Best Nintendo DS Games


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The Top Ten

Mario Kart DS
Can you at least spell it right? It's spelled K-A-R-T. Not Cart, Kart. Mario Kart. Best game ever, end of discussion.
Mario kart not cart who cares luigi rocks so does the game
Vote For The Real Mario Kart.
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2The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Phantom Hourglass is the first Zelda game I have ever completed. I find it quite entertaining. Great storyline, great gameplay. I prefer to Mario Kart (K-A-R-T not C-A-R-T) anyday of the week.
It's really fun and some puzzles and dungeons are really hard.


Hmm I've never even heard of mario cart ds before how can it be first?
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3Pokemon Diamond
The Best D. s game there is! Very fun to play and a great addition to the Pokemon series.
OMG! These games are so freaking amazing! It was so unique and I finished them in 2 days! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Pokemon diamond is the fundamental game for anyone who owns a DS, this masterpiece provides hours of gameplay and entertainment, easily no. 1.
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4New Super Mario Bros.
This is so much better then the 3 original ones! The wii one was crap! It tried too hard and this didn't try as hard and is still the best DS game ever!
New Super Mario Bros carries so many memories with it and I will never forget the first time I played it. It is so simple, to the point yet it requires skill and knowledge of the game. Unlike the original super Mario bros it takes hard work and more than five minutes to complete.
This is a brilliant game, it makes you want to keep playing it to complete the game. There are plenty of unique levels. It was a tough decision between this game and Mario Kart, but this game has more 'playing time'. Overall a very exciting game.
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5The World Ends With You
It's obvious that not many people have played this game because that is the only excuse for this amazing game to be in 22nd place.

6Super Mario 64 DS
Man... Just the fact that there is a port of the amazing original for the DS makes this far better than 80 percent of all DS games! One of my all time favorites.
This game has an huge story, and when you think, it's over, there's always an secret, that you haven't found...
I'm almost done with it. Just need to do the final battle. Its always fun revisiting the levels and redoing the stars
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7Pokemon Black 2
By far, the best pokemon game ever. It has everything-- a good plot, new pokemons and it's amazing how they take you a stroll down memory lane.
This game has an amazing story. You should try playing it even if you're not a Pokemon fan. I'm sure it'll change your idea about Pokemon games.
This is a great addition to the POkemon series games. I played it and simply loved it. I have to say it's very addictive. Please vote for it!
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8Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story
Awesome! YOU GET TO PLAY AS Bowser! WHAT IS COOLER THAN THAT? Also the game is really good and brings back fawful as the main villain (A WINNER IS YOU! ) The final boss music is climatic and fitting, Also the bosses are hard (still on dark star) and it takes a lot of skill to defeat it, easily a winner.


Seriously? 29?! For THIS game? You must be kidding! This is one of the best games I've ever played! How in the world can this be all the way down here?!

Perfect sequel to Partners in Time.


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9Mario Party DS
The best... And the cutest after you defeat Bowser and also who wouldn't love this game? End of discussion.
I have this game. IT SUCKS

10Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
It's kingdom hearts to go! No other words needed

The Contenders

Pure innovation, though Super Scribblenauts was infinitely better than the problematic original version...

12WarioWare D.I.Y.

13Chrono Trigger
Its Chrono Trigger enough said

14Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time
Can't believe it wasn't in this list! Partners in Time is an amazing underrated game, and I love it! Most people hate how you need to BUY the bros. items, however, I like it! I also love the storyline! It's a great game!
Epic game! I've beaten it 3 or 4 times.

15Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
This game has action, stratagey, and much more.
This game has adventers battles and much more please vote!

16Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

17Pokemon HeartGold Version

18LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

19Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
Its not the best spyro game, but it is worth a try


21Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games

22Sonic Rush
Definitely one of the best sonic games out there, plus includes the debut of blaze the cat.

23Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
This game deserves to be way higher up on the list. Fantastic story, fun music, very comedic writing, memorable and loveable characters, and just an overall charming game! This game is very noteworthy in that it almost singlehandedly put point and click adventure games back on the chart. Not to mention it's one of the very very few games where you play as a lawyer in a courtroom. Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended to anyone who loves reading, humor, and puzzles!
Best adventure game I ever played! This game single handedly revived the "point and click" adventure style game, especially on the DS. This is the best of the best. Very fun, memorable, and charming. One of the best series on the DS, and my personal favorite game on the DS.
Beautiful game with a compelling story line. Anyone with a DS and a love for using your brain to solve cases should definitely pick this up.

24Call of Duty: Black Ops
'zombie mode' is probably the the best part of the game it's even better in co-op zombie mode.


25Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Grimoire of the Rift

26Toy Story 3 The Video Game

27Super Princess Peach

28Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

299 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
Definitely the best ds game as the story is GENIUS and the characters have great personalities. The game is full of scary, funny and parts that will send a tear down your cheek. This definitely needs to be in the top 10 so PLEASE VOTE THIS AMAZING GAME!
This is hands down my favourite DS game. The story is very compelling and after getting to your first ending you'll find yourself playing yourself to unlock to five other endings.
Best DS game in my opinion (and I have played all the top 5 games! ): the story is mindblowing -it even has SIX alternate endings! - and the gameplay works perfectly with the touch screen. Trust me, every human being should give this amazing video novel a try.

30Brain Age

31Mario Hoops 3 on 3

32The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Expanding on Phantom Hourglass's more puzzle based design, Spirit Tracks presented harder difficulty, a well made story, and a fantastic soundtrack, three things Phantom Hourglass failed to do.
Improved upon Phantom Hourglass in literally every regard -- overworld, story, gameplay, design, sidequests, etc.
Fun, addicting game!

33Animal Crossing: Wild World
I love this game! It might not have all of the features that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has but it is my favorite game in the series because it was the first Animal Crossing game I ever got.

34Lego Batman

35Mega Man Starforce: Pegasus

This really needs to be number one.


36Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

37Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The game is great

38Dementium: The Ward
the only fear you will ever have playing the ds
the mental isolation
I'm definitely anticipating Dementium 3D. :)
Both Dementium games are AWESOME.

39Beyblade: Metal Fusion

40Professor Layton and the Curious Village

41Nintendogs: Best Friends

42Pokemon - Black Version

FREAKING the best game EVER I may be a girl but who cares. I beat it in about a day or so. Gets hard every once in awhile when you forget what to do. Now I just have to finish the white version.

43Pokemon Ranger

44Pokemon Platinum

45Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

I love this game. I was doing well and had loving dogs but one sad day I lost my game in the airport. RIP McKinley, prince, scooby, lilac, and destiny
When I got the DS this was the very first game I got. I am sure glad of it as well because I've always wanted a dog but I am sadly allergic to them.
Aww... Cute! It should be number one! I hate Pokemon Diamond and Pearl!

47Kirby Super Star Ultra

48Elite Beat Agents

49Nanostray 2

50Jump Ultimate Stars

This is a game only released in japan. I had it imported. It rocks.



52Pokemon White 2

53Zoo Tycoon DS

54Pokemon Soulsilver
Probably one of the best pokemon games of all time! I played it and I loved it it's a must for all the people out there that play pokemon. And also the game that made me love pokemon once again when I was starting to give up, no matter how old you are this one is just EPIC!
You guys are all wrong! Heart gold and Soul silver are a must play for any Rpg fan.

55Super Scribblenauts

56Kirby Mass Attack

57Pokemon White
WHAT! 54 this should easily be in the top 5, if it wasnt for Pokemon nintendo would be bankrupt, Pokemon MAKES NINTENDO!
As a reply to the first comment, no, Nintendo would still have plenty of money without Pokemon. The Mario series makes much more money than the Pokemon series.

58The URBS Sims in the City

59Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

60Rhythm Heaven

61Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

62Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

63Sonic Classic Collection
This rocks all the best classic sonic games just for the DS. Awesome!
This needs to be up top. All the best sonic games in 1


I use level select or debug laugh out loud

64Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
If you did not enjoy the first mystery dungeon game, I guarantee this game will change your mind. Unless your one of those people who doesn't pay attention to the story and then claims he's looked at the game from every angle and says it sucks. Then you're just an idiot.
Arguably one of the most awesome spin-offs of the Pokémon games. It has a beautiful story, amazing music that will make you WEEP during the best moments of the game and a lot of funny and quirky characters.
This is a must play!

65Warioware: Touched!

66Sonic Colors

67Sonic Rush Adventure

68WipeOut: The Game

69Yoshi's Island DS

70Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
By far the best characters I have seen in a video game I have ever seen. In addition to the beautiful visuals, intriguing story with A LOT of plot twists, and interesting gameplay mechanic, this is my favorite DS game and among my favorite games of all time.
People! Please GT: PD is the best game! You MUST and NEED to try this out for heaven's sake! Truly a hidden gem, its animation is even a whole lot better than some others, but that's not why I recommend this: it's story is fudging AMAZING and ENGROSSING! PLAY IT!

71Drawn to Life
How is pok emon #1 drawn to life 4 the win

72Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

73Kirby Squeak Squad

74Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends

75Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!

76Custom Robo Arena

77Metroid Prime Hunters

78Poptropica Adventures
Awesome. End of story.


79Bleach: The 3rd Phantom

80Naruto: Ninja Council 3

81Contra 4

82The Sims 2
It is actually a good game. you get to run a hotel and it's awesome!

83Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Modern song, it's cool...

84Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

85Age of Empires: Mythologies

86Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS Version)
It's actually suprisngly good fps for ds. not the best graphics but their okay. A lot of the best game critics gave it favorable reviews. provides great shooting action when on the go. need something to keep yourself entertained.

87Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Best game I have ever played more features than darkness and better additions


89Guitar Hero: On Tour

90Spectrobes: Beyond The Portal

91Cooking Mama

92Gardening Mama

93Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
A totally underrated game! The best game I've ever played!

94Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
What's this game doing at RANK 57!? THIS IS A MUST PLAY GAME!
Best Grand Theft Auto game and best DS game!

95Kirby Canvas Curse

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