Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Picross 3D gets hard. But it never feels impossible, and it's the sort of game that causes afternoons to simply vanish. If you're looking to do a little time-traveling, Picross 3D is a great way to do it.
  2. 100
    It seems like people are always in need of DS puzzle game recommendations. From now on, whenever someone asks me to suggest one for a family member or a plane trip or something, I'm going to lead with Picross 3D.
  3. 95
    When it's all said and done, Picross 3D is one of the most satisfying, unique, and charming puzzle games to be released in quite a while.
  4. Picross 3D is that kind of game, the kind that burrows itself into your mind, puts down hooks and never, ever leaves.
  5. 91
    With hundreds of puzzles, even more available for download over wi-fi, and an editor to make and share your own, Picross 3D is just too clever for a DS puzzle game fan to pass up.
  6. Killer gameplay, perfect controls and spot on execution: a terrific alchemy that brings an amazing puzzle game to a whole new dimension. Beware: it's highly addictive!
  7. From a critical standpoint, it's tough to evaluate Picross, as the game has that near-perfect quality that makes Sudoku, crossword, and Tetris so appealing. That said, HAL took a risk bringing it into 3D, and that gamble pays off big. [May 2010, p.96]
  8. Although it may lack a few of the frills of its predecessor, Picross 3D feels like the more polished game.
  9. This was Nintendo’s second effort at putting Picross on the DS, but they really knocked it out of the park here.
  10. As it stands now, this is a worthy successor to the original DS title, and puzzle fans should definitely pick it up.
  11. If you're a fan of traditional Picross or similar puzzles like Sudoku, you shouldn't miss Picross 3D.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 15, 2010
    This game is an absolute time machine...I put it in my DS, and by the time I turn it off hours have passed. The addictive nature of this game is worth paying for it, not to mention how much fun it is to solve the puzzles. This game makes you use your logic and think outside the box. Its definitely a good item to have along with you on a trip to pass the time. So, if you like solving puzzles, pick Picross 3D up, you'll definitely rack up some good hours of play with this one. Full Review »
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    This game is so addictive! If you like logic puzzles you will really love this game :-) I have yet to get bored and I've been playing this for about 4 months for 10 minutes a night. Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2010
    This game is so addicting it's not even funny. I'm sure they will have to put me on intervention soon. This is a good game to wor out your brain with. It's got a combination of simole math and logic. It is fun for the most part to just kill time it you have lots of spare time. The graphics are really good for a puzzle game. It's lots of fun. But after playin git for hours nad hours it get pretty boring but other than that it's a good time. But oif you don't like puzzle games than don't pick it up. Full Review »