Best Nintendo DS Games

The Top Ten

Mario Kart DS

It is great! Grafic are horrible but that's what makes it fun! DS was huge but me NOT having a ds I have a new 2ds so I can play 3ds games and ds games! SO this is my favorite ds game

I got this game and I am the MASTER at it I lurve this game it is so awesome and it KART at least spell the most awesome one right? I have finished all the missions THEY WERE so HARD!

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.

Well its good but aren't people voting for this because of a spelling error

New Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. Product Image

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.

This was the first ever DS game I bought and one of the main games I grew up playing. Awesome platforming, a brilliant soundtrack, fun adventuring and some epic bosses. I could really do with playing it right now...

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!

Super Mario 64 DS Super Mario 64 DS Product Image

Many compare this game to the original like it is a dumb copy, but I can assure you it is not. This game has many added secrets, different mechanics, minigames, and a small multiplayer mode! Truly an amazing game.

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.

I'm almost done with it. Just need to do the final battle. Its always fun revisiting the levels and redoing the stars

This game is one of my favorite games of all time due to my childhood memories with it. So glad it's high on the list.

Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story Product Image

Bowser's Inside Story remains my favorite M&L game to this day! It's extremely fun, quirky, and it's got a great story as well as memorable characters. Not to mention the final boss music is absolutely killer. In some ways, I can see why some people think Partners in Time is better, but to me, this game is hard to beat.

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?!

AWESOME GAME!

I remember playing this game until midnight! I has a special place in my heart. Pun not intended.

This is the second game I bought for my ds and it remains one of my all time favorites.

Mario Party DS Mario Party DS Product Image

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

Uses ds features very well. too bad about island tour though.

I have this game. IT SUCKS

Pokemon Black 2 Pokemon Black 2 Product Image

If you are a Pokemon fan and played the original white, you will love this game. It had much better graphics than the other Pokemon games and the story was very good. The rival was impressive and N returning was awesome. Unlike other "sequels" this is actually one with a different and yet connected storyline. However Platinum beats this game by about a meter. No a milli meter.

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!

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.

Why isn't this game higher on the the list? This game is epic and tops every other Pokemon game by a long shot.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Product Image

Though it is easily one of the least liked games of the series, this DS sequel to the GameCube's Wind Waker is, in my opinion, an alright game. It can get a little tedious, especially the Temple of the Ocean King, but my enjoyment of the game's other elements overshadowed that in the end.

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.

The ocean temple was a problem, sure, but that doesn't stop this game from being one of the best. I think people underestimate it simply because of the fact that it's for the ds, but despite the meh graphics and stylus usage, it's awesome for about everything else. would recommend to anyone.

Hmm I've never even heard of Mario cart ds before how can it be first?

The World Ends With You The World Ends With You Product Image

TWEWY is a great game that has yet to receive the attention and sequel that it deserves. Both your standard RPG and not, it's a refreshingly different kind of game that takes a couple overused elements and spins them in a way that hooks your interest and keeps a hold on it through to the end. One of my only problems with the game is when it can't figure out which pin I'm trying to use, and that's not all that big of a problem.

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

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.

An unique gameplay, good soundtrack, one of the most deep stories and more

Kirby Super Star Ultra Kirby Super Star Ultra Product Image

One of the greatest games to grace Nintendo's library remastered to perfection; yet it's at 49. I am shaking my head seeing this placed under games like Super Princess Peach.

Kirby Kirby Kirby, that's his name as ya know,

Kirby Kirby Kirby, he's the star of the show,

He's more than you think, he's got maximum pink, Kirby Kirby Kirby's the one!

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

It's an amazing game that you must try out!

Animal Crossing: Wild World Animal Crossing: Wild World Product Image

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.

Animal Crossing: Wild World is one of the best because you can get the villagers' pics! At the moment I have Camofrog, Boone, Big Top, Marina, Opal, Nibbles, Puddles and Nan!

This was the first animal crossing game that I got. I got it because my brothers liked it.

Wow super princess peach is 20 and this is number 55? THIS LIST SUCKS!

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

Sonic Rush Sonic Rush Product Image

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

I like sonic dash because it's cool

My second Sonic game for DS

I like sonic dash

Pokemon HeartGold Version Pokemon HeartGold Version Product Image

Way better than the gold, silver, and crystal. You can even pick out the 1st and 3rd gen starter Pokemon and have Pokemon follow you.

Best remake and pokemon game in general, love it.

This Pokemon game has both kanto and jhoto league. You can catch many Pokemon so it is fun!

Best Pokémon remake ever. I love it, I beated the Ice gym when my R4 card broke. So I never got to finish it. Still great game.

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time Product Image

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.

This game guys, it has the best story ever! I've completed this game 2 times and it never gets boring! On my 3rd Game I'm on Yoshi's Island at the moment, making it up to the Cliff Top so I can destroy Baby Bowser! Also it is not Bowser Jr. in this game, like there is no Mario or Luigi Jr.!

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!

I love this game! It's dark, AMAZING final boss (Elder Princess Shroob, not Shrowser), Nice plot, and just plain fun! My one complaint is the linear style.

Pokemon Diamond Pokemon Diamond Product Image

Pokemon diamond is the fundamental game for anyone who owns a DS, this masterpiece provides hours of gameplay and entertainment, easily no. 1.

OMG! These games are so freaking amazing! It was so unique and I finished them in 2 days! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

By far my favourite it's so good I got it pre owned so I had all the best Pokemon. BEST Pokemon GAME EVER

The Best D. s game there is! Very fun to play and a great addition to the Pokemon series.

Pokemon White Pokemon White Product Image

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.

Why is this so far below black?

WHAT! 54 this should easily be in the top 5, if it wasnt for Pokemon nintendo would be bankrupt, Pokemon MAKES NINTENDO!

Pokemon White 2
WarioWare D.I.Y. WarioWare D.I.Y. Product Image

The game has Wario's name in the title. How bad could it be?

A very underrated amazing video game.

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Product Image
Scribblenauts Scribblenauts Product Image

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

I love Scribblenauts Unlimited the best.

Great game I like the imaginative games! 11111

Super Princess Peach

A surprisingly fun and underrated game, despite the lack of difficulty. One of the best DS games I played.

A surprisingly fun and underrated game. Definitely one of the best DS games.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Product Image

Though it does get a bit of grief from the Kingdom Hearts fan community, Days is actually one of my favorite games of the series and one of the first games I actually managed to beat. The missions and battle system aren't all that great in my opinion, but they aren't completely terrible and the story more than makes up for it. I highly recommend this entire series. If you've played the first three games in the series (Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts II), then you should pick this game up-along with a box of tissues. If you have yet to play any of the series, please do give the games a try.

It's kingdom hearts to go! No other words needed

Third favorite Kingdom Hearts game. Beat it twice. highly recommended

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team Product Image
Pokemon Platinum Pokemon Platinum Product Image

Best game on ds, and is sadly underrated. Its awesome I recommend you try it if you haven't already.

Better than diamond

All time favorite

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Product Image

One of the best castlevanias of all time!

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Product Image

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.

A sequel of sorts to Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks was a definite improvement, changing some of the things PH did wrong and keeping some of what it did right. And Zelda's actually useful this time!

Improved upon Phantom Hourglass in literally every regard -- overworld, story, gameplay, design, sidequests, etc.
Fun, addicting game!

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