Game recommendations for long road trip

  • Radiant Historia for the DS is criminally underrated. If the Final Fantasy series decided to keep evolving down an RPG path instead of an action game path, it would probably be something close to Radiant Historia. It's an incredibly well thought-out game, and avoids all the anime tropes that pervade the genre.

  • Any portable JRPG, really. Persona, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, etc etc.

  • I'm playing Chinatown wars on my phone right now, actually very playable if you have a large enough screen and the game itself is fantastic. Old school gta vibes and super addictive drug dealing. Terrible verticality though

  • @Stormcrownn Hours and hours of playing the same chapter again and again because your squishy mage, Azura, Niles sucks at dodging that one physical hit that shouldn't have hit them.

  • I like to bring a variety of games for travel. I had to make this decision recently. I forced myself to bring one console only as space and time are limited. My recs are based on my 3DS.

    Puzzle games are great for drop in/drop out play during short waiting periods. Any Professor Layton game. Picross or Picross 3D.

    Games with stages are great for quick plays as well: new super Mario bros, super Mario 3D land, Kirby. Trauma Center is pretty good.

    Longer games for the long hauls: I'm playing Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D for the first time. I hope to finish it before I get home or else it may get shelved and never finished. I'm sure you have plenty of options for long games like other people stated. Pokemon, Monster Hunter, etc.

  • FTL on iOS.

  • I've got Baldur's Gate 2 on my iPad, it's absolutely amazing to play for long stretches of time. The other Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale 1 are available for iOS as well.

    It's gotta be on iPad, though. The games are completely unplayable on iPhone.

  • Thanks for all the great suggestions. I already own pokemon and persona so it might be nice to continue those. I've never played a fire emblem game so I will definitely see what that's about. I've also been thinking about Shovel Knight since it got so much good press but I'm not sure if it is better on 3ds or vita.

  • Chrono Trigger on DS. One of the Best RPG's, some might even argue that it's one of the best games ever, and DS port of that is amazing.

  • @jipostus I would love to own that game but it is really hard to find a copy and the ones that are available are super expensive.

  • @Solofme Vita has cross buy and cross saves so you can play on Vita, ps3 and ps4 with one purchase. A better value IMHO.

    and a great game by the way.

  • @matt I went with the Vita version. I read there is no Wii U / 3ds cross buy, Nintendo stays old school :P

  • The Ace Attorney games are my go to Road Trip game, if you haven't completed them I'd give them a shot.

  • If you have a Vita then Spelunky will keep you busy for a long time.