Greatest Nintendo 3DS Games


The Top Ten

1 Mario Kart 7 Mario Kart 7

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Should be top I have it and it is brilliant and only 2,000 coins and it's the golden kart - rhino10

If you like mario and racing game this would be your favorite one, but theirs mario kart double dash

Superb game, only problem... Why there no bikes?
Other than that, it's perfect, especially how there's maps from other consoles(wii, n64, ds, snes) and the fantastic glider mode.

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2 Super Mario 3D Land Super Mario 3D Land

The only thing I hate about this game is Princess Peach, having to rescue her, having to listen to her voice and having to see her cry when kidnapped by Bowser. I don't know how that even happened. Maybe Princess Peach was frozen asleep. I prefer to rescue Luigi.

Nonetheless, I love this game. I am still a beginner of this game.

Awesome game, so much fun to play and I love the 3 dimensional concept of it. Definitely reminds me of the legendary Super Mario 64.

This is the only 3ds game so far that makes me want to play it again and again. I like Mario kart 7 as well but it isn't the same (and also they cutted out waluigi). My vote is on super Mario 3d land

As a mario game, it's a lot more lack luster compared to galaxy, world and 64. But as a 3DS game, and one that I got with my first 3DS, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite mario and 3DS games. it was also the first game I wanted to complete 100%, and it inspired me to do the same to galaxy, world, and 64.

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3 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

It's the best video game ever made and now it is on the 3DS so tell me why it wouldn't be number 1? I understand why it is number 5 because all the other games came out before this so decorulez97 didn't add it but it will hopefully soon be number 1...


How can this be the best of all time? I always get bored with this game! Many other games do time travel better than this game does. I have the right to criticize it because, yes I beat this game. The side quests suck and tend to be really boring. What is the point I'm trying to make? It isn't worthy of the best video game of all time. Not the best Zelda game either. Tell me, what did Ocarina do right? Sure, it had all these Mechanics, but Majora's Mask has the same ones, and it's a much better game. The 3ds remake was my last temper...

BY FAR the best game EVER! Can't put it down! I've loved the Zelda series of games since I was 9 and I'm now 22! This definitely deserves top spot!

This Should Seriously Be One, I Like To Explore The Dungeons - VideoGamefan5

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4 Fire Emblem: Awakening Fire Emblem: Awakening

This game never ceases to amaze me. Its difficulty ranges from easy to extremely hard and has loads of customization for each character and the many classes. Great storyline, Nice graphics, a wonderful soundtrack, and you could find yourself playing this game many times without getting bored.

Possibly the greatest game for the 3DS so far. Otherwise, one of the greatest RPGs available right now!

If you know true gaming, then you love Fire Emblem: Awakening. Who can forget the intensity of losing teammates while at the same time falling in love with them!? The best 3DS game, and one outstanding RPG. As of right now, it's 7.R.. for real. Once you've tried it, you'll play it over again many times. Get this to Number 1!

A great storyline, detailed characters, brilliant soundtrack, a fun strategy game. It has difficulty to suit everyone. Makes you think things through too, especially on classic. It's also quite nice to use old characters on spotpass. Overall one of the best games on 3DS, and games in general.

This game is awesome and can be easy or very challenging not best fire emblem but great none the less

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5 Super Smash Brothers Super Smash Brothers

This game is so addicting! This game should really be #1! It is so fun to take with you, even on vacation. You can customize your Mii, you can use custom items on your characters, too. Best game ever! Should be #1!

Even though this game hasn't come out yet, I still think this will be the best nintendo 3ds game

Oh gosh is this game addicting. Even after you've unlocked all the charecters, there is is still TONS of replay value. Smash run was one of THE BEST ideas ever. Most characters are unique, with the exception of Lucina, Dr. Mario and Dork Pit. My favorite is veteran fighter Ness. I wish all fighting games were like this! The customization was a very good idea, and Ganondorf can FINALLY have a sword! The Mii Fighter is a very fun idea and I already have over 10. Overall, this is not just the best 3ds game, but the best fighting game EVER! - Lvl100weavile

No questions asked... When it comes to Smashing your friends and enemies into oblivion, you immediately think of "Super Smash Bros" - TrisTris

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6 Kid Icarus: Uprising Kid Icarus:  Uprising

THIS GAME IS AMAZING! I can't believe this game is not in the top ten. Seriously, this game is one of the best games of all time! I LOVE IT! If you don't have it yet, you should definitely buy it!

Choosing one game is impossible, but I'll cast my vote for Kid Icarus because it's something new. Sure, there were two Kid Icarus games prior to this, but a) they look like they were completely different from this and b) they came out twenty years ago. The characters are hilarious. I especially love Palutena and Viridi. And the online multiplayer is super addicting. One more thing, you can definitely tell this was the same guy who made Super Smash Bros. The checklist works the same way, the Boss Battle works the same as All-Star Mode, and the Idol Toss is just like the Trophy Launcher or whatever it was called from Melee.

This is definitely one of my favorite games that I've ever played! It's got great gameplay, lovable characters, a good story that does not interfere with gameplay at all, it looks great for a 3DS game, and its got a great sense of humor! What more could you want in a game?

In my top 5 games of all time

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7 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Not a game for the hardcore gamer, but that is what makes it so special. Animal Crossing is one of those games that you will enjoy most if you put as little effort as possible into it. Once you realize that, it becomes not only super relaxing but super fulfilling as well. I often find myself becoming proud of my town and attached to my villagers. Animal Crossing is the only game that has ever done that for me.

Fantastic game. Have invested hours and hours in it and haven't got bored! The communities online are amazing too if you need help with stuff or looking for items. Nothing negative to say at all, after two years still my favourite 3DS game!

My favorite 3DS game ever since I got it as a gift. It's so relaxing and has an addictive quality to it just like every other game in the series. It is one of the best made games of the best made Nintendo series.

You Can Decorate The Town - VideoGamefan5

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8 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Why is this only number nine? It's an awesome game. Definitely deserves to be #1. Finally we have a Zelda game with no companions and freedom of choice. Best Zelda game since Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask (they are also on 3DS, but I don't think remakes should be above a new game).

This great game is a masterpiece, and it needs to be remembered as much as A Link to the Past is. - Nintendonix

Hands down my favorite Zelda game since Wind Waker. So why wouldn't be at the top? In my opinion, this IS the the number 1 3ds game. And one of the best handheld games I have ever played.

One of the greatest Zelda games..Rated #1 3ds game by IGN

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9 Pokemon Y Pokemon Y

Although I was bothered by the Fairy-type, which I find OP, everything else they added was amazing. - NoodleRidley

Amazing new Pokemon game with 3d! - Jaewon

This game was incredible. Deserves to be in the top ten

Pokemon X and Y is sooo awesome! And I got a question with one is better Pokemon X or Pokemon Y? Answer in comments.

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10 New Super Mario Bros. 2 New Super Mario Bros. 2

Great game. My friend just got in and its really good.

The best, but then again I only have three 3ds games... - Alpha101

This game has the best power-ups of all time

This was my first ever 3DS game, and I loved it - ChiefMudkip

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The Newcomers

? Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World

The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

I kinda feel bad voting a game that was originally on the N64 for a 3DS list, but I would feel worse not voting for it. Majora's Mask is easily one of my favorite games, if not my #1 favorite, of all time. Plus, being able take it on the go is a pretty amazing feeling.

It's a great game! I can't tell which is better, OoT or this!

Better than Ocarina.I love you Majora's Mask,I love you with all my heart! - Lord28

12 Pokemon X Pokemon X

It's amazing and beautiful and much better graphics than Black/White - RueSapphireShiverpool

Just by looking at the trailers, I think it will be a great game

Just get Pokemon x and y out of hear I hate those games

It was a little easy but addicting, I got my first two lv 100s in it and I played it for 8 hours one day!

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13 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Probably the last and only game luigi will get for the 3ds. Plus this would be more at the top if it wasn't for the difficulty for catching the ghost

This game has it all. More mansions, more enthusiastic ghosts, great graphics and sound editing for the console, and it's just plain fun.

Best to play at night like I was when a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit California.

As someone who has always thought that the Luigi's Mansion for the Gamecube was one of the best games of all time, I was stoked to play Dark Moon when I first got it. And I was far from disappointed. The graphics are brilliant, the story (while similar to the Gamecube version) is amazing, and with all the new ghosts and areas to explore, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will have you seriously entertained.

While I do feel that this game didn't really live up to the "horror" factor that its predecessor held, it was still great fun and I come back to it over and over again. Definitely worth your time and money. - Nebby_

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14 Tomodachi Life Tomodachi Life

From the day I slotted in the game card, I wasn't able to stop playing. Then it was Animal Crossing: New Leaf and THEN Tomodachi Life. The possibilities in this game are ENDLESS. Your islanders keeping you busy, opening new places, experiencing a Rap Battle, falling in love and eventually having a baby! It also has interactive activities, such as magic shows and your Tomodachi's dreams. It is so fun, and I recommend it to anyone who loves role-playing.

Tomodachi life SHOULD be in first place, because this game is so fun, it is so addicting. I was begging for this game and I got it. People kinda hate it because of love but, love problems is what makes the game even BETTER. So everybody you should play this game because it is so GOOD. You will love and play it and play it everyday.

I love this game with all it's funky weirdness. You could live next door to Shigeru Miyamoto and have your siblings fall in love with a fictional character from one of your favorite book series. It's so weird, but oddly fun to me at the same time. I don't regret buying it at all.

I'm lonely, a perfect game for me

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15 Scribblenauts Unlimited Scribblenauts Unlimited

I like it, but it gets REALLY boring, and the game is too easy to beat. - doctorman

I agree with you. In the end I sold it.

It's alright I suppose... But once you beat the game, I'd recommend trading it in for the WiiU version. It's much better in comparison.

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16 Kirby: Triple Deluxe Kirby: Triple Deluxe

This game is Kirby perfection! I do not have a single complaint about Triple Deluxe. It is my favorite 3ds game that is not a remake and also my 3rd favorite Kirby game. The visuals are the best in the series, the soundtrack is awesome (as usual), best mini games since Amazing Mirror, the story is surprisingly better than expected (at least for Kirby standards), and getting 100% completion was refreshingly difficult. For me, it was probably the biggest challenge to complete since Super Star. All in all, Triple Deluxe is a perfect game for any 3ds owner. - surgeonsanic

This may not be the be-all, end-all Kirby game, but I still wish it was higher. - Garythesnail

I love Kirby games, but the only reason I don't buy this is because once you finish a Kirby game, it just doesn't have the replayability of other games I can invest in - llamabaconllama37

Perfect kirby

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17 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3ds Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3ds

It's ALREADY on the list dummies! It's at number 5!

SSB4 is an amazing video game that brings together all of Nintendo greatest characters from lots of games including some other popular companies. I really like this game

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18 Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is a fighting video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console. It is a port of the console game Super Street Fighter IV.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition plays much like the console version, Super Street Fighter IV. It plays like a traditional fighting game, utilizing 3D backgrounds and 3D characters on a 2D plane. It has two primary modes: single-player and multi-player, the latter mode which supports both online and local play. Other modes include Team Battle, which supports up to eight players; Replay Channel, which allows players to view and share replays with others online; and rival battles, which features a dialogue sequence between two characters which depends on who they are. The battles take place between two opponents, of whom each have their own health meter that the opponent has to deplete by attacking each other. Players win a match by either depleting the opponent's health or merely ...more

19 Resident Evil: Revelations Resident Evil: Revelations

A sick, awesome game, deserves a much higher spot on the list, just based on quality, replay value, and getting your time/money's worth out of the game.

This list is terrible this is the best 3DS game and best resident evil game. (i have played them all) - LegitGames12

Believe me guys, you can't get any better graphics than this game on the 3DS! It's the only mature Survival Horror and action game on 3DS. If you watch the graphics comparison video of RE Revelation 3DS vs Xbox 360 then you'll be amazed to see that 3DS is doing 95% close to 360 in this game!
One of the best Resident evil games ever and it is the best 3DS game ever made. Go for it!

20 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

Come on, luigi usually doesn't get his own games, but theirs a million luigis in this game

It was alright... I preferred Partners in Time if I'm being honest though... Luigi was hilarious in this game though!

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is much better than Dream Team.

This is my favorite for the system. I like it even better than Bowser's Inside Story. - Garythesnail

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