Top Nintendo DS Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo DS 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.

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.

  • 20.

    Michael Jackson The Experience Review

    Michael Jackson The Experience

    As well as being unresponsive and fundamentally broken, it's simply not as much fun as its non-HD sibling. One of my earliest memories is of dancing to Dirty Diana on the sofa,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 19.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D Review

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

    Grin and bear its problems and the nine-mission campaign is still a good one, but playing Chaos Theory on this handheld is considerably less enjoyable than it should be. Chaos Theory - any self respecting Splinter Cell fan will tell you - is the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 18.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    It's a shame that Transformers: Dark of the Moon exhibits so many fundamental flaws in its design, as from time to time you get a fleeting vision of what High Moon Studios is trying to create. The life of a developer in charge of a movie tie-in is fraught with peril,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 17.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the Videogame Review

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the Videogame

    Harry Potter could clearly be turned into a good video game but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 isn't that game. I'm sure someone thought a Potter-themed Gears of War clone sounded great at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 16.

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Review

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

    While this latest Kingdom Hearts has its fair share of problems, long-term fans shouldn't find it too hard to forgive and forget. The Kingdom Hearts series is such a tangled mess of semi-sequels, deviations... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 15.

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Review

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    LEGO Star Wars III grips your hand and never quite trusts you enough to let go, and unfortunately means it never develops beyond the by-the-numbers status it starts off with. TT Games has that Pixar-like ability to make kids entertainment that even... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS,Nintendo DS

  • 14.

    Ghost Trick Review

    Ghost Trick

    Ghost Trick is well worth the price of admission, but sadly the game lets itself down with its overall simplicity and the disappointment of its crucial final act. Designing a video game around the most tired of all narrative crutches - an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 13.

    de Blob 2: The Underground Review

    de Blob 2: The Underground

    It's children that will inevitably get the most from the experience, but like a Pixar film or any good cartoon, Blue Tongue Entertainment has created a game that appeals on two levels. Thinking about it, I probably should have told somebody I was colour-blind... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 12.

    The Sims 3 Review

    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

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 11.

    PES 2011 3D Review

    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 flashy new... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 10.

    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Review

    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

    Pirates isn't quite as whiz-bang as LEGO Star Wars III and feels quite formulaic at times, but there's no denying it has charm and widespread appeal. The latest LEGO video game, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, takes the now... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 9.

    Cars 2: The Video Game Review

    Cars 2: The Video Game

    If you or a family member really loves Lightning McQueen and the movie's cast of characters, this simple but fun arcade racer won't disappoint. Cars 2 no doubt had an easier time making its way over to video game land... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter

    This will please the Professor's long-term supporters, but it's clear that the next instalment needs to bring in a fresh idea or two. Simply being Laytonesque won't cut it anymore. Early on in Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call there's a moment where... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 6.

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem! Review

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!

    Anybody who gives it their time will likely fall for its endearing aesthetic, intuitive UI and robust puzzles. The grand opening of the Mini-Land amusement park is set to be a monumental... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 5.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

    Thanks to the strength of its stories, its fat pack of content and its irresistible charm, even those initially resistant to the prospect of another three terms at Hogwarts are likely to be won over. In the interests of saving everyone some time, I'd like you to answer the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 4.

    Pokemon Black Version Review

    Pokemon Black Version

    Rest assured in the knowledge that Black and White are damn fine games; the best the series has to offer. I was recently asked my most anticipated game of 2011. The answer? Pokémon... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 3.

    Pokemon White Version Review

    Pokemon White Version

    Rest assured in the knowledge that Black and White are damn fine games; the best the series has to offer. I was recently asked my most anticipated game of 2011. The answer? Pokémon... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 2.

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Review

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

    Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has all the best qualities that Mario Kart initiated years ago and features controls tailored to the portable iOS devices. Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing was released across multiple platforms last... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 1.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. Do you remember where you were at the start of World War III? I do; getting... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS