This might come as a surprise to you, but video games have no age limits. People of all ages can enjoy the entertainment that video games provide.
In 2006, Nintendo added a brand new aspect to video gaming with the Wii console’s release. The Nintendo Wii added a new level of fun and movement to gaming. You can play tennis, baseball, golf, and bowling right in your living room, using the motion sensor Wii remote.
It’s no surprise that the Wii has become popular with older adults. The Wii offers a unique gaming experience that keeps you smiling and healthy.
There are many great video games for seniors, but here we’ll introduce to you specific games for the Wii that we think you’d like. This list of the top 10 Wii games for seniors offer you a fun way to stay active at home and can be enjoyed with your friends and family.
If you enjoy these, then I highly recommend checking out our list of Nintendo Switch games for seniors as well. It would mean you’d have to buy a completely different console, but it’s a portable one, so great to take on trips or play in different areas of the house if the living room TV is occupied!
Best Wii Games For Seniors
1. Wii Sports Resort
Wii Sports is one of the original and most popular Wii games since its release. The Resort game is a noteworthy sequel.
Players can enjoy a variety of games and activities that will get you on your feet and moving around. Wii Sports Resort comes with 12 fun activities including golf, archery, table tennis, swordplay, and more!
You can play by yourself and complete a variety of challenges and tasks or compete against each other with up to 4 players. There will never be a dull moment with this game pack.
What We Love About Wii Sports Resort
The Resort games allow players to choose from a variety of fun games. You can play games with a higher level of activity, like Wakeboarding and table tennis, or slow down and focus more on hand-eye coordination with activities like archery.
We also recommend getting the Wii Motion Plus for added motion detection and more realistic gaming.
2. Wii Game Party
Wii Game Party gives players the chance to play their favorite arcade games right in their house!
Game Party includes seven favorites like Ski Ball, Darts, Air Hockey, Basketball, and more. You will have a blast playing by yourself, or with up to four players, depending on the game. The Wii controllers use the same hand movements that you use in real life.
These games will take some getting used to, but offer plenty of options to keep you and your friends entertained.
What We Love About Wii Game Party
These fun arcade games have a ton of customizable settings. There are over 100 different characters to choose from and different game settings. You can play a game of darts in the pub, or shoot basketballs in a sports stadium.
This game is a must-have for anyone looking for fun that will keep you moving more than a traditional video game. Plus, it’s easy for everyone to pick up and play whenever you feel like it, and everyone knows how to play the classic arcade games.Game Party – Nintendo Wii
3. Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit skillfully combined video games with exercise. With Wii Fit Plus, you can choose how you want to exercise, what you want to work on, and the perfect workout length.
Wii Fit pairs with a Wii Balance Board, which helps you improve your balance, track your weight, and help you reach your specific fitness goals. The Balance Board and handheld Wii controllers are able to track your body movements and show what you’re doing on the screen.
There are tons of different workouts offered, and they make exercising at home fun and entertaining. You can choose from Yoga, balance exercises, cardio games, and strength training.
What We Love About Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus is the perfect interactive game for anyone who wants to stay healthy and have fun at the same time. Wii Fit has been a classic Wii game, and the Plus version added more personalization.
You can choose from a variety of fun games that keep you active like obstacle courses, snowball fights, and juggling. Pick your favorite exercises and create a daily routine, or get suggestions from your Wii.Wii Fit Plus
4. Mario Kart
Mario Kart has always been one of the most loved games for the Wii. You and your friends can race against each other with your favorite Mario characters.
The Wii makes racing even more fun with motion-controlled driving. With the Mario Kart racing wheel, you’ll feel like you’re driving around the track.
Mario Kart is fun for everyone to play, and it’s known to get pretty competitive. The controls are smooth and easy to master after racing a few times. Up to four players can race at one time, and you can use Wii remotes or classic N64 remotes.
What We Love About Mario Kart
Mario Kart has been a Wii favorite since its 2008 release. Mario Kart is fun to play on any gaming system, but we think the Wii adds an extra level of engagement.
There are tons of different racetracks and characters to choose from. This game will surely keep everyone entertained!Mario Kart – Nintendo Wii (World Edition)
5. Pac-Man Party
Pac-Man has been a classic game loved by everyone since it was released 40 years ago.
This Pac-Man game includes over 45 mini-games and activities for all ages to enjoy. You can play classic arcade games like the original Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug.
If you enjoyed these classic games years ago, Pac-Man Party is a great game to bring back fun memories. You will be able to play with up to four people and challenge each other, or work together in competitive and cooperative games.
What We Love About Pac-Man Party
Pac-Man is a perfect combination of simplicity and long-lasting fun for everyone. This Pac-Man game offers players so much more than just Pac-Man. It’s a big improvement from the original game, without losing any of the classic fun gameplay!Pac-Man Party – Nintendo Wii
6. Just Dance 4
Just Dance is a fun game for everyone, even if you don’t have the best dance moves. Just Dance 4 is one of the latest in the list of Just Dance games, with new added songs and choreographed dance moves.
This game is sure to get you up on your feet, moving and laughing!
There are over 40 popular songs from every era, and the dance moves are designed by professional dance instructors and easy for everyone to follow along with. The Wii controllers and motion tracking has been improved over the years and offers excellent gameplay.
We recommend taking a look at the song list before buying, as each Just Dance has different songs.
What We Love About Jus Dance 4
All of the Just Dance games are fun, and a great way to workout. Just Dance 4 offers various game modes that make it stand out.
Just Dance 4 offers live feedback, workout modes that count calories burned, and personalized daily routines.Just Dance 4 – Nintendo Wii
7. Big Brain Academy
Big Brain Acedamy is a fun-filled game that will keep your brain sharp, and memory on point.
The Acedamy has 15 different activities that test your brain in five different categories: memory, analysis, math, visual recognition, and quick thinking. There are a variety of difficulties offered, and single-player or multiplayer challenges.
This game provides a good challenge for all ages, and you’ll have fun playing the different games.
What We Love About Big Brain Academy
Big Brain Acedamy is a great way to keep your brain active and healthy without feeling like you’re in a classroom. The different single-player and multiplayer modes will keep you and your friends entertained and thinking on your feet.
You will get graded on how well you did on each activity and work towards improving your mind and memory.Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
8. Wheel of Fortune
Now you can play Wheel of Fortune right from your living room!
This fun game is a TV classic that’s fun for you and your family. There are over 8,000 different puzzles to play through, and the game is set up just like the show.
There are Wii representations of real-life hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, and you can play against the computer, or with up to three people.
The Wheel of Fortune Wii game is a fun way to challenge yourself and improve your puzzle-solving skills. Plus, you can make it even more realistic with the Wii Speak attachment that allows you to say the letter out loud, rather than clicking on it.
What We Love About Wheel of Fortune
This Wii game is one of America’s favorite trivia games and offers realistic gaming that will keep you entertained for hours.
This is a fun way to exercise your brain, and a great way to compete with your friends and family. With 8,000 unique puzzles, the chances of you repeating one are slim. And there are various difficulties to pick from, making it a great challenge for everyone.Wheel of Fortune – Nintendo Wii
Jeopardy is another classic game show that turned into an exciting Wii game. Jeopardy will challenge your knowledge and teach you some interesting facts. If you’re a trivia champ, or ever dreamed of being on Jeopardy, now is your chance!
There are 2,400 different question categories that are authentic to Jeopardy. You can play round after round against AI opponents, or up to three players, in Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy.
There are also fun mini-games that you can play during the commercial breaks.
What We Love About Jeopardy
Jeopardy is a fun way to get you thinking and exercising your memory. The gameplay is fun for everyone and realistic to the show.
Similarly to Wheel of Fortune, you can ring in and answer the question by speaking with the Wii Speak addon. This adds a great touch and a new level of engagement.Jeopardy – Nintendo Wii
10. Hasbro Family Game Night
Now you can host a fun-filled Family Game Night, playing some of the best classic board games.
Hasbro Family Game Night for the Wii includes new versions of classic games like Battleship, Sorry!, Connect Four, and more.
These games are fun for all ages and easy to play on your Wii system. Your host, Mr. Potato Head, makes gameplay by yourself or with your friends and family. There are plenty of different games to choose from, and you won’t need to worry about losing any of the pieces, or clean up when you’re done.
What We Love About Family Game Night
This makes Family Game night fun and easy. One of the best parts about this game is the ease of it all. You can play every game against a computer opponent if no one is around, and there’s no time wasted setting up the game.
You can also switch from one game to another in just a couple of minutes. We found all of the gameplay to be realistic to the actual board games, and easy for everyone to grasp, even if it’s their first time playing.Hasbro Family Game Night – Nintendo Wii
Mary Fistunenko says
I use to have a wii, and there was a little dancing game I enjoyed.
I recommend Wii Exerbeat (if you can find it). Includes salsa, karate, swimming, aerobics, swimming, yoga, stretching, and pilates. Good to get moving. Works with or without the wii balance board.