Top 3DS Games of 2011
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
Launch titles are often rushed and not representative of what the console can really do, but Asphalt is poor even by these lowered standards.
If Steel Diver is an example of how the Big N is planning to treat first-party 3DS games in the months to come, the future is bleak indeed.
Grin and bear its problems and the nine-mission campaign is still a good one, but playing Chaos Theory on this handheld is considerably less enjoyable than it should be.
Regardless of the new platform, this is a listless take on a game that should be – and has previously been – anything but.
nintendogs + cats for 3DS is a largely unchanged version of the game from 2005 and unfortunately even an entirely new console isn’t quite enough to push the series in a fresher direction.
LEGO Star Wars III grips your hand and never quite trusts you enough to let go, and unfortunately means it never develops beyond the by-the-numbers status it starts off with.
Rabbids 3D is an enjoyable 2D platformer, but like much of the 3DS' launch line-up it doesn't offer anything wholly original or outstanding.
The fast-paced, score-orientated nature of Mercenaries mode remains intact for the 3DS version, but even with all its bells, whistles and 'duo' co-op play, it never feels like a 'proper' game.
It's unlikely you'll be playing this once the next wave of 3DS games hit, but there's enough here to warrant this being one of your initial purchases.
Ridge Racer 3D is, almost by default, one of the best titles in the 3DS launch line-up, but that doesn't forgive the many signs that Namco rather rushed this out of the door.