Nintendo's Wii U may have had a rough first year on the market, but we've still identified 25 great game recommendations for the system. Of course, it's easy to look at the Wii U's iffy first year and expect to be unimpressed, but when you take a step back, you'll see that Nintendo put together a solid first and third-party software lineup despite not porting over major third-party games like Madden NFL, BioShock Infinite, and Tomb Raider.
As a troubling software drought comes to an end, players can look forward to some refreshing games this fall. And when you see a lineup that includes Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Need for Speed Most Wanted U, and Splinter Cell Blacklist alongside Zelda: Wind Waker HD (which just missed the deadline for inclusion in this list), and The Wonderful 101, you start to see a variety of genres that Nintendo needs to keep going into 2014.
Without further ado, here are the top 25 Wii U games.