What are the best Wii third party games?

So I'm likely going to have a Wii by the end of the month.

I know I'm going to pick up SM Galaxy at some point, but I'm largely interested in

-Horror
-RPGs
-Racing

but open to anything that seems interesting.

I have no idea what good racing games are out for Wii - are there any?

The list I have so far is:

Arc Rise Fantasia
Baroque? (Is the PS2 version better?)
Cursed Mountain
Dead Space Extraction
Endless Ocean
HOTD Overkill
Last Story
Little King's Story
Madworld
Metroid Prime 3
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Sam & Max
Shiren the Wanderer
Sin & Punishment 2
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Trauma Team
Xenoblade
Zack & Wiki

Anything I'm missing?

Didn't we just have a thread like this?

In any case, the two big ones your list is missing are Silent Hill Shattered Memories and Boom Blox.

hbi2k wrote:

Didn't we just have a thread like this?

In any case, the two big ones your list is missing are Silent Hill Shattered Memories and Boom Blox.

I've been on vacation.

And I will not support any blasphemous remakes of SH.

It's a "remake" only in the very, very loosest sense of the word. It has very little to do with the original SH other than sharing a few character names.

hbi2k wrote:

It's a "remake" only in the very, very loosest sense of the word. It has very little to do with the original SH other than sharing a few character names.

And it's way better. So that's a difference.

Blind_Evil wrote:

And it's way better. So that's a difference.

I never finished the original, so I can't make a fair judgment. But Shattered Memories IS awesome and should be played by people who love goodness.

Blind_Evil wrote:
hbi2k wrote:

It's a "remake" only in the very, very loosest sense of the word. It has very little to do with the original SH other than sharing a few character names.

And it's way better. So that's a difference.

What I've seen of it leads me to believe you are 100% incorrect.

Metroid Prime and Endless Ocean aren't third-party.

My suggestions:

The Lost Wind series
The bit.trip series
Mega Man 9 and 10
Maybe Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King/Dark Lord, if you're interested in city-building and hero management and/or tower defense.

The only good racing game for the Wii that I know of is Mario Kart Wii. I don't know of any worthwhile third-party racing games on the thing.

MechaSlinky wrote:

The Lost Wind series
The bit.trip series
Mega Man 9 and 10
Maybe Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King/Dark Lord, if you're interested in city-building and hero management and/or tower defense.

The only good racing game for the Wii that I know of is Mario Kart Wii. I don't know of any worthwhile third-party racing games on the thing.

Um, check his tag; I don't think those recommendations are going to work well for him, even if they are good games.

I enjoyed Excitetruck, not much of a "real" racing game, but it was fun. I can't think of much in the way of Third-party racing games.

Boom Blox

Rune Factory Frontier, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Monster Hunter 3

Looking over your list, you'll definitely want to buy a classic controller. Some of the games you have on there will play much, much better with one.

Atras wrote:

I enjoyed Excitetruck, not much of a "real" racing game, but it was fun. I can't think of much in the way of Third-party racing games.

Excite Truck was an overlooked little gem in my opinion. Really arcadey, not much depth, but well worth it for the ten or so bucks you're likely to find it for these days.

Might not be in line with your tastes, but the wife (a platformer junkie) really enjoyed De Blob - it's a cute 3D platformer.

I loved De Blob too. I had never played it on PS2, so I picked up Bully on the Wii and found it to be tons of fun. It's not an RPG, of course, but it is very story heavy and I found the Wii controls to be pretty well executed.

I haven't tried it yet, but Fire Emblem sounds both excruciating and fun.

I mostly abandoned Wii when I realized the RPGs just weren't going to come.

Atras wrote:

Um, check his tag; I don't think those recommendations are going to work well for him, even if they are good games.

I enjoyed Excitetruck, not much of a "real" racing game, but it was fun. I can't think of much in the way of Third-party racing games.

There's a reason those are my recommendations. Mostly because they're genuinely excellent games, but partially because I'm a dick. Also, I completely forgot about ExciteTruck and ExciteBots, both great and both first-party.

Fire Emblem on the Wii is a sequel to the Fire Emblem game on the Gamecube. If you've played any Fire Emblem game, you know what to expect. I happen to love Fire Emblem, so I wouldn't consider the complete lack of surprise a bad thing. It's less an RPG and more a turn-based strategy game.

And the one on the Wii actually allows you to save mid-mission, which was a welcome addition.

monster hunter tri

Metal Slug Anthology, assuming a collection of 6 side-scrolling shooters with aliens counts as horror, because it's probably not an RPG or a racing game. Doesn't support the classic controller, so a Gamecube controller is required because the other control options are unusable. Not like a Smash Bros. Brawl player who swears by the Gamecube controller even though all the different control options are perfectly fine if you're not already acclimated to Melee before coming to Brawl. Like, seriously, unusable.

You get to ride a camel with machine guns mounted to its sides.

Gamecube is brought up a few times, but what I think isn't made clear is that your list isn't nearly complete without considering some great GC games.

How are Okami and Resident Evil 4 not mentioned a thousand times yet (since remakes have been mentioned already) since they're just amazing and control many times better via the Wii.

Also, be sure to look at Little Kings Story (EDIT: oops missed it in your original post) and Overlord: Dark Legend if you liked the other Overlord games or Pikmin series. Dark Legend is short and easy but is paced really well, and Little Kings Story is just great as long as you can put up with a couple of its quirks. Both games I got around the same time, and played almost without ceasing until I finished them.