one of the best Wii game ever released on the console.
3. New Super Mario Brothers (November 15, 2009) Rated E for Everyone
This is a classic throwback style game that mimics that biggest classic in video game history the original Super Mario Brothers. If you want a very interactive game for the whole family this is definitely one of the best games for that. It allows up to 4 players to play at once and will let the kids get a taste of what mom and dad used to play as kids. It also has a new online multiplayer feature, that tries to add a new adventure for households all over the world and allow them to play face to face.
4. Disney Infinite (August 18, 2013) Rated E for Everyone
Even thought this game is not released yet, this is definitely looking to be a great Wii games for kids for this summer. It really seems like it will do well with younger to teen girls mostly. The major reviews of Disney Infinite say it’s going to use the famous Disney collectable figurines and has them go on all kinds of adventures. It’s reported the game will showcase movies like “Toy Story,” “Cars,” and “Monsters Inc.” This will be one of the best rated new Wii game for kids in 2013.
5. Angry Birds Trilogy (TBA 2013) RP Rating Pending
This is another brand new Wii game for kids that will be major popular in the years to come. The Angry Birds franchise has been one of the best puzzle games of the computer generation for kids and adults alike. This will be a great game for the whole family to enjoy and is always one of the top rated games every release they have. Angry Birds Trilogy is a bundle game that will contain Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio, and Angry Birds Seasons. It’s like getting 3 games in 1 and will be worth buying it new and paying a little extra in my opinion. You must get revenge on the green pigs and seize back the angry birds’ eggs. They said the new bundle game will have a total of 290 levels, regular updates for free, and offers some newer higher skills levels.
6. The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (March 19, 2013) RP Rating Pending
Another awesome brand new Wii game for 2013 and is rated as a very fun game for the entire family according to the most critics. In the game you play as the Crood family, which has many fun loving members and you will take through 30 awesome mini games. You get to explore vast landscapes and you can play up to 4 other players on multiplayer. I personally think this game should be number one, but it’s not up to me. You should for sure check it out if you are really looking for new Wii games for kids.
7. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (June 19, 2012) Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+
One of the coolest super hero games that has been released in quite some time. DC super heroes join forces with the Dark Knight and rid the city of evil. This is a very highly rated new Wii game that came out summer of 2012. Lego Batman 2 looks to be a great addition for anybody looking for family friendly Wii games. Such a fun game for everyone because you get to team up with all the major heroes: Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Green Lantern. Another classic kid friendly Lego Wii game and is one of the most talked about games of 2012. The awesome thing is you can get this game for almost nothing now since it’s been released for while now.