The Best Adventure exploration Games for Nintendo 3DS

Update, : Travelers added at rank #3.
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SteamWorld Dig 2 (2017)

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SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps. Combat dangerous enemies at every turn of the underworld’s twisted paths, including shadowy creatures and the haunted remains of an ancient electrical threat. Upgrade your gear to forge deeper into the earth and take on bigger challenges. Swing across large chasms with your Hookshot and fly through caves with the Jet Engine! And finally, learn the truth about your long lost friend…

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  • steampunk
  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • robots
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • resource
  • mining
  • vertical

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Book of Shadows (2020)

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The story will tell you about a dark wizard who spent his entire life hunting for the book of shadows and one day accidentally finds out where it is stored. The book is hidden deep in the library and is inaccessible to the dark forces.


  • point-and-click
  • survival-horror
  • choices
  • action-adventure
  • magic
  • casual
  • adventure
  • 3d
  • family-friendly
  • exploration
  • arcade
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle
  • relaxing
  • narration

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Travelers (2021)

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A travel-sim with strategic gameplay and rogue-lite elements. Play as travelers in ancient China. Experience great views on various locations. Write travel literature that long lives in history.


  • playing
  • cinema
  • rogue-like
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • card-driven
  • adventure
  • management
  • inventory
  • visual-novel
  • exploration
  • card
  • travel
  • historical
  • mystery

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)

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Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some spooky mansions. Armed with his trusty Poltergust ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner, Mario's brother takes center stage to capture these pesky phantoms. Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon gives players multiple mansions to explore, a variety of puzzles to solve and new ghosts to capture. Armed with the Poltergust 5000, a ghost-sucking, vacuum-like invention, Luigi must complete a number of missions assigned to him by Professor E. Gadd.


  • supernatural
  • action-adventure
  • nintendo-published
  • explorative
  • inventive
  • puzzling
  • boss-fight
  • fishing
  • exploration
  • point-and-click
  • mission
  • multiplayer
  • single-player
  • adventure
  • must-have

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