The Absolute Best Nintendo 3DS Real-Time Strategy Games of All Time

While a few of the strategy games on this list are available for download from the 3DS eShop, some of them require you to buy a physical copy from retail stores. These are the 7 absolute best Nintendo 3DS games out there right now.

1. Fire Emblem: Awakening

Fire Emblem: Awakening is a strategy RPG made by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems that was initially released on the Nintendo DS in February 2013. The 3DS port is significantly better than the DS version, with all the known issues fixed and more content added.

Fire Emblem: Awakening

– IMMERSIVE STORY AND VISUALS: The deep and immersive fantasy storyline is told through beautiful 3D visuals and movies.

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2. Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition

As its name suggests, this entry includes all three versions of the game (Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation) on a single cartridge. This means you can play any of the three versions at any time without purchasing separate copies.

3. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is the third and final version of Fire Emblem Fates and is definitely a worthwhile conclusion to one of the best 3DS strategy games ever released. The game was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo.

4. Gotta Protectors

Gotta Protectors is an 8-bit style retro side-scrolling beat ’em up. You control a group of heroes in the Great Guardians, and you are tasked with defending Princess Lola against the evil forces that want to kidnap her.

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