Best Nintendo 3DS Games 2014
Looking for the best 3DS, 2DS or 3DS XL games launched this year? We’ve picked out the best games available for Nintendo’s latest console right now to help you decide what to buy.
The Nintendo 3DS has been with us for three years now and despite its advanced age it has enjoyed a particularly fruitful 2014. We've seen big-name, Triple A titles rubbing shoulders with indie hits and left-field releases, many of which simply can't be found on any other format.
Want to find out more about the games which made the top 10? Check out the list below.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by Square Enix
Kirby: Triple Deluxe by HAL Laboratory
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire by Game Freak / Nintendo
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney by Level 5
Retro City Rampage DX by Vblank Entertainment
Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games
Steel Diver: Sub Wars by Nintendo
Tomodachi Life by Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by Nintendo
Fantasy Life by Level 5
2014 also marked the (Japanese) launch of the New 3DS, a revised edition of the console which boasts an improved screen, additional controls and - on the smaller model, at least - interchangeable face plates.
The New 3DS launches in the UK next year, giving Nintendo fans even more reason to look forward to 2015. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a rose-tinted glance over our shoulders at the past 12 months and digest the ten best 3DS games released during this period.