The Best Handheld Games of 2014

The 5 Best Handheld Games Released in 2014

The days of playing handheld video games on a tiny screen that you can hardly see are well gone. The advancements in technology now let you play your portable video games in 3D and high definition from any location. Whether you are playing on a Nintendo 2DS, Playstation Vita or Nintendo 3DS, mobile gaming has never been better than right now. These are the five best handheld games released in 2014.


"OlliOlli" is a side-scrolling game released on the PS Vita in January 2014. This skateboarding game may use only a few buttons to create very simple controls, but it is easily one of the most challenging games you will ever play. There are over 100 different levels in "OlliOlli," and you must complete five different achievements before you can move on to the next level. You will not want to put your Vita down until you are able to get past a certain level, and that is a sign of a great video game.

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Super Smash Bros.

"The Super Smash Bros." series debut on the Nintendo 64 back in 1999, and the series finally got a handheld game when it was released on the Nintendo 3DS in October 2014. The "Super Smash Bros." series has been extremely popular for over 15 years because there is just something addicting about playing a fighting game with all of your favorite characters.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby has always been an important character for Nintendo, and the video games featuring the character will go down as some of the best platform games of all-time. "Kirby: Triple Deluxe" continued this great tradition when it hit store shelves in May 2014. The game also utilizes the 3D graphics better than almost any other game available on the 3DS.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Role-playing games have always been a joy to play on handheld devices, and "Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth" is no different. The game features two different campaigns to create a unique story featuring your favorite characters from the "Persona" series.

Shovel Knight

"Shovel Knight" was entirely funded through a crowd sourcing campaign. The goal of the creators was to create a classic platforming game reminiscent of the ones found on the original NES, and that is exactly what they achieved. Despite the classic look, "Shovel Knight" still features gorgeous graphics. When you combine the great graphics with excellent controls and perfectly designed levels, you get one of the best games of 2014.