Top 3DS Games of 2011

Welcome to's top games of 2011, 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.

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  • 12.

    PilotWings Resort

    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. Wuhu Island is a lovely, picturesque place, complete with beautiful blue... more

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  • 11.

    Ridge Racer 3D

    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. It's Ridge Racer. That's not me trying to be clever... more

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  • 10.

    The Sims 3

    The franchise has successfully managed to spread itself across multiple platforms, but it seems as though the 3DS takes more away from it than it adds. For years Sims on the PC has been capitalising on a "more is better"... more

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  • 9.

    Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

    Capcom has carefully carried one of its finest games over to Nintendo's new platform, yet I can't help but feel this was something of a wasted journey. How much more Street Fighter IV do we really want or need? I'm a huge... more

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  • 8.

    PES 2011 3D

    PES 2011 is a smart game of football, but as with a number of 3DS launch games, it's not making the most of the hardware and doesn't really offer anything new. While this 3D edition of PES 2011 launches alongside Nintendo's... more

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  • 7.

    Rayman 3D

    Rayman 3D is as robust as it is enjoyable. It's certainly not going to set the world on fire, but it's a perfectly adequate filler until the chap in the red overalls turns up. Given Mario's no-show in the 3DS' launch line-up,... more

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  • 6.

    Dead or Alive: Dimensions

    Is it better than Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition? The control set up certainly better lends itself to a handheld, as the nature of the move-set makes DOA a less awkward experience. I'm always quick to defend Dead or Alive.... more

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  • 5.

    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 game, sadly, nor is it a racing game, or even a portable version of Street... more

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  • 4.

    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... more

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  • 3.

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land is a step back and a leap forward. As a gateway drug for those reluctant to embrace Mario in three dimensions, the game should be a huge success. When you've conquered the galaxy twice, where do you go... more

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  • 2.

    Mario Kart 7

    The winning formula has been prodded and poked and buffed until it gleams, leaving us with a game that is, at the very least, the finest Mario Kart since the original. A game doesn't have to be brave to be great. Mario Kart... more

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  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

    We knew then that Miyamoto and co had made a classic, but it's only now that we can see just how revolutionary Ocarina of Time actually was. I bought the gold cartridge edition of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at its... more

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