We already published the list of best 3DS games of all time, now it’s time to discover the best 3DS sports games of all time.
With amazing titles like the Mario & Sonic series, Inazuma Eleven, and Mario Golf: World Tour, the 3DS surely have a great collection of sports games.
If you’re a fan of both 3DS and sports games, I know that you want to know the best 3DS sports games of all time.
Most of you will know (or even still playing) some of the games mentioned in this list.
#10. Madden NFL Football
Madden NFL Football for the Nintendo 3DS brings your favorite players and teams to life like never before, in jaw-dropping 3D.
The action jumps off the screen as you compete in traditional 11-on-11 games or high-flying 5-on-5.
Whether you’re a Madden NFL rookie or an All-Pro, three types of playcalling options provide the right amount of depth for every player.
Harness the power of the 3DS Touch Screen and draw your own plays right on the field with the innovative Call Your Shots feature.
Madden NFL Football is the ultimate sports experience for the Nintendo 3DS.
#9. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Compete On-the-go with Mario and Sonic All of your favorite Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016.
Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test your skills in a challenging game of Golf.
- Take on fun and exciting events set throughout host city Rio de Janeiro.
- Join Mario, Sonic and your favorite characters to take on new challenging events like Soccer and Beach Volleyball.
- Soccer is a popular sport in Brazil where the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are set.
- Golf returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years; enjoy the event exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The first ever dual touch action sports game, DualPenSports provides a fresh gameplay experience that allows consumers to feel more like they’re playing real sports with the use of up to two styluses.
Fun, exciting, and accessible to everyone, DualPenSports’ two hand coordination challenges players in new ways, providing an instant edge in the handheld and casual gaming markets!
With 7 unique sports mini-games and a host of other challenges, DualPenSports delivers addicting moments of glory every athlete wants to play again and again!
Players create and customize their own Personal Characters and then face off against the computer or friends in various sports mini-games!
#7. Mario Sports Superstars
Become a SUPERSTAR in 5 sports!
An all-new Mario sports game featuring Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Horse Racing, and Golf!
Compete anytime anywhere!
From heated one-on-one matches to wild races with up to six players, take on friends and rivals near and far!
Power up your game with compatible amiibo cards!
Use Mario Sports Superstars amiibo card to give your character a boost!
#6. Nintendo Pocket Football Club
Head up your own football team and shoot for the top!
Nintendo Pocket Football Club puts you in the managers seat at your very own football club, only on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Can you keep the crowds chanting and guide your pint-sized players from the lower leagues to the wonders of the world stage?
As manager, train up your players and choose your tactics wisely to make the most of their abilities.
Once you’re satisfied, send your team forth and watch your decisions play out in matches packed with action but don’t be afraid to alter your approach if it all starts to unravel before your eyes.
Delve deep and show plenty of skill on the sidelines and you could lead them all the way to the glorious treble of the Pro League 1, the Federation Cup and the European Challenge Cup.
With enough work, you could even bring the World Club Classic back home!
Win, lose or draw, you’ll earn Training Cards during each match.
Between games, use Training Cards to improve your players abilities: teach a defender how to tackle, help a midfielder perfect their passes or build a strikers morale before a crucial match with a relaxing spa treatment.
Play your cards right by selecting the right training combination and you could come up with a special technique that scores your player an even bigger boost!
Run your club just the way you want it. Don’t like your kit or emblem?
Dye them a new shade and display your new colors with pride.
Re-name your team, and even each individual player, to suit you.
Check out prospective signings in the transfer market if your teams lacking in certain areas, then create completely custom formations to focus on your squads strengths.
You’re the boss in Nintendo Pocket Football Club, only on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS!
- Go for cup glory in a unique football management simulator!
- Get the most out of your players and soup up their skills with Training Cards
- Completely customize your team, from kit color and emblem to individual player names!
- Take total control of your clubs tactics with custom formations.
#5. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Arriving on Nintendo’s new handheld system for the first time ever Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games contains over 50 original Olympic themed events playable in both single and multiplayer modes.
Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe, the glasses-free 3D visuals and the unique control systems mean there are plenty of new and exciting ways to compete for a coveted gold medal!
#4. Mario Tennis Open
Instantly jump into the multiplayer fun, locally or online, as your Mii or your favorite Mushroom Kingdom character.
Discover simple touch screen controls as well as strategic depth with different tennis swings, both which propel the tennis experience into an ever-intensifying crescendo of fun as the volleys go on.
#3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
For over 15 years, soccer fans have looked to Konami to deliver the most authentic soccer experience short of stepping onto the field and playing the real thing.
Now Konami brings fans the first soccer game in 3D – PES 2011 3D for Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld gaming platform.
Enjoy the game with hefty modes and competitions including the UEFA Champions League and prominent Master League.
#2. Inazuma Eleven
Take the world of soccer by storm! Genres collide in this soccer RPG!
The original world-renowned soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN is now available for digital download!
Nobody loves soccer like Mark Evans.
As captain of the Raimon Junior High soccer club, he dreams of taking his team to the top and winning the legendary Soccer Frontier championship.
Unfortunately for him, nobody else in the club shares his passion… until they’re thrown into a match against the elite Royal Academy for the club’s survival.
It seems the only way Raimon will stand a chance is if Mark can convince new transfer student and ace striker Axel Blaze to come out of his mysterious early retirement…
Train your team, find items, and level up; then take to the field for some tactical soccer action.
The more soccer battles you win, the more special moves you’ll learn, and the stronger your team will be!
Take on fierce opponents in eleven-on-eleven soccer matches!
Field over 1000 potential recruits to craft your custom team and challenge your friends via local wireless play!
The first few episodes of the INAZUMA ELEVEN anime are now available on the Nintendo eShop for FREE.
#1. Mario Golf: World Tour
Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour.
The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom.
The game launches this summer.
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Determining the best 3DS sports game is no doubt a never ending topic (mostly because new games are still being released), but it’s worth the time!