Top 3DS Games of 2013

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2013, 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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  • 13.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Further proof, if any were needed, that Nintendo and its subsidiary teams still very much ‘have it’. Like many of the potential audience Nintendo is hoping to attract, I came to Fire Emblem: Awakening as a series newcomer.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 12.

    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

    Mario And Donkey Kong is simply a very good puzzle game. Mario And Donkey Kong: Minis On The Move is the most stressful game ever made*. I've always had a slight issue with any form of entertainment that introduces a time... more

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  • 11.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a fine throwback to yesteryear, lovingly brought forward to stand alongside its modern siblings. If there's one thing I've learned about myself in the last 2 weeks it's that I get very angry... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 10.

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    An essential buy for Animal Crossing fans. Animal Crossing: New Leaf doesn't beat about the bush, as you're immediately tasked with the hefty responsibility of being the Mayor of your new town. Nothing initially seems out... more

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  • 9.

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

    As close as the series has come to the greatness of the original trilogy. The Ace Attorney games take place in a world where parrots are called to the stand, eight-year-old psychics help you see through dodgy testimonies... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 8.

    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 Castlevania's history. It's got the exploration and RPG-lite elements of... more

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  • 7.

    Luigi's Mansion 2

    A few minor missteps don't manage to detract from what is one of the best games on the system. Being the less recognised half of a duo is tough. What do you do when your brother suffers from a mega case of short-man syndrome... more

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  • 6.

    The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Ages

    The 'Oracle Of' Zelda titles remain a cut above. I would hate to be accused of assuming on other people's behalf, but I imagine the 'Oracle Of' games are probably among the best Zelda titles a lot of people have never played.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 5.

    The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons

    The 'Oracle Of' Zelda titles remain a cut above. I would hate to be accused of assuming on other people's behalf, but I imagine the 'Oracle Of' games are probably among the best Zelda titles a lot of people have never played.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 4.

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Effortlessly entertaining. If you have a 3DS, you should play Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Yet another ridiculously good entry on a console that's surely destined to boast the best offering of games this year, it's a reminder... more

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  • 3.

    Pokemon X

    Pokémon X&Y represent a mega evolution for the series. Pokémon X&Y start speedily. There's no faffing around, and it's not long before you're fighting other Trainers in brutal combat and approaching your first gym. It's a... more

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  • 2.

    Pokemon Y

    Pokémon X&Y represent a mega evolution for the series. Pokémon X&Y start speedily. There's no faffing around, and it's not long before you're fighting other Trainers in brutal combat and approaching your first gym. It's a... more

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  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    A Link Between Worlds deserves its place among the great Zelda games of yesteryear. A Link Between Worlds is one of, if not the, finest games of 2013. Nintendo had a daunting task to deliver on a sequel to A Link To The Past.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS