There is an all new Nintendo 3DS handheld console gearing up for launch. It has already sold in excess of two million units in Japan and Asia Pacific markets. The consoles are going to be launched in Europe and North America in February, 2015. At such a time, it makes sense to take a look at the best Nintendo 3DS that made news in 2014. The new Nintendo 3DS will feature new games but there aren’t any exclusive games for the new platform as of yet. It is thus safe to assume that all existing 3DS games will find their place in the new Nintendo Library.
Here’s a list of the best 25 Nintendo 3DS games for 2014.
- Shovel Knight tops the list with a Metacritic score of 90. Bravely Default finds the second spot with a Metascore of 85. An all time favorite Super Smash Bros. is third with a score of 85. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth ties up with Super Smash Bros with the same score. The top five is rounded up with Retro City Rampage DX having a score of 83.
- The remaining on the top ten are Pokemon Omega Ruby, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, all with a score of 83 and the tenth position is taken by Siesta Fiesta with a Metascore of 81. Siesta Fiesta ties up with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, both with a score of 81.
- The other games making the list of 25 are Azure Striker Gunvolt, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, Mario Golf: World Tour, Inazuma Eleven, The Keep, Pokemon Art Academy, Inazuma Eleven Go: Shadow, The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll, Inazuma Eleven Go: Light, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, Fantasy Life and Squids Odyssey.
2014 has seen Nintendo 3DS games been ranked high consistently, which also explains why Nintendo has topped the 5th Annual Game Publishers Rankings for the same year. Nintendo has the most unique titles for the year and also the most favorite games, according to the user ratings on Metacritics.
With the new Nintendo 3DS correcting its 3D experience problems and the Wii U platform coming up with engaging software and content, it is expected that the new handheld console would offer some fascinating new games in 2015.