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Contact

Contact is a role playing title for the Nintendo DS handheld console. With an interesting story, good level mechanics and an enjoyable soundtrack it has the foundations of a quality adventure. The story of Contact starts with the Professor fleeing through space as he tries to lose a strange ene... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Bella Sara

Bella Sara offers a range of gaming experiences depending on your preferred platform. Regardless of your choice of platform though players will be experiencing a high quality horse orientated adventure that has you riding, trading, customising and caring for a vast number of horse breeds. The f... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(9 votes)
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Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Advance Wars: Dual Strike belongs to the popular Advance Wars franchise and is available on the Nintendo DS platform. Taking place in a fresh location but continuing on from previous games with some elements Dual Strike is the ideal game for fresh faces to join the franchise but has that extra ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(9 votes)
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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (alternatively, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict) is part of the well-loved turn based strategy series, Advance Wars. It’s the formula that fans have seen before albeit with a darker tone and a greater selection of units that takes the strategy options to the next level. T... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(8 votes)
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Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times

Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times will take you on a fantasy adventure that is similar to the Animal Crossing series. The game is known as Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry in Europe. The game is set in a magical school where the player attempts to master all the spells needed to achie... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(14 votes)
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 is the second game in the series for the Nintendo DS and was released in 2010 (Japan) with a US game release in September 2011. The game also has an extended game edition titled Joker 2 Professional that adds more monsters to the story. The game has very similar g... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(12 votes)
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Digimon World Dawn and Dusk

Digimon World Dawn and Digimon World Dusk are sequels to Digimon World DS and feature similar gameplay to the original. The games have very similar storylines although have slight differences (think Pokemon Blue vs Pokemon Red). The games are available on the Nintendo DS and were released under... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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River King: Mystic Valley

River King: Mystic Valley (Harvest Fishing in some European regions) takes farming simulation into the fishing simulation genre providing a great alternative especially for fans of fishing. The game is available on the Nintendo DS platform and was released in April 2008. In River King players d... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(12 votes)
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Shepherd’s Crossing 2

Shepherd’s Crossing 2 is farm simulation game available on the Nintendo DS that has many similarities to the popular Harvest Moon series. Development of Shepherd’s Crossing 2 was completed by Graffiti Entertainment with a 2010 release. The game features the beautifully crafted anime inspired gr... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)
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Lost Magic

Lost Magic offers a mixture of monster capture and real time strategy that is definitely unique and will appeal to fans of the Pokemon series looking for a game with a more active approach to gameplay. Lost Magic was published by Ubisoft and saw a release in 2006 (first in Japan and then other ... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(11 votes)
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Atelier Annie: Alchemist of Sera Island

Atelier Annie: Alchemist of Sera Island is a Nintendo DS game that blends role playing elements, resource management and item crafting together to create a fun and interesting adventure. The game follows Annie who loves nothing more than dreaming about marrying into money one day. This leads he... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(12 votes)
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Ys I & II

Ys I and II is a highly popular Japanese action role playing game that has similar gameplay elements to the Legend of Zelda series. The game first launched in 1989 and has since seen many re-releases and updates. The games in the Ys series follow Adol Christin who loves a good adventure and has... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(11 votes)
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Rune Factory 3

Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon takes the Harvest Moon series into the fantasy realm and features the same simulation/role playing experience that was made popular by the HM series. The game was released in November 2010 with development completed by Neverland Co. The game is actually th... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(19 votes)
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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands continues the story of the previous games with another great addition to the series. The game was developed for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with exclusive games on other platforms. The game fits into the Prince of Persia storyline after The Sands of... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(17 votes)
zubo

Zubo

Zubo is a game developed by EA for the Nintendo DS. The game has rhythm elements and has players befriending over 50 Zubos and training them to become the ultimate fighting force. The story in Zubos is a standard one but provides enough backdrop to give shape to the game world around you. Your ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(8 votes)
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Fossil Fighters: Champions

Fossil Fighters Champions is a sequel to Fossil Fighters and was released in 2011 for the Nintendo DS platform. The game uses many of the same gameplay mechanics and some story elements but doesn’t require players play the original. Just like the original game players battle dinosaur like creat... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Okamiden

Okamiden is based within the Okami game universe and plays out like a sequel to the popular game (although not a direct sequel). This time around players will get to experience similar gameplay on their Nintendo DS. The game follows the adventure of Chibiterasu who is a smaller wolf than Amater... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(10 votes)
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Rune Factory 2

Rune Factory 2 was released in North America one year after the success of the first game and continues to offer the same mixture of fantasy and Harvest Moon style gameplay as the original game did. In Rune Factory 2 players will return to the same universe as the first game but with a whole ne... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(9 votes)
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Monster Rancher DS

Monster Rancher DS was originally released in Japan and made its way to international shores in 2010. The game is a monster creation and training game for the Nintendo DS originally developed by Tecmo. Monster Rancher DS is part of a long running series of video games that started back in 1997 ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(11 votes)
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is part of the popular Dragon Quest Monsters series that started back on the Gameboy Color in 1999. The game is available on the Nintendo DS and added a number of new game features while also sticking to traditional gameplay. New features that Joker brings to the se... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
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Avalon Code

Avalon Code comes from the same minds that brought you the highly popular games of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory so you know you’ve got a great experience coming your way. The game saw its North American released in 2009 after great success from the 2008 release in Japan. The game takes p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
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Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

If you love the Harvest Moon series but wanted something with gameplay outside of farming simulation then you’re the target audience for Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon. As the name of the game suggests it combines the farm simulation aspects of the popular Harvest Moon and mixes in fantas... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
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Ninjatown

Ninjatown is one of the few tower defence games available on the Nintendo DS and was released in late 2008. The game has a number of unique elements and while designed for a younger audience it still is an option for older gamers wanting some strategy based gameplay. The game takes place in the... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Spectrobes

Spectrobes is a sci-fi themed Pokemon style adventure that has you reviving fossils and using the creatures you create in battle. The game was published by Disney Interactive Studios for the Nintendo DS with sequel on the Nintendo Wii (Spectrobes: Origins) and another DS game (Spectrobes: Beyon... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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Digimon World DS

Digimon World DS is a game that takes place in the Digimon universe and combines role playing elements with a Pokemon style of capture and training. The game was released in late 2006 for the Nintendo DS platform. In Digimon World DS you will encounter all of your favourite Digimon along with a... Read More »

User Score
9.8
(17 votes)
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Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals

Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals is the sequel to the popular action RPG and fossil monster battle experience titled Spectrobes. The sequel has many of the same mechanics but a few new features that will deliver a fresh experience to fans of the original. The plot again involves the Krawl, Rallen... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy’s EndWar achieves what few games before it have managed, offer a quality RTS experience on a console. Achieving this through voice commands EndWar is a unique and fun strategy title. Released on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 the game is all about the real time commands th... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(9 votes)
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Animal Crossing: Wild World

The second game in the Animal Crossing series is Animal Crossing: Wild World. Wild World released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS and is one of the top ten all time selling games for the console. In Wild World players live in a remote village that is populated by humanised animals. Gameplay involve... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(13 votes)
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Spore Hero Arena

Spore Hero Arena brings the Spore universe to the Nintendo DS and features similar gameplay to the Wii version, Spore Hero. In Spore Hero Arena players create their own hero from a vast collection of creature parts. From here you’ll take your personalised creature and explore the galaxy w... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(12 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404)

Dawn of Discovery (Anno 1404 outside of North America) offers city building with an economic focus. The game is based in a medieval and renaissance style setting and has players building up their own civilisation. The game is available on a number of platforms and has an expansion pack (Anno 14... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(17 votes)
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Fossil Fighters

Fossil Fighters is a game that has you digging up the past and battling dinosaurs against each other. The game draws obvious inspiration from the popular Pokemon series and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game also has a sequel titled Fossil Fighters: Champions which was released 2 years a... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(10 votes)
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fast paced and brutal hack and slash action game that has some ties to the film that shares the same title. The Uncaged Edition of the game was developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 while a different game version was released for other platforms that toned down the go... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

The third game in the Splinter Cell franchise with Tom Clancy’s name is Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and is just as stealthy as the other games in the series. Following Sam Fisher who works as an agent in the covert-ops branch of the NSA known as the Third Echelon. Optin... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(3 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor belongs to the highly popular series and opts to mix several genres together to create a tactical role playing like experience. With multiple endings and paths to take throughout the story combining with so many different team setups it’s a game with high repl... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2 blends role playing with puzzle elements to create an interesting game that has proven quite popular. The game originally launched for the Nintendo DS but is now available across many platforms. Puzzle Quest 2 plays out like most role playing games with the player travelling arou... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia is a RPG experience for your Nintendo DS with time travel elements making up the core of the experience. The game was developed by Atlus who worked on many other popular games in the genre including the highly received Nocturne and Persona 3. Radiant Historia is set on Vanqueur... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies changes up the standard formula of the series by focusing on some core improvements and multiplayer features. The game is still a great single player experience though for Dragon Quest fans. The game opens up in the Observatory which is home to an ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(11 votes)
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Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is a role playing game that was originally developed for the Super Nintendo in 1995. The game was developed by Square (now Square Enix) so you know that the game is a high quality experience. The development team of the game also included several big names that worked on other po... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
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Dementium: The Ward

If you’re looking for a game that will make you wet your pants, then Dementium: The Ward is the game for you. It is full of surprises that will make you jump, suspense that will make your hands tremble and plot twists that make you not want to put the game down. The game is beautifully co... Read More »

User Score
5.4
(5 votes)
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Princess Debut

Princess Debut is an otome game that incorporates aspects of rhythm games into its gameplay. The game was developed by Cave and is only available on the Nintendo DS. Princess Debut was originally released in Japan with an international release the following year. Princess Debut starts with the ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(10 votes)
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Zoo Tycoon

The original Zoo Tycoon promises an experience very similar to that of Roller Coaster Tycoon and has players managing their own zoo. The game was originally released in 2001 with two expansion packs, a Nintendo DS port, a sequel and a complete 2013 remake for the Xbox also created. Zoo Tycoon a... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(8 votes)
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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Welcome to the Netherworld! The world that Disgaea takes place in. Follow the narcissistic protagonist Prince Laharl in this humour filled RPG adventure. Laharl took a nap that unexpectedly lasted two years, and has been awakened by his loyal vassal and fellow protagonist Etna to find that his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(13 votes)
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MySims Kingdom

MySims Kingdom is based on The Sims series but offers unique and very different gameplay to the original series making it definitely worth your consideration. The game was released in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS. The gameplay of the Wii and DS version are quite similar althoug... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(13 votes)