Best Nintendo 3DS games 2022

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Image credit: Nintendo)

While there's a lot of buzz around the Nintendo Switch OLED, sometimes simpler is best. If you'd like a trusty old handheld, try out the Nintendo 3DS, a gaming system that has been around since 2011 and was discontinued in September 2020. Because of the console's long run, continuation of online play, and eShop access, there is still a wide variety of games available for players. Some of the best include remakes of fan favorites, continuations from classic characters, and of course, a little something new. Get the most out of your 3DS with these awesome games.

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Although the Nintendo 3DS came out quite some time ago, it is still an excellent portable gaming system. The variety of games that have come out over the last few years leaves something to offer for many ages. With the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, some have wondered if the 3DS would still be worth having. However, according to President of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, the system will still be supported in 2020.

These are just a few of the many, many Nintendo 3DS games available. There are options for whenever you may be in the mood for! Bring the town inside your home with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and the cute amiibo character options. Or, settle into an old favorite with a bit of a modern tweak with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. And when you're ready to move onto the new console, we know the best games on the Nintendo Switch waiting for you too!

Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.