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3DS Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released video games for 3DS sorted by popularity among gamers.

3DS is the 8th generation portable console from Nintendo and a successor to DS. It was released in North America and Europe in March 2011. The most important new feature in 3DS in comparison to its predecessor was displaying stereoscopic 3D effects on one of its screens (that’s also where the console's name comes from). Sales of 3DS weren't as spectacular as the results achieved by DS, but the newer console also achieved great success.

Released Games 533
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Themes
Pokemon Sun (3DS)
Pokemon Sun (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (3DS)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (3DS)

Action 22 October 2013

An action-adventure game featuring the superheroes from Marvel comic books. The title was created by Traveller’s Tales Studio, experts at LEGO video games (e.g. LEGO The Lord of the Rings, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Harry Potter). Players can become Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and other superheroes, who are asked by Nick Fury from the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization to save the world from villains and other dangers. The developers stayed true to the well-proven gameplay mechanics that combines elements of action, brawler, and adventure game. As always, the game is filled with unlockable extras, and features a cooperation mode in split screen.

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Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (3DS)
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (3DS)

Adventure 14 September 2017

A sandbox game that defies classification, developed by the independent Mojang AB studio. Minecraft has been developed with the intention of unleashing the creativity of players, who can freely change the game's virtual world made from voxels (cubic blocks). The gameplay concentrates on terrain transformations, building structures, crafting items, and creating your own adventures. The game consists of two modes: a classic one, which allows for unending experience, and survival, in which we have to prepare to fend off monster assaults at night. In addition to single player, Minecraft also offers online multiplayer. The game from Mojang AB is distinguished by its unique retro visuals.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun (3DS)
Pokemon Ultra Sun (3DS)

RPG 17 November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun is yet another installment of the popular RPG series developed by Game Freak for Nintendo handheld consoles. It was released along with Pokemon Ultra Moon as the improved versions of the 7th generation handheld consoles launch titles, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Once again, we play as a novice Pokemon trainer who desires to become the very best trainer in the world. The game comes with an alternative version of the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of Pokemon (some available only in this version), and offers some new and changed locations. Nothing has changed in terms of gameplay. We explore the game’s world, do quests, catch more and more Pokemon, and take part in turn-based duels with other trainers. Pokemon Ultra Sun supports the PokeBank app that allows us to transfer Pokemon caught in other games of the series.

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Pokemon X (3DS)
Pokemon X (3DS)

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the popular Nintendo series about Pokémon, released as a pair of games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The action takes place in French-like region Kalos. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer traveling through the world in search of new creatures you catch and train for Pokémon League battles. To be successful you need to earn eight Gym Badges by defeating the Battle Arenas’ leaders specialized in different elements. Then, you will have to prove your strength to the so-called Elite Four – the best trainers in Kalos. Game mechanics do not differ significantly from the previous installments. The core aspects of Pokemon X are still world exploration, chatting, and battling others with Pokémon of different abilities and techniques. Pokémon X and Y are the first in the series to utilize fully 3D graphics.

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Pokemon Crystal (3DS)
Pokemon Crystal (3DS)

RPG 26 January 2018

A port of a GameBoy Color console title from 2000 and an enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver. It offers similar content to two previous entries, but features many small changes.

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Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)

Adventure 27 January 2012

A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus. Apart from the story campaign, Resident Evil: Revelations also offers the Raid Mode, a set of missions to perform solo or in cooperation with another person.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3DS)
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3DS)

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.

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The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)

Action 07 February 2014

An action game with elements of 3D platformer, based on a popular franchise of toy bricks. This game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for such titles as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO The Lord of the Rings. The plot in The LEGO Movie Videogame is based on the corresponding movie. The main protagonist, named Emmet, is an ordinary young man, who gets mistaken for a superhero. Together with his friends Emmet has to challenge the cruel Lord Business. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions that worked well in Traveller’s Tales’ previous games. One innovation in this game is the world design – environments are now entirely built of bricks, which lets you rebuild them freely. As it is always the case with LEGO games, apart from single player experience The LEGO Movie Videogame offers cooperative gameplay for two players.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS)

Action 11 November 2014

Another installment in the popular arcade game series from the LEGO brand. It is also the third game depicting the adventures of the legendary hero from the DC universe. It was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for many other productions in the LEGO series. The story focuses on the struggle between the Justice League, led by Batman and other comic superheroes — and a villain called Brainiac who wants to shrink our planet and include into his disgraceful collection. The game will take us from the streets of Gotham City into space and other, not yet visited, regions of the DC universe. The gameplay mechanics are based on proven solutions, although some novelties were introduced as well. Among the latter, we can find the simultaneous use of various abilities, hacking mini-games, as well as levels where we operate a space fighter or in zero gravity.

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

Arcade 20 March 2013

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is a mix of action and puzzles. In the game we will play Mario's clumsy brother, who, armed with a special vacuum cleaner, will try to get rid of spirits from the haunted possessions.

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (3DS)
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (3DS)

Action 10 May 2011

Another installment in the popular arcade action games series by the British studio Traveller’s Tales that re-imagines famous pop culture universes as LEGO bricks. This time around, it is the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. Plot-wise, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game covers themes from four movies dealing with the adventures of captain Jack Sparrow, starting with The Curse of the Black Pearl and ending with On Stranger Tides. The well-known events are presented with a light sense of humor that is typical of the series. In the title, around 70 characters with various skills make an appearance, including Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann. There are also more than 20 levels full of arcade sequences (platformer levels, combat) and simple logic puzzles. Each stage is focused on certain events from the movie original and enriched with cinematic cut-scenes. One of the novelties of this installment is the possibility of visiting one location multiple times in search of additional treasures. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean can be played either solo or in cooperation mode with another player on a split-screen.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)

Adventure 17 June 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a refreshed version of the classic action adventure game, prepared by Nintendo developers with the technical capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS handheld console in mind. Players direct the actions of a boy named Link, who is looking for the legendary Soul Stones. The game combines arcade accents, puzzles and even cRPG elements.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Adventure 22 November 2013

The next installment of one of the most popular series of games in the history of electronic entertainment. The title is a direct continuation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past from 1991, which was enriched with a new gameplay mechanics, allowing the main character to turn into a two-dimensional wall painting.

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The Sims 3 (3DS)
The Sims 3 (3DS)

Simulation 22 March 2011

The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (3DS)
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (3DS)

Action 25 March 2011

A 3D action-adventure platformer that came out as the third installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series. The story of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is based on the popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Players can take part in the galactic conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. The developers prepared 3 campaigns, each consisting of 6 missions corresponding to the consecutive episodes of the TV show. The gameplay focuses on fighting opponents, overcoming obstacles, and solving puzzles. The game also features special levels, in which you pilot a space fighter or control the massive AT-TE walker. Moreover, the developers from Traveller's Tales implemented some improvements in visuals, including brand new lighting system.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (3DS)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (3DS)

Action 19 June 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions familiar to the fans of the original game, combining elements of an action game and a 3D platformer. The developers of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also provided a large area for players to explore and ransack in search of dozens of collectibles.

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LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)
LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)

Action 12 June 2015

Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.

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LEGO Marvel's Avengers (3DS)
LEGO Marvel's Avengers (3DS)

Adventure 26 January 2016

Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.

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Need for Speed: The Run (3DS)
Need for Speed: The Run (3DS)

Racing 15 November 2011

Another installment in one of the most renowned racing game series developed by Electronic Arts since 1995. In contrast to the previous installment, the game was developed by EA Black Box - an internal studio of the American company. The story is centered around the eponymous coast-to-coast race across the United States. Winning this huge event is the only way for the protagonist to obtain money required to pay his debt to a dangerous criminal organization. In the game, the player has to complete different racing challenges, and the story campaign features quick-time events for the first time in the entire series. The relatively short story campaign is complemented by a set of separate challenges. These require the player mostly to drive on twisted mountain roads, sometimes buried under avalanches. Impressive visuals have their source in the Frostbite 2 engine, popular mainly for being used in the Battlefield series.

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Pokemon Y (3DS)
Pokemon Y (3DS)

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the iconic game series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was released in the form of twin role-playing games: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The story in both games is set in Kalos, a region resembling France. In the game, the players assume the roles of trainers who traverse the world in search of the monsters they can catch, train and send to fight battles in the Pokemon league. In order to succeed, the player has to obtain eight special badges by defeating the gym leaders and proving their worth to the so-called Elite Four - the best trainers in Kalos. The twin games do not bring any significant changes to the gameplay mechanics introduced by the previous installments - the gameplay consists mainly of exploration. Apart from that, the player can talk to other characters and battle opponents in turn-based duels using Pokemon that differ in skills and combat techniques. Both games are the series's first attempt at utilizing fully three-dimensional graphics.

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Pokemon Moon (3DS)
Pokemon Moon (3DS)

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

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Pokemon Ultra Moon (3DS)
Pokemon Ultra Moon (3DS)

RPG 17 November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Moon is yet another installment of the popular RPG series developed by Game Freak for Nintendo handheld consoles. It was released along with Pokemon Ultra Sun as the improved versions of the 7th generation handheld consoles launch titles, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Once again, we play as a novice Pokemon trainer who desires to become the very best trainer in the world. The game comes with an alternative version of the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of Pokemon (some available only in this version), and offers some new and changed locations. Nothing has changed in terms of gameplay. We explore the game’s world, do quests, catch more and more Pokemon, and take part in turn-based duels with other trainers. Pokemon Ultra Moon supports the PokeBank app that allows us to transfer Pokemon caught in other games of the series.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)

RPG 21 November 2014

A new version Pokemon Ruby, released in 2003 on the GameBoy Advanced console. Remake offers many features introduced to the series in ten years between releases of both titles. The game also uses three-dimensional engine known from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)

RPG 11 October 2012

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is a jRPG game that contains many characteristic elements of gameplay identical to the older representatives of the species. We lead a team of four to the full details of the world, fight in turn-based mode with randomly met opponents, perform a number of tasks and quests.

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Pokemon Gold (3DS)
Pokemon Gold (3DS)

RPG 22 September 2017

New edition of a classic entry in the Pokemon series and part of the so-called second generation along with Pokemon Silver. The original game debuted in 1999 in Japan for the Game Boy Color handheld, and then has been released on Nintendo 3DS console family more than fifteen years later. The story of Pokemon Gold takes place in a fictional world inhabited by the eponymous creatures, as players once again venture as a beginner pokemon trainer to catch all of their species and beat the best trainers around. Pokemon Gold introduces many novelties compared to the first generation, starting with new region (inhabited by previously unseen species of pokemon), night/day cycle, additional items, and ending with the breeding mechanics. The core gameplay remained unchanged, so we explore the world from top-down view, interacting with NPCs, catching pokemon and engaging in turn-based battles against trainers we meet. All of this is presented in 16-bit colored visuals, complemented with music by Jun'ichi Masuda. Additionally, the game supports local wireless and PokeBank application, the latter letting us transfer our pokemon to newer games from the series.

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