2Animal Crossing: New Leaf

We remember the very first time we realised that I could play Animal Crossing with friends. We’d begged our best friend to play with us and, with very little bribery, he did. Within seconds of loading into his town, he had dropped 99,000 bells at our feet. We were a new player. This was an unbelievably generous gift that we did not deserve. Did we exploit it? Of course we did. Did we upgrade my house four times with that money? You bet that sweet, sweet raccoon butt we did.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there’s an island you can visit that has a series of mini games you can play with your friends; there’s contests to see who can catch the most fish or pop the most balloons with slingshots. You can earn money that has to be spent on the island, so you might find yourself leaving with something as cool as a new pirate’s hat.

Not that the animal villagers aren’t great, but playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf with another human is really fun, and it’s definitely a strong contender for one of the best multiplayer games on 3DS.