Top Nintendo DS Action Games of 2009

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo DS Action games of 2009, 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.

  • 16.

    Tornado Review

    Tornado

    Having to draw endless circles with the stylus prevents Tornado from being playable for any decent length of time. Tornado on the DS absolutely knackered my wrist, to the point where I had to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 15.

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    There’s something depressing about the way this game fails to achieve its own lowly goals. G.I. Joe, you stand before this military court having been charged with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 14.

    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Review

    Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

    It's obvious that adult gamers should avoid Republic Heroes. But, more damning, it's also impossible to recommend it to anyone wondering whether they should buy it for a young fan of The Clone Wars. The woefully-titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has clearly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 13.

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Fans of the movie are likely to find something to enjoy here, but outside of the fact that this is a movie license it's hard to find much to heap praise on. I've yet to see the latest Transormers movie, having had my hopes dashed by... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 12.

    C.O.P. The Recruit Review

    C.O.P. The Recruit

    C.O.P. The Recruit makes you appreciate, if indeed it further needed your appreciation, the true worth of Chinatown Wars. The first thing I do in C.O.P. The Recruit is commandeer my landlady's car... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 11.

    James Cameron's Avatar The Game Review

    James Cameron's Avatar The Game

    In this pretty but basic third-person action game, in which you play a blue-skinned Na'vi hell bent on ridding the planet of Pandora of unwelcome Newcomers, waggling is both woeful and frustrating. To 3D, or not to 3D? That was James Cameron's question. Ubisoft Montreal's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 10.

    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Review

    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest

    There is certainly lots of fun to be had with LOTR: Conquest, but unfortunately it's not really the kind of fun that lasts over a long period of time. If you haven't got the time to read Neon's in-depth review or just don't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 9.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Half-Blood Prince is monotonous and lacking the exciting moments of the book and film, but you do get to play as Harry and act like a wizard in Hogwarts. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 8.

    Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Review

    Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

    It's been two years since the release of Renegade Squadron, but sadly Rebellion's follow-up has inherited many of its predecessor's problems. In principle, it's hard not to be impressed by the scale of the action in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 7.

    Metal Slug 7 Review

    Metal Slug 7

    Metal Slug 7 provides its army of die-hard fans with seven new levels to battle through and new slugs to enjoy. It might be too hard for most, but it's just about right for those who care. Metal Slug. Curious name for a game, huh? If you're childish it might make... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 6.

    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars Review

    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

    Some of the best presentation the Wii has seen makes this hard not to enjoy, but frequent camera issues and repetitive combat try their best to get in the way of the fun. While we're quick to highlight quality third-party efforts on the Wii, with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 5.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    If you've always wanted to play as Wolverine without the muzzle, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is what you've been waiting for. Playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very odd experience. It's a game based... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 4.

    Mini Ninjas Review

    Mini Ninjas

    Mini Ninjas is fun, if you play stealthily, but it will do nothing to quell the growing call from a new Hitman from IO Interactive. Ninjas are hard wired into our psyches as visual shorthand for cool. I mean,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 3.

    Ghostbusters The Video Game Review

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    If you've been waiting for Ghostbusters 3 or simply a video game that does the classic series justice, Ghostbusters: The Video Game won't disappoint. No other game can have had as much Hollywood involvement as Ghostbusters:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 2.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    If you go in not expecting to play the game of the year then you're going to get a hell of a lot of fun out of MUA2. In the wake of Disney's purchase of Marvel, we thought it would be fun to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Whether you're a GTA veteran or someone who's never played one of these games before, you should know that this is one of the best games available for your PSP. Is GTA: Chinatown Wars my favourite handheld game of all time? It's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS