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The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.8k votes 550 voters 37.3k views 75 items

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

If you owned a Nintendo DS at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few strategy games in your collection. Using your brain to solve puzzles and battle opponents is a ton of fun, and with turn-based games, puzzles, tower defense games and more, there are unlimited options to explore. With so many choices to pick 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 DS strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling strategy games that were released for Nintendo DS. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This poll contains items like Civilization Revolution and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. 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: Shadow Drag... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2009 (Nintendo Software Planning and Development)
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Pokémon Conquest ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2012 (Tecmo Koei)
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Advance Wars: Dual Strik... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2005 (Intelligent Systems)
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Final Fantasy Tactics A2... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Square Enix)
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Advance Wars: Days of Ru... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Intelligent Systems)
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Pokémon Black/Whi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2009 (Atlus)
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Age of Empires: The Age ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2006 (Backbone Entertainment)
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Luminous Arc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2007 (Imageepoch)
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Disgaea: Hour of Darknes... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2003 (Nippon Ichi Software)
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Final Fantasy XII: Reven... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2007 (Square Enix)
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Infinite Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2010 (Platinum Games)
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Age of Empires: Mytholog... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Griptonite Games)
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Civilization Revolution ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Firaxis Games)
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Bleach: The 3rd Phantom ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2009 (Sega)
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Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2009 (PopCap Games)
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Anno 1701: Dawn of Disco... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Champion... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2007 (Konami)
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Mario Party DS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2007 (Hudson Soft)
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Harvest Moon DS: Grand B... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Marvelous Entertainment Inc.)
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Summon Night 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2001 (Flight-Plan)
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Rondo of Swords is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2008 (Fun Unit Inc.)
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Summon Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2000 (Flight-Plan)
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Spectrobes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2007 (Jupiter)
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Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
Released: 2006 (Nintendo)