There have been quite a few Yu-Gi-Oh! games released over the years, each of which has its own special quality that seems to have really connected with avid gamers and fans of the series. Thanks to the time and effort that Konami put into each title, these games still remain popular even after 10+ years since their first release. And they are still continuing to do even to this day.
Listed below, you’ll find some of the best titles in the Yu-Gi-Oh! game series. Like I said, some are new-ish, some are old and some are older. While we often find ourselves gravitating to newer games with better enhancements, these games make one thing perfectly clear: When it comes to quality and fun, age doesn’t matter.
So, let’s begin!
Released back in 2016 on Android and iOS platforms, Duel Links is a free collectible card game that allows you to battle with other duelists/players from around the world! Even after four years, a firm majority of players still enjoy all that this game has to offer. In fact, this game is so fun and easy to grasp that anyone who’s new to the series can have a great time playing it. Duel Links is also a great tool for the more experienced players who wish to keep their skills sharp.
You can choose to play in head to head matchups with other duelists online, or practice and hone your skill by doing battle against challenging NPCs. It’s up to you. One thing I will say is that this game never has a dull moment. With so many events (both live and local) and challenges to take part in, you can be assured that Duel Links will keep you active and addicted for years to come.
I think this game would be a personal favorite of mine because it is actually based on real duels that took place in the TV series, which I used to watch religiously every Saturday morning. Revamped and reintroduced in 2019, Legacy of Duelists presents a modern spin on an original idea, which is to allow players to recreate the most memorable moments/duels from the series using classic characters and over 9,000 cards. You can use and build your own custom deck in these duels as well.
There’s just something about going back and dueling against iconic characters like Seto Kaiba, Pegasus, and more that I think all players (like myself) can’t resist. And the fact that you have the chance to relive these most memorable moments from the series is a prize in itself. So, if you loved the series and consider yourself a long time fan of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Legacy of the Duelist should definitely be on your list as well.
Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Steam PC and PS4.
A bit of an oldie, but a goodie nonetheless! Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 unlocked a lot of doors for players back in 2007 and delivered what many considered to be one of the most accurate digital recreations of the real-life card game ever. Again, we’re talking about 2007 here. At the time, this game was at the top of the list for many avid players and fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, and rightfully so. Heck, players back then found themselves ditching their real-life cards/duels and using this game instead, just because of how easy, smooth, and convenient it was to play.
I choose to list World Championship 2007 because even though it’s over a decade old, players still talk about it and consider it to be the first real Yu-Gi-Oh! That set the standard for all those that followed. And by this, I mean the wireless, online multiplayer, which was still kind of a new-ish thing in the world of gaming, especially for Yu-Gi-Oh! games. In short, Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 broke new ground in the series, and that’s why it earns a spot on my list.
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 was (is) available only on Nintendo DS.
Originally released way back in 2005, Nightmare Troubadour is another game that is old, and yet still well-thought-of among players and fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe. Why? Well, for starters, this was the first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh game to be introduced on Nintendo DS. Yeah, this game is that old. And since it was released on DS, this game featured a 3D presentation and touch screen as well, which was another well-received attribute.
With all of these elements and enhancements combined, players saw a more fast-paced and precise way of gaming that really didn’t exist in the Yu-Gi-Oh! titles that came before (on Gameboy Advance). And that’s why even to this day, Nightmare Troubadour is a fond memory for that long-time Yu-Gi-Oh! game pioneers, as I call them. All in all, if you want to know what propelled Yu-Gi-Oh! games to be what they have become today, Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is where it all started, and that’s why it makes my list.
I want to thank you for taking the time to join me in this post! As always, I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the subject as well. After all, these posts are NOT supposed to be a one-way stream. So, if you agree with one or all of the games listed in this post, let me know in the comments and tell me if you have played them yourself. Also, if your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! game is not on my list, please list it below and tell me why you think it’s one of the best.
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Vince the Prince