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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74 23
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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87 34
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

3
50 15
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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41 9
Advance Wars: Dual Strike is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

5
66 29
Pokémon Conquest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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36 10
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

7
31 7
Luminous Arc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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51 23
Pokémon Black/White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
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27 7
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

10
32 12
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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17 8
Age of Empires: Mythologies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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18 10
Age of Empires: The Age of Kin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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16 9
Infinite Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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16 9
Civilization Revolution is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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16 10
Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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24 19
Mario Party DS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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15 10
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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15 11
Bleach: The 3rd Phantom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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11 7
Rondo of Swords is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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8 4
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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11 8
Summon Night 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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11 8
Spectrobes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2007

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8 5
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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15 13
Scribblenauts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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8 6
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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7 6
Star Fox Command is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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4 3
SimCity 3000 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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4 3
MySims Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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3 2
Diner Dash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2003

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6 6
Zendoku is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2007

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6 6
Summon Night is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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6 6
Picross DS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2007

33
4 4
SimCity DS is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2007

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2 2
The Humans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
1992

35
2 2
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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2 2
Thrillville: Off the Rails is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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2 2
Elements of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 1
Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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9 10
Prism: Light the Way is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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5 6
Tetris DS is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2006

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3 4
Bejeweled Twist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

42
2 3
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Hanjuku Hero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Super Collapse 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Super Fruit Fall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Theme Park World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

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1 2
Magnetica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games
2006

49
8 10
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games

50
7 9
The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Strategy Games