Top Nintendo 3DS Action Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo 3DS Action games of All Time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 24.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    It's a shame that Transformers: Dark of the Moon exhibits so many fundamental flaws in its design, as from time to time you get a fleeting vision of what High Moon Studios is trying to create. The life of a developer in charge of a movie tie-in is fraught with peril,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 23.

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Review

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    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. TT Games has that Pixar-like ability to make kids entertainment that even... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,Nintendo 3DS

  • 22.

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Review

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    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. The idea is simple: shoot as many of those wretched Majini as possible... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 21.

    Sonic Lost World Review

    Sonic Lost World

    Sonic: Lost World on 3DS is better than its Wii U counterpart, but it's still a disappointment. In case you haven't read VideoGamer.com's take on the Wii U Version yet,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,Nintendo 3DS

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  • 20.

    LEGO The Hobbit Review

    LEGO The Hobbit

    After the impressive voice acting and general spectacle of the main adventure starts to fade, you’re left with an altogether dull world in which to roam. It's another Lego game! Beyond a new setting and some minor tweaks, it's the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 19.

    LEGO Jurassic World Review

    LEGO Jurassic World

    God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates video game featuring dinosaurs. I'm torn. There are parts of LEGO Jurassic World that work incredibly well.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 18.

    Captain America: Super Soldier Review

    Captain America: Super Soldier

    Despite signs that this was a slight rush job, Captain America is a fun super hero game. There aren't many you can say that about. Captain America: Super Solider could well end up being the best surprise of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 17.

    The Amazing Spider-Man Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Beenox deserves some mild applause for constructing a game that succeeds in being consistently fun despite the fact it's a movie tie-in. You'll excuse me for damning a game with faint praise, but The Amazing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 16.

    Retro City Rampage Review

    Retro City Rampage

    The best moments of Retro City Rampage come from a shared enjoyment of the past. Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

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  • 15.

    Resident Evil Revelations Review

    Resident Evil Revelations

    Revelations on consoles is a great port of a good game that is well worth picking up. Resident Evil: Revelations originally came out on the 3DS last year and was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,Nintendo 3DS

  • 14.

    Kirby Triple Deluxe Review

    Kirby Triple Deluxe

    Another decent series entry, with smart levels, puzzles and unlockables that’ll keep the Kirby Hardcore happy. Kirby: Triple Deluxe isn't going to be the type of game that people go crazy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 13.

    Hyrule Warriors Review

    Hyrule Warriors

    Hyrule Warriors is fun, pays decent fan service, and uses the Dynasty Warriors template well. If you know what Dynasty Warriors is about (bash out combos in an attempt to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 12.

    Skylanders: Trap Team Review

    Skylanders: Trap Team

    Activision's toys-to-life series is still wonderfully entertaining, but Trap Team's relentless encouragement to buy new toys can be draining on your enthusiasm – and your wallet. As much as I try and tell myself otherwise, it is a kids game, and if you're... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 11.

    Skylanders SuperChargers Review

    Skylanders SuperChargers

    Skylanders Superchargers is another solid entry in a franchise that has done gangbusters for Activision, and fans will enjoy the new vehicle gameplay and adventure-strewn story. A bit like Manchester United post-Alex Ferguson, Skylanders, despite... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 10.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    It captures the spirit of Star Wars, but will feel very familiar if you've played a Lego game recently Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the latest Traveller's Tales Lego game,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 9.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars Review

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

    For all its lack of 3D showboating, Shadow Wars offers genuine depth. So here it is, the real gem of the 3DS launch line-up. It's not a new Mario... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 8.

    Star Fox 64 3D Review

    Star Fox 64 3D

    Star Fox 64 3D is no masterpiece. All the same, it's one of the best-looking games on the platform, and a respectful restoration that will please the fans. As I mentioned (well, ranted) fairly recently, Star Wars is dead to me.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 7.

    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Review

    Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

    If the 3DS is the only console you own, you really should acquire this game as soon as you can. When everyone said that you'd love it, they really weren't lying. I've never read a Jane Austen novel. I've not watched The Maltese Falcon or... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 6.

    Kid Icarus: Uprising Review

    Kid Icarus: Uprising

    A triumphant return for a forgotten hero; a dazzling, silly, beautiful adventure that mostly, but never completely, overcomes its control woes. The trouble with uprisings is that someone usually gets hurt in the process,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 5.

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Despite inconsistencies, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a great Lego game. For the last time, guys, LEGO games aren't just for kids. Granted, that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 4.

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

    LEGO Batman 3 starts slow and then gets a lot better, and then overwhelms with so much content it's hard to be disappointed. I don't think I've ever played a game so clearly made with hardcore fans in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 3.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Review

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

    A great action title and one of the best offerings on Nintendo's console. Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate feels like an amalgamation of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 2.

    Skylanders: Swap Force Review

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 1.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    The strongest Lego title yet, and the best Marvel game ever made. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is, for the most part, plastic proof that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS