Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs – Nintendo Life

The 3DS may have been put out to pasture by Nintendo, but the retirement of a system isn’t always a sad occasion – it gives you the perfect chance to look back on its impressively varied library with wonder; along with plenty of standout platformers, life sims, rhythm games, and puzzlers, the 3DS also carved out a particular niche by delivering an almost non-stop barrage of first-class RPGs.

Responsible for plenty of late-night gaming sessions and many players’ most embarrassingly long Activity Log entries, the 3DS’ proud stable of RPGs is a huge part of the system’s appeal, and its legacy is worth celebrating. To that end, we’ve put together a list of our favourite 3DS RPGs.

Our choices are presented in no particular order, and we stuck to retail releases to narrow the field a bit – but no matter what type of adventure you’re after, the 3DS has something for you; these suggestions should keep you exploring for years to come!

Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Silicon Studio
Release Date: 7th Feb 2014 (FTC Disclosure for more information.

Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 16th Sep 2016 (Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, streamlines navigation and adds in plenty of improvements, but we recommend starting with the original to get the most out of the apocalypse.