Published on November 11, 2022
Updated on January 16, 2023

13 Best Nintendo Wii Shooter Games

Shooter games are a joy to play, whether you enjoy fast-paced FPS games blasting your way through hordes of enemies, or you like slow-paced tactical RPGs that make you think your way and plan every move, the genre has a lot to offer for every type of gamer out there.

The Nintendo Wii didn’t disappoint offering a decent array of shooters, especially for Rail Shooter fans, the Wii motion controls offered a new way to experience the shooter genre and more casual friendly control for nongamer to step in and enjoy the genre for the first time.

Today we are here to offer you the best Nintendo Wii shooters title to date including First Person Shooters, Tactical Shooters, Rail Shooters, and of course our favorite Shmups, so stick with us as we introduce our best shooter list.

The Conduit / Conduit 2


2009 / 2011
About
Full Name
The Conduit
Release Date
June 23, 2009
Developer
High Voltage Software
Publisher
SEGA
Genre
FPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2009-06-23
2009-07-10
2009-07-16
About
Full Name
Conduit 2
Release Date
April 19, 2011
Developer
High Voltage Software
Publisher
SEGA
Genre
FPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2011-04-19

The Conduit dilogy on the Wii perfected the Wii motion controls offering great gameplay and an interesting story setting. The first game put you in the shoes of special agent Michael Ford, Michaell is sent by a mysterious organization to investigate an alien invasion of Washington DC, with the help of alien-like weapons and the organization Michael must step in to stop the invasion and save the city. The second game is a direct sequel starting immediately after the event of the first game.

The game is seen from a first-person perspective allowing a shooting control similar to titles like Metroid Prime 3 and Medal Of Honor 2, the gameplay is mostly shooter based where you shoot out your way blasting hordes of enemies, weapons wise there is a huge array of weapons including pistols, automatic rifles, sniper rifles, and many more. Unique to the game is the ability to use a device called All-seeing Eye the device can be used to find hidden objects and solve various puzzles over the course of the game. On the whole, despite The Conduit dilogy’s simple premise, the amazingly crafted controls and gameplay make this game a unique experience on the console both for new and veteran players.

Resident Evil 4


2005 バイオハザード4 (Baiohazādo Fō)
About
Release Date
January 11, 2005
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Horror
Concepts
Dark Fantasy, Modern, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2007-05-31
2007-06-19
2007-07-05
2007-07-06

Resident Evil 4 is a survival horror third-person shooter game, this game defined modern TPS shooters alongside the gear of wars series. Agent Leon is back for another adventure, now the president daughter is kidnapped and Leon has to investigate the incident leading him to Spain.The player control Leon from a third-person perspective, and the camera change when aiming to give a shoulder view which offers a whole new experience compared to the previous games.

The Nintendo Wii version supports the Wii motion controls fully, offering precise control and a whole new way to experience the game for veteran players. The gameplay focuses on action and shooting elements with additional survival horror features, you have an arsenal of weapons at your service varying from pistols, knives, explosives, and sniper rifles, in addition when aiming you have a laser pointer allowing precise shooting control. The main enemies of the game are zombie-like creatures known as Ganado but to the opposite of your typical zombies, Ganados are stronger, faster, and smarter qualifying them to use weapons throw projectiles, and many more. While the experience is slightly lower compared to the HDfied version on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, the Wii version still has a huge advantage with the amazing motion controls that allow a smoother and easier experience for beginners.

Metroid Prime: Trilogy


2009
About
Release Date
August 24, 2009
Developer
Retro Studios
Publisher
Nintendo
Franchise
Metroid
Genre
FPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2009-08-24
2009-09-04
2009-09-15

Metroid Prime Trilogy is a compilation of previously released GameCube games with the addition of one Wii-exclusive game completing the trilogy. Both Metroid Prime 1 and 2 controls have been completely changed to adapt to the Wii motion controls offering a new experience and a good excuse to replay the games. The three-game follows the adventure of Samus over different foreign planets surviving harsh environments and fighting off bizarre alien creatures.

The prime trilogy took a different approach compared to previous games in the series offering a first-person shooter with the same mechanics as the 2d Metroid. For example, Samus still has its full battle suit with different weapons and morph ball transforming, the game is more complicated with heavy puzzle elements the player will find himself scanning objects and going back and forth with backtracking to open new areas or find new abilities. While many gamers will find Metroid Prime a kind of departure from the 2d Metroidvania genre this trilogy has so much to offer if you can look at it as its own unique thing.

Link’s Crossbow Training


2007 リンクのボウガントレーニング (Rinku no Bōgan Torēningu)
About
Release Date
November 19, 2007
Developer
Nintendo
Publisher
Nintendo
Genre
TPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2007-11-19
2007-12-07
2007-12-13
2008-05-01

Link’s Crossbow Training is a third-person shooter game taking advantage of the Wii zapper accessory and the Wii motion technology. The player takes control of Link as he ventures through several locations from The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess.

Each stage is timed and the goal is to shoot down as many objects as possible to earn points, there are three types of game modes: target shooting where the game turns into an on-rail shooter moving you automatically across the stage shooting different targets. The defender where you play in a third-person view moving on a circle controlling link shooting at waves of enemies, and finally ranger mode where you have complete control over link shooting enemies and moving from area to area. Graphic wise the game looks pretty awesome for its time. Overall, despite the game being on the short side, the game is well worth it offering fun gameplay and amazing controls.

Call of Duty: World at War


2008
About
Release Date
November 11, 2008
Developer
Treyarch
Publisher
Activision
Franchise
Call Of Duty
Genre
FPS
Concept
Modern
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2008-11-11
2008-11-12
2008-11-14

Call Of Duty World At War is a World War First Person Shooter game, World At War marks the fifth game in the Call Of Duty franchise. The story takes place in several locations during the World War II era, the game story is based on several historical battles involving Americans, the Japanese empire, German Nazis, and the soviet union.

World At War generally plays just like its previous predecessors but the art direction was showing more of a realistic view of the brutal WWII era, showing some of the goriest and most brutal scenes on a shooter game to date. Gameplay wise the Wii version uses motion controls with the combination of the Wii mote and the analog stick, fair not as the developer made sure to perfect the experience with tight and responsive controls. Honestly, if you want more of a mature shooter experience World At War is definitely worth a try. 

Sniper Elite


2005
About
Release Date
September 30, 2005
Developer
Rebellion Developments
Publisher
MC2-Microïds
Genre
Tactical Shooter
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Wii Releases
2010-12-10
2010-09

Sniper Elite was a big hit during its release scoring favorable reviews, the Wii port added more to the package with motion controls redefining the tactical shooter genre with exciting and innovative controls. The player takes control of Karl Feiburn, a german American soldier on a mission to stop the Russians from stealing a Nazi nuclear secret.

The game is seen from a third-person perspective combining elements of third-person shooting, snipping, and tactical shooters. Most of the time the player will find himself taking a distance to scope on enemies taking them down with the sniper rifles, rarely close-range combat will occur allowing the player to use pistols and machineguns. The Wii version fully changes the control layout supporting motion controls and the Wii Zapper accessory, the controls offer a new way to experience the game both for new and old players.

G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra


2009
About
Release Date
August 04, 2009
Developer
Double Helix Games
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Genre
Top-Down Shooter
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2009-08-04

G.I Joe The Rise Of Cobra borrows elements from the movie holding the same name and translates it into a decent top-down run-and-gun game. At the beginning of each stage, the player has the choice to choose between two playable characters Scarlet or Duke.

The game is seen from a top-down view allowing the player to go back and forth shooting down enemies, also, the player can take cover behind obstacles to avoid incoming enemies’ fire. Some minor RPG elements are also here including experience points that can be used to unlock new playable characters, equipment, and concept arts. Overall, the game’s simple premise and arcady feel make this well worth it on a Friday night solo or with a friend.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen


2009
About
Release Date
June 23, 2009
Developer
Luxoflux
Publisher
Activision
Genre
TPS
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United States
Wii Releases
2009-06-23
2009-06-24
2009-06-26

Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen combines elements of third-person shooting, brawlers, racing, and flying sim into a nicely wrapped package. the game takes advantage of the Wii motion controls allowing the player to aim and shoot while brawling his way through hordes of enemies.

Each stage put you in the shoes of one of the transformers you will find yourself shooting brawling and of course driving and flying through the course of each stage. While the Wii version is hugely inferior to its HD console counterpart the motion controls still make this game well worth it, especially for Nintendo fanboys out there.

Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles


2009 バイオハザード / ダークサイド・クロニクルズ (Baiohazādo/ Dākusaido Kuronikuruzu)
About
Release Date
November 17, 2009
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Rail Shooter
Concept
Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2009-11-17
2009-11-27
2010-01-14

Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles is a rail shooter video game that was released exclusively for the Wii console. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and is set in the same universe as the other Resident Evil games. The game follows the story of Leon S. Kennedy and Jack Krauser as they battle against the bioterrorists of the Umbrella Corporation.

Players must use their arsenal of weapons and items to fight their way through hordes of enemies and complete missions. The game features a variety of weapons and items, including handguns, machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades. The game features a new cooperative multiplayer mode, where two players can team up to complete the game. Players can also compete in various mini-games that are unlocked as the story progresses. Overall, this is one of the titles that fit perfectly on the Wii library acting as a tech demo of the Wii’s amazing motion controls and filling the story gap for Resident Evil fans.

The House of the Dead: Overkill


2009 ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド:オーバーキル (Za Hausu Obu Za Deddo: Obākiru)
About
Release Date
February 10, 2009
Developer
Headstrong Games
Publisher
SEGA
Genre
Rail Shooter
Concept
Zombie
Players
Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Wii Releases
2009-02-10
2009-02-13
2009-02-19
2009-09-17

The House of the Dead: Overkill is a survival horror rail shooter that continues the legacy of a well-known arcade rail shooter series. The game puts players in the role of Agent G and Detective Isaac Washington, two agents of the AMS (Agency of Maximum Security) who have been sent to investigate a string of strange murders that have been occurring in Louisiana. As they investigate, they soon realize that the murders are the work of a mad scientist and that the mutants he has created are now running rampant in the area.

Players use the Wii Remote to shoot their way through hordes of mutants as they progress through the game’s nine levels. Along the way, they must also solve puzzles and unlock bonus levels. The game also features a two-player co-op mode, various unlockable extras, and a witty story.

Ghost squad


2007 ゴースト・スカッド (Gōsuto Sukaddo)
About
Release Date
October 23, 2007
Developer
SEGA
Publisher
SEGA
Genre
Rail Shooter
Concept
Realistic
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2007-10-23
2007-11-20
2008-01-18

Ghost Squad is a cheesy rail shooter video game that takes inspiration from classic arcade rail shooters. The game follows a team of special forces agents as they battle terrorists, free hostages, and complete various missions. Players can choose from three characters to play as, and each character has their own unique skills and weapons. The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players to join forces to defeat enemies.

The main objective of the game is to complete missions while eliminating enemies. As you progress through the game, you will find new weapons and items to help you in your mission. You can also use special moves to take out large groups of enemies or complete puzzles. Ghost Squad is a great game for those who enjoy fast-paced action and intense shootouts.

Sin & Punishment Star Successor


2009 罪と罰 〜宇宙の後継者〜 (Tsumi to Batsu: Sora no Kōkeisha)
About
Release Date
October 29, 2009
Developer
Treasure
Publisher
Nintendo
Genre
Rail Shooter
Concepts
Fantasy, Fantasy Creatures
Players
Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2009-10-29
2010-05-07
2010-06-27

In Sin Punishment: Star Successor, players assume the role of Isa Jo, a young man with superhuman abilities. He is joined by a mysterious girl named Kachi, and together they set out to save the world from a coming apocalypse.

The game is an action-oriented shooter, with a variety of weapons, enemies, and bosses to battle. Players must use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to control their character and make use of a variety of attacks and special abilities. Additionally, the game also features a two-player mode, allowing friends to team up and take on the game together.

Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles


2007 バイオハザード アンブレラ・クロニクルズ (Baiohazādo Anburera Kuronikuruzu)
About
Release Date
November 13, 2007
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Rail Shooter
Concepts
Modern, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
Wii Releases
2007-11-13
2007-11-15
2007-11-30

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a light gun shooter video game. The game is a compilation of Resident Evil storylines and events, which take place in locales including the Arklay Mountains, Raccoon City, and the Umbrella Underground Laboratory. The game follows the events of the original Resident Evil game and the following games in the series while introducing new elements to the storyline.

Players take control of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, two survivors of the Raccoon City outbreak who are attempting to uncover the secrets behind the Umbrella Corporation. The game uses a new shooting system that allows players to shoot and reload with the Wii remote. The Umbrella Chronicles features a variety of enemies and bosses, including zombies, hunters, lickers, and mutant creatures. Players must use a variety of weapons, including shotguns, handguns, and machine guns, to defeat enemies. The game also features a variety of puzzles and mini-games, which must be solved in order to progress. Overall, this is a perfect spin-off of the series for veteran players to experience the game from a different perspective, or even for players who are looking for a good rail shooter.

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