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Top Wii Video Game Gift Ideas for Christmas 2011

Updated on November 13, 2011

With this holiday season fast approaching, it's time to start considering what you'll get those special people in your life. I have little doubt that you have a gamer on your list and the best thing to get them for Christmas is a new game for their console. If their console of choice is a Nintendo Wii, you've found the right place.

You can't go wrong with any of the titles listed here for your gamer. Here is the top ten video games for the Nintendo Wii console for Christmas 2011:

  1. Just Dance 3
  2. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  3. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack
  4. Go Vacation
  5. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  6. Madden NFL 12
  7. Disney Universe
  8. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics
  9. Cars 2: The Video Game
  10. Zumba Fitness 2

Just Dance 3

Get your hands on the world's number 1 dance game: Just Dance 3! The newest installment of these hot selling series includes over 40 tracks from all the tops genres. Just Dance 3 includes "California Gurls" by Katy Perry, "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas, "I Was Made For Lovin' You" by Kiss, "Promiscuous" by Natalie Furtado, and many, many more.

Just Dance 3 for the Wii introduces a variety of all-new gameplay modes. Enjoy tracks with 4-part choreographies, allowing you and three friends to play at the same time. Dance off all those pounds you've gained from those holiday treats!

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Wii

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Bring your little Potter fans an action-adventure game that will keep them busy through the new year. LEGO Harry Potter provides the same familiar family-friendly game mechanics you've come to expect from LEGO games just with the characters from the Harry Potter world.

During game play, you'll recognize events from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix all the way to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2. You'll see 24 story events, 16 lessons, new spells, charms, and dueling skills as well as drop-in/drop-out co-op support.

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack for Wii

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack

This action-adventure game is a spin-off of the famous Spyro series that has been around for years. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is designed for the younger gamers in your family. It unlocks a whole new game universe that incorporates a unique game playing mechanic by utilizing more than 30 action figures that sync with the console, thus creating a controllable in-game representation of that figure.

This game is the first release in the Skylander series. The Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack comes with three action figures and exclusive game peripheral. These action figures are compatible with all versions of the game. You'll find that the game provides a fun co-op experience, competitive multiplayer, and intriguing mini-games.

Go Vacation

Looking for a family-friendly action-party game? Then check out Go Vacation. The game allows players to visit the amazing Kawawii Island, the location where the 'ultimate vacation' can be had by all. On the island you'll find a variety of fun stuff to do, such as carnival games, racing, horseback riding, surfing, skydiving, and rafting. And if you want to take it more slowly, you can explore the island with a pet.

The game includes the ability to play with up to four players as well as accessory support for Wii MotionPlus, Wii Zapper, and the Wii Balance Board.

LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars for Wii

LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars

An action-adventure game for your Wii, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars continues the legacy of the family fun and quality game play that is a standard with all LEGO video games. While playing the game, you'll probably see your favorite scenes from the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. You'll also find several new features in this game such as new characters, new combat abilities, two player support, 16 different systems to explore, as well as massive battlegrounds.

Madden NFL 12

My favorite game this year (as it is every year), is the newest addition to the Madden series, Madden NFL 12. Pop this disc into your Wii and enjoy all 32 teams, stadiums, and all your favorite players from the NFL.

This newest addition to the line introduces several new features such as an all-new collision system, advanced defensive artificial intelligence, custom playbooks, a complete overhaul of the broadcasting comments, and unprecedented on-field authenticity. You'll also experience your same favorites such as building a franchise and creating your own superstar player.

Disney Universe for Wii

Disney Universe

That special Disney fan in your life will love you even more when they unwrap Disney Universe this holiday season. Disney Universe brings a wide assortment of Disney characters together for the first time to create a non-stop action adventure. Pop in the disc to defeat enemies, collect power-ups and coins, unlock new costumes and explore Disney and Pixar-inspired worlds with friends.

Disney Universe features such delights as over 40 Disney characters, 6 different worlds inspired from Disney works as well as Pixar films. You can also play with up to four friends to solve puzzles or defeat enemies.


Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics for Wii

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics

Your two favorite video game characters of all time are coming together to dominate the 2012 Summer Olympic games. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games features a wide range of characters from both the Nintendo and Sega worlds who compete in a wide range of sports events. This game is an exclusive for the Nintendo Wii and continues the Mario & Sonic Olympic franchise. It offers new features such as Dream Games, arcade style gaming, and head-to-head mulitplaying.

Mario, Sonic, and their cohorts compete in a bevy of summer Olympic game favorites such as the 100 meter sprint, aquatics, gymnastics, table tennis, soccer, badminton, conoeing, and even horse-riding. You'll also enjoy 'Dream Game' where standard events are re-engineered to be only limited by your imagination and your ability with a Wii Remote.

Cars 2: The Video Game for Wii

Cars 2: The Video Game

Inspired by the recently released Disney/Pixar film Cars 2, Cars 2: The Video Game lets players to jump into the Cars 2 world as their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations from around the globe. Have your character take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest racecar in the world, or use spy skills in an exciting combat race in the battle arenas. Players can also race family and friends with up to four players to unlock new tracks, characters, and missions.

Cars 2: The Video Game lets you chose from 20 different characters like Mater, Lightning McQueen and several new members of the cast. You'll be able to participate in simulated hazardous missions while using high-tech gadgets as well as experience the ability to perform maneuvers that only Cars characters can do such as air tricks, sidestepping, backwards driving as well as driving on two wheels.

Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii

Zumba Fitness 2

Bring the fun of exercising with Zumba into your home. Zumba Fitness 2 allows you and your friends to get a full body workout in a fun dance environment. This is the second game in the Zumba Fitness game series, and like the first game, it is designed for players of all fitness levels. The game brings together 20 different dance styles and utilizes the included Zumba Fitness Belt that holds the remote so you can experience the hands-free game play.

New additional features from the previous game include 20 different dance styles, five different game modes, 32 new routines and musical tracks, new progress tracker, varied difficulty levels, as well as instructor customization.

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