Best 3DS JRPG Video Games | Top Japanese RPGs

Ranking the 15 top-rated Japanese roleplaying games on the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console; plus 10 honorable mentions.

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Fire Emblem Awakening ($39.99)
Pokemon X & Y ($39.99)
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy ($39.99)
Bravely Second: End Layer ($39.99)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D ($39.99)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ($39.99)
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire ($39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei IV ($19.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan ($29.99)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth ($39.99)
Rune Factory 4 ($39.99)
DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past ($39.99)
YO-KAI WATCH ($39.99)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ($29.99)
Stella Glow ($49.99)
Fantasy Life ($39.99)

This ranking of the best JRPGs on the Nintendo 3DS is based on the playscore, a 1 to 10 scoring system that averages critic and gamer reviews.

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  1. Get these games while their cheap! On eBay and other sites as long as you look you can get these games crazy cheap

  2. Fantasy life won't let you play the game. every second is a tutorial text box.

  3. I see only visual novels in this list.


  5. Did this nigga say “PokemonS” 🤦🏾‍♂️ smh this what happen when you don’t know what you really talkin bout

  6. Boy, being a old a$$ fan of older Final Fantasy games, Bravely Default was a nice surprise. It's like FF9 with Job system, you definitely should play It!

  7. Wait, why is Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillian on the card for Etrian Odyssey? rofl

  8. I did not expect to see the Denpa Men any where near this list even if it is an honorary mention. I remember playing the demo for those games.

  9. Watching this today makes me appreciate what an amazing handheld the 3DS is.

  10. Pokemon…. the worst SMT … honorific the paper mario….

  11. Stella Glow is one of my favorite.

  12. Im so glad that Dragon Quest is doing so well

  13. What about tales of the abyss???

  14. Xenoblade and DW VII are originally for other systems… Does that still count? People put DW VII down when it was for the PS1 but that's how I still play it to this day…

  15. Who is the character in the miniature?
    Just for curiosity 😊

  16. They didn't mention it because they're cucks, but you should totally get the Devil Survivor games. I've played a ton of SMT titles and the devil survivor ones manage to combine tactical srpg positioning and strategy with classic Shin Megami Tensei demon summoning and combat. The gameplay is pure, mainline SMT. It uses a modified version of press turn that limits the amount of turns either side can get, which makes fights seem a lot less lopsided. Both devil survivor games have fantastic gameplay, but Overclocked has the better story.

  17. This is all the childish nintendo crap…. sad,none of them is rpg.
    Mostly hack&slash for dwarf humanoids.

  18. There are an awful lot of "not really jrpgs" on this list…

    #1 is an SRPG…

  19. I saw that chic from tales of xillia on 6:09. You guys didn't even try.

  20. I think DQ VIII should be added, it's an amazing port with extra content. Amazing.

  21. the "unique" gameplay element of relationships with party members isnt unique at all

  22. I’m so glad Bravely Default is so high on this list. It’s my favorite game of all time. Actually, Bravely Second is my favorite, but while I saw it mentioned in the description, I didn’t see it in the video.

  23. I’ve owned FE 3ds for years and not played it 🙈🙈🙈

  24. You need to remake this video and put in there radiant historia perfect chronology

  25. How is FE awakening number 1 on this list but not even on your strategy game list?

  26. whattoplay:stella glow introduces realationships with teammates
    Persona series:BOIIIIIIIIIIII

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