Top Nintendo DS Action Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo DS 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.

  • 30.

    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3 on the DS is essentially a youngster's game, and does a very good job of providing its target audience with just the kind of action they will want. Like so many disappointing Wii games, you'd assume Peter Parker's web... more

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

  • 29.

    Conan

    On the one hand Conan is highly entertaining and almost obscenely violent and crude, but for a next-gen title with a next-gen price tag it doesn't quite deliver. "Is that the new God of War game?" asks a visitor to the office last week.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 28.

    Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys! Review

    Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!

    Teenage Zombies isn't going to tax hardcore gamers, but is worth playing through, mainly due to the relaxed pace of the whole thing and the nice touches of humour throughout. With a name like Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys", it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 27.

    Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Review

    Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

    Although Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword isn't the spectacular action game we hoped it would be, it's still a highly polished, hugely enjoyable game. I can't say that the DS seems like the perfect platform for a Ninja Gaiden... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 26.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Review

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    If you like the idea of messing with some storm troopers to the extent that it verges on Force-fuelled torture we recommend you give The Force Unleashed a look. It's quite sad that the last action game that made us feel like a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    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

  • 23.

    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

  • 22.

    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

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  • 21.

    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

  • 20.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a consistent, rugged and undeniably enjoyable romp through some bright colours, excellent set pieces and laugh out loud lines. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a work of pure indulgence, a tapestry of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 19.

    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 DS

  • 18.

    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 DS

  • 17.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

    Slight control issues mean this isn't quite as much fun to play as the console versions, but few handheld action games reach Tomb Raider: Legend's overall quality. After years of waiting, Tomb Raider: Legend finally gave Lara fans the game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 16.

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

    If you have any fondness for Star Wars you'll find Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy incredibly hard to resist. It's the best Star Wars game, well, since Lego Star Wars. Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were "there when it was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 15.

    Operation: Vietnam

    Operation Vietnam is a great little game with the charm of a retro classic. It's just missing some multiplayer gameplay. I remember a famous comedian once saying that these days, there's no such... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 14.

    The Simpsons Game

    If you're a DS owner then you should definitely give this one a look. If you're a DS owner AND a Simpsons fan then get down your local software emporium now! Once upon a time in what many older gamers nostalgically look back on as the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 13.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Review

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    Built from the ground up by a new developer, the DS has finally got a Lego Star Wars game to be proud of. Don't believe the hype. Using the Wii Remote to wield a lightsaber in Lego... more

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

  • 12.

    Assassin's Creed, Director's cut edition Review

    Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed should certainly be played by anyone who's got a capable PC, but don't expect to be playing something that will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time. Late last year Assassin's Creed divided opinion more than any other game in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 11.

    LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures Review

    LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures

    If you loved the last games and you like Indiana Jones, then you're more than likely to love this one too, although you might start to feel that you've played it all before. When I was a kid growing up, LEGO as a toy was pretty basic. You had various... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 10.

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a great looking title which should thrill younger gamers no end, particularly if they're fans of the film. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 9.

    WALL.E Review

    WALL.E

    WALL.E on the PS2 is definitely the most accomplished version available. The emphasis on platforming and puzzles suits the character and makes for a more thoughtful game. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 8.

    Lego Batman: The Videogame Review

    Lego Batman: The Videogame

    It doesn't make particularly good use of the stylus, and the graphics won't blow you away, but if you're a Batman fan you won't find a better Batman game on the system. The word fun is overused when it comes to video games. It's probably... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, Ubisoft managed to resist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 5.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

    Transformers: War for Cybertron

    War for Cybertron is the first Transformers game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia. Every child of the 80s wants to play a brilliant Transformers video game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 4.

    Sonic Colours Review

    Sonic Colours

    Tight controls and incredibly well designed levels make Colours one of the best handheld Sonic games out there. Sonic Unleashed did a remarkable job of pissing people off. Despite... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 3.

    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 DS

  • 2.

    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 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