Total Nerd The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games  

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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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105 40
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

2
54 14
Advance Wars: Dual Strike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

3
84 34
Pokémon Conquest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

4
82 33
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

5
69 27
Pokémon Black/White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
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6
46 16
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

7
39 11
Luminous Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

8
55 24
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

9
35 11
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

10
34 15
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

11
24 12
Infinite Space is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

12
25 13
Age of Empires: The Age of Kin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

13
25 13
Age of Empires: Mythologies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

14
24 13
Bleach: The 3rd Phantom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

15
20 12
Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

16
21 14
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

17
13 7
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

18
13 8
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

19
14 9
Summon Night 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

20
17 13
Civilization Revolution is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

21
13 9
Rondo of Swords is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

22
12 8
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

23
19 16
Scribblenauts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

24
25 23
Mario Party DS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

25
9 7
Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
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