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Play your part in the 3DS’ best role-playing games. These are the top RPG titles on the Nintendo 3DS. Buy these games here and help support this channel via the Amazon affiliate links below: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD https://goo.gl/qK0h3A Bravely Default: Flying Fairy https://goo.gl/HTyzyx Corpse Party: Back to School Edition https://goo.gl/gwRZ1e Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King https://goo.gl/sKbof7 Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan https://goo.gl/XtKQYR Fantasy Life https://goo.gl/kOoVIF Fire Emblem Awakening https://goo.gl/kCGO7w Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi https://goo.gl/Y7kb7B Inazuma Eleven https://goo.gl/PYSB0v Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance https://goo.gl/9p8ZxH Mario & Luigi: Dream Team https://goo.gl/xUDN1p Monster Hunter Generations https://goo.gl/snzlmK Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate https://goo.gl/t7wS3z Paper Mario: Sticker Star https://goo.gl/mQbZWw Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth https://goo.gl/Sz06qf Pokemon X https://goo.gl/yZ56RP Pokemon Y https://goo.gl/p44TuI Project X Zone 2 https://goo.gl/9JqGgp Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse https://goo.gl/F06dEP Stella Glow https://goo.gl/Le4Co7 Story of Seasons https://goo.gl/duaIiM Rune Factory 4 https://goo.gl/Xgm3Dq YO-KAI WATCH https://goo.gl/bZGY0U Xenoblade Chronicles 3D https://goo.gl/Nv9jWT whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover and Share your video game choices at http://www.whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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Text Comments (252)
#22 is just wrong...
RedCrim Chan (2 months ago)
The list not completely rpg just shit post click bait video
Nikita Urie (3 months ago)
Almost none of the games listed are RPGs lol
Zupremo (3 months ago)
this people dont know what a fucking RPG is!
Mariano z Mota (3 months ago)
yes!!! Stella Glow my favorite game RPG In 3DS
Michel Folco (4 months ago)
Sticker stars sucked pretty bad
Saidul Alam (4 months ago)
dragon quest 7 better than the 8 for me and tales of abyss should have been on the list.
Redmond Valentine (5 months ago)
While I agree that FE Awakening is the best RPG on the 3DS, calling its story captivating and dissing the older ones is just pure bullshit.
Logic Jidd (5 months ago)
paper mark sticker star sucks ass
Saidul Alam (5 months ago)
I buy the portable consoles for rpg.
Black Death/CGarcia21853 (5 months ago)
Bravely Default making it 3rd. I’ll take what I can get
Astral Cat (5 months ago)
4 : Monster hunter 4 ultimate ⊙_⊙
Togami Byakuya (6 months ago)
Monster hunter ? You wrong it's pure action (rpg 2%)
AZVERSO INDIGO (6 months ago)
Golden Sun ? where is it?
Phenodreum (6 months ago)
I don't think you guys know what rpgs are..
Joyce Gentile (6 months ago)
Seems I made the right move in buying Fire Emblem Awakenings!
Walter Whitman (5 months ago)
Joyce Gentile Any Fire Emblem title is a good choice IMO.
Davey Wisniewski (6 months ago)
“Paper Mario Sticker Star was one of the best games of 2012.” He has obviously never even touched a 3ds with that cartridge plugged in lmfao within a single hour of playing I was totally done with it! Was thanking myself for saving the receipt and also having an EB edge gold card (With a gold card you get 48 hours to do a full In store exchange even if you bought the game brand new and opened it!)
LOL Icon (7 months ago)
I don't hate Sticker Star, I at least really like the concept of it, but I have heard nothing but hate towards it. How did it get good scores among all the backlash?
Louise Leigh (7 months ago)
Is the speaker Filipino? He has the same accent as Filipinos.
HLLVANJA (7 months ago)
what a crap :(
Dai I (7 months ago)
Monster Hunter is RPG? I think it's Action or Action Adventure.
Bashful Inky (7 months ago)
IPlayGames YT (7 months ago)
Should I get the PS4 remake of kingdom hearts dream drop distance or stick with the OG 3ds
Earthly Pilgrim (7 months ago)
Title should be edited to "25 Random kinda sorta RPG-ish games in no particular order what so ever"
igor lopes (7 months ago)
Pokemon X&Y is too best of fire emblem :/
Hermaeus Mora (8 months ago)
NDS and GBA has many Better RPGs imo
Hermaeus Mora (8 months ago)
Ching Chang Chong Bom gigom jioa
referral madness (8 months ago)
Where am i supposed to find time to play all these great 3ds rpgs ? I need to finish playing pokemon red version then plan shin megami tensi soul hackers then i have psvita , pc and android games to play:(
AhahaiTzRicE (8 months ago)
The one talking is Filipino I'm 99% sure
Raghu Seetharaman (19 days ago)
or Indonesian and malaysian...lol
Bummal (8 months ago)
"Best RPG Games" - First game is barely a RPG game.
SpankeyLuvinIt (8 months ago)
Why do you pronounce Isaac like I-sack lol
Thallan (8 months ago)
Well how the fuck do you pronounce it?
SpankeyLuvinIt (8 months ago)
no its not
Thallan (8 months ago)
That's how a normal english speaking person pronounce it.
Jimbrial Innocent (9 months ago)
These guys are biased
Zachary Bertram (9 months ago)
You should really clarify that the gameplay for Hakuoki that you showed wasn't actual gameplay for the game....
Jim Jim (9 months ago)
Will comment on games I have played: #18 You need a strategy guide otherwise you leave Mario and Luigi in limbo. Played much worse games (Back to the Future, Jekkyl and Hyde, Ninja Gaiden III NES and Pushmo, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate qualify!) #1 I think this game will forever be in Top 10 best 3Ds Games ever (A Link Between Worlds, Mario Kart 7 and Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon are the others!)
Alex MaGanda (10 months ago)
I played Bravely default 5 minutes and never touched the game again who the fuk had the idea to make a game where you need to pay to progress faster or you have to leave your ds on just to get bp or whatever that was. A disgrace for rpgs i do love fire emblem though it deserves number 1 spot
cabbage scented candle (10 months ago)
Alex MaGanda No it doesn't. I enjoyed Bravely Second (haven't played Default) but I bought Awakening and regret it. It's one of the most boring games I've ever experienced, although the cutscenes are awesome.
JazzyGhost Gaming (10 months ago)
Fantasy Life should've been #1 but wutever......
SuperMEGAMario 37582 (2 months ago)
Is it bad I invested over 200 hours into FL?
Seth S (3 months ago)
Fantastic life best 3ds game.
Daniel Maia (4 months ago)
JazzyGhost Gaming fguck off
Chris magicD (5 months ago)
My grandma is a dyke
Pharaoh Status (10 months ago)
i eat ass
António Bernardo (10 months ago)
Pokemon X & Y are here, but Pokemon Sun & Moon no? I'm so confused.
António Bernardo (10 months ago)
Oh right. Thanks guys.
whatoplay (10 months ago)
Pokemon Sun & Moon appeared at 10:00 on the video, with Sun receiving a PlayScore of *9.14* and Moon receiving a PlayScore of *9.12*.
Nido Hime (11 months ago)
Dude, are you still living in 2013? Because Pokémon and Fire Emblem released new games in the last year, or even months.
sparklytwinkly (11 months ago)
ahh rune factory 4, the only game I've played where you can make a weapon powerful enough to crash the game in a single swing
RustyZotax (11 months ago)
how do you put yokaiwatch and etrain edoyssey above stella glow and fantasy life? those games are trash
seaNot (11 months ago)
Whoever put sticker star on the list deserves to be crucified
NoctLightCloud (11 months ago)
I see Sora, I click~
Paulo Dybala (11 months ago)
for some reason I knew exactly the series of this video
Khalid Al (11 months ago)
No love for Tale of the Abyss?
whatoplay (11 months ago)
Tales of the Abyss currently has a PlayScore of *8.00*.
giorgioskb (11 months ago)
Colton Stradling (11 months ago)
he keeps saying revel. it's revel like level with the emphasis on the first e not the second.
guillaume collignon (11 months ago)
change the sad voice !
Jesús S. (11 months ago)
Happy with the Shin Megami Tensei and Dragon Quest placings. Finally they are getting the attention they have always deserved since they are 2 of the 3 pilars of JRPGs
Ibrahim 2k15 (11 months ago)
Inazuma eleven is probably the most best rpg's known to man ngl
Shattered Zeraora (10 months ago)
Ibrahim 2k15 not as much people know what that is so no.
Ibrahim 2k15 (10 months ago)
And That's where you're wrong.
Ibrahim 2k15 (10 months ago)
Salty Salt (11 months ago)
Nah. Fire Emblem is better
Glitchex64 (11 months ago)
How did Pokemon Sun get a different score than Pokemon Moon? They're virtually the same game...
Noah Golden (8 months ago)
Glitchex64 because more people probably bought sun version which means slightly more people voted for it. Thus receiving a different score.
whatoplay (11 months ago)
They received different reviews from critics and gamers, which is why we gave them different PlayScores. Hope that explains it!
cabbage scented candle (11 months ago)
Xenoblade is easily the best imo. I personally can't get into Fire Emblem
Shattered Zeraora (10 months ago)
brennan weaver. Xenoblade is my all time favorite game series, no the entire Xeno series as a whole. But Xenoblade X is just jawdroppingly amazing.
Lilly Eatsbananas (11 months ago)
corpse party!!!!!!
Pharaoh Status (10 months ago)
ass is what i eat ma'am
21121 - gaming (11 months ago)
No zelda at all?
21121 - gaming (11 months ago)
ok thanks! more power to your videos! :D
whatoplay (11 months ago)
The Legend of Zelda series is filed under the action adventure category.
Jordan Wu (1 year ago)
move your mouse to 6:53, and click it continuously with a gap of 1 second.
Ursenturact and balllelolongst
isaru daison (1 year ago)
Monster hunter its not a Rpg game
Fido Kitsune Fox (1 year ago)
Aren't there more 3DS RPGs on the way?>
Miles Greb (1 year ago)
Monster Hunter is not an RPG at all...
Alucard8319 (1 month ago)
like many other titles here in this video
GARCIIIAmonster (8 months ago)
it is more rpg than most rpgs... same goes with dark souls.
Nido Hime (11 months ago)
Is a action-rpg.
Joel16 (11 months ago)
Yes it is, it's an Action-RPG.
MrJeremyMagic (1 year ago)
I'm very surprised to see awakening at first on the list. I was just thinking how much fun I had with it than the rest of the games in the series and that it had a bigger impact on me than with shadows of valentia after I beat it. I was somewhat disappointed with shadows of valentia, I felt it was a bit lacking. very challenging but I just didn't really like the characters as much as I did with awakening and fates. Awakening is my favorite among the series due to its more captivating story and second would be fates with its seriousness and despair, third would be the blazing sword because it was how I was introduced into the series back in 2005, then sacred stones because it had a very likeable cast of characters, then last echoes simply because I hated the ending. If I was still 13 and full of hormones that ending would have been emaculate, but it was so cheesy I nearly killed over after watching falchion magically solve everything... even death. nonethless the story from start to near the end was beautiful, the ending left a bad taste in my mouth, I much preferred having an avatar than a cheesy MC bent on playing the hero.. I love having an avatar because it's always he/she goes missing, loses everything or dies. maybe I just prefer tragic endings.
GoldenSirius (1 year ago)
So many are not RPGs... -_-
TudBoatTed (1 month ago)
R u dumb.....
sayanskywolf13 (2 months ago)
you can get stronger in almost any game said by getting new weapons in a fps or upgrading your abilities in platforming game so thats not correct at all
STOP RACISM (4 months ago)
If you can get stronger it's an rpg
Lord Goblinz (8 months ago)
GoldenSirius ikr xd
Lord Goblinz (8 months ago)
Jmm226 no
cybershockandifrit (1 year ago)
Sticker Star is a trash game I would never spend money on
Marc Bridie (1 year ago)
Happy to see Rune Factory 4 at number 12. I LOVE THIS GAME!
Ki F (11 months ago)
Marc Bridie same
TheChosenHero69 (1 year ago)
Yay Persona Q!
simpul (1 year ago)
25) Project X Zone 2 24) Hakuoki: Memories of the shinsengumi 23) Story of Seasons 22) Paper Mario: Sticker Star 21) Inazuma Eleven 20) Corpse Party: Back to School Edition 19) The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves 18) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 17) Fantasy Life 16) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD 15) The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 14) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 13) Stella Glow 12) Rune Factory 4 11) YO-KAI WATCH 10) Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan 9) Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 8) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 7) Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 6) Monster Hunter Generations 5) Xenoblade Chronicles 3D 4) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3) Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 2) Pokemon X & Y 1) Fire Emblem Awakening
Kung π (9 months ago)
Thank :)
Zak Griffiths (10 months ago)
it's in the description..
MrJRPGcrazy (1 year ago)
VITA is my jRPG Machine, but i'm gonna buy a New3DS because i love portables and i wanna play: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Dragon Quest VII & VIII, SMT IV & Apocalypse, Fire Emblem Awakening and Bravely Default & Second ;)
UitchatZero (1 year ago)
MARİO LUİGİ games on 3ds are the shit :3
Deceptious (1 year ago)
Monster Hunter made it pretty far, considering how unpopular it is.
Jinsei Cast (1 year ago)
Didn't MH4 Ultimate popularize the franchise?
Henrique von Büren (1 year ago)
Fates is better than awakening. At least include that score x)
Henrique von Büren (1 year ago)
:D Thanks!
whatoplay (1 year ago)
For reference, here are the PlayScores of the games you are looking for: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - *8.26* Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - *8.95* Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - *8.92*
Wimzor The Great (1 year ago)
Story of Seasons is not an RPG.
MrJRPGcrazy (1 year ago)
The Binding of Isaac RPG, nope nope nope nope ;)
Boelrush Identity (1 year ago)
Is there anyone who can explain me the difference between the nintendo switch and a nintendo 3ds ?
Jinsei Cast (1 year ago)
Sure but in what way?
Landis 97 (1 year ago)
fantasy life... spectacular *_*
First Middle Last (1 year ago)
For number 19 I think u accidently put Mario and Luigi Paper Jams score there
AGAR GAMER (1 year ago)
can u please make video about best paid games for ios
Pegin (7 months ago)
AvengerStar (1 year ago)
tales of abyss?
vulpix (1 year ago)
One RPG title that didn't make this list is Conception 2, which has an appeal is similar to that of schlock/B-movies. While it won't be winning any awards, its unique style and sense of humor makes it immensely entertaining and strangely endearing.
Jinsei Cast (1 year ago)
However the dungeon designs is incredibly bland. It's the one thing preventing me from moving forward in this game since you'll be spending a lot of your time in there.
Vocaloid Fun (1 year ago)
That thumbnail though
Leal Rulz (1 year ago)
paper Mario 3ds es lejos el peor juego de Mario a la fecha...podrían aver puesto algo mejor.
shadowkrono (1 year ago)
.... wow, never expected to lose faith in the playscore this way, "sticker star" one of the best 25? ... i .... have no words... :(
Dzian Kolack (1 year ago)
Really? Nk Zelda?
AXU (1 year ago)
sticker star sucks! theres no exp mechanic so why would you battle enemies. Also no good story, characters and no party members.
Aarhead (1 year ago)
*Sees title* Aw man, I love Role-Playing Game games.
KK M (1 year ago)
Biggest fail I've ever seen...You used hakuoki warriors is for psp scenes for hakuoki stories lmao x10000000000000000
MrJRPGcrazy (1 year ago)
Biggest fail I've ever seen: The Binding of Isaac RPG, nope nope nope nope ;)
Persona q is $20 on eshop and the Nintendo site
Loki4wd (1 year ago)
I like watching such TOP videos, but announcement of a score for every single game sounds too damn annoying. Just leave it as a text and stop saying all those decimals!
Neo Way (1 year ago)
There's an error on number 19 and 18... The score for Paper Jam (which should've appeared on the 18th position) was placed on the 19th, Denpa Men.
Med Amine El Moumni (1 year ago)
android games please
Alex Mendez (1 year ago)
Yo-Kai Watch 3 will never be released to the states though
Neo Way (1 year ago)
Alex Mendez actually, LEVEL-5 confirmed the Yo-Kai Watch 3 games for 2018, while the third entry of Yo-Kai Watch 2 (named Psychic Spirits) will be released this year.
wuffy (1 year ago)
I understand that you rank this from playscore not opinion, but sticker star? xDDDD
Beep Boop sheep (1 year ago)
I'm pretty positive the gameplay for number 24 (hakuoki memories of the shinsengumi) is the warrior of shinsengumi game for the psp lul
Fhlare (10 months ago)
Totally, the Hakuoki for 3DS is a full visual novel game with no action at all. Very misleading video. Plus, since when is Story of Season an RPG? It's a farming simulation game ffs. There is so much wrong in this video xDD
Tristan Barrie Reed (1 year ago)
soooooo cool and American 😱
Tiziown (1 year ago)
Wtf have you done with Inazuma Eleven position? The title of Inazuma Eleven 1, the boxart of Inazuma Eleven 2 and gameplay from Chrono Stones 2...i'm still wondering what did you put in that position xD
Sylwester Wieczorek (1 year ago)
Where do you have cel-shading in Dragon Quest VIII?
RMGB TV (1 year ago)
Why did you let Monster Hunter have two separate entries when all the other series only had one?
Tentacle Witch - Rhapsody (11 months ago)
You're fucking dumb. Generations is apart of the series. Just some shitty fanboy who probably also will call MH World a spin off. It's by Capcom. Kindly ignore this THOT. I'm apart of the MH Community. The game's are fine. Play what you like. Idiots be damned.
RMGB TV (11 months ago)
Hmmm... seems like bullshit to me.
ryugichan (11 months ago)
because generation is a spin off and 4u is the main series
Neo Way (1 year ago)
RMGB TV that IS weird =/
Tilia Brionne (1 year ago)
pokemon -_- ..... RPG CHILDREN .
NoctLightCloud (11 months ago)
Tilia Brionne Then again, others say this to literally every game, lol
CarlosX (1 year ago)
Tilia Brionne Try competitive pokémon and you'll find the difficulty
Ryu, the N U T master (1 year ago)
Tilia Brionne Pfff, you have no idea what you're talking about
TheEro360 (1 year ago)
Tilia Brionne A RPG nonetheless.
DJK1NG Gaming (1 year ago)
Forgot to include Fire Emblem Fates score with Echoes.
Noob Destroyer (10 months ago)
Fire Emblem is trash
daniel dunkley (11 months ago)
Gaming Mage to be honest I though echoes was a better game. for me I'm very new to the fire emblem games but echoes was a lot easier to understand and I really liked the story
MFG (1 year ago)
He forgot Echoes entirely and included the much inferior Awakening.
BrickNGames (1 year ago)
"definitely didn't fall flat on expectations" lol
만토리 (1 year ago)
Good information
Arisa (1 year ago)
Please, please, PLEASE do not play Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. Do not encourage such lazy game design. I want to see one of my favorite series grow, not continue being lazy cause the crazy fans just accept any and everything. This is coming from a fan that's been around from the start. I'm begging you. PLEASE! If you want to experience this game then just buy yourself a pack of balloons and look up a synopsis of the plot spiralling even further into the garbage zone where Sora doesn't even grow as a character anymore. DON'T DO THIS TO YOURSELF
Mugiwara no Link (1 year ago)
+Arisa Ayamo I've played CoM and BBS actually also I just saw all the cut scenes of Coded, 358 and 3D on YouTube
Arisa (1 year ago)
also, idk if you're still here, but there was a guy that said 'it's a spin off what do you expect'. IDK if they deleted their comment or what, but there is literally no spin off in KH. Number in title =/= only important ones. If you don't know the story of 358 then you have no idea who xion is when she appears in Coded, BBS, and 3D. If you don't know the story of CoM then you literally are lost for most of KH2, some parts of BBS, a good chunk of 358, and a bit of Coded. Without BBS you're lost on what happens in parts of Coded and 3D. No 3D, 0.2, or ANY of the other games means no idea what the fuck is going on in KH3. You don't have to play them all, sure, but at least look up their stories. Gameplay wise, just cause something is a spin off, doesn't mean you should allow for lazy game design. I hate the fact I'm so invested in this shitty series. SOMEONE SAVE ME
Arisa (1 year ago)
The gameplay is the absolute worst in the series. No staggering that makes sense, no such thing as learning enemy patterns, no need to put anything in your deck other than balloon, or just spam flowmotion. The story is absolutely horrible with things being shoe horned in in a attempt to clean up things that were shoe horned into the previous games and, worst of all, they kill Sora's character for good. Instead of questioning anything or growing as a person he just goes on and spouts shit about friendship. I know what you're thinking 'But Arisa! He has always loved friendship!' This is true! However, when a character goes to world after world after world where they all say 'BELIEVE IN YOUR FRIENDS' despite the protagonist already believing them then there is something wrong. Speaking of the worlds, what's the point of Disney worlds anymore? In KH1, and sorta 2, the worlds weren't just there for the obligatory cameo. Stuff actually happened in them that effected the story, characters, or both at the same time. All in all, I can't wait to see how bad KH3 is.
Jinsei Cast (1 year ago)
+Arisa Ayamo (Gxmwp) Could you explain to me why KHDDD is a bad game to you?
Arisa (1 year ago)
I'm so sorry friend
Brimstone (1 year ago)
They didn't show any gameplay for the binding of isaac plus they forgot to mention its an n3DS Title only
Brimstone (1 year ago)
Alex Mendez i know i meant its not playable on the o3ds
Alex Mendez (1 year ago)
Brimstone The Switch has it too
Rahil Abbas (1 year ago)
i was starting to get worried you didn't have FE on the list, but good job it was up there at the top. For me, FE and Mario & Luigi games are the most enjoyable RPG games.
Lykotic (1 year ago)
*sigh* Fantasy life is such an underrated game... Should have been higher on the list..
SMK (1 month ago)
Lykotic So is Yokai Watch.
AlbanianSunN (3 months ago)
never played it but it looks like a "doing work" game like harvest moon and animal crossing. time waste with lil gameplay and just busy work
BTS and Got7 Fangirl (9 months ago)
Lykotic Agreed! Okay, the plot isn't that good - Still, you can play Fantasy Life for such a long time and it never gets boring! (Sorry, my mother language is german..)
Lykotic (1 year ago)
Yea check it out, IOS Fantasy Life ONLINE - japanese -_- http://www.fantasylife.jp/flo/
Ian Michalski (1 year ago)
Lykotic I'm still waiting in vain for the sequel, it's been pushed back numerous times. I hope among the constantly changing details of its release is the developers reconsideration to realease it on 3Ds. Last I heard they wanted to be only on mobile devices.

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