List of Wii U Off-TV Play Games


The GamePad is hands down one of the best features about the new Wii U console. With a 6.2 inch touchscreen and all the controls we have come to know and love from a controller, including analog control. The GamePad also allows gamers to play their favorite titles without the need for a television screen at all.

This off-screen feature is becoming quite popular with games for the Wii U, and fans are loving it. The ability to play a game while someone else uses your television and does something completely different is genius and keeps everyone on the house happy.

Some select titles like Nintendo Land and Rabbits Land has specific parts or modes that can be played using GamePad’s screen for viewing.

There are currently quite a few games that support this off-screen feature, with more to come now that we have entered 2013. So far the list is:

  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Ben 10 Omniverse
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Darksiders 2
  • Fifa 13
  • Just Dance 4
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • NBA 2K13
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Puddle
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyer
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Tank!Tank!Tank!

The list includes games everyone can enjoy, so if you have family always stealing the television, just remember these games don’t need one. So while you play your favorite games, laugh as they are stuck in the same spot for the TV.

Update: Nintendo Land has been removed from list (You can move off screen through your park, and I guess you could play the Zelda attraction without TV. Also, some mini games like Octopus Dance and F-Zero force screen switch between TV and GamePad)