Best Wii U Game

Specialty AwardsGenre AwardsPlatform AwardsGame of the Year
Best Nintendo Wii U Game

Nintendo Land
The Wii U’s premier game was also the pack-in for the non-gimped version of the console. Nintendo Land gets the Wii U Game of the Year nod for several reasons, but mostly because it’s far more fun than it has any right to be. The games in the collection not only show off the potential of the control pad, but are also loaded with charm while unapologetically milking every drop of Nintendo-love the player might have. Zipping down raceways in F-Zero, carefully maneuvering the cart through Donkey Kong’s obstacle course, or taking turns being the hunter and hunted in Luigi’s Mansion, there’s a huge variety of gameplay packed in Nintendo Land’s theme park.
Nominees
New Super
Mario Bros. U
ZombiUAssassin’s Creed IIIDarksiders II