Just impulse-bought a 3DS XL. What games do I want?

#1 Posted by Shaunage (810 posts) -

It came with Mario Kart 7 installed, and I bought Mario 3D Land and Resident Evil Revelations.

I honestly haven't payed a lot of attention to the system. What other games should I be looking at?

#2 Posted by Pessh (2505 posts) -


#3 Edited by mwng (1036 posts) -

Depending on your tolerance of visual novels; 999/ VLR.

#4 Posted by StrainedEyes (1358 posts) -

Pushmo, Crashmo, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Mutant Mudds, Prof. Layton and the Miracle Mask.

#5 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

Not a bad question. I bought one recently as well. Anyone have any recommendations for 3DS/DSi gems (or just good games) in the eShop? I have Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud already. Any others I should look into? Other than Push/Crashmo cause those have been mentioned.

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5972 posts) -

There's about a billion threads asking the same thing, but I'll take any excuse I can to tell someone they NEED Kid Icarus Uprising.

Oh, and Mighty Switch Force, Theatrhythm etc etc.

#7 Posted by Ducksworth (671 posts) -
  • Pushmo (before Crashmo)
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
  • ArtAcademy: LessonsforEveryone*
  • Crimson Shroud (if you're an RPG dude)

*It turned out to be a nice little art tutorial. I consider myself inept when it comes to art but I after putting in a lot of hours I was pleasantly surprised by how good it looked. I hear that the large screens on the XL are a great match for this game. Due to "boxing week" sales going on right now you can grab it for $20, if it's something that interests you I reccomend it.

#8 Posted by Levius (1332 posts) -

Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is basically a Fire Emblem lite with guns, and so is a fun little SRPG. Its also probably dirt cheap by now. Zelda:OoT still stands up too.

#9 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

@Shaunage: Mario Tennis Open is actually a really solid Tennis game, despite the hate it has got from the GB staff I would still recommend New Super Mario Bros 2.

#10 Posted by Hunkulese (3061 posts) -

Depends on if you had a ds before. I love my 3ds but if I made a top 10 list of games I've played on it maybe 2 would be actual 3ds games.

#11 Posted by Deakor (44 posts) -

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy was a lot more fun than it had any right to be. I am neither a huge rhythm game fan nor am I that into Final Fantasy, but I obsessed over that game for a good three weeks.

Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a good one to check out if you like grid-based, turn-based, strategy games. I believe the designer on GR:SW was actually the guy behind the original X-Com games (I could be mistaken about that, but I recall hearing something to that effect).

#12 Posted by Morningstar (2335 posts) -

@Pessh said:


I would do what this person suggests, he is on to something.

#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Fire Emblem.

#14 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3416 posts) -

Ocarina of Time 3D and Starfox 3D I guess. I really don't ever use my 3DS.

#15 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5886 posts) -

if you're up for a looooot of reading, then check out Virtue's Last Reward.

and I mean a lot. The game is probably 90% reading. Thankfully the story is great.

#16 Edited by JamesJeux007 (571 posts) -

Yeah, unfortunately I'll have to say VLR as well. I'm saying unfortunately because the 3DS version is busted compared to the VITA version, but hey, it didn't prevent me from finishing it and it is DAAAAMN great game ! Although if you want to buy this game, you'll want to buy (and play, obviously) 999 before that.

Also, yeah Theatrhythm is pretty good. Personally, I just bought a 3DS XL just as an excuse to play all my DS games on a bigger screen. And there's no shame in that ! (If you like visual novels, get Ghost Trick and the Phoenix Wright series).

#17 Posted by Dixavd (1607 posts) -

I am going to vote for Theatrhythm as well. Also the Mario Kart 7 is a pretty great Mario Kart game. If you haven't played Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time then the 3DS version is by far the best ever released for newcomers (and it shows off the vibrancy of colours on the 3DS screen). Also despite it being a DS game, Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is pretty great - so I would say if you have had any fleeting interest in Pokémon then this is the game to get (allowing from the start the ability to battle and catch pokémon from all the generations - plus i is easily the snappiest of any I have seen in the series).

Those are the games I have been playing on the 3DS.

#18 Posted by gaminggoron (5 posts) -

Kid Icarus FOR SURE (most people don't like the control scheme but I think it's fine), LoZ OoT, Paper Mario Sticker Star, and Ghost Recon Shadow Wars are my favorite games on the system so far.

#19 Posted by DarthOrange (4138 posts) -
@Hizang said:

@Shaunage: Mario Tennis Open

#20 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

@Hizang said:

@Shaunage: Mario Tennis Open


People may just look over it because it's just another one of these, but it just so happens that each one has been fantastic.

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