Top 3DS Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2012, 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.

Show me the best
games on
  • 6.

    Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

    Rhythm Thief hits a few bum notes along the way, but its performance is worth a round of applause. Why are developers so intent on turning hardened gamers into blubbering wimps? Whenever a developer throws down the 'our... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 5.

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

    Theatrhythm's real star is undoubtedly its music, which appeals far more than its cumbersome RPG elements. What is it with the Final Fantasy series and its unrelenting desire to smother players underneath fluffy impenetrable... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 4.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    There's plenty of unmemorable fun to be had here, but it's shocking how it only took three goes for Nintendo to make New Super Mario Bros. feel old. In New Super Mario Bros. 2, capitalism has zipped out of a warp pipe and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 3.

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

    Layton is a good distance removed from the hysteria that surrounded his debut title, then, but the fifth game in this stylised series is enough to keep you entertained. The biggest puzzle, of course, is how many Professor... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 2.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 1.

    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: 3DS