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.
[Newest]Played it for years. tons of fun

2New 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.

3The 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?
[Newest]This is one of the best games I have ever played on the ds

4Pokemon 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.
[Newest]This was my first Pokemon game and it was so good!

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.
Nice gameplay with an entertaining story, and good soundtrack and the RPG element is unique. This game will bounce your holidays

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
[Newest]This game is so much fun. It should be 1.

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!
[Newest]So much better than Pokemon black1

8Mario Party DS
The best... And the cutest after you defeat Bowser and also who wouldn't love this game? End of discussion.
Played this a lot, and still do. great game
I have this game. IT SUCKS

9Mario & 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.


[Newest]A nice adventure Mario game

10Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Third favorite Kingdom Hearts game. Beat it twice. highly recommended
It's kingdom hearts to go! No other words needed

The Contenders

11Chrono Trigger
Why didn't this game make it to the top tens? It's Chrono Trigger!
Its Chrono Trigger enough said
Why do people suck and not vote for this?

12Mario & 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!
This game is always better than crappy old M&L: BIS. This is the best Mario RPG game ever tying with Super Paper Mario & Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven a Stars. There's nothing to hate about this game unless you are talking about not being good at this game & Princess a Daisy/Pauline not replacing Princess Peach, that cowardly princess who needs her overly feminine voice changed. This game is so awesome that it deserves to be top 1, not lame old Mario Kart DS.
Epic game! I've beaten it 3 or 4 times.
[Newest]Good game overall. pretty funny too

13WarioWare D.I.Y.

Pure innovation, though Super Scribblenauts was infinitely better than the problematic original version...
Love this game but not as much as I love Super ScribbleNauts

15Pokemon HeartGold Version
This is an awesome game it's the revisited version of Pokemon gold I can't believe it didn't make top ten
This Pokemon game has both kanto and jhoto league. You can catch many Pokemon so it is fun!


16Dragon 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!

17Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

18Sonic Rush
Definitely one of the best sonic games out there, plus includes the debut of blaze the cat.

19Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games

20Phoenix 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!
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.
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.
[Newest]I prefer trials and tribulations for it's story, but that isn't on the list, so I'll vote for this.


22Call of Duty: Black Ops
'zombie mode' is probably the the best part of the game it's even better in co-op zombie mode.


23LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

24Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
Its not the best spyro game, but it is worth a try

25Pokemon White 2

26Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Grimoire of the Rift

27Animal 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.

28Toy Story 3 The Video Game
I was only 5 years old when I buyer this game. And it pretty decent. Here's my finale rating.5-10

29Super Princess Peach

309 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.
This game along with phoenix wright, professor layton, phantom detective should be in top10

Stop voting Mario... seriously is that even good?

31Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
I'm only one minigame away from beating this game 100%. Why can't I do it!?!?!?!

32Brain Age

33Mario Hoops 3 on 3

34The 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!

35Pokemon White
WHAT! 54 this should easily be in the top 5, if it wasnt for Pokemon nintendo would be bankrupt, Pokemon MAKES NINTENDO!
Why is this so far below black?
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.

36Lego Batman
I was always a big fan of the Lego DS games, but Lego Batman was the icing on the cake! Lego Batman is awesome! At least better than any of the other Batman games out there like Batman forever on snes or Batman return of the joker on sega genesis.

37Professor Layton and the Curious Village
The entire PL series!

38Mega Man Starforce: Pegasus
This really needs to be number one.


39Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

40Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

41Dementium: 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.

42Beyblade: Metal Fusion

43Pokemon - 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.

44Ultimate Mortal Kombat
Awesome game! Must be in the top 10

45Nintendogs: Best Friends

46Pokemon Ranger

47Kirby Super Star Ultra
48?! This is an improvement on Kirby's flagship game! Only 48th? Well, we all have different strokes..


48Grand 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!

49Castlevania 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!

52Elite Beat Agents

53Pokemon 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.

54Nanostray 2

55Jump Ultimate Stars
This is a game only released in japan. I had it imported. It rocks.


56WipeOut: The Game


58Aliens Infestation

59Battles of Prince of Persia

60The URBS Sims in the City

61Zoo Tycoon DS

62Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

63Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

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!

65Super Scribblenauts
This game is so cool there's no limits even after you beat the game you can play free play for as long as you want or try to get achievements it's a much more complex and entertaining game than most of the other games higher up on this list. I'm disappointed it's not higher up

66Kirby Squeak Squad

67Kirby Mass Attack

68Prince of Persia: The Fallen King

69Yoshi's Island DS
I cannot believe that this game is not on here, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It's a GREAT game! And a classic on the Super Nintendo guys.. Come on.
This game ruined everything from the original.

70Rhythm Heaven

71Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

72Sonic 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

73Drawn to Life
Loved this game the first time I played it. Bringing my drawings to life felt great. dream come true

74Pokemon Platinum

75Warioware: Touched!

76Sonic Colors

77Sonic Rush Adventure

78Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Modern song, it's cool...

79Ghostbusters: The Video Game

80Tetris DS

81Ghost 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!

82Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

83Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends

84Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!
Will they not making a lot of games on normal ds just nintendo 3ds but this was a awesome ds game.
Mini toad so funny!

85Custom Robo Arena

86Metroid Prime Hunters

87Poptropica Adventures
Awesome. End of story.


88Bleach: The 3rd Phantom

89Naruto: Ninja Council 3

90Contra 4

91The Sims 2
It is actually a good game. you get to run a hotel and it's awesome!

92Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

93Age of Empires: Mythologies

94Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS Version)

95Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Best game I have ever played more features than darkness and better additions


97Plants vs Zombies

98Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

99Harvest Moon: The Tale of the Two Towns
I love this game and I can't wait to make Rutger and Ina friends again.

100Pokemon X

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This list was created 7 years, 188 days ago and has been voted on over 800 times. This top ten list contains 132 items, has been remixed 17 times.

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