5 five-star games for the 3DS!

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With a bunch of highly anticipated 3DS games on the horizon, many fans are just waiting around. But with such a large library of games (over two-hundred already!), I guarantee there is at least one great game you missed out on.

After ready USgamer's top rated games for the 3DS I'll admit I totally did. There are some popular franchises on the list mixed in with some smaller independent games, sure to please casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Without further ado I preset to you USgamer's best 3DS games out right now:



Super Mario 3D Land

A watered-down Mario World this is not. Instead, expect a fast-paced Mario classic that delivers the kind of simple, yet highly addictive and fabulously enjoyable gameplay the series is known for. Packed full of nifty details and some delightful moments, Mario fans young or old will get their money's worth out of this – and then some.



The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages


We reviewed these as a pair, since they're essentially two halves of one incredible game. These old Color Game Boy classics might look simple, their sound may be crude, they're sometimes almost unfairly hard, and can be frustrating and fiddly to play. But damn, they're just so brilliant and involving, and so incredibly rewarding. On the surface they are rudimentary, yet they create an experience that transcends the limited technology upon which they were built.



Shin Megami Tensei IV


Shin Megami Tensei IV offers all the things you'd expect from the series: Demons, moral choices, and the rock-paper-scissors balance of combat. Despite its move to a portable console, this really does feel like a game worthy to be the next step in SMT's evolution. Don't let the first few deliberately underwhelming hours of the game fool you; SMT IV deserves to be ranked among the genre's best.



Fire Emblem: Awakening


The year's finest strategy RPG also represents the most accessible Fire Emblem game ever. But even though it has an easy mode and lets you turn off permadeath, don't make the mistake of assuming its content and variety has been watered down in the least.



Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon


A much deeper, and far more varied adventure than 2001's Luigi's Mansion, Dark Moon replaces point-and-click with suck-and-blow, and in doing so improves on the original formula to create something really special.


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