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Best Nintendo 3DS games for an 11 year old

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Age by Complexity

One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
Mature Content

Knowing your child will be able to handle a game is great - but if it's full of swearing, violence, or sex, you still may not want your child playing it. This filter lets you set the absolute maximum level of Mature Content you'd be happy with.

Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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Rune Factory 4

3DS
Rune Factory 4 Review: A trip to the funny farm

Genre(s): Life Simulation, Role Playing Game (Dungeon Crawling)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarStar
Read our full Rune Factory 4 Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

3DS
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Review
A cross-over of epic proportions

Genre(s): Adventure, Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarStar
Read our full Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 5
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

3DS
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Review
Layton's last is a a labour of love

Genre(s): Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarStar
Read our full Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 5
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Parental Review

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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon X

3DS
Pokemon X and Y Review
Catch 'em, catch 'em, gotta catch 'em all

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarStar
Read our full Pokemon X Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Monster Hunter Stories

3DS
Monster Hunter Stories Review
Befriend a monster, and set out into the world in this Pokemon-style adventure

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Monster Hunter Stories Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Monster Hunter Stories Parental Review

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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Ever Oasis

3DS
Ever Oasis Review: Everything the light touches is your kingdom
Build your own bustling desert town in this adorable action adventure

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles), World Building

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Ever Oasis Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

3DS
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review: Fluff on the go
Yoshi hits up the 3DS in this remake of his woolderful Wii U adventure

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

3DS
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS Review: It's about slime!
The many adventures of a troll king, horse princess and mute hero

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
Medium
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon Sun

3DS
Pokemon Sun Review: Here Comes The Sun (Do Do Do Do)
Monster battler's tropical island instalment makes the perfect antidote to the cold winter weather

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Pokemon Sun Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Rhythm Paradise Megamix

3DS
Rhythm Paradise Megamix Review: Let's we go, amigo!
Nintendo's quirky music game collection hits the 3DS

Genre(s): Music

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Rhythm Paradise Megamix Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Rhythm Paradise Megamix Parental Review

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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC, PSVita
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
We return to a galaxy far, far away, in one of the best LEGO adventures ever.

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Stella Glow

3DS
Stella Glow Review
Save the world with a singing witch quartet in this strategic role-playing game

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Strategy)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Stella Glow Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 5
What does this mean?
Content Rating
Medium
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Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

3DS
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Review
Farming, fighting and friendship collide in this adorable Rune Factory-alike

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Review - 72 Hours Remain
Time repeats itself as we peek behind the mask of this remade classic

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Parental Review

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Pokemon Omega Ruby

3DS
Gotta catch 'em all. Again.

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Pokemon Omega Ruby Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Pokemon Omega Ruby Parental Review

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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call

3DS
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Review - Gold Saucer Arcade
Rhythm meets RPG in the definitive Final Fantasy music game

Genre(s): Music

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 3
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call Parental Review

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Kirby Triple Deluxe

3DS
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Review - The belly is back!
Puyo!

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Kirby Triple Deluxe Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 2
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Kirby Triple Deluxe Parental Review

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

3DS
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review
A whole new world

Genre(s): Adventure

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
Medium
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros

3DS
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Review
Team up with the Mario Bros. as Nintendo does Inception…

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
Get ready to wave goodbye to real life...

Genre(s): Life Simulation

Our Score: StarStarStarStarHalf star
Read our full Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
EPAL Ability Level
Level 4
What does this mean?
Content Rating
OK
Read our full Animal Crossing: New Leaf Parental Review

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Price correct as of 10:19, Saturday 18th of November 2017, may not include postage. More info
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