The Best Games For Your New Nintendo Handheld

There's a reason Nintendo owned the on-the-go gaming market for decades. From the Game Boy to the 3DS XL, the House of Mario consistently packs a one-two punch of great software and clever hardware in its portables. Want proof? Take a gander at our compilations of the best games on current Nintendo handhelds. You'll see that these titles offer up great experiences with one of video games' best pedigrees behind them. That's the reason you got one, right?

The 12 Best Games for the DS

Long the 800-lb gorilla of handheld gaming, the DS is in its twilight, besieged by smartphones and pushed aside by the 3DS. And, yet, you got one, you old softy. More »

The 12 Best Games on the 3DS

So, 3D, huh? Is that what you like? Leaves and papers and stuff hovering in front of you?

Ok, takes all kinds, we guess.

So, of course, there's only one gaming handheld for your kind and there you are, unboxing it as we speak. More »


    Both those lists are horribly outdated, the 3DS one especially is missing some gems from this year.

    This is the same as "the best games" for mobile a couple of days ago.. reposts almost a year old?? What in the heck are you doing? And the PC/MAC one..

    Someone needs to give this Evan Narcisse the boot.. obviously tasked with a job but just cutting and pasting from January 2012.

    Oh come on Kotaku this is just lazy game journalism, republishing last years list as this years one? The 3DS in particular had a fantastic year with the likes of Resident Evil: Revelations, Kid Icarus Uprising, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Theatrythem Final Fantasy, New Super Mario Bros 2, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure and Tales of the Abyss.

    That alone is 8, add Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Zelda OoT 3D and Pushmo and you have 12.

    LOL The comments on the Wii U top games was a laugh, this just takes it to a whole new level.. Well done Kotaku US! Well done.. The journalism gets better...

    Talk about lazy - linking articles from January?!? WTF
    Why don't you make an updated list??

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