The 20 Best Nintendo 3DS Games!

In addition to being super innovative, Nintendo 3DS Games has a huge library of amazing games and that go far beyond Nintendo’s exclusive titles. Adventure, action, suspense, RPG, fighting, and strategy are some genres that you will find in this list of the 20 best games for 3DS. Check out!

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is much more than a simple reproduction of Zelda for the 3DS. The game is surprisingly original and managed to add several new facets to the series, without leaving aside all the classic elements that make Zelda a success.

It’s worth mentioning that in addition to A Link Between Worlds, you can also play Majora’s Mask and Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 3DS Games!

Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land is another game that has managed to innovate on the Nintendo 3DS Games With very creative level design ranging between 2D and 3D, the game looks very much like a mix of New Super Mario Bros. with Mario Galaxy with its countless minigames, puzzles, and high level of interactivity with the environment.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of the cutest and most addictive games on the Nintendo 3DS Games. With its captivating characters, numerous customization options for characters, houses, and even the village, the game kept its adorable and simplistic style but didn’t neglect the great content.

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Nintendo’s famous RPG could not be left out of the 3DS. Fire Emblem: Awakening follows the tradition of turn-based combat combined with elements of strategy board games. Undoubtedly a must-have game for fans of the genre and a great success at the time of its release.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Nintendo’s biggest fighting game franchise has successfully adapted its complex gameplay to the 3DS. Here you can compete in extremely fun combat using your favorite Nintendo characters like Mario, Link, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, and MANY others. Traditionally, Super Smash Bros offers one of the best multiplayer experiences to play with friends, and its 3DS version is not far behind.

Mario Kart 7

Nintendo’s biggest racing game franchise, Mario Kart reaches title number 7 on the 3DS. This time the game has more than 30 tracks, car customization options, and the option to play using the device’s gyroscope.

Pokemon Sun & Moon

Sun & Moon is one of the best Pokemon games for 3DS. The games kept all the traditional elements of the series and introduced character customization options, new moves known as “Z-Moves”, among other mechanics.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Dark Moon is the continuation of the first Luigi’s Mansion game and has 5 missions, each with a different theme. The levels are still full of secrets that can be discovered through a new black light mechanic. For those who like multiplayer, the game also has a mode in which up to 4 players compete to see who hunts the most ghosts.

New Super Mario Bros. two

New Super Mario Bros. 2 offers the classic Mario platformer experience, but with much-improved graphics. The story remains exactly the same (saving Princess Peach from Bowser’s hands), but this time the game also puts a lot of emphasis on coin collecting. In all, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has 85 levels, most with secret areas and more than one way to pass.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

From the same creator of Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus: Uprising belongs to a not-so-known Nintendo franchise. This time, we control the Angel Pit in a 3D third-person game in an adventure full of action, lots of unlockable content, and great multiplayer components.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Nintendo’s famous monkeys have returned to the 3DS in a classic platform adventure. The game features almost all of the classic elements of the series (like hanging vines, mine cart stages, the famous golden KONG letters, etc.), but it also features several new mechanics, in addition to the well-known multiplayer support in which each player controls a monkey.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns is a delight for any fan of the classic bounty hunter games. The game is basically nothing new compared to the first games and has remained extremely faithful to elements that appeal to players’ nostalgia. As a small difference, we can mention the 3D graphics and a new mechanic that reveals secret regions on the map.

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker also replicated its success on the 3D handheld. The game follows the same platform style as the classic titles of the franchise, with the big difference of allowing players to create their own levels through a rich editor in tools. In all, you can build your levels using elements from Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and New Super Mario.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is one of the best action RPG games created for handheld devices. The game has great graphics for the platform, with eye-catching visual effects and electrifying combat. The content is also extremely vast and the amount of equipment you can customize your character with is huge.

Resident Evil Revelations

Resident Evil Revelations exploit the highest quality graphics the 3DS can offer. The game maintains the classic Resident Evil style and its 12 hours of gameplay maintain a great balance between action and suspense. The game also features a multiplayer mode called “Raid Mode” in which players can cooperate to advance through the scene and reach the goal.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Nintendo’s pink ball could not be left out of this list. In Kirby: Planet Roboblot our hero will have to fight a cyber invasion that has turned his world into a scenario full of robotic traps. This time, in addition to his powers, Kirby has the help of the game’s star: a robot armor with numerous abilities such as flamethrowers, saws, electric rays, and that can even transform into a car or a spaceship!

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is a third-person action RPG that puts you in touch with a variety of Disney characters and environments. In the midst of countless frantic battles where you can use combos and spells, you’ll find famous characters like Pinocchio, Hunchback of Notredame, and many others.


Terraria can very well be described as a 2D Minecraft. In it you can also farm materials to build numerous buildings, and you can explore the world almost unlimitedly. The game also has several Minecraft-like survival elements and, overall, quite a lot of content.

SteamWorld Heist

Steamworld Heist is an indie shooter and strategy game in which you control robots dressed as cops, cowboys, etc. In it, the player needs to combine the abilities of each character with specific weapons for each situation, and combats involve much more strategy than reflexes or speed, as the actions follow the typical turn system of RPGs.

Bravely Default

Bravely Default is an RPG with all the classic elements of the genre, but that managed to innovate the turn-based combat system through a great balance between risks and rewards. Here, you can also choose from several classes, each with its own characteristics and advantages. The cartoonish graphics and chibi-style characters are quite captivating and contribute to the immersive atmosphere of the game.

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