Top Nintendo DS Strategy Games of All Time

Welcome to's top Nintendo DS Strategy 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! 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.

  • 9.

    Battles of Prince of Persia

    Ubisoft bravely leap over the Spike Pit of Franchise Reinvention, but don't quite reach the other side intact. As someone who's been playing videogames since the tender age of seven,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 8.

    Tom Clancy's EndWar Review

    Tom Clancy's EndWar

    most PC gamers will find the experience too dumbed down to warrant investigation. On console EndWar is good. On PC it's in over its head. We love Advance Wars on DS. It's addictive, well presented and brilliant... more

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

  • 7.

    Top Trumps: Doctor Who Review

    Top Trumps: Doctor Who

    Time Lords and Top Trumps. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 6.

    Spore Review


    While each individual stage may remind you of other games, we assure you that the overreaching feel and play is like nothing you've ever come across. As far as video games go, ambition doesn't get much bigger than attempting... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

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  • 5.

    Ninjatown Review


    Ninjatown is a fun, accessible strategy title with a lovely art style that's sure to please fans of the genre. Everyone loves ninjas. Everyone has at one point in their lives imagined... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 4.

    Anno: Create a New World Review

    Anno: Create a New World

    Anno is well executed and breezy, but not without its flaws. Wii owners won’t find anything else like it on their console. If only the real world worked like Anno. Plonk a Rat Killer down in among... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 3.

    The Sims 2

    The Sims 2 is worth getting ahold of under any circumstances - though it's far more likely to get ahold of you somehow. And I warn you: it won't let go. People insist on telling me that The Sims was the most unpredictable... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 2.

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike

    A mind-bogglingly addictive strategy game you can carry with you. Does life get any better than this? Think 'Nintendo'. Think 'handheld console'. Think 'sophisticated wargame'.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 1.

    DEFCON: Global Thermonuclear War

    If you love strategy games or simply like interesting gaming experiences, this is for you. So, here's to Global Thermonuclear war. Who knew it would be so much fun? DEFCON was always going to be an easy sell for Introversion. You just can't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS