3DS Turn-Based Games

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Platform: 3DS
May 19, 2017
In 1992, the second game in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Gaiden, launched exclusively in Japan. Now, for the first time, fans outside of Japan will get a taste of this classic game on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is inspired by the 1992 original, reimagined on a grander scale. Every aspect of the Fire Emblem Gaiden game's presentation has been updated, along with the game being fully voiced. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recreates classic Fire Emblem gameplay with a modern twist, mixing in exploration of dungeons crawling with enemies.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Legna Tactica

Legna Tactica

Platform: 3DS
February 2, 2017
Save the Kingdom through tactical battles! Strategy is the only key to victory! In the lands of Feyzum, where the Kingdom of Legna is drawn into the chaos of battle against the Empire of Izmoot, Leck and his friends Miana and Astar are engaged in field training as trainee soldiers. Suddenly, it is decided that they will accompany the Hero of the Kingdom of Legna, General Varrius, and the Azure Hawk Brigade which he leads, on a mission to suppress the bandits. However, they know nothing of the inescapable destiny that awaits them... Legna Tactica is a full-scale strategy RPG with an orthodox system where players can choose party members to join turn-based tactical battles on isometric grid. Not only the game features multiple endings based on the player choices during the story, but also titles to achieve and engaging skill tree system to customize characters as you like! It is time to witness the fate of the lands of Feyzum!
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Ambition of the Slimes

Ambition of the Slimes

Platform: 3DS
August 11, 2016
Ambition of the Slimes is a turn-based strategy RPG that controls the slimes to battle. Different kinds of slimes have their own abilities, you have to choose the proper slime to take over the enemy and consider how to battle with them. Many tactics can be used in battle and your choice is the key to victory. Try another method if you cannot defeat your enemy because the slimes are too weak to battle by themselves.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI-

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI-

Platform: 3DS
April 19, 2016
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- is a strategic simulation RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS
Metascore:
35
User Score:
4.4
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Platform: 3DS
March 10, 2016
Requires full version of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest or Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition

Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes: All 3 Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige. *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop. It's the only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge. Also includes a Hardcover Art Book and Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art. Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you walk the path of Conquest, you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within. Command warriors with expert precision and forge deep relationships to master this turn-based strategy game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2

Platform: 3DS
February 16, 2016
In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan's most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises and form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles. Featuring characters from YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the Sakura Wars series and Virtua Fighter series and more from SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd / SEGA Games Co., Ltd, characters from Capcom's franchises including the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry series and Megaman X series, and characters from the TEKKEN series, Tales of Vesperia, and .hack// series from BANDAI NAMCO!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: 3DS
December 10, 2015
A game featuring space adventures and strategic shoot-outs. Assume the role of Captain Piper and recruit a team of rag-tag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy spaceships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat, where the outcome is determined purely by your own skills.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Stella Glow

Stella Glow

Platform: 3DS
November 17, 2015
The witch Hilda attempts to crystallize the world using her cursed song.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle

Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle

Platform: 3DS
July 2, 2015
Mercenaries Saga 2 is a Tactical RPG based on a fantasy world's stage. Claude is the captain of the Kingdom's Order of the Silver Eagle. One day while he guarded Prince Laz's hunting session, an assassin appeared. Claude covers the prince's escape and stops the assassin, but it was just a trap and the prince has been poisoned by a blade. To aid the prince, Claude has to lead the Silver Eagle north so that they can find the only antidote an Erni Herb... -Mercenaries Saga 2 is a Tactical Strategy RPG based on a fantasy world's stage. -Battles engage in quarter view map and tactics vary from different terrain. Characters can take advantage from standing position to assist each other and attacking enemies' back. -Use acquired points to learn new skill and change class, level up by free battle, full repeatable gameplay is possible.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven

Platform: 3DS
June 2, 2015
Residing on the outskirts of town as the proprietor of a quiet, rustic inn, Luchs has lived through much of his life proudly clinging to a code of honour passed down from father to son for generations: "When our cherished guests finally arrive, think of them as nothing less than family." Unfortunately, the inn has not yet had even a single guest since its foundation, leaving Luchs no choice but to excavate and sell crystals - the islands most valuable fuel source - in order to make ends meet. It is during one such routine excavation that he happens upon a beautiful maiden encased inside a massive crystal, and her abrupt awakening triggers a series of unexpected events that include foul fiends, astonishing abilities, and miraculous mysteries... Features: -Seven heroines, seven stories - each of the seven heroines who come to inhabit the inn have their own stories to tell, and building relationships with them will unlock new, specialised attacks to aid in combat when they join the battle party. -Strategic combat makes every turn count - "Bowl" over as many enemies with a single strike as possible, challenging players to line up melee, ranged and magical attacks so frontline enemies are knocked into others for maximum collateral damage. -Craft your way to new skills in addition to unlocking new abilities, participating in Free Battles and registering for Street Pass can provide rare crafting items for use in creating new skills to help turn the tides of battle. -Adjustable difficulty levels and more - players can toggle among Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, use the Fast Forward feature to speed up combat as desired, or relive fond memories via in-game movie and art galleries.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.6
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Platform: 3DS
May 5, 2015
Your days are numbered. Your character in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is stuck in a world that has been invaded and is on the brink of non-existence. At the same time, you and your friends have gained the ability to summon demons via your cell phone, and with it, a power to fight against fate. The countdown begins; will you be able to save the future of mankind?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.1
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Platform: 3DS
March 13, 2015
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a new take on strategy games inspired by third-person shooters. Like the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars games before it, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. tasks players with planning out strategic moves using a team of soldiers to do battle with enemy forces. But this game throws a wrench into many of the conventions familiar to the genre.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.8
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World Duel Carnival

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World Duel Carnival

Platform: 3DS
September 25, 2014
Play as yourself or one of eleven playable characters from the series, like Yuma, Astral, Tori, Shark and more, each with their own storyline and earn an invite to the World Duel Carnival where you can battle with more than 40 Duelists from the TV show! Players can enjoy a Story Mode and a Free Duel Mode where they can play with more than 5,700 cards. -The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL video game and the first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game available for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. -Twelve playable characters, each with a unique storyline that can be experienced through Story Mode. -Battle with more than 40 colorful Duelists. -Customize your Deck with more than 5,700 cards from the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. -In-game animated cinematics, and exciting Monster summon effects bring Duels to life. -Explore all the options in Free Duel Mode and customize card sleeves, game mats, and even Deck Lists to Duel for hours.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.9
Project X Zone

Project X Zone

Platform: 3DS
June 25, 2013
Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan's most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment's notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Platform: 3DS
February 4, 2013
Lead an army of soldiers in a series of scaled turn-based strategy battles. In the process, develop relationships with your team, utilizing their special abilities on the battlefield to gain victory and advance the story, which features a wide array of characters from a variety of nations and backgrounds. They can be joined by a character of your making, with a unique appearance crafted as you see fit.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Battleship

Battleship

Platform: 3DS
May 15, 2012
Combining naval strategy simulation with first-person shooter gameplay, players fend off the enemy beachside while ordering attacks against their marine counterparts. Seamlessly switching between battlefield and overview "Battle Command" map, the Hasbro game is brought to life as carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri Battleship pummel the enemy in a race to strategic points that turn the tide of battle. The Battleship videogame is a next-gen marvel perfectly suited to turn nostalgic game junkies into battle-hardened admirals.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
4.6
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Platform: 3DS
August 23, 2011
Expanded and enhanced, Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS builds upon the game's original release with the addition of voice acting for the entirety of the game's lengthy, unconventional narrative. Moreover, that very story, already boasting multiple endings based on critical decisions by the player, now concludes with a special eighth chapter, a rousing epilogue for Shin Megami Tensei fans. The game's beautifully remastered hand drawn artwork and character portraits benefit from the new system's higher resolution screens, offering players a crisper, higher fidelity experience.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.5
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

Platform: 3DS
March 22, 2011
Lead the Ghosts, the most elite special forces unit in the US Army, across multiple tactical missions to prevent a war from breaking out.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
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