Action adventureWiiU Video Games

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Wii U is the 8th generation console from Nintendo and a successor to Wii. It was released almost all around the world in November 2012. Wii U had many new features (with GamePad controller on the top of the list) and significantly better performance, but it didn’t manage to repeat the big success of its predecessor; actually, it wasn’t even close. That’s why less than 3 years after the release of Wii U the world began to spread rumors about the console’s successor, initially codenamed NX.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)

Action 03 March 2017

Another installment in the popular action-adventure game series by Nintendo, and also the first game in the series for WiiU. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you play once again as the main character of the franchise, Link, who gets involved in yet another exciting and dangerous adventure as he tries to learn what led to the downfall of the land of Hyrule. The gameplay is a combination of several genres: adventure, action RPG, and even survival. During the game, you explore the open world, solve puzzles and fight enemies; the combat is arcade-like and requires you to use varied tactics. You also have to gather resources in order to prepare food and drink, which affect your abilities, just like pieces of equipment.

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Darksiders II (WiiU)
Darksiders II (WiiU)

Action 18 November 2012

The sequel to the action game, Darksiders, released in 2010 by the developer studio Vigil Games. The storyline of Darksiders II depicts the adventures of another of the raiders of the apocalypse – Death. The hero sets out to aid his brother – War, who has been accused of unleashing the Apocalypse prematurely. In order to help, the protagonist has to prove the existence of a plot and resurrect humanity, which was completely annihilated in the End-War. In comparison to the first installment, the creators of Darksiders II have prepared a much larger and more diverse world, through which the hero travels, accompanied by his steed (Despair) and a crow (Dust). The gameplay revolves around spectacular skirmishes with enemies; in some areas, however, also the player’s ability to solve logic-based puzzles will be tested. The changes introduced in Darksiders II have also influenced the graphics, greatly increasing their over-all quality.

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Resident Evil: Revelations (WiiU)
Resident Evil: Revelations (WiiU)

Adventure 21 May 2013

A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus. Apart from the story campaign, Resident Evil: Revelations also offers the Raid Mode, a set of missions to perform solo or in cooperation with another person.

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LEGO Marvel's Avengers (WiiU)
LEGO Marvel's Avengers (WiiU)

Adventure 26 January 2016

Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WiiU)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WiiU)

RPG 04 March 2016

A remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a game initially released in 2006 on GameCube and Wii consoles. The new version was developed by Australian studio Tantalus, which specializes in converting popular titles to various gaming platforms. Similarly as in most other installments in the series, the main character is a young man named Link, who begins a new journey, this time to help the children kidnapped from his village by monsters. When the protagonist reaches the Twilight Realm and is transformed into a wolf, he meets a mysterious creature called Midna, who promises to take him to princess Zelda's castle and help him in reclaiming his former shape. HD version isn’t very different from the original game, which was a combination of RPG and a third person perspective action-adventure game in which player was mostly exploring and fighting. In addition to noticeably improved graphics, the gameplay was slightly changed and improved.

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition (WiiU)
Darksiders Warmastered Edition (WiiU)

Action 07 April 2017

A refreshed edition of Darksiders – an action-adventure game from 2010, prepared mainly with eight generation consoles in mind (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). We assume the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As a result of a conspiracy, he initiates the end of the world prematurely, for which he is punished by being stripped of most of his powers and exiled to Earth. The protagonist decides to get revenge on the culprits, fighting hordes of demons, which are in abundance on the destroyed planet that our hero traverses in search for the perpetrators. The mainstay of the game is the dynamic combat, in which we use various types of weaponry and special attacks. The hero traverses large locations with a partially open structure, occasionally solving riddles to proceed. As the game progresses, War reclaims his lost abilities and acquires better weapons. The visual changes are the biggest asset of the Warmastered Edition. The game now runs in native 1080p, the animations are more fluid, the quality of shadows and graphical effects has been improved, while the texture resolution is now twice as high.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WiiU)
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WiiU)

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.

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LEGO Jurassic World (WiiU)
LEGO Jurassic World (WiiU)

Action 12 June 2015

Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (WiiU)
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (WiiU)

Adventure 27 September 2014

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials (WiiU)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials (WiiU)

Action 30 June 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials for is the first expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that was developed by Nintendo. It is a typical game expansion that does not introduce any major changes to gameplay mechanics. Nintendo focused on adding new content to the game and, by doing so, prolonging our adventures in Hyrule. The biggest introduction that comes with the expansion is the new adventure called Trials of the Sword. It takes us to small maps where we do not have access to our previously gathered equipment and have to fight with waves of enemies. We get new pieces of equipment and useful items by defeating our enemies and exploring our surroundings. Doing so will prepare us for fights with more powerful opponents. Master Trials also introduces a new difficulty level called Master Mode In terms of new items, this add-on introduces one new mask and eight armor sets.

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Monster High: 13 Wishes (WiiU)
Monster High: 13 Wishes (WiiU)

Adventure 29 October 2013

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Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (WiiU)
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (WiiU)

Action 20 October 2015

A video game based on Adventure Time, a popular animated TV show that aired on Cartoon Network, and developed by Vicious Cycle - the studio responsible for Madagascar 3: The Video Game and Ben 10 Omniverse. In the game, you follow the adventures of a boy named Finn and his magical dog Jake, who is able to freely change his shape and size at will. Following in the steps of Finn’s foster parents, the two become private detectives, whose services are quickly proven to be very desirable, as the realm's inhabitants begin to disappear without a trace. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, it is an adventure action game combining arcade elements with riddles. As you play, you get to explore new locations, talk to different characters, fight opponents, and solve logic puzzles. The audiovisuals successfully capture the style and atmosphere of the original TV show.

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The Fall Part 2: Unbound (WiiU)
The Fall Part 2: Unbound (WiiU)

Adventure December 2017

An action adventure game with platformer elements, developed by the independent studio Over the Moon Games. The production is a direct sequel to The Fall which debuted in 2014. After the events of the original, ARID reaches the global network and her primary task is to save herself — the heroine, who is an advanced artificial intelligence, takes over various robots to do so. The gameplay of The Fall Part 2: Unbound is presented from a side view. The fun is focused on exploration of the places we visit and assuming control over various characters that have different abilities and limitations. The key to success is to use their individual capabilities not only while moving through locations but also when solving puzzles or fighting. The production is powered by the Unity technology, which provides decent graphics. Contrary to its predecessor, the title was released on many platforms simultaneously.

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World to the West (WiiU)
World to the West (WiiU)

Adventure 05 May 2017

A 3D action adventure game with elements of logic puzzle and RPG, developed by Rain Games – independent studios who also created Teslagrad. The story in World to the West focuses on four different characters, who join their forces in order to stop a villain and recover treasures he has stolen. On their adventure, the group of four protagonists will have to visit a number of locations like a wild jungle and an icy tundra, explore forsaken ruins, discover forgotten civilizations, and solve the mystery of an ancient prophecy. The gameplay mechanics resemble those featured by classic installments of The Legend of Zelda series. Players, who observe all the action from a top-down perspective, get to traverse the partially open world and gradually unlock new regions. On their way, players will encounter many characters, both friendly and hostile – when confronting them, players can choose to fight, persuade, or simply avoid them.

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Rise of the Guardians (WiiU)
Rise of the Guardians (WiiU)

Adventure 04 December 2012

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RymdResa (WiiU)
RymdResa (WiiU)

Adventure canceled

A sandbox game developed by Morgondag, a Spanish studio. The player assumes the role of a lone astronaut who searches for a new home in the unwelcoming interplanetary space. At the core of the gameplay lies exploration of space, gathering new materials and technologies, and devising new parts for eight modifiable ships. The protagonist can also be developed — the experience points we gather while playing can be spent on enhancing skills from the extensive skill tree. The available specializations include exploration, technology, the ability to find and extract raw materials, and typical survival talents. The characteristic feature of RymdResa is its retro visual layer and the original soundtrack composed by Tom Croke and Pat Jacobs. It is also worth noting that the game world is generated procedurally so every playthrough not only offers a different space map but also unique challenges to tackle.

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Hush (WiiU)
Hush (WiiU)

Adventure canceled

An episodic action-adventure game which is the debut project of a Portuguese developer Game Studio 78. Hush tries to approach numerous human fears and anxieties – those which human beings are subject to during their childhood, and those that we experience everyday. Each episode contains 3 chapters, focusing on a chosen phobia, e.g. darkness, ghosts, lightning, clowns, or spiders. The gameplay mechanics are similar to classic action-adventure games, and focus on exploration, puzzle solving, and occasional combat sequences. However, the developers introduced a few ideas of their own, including giving up typical weapons in favor of mascots, or introducing a special courage meter that, once filled, allows us to face even the toughest enemies.

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Cryamore (WiiU)
Cryamore (WiiU)

Adventure October 2017

Cryamore is an action-adventure RPG developed by NostalgiCO. The game takes place on Noka islands, where for centuries people based the growth of civilization on steam engines. It all changes when cryamore, the titular mineral, is discovered. It has not only a bigger energy generation potential, but can also "unlock" the hidden potential in living beings. Its full-scale utilization destroyed the balance of the world and attracted mysterious monsters that devour natural resources, including cryamore, to the islands. Esmyrelda Maximus, our protagonist, tries to manage the difficult situation. Her job is to find alternative ways of extracting cryamore. Gameplay focuses on exploration, doing story and side missions, and on fighting with the encountered enemies. Combat is rather arcade in Cryamore. In battle, we can use both weapons and magical powers. The day/night mechanics implemented in the game has visible impact on gameplay as some rare monsters will only appear on specific hours. The game has eye-pleasing visuals, visibly inspired by the Japanese games of the same genre, such as Secret of Mana or The Legend of Zelda.

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Chromophore: The Two Brothers Directors Cut (WiiU)
Chromophore: The Two Brothers Directors Cut (WiiU)

Adventure 25 August 2015

A 2D action-adventure game for WiiU, and an enhanced and extended edition of Two Brothers, a game released for PC in 2013. The game's protagonist is Roy Guarder, a scientist, philosopher and inventor, who embarks on an expedition to find the source of all life. When he finds what he was looking for, he almost dies, and on the “other side” he notices beautiful colors unlike those in his monochromatic world. Obsessed with them, he starts to cross the line separating life from death. The non-linear story features multiple endings, and the gameplay consists mostly of exploring, talking to NPCs, and battling enemies. In terms of visuals, Chromophore: The Two Brothers Directors Cut is based on Game Boy productions, featuring pixellated 2D graphics, a specific color scheme and an atmospheric soundtrack.

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The Fall (WiiU)
The Fall (WiiU)

Adventure 26 August 2014

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