Game Releases by Score

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 1.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Platform: 3DS
June 19, 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is being remade in 3-D for the 3DS.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.0
Fire Emblem: Awakening 2.

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Platform: 3DS
February 4, 2013
Lead an army of soldiers in a series of scaled turn-based strategy battles. In the process, develop relationships with your team, utilizing their special abilities on the battlefield to gain victory and advance the story, which features a wide array of characters from a variety of nations and backgrounds. They can be joined by a character of your making, with a unique appearance crafted as you see fit.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Platform: 3DS
November 22, 2013
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a new game with a new storyline set in world of the Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Shovel Knight 4.

Shovel Knight

Platform: 3DS
June 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Super Mario 3D Land 5.

Super Mario 3D Land

Platform: 3DS
November 13, 2011
Get Ready for a New Spin on a Familiar Tail. Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D, without the need for special glasses. Players will experience a new sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels. Tanooki Mario returns: The fan-favorite Tanooki suit makes its first appearance on the Nintendo 3DS. Use the Tanooki suit’s tail to attack enemies or float gently down from great heights. These abilities help players move through the 3D environments with more confidence. 3D visuals make it easier for players to judge the depths and distances in their environments. Players can more accurately judge the jump to the next platform or how far Mario is from a question block. New and familiar abilities add unique game-play strategies to the adventure. Mario can perform a rolling somersault attack or run fast with a dash move. The Circle Pad gives players complete control to confidently move Mario through fun and challenging environments. New enemies include Goombas with tails, tall stacks of Goombas and a Piranha Plant that spits ink to obscure a player’s view. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Pushmo 6.

Pushmo

Platform: 3DS
December 8, 2011
(Also known at "Pullblox" in the UK/EU) Pushmo is a puzzle-action game in which you pull and push blocks to create a place to stand so you can jump up and down on your way to a goal. At first glance, some places may look out of reach, but if you use your head, you just may see a way to the goal...
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 7.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2015
The Skull Kid personifies the mischief and mystery of the Lost Woods, but a cursed mask has now morphed him into something exceedingly more terrifying. When he dupes Link into entering a land called Termina, the Hero of Time faces a pressing challenge in a strange, new land: stop the moon from ending the world in three days. Don't panic! You'll have some time-twisting tunes and magical masks to help you make it to tomorrow. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
3D Gunstar Heroes 8.

3D Gunstar Heroes

Platform: 3DS
August 20, 2015
The Gunstar 9 planet was peaceful for many years until the vicious dictator Colonel Red kidnapped the Gunstar twins' older brother and used mind control to make him his slave. Now, face many different enemies and bosses in Gunstar Heroes, as you battle to stop the dictator from unleashing "Golden Silver the Destructor" with apocalyptic consequences!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
3D Streets of Rage II 9.

3D Streets of Rage II

Platform: 3DS
July 23, 2015
Original rumblers Axel and Blaze slam the asphalt with bigger, better, totally devastating attacks! Skull-crushing ex-wrestler Max Thunder joins up with earth-shattering body slams and spinning fist attacks. New thrasher Skate slices punks with high speed in-line skate attacks and spinning jump kicks. Go maniac with jaw-shattering, bone-busting punches, head-cracking jump kicks and secret weapons. Gangs of dirt bikers dive into you from every side. Smash 'em with a pipe as they speed by. 16 gigantic megs of compound fractures! All new moves, and more of 'em! Bust knuckles with a friend in an all-new 2-player head-to-head mode!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
Colors! 3D 10.

Colors! 3D

Platform: 3DS
April 5, 2012
Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.5
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 11.

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Platform: 3DS
October 23, 2012
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward has players taking on the Nonary Game again, as it's back and more deadly than ever.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition 12.

Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes: All 3 Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige. *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop. It's the only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge. Also includes a Hardcover Art Book and Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art. Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you walk the path of Conquest, you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within. Command warriors with expert precision and forge deep relationships to master this turn-based strategy game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Pokemon Y 13.

Pokemon Y

Platform: 3DS
October 12, 2013
Pokemon X and Y are the first mainline Pokemon games made for the 3DS and feature a mix of Pokemon old and new as well as a trio of new starting Pokemon - a watery toad Froakie, a fiery deer Fennekin, and a grass monster Chespin.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation 14.

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Platform: 3DS
March 10, 2016
Requires full version of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest or Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.4
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 15.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Platform: 3DS
June 9, 2013
There are no points or levels, just a myriad of sights and sounds, places and activities...all ready to explore. Spend your time passing new ordinances—or going fishing. Hang out at a coffee shop or visit a tropical island. It's up to you. Your game is what you make of it—and personalizing your world is part of the fun. Create cool patterns for clothing or furniture, build new structures in your town, design gardens and museum displays, and so much more. Time passes in the world of Animal Crossing just as it does in real life. Celebrate holidays and see the seasons change. Meet new visitors or get gifts from your neighbors.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Pokemon X 16.

Pokemon X

Platform: 3DS
October 12, 2013
Pokemon X and Y are the first mainline Pokemon games made for the 3DS and feature a mix of Pokemon old and new as well as a trio of new starting Pokemon - a watery toad Froakie, a fiery deer Fennekin, and a grass monster Chespin.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.5
Pokemon Sun 17.

Pokemon Sun

Platform: 3DS
November 18, 2016
Using Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y can also be brought into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in the same way.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Pokemon Moon 18.

Pokemon Moon

Platform: 3DS
November 18, 2016
Using Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y can also be brought into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in the same way.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest 19.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 20.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Platform: 3DS
October 8, 2015
Super Speed! Sonic's back and better than ever. He's a blur in blue! A blaze of action! With his new Super Spin Dash. And a new, fabulous friend, "Tails" the Fox. You won't believe it 'til you see it. And when you play, you won't stop. Super Play! Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops. Grab Power Sneakers and race like lightning through the mazes. All at break-neck speed! Super Power! Sonic's attitude is can-do. The mad scientist Dr. Robotnik is planning a world takeover. Sonic gets tough in the fight to save his friends and squash Robotnik for good!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
3D Out Run 21.

3D Out Run

Platform: 3DS
March 12, 2015
The re-mastered version includes all of Out Run’s original content alongside two new songs, and runs at 60 frames per second which is twice the speed of the original game. 3D Out Run also features a built in Stage Select option that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, has adjustable difficulty settings, and includes unlockable car customization options that allow you to equip parts to improve your car. Additionally, players are able to choose from a number of real-life arcade cabinets wherein everything from the appearance to the environmental sounds of the specific cabinet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 22.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2015
Take off on an epic journey, traversing a vast world hunting larger than life beasts as you look for the source of a mysterious virus. Travel with a caravan of fellow hunters and merchants as you make your way across multiple locations, each with its own unique look and feel.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Picross 3D: Round 2 23.

Picross 3D: Round 2

Platform: 3DS
September 1, 2016
A fresh new layer of paintand strategy! Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Cafe or even tap compatible amiibo figures (sold separately) to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters! In the Cafe, the more puzzles you complete, the more that open up to play. Accomplish certain objectives, like getting a high ranking on 30 puzzles, and youll earn even more. You can choose between easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels for each one, but no matter the complexity, youll always be rewarded with the hidden object. Some sets of puzzles offer additional tasks, from Timed Challenges to One-Chance Challenges. With this many brainteasing activities, there are always new risks to take and hidden objects to find! -Solve over 300 3D Picross puzzles using two colors of paint -Complete a variety of objectives to unlock even more puzzles -Scan compatible amiibo figures to unlock additional Nintendo character puzzles -Every puzzle can be completed in three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard -Additional challenges include timed puzzles and one-chance puzzles
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Crashmo 24.

Crashmo

Platform: 3DS
November 22, 2012
Also known as "Fallblox" in the UK/EU. Players can embrace the laws of gravity and challenge themselves with a whole new kind of action-puzzle play in this exciting sequel to the critically acclaimed Pushmo. New gravity mechanics and gadgets like floating blocks, doors and move switches await, testing players' skills as they push, pull and slide each puzzle's colorful blocks in order to climb to the top. Just be careful where those blocks are moved-unsupported blocks will come crashing down. Crashmo contains lots of puzzles to test your brains, and enhanced puzzle-creation and -sharing features mean that even when all the puzzles are cleared, the fun never has to stop.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
SteamWorld Heist 25.

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: 3DS
December 10, 2015
A game featuring space adventures and strategic shoot-outs. Assume the role of Captain Piper and recruit a team of rag-tag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy spaceships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat, where the outcome is determined purely by your own skills.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 26.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Platform: 3DS
March 24, 2013
(Also known as "Luigi's Mansion 2" in the UK/EU) Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some spooky mansions. Armed with his trusty Poltergust ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner, Mario's brother takes center stage to capture these pesky phantoms.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D 27.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Platform: 3DS
April 10, 2015
Join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of a terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado in Xenoblade.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright 28.

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Monster Hunter Generations 29.

Monster Hunter Generations

Platform: 3DS
July 15, 2016
Monster Hunter Generations is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date, and serves as a fitting tribute to the last decade of the series with a blend of brand new areas and monsters, and returning fan-favorites that have been updated and adapted to the newest generation of gameplay. Monster Hunter Generations introduces new gameplay mechanics including Styles and Hunter Arts that can further refine a very personalized playstyle. Mount monsters from mid-air using the Aerial style or make the most out of the advantageous Hunter Arts abilities with the Striker style. Hunter Arts are visually striking, indispensable combat skills and power-ups that hunters using any style or weapon can equip. Along the hunter's journey, players must defend each of the game's four villages from new major threats—the Fated Four. With hundreds of quests in store, there are tons of challenges to tackle in a solo adventure, and also via local or online play with up to three other hunters. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Metroid: Samus Returns 30.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Platform: 3DS
September 15, 2017
A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up. Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus Arans arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and its available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Features: * This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette. * Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called Aeion, a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode. * There are plenty of secrets to findand if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388s past. * Two new amiibo figures*Samus Aran and Metroidwill be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date. * While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 31.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Platform: 3DS
January 20, 2017
Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you'll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by famed artist Akira Toriyama. As you level up, upgrade your warriors' skills to learn mighty attacks. Untold possibilities await. After setting off into the unknown, you'll find monsters roaming the field—these are no mere random encounters. There's a satisfying rhythm to traveling, fighting monsters, earning items, crafting something useful with them using an alchemy Pot, and returning to battle, stronger than ever. To some, it's pitch-perfect RPG gameplay, complete with additional content outside the main storyline. In the Monster Arena, you'll form and battle teams of monsters to climb the ranks. It's but one of many features that makes this RPG a classic among classics. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 32.

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2011
The latest version of Street Fighter makes its transition to the Nintendo 3DS with Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition. The console experience is now in the palm of your hand with new features that utilize the capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to its fullest. Packed with 35 playable characters, bonus stages and cinematic Ultra combos, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition expands the action by allowing you to fight your friends around the world using Wi-Fi. New to the franchise are the figurine mode, which utilizes the Street Pass feature to add a collectible meta-game, and the 3D over-the-shoulder camera option that takes fighting to new depths. For those new to the franchise, a simple mode has been added allowing players to pull off challenging moves with a single touch of the screen.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Bravely Default 33.

Bravely Default

Platform: 3DS
February 7, 2014
[Available in the U.S. - Feb 2014] This new yet traditional offering from Square Enix captures the charm and elegant and simplicity of yesteryear's canonical RPGs. Become a Warrior of Light and journey to the land of Luxemdarc in this classic tale of personal growth and adventure.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 34.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Platform: 3DS
October 3, 2014
Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Mario Kart 7 35.

Mario Kart 7

Platform: 3DS
December 4, 2011
The latest installment of the Mario Kart franchise brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into 3D. For the first time, drivers explore new competitive kart possibilities such as soaring through the skies or plunging to the depths of the sea. New courses, strategic new abilities and customizable karts bring the racing excitement to new levels.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology 36.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2018
In the midst of an unending war for dominance between two super-powers, Special Intelligence Agent Stocke is assigned to a routine escort mission that goes horribly awry.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Pokemon Ultra Sun 37.

Pokemon Ultra Sun

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2017
A new light shines on the Alola region. Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon the name "Ultra!" Another adventure is about to begin. New Pokemon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon! These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma, first revealed in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Head out on an epic journey as you solve the mystery behind these fascinating Pokemon! In this expanded adventure, get ready to explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokemon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker 38.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Platform: 3DS
May 5, 2015
Your days are numbered. Your character in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is stuck in a world that has been invaded and is on the brink of non-existence. At the same time, you and your friends have gained the ability to summon demons via your cell phone, and with it, a power to fight against fate. The countdown begins; will you be able to save the future of mankind?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.4
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey 39.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey

Platform: 3DS
January 11, 2019
Laugh your way through a story told from three perspectives. Search the Mushroom Kingdom for a cure as Bowser, explore his innards as the Mario Bros., and discover the untold story of Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Overcome the fury of Fawful, action-packed battles, puzzling tasks, and giant bosses in a classic action RPG—stuffed with new content! Mario and Luigi are stuck inside Bowser, forced to accomplish unusual tasks to assist their arch nemesis with hero stuff across the land. The scenes and dialogue that ensue will have you cackling like Fawful, even in battle! Time your button presses and keep up with the action: turn the system sideways, blow into the mic, or tap the touch screen. In an all-new mode, Bowser Jr. will cross paths with our unlikely allies as he recruits Ranged, Flying, and Melee troopers to fight for his cause. Strategically form teams and pit them against enemies to reign supreme in frenetic combat.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan 40.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Platform: 3DS
February 26, 2013
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan has players board their skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis' oldest mystery.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Pokemon Ultra Moon 41.

Pokemon Ultra Moon

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2017
A new light shines on the Alola region. Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon the name "Ultra!" Another adventure is about to begin. New Pokemon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma, first revealed in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Head out on an epic journey as you solve the mystery behind these Pokemon. In this expanded adventure, get ready to explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokemon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 42.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Platform: 3DS
September 20, 2016
The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse depicts the remnants of Tokyo, ravaged by a catastrophe. Demons and humans co-exist, but in this state, the remnants of humankind are just a prize being fought over by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game's protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.1
Kid Icarus: Uprising 43.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Platform: 3DS
March 23, 2012
Kid Icarus: Uprising is the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES classic.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 44.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Platform: 3DS
May 24, 2013
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a portable 3D makeover of the smash-hit Wii game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Shin Megami Tensei IV 45.

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Platform: 3DS
July 16, 2013
Building on the styles of ATLUS' Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor titles, SMTIV is the first true successor to 2004's Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. The story of SMTIV revolves around the Samurai, the sacred protectors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. As a newly appointed Samurai, players will struggle with factions that have nefarious designs on the world as they defend their home kingdom from a growing army of demons. Decisions players make throughout the course of the story will have lasting repercussions, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.6
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 46.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Platform: 3DS
November 25, 2014
Persona Q is the inaugural Persona game for 3DS. The game takes the characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, puts them into an all new adventure. The game is in the style of Etrian Odyssey, where teams of five will navigate dungeons in a first-person view. New characters, enemies, the presence of Etrian Odyssey's F.O.Es will provide players with all new challenges.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.7
Retro City Rampage DX 47.

Retro City Rampage DX

Platform: 3DS
February 6, 2014
A parody of the open-world action genre, Retro City Rampage takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. It's one half fast paced arcade game, the other half a hilarious story mode! It's all the driving and shooting you'd expect and a whole lot more! With missions that twist pages straight from classic game experiences, you get to re-live and rewrite history in a way only a modern anti-hero could! When it comes to enemies, weapons are only the beginning! Put on your boots and jump on their heads! Toss 'em around to knock the rest down! Become truly unstoppable with awesome power-ups! Through its world, characters and missions, Retro City Rampage lampoons the entire 8-bit era from its games to the TV, movies and pop culture!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Pocket Card Jockey 48.

Pocket Card Jockey

Platform: 3DS
May 5, 2016
Stack cards like it's a race to the finish. And it is. In this fast-paced mash-up of solitaire and horse racing, you'll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing…at the same time?! After you get a dozen races under your belt, you can retire your horse—a sad moment for any jockey. However! You can relocate your horse to your very own farm and pair them with other retired horses to breed new ponies...that are completely adorable! Eventually these babies will pony up by maturing into horses that you can ride in competitions for prizes. You can then get items at Chirp's shop, such as puzzle pieces or temporary bonuses. After completing certain puzzles, your horse will gain even more stats when leveling up. That’s some next-level jockeying!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
BYE-BYE BOXBOY! 49.

BYE-BYE BOXBOY!

Platform: 3DS
April 12, 2017
Square off against the odds in BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, a 2D puzzle-platformer available exclusively from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS family systems. Join Qbby, a conundrum-solving cube, on an all-new adventure where you’ll need to box clever and ingeniously navigate your way through more than 180 brainteasing levels. [Nintendo UK]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Stretchmo 50.

Stretchmo

Platform: 3DS
May 14, 2015
Also known as "FullBlox". Stretch and pull blocks to guide Mallo to the goal in seven free starter puzzles. Then expand this entry in the acclaimed Pushmo series by purchasing up to four puzzle-filled download packs on Nintendo eShop. You can even create and share your own puzzles! Purchase and download any of the four main attractions to unlock the Stretchmo Studio level creator, which also lets you share puzzles via QR Code patterns. Mallos Playtime Plaza has 100 great puzzles for players of all skill levels! Looking for a challenge? Then come on over to Pollys Sculpture Square, where 50 animal and object puzzles await. Keep the fun going in Corins Fortress of Fun, which packs in 50 action-packed puzzles filled with special objects, like manholes and even enemiesa series first! Or head on down to Papa Bloxs NES Expo to play 50 puzzles based on characters from Nintendo classics.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Pokemon Omega Ruby 51.

Pokemon Omega Ruby

Platform: 3DS
November 21, 2014
Pokemon gamers initially experienced Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the GBA. Now, a new generation of Pokemon people can experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
VVVVVV 52.

VVVVVV

Platform: 3DS
December 29, 2011
There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Rhythm Heaven Megamix 53.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Platform: 3DS
June 15, 2016
(Also known as "Rhythm Paradise Megamix") Test your rhythm by chopping wood, sticking speeding viruses with forks and playing badminton while flying an airplane, all in time to catchy tunes in this deceptively challenging rhythm game. The accessible controls and catchy music, combined with the new visual feedback system, make this a great entry in the Rhythm Heaven series. Can you match the beat and reach Rhythm Heaven? FEATURES: -Features updated rhythm games from the Game Boy Advance, Wii and Nintendo DS Rhythm Heaven games. -A combo of new rhythm games, fan-favorites, and U.S. debuts make this the ultimate Rhythm Heaven game Rhythm Heaven Megamix includes more than 70 rhythm games, the most in the series. -Some Rhythm Heaven rhythm games found only in Japan make their North American debut with new music. -Soundtrack created with help from legendary Japanese music producer, Tsunku♂. -Encounter others with the StreetPass feature for a chance to match their punching robot's skills in a 1-on-1 battle. -Play with up to four players simultaneously and take on special multiplayer rhythm games to earn Flow Balls (additional systems and games required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). -Purchase additional rhythm games by spending Flow Balls.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 54.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Platform: 3DS
September 16, 2014
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL expands on the original in every way with new gameplay modes, 221 songs, and over 60 playable characters. Featuring music that spans the full breadth of the storied FINAL FANTASY franchise, players tap along to the memorable beats and harmonies as the adorable, stylized characters battle and quest through their worlds.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire 55.

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Platform: 3DS
November 21, 2014
Pokemon players first enjoyed Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokemon fans will experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Cave Story 3D 56.

Cave Story 3D

Platform: 3DS
November 8, 2011
Originally released as a PC game and later for WiiWare/DSiWare, Cave Story is a side scrolling 2D action game.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Resident Evil: Revelations 57.

Resident Evil: Revelations

Platform: 3DS
February 7, 2012
Resident Evil: Revelations tells the story of what happens between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 on the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 58.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Platform: 3DS
October 28, 2012
Professor Layton's first adventure on the Nintendo 3DS system takes him to the colorful city of Monte d'Or, where he must stop a mysterious man from wreaking havoc with the powerful Mask of Chaos.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight 59.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

Platform: 3DS
August 4, 2015
The next entry of the Etrian Odyssey Untold series is essentially two games in one - the first, a Nintendo 3DS update to Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Laggard (released on Nintendo DS) with new dungeon layouts, new graphics, and system improvements from the recent Etrian Odyssey Untold. The second is the Untold portion - a brand new story mode with a fixed party, voiced dialogue, and animated cut scenes that follows the bittersweet tale of the Fafnir Knight and Princess Arianna. Like Persona Q, the Untold portion of the game has a strong focus on characters and their interactions as the story about the Fafnir Knight and Princess Arianna unfolds as they adventure forth into the ruins of Ginnungagap and the Yggdrasil Labyrinth with the hero Flavio and the two mysterious adventurers, Bertrand and Chloe.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 60.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Platform: 3DS
October 23, 2014
Embark on a brand new adventure which teams Shantae with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots. When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. Shantae must give up her job as Scuttle Towns "Guardian Genie" and become a pirate if she hopes to get her magic back and save the day. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest and power through monsters.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 61.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Platform: 3DS
October 16, 2011
The small purple dragon returns, bringing with him new friends in this peripheral-based adventure.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.1
Gunman Clive 62.

Gunman Clive

Platform: 3DS
January 3, 2013
In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnsons daughter and are spreading havoc across the land. Only Gunman Clive can bring order to the west and save the girl! Jump and shoot your way across diverse and challenging levels and fight massive bosses. Gunman Clive is an old-school sidescrolling platform game set in the old west with full 3D graphics and a unique artstyle. Bring out your inner cowboy and get ready for some real gunslinger action.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Art of Balance Touch! 63.

Art of Balance Touch!

Platform: 3DS
June 7, 2012
Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler! Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That's why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls Art of Balance TOUCH! is easy to pick up and hard to put away. Seeking a real challenge? Then try out the new endurance mode and drive your score ever higher. Art of Balance TOUCH! brings the ultimate just one more puzzle experience to your Nintendo 3DS. Master 200 levels Discover 8 unique worlds Play with your Stylus or with the SlidePad
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
SteamWorld Dig 64.

SteamWorld Dig

Platform: 3DS
August 8, 2013
The clock has stopped around the turn of the 19th century, and humankind has prematurely blown itself to bits. The remaining scraps are huddling in caves beneath the surface, and steam-powered robots have taken over the Wild West.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Siesta Fiesta 65.

Siesta Fiesta

Platform: 3DS
July 24, 2014
Siesta Fiesta is a colorful action game where players take control of the snoozing Siesta as he's taken on a one-of-a-kind tour of Fiestaville: home to the beloved Fiestas. Use Siesta's bed to bounce, boost and rebound across the island's 8 fun-filled regions. Siesta Fiesta combines various elements of classic arcade gameplay to create a truly unique adventure. Use the ball-like Siesta to smash Pinata Blocks, activate Power-Ups, battle bosses and trigger a host of whacky contraptions. With its intuitive gameplay and varied level design, Siesta Fiesta aims to appeal to both long-time gamers and newcomers alike.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Kirby: Planet Robobot 66.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Platform: 3DS
June 10, 2016
Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop brutal invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this action-platformer. That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies to copy their moves—like the new Jet Mode. Not to mention, Kirby can copy abilities the old-fashioned way too—by inhaling them! After saving the world, team up with three friends to defeat foes in Team Kirby Clash, an RPG-styled 4-player brawl where you choose from varied roles and level them up. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions 67.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Platform: 3DS
October 6, 2017
Save Princess Peach's voice, the Beanbean Kingdom and ... Bowser?! The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. In this renewed classic, Mario and Luigi journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peachs voice. Control Mario and Luigi simultaneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. Pay heed to the enemys patterns and time your reactions right to land satisfying counterblows. Included in this remake is the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowsers minions. Recruit characters to grow your own Minion army as you fight to locate your missing leader! Features: * Mario and Luigi have access to different techniques, known as Bros. Moves, necessary for solving puzzles on their adventure. Switch between the two characters at will to pave your way and progress through new areas. * Time your button presses to skillfully dodge enemy blows, land devastating counters, and inflict increased damage in battle. Utilize Bros. Attacks that dish out massive damage! * In the brand new mode titled Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, become the unlikely hero, Captain Goomba. Journey together with ShyGuy, Boo and other familiar Baddies. * The Minion Quest storyline takes place during Mario & Luigis classic adventure. Find out what really transpired behind-the-scenes! * Compatible with amiibo figures* from the Super Mario series, including Mario and Luigi amiibo figures. Also coming soon are brand new Goomba and Koopa Troopa amiibo. The Goomba, Koopa Troopa and Boo amiibo figures will each have read/write compatibility.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone 68.

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone

Platform: 3DS
October 1, 2012
New Art Academy, as it is also known, features both Introductory and Advanced lessons - whether you are an old master or a complete novice - offering easy to follow, step-by-step guides to a variety of drawing and painting techniques, styles and materials. [Nintendo Life]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies 69.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

Platform: 3DS
October 24, 2013
Dual Destinies brings us the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright. Set 8 years after his last appearance in the courts, the first case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies sees the action start in a destroyed court room. It's up to Phoenix Wright and his team at the Wright Anything Agency to discover the cause of the destruction. Players have to battle it out in court against Gaspen Payne, the younger brother of Winston Payne from previous Ace Attorney titles, as they defend the accused.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 70.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: 3DS
December 9, 2014
Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
3D Fantasy Zone II W 71.

3D Fantasy Zone II W

Platform: 3DS
April 16, 2015
3D Fantasy Zone II W is the side-scrolling shooter, first released for the SEGA Master System in 1987 as a sequel to 1986’s Fantasy Zone, in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight bizarre invader enemies. The re-mastered version upgrades all visuals from 8 bit to 16 bit graphic standards and combines stereoscopic 3D effects with a host of additional features, including the ability to save games for later review, a Stage Select feature that allows players to save and resume progress mid-game, and adjustable difficulty settings. Further, this game allows the player to experience two games in one, the re-mastered master system version of story mode “Tears of Opa Opa” and an all new Endless Game Mode that takes place in the mysterious “Link Loop Land”, which condenses the all of the fun features of the shooter.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 72.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Platform: 3DS
May 19, 2017
In 1992, the second game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game's presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 73.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Platform: 3DS
August 11, 2013
(Also known as "Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros") A new installment in the Mario & Luigi role-playing series is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. The game takes place inside the mind of a sleeping Luigi, who is a powerful, brave hero in his dreams.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 74.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Platform: 3DS
February 28, 2014
As the memories of Monte d'Or fade into the past, Professor Layton receives a letter from a like-minded archaeologist, Professor Desmond Sycamore. In it, Sycamore claims to have discovered a 'living mummy' and suggests Layton should see it for himself. Intrigued, the professor and his companions, Luke and Emmy, head for the town of Froenborg to investigate... [Nintendo UK]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Star Fox 64 3D 75.

Star Fox 64 3D

Platform: 3DS
September 9, 2011
Star Fox 64 is being remade in 3-D for the 3DS.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice 76.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Platform: 3DS
September 8, 2016
This narrative adventure stars beloved defense attorneys Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice and sees the return of many familiar faces alongside some exciting new additions. Filled with puzzling cases to solve, the new game also brings popular investigative techniques from previous installments, along with brand new mechanics such as the Divination Séance. Spirit of Justice sees Phoenix in a brand new location: a courtroom situated in the Kingdom of Khura'in, origin of the Kurain Channeling Technique, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Meanwhile, defense attorney Apollo Justice faces his own challenges holding down the fort at the Wright Anything Agency, as he takes on a case that will have explosive implications. Both our heroes are joined by a host of returning friends and adversaries in their fight to bring about justice. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth 77.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Platform: 3DS
June 4, 2019
Joker Takes Center Stage - Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Bravely Second: End Layer 78.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Platform: 3DS
April 15, 2016
The successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game. Time has passed since the events of the previous game, bringing about plenty of new dangers to encounter. Agnés Oblige has been kidnapped, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to our hero, Yew, to save her.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma 79.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Platform: 3DS
June 28, 2016
Choice is your only method of salvation and your only method of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to gain your freedom? As a new age of ruin looms large on the horizon, you have to make impossible decisions and weather unimaginable consequences as you straddle the line between absolution and damnation.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Etrian Odyssey Nexus 80.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus

Platform: 3DS
February 5, 2019
A royal decree from Princess Persephone has prompted the gathering of the realm's greatest explorers to the floating city of Maginia. Their goal - uncovering the mysteries of the archipelago of Lemuria, home to a great Yggdrasil Tree. Recruit explorers from 19 classes spanning the entire Etrian series, including the brand new "Hero" class, before setting out to Lemuria in search of treasure and glory!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past 81.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Platform: 3DS
September 16, 2016
You plan to become a humble fisherman of peaceful Estard Island, the only land in a world of ocean. But when you discover the artifacts from an ancient land, you tear the fabric of time and unveil the world that once was. Transported to past lands, you must solve their mysteries and break the spell of annihilation. Prepare for your destiny!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
3D After Burner II 82.

3D After Burner II

Platform: 3DS
January 15, 2015
3D After Burner II is the 1987 flight game first released on SEGA’s X Board arcade hardware. Delivering a vintage arcade experience, the re-mastered version features stereoscopic 3D visuals and offers a host of options and settings, including the ability to adjust the difficulty settings and other visual enhancements, such as smoke transparency that were not present in the original version. Players are able to choose from a number of real-life arcade cabinets wherein everything from the appearance to the environmental sounds of the specific cabinet are recreated, providing an arcade experience. The highlight of 3D After Burner II is the addition of the ’special mode’ which can be unlocked once the player completes the game. The ’special mode,’ while maintaining the basics of the ’arcade mode,’ provides the player with a completely new gaming experience and allows the players to control time by utilizing the ‘burst’ which makes avoiding incoming attacks easier and increases the number of lock-on targets.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux 83.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Platform: 3DS
May 15, 2018
A spatial distortion full of demons appeared in Antarctica, threatening to engulf the Earth in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. The United Nations responded by tasking a team of highly advanced specialists with piercing the anomaly and figuring out how to stop it from the source. Well, get ready to don your Demonica once again in this new expanded port: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Expect new story content, additional endings, a new dungeon to explore, and more in the return of this sci-fi tinged SMT adventure.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.2
BoxBoxBoy! 84.

BoxBoxBoy!

Platform: 3DS
June 30, 2016
Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a brand-new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He'll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across 11+ worlds of puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes, and even lazers. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 85.

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

Platform: 3DS
October 1, 2013
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is a first-person, map-making dungeon crawler for the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Mutant Mudds 86.

Mutant Mudds

Platform: 3DS
January 26, 2012
Mutant Mudds is an exciting new platform game for the Nintendo 3DS from award-winning developer, Renegade Kid. This marks the company's first self-published title, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in 2011. Our hero may be a 2D sprite, but he can take advantage of the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields in this unique dimensionally-woven platform adventure (the stereo 3D effect looks amazing on the 3DS). Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon and H20-powered jet pack, Max steps out onto the porch of his (parents') home; determined to thwart the filthy plans of the Mutant Mudd army by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
Gunman Clive 2 87.

Gunman Clive 2

Platform: 3DS
January 20, 2015
After successfully rescuing Mayor Johnson's daughter, Gunman Clive returns to again find his home town under attack by bandits. To stop them once and for all, he must chase after their leader; an adventure that takes him all the way around the world. This follow up to the 2012 indie release retains the same classic gameplay formula, but dials the action up a notch further and adds many new features and improvements.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth 88.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Platform: 3DS
October 17, 2017
Etrian Odyssey V chronicles the quest of a new adventurer as he or she attempts to reach the crown of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil Labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled. Each culture has their own myth, some say great power will be granted, others believe the great mysteries will be solved. Some believe the ultimate techniques can be mastered there, and a number believe the lost treasures can be found at the top of the Yggdrasil Tree's boughs. There's a reason why no one has ever reached the top. Dangerous creatures and terrifying FOEs roam the labyrinth on every floor, so prepare to test your mettle with challenging turn-based battles. Form your own party and partner up to unleash devastating attacks. Personalize your party to work to your advantage. With endless character customization, adventurers will cast and create their own party from four unique races and ten different classes to explore the uncharted labyrinth. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Style Savvy: Styling Star 89.

Style Savvy: Styling Star

Platform: 3DS
December 25, 2017
Also known as "Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star"
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Yo-kai Watch 3 90.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Platform: 3DS
February 8, 2019
Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it's up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them. Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out or dodge attacks. More Yo-kai, more mysteries! 'Merican Yo-kai have made their way to YO-KAI WATCH 3 and they're rootin' tootin' troublemakers. Speaking of troublemakers, in BBQ, zombies rise from their graves and Nate must free the town during Zombie Night. If you're too afraid of zombies, you can always find treasure by exploring randomly generated dungeons and discover the truth about the mysterious ruins hidden all across the continent with the Yo-kai Blasters T group. * Meet Hailey Anne and Usapyon as they solve cases as Yo-kai detectives in Springdale * Explore the American-inspired location, BBQ, where 'Merican Yo-kai run rampant * Battle all-new bosses, meet over 600 Yo-kai, and use a new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out attacks * In BBQ, go on a rafting adventure, try out a new Crank-a-kai, and interact with new 'Merican Yo-kai * Train up your very own Nyan, a cat like Yo-kai, in Build-a-Nyan * Bonk zombies on the head, in an all-new mode, Zombie Nightit's an invasion! * Link with versions of YO-KAI WATCH 2 and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS to earn special Yo-kai * Discover treasure as part of the Yo-kai Blasters T group and make your way through randomly generated dungeons
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
BOXBOY! 91.

BOXBOY!

Platform: 3DS
April 2, 2015
Think outside the box to save a world in danger. Traverse tricky landscapes by creating boxes to help Qbby navigate more than 20 puzzling worlds. Just watch out—tons of obstacles stand in your way, so fortify yourself with a Shielding Afro or other boxy defenses. Then beat some more stages to earn sweet square costumes, like a superhero outfit.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Kirby: Triple Deluxe 92.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Platform: 3DS
May 2, 2014
Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirbys Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. Its a grand new Kirby adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters! When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether youre new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat-action, adventure, and a battle mode! -Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform -Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels -Employ new and returning abilities, including: -Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance -Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground -Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air -Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword -Kirbys new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels! -Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo -Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dededes Drum Dash and Arena -Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters -Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass function to tag other players
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX 93.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX

Platform: 3DS
September 8, 2015
Includes both Touch Mode and Button Mode, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and an array of customization options. Gamers are able to adjust difficulty through challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs. Players can peep their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, formulate unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Dead or Alive Dimensions 94.

Dead or Alive Dimensions

Platform: 3DS
May 24, 2011
DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions takes the vivacious characters and locales that have made the DOA franchise a hit with gamers everywhere and presents them in eye-popping 3D. All of the punches, kicks, counters and holds that have defined the series as a top-tier fighter are present for the first time on a portable gaming system - the Nintendo 3DS®. DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions features some of the best content from the series spanning all of the titles from the original DOA up to DOA 4.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn 95.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Platform: 3DS
March 8, 2019
Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game. Ravel abilities allow Kirby to drop buttons like bombs or wield a wire like a sword. And that’s just the beginning of all the makeshift magic. Dead end? Unzip a secret passage. Too dark? Unbutton the night to shed some light. Boss blocking your way? Unravel its face! As you play, you’ll collect decorative treasures for Kirby’s Pad. Show yours off with the StreetPassTM feature. If story mode isn’t tough enough, see if you can earn more collectibles in Devilish Mode. In this harder mode, you must survive without invincibility as devils obstruct your path through each stage. There are also all-new minigames starring Meta Knight and King Dedede.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.7
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 96.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Platform: 3DS
March 19, 2013
Engage larger-than-larger-than-life monsters in battle. Create a myriad of weapons and armor. Discover the epic world of Monster Hunter as you wade through more than two hundred quests. Why hunt alone? Hunt with your 2 AI companions in single player quests or team up with up to three players through your local connection. A fully customizable touch screen allows you to personalize your hunting experience and local Nintendo 3DS search feature helps you find other hunters near you location. Nintendo StreetPass provides you the ability to share you guild card with your fellow hunters.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Stella Glow 97.

Stella Glow

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2015
The witch Hilda attempts to crystallize the world using her cursed song.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 98.

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
Defense attorney Phoenix Wright and archeologist Hershel Layton collaborate to solve puzzles in a medieval city.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
ZEN Pinball 3D 99.

ZEN Pinball 3D

Platform: 3DS
January 12, 2012
Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature four of Zen Studios finest originally designed tables including Earth Defense, Shaman, Excalibur and Eldorado, all in stunning 3D. Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature local hot seat multiplayer, online leader boards and table rankings, multiple view points and rewards for playing and accomplishing table specific missions. In addition, players will compete to achieve the greatest Pro Score ranking, which is the sum of a player’s high score across all tables, and a Team Score which is the sum of a player’s score and friends score.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 100.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Platform: 3DS
July 13, 2018
The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 95

    Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

    • Release Date: Dec 4, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS4
  2. 91
  3. 82

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising

  4. 79

    Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

    • Release Date: Dec 2, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 78

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Lowest of the Month
  1. 67

    Twin Mirror

  2. 69

    Empire of Sin

  3. 70

    Chronos: Before the Ashes

    • Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
    • Platform: XONE
  4. 70

    Chronos: Before the Ashes

    • Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
    • Platform: PS4
  5. 76

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising