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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
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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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69 25
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
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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
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan 2012
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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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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Be... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added 2010
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Dragon Warrior VII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added 2000
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Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 2012
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added 1998
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Pokémon Sun and Moon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
Shaun Whitson added 2000
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Project X Zone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added 2012
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7th dragon iii code vfd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added 7th dragon iii code vfd
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocaly... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
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Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry n... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 3DS RPGs