Nintendo Wii-U – Complete List

Note: Nintendo digital downloads are tied to the console and not to an online account; recovering the download rights on another console if yours breaks or is lost/stolen requires going through Nintendo Customer Service and isn’t guaranteed. If owning games long-term is important to you, you should only purchase physical copies, or wait for Nintendo to revise their policies.  Note that all Wii-U games are region-locked. Wii-U Internal storage is either 8 gigs or 32 gigs depending on model, with some third-party digital games reaching up to 20 gigs individually, so large digital libraries require an external hard drive, ideally an externally-powered one to avoid instability due to low power output by the Wii-U’s USB ports.

  • 007 Legends
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
  • Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (Japan only)
  • Dragon Quest X: Nemureru Yūsha to Michibiki no Meiyū Online (Japan only)
  • Ducktales Remastered (formerly available digitally, has now been removed)
  • Fast & Furious: Showdown
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 12 with Power-Up Kit (Japan only)
  • Skylanders: Giants
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Bonus: Below is a list of games which do not support Off-TV play (i.e. you must use the TV with the game, it cannot be played exclusively with the gamepad). Some other games may require the TV on first start-up and Off-TV play to be specifically selected in the options.

  • The Cave
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Game & Wario
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Just Dance 2015
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Nintendo Land
  • Splatoon
  • ZombiU

Special note regarding Xenoblade Chronicles X: If obtaining the game on disc, there is free DLC on the eShop which is effectively a roundabout game installation. The DLC doesn’t add anything new but improves load times considerably. There are several different DLC packages you can pick and choose, with all of them totalling about 10 gigs. These DLC packages do nothing for digital versions of the game.

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