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Top 5 Yu-Gi-Oh Games

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Updated: Jan 19, 2022 1:41 pm
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Yu-Gi-Oh is a very successful Trading card game. In the West, it’s called the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG and in Japan it’s called the Yu-Gi-Oh OCG. The 23-year-old card game where you summon monsters, activate spells, and lay traps, has also got a number of video game releases over the years.

Honorable mention: Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Wheelie Breakers for the Wii

Coming in as an honorbale mention is Yu-Gi-Oh’s own Kart racer TCG. A very odd game for sure, but it gets a mention for being so insane and doing what it could with the concept of Riding Duels from Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s. Play through the story mode or race/duel against 7 AI enemies. Sadly the game’s genres don’t mix too well and the UI can be quite confusing.

Seriously… someone explain to me what is going on here.

The current most popular Yu-Gi-Oh Video Game, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links is an alternative format based on speed duels. 

With half the deck size, 3 playable zones opposed to 5 and only 4000 life points, this is meant for a quick Duel. 

With large amounts of content for players to grind through, new set releases and mechanics being released constantly it’s no surprise it’s so popular.

The montisation leaves alot to be desired, thankfully there are ways to play for free but this require a lot more time to be invested

4: Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2007 for the Nintendo DS

Yu-Gi-Oh’s first jump to the Nintendo DS is a slick dueling sim for fans to really sink their teeth into. With 1600 cards there are many options to make a variety of decks and duel against a plethora of AI opponents. By far the coolest thing about WC07 is the use of the DS. The bottom screen has the classic Yu-Gi-Oh field with the top screen having a cool low angle camera that puts you on the battle map.

Nintendo Wi-fi also meant you could go online and duel your friends, hours wasted at school dueling friends only for you to go home and keep dueling and chatting thanks to the voice chat function this game had.

3: Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist of the Roses for the PS2

Despite this barely being a Yu-Gi-Oh game it is certified classic. A strange Yu-Gi-Oh Chess hybrid, this game has moving monsters on a grid to get to an opponent’s deck master and kill them. Dramatic 3D battle animations for when monsters meet on the board. A terrain system where each square on the grid could buff your monsters.

Also forgot to mention, this game takes place during the War of the Roses, a real life historical civil war between the Houses of York and Lancaster. If being the Game of Thrones of Yu-Gi-Oh games wasn’t enough this game has an incredible soundtrack

If you can get a chance to play this you should just so you can see Medieval British history represented by Yu-Gi-Oh Characters.

I don’t think this is historically accurate

2: Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006 for the GBA

The standard for what a good Yu-Gi-Oh game should be. Filled with basically every card in the card game as of 2006. Full of engaging AI opponents who arent brick stupid or psysics who know what is in your hand. Tons of Puzzles to really push your little gamer brain out this right in the top 5 for Yu-Gi-Oh games. Nothing more to say, it does everything it should and more, if you are wanting to play a classic Yu-Gi-Oh simulator this is it.

1: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelists Soul for the GBA

The undisputed king of games, Eternal Soul is the game many were first introduced to the actual Yu-Gi-Oh game. With an easy learning curve and reasonable card pool, EDS gets engaging very quickly. Being on the GBA in 2002 the cards have art on them unless you select them, so you are trained to remember what your deck does and how they interact. Full of great AI opponents from the original Yu-Gi-Oh series, simple clean UI, and a password system that allows you to put your real cards in the game. It establishes the foundation and so is responsible for all of the great Yu-Gi-Oh games that come after it.

Thanks, Tristain

So that’s the current top 5 Yu-Gi-Oh Games, as new games come out this is likely to change. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel just played out so keep an eye to see if it breaks into the best Yu-Gi-Oh games ever.

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