Game Releases by Score

Mighty Switch Force! 101.

Mighty Switch Force!

Platform: 3DS
December 22, 2011
Space Hooligans have escaped custody and are wreaking havoc all over Planet Land! HQ calls on cybernetic peace-keeper Patricia Wagon to bring these renegades to justice. With the help of Corporal Gendarmor and her trusty Pellet Gun, there's nothing she can't handle. When the going gets tough, Wagon activates her Helmet Siren, altering the world around her in 3D space. Even the third dimension can’t hide criminal ne’er-do-wells from the long arm of the law. Enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world of Mighty Switch Force and blow crime away.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Monster Hunter Stories 102.

Monster Hunter Stories

Platform: 3DS
September 8, 2017
When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities! When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you'll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The instinctive rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It's the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players online, locally, or via the StreetPass feature. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave 103.

The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

Platform: 3DS
September 27, 2012
The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave is a role-playing game in which you collect Denpa Men to form a party, and use this party to explore dungeons.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D 104.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Platform: 3DS
February 21, 2012
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the world was torn in two between East and West. It was the beginning of a new era- the Cold War. October 16, 1962. The President of the United States received word that the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba. The world trembled in fear as the prospect of nuclear war loomed ever closer. After days of tense negotiations, the Soviets finally agreed on the 28th to withdraw their missiles from Cuban soil. With the resolution of this incident, later to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, it seemed that humanity had survived yet another threat to its existence. However, there was a secret condition in the deal that put an end to the crisis. Nokolai Stepanovich Sokolov, a Soviet scientist who had defected to the West, was to be sent back to the Soviet Union. The U.S. government agreed to this stipulation, and returned Sokolov back to his native land. Little did they know that Sokolov was to be the designer of a nightmarish weapon. Now, with Sokolov back in their hands, the Soviets are ready to resume its development. If this weapon is completed, it will mark the beginning of a new age of fear. August 1964. Realizing at last the urgency of the situation, the CIA forms a plan to recapture Sokolov. They dispatch the covert FOX unit to Sokolov’s research facility, located to the south of the great Soviet fortress of Groznyj Grad. Led by former SAS member Major Zero, FOX is a next-generation special-forces unit that operates both as a specialized combat group and as a covert intelligence outfit. The FOX unit’s modus operandi is to send a single agent, backed by radio support from afar, into enemy territory to carry out solo sneaking missions. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 105.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Platform: 3DS
July 3, 2012
This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise. Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG elements. Adorably re-designed heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player's stylus.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
Fluidity: Spin Cycle 106.

Fluidity: Spin Cycle

Platform: 3DS
December 27, 2012
(Known as Hydroventure: Spin Cycle in the UK/EU) Fluidity: Spin Cycle lets players tilt, turn and even rotate their Nintendo 3DS system 360 degrees to maneuver a puddle of water named Eddy through a maze-like, magical world.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move 107.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

Platform: 3DS
May 9, 2013
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a Nintendo eShop exclsuive that challenges players to place tiles on the bottom screen to guide the Mini Marios to their goal on the top screen.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Mario Golf: World Tour 108.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Platform: 3DS
May 2, 2014
Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour. The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
WarioWare Gold 109.

WarioWare Gold

Platform: 3DS
August 3, 2018
The infamous schemer, Wario, is back! Play his brand-new microgame collection, where you'll have seconds to complete 300 different microgames. Better think fast to succeed! You'll use the touchscreen, tilt the system, push buttons, and rock the mic as you laugh through fully voiced stories featuring new and classic characters!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Rune Factory 4 110.

Rune Factory 4

Platform: 3DS
October 1, 2013
Rune Factory 4 marks the return of the popular Harvest Moon spinoff that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. For the first time in the series, the player can select to play as a male or female hero, and potential suitors of either gender are also available in order to pursue love, marriage, and possibly a child. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties of protecting the town from invaders, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the days itinerary, you can select from the castles vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along a companion or friendly monster to aid you during your travels.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Inazuma Eleven 111.

Inazuma Eleven

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2014
Take the world of soccer by storm! Genres collide in this soccer RPG! The original world-renowned soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN is now available for digital download! Nobody loves soccer like Mark Evans. As captain of the Raimon Junior High soccer club, he dreams of taking his team to the top and winning the legendary Soccer Frontier championship. Unfortunately for him, nobody else in the club shares his passion... until theyre thrown into a match against the elite Royal Academy for the club's survival. It seems the only way Raimon will stand a chance is if Mark can convince new transfer student and ace striker Axel Blaze to come out of his mysterious early retirement... Train your team, find items, and level up; then take to the field for some tactical soccer action. The more soccer battles you win, the more special moves youll learn, and the stronger your team will be! Take on fierce opponents in eleven-on-eleven soccer matches! Field over 1000 potential recruits to craft your custom team and challenge your friends via local wireless play! The first few episodes of the INAZUMA ELEVEN anime are now available on the Nintendo eShop for FREE
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked 112.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Platform: 3DS
August 23, 2011
Expanded and enhanced, Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS builds upon the game's original release with the addition of voice acting for the entirety of the game's lengthy, unconventional narrative. Moreover, that very story, already boasting multiple endings based on critical decisions by the player, now concludes with a special eighth chapter, a rousing epilogue for Shin Megami Tensei fans. The game's beautifully remastered hand drawn artwork and character portraits benefit from the new system's higher resolution screens, offering players a crisper, higher fidelity experience.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.6
New Super Mario Bros. 2 113.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Platform: 3DS
August 19, 2012
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a traditional side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario, Luigi and loads of other favorite characters from the popular Mario series. The game was created specifically as a pick-up-and-play experience that can be instantly enjoyed by players of all skill levels on the Nintendo 3DS system
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward 114.

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Platform: 3DS
August 19, 2016
Manage your very own boutique and become the star of the entire fashion business! Dive into the world of fashion! Run your very own business and help your customers to become truly stylish! The fashion is business in the palm of your hand - choose from your path and show your talent! - Share your best looks and challenge your friends - Participate in contests and take pics with your pals! - Decorate to your heart's content - Create the perfect showroom! - Choose from 19,000 items! - Manager your fashion store - Delight your customers
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars 115.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

Platform: 3DS
March 22, 2011
Lead the Ghosts, the most elite special forces unit in the US Army, across multiple tactical missions to prevent a war from breaking out.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Kokuga 116.

Kokuga

Platform: 3DS
June 27, 2013
After months of bitter conflict with its neighbor, country A is preparing to unleash its latest machine of war, code-named Kokuga. With access to 9 destructive weapons and an array of power-ups, the compact mobile tank is an elite military machine. Highly-reputed boutique game studio G.rev is pleased to offer this old-school strategic shooter for the Nintendo 3DS. Players are tasked with piloting Kokuga, and must destroy tanks, drones, gun towers and other mecha in 12 different training missions. Each stage culminates with a boss fight, pitting the player against massive heavily-armed bosses. Upon receiving orders for active duty, the player is thrust into action against enemy forces. Structured so gamers have maximum freedom in their game experience, Kokuga is great for both casual game sessions or long challenges. Local and Download Play is supported, so assemble your squad of up to four players! Develop new strategies and help out your teammates by coordinating card use.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.5
Mega Man Legacy Collection 117.

Mega Man Legacy Collection

Platform: 3DS
February 23, 2016
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcoms iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more! In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history. FEATURES * Six classic games in one Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series. * 8-bit style with HD flair The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites. * Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. * Museum of the era The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum. * Developed with an all-new engine Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers. * Leaderboards and video replays Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 118.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Platform: 3DS
April 7, 2015
Far off in the mountains, the small village Aslarga becomes a hub for adventurers looking for fame and fortune from the Mystery Dungeons. But dire challenges await even the most stalwart adventurers in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a turn-based action RPG rogue like developed by ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive mixes Etrian Odyssey's vast RPG party and skill customization aspects, and Mystery Dungeon's infinitely random dungeon adventures. There's no hand-holding in Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The action/turn based combat means that battling monsters is not just about using the right skills, but becomes an elegant Pas de Quatre of strategic positioning. Players form their parties with familiar Etrian Odyssey classes, such as Landsknecht and Runemaster, customize individuals using Etrian-style skill trees, and then take up to four members into the dungeons. Always randomized with various levels and paths, the dungeons require plenty of exploration, not to mention the incredible loot rewards -- just be wary of what waits among the deepest depths.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 119.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Platform: 3DS
November 21, 2017
This is the fourth game in the series and the first developed specifically for Nintendo DS and sees a change of direction for the story line with the introduction of new defense attorney Apollo Justice and a host of new characters. Players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients' innocence. Facing Apollo across the courtroom is the highly talented and flamboyant prosecutor Klavier Gavin who, in addition to being a legal genius, is also lead singer with Gavinners, a highly successful rock band with a string of hits to their name.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash 120.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2015
Fight for the future of football in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, as the Raimon Jr. High team thrust themselves into a time-bending RPG, where new armourfied Fighting Spirits, new characters, and new footballing adventures await.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Corpse Party 121.

Corpse Party

Platform: 3DS
October 25, 2016
Corpse Party is an adventure game that uses hand-drawn 2D sprite and tile art to tell the story of a group of Kisaragi Academy High School students who are trapped in a haunted elementary school filled with the decaying corpses and tormented souls of countless children whod mysteriously vanished from the Japanese countryside years, months or sometimes only days prior. Desperately trying to escape and survive, players will experience unnatural, unnerving and decidedly uncensored horrors through the eyes and ears -- of these frightened teenaged victims. Detailed 2D sprite animations and art stills show the bloody and unsettling fates that await those who enter, and full Japanese-language voice-acting combines with 3D audio support to create a simulated surround sound experience when playing with headphones, offering players a delightfully uncomfortable level of immersion.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
3D Classics: Kid Icarus 122.

3D Classics: Kid Icarus

Platform: 3DS
March 23, 2012
Enjoy classic games with a new dimension via the 3D Classics range, remastered with immersive 3D visuals! From the creators of Metroid comes Kid Icarus: an action-platformer starring angelic warrior Pit, whose quest is to rescue the goddess Palutena and save Angel Land from the evil Medusa. Armed with his trusty bow and arrow, Pit must battle from the underworld to the sky, to seek out the Three Sacred Treasures - only then will Pit have the power to take on Medusa. Look out for Pit's return in Kid Icarus: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Azure Striker Gunvolt 123.

Azure Striker Gunvolt

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
When lightning strikes, a new legend will be born. Azure Striker GUNVOLT is a 2D side-scrolling action game. The heroe's agility and control over lightning create a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo 124.

Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo

Platform: 3DS
April 18, 2013
Time for some squirreling action! Prepare for some super squirreling action! Now with 50% new exclusive level content, ninja completion bonuses, super high speed turbo mode and a whole bunch of zany new squirrel outfits! Run, jump, swing and smash Mr Nibbles through 90 frantic levels of pixel perfect platforming. Mr Nibbles goes nuts for acorns and he’s on a mission to reclaim his stash from the pesky critters who stole them so he can feed his growing family. Delivering some of the best platform gameplay yet and featuring wonderful crisp graphics, Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a must have for platform game fans. Grapple and swing Mr Nibbles through 30 exclusive Challenge stages to test your squirreling skills. Adventure through 60 main game stages spread across four seasons with epic boss levels and completion goals, enough to keep you playing until winter! Collect power-ups to supercharge Mr. Nibbles through his adventure, including Tough Nut to smash through enemies and walls!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 125.

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

Platform: 3DS
February 3, 2017
Embark on a new Yoshi adventure in a world made from yarn, cloth and textiles. Explore the world by using yarn to weave wool platforms and warp pipes to reach new areas, and gleefully unravel its secrets and puzzles by pulling yarn walls apart. Add a little color to Yoshi's life with a spectrum of yarn balls. Then team up with a friend to have a ball together in this wild and woolly world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Tappingo 2 126.

Tappingo 2

Platform: 3DS
September 4, 2014
Solve pixel art puzzles by making numbered blocks extend into lines. Sounds easy? Wait until you find out these lines keep running unless they hit something! Be smart and use other blocks and lines to stop the line at the correct length. -Line running action that will make your brain crack. -Over 100 puzzles for you to solve. -Divided over small and big grids. -Game keeps track of time it took to solve a puzzle... can you beat it? -Awesome funky fresh art style and tunes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure 127.

3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2011
Delve into the land of dreams-turned-nightmares as Kirby flies with the stars in 3D. 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure offers you a chance to explore the world of Dream Land in a whole new way. The landscape comes to life as Kirby crosses land, sea, and sky in his quest to restore the Star Rod. After waking from a dreamless sleep, Kirby goes to investigate the Dream Spring only to find that its source of energy has been stolen by King Dedede. Broken and divided across seven worlds, Kirby will need to use his unique ability to steal enemies' powers as he battles and to restore the pieces of the Star Rod. Without it, how can a hero fight another day if he can't get a good night's sleep? Embark on this adventure as the beloved pink character tries to save the citizens of Dream Land from a lifetime of terrible nightmares.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Wildfire 128.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Wildfire

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2015
Fight for the future of football in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, as the Raimon Jr. High team thrust themselves into a time-bending RPG, where new armourfied Fighting Spirits, new characters, and new footballing adventures await.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
The Keep 129.

The Keep

Platform: 3DS
September 11, 2014
First-person dungeon crawler. Real-time combat. Rune magic. Fire, Ice and Lightning. Enter the Keep as an unsung hero on a quest to destroy the nefarious wizard Watrys. Explore the subterranean depths in this first-person dungeon crawler featuring real-time combat, a unique rune magic system, exploration, and puzzle solving. This game will awaken memories of what made old-school RPG dungeons so much fun to play while you fight, hunt for hidden treasures, and avoid deadly traps. Get to know your enemies, find their weaknesses, and crush them. Experiment with magic to discover powerful spells. Only the strongest will survive. To defeat the seemingly undefeatable Watrys, you will need to level up your character and find powerful armor and weapons. The game controls were designed with a stylus in mind so mastering both sword and magic is a fun and intuitive experience. Do you have what it takes to stand against such evil? Then dont procrastinate and enter. The Keep awaits you...
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale 130.

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

Platform: 3DS
July 18, 2013
Millennium Kitchen's Kaz Ayabe is known for mesmerizing many Japanese fans with his heartwarming stories in the Boku no Natsuyasumi (Summer Holidays 20th Century) series. In ATTACK OF THE FRIDAY MONSTERS! A TOKYO TALE, he introduces for the first time, a Tokyo-life simulation game where players will take the role of a young boy named Sohta who lives where the giant monsters from the TV shows of Japan's 1970s come to life every Friday. In this rustic town of tranquil days and idyllic scenery, there lies a nostalgic tale sure to warm your heart. ATTACK OF THE FRIDAY MONSTERS! A TOKYO TALE will be the first of Kaz Ayabe's games to be released outside of Japan.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Pokemon Art Academy 131.

Pokemon Art Academy

Platform: 3DS
October 24, 2014
Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Ketzal's Corridors 132.

Ketzal's Corridors

Platform: 3DS
April 12, 2012
Known as "SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle" in the UK/EU. The game offers a unique gameplay mechanic in an immersive 3D world where your skills of spatial awareness are put to the test across more than 90 stages, three multiplayer modes, and three different lands. The game is themed around a mystic world, where Kaotl, the evil god of destruction is your foe. In an act of malice, Kaotl has stolen the heart of Creatl, the god of creation, and divided the world into three lands. Guided by Creatl’s loyal servant Potzol, you must aim to restore the spirit world, destroyed by the wicked god Kaotl, by collecting hearts hidden away in each stage.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Yo-kai Watch 133.

Yo-kai Watch

Platform: 3DS
November 6, 2015
The YO-KAI WATCH game is about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Yo-kai are not ghosts, monsters or creatures. Yo-kai are, quite simply, Yo-kai. They cannot be seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere. Whether born from the soul of a deceased human, or an everyday object discovering its higher purpose, their personalities are distinctly humanlike.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 134.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Platform: 3DS
January 22, 2016
Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hijinks. Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies, and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves 135.

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves

Platform: 3DS
May 30, 2013
The Denpa Men are mysterious little creatures that float around radio waves. They all have their own territory. You can't see them with the naked eye, but you can use your 3DS to find them and catch them. In this RPG, you can form a team of the Denpa Men you caught and take them on an exciting adventure across the world, in order to save the hero's family. Many wonders and strong enemies await you on your journey! This game supports StreetPass as well. By passing other players, you can exchange your party information and increase the amount of time you have to explore special dungeons. You can even battle online now! All you have to do is register for battle, and you'll be able to fight other players at any time you want. Keep winning to earn phenomenal prizes! If you played the previous game, "THE 'DENPA' MEN: They Came By Wave," you'll be able to transfer your hero and you'll even be able to bring all of your friends from the previous game into this one!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.4
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 136.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Platform: 3DS
September 29, 2016
The 2D high speed, old-school style side-scrolling action that you remember from Azure Striker Gunvolt is back. In this game, Gunvolt's rival Copen from the first installment returns to the fray as a playable character. Prevasion: This ability allows Gunvolt to neutralize enemy attacks at the cost of his EP energy. Copen also has an ability exactly like this. Kudos is a point system that increases whenever you deal damage to an enemy. Whenever you take damage, your Kudos are reduced to zero. When activating a save point, using a special skill or clearing a mission, Kudos are converted into bonus points. The Muse's song: For as long as you can maintain 1000 or more Kudos, the BGM will change and Lumen AKA The Muse (or in Copen's story, Lola) will sing for you. Anthem: When Gunvolt or Copen's HP reaches 0, the Muse's power can bring them back to life, with additional power-ups. In that state, the BGM will change to the Muse's song. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Ever Oasis 137.

Ever Oasis

Platform: 3DS
June 23, 2017
Explore the world to expand your oasis - and your adventuring horizons. From the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D comes a daring new adventure that expands on everything RPG fans love about the genre. As a chosen Seedling, your mission is to build a prosperous oasis by working with your partner, lsuna. Meet and ally with members of other tribes to complete your mission, while battling against the Chaos threatening peace in the desert. Battle enemies in real-time combat as you switch between three party members and explore a savage desert. Forage for materials in caves and puzzle-filled dungeons to earn dewadems, which are used to grow new shops and even grow gear! Features: * Dive into a new take on the Adventure RPG genre in a brand new IP. * Explore a savage desert, deep caves, and puzzle-filled dungeons. * Forage materials to make products at shops, or synthesize equipment and items at your treehouse. * Complete missions to recruit new villagers, each with their own shops, weapons and abilities, then bring them exploring/foraging. * Earn dewadem, currency, over time as shops sell their wares to build new Bloom Booths. * Developed by GREZZO Co., Ltd. the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D * Battle wildlife that are possessed by Chaos and other enemies in real-time combat, while actively switching between party members. * Immerse into a beautifully created world inspired by Egyptian culture/mythology.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure 138.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

Platform: 3DS
July 10, 2012
"Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure blends rhythm, puzzles and a compelling story set in one of the world's most exciting cities in a way that has never been seen before,"says Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. "This unique blend makes creative use of the Nintendo 3DS' technology, offering an engaging, challenging and most importantly fun experience throughout. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure sees players enter the secret life of Raphael, infamous among Parisians as an honorable thief for stealing famous works of art only to return them days later. Dive into Raphael's world and help him find the Wristlet of Tiamat to unmask the mystery behind his father's disappearance. While unravelling the truth players will encounter an assortment of different rhythm challenges to master. Tap the screen, swipe the stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to maneuver Raphael through the unique streets of Paris, brought to life by stylish animations and vibrant 3D maps and landscapes.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
7th Dragon III Code: VFD 139.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Platform: 3DS
July 12, 2016
In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises-a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace-to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons' power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all... the 7th Dragon: VFD.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Crimson Shroud 140.

Crimson Shroud

Platform: 3DS
December 13, 2012
Follow the tale of a young "Chaser" named Giauque, as he and his team find themselves drawn into the mystery of the Original Gift, the Crimson Shroud.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Story of Seasons 141.

Story of Seasons

Platform: 3DS
March 31, 2015
Story of Seasons is the start of a new chapter in the ‘Bokujo Monogatari’ series, a long-standing farming/life simulation franchise. Though the series is reborn with a new name, it continues the traditions of customizable farms, animal care, marriage and child-rearing. After creating a customized character, players can live out a new life by cultivating their favorite fruits and vegetables while expanding and filling their farm with their choice of animals.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Tales of the Abyss 142.

Tales of the Abyss

Platform: 3DS
February 14, 2012
Tales of the Abyss takes the PS2 classic and updates it for play on the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 143.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Platform: 3DS
November 11, 2012
Paper Mario: Sticker Star is an epic new adventure, starring the Mushroom Kingdom's most famous hero in an elaborate papercraft world. With the land packed full of stickers, Mario collect and uses them to fight off bad guys, uncover secrets, and more. Fans of the Paper Mario series will discover gameplay elements new to the franchise, while newer players will enjoy a craftastic new twist on their favorite Nintendo hero - only for Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.5
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 144.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Platform: 3DS
June 5, 2012
With a colorful cast of characters appearing in the Disney worlds in 3D, players can delve into a lifelike story and world in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D (tentative title). Get to better know all the familiar and beloved characters through this title.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Bit.Trip Saga 145.

Bit.Trip Saga

Platform: 3DS
September 13, 2011
All six BIT.TRIP games are transformed into 3D, morphing into a single entity called /BIT.TRIP SAGA/. Experience the crushing difficulty of the rhythmic galaxies and ride along the long journey with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns...home.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Inazuma Eleven Go: Shadow 146.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Shadow

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2014
Inazuma Eleven Go puts you at the center of a huge football adventure, recruiting the ultimate team to save your school club from closure. Learn powerful Special Moves, then take on rival teams as you shoot for the top.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Ridge Racer 3D 147.

Ridge Racer 3D

Platform: 3DS
March 22, 2011
The Ridge Racer series returns to set the racing world on fire with brand new features, breathtaking stereoscopic 3D visuals, a wider variety of machines, new environments, expanded customization and updated drift mechanics. Ridge Racer 3D will be the hottest racing game on the Nintendo 3DS. Drift through hairpin turns at blistering speeds to edge out the rest of the pack with powerful drift-tuned cars. Using the stereoscopic 3D power of the Nintendo 3DS, players will be able to experience a level of intimacy with the on-screen races like never before. Players can now accurately judge the distance between them and the competition with 3D depth of field for some of the most intense arcade racing available.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Nano Assault 148.

Nano Assault

Platform: 3DS
December 5, 2011
In Nano Assault, players blast their way through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based on the player's skill level. Prepare to battle and defeat extreme nemeses including the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable assault weapons. To ensure successful missions, players can clone and respawn themselves to continue the journey anytime. Special features include Missions Mode, an unlockable arcade style cell stage where players must beat the clock by destroying the most enemies, and Hall of Fame, a bragging rights leaderboard where players can publish and compare high level scores with friends. Additionally, players will be able to use the StreetPass feature to trade unlocked content.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll 149.

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll

Platform: 3DS
May 8, 2014
Denpa Men are all around you. Find and catch them to form a party and take them on an exciting adventure! The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures that live among radio waves. Invisible to the naked eye, they can only be seen and caught by looking through your Nintendo 3DS. In this game, catch Denpa Men, form your team, and head out on an exciting adventure across the world. All to save a special someone! This time, some Denpa Men can capture monsters, turning them into allies who can be summoned to your side. Capture powerful monsters to turn the tide of battle. Also, your Denpa Men friends now have their own little homes, which can be customized and decorated to suit your style. Network play is now better than ever. Trade items with players worldwide, and lend or borrow Denpa Men. You can import your hero and bring all your friends from the previous two THE DENPA MEN titles, too.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Pokemon Picross 150.

Pokemon Picross

Platform: 3DS
December 3, 2015
Turn puzzles into portraits. Pokémon Picross can be downloaded without charge from Nintendo eShop for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. In Pokémon Picross, solve number puzzles to complete pictures of your favorite Pokémon. When you complete a puzzle, you’ll add that Pokémon to your collection.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
escapeVektor 151.

escapeVektor

Platform: 3DS
December 20, 2012
Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape! As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. But be careful the further Vektor gets, the more devious the CPU becomes! There is a whole world to uncover within your CPU! Hiding away are 150 levels (nodes), 27 worlds (zones) and four unique abilities to unlock and upgrade. With Vektor providing you with various skills Detonate to destroy enemies, Boost and Super Boost to outrun them and Boostenate to smash your way through you are sure to be able to help him escape! Online leaderboards allow you to compete against your friends, both those in the surrounding area and those closest to you in score. Use wildcards to double your score in each level and boost your standing in the leaderboards!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
NightSky 152.

NightSky

Platform: 3DS
October 25, 2012
NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi 153.

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi

Platform: 3DS
September 19, 2013
At a time when shogunate and imperial forces clashed for supremacy over Japan, Chizuru travels to Kyoto in search of her missing father. She runs into the Shinsengumi, a band of samurai warriors sworn to protect the shogun. Chizuru soon learns that they, too, are looking for her father. What awaits them is more than just your typical missing person's case, as they face off against imperial soldiers and the supernatural! But in the midst of all this madness, will sweet and innocent Chizuru find love?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Inazuma Eleven Go: Light 154.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Light

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2014
Inazuma Eleven Go puts you at the center of a huge football adventure, recruiting the ultimate team to save your school club from closure. Learn powerful Special Moves, then take on rival teams as you shoot for the top.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Tetris Axis 155.

Tetris Axis

Platform: 3DS
October 2, 2011
Tetris for Nintendo 3DS will allow fans to experience the game like never before – in 3D! With over 20 eye-catching game modes, Tetris for Nintendo 3DS delivers a rich mix of both traditional and innovative ways to enjoy playing the Tetris game.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
The Alliance Alive 156.

The Alliance Alive

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2018
The makers of The Legend of Legacy bring the classic JRPG back to form in The Alliance Alive, a new adventure that evokes the nostalgia of the JRPG greats by offering huge world-exploration, an intertwining story of 9 protagonists, and well-designed battle mechanics. One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. Humanity was decimated and now Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again... [Nintendo]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns 157.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Platform: 3DS
February 28, 2017
What will you do today? Take charge of an expansive farm near three unique and exciting towns and choose what kind of life to lead. The original and best-selling farming/life sim returns for its 20th anniversary with a brand new adventure! Take on the role of a young city slicker who has always wished for a life on the farm. Your dream leads you to a huge plot of open land just ready to be filled with crops, livestock, decorations, and more. Your new farm is at the crossroads of three different towns. Westown, with its cows and corrals, has everything the classic frontier settler needs. Right next door is Lulukoko Town, a warm, friendly paradise to rival any tropical island. Rounding out the neighborhood is Tsuyukusa, a traditional Far Eastern village. Become friends with the residents and help them improve their towns, then connect to other farmers like you, locally or via internet, to chat and trade useful items. Grow crops, raise adorable pets, become a renowned chef or fashionista, and even discover romance with the locals. It's all up to you in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning 158.

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

Platform: 3DS
November 6, 2012
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning gives players a chance to rebuild the town of Echo Village to be the best community in the land.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
3D Thunder Blade 159.

3D Thunder Blade

Platform: 3DS
May 14, 2015
3D Thunder Blade is a recreation of a one-of-a-kind combat helicopter arcade machine originally released in 1987, re-mastered for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. In 3D Thunder Blade, players control a helicopter and use guns and missiles to destroy enemy vehicles while flying between buildings, through caves, and into enemy bases. The re-mastered version boasts stereoscopic 3D visuals, support for the Circle Pad Pro or C-Stick, and adds a host of new features including two options for gyroscopic controls, adjustable difficulty settings, and a mode that recreates the look and feel of the original arcade machine with additional sound effects. Replay saving and stage select are also available.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
Nano Assault EX 160.

Nano Assault EX

Platform: 3DS
March 7, 2013
Nano Assault EX is an action shooter game in which players pilot a microscopic ship to stop a deadly virus from contaminating humanity.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Luigi's Mansion 161.

Luigi's Mansion

Platform: 3DS
October 12, 2018
Luigi steps out from the shadow of his brother Mario and into the gloomy shadows of a very haunted house in this, his first-ever starring role. Armed with a flashlight and a customized vacuum cleaner, Luigi must rid the mansion of Boos and ghouls--and find his missing brother to boot. As Luigi, you'll search for the keys that open the many locked doors; vacuum coins, cash, and gold bars; and explore vases, bookcases, and drawers. From the brick-walled basement to the gloomy grounds, Luigi's Mansion is packed with chills, thrills, and creepy surprises.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
Yumi's Odd Odyssey 162.

Yumi's Odd Odyssey

Platform: 3DS
March 20, 2014
(Also known as "Sayonara Umihara Kawase") Using her fishing hook, Yumi must make her way through a variety of levels by running, jumping, and throwing her coveted fishing line. Yumi can use her fishing line to swing between platforms, lower herself down to other ledges, and even catapult herself great distances by stretching the line to its breaking point.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers 163.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers

Platform: 3DS
April 16, 2013
Soul Hackers delivers a first-person, dungeon-crawling RPG experience set in a future where technology and otherworldly forces meet in a macabre fusion of cyberpunk futurism and gothic horror.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.1
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword 164.

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword

Platform: 3DS
February 2, 2012
Also known as Hana Samurai: Art of the Sword in the UK/EU. Skill meets style in this precision sword-fighting game. Leave button mashing behind. Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is about precision swordplay, battlefield finesse, and martial-arts style. As the heroic title character, youll travel a world rife with cherry-blossom beautyand deadly dangerto rescue the legendary Princess Cherry Blossom. Her kidnapper has set dozens of blade-wielding henchmen in your path, and youll have to exercise your best battle senses to defeat them and save her. Learn to predict your foes moves, deftly dodge their attacks, and create opportunities for devastating counterattacks. Start with the Sakura Sword, a little health, and some basic training from your water-spirit guide. Make your way from battleground to battleground fighting wave after wave of increasingly cunning enemies. Fight through huge castles to duel epic bosses. And dont forget to stop at small villages along the way to get help, gear, encouragement (and distraction) from the quirky townsfolk. Prove that you truly are the Sakura Samurai!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Marvel Pinball 3D 165.

Marvel Pinball 3D

Platform: 3DS
June 28, 2012
ZEN Studios and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce Marvel Pinball, an epic collaboration combining the greatest comic book characters of all time with the definitive videogame pinball experience on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft. Use your pinball wizardry to help Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Blade save the world from the most notorious Super Villains on four beautifully crafted pinball tables.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Culdcept Revolt 166.

Culdcept Revolt

Platform: 3DS
October 3, 2017
As the series celebrates its 20th Anniversary, the addictive card game-meets-board game is back, bigger and better than ever with hundreds of new cards, inventive boards, and exciting multiplayer. Follow Allen, a new recruit for the rebel Free Bat forces as you fight for freedom from the tyranny of Count. Build your deck, create new strategies, and dominate the board in Culdcept Revolt! With all the classic elements veterans love yet a gentle learning curve for newcomers, Culdcept Revolt is the best Culdcept yet.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 167.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Platform: 3DS
December 2, 2016
Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere. Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Want your cannons to shoot coins? Go for it. In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. That's one of many reasons that this is the must-play portable Mario™ game for inventive groups of friends and anyone yearning for never-ending Super Mario magic. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.4
Chicken Wiggle 168.

Chicken Wiggle

Platform: 3DS
August 17, 2017
A brand new world of platforming and adventure! The stars of Chicken Wiggle are an improbable duo: a young chicken and his best buddy a wiggly worm nestled in his backpack! Together, they team up for adventure to jump, peck, and worm-grapple across a myriad of perplexing platforming levels full of fun gadgets, tricky hazards, and sneaky foes determined to rescue their friends from the wicked witch in her sky towers. But wait, there's more! Aspiring game designers and playful doodlers alike can spend hours of fun hatching their own levels with the user-friendly level creator included with the game. You can even choose different gameplay rules, art themes, and provide custom hints, tips, and search tags. Once you're ready, it's easy to share your creations on-line with other Chicken Wiggle players via the community portal. Now, anyone can be a game designer on the go! Players seeking more levels to play after completing Chicken Wiggle's main story mode will find a wealth of unique levels to download, play, and rate for free! Level categories include Atooi official, popular, latest, or simply enter your own search tags or a specific level ID to locate a friend's level.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters 169.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters

Platform: 3DS
September 29, 2017
Get wicked and complete the ultimate YO-KAI WATCH experience. The strange but friendly troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back in a time-traveling adventure, and this time their mysterious world is packed with exclusive quests, Wicked Yo-kai to befriend, new areas to explore, and a revamped Blasters action co-op mode* featuring new bosses. As the cause of life's troubles, Yo-kai are hiding everywhere! Explore the seaside town San Fantastico and the sleepy village Harrisville in search of these mischievous beings. Then travel 60 years into the past with Hovernyan to ensure the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero is created and your timeline is preserved! Battle online or via local wireless to earn in-game rewards for your adventure. Or take control of a Yo-kai in Psychic Blasters, a revamped 4-player action mode! If you own the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls game, you can transfer save data from your Nintendo 3DS family system to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and pick up where you left off. Prepare yourself for the deepest and most immersive Yo-kai experience yet! * Embark on an epic adventure in Springdale with more than 350 Yo-kai to discover and befriend * Assemble and summon your team of 6 Yo-kai from your Yo-kai Watch to battle troublemaking Yo-kai, solve people's problems, and fight to end a civil war between competing Yo-kai factions * Travel back in time to discover the origin of the Yo-kai Watch and meet Classic Yo-kai from 60 years ago * For the first time, befriend Yo-kai from the Wicked Tribe as well as Boss Yo-kai and other Yo-kai exclusive to this ultimate version * Discover exclusive quests, such as the secret pasts of Darknyan, Dame Dedtime, and Whisper * Hop on the Hexpress train and explore new locations, including a Yo-kai amusement park, hot springs, and kabuki theater * Team up in an expanded version of the Yo-kai Watch Blasters local co-op mode, with powerful new bosses to defeat * Challenge your friend's team over the Internet or local wireless in 2-player multiplayer battles * Transfer game data from YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and play from where you left off * Connect with YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters to unlock exclusive dungeons, stronger bosses, and special gleaming Yo-kai
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Sega 3D Classics Collection 170.

Sega 3D Classics Collection

Platform: 3DS
April 26, 2016
A collection of 9 classic SEGA games in one package. From the arcades straight to your Nintendo 3DS, experience the classics that defined the genres in gameplay. The games are: -Power Drift -Puyo Puyo 2 -Maze Walker -Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa -Fantazy Zone II W -Sonic The Hedgehog -Thunder Blade -Galaxy Force II -Altered Beast
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Xeodrifter 171.

Xeodrifter

Platform: 3DS
December 11, 2014
Drifting through the stars. Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.7
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition 172.

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Platform: 3DS
May 22, 2015
Two puzzling RPG adventures await you. Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser or defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of orbs. Drag and match orbs, or chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies. Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack. In Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, you get to travel to different worlds as you assemble a team of Mushroom Kingdom baddies, like Goombas or Koopa Troopas, and recruit much-loved Mario characters, including Toad and Yoshi! Or in Puzzle & Dragons Z, battle the 5 powerful sky dragons to rebuild the world and customize your team with a plethora of different monsters. Allies gained in both games have the chance to evolve into more advanced forms and learn powerful new skills.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
Disney Magical World 2 173.

Disney Magical World 2

Platform: 3DS
October 14, 2016
Live your dream life in Disney Magical World 2 alongside Disney characters. Adventure with Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, dance with Disney Princesses, soar with Mickey in Magical Dream parades, and more, while snapping photos to share your memories. The magic is in your hands, so use your wand to solve a ghostly mystery along the way. Explore six different Disney-themed worlds from classics like Disney Frozen, Disney The Little Mermaid, and Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch. You can harvest a field with Winnie the Pooh, fish with Donald Duck, mine with the Seven Dwarves, explore ghost-filled dungeons for treasures, and more. On your journey, you’ll discover the magical town of Castleton, where you’ll live amongst classic Disney characters. Shop with Daisy, Minnie, and others to build and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items. You can customize amazing outfits and even decorate your dream home and Café. Ready to make a memory? Then dance at the Enchanted Ball or throw a Café Party with your new Disney friends. [Nintendo.com
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.5
Fantasy Life 174.

Fantasy Life

Platform: 3DS
October 24, 2014
A world where you live the life you have always wanted to lead. FANTASY LIFE is an original RPG for the Nintendo 3DS from LEVEL-5, featuring music by Nobuo Uematsu and image illustration by Yoshitaka Amano. Set in a beautiful and vast open world, players create their own avatars and take up a vocation of their choosing, living out their lives as they see fit. You can set out on an adventure to save the world, or spend your days in leisurely pursuits such as cooking or fishing. Find the meaning of your new life in the limitless possibilities that reside in FANTASY LIFE on the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
HarmoKnight 175.

HarmoKnight

Platform: 3DS
March 28, 2013
HarmoKnight is an action packed rhythm game where you use Tempo's Music Note Staff to beat drums, crash cymbals, and smack enemies through more than 50 levels with unique boss fights.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Project X Zone 2 176.

Project X Zone 2

Platform: 3DS
February 16, 2016
In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan's most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises and form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles. Featuring characters from YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the Sakura Wars series and Virtua Fighter series and more from SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd / SEGA Games Co., Ltd, characters from Capcom's franchises including the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry series and Megaman X series, and characters from the TEKKEN series, Tales of Vesperia, and .hack// series from BANDAI NAMCO!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes 177.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Platform: 3DS
October 23, 2015
In the visual style of the The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds game comes a new adventure. In this journey, 3 players team up– each as Link – to cooperatively make their way through dungeons and battle bosses. Use the new Totem mechanic to stack three Links on top of each other to reach higher grounds and solve puzzles. Collect loot to create wearable outfits, each with a different boost or ability.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D 178.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D

Platform: 3DS
February 1, 2012
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is the latest annual update to the long-running football franchise, once known as Winning Eleven.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Picross e 179.

Picross e

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2013
Picross e features 150 puzzles of varying difficulties and dimensions.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Mighty Switch Force! 2 180.

Mighty Switch Force! 2

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2013
This time Officer Wagon and Corporal Gendarmor join Planet Lands Fire Brigade to prevent Tangent City from burning to the ground. Players will combine their wits and reflexes to rescue the reformed Hooligan Sisters and the lost USBs (Ugly Secret Babies) hidden throughout each level. New puzzle types, weapons, enemies, unlocks, and a truly epic soundtrack bring the sizzle this Spring! Deee-lish!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D 181.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

Platform: 3DS
March 25, 2011
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D brings soccer to the 3DS.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Scribblenauts Unlimited 182.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Platform: 3DS
November 13, 2012
Created and developed by 5TH Cell, Scribblenauts Unlimited features a huge side-scrolling open world with new, high-definition hand-drawn scenery and objects where players can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges by summoning any object they can imagine. Players can leverage the Nintendo 3DS' Street Pass functionality to see all of the creative puzzle solutions by other players in the area. And for the first time, learn the backstory about Maxwell's parents, his twin sister Lily, and how he got his magical notepad.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
LBX: Little Battlers eXperience 183.

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience

Platform: 3DS
August 21, 2015
Assume the role of Van Yamano, a boy who accosts a unique LBX – a complex, customizable, palm-sized robot. Use it – and team up with familiar characters from the hit TV series – to take down the evil corporation known as the New Dawn Raisers.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate 184.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

Platform: 3DS
March 5, 2013
Set twenty-five years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate recounts the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Order Up!! 185.

Order Up!!

Platform: 3DS
June 21, 2012
Aspiring chefs, get ready to sharpen your knives and put your short order skills to the test in Order Up.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale 186.

Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Platform: 3DS
March 1, 2016
Dive into the soil of a land corrupted by darkness. Restore life, fight evil, save the day, and return to PopoloCrois! Its Prince Pietro's 13th birthday, and all the people of PopoloCrois have come out to celebrate! But among them is a very special guest: Marmela, a representative from an otherworldly kingdom called Galariland. Her country has been ravaged by shadowy creatures who corrupt the soil, preventing crops from growing -- and since this same phenomenon has been occurring in PopoloCrois as well, the king now seeks her counsel. Her expert opinion? Prince Pietro should visit Galariland personally as an ambassador for PopoloCrois, to see the damage first-hand and learn all the ways the Galari people are fighting back. But once he's there, he finds there's no way home, and his princely name holds little sway over the long-suffering people of this new world. It is up to you, as Prince Pietro, to make a life for yourself in Galariland while seeking a way home, doing everything you can in the meantime to cultivate the earth and new friendships alike. A fantastical fairytale adventure awaits!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure 187.

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Platform: 3DS
October 13, 2016
Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the village and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill and set the world right. Features Non-linear game play set in vast world with a variety of stages in different environments. 23 non-player characters, 48 unique enemies, and over 90 items to collect. Destroy everything in your path with your legendary drill: almost all objects are destructible, and many hide money and valuable items.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast 188.

Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast

Platform: 3DS
September 27, 2013
Mark Evans, footballing hero, has risen to the top in Japan by winning the Football Frontier Tournament and then saving his country from crisis, but now… he’s about to take on the world. All of them, though, have only one thing on their mind – getting onto the national side: Inazuma National. The Football Frontier International championship is coming up, pitting the best young players from around the world against each other, and Mark and his friends are about to face the challenge of a lifetime. [Nintendo UK]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits 189.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits

Platform: 3DS
September 30, 2016
A pair of sinister Yo-kai have arrived in Springdale, and they’re up to no good. Can Nate and his friends stop them?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Mighty Gunvolt 190.

Mighty Gunvolt

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
From the 8-bit generation. For the 8-bit generation! For the Nintendo 3DS e-shop comes MIGHTY GUNVOLT, along with retro graphics and sounds! This game is reminiscent of the 80s, not just in looks, but also with simple controls that create a surprising amount of complexity and fun. Accompanying Gunvolt in this adventure are the angel Ekoro from Gal☆Gun and Beck from Mighty Number 9. Each character possesses different skills that will force the player to finish each stage in different and creative ways.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
Squids Odyssey 191.

Squids Odyssey

Platform: 3DS
July 3, 2014
A unique mix of action strategy and RPG! Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps! Steev, Vahine and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. The band of unlikely heroes need to fight back to save their underwater kingdom! Squids Odyssey is not just about gorgeous cartoon art, jaunty music and humorous storytelling, the battles also provide a deep challenge as strategy and skill are required to use the environment, the Squids strengths, and enemies weaknesses to victory! Features: -More than 15 hours of gameplay, 90+ levels and 15 Squids, plus the Pro Mode! -Recruit a unique team of Squids in four different classes: shooters, scouts, troopers and healers -Customize your party with special ability-boosting and crazy looking helmets -An epic story with giant turtle rides and heroic boss battles -Discover the Squids' legendary world through gorgeous levels.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Disney Art Academy 192.

Disney Art Academy

Platform: 3DS
May 13, 2016
Master the art of drawing beloved Disney and Pixar characters! Step-by-step lessons can teach anyone how to draw. Add some magic to your art! The Magic Brush makes it easy to add patterns, such as sparkles or stars, to any work of art. Go from amateur to expert with over 80 characters to draw!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Steel Empire 193.

Steel Empire

Platform: 3DS
July 31, 2014
Steel Empire is a steam punk shoot'em up game featuring a frantic combat filled with powerful enemies and insane obstacles. Enjoy a beautiful world and retro game-play as you dodge and shoot your way through classical stages. Choose one of 4 difficulty settings according to your set of skills and fight the evil empire! See how well you did using the Replay Mode and show your worth by getting all achievements. Steel Empire, originally released on Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance, is finally available on Nintendo 3DS! Features: -Dance with bullets and shoot down the enemy -7 complex stages full of adrenaline-pumping action and boss fights -Collect special power-ups and increase your firepower with a level-up system (up to 20 levels) -Enjoy the retro graphics providing new 3D effects -The classic is back! Legendary side-scrolling shooting action now flying into the Nintendo eShop!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Dragon Ball: Fusions 194.

Dragon Ball: Fusions

Platform: 3DS
November 22, 2016
Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience for Nintendo 3DS! Its an RPG action game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring Dragon Ball to the next level. It features a huge character roster from Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy 195.

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy

Platform: 3DS
October 6, 2017
A new adventure in the Layton series –with a female protagonist: As the seventh main entry into the core Layton series, LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY follows Professor Hershel Layton's daughter, Katrielle "Kat" Layton.A new cast of leading and supporting characters:When Professor Hershel Layton (the protagonist of past Layton titles) goes missing, it's up to his daughter and friends to figure out what’s going on. Smart puzzle solving: As Kat, explore different environments and solve a collection of different puzzles that will get you closer to finding your father. Navigation and puzzle solving will be heavily reliant on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends 196.

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2011
Interact with your virtual puppies and cats in 3D.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
Rayman Origins 197.

Rayman Origins

Platform: 3DS
November 6, 2012
When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by "nefurrious" Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn’t quite all there…To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream...
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.3
Disney Magical World 198.

Disney Magical World

Platform: 3DS
April 11, 2014
A new life awaits you in the magical world of Disney! Meet and interact with over 60 favorite Disney characters while exploring the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh. When you can manage your own cafe filled with Disney magic and set off on ghost-hunting quests, your life becomes the adventure. Go customization crazy! Build new furniture to decorate your cafe with, and your own personal room above it. Put together hundreds of Disney-themed outfits with collectable clothes and accessories for your avatar. You can even plant and harvest crops, learn new greetings, and collect Disney character cards. Or, collect magic wands and battle through ghost-filled forests and dungeons. And if thats not enough, you can get extra worlds, more items, and outfits as additional paid content. In other words, the magic never has to end! -Interact with over 60 Disney characters! -Explore the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh -Battle ghosts to help Disney characters and residents find special missing items -Manage your own cafe to make in-game money and attract Disney characters to dine in -Dress your avatar in hundreds of outfits using Disney-themed clothes and accessories -Friends can connect locally to show off their room and cafe -Enjoy StreetPass interactions with other players and see how theyve customized their avatars
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends 199.

Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2011
Interact with your virtual puppies and cats in 3D.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends 200.

Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2011
Interact with your virtual puppies and cats in 3D.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 88

    Hitman 3

  2. 87

    Hitman 3

  3. 83

    Hitman 3

  4. 83

    Tadpole Treble Encore

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 82

    Sunlight

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • User Score: 7.5
    • Platform: PC
Lowest of the Month
  1. 69

    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest

    • Release Date: Jan 7, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 71

    MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross Videogame

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Platform: PS5
  3. 71

    Rhythm Fighter

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  4. 75

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

    • Release Date: Jan 14, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 75

    RIDE 4

    • Release Date: Jan 21, 2021
    • Platform: PS5