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The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 397 voters 13.5k views 31 items

List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo 3DS at some point.

If you owned a Nintendo 3DS at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few RPGs in your collection. There's something about role playing games that really capture your imagination and make you feel like you're part of another world. Your party always has colorful characters, the abilities you gain along the way are amazing, and boss battles are usually nothing short of epic. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Nintendo 3DS RPGs of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs that were released for Nintendo 3DS. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Examples of items on this poll include Fire Emblem Awakening and Etrian Odyssey IV. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Fire Emblem Awakening is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Released: 2012 (Intelligent Systems)
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Bravely Default is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
SebastianLlaguno added
A return to the Final Fantasy we know and love.
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Shin Megami Tensei IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Pokémon X and Y ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Released: 2013 (Game Freak)
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Bravely Second is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
JayNemesis added Bravely second
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Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Released: 2005 (Namco Tales Studio)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Released: 2009 (Atlus)
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Etrian Odyssey IV: Legen... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
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Fire emblem echoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
JayNemesis added Fire emblem echoes
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Fire emblem fates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
JayNemesis added Fire emblem fates
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 2004 (Level-5)
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Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 2010 (Monolith Soft)
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Devil Summoner: Soul Hac... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
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The Legend of Zelda: A L... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 2013 (Monolith Soft)
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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Released: 2012 (Square Enix)
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Dragon Warrior VII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 2000 (Artepiazza)
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Persona Q: Shadow of the... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimat... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added
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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 1998 (Grezzo)
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7th dragon iii code vfd ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added 7th dragon iii code vfd
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Pokémon Sun and M... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: A... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
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The Legend of Zelda: Maj... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added Released: 2000 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Dragon Quest Monsters: T... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Released: 2012 (Square Enix)
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Monster Hunter 3 (tri) G... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Monster Hunter Tri