Pocket Card Jockey Weird doesn’t always equal good, but this unexpected hybrid of equine racing and solitaire seems to have hit all the right spots. But, seeing as its headed by the developers of the pokemon series, it doesn’t seem so surprising. Released just last year, the adorable card jockey has left quite a mark on its players thank to its addicting, strategic gameplay. Playing as an amateur jockey, your way up the leaderboard begins by mastering the art of solitaire. Using a simplified form of the popular cardgame, clear the cards on the screen and use the stockpile to get yourself out of corner. Your success and failure determine your horse’s attitude, letting you place horses in the best position for victory or having them run loose on the field. Level up, retire, breed, then do it all over again. It’s an exciting cycle of enjoyment. Just one more level, and next thing you know, you’ve been playing for hours on end. Simple, fun, and ultimately rewarding. It receives a PlayScore of 8.25. 3. Stella Glow The fight between good and evil is blurred in this game filled with Witches. Stella Glow introduces a unique gameplay element not commonly found in the JRPG scene: building relationships with your party members.
As far as the story is concerned — an Evil witch is cursing your entire village — the most important is how you engage your friends. Your relationships with them will decide how the game progresses and how it ends. It’s as strategic as building impenetrable defenses and attacking the enemy front lines. Along with his friend Lisette, he must unite the four elemental witches with his extraordinary powers. Fight monsters, explore the world, and acquaint yourself with the songs of the witches. It’s the final game to come from the creators of Luminous Arc and it’s a worthy send off as the company files for bankruptcy. It receives a PlayScore of 8.65 2. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker With the success of the Digital Devil and Persona series, the Megami Tensei universe from ATLUS is continuously growing with more and more games. The Devil Survivor series is among its latest spin-offs. Just like your regular Megami Tensei game, follow a group of high-school students in a post-apocalyptic Japan invaded by demons. They work together by summoning their very own demons using their cell phones to save the world of Record Breaker. This game doubles the entire content from the original Devil Survivor 2 game such as a new female character, fully voiced acting, a harder difficulty setting and a new scenario that takes place during the game’s key moment. Make difficult choices, go on a demonic killing spree, and collect various demons throughout the game. It has a PlayScore of 8.82 Here are the Runners-up before we reveal the number one: 11. Toki Tori 3D. Tickle your brain with the mind-bending puzzles of the world’s cutest chicken.
Jump around platforms, and experience the definitive Toki Tori game. It has a PlayScore of 7.78. 12. Dillon’s Rolling Western. The feisty armadillo’s first entrance to the strategic cowboy adventure. Fight against the evil grocks, and help those cows live another day. It has a PlayScore of 7.73. 13. Hey! PIKMIN. A deviation from the traditional Pikmin game. Go on a platforming adventure with the color-coded Pikmins in this worthy spinoff. It has a PlayScore of 7.72. 14. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. Tom Clancy’s turn-based strategy in the style of the classic XCOM series. Play your roles in battle as Gunners, Snipers, and Medics. It has a PlayScore of 7.68. 15. The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind. One of the 3DS’ quirkiest titles, help the titular find his way out his large manor with the power of wit. Packed with interesting visuals and thought-provoking puzzles,It has a PlayScore of 7.54. 1. And the best Strategy Game on the 3DS so far is SteamWorld Heist In this turn-based strategy game, journey across the seven galaxies along with the nebula’s greatest mechanical pirates.
Enter a steampunk world populated by sentient automatons. As a band of do-gooding buccaneers, invade a collection of randomly generated ships filled with conniving villains and their clueless minions. Running off with their treasure’s won’t be easy though. Enter the sidescrolling battlefield and shoot it out in dynamic turn-based combat. Get into position, take aim, and let your bullets ricochet off walls and unsuspecting foes. Luck isn’t a winner’s weapon, so use your strategic skills to take them down…or upgrade your weapon to make life easier. Despite its simplicity, it’s ingenious concept has won the hearts of critics and gamers alike. It brings both style and substance to the SteamWorld series, and it receives a PlayScore of 8.96