3DS Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released video games for 3DS sorted by popularity among gamers.

3DS is the 8th generation portable console from Nintendo and a successor to DS. It was released in North America and Europe in March 2011. The most important new feature in 3DS in comparison to its predecessor was displaying stereoscopic 3D effects on one of its screens (that’s also where the console's name comes from). Sales of 3DS weren't as spectacular as the results achieved by DS, but the newer console also achieved great success.

Released Games 464
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Pokemon Sun (3DS)
Pokemon Sun (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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Pokemon X (3DS)
Pokemon X (3DS)

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the popular Nintendo series about Pokémon, released as a pair of games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The action takes place in French-like region Kalos. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer traveling through the world in search of new creatures you catch and train for Pokémon League battles. To be successful you need to earn eight Gym Badges by defeating the Battle Arenas’ leaders specialized in different elements. Then, you will have to prove your strength to the so-called Elite Four – the best trainers in Kalos. Game mechanics do not differ significantly from the previous installments. The core aspects of Pokemon X are still world exploration, chatting, and battling others with Pokémon of different abilities and techniques. Pokémon X and Y are the first in the series to utilize fully 3D graphics.

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Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)

RPG 08 October 2016

A spin-off of the popular RPG series by Capcom, started in 2004. Like in the previous games of the franchise, Monster Hunter Stories focuses on challenging fights against giant monsters, but offers a different approach to the well-known theme. We play as a young boy who sets out on a journey accompanied by the mascot of the series, a Felyne warrior. A one-man-one-cat team travels across a vast open world, performing various tasks and facing local monsters. As we progress through the story, our heroes will encounter bigger and bigger creatures, and defeating them will require proper equipment and the right tactic. The game presents different visuals than its full-scale predecessors: a very colorful graphics that make use of cel-shading.

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The Sims 3 (3DS)
The Sims 3 (3DS)

Simulation 22 March 2011

The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.

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Pokemon Moon (3DS)
Pokemon Moon (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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LEGO City: Undercover - The Chase Begins (3DS)
LEGO City: Undercover - The Chase Begins (3DS)

Action 21 April 2013

Another installment in the popular series of third-person perspective action games that uses the license of the popular LEGO bricks franchise. This time, the title is available exclusively on Nintendo platforms. The game takes place in a modern metropolis and its main protagonist, Chase McCain, is an undercover cop. His task is to find, infiltrate, and stop criminal operations, which he does in-style, Hollywood style. Gameplay mechanics in LEGO City: Undercover combine the most important features of the LEGO series with elements typical of the Grand Theft Auto and Driver series. The overall feeling of the game is strongly inspired by classic action movies. The gameplay is a mix of various genres and during the game the player will participate in spectacular car chases, fly a police helicopter, chase after suspects on rooftops, and engage enemies in fist fights. The controls are simple and intuitive and the game provides us with many opportunities to employ the unique capabilities of Nintendo consoles and their controllers.

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Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS)
Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS)

RPG 04 August 2016

An RPG based on the cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The game was developed by Ganbraion, with Konami acting as the distributor. We assume the role of a boy named Tekka, who along with his friend Pinich participate in a tournament requiring the participation of five-man teams. The title includes most of the characters from the animated series. Additionally, we can create our own fighter. The biggest highlight of Dragon Ball: Fusions is the titular fusion of several characters into one powerful fighter, with the game introducing a gigantic number of less or more probable fusions.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3DS)
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3DS)

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.

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Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)

Adventure 27 January 2012

A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus. Apart from the story campaign, Resident Evil: Revelations also offers the Raid Mode, a set of missions to perform solo or in cooperation with another person.

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Farming Simulator 18 (3DS)
Farming Simulator 18 (3DS)

Simulation 06 June 2017

Another installment of an annually released farming simulator series developed by GIANTS Software. This time, however, the creators decided to develop a game exclusively for handheld devices like PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In terms of mechanics, Farming Simulator 18 highly resembles the previous installments of the series, in particular, the handheld version of Farming Simulator 16. The game sees the players running their farms in an attempt to make a profitable business out of it. To achieve this, players have to take care of a number of things, such as soil and plant cultivation, harvesting and selling the crops, and finally the successive development of the farm. Farming Simulator 18 does not lack the series’ representative feature, namely a wide range of licensed agricultural machinery of the world’s top makes, which are available for the players to utilize while working in the field.

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Need for Speed: The Run (3DS)
Need for Speed: The Run (3DS)

Racing 15 November 2011

Another installment in one of the most renowned racing game series developed by Electronic Arts since 1995. In contrast to the previous installment, the game was developed by EA Black Box - an internal studio of the American company. The story is centered around the eponymous coast-to-coast race across the United States. Winning this huge event is the only way for the protagonist to obtain money required to pay his debt to a dangerous criminal organization. In the game, the player has to complete different racing challenges, and the story campaign features quick-time events for the first time in the entire series. The relatively short story campaign is complemented by a set of separate challenges. These require the player mostly to drive on twisted mountain roads, sometimes buried under avalanches. Impressive visuals have their source in the Frostbite 2 engine, popular mainly for being used in the Battlefield series.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

RPG 19 April 2012

This tactical RPG is the eleventh entry in the acclaimed Fire Emblem series, and the first to be developed for Nintendo 3DS. In contrast to the previous installments in the series, the game is not a remake but an entirely new chapter in the history of the franchise. The story takes place 2000 years after the events of the original Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem Gaiden, focusing on a group of soldiers from the kingdom of Ylisse. The player controls a customized character suffering from amnesia, taken in by the king of the realm and serving him by defending the kingdom from monsters and forces of the hostile nation of Plegia. The gameplay, like in the previous titles in the series, focuses on tactical movement of characters across battlefield and fighting enemy units. Other features include the ability to build relationships between the characters to improve their abilities, adjustable difficulty levels, a mode that disables permanent death of characters, and multiple camera perspectives in battle.

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Monster Hunter Generations (3DS)
Monster Hunter Generations (3DS)

Action 28 November 2015

Another installment in the popular third person perspective action series with RPG elements. Since the third game of the series, the franchise is being developed mostly on Nintendo handhelds. Similarly to its predecessors, Monster Hunter X was published by the Capcom company and developed under the supervision of Yasunori Ichinose – the director of the previous portable installments of the series. The game mechanics haven’t changed much, allowing the player to travel through a fantasy world and complete various missions that focus mostly on fighting monsters. A mountain village called Beruna is the player’s base of operations, but during the journey, the player will also find locations known from other Monster Hunter games. Worth mentioning, among the novelties added in the game, are four unique movement sets that are the equivalent of Skill Ranks from Monster Hunter Frontier G8. This system is supplemented by Hunting Techniques based on finishers from Monster Hunter Online.

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Snack World (3DS)
Snack World (3DS)

RPG 10 August 2017

A role-playing game by Level 5 for mobile devices and Nintendo 3DS. Snack World is set in a fantasy realm, and you play as a young boy called Chup, who wants to exact revenge on the invaders that burned his family village to the ground. Fortunately, Chup is not alone — he is accompanied by his friends, Mayone and Pepperon. The game utilizes an isometric view and the gameplay focuses on exploration and collecting various items. Interestingly, your equipment is grouped by brand — it concerns blade weapons, shields, clothes, and jewelry, which are marked by fictional brand logos, such as Detton, Qloris or Fairy Electroncis. Moreover, they can be bought in the real world and then transferred to the in-game universe by NFC. Snack World features high-quality cartoonish visuals, clearly inspired by manga and anime.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)

RPG 21 November 2014

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Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS)
Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS)

Arcade 23 February 2016

A bundle of six installments of the popular series of two-dimensional platformer games, Mega Man. The collection includes the major entries in the franchise that were initially published in years 1987-1993 on 8-bit consoles. The action of these titles takes place in an undefined future. While playing, we assume the role of the eponymous Mega Man who is a sentient humanoid robot who fights various mechanical enemies created by a mad scientist and inventor, Dr. Wily. The gameplay follows the genre’s standards and is based on exploring vast maps, collecting items, and avoiding various traps and obstacles. Mega Man Legacy Collection faithfully recreates the six games although not without introducing numerous enhancements such as slightly improved graphics, Challenge mode, online leaderboards, and a virtual museum that contains tons of information on individual installments of the series.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS)

RPG 29 July 2017

The eleventh major installment of the popular jRPG series by Square Enix. The action of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time takes place in a fantastical land of Lotozetasia, while the player assumes the role of a inhabitant of the Ishi village. On his 16th birthday, he discovers that he is an incarnation of a hero who saved the world from annihilation many years ago. Since then, the youngster’s life takes a radical turn, and his further fate is uncertain. Accompanied by loyal friends, the protagonist embarks on a journey which will seal his destiny. The production is very sandbox — at its core are exploration of the environment, conversing with non-player characters, and performing quests given by them. Turn-based combat is an integral part of the gameplay. To win a battle, we have to adequately develop our character and adjust our equipment accordingly.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (3DS)

RPG 02 April 2015

A 3DS port of Tetsuya Takahashi's jRPG, which was originally released in 2010 for Nintendo Wii. The story is set in dualistic world made of two bodies of gods who fought each other and died in the battle. While one is inhabited by humans, the other is dominated by hostile mechanical beings. The story focuses on a young orphan called Shulk, who, along with his team, is trying to prepare humanity for the incoming enemy. The hand-held port does not bring any changes to the gameplay mechanics of the game. As the developers aspired to deliver the essence of the original game intact, the port is incompatible with other Nintendo hand-helds and works exclusively on New 3DS.

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Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
Super Smash Bros. (3DS)

Action 13 September 2014

Another entry in the fighting game series that began in 1999 and is an exclusive franchise of Nintendo’s consoles. The most characteristic feature of Super Smash Bros. is the appearance of characters known from other top-selling series of the Japanese developer. It isn’t different this time, with over 50 characters available, known from such franchises as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, or Legend of Zelda. The roster also includes completely new and previously unavailable fighters from Mega-man, Pac-man, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, and Bayonetta. In terms of gameplay, the title remains true to the tradition of previous games in the series, giving us a unique mix, which requires more than simply pummeling your opponents. Each skirmish takes place on a special, multilevel arena, and the gameplay may change during the battle, in a more platform game manner.

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LEGO Marvel's Avengers (3DS)
LEGO Marvel's Avengers (3DS)

Adventure 26 January 2016

Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.

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