With the 3DS now being five years old we thought it'd be a good time to reflect on its impressive game library. To do this we asked you to pick your favourite games through the user review feature on the site, covering both retail and eShop releases.

It proved to be an interesting experiment, taking into account the sheer size and diversity of the 3DS library to date. Some of you prefer clicking on poll buttons (though shortlisting would have likely proven controversial) and we've also taken on board the feedback to look into how we can streamline the process so that you can add your user ratings quickly and easily. We have been listening.

Nevertheless, we've had a look at the ratings and put together the community's favourite games so far. Let's start with the eShop top ten that we've pulled together from the data.

10. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog
10. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog

Perhaps we should treat this as a top ten placing for SEGA's terrific 3D range, which has brought us many top quality retro titles lovingly remastered by M2. In this particular case it's fitting for Sonic's first game to place - it's the Blue Blur's 25th anniversary this year.

9. Pullblox
9. Pullblox

Nintendo may not unleash too many new IPs, but this series of puzzle games has established itself as a favourite in the eShop years. Clever 3D puzzles, combined with a lot of general cuteness, make Pullblox / Pushmo easy to recommend.

8. Mighty Switch Force!
8. Mighty Switch Force!

WayForward has been a studio that's delivered a lot of quality to the eShop, with a few of its titles rated highly. This one leads the way for the company, utilising some smart usage of the autostereoscopic 3D with clever level designs and gorgeous visuals.

7. Azure Striker Gunvolt
7. Azure Striker Gunvolt

Inti Creates is rapidly establishing a reputation for quality, and though it's associated with development duties on a range of products for other publishers this is an IP all its own. Gorgeous visuals and some clever play mechanics, along with some RPG-esque elements, make this one of the eShop's very best action games.

6. BOXBOY!
6. BOXBOY!

HAL Laboratory thrives on cuteness, as it's shown with the Kirby series, and in the simply titled BOXBOY! has created a simple but appealing mascot. There are some clever puzzles and a simple aesthetic that have gone down well with the Nintendo Life audience, and we're still eagerly awaiting the sequel in the West.

5. SteamWorld Dig
5. SteamWorld Dig

The 3DS eShop release that helped to put Image & Form on the map in the current generation, this title digs its way into a high position in the chart. Rusty has become a favourite and mascot for the developer, and the blend of exploration, upgrades and challenge here delivers a great combination.

4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

Capcom's been largely solid in bringing these titles to the West in download form - though we haven't had every release - and Dual Destinies played on the series' strengths while adding some modern touches and a fresh visual style. It even has quirky DLC if the main game isn't enough.

3. SteamWorld Heist
3. SteamWorld Heist

Image & Form's latest title has scored a little higher that Dig, which goes to show how well received this 2D turn-based strategy title has been. Combining strategy with skill means this one has a unique approach, along with a lengthy campaign and an entertaining story. And hats. Lots of hats.

2. Shovel Knight
2. Shovel Knight

Not bad for a debut release. Yacht Club Games, founded by former WayForward employees, has earned itself a place at the top table of the Indie scene with its Kickstarted release and the significant - free - updates it's delivered. The fact the game even has its own amiibo shows you how highly Nintendo thinks of the studio.

1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

This compilation has a seriously impressive average score, showing how happy fans are with what Capcom delivered here. As the name makes clear this has three full games - which is a lot of content - with improved visuals thrown into the mix. It's a must-have for fans of the franchise or those looking for a perfect introduction to the series.

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