Top 25 Best 3DS Games of 2012

The Top 25 best 3DS games of 2012 have been revealed! Is your favorite 3DS game part of the list of the greatest the Nintendo 3DS & DS handhelds had to offer in 2012? The year is almost over, so we’ve compiled this list of the top-quality AAA must-own titles of the year!

Index of Top 25 Best Games of 2012 Lists:

Top 25 Best 3DS Games of 2012

We’ve included the few top DS games there were this year in this 3DS list, since the 3DS is backwards compatible with all DS games.

Is there a game that didn’t make the list, that you think deserves a spot? Leave a comment and let us know your own list!


Marvel Pinball 3D, Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (3DS Exclusive), Zuma’s Revenge! (DS Version; Plays On 3DS), Fractured Soul (3DS Exclusive), Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Order Up!!, Rayman Origins (3DS Version), Aero Porter, and CRUSH3D (3DS Version).

#25 – Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (3DS Exclusive)
#24 – Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS Exclusive)
#23 – Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS Exclusive)
#22 – Tales of the Abyss (3DS Version)
#21 – Crimson Shroud (3DS Exclusive)
#20 – Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure
#19 – Ketzal’s Corridors (3DS Exclusive)
#18 – New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS Exclusive)
#17 – Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
#16 – Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
#15 – ZEN Pinball 3D
#14 – The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (3DS Exclusive)
#13 – Transformers Prime: The Game
#12 – Mutant Mudds
#11 – Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (DS Exclusive; Plays On 3DS)

#10 – Pokemon Conquest (DS Exclusive; Plays On 3DS)

#9 – Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone (3DS Exclusive)

#8 – NightSky

#7 – Art of Balance Touch! (3DS Exclusive)

#6 – Pokemon Black & White Version 2 (DS Exclusive; Plays On 3DS)

Find out which 3DS game is #1 in 2012 as our countdown continues on the next page…