Since its launch, Citra has come a long way. Back in the day, it was considered a miracle when a game would boot up without having to wait weeks for an update to take it at least to the main menu. Today Citra has advanced enough to completely and precisely emulate a fair majority of Nintendo 3DS games. Most Citra games don’t just run perfectly but actually run better than their Nintendo 3DS version! Here are some Citra games you should definitely check out and enjoy playing Nintendo 3DS games that look better than ever before!

Pokémon Sun & Moon


Pokémon Sun & Moon is one of the finest Citra games that actually looks and plays better with Citra when compared to the Nintendo 3DS.  Pokémon Sun & Moon is one of the many Citra games that can actually run at a 60 Frames Per Second on Citra on even some medium class systems which makes it accessible to almost anyone. Fans managed to make the game look even better by removing the jagged black lines that surrounded the characters to give them an even and well-rounded look which was much more visually appealing than the Nintendo 3DS version.

Dragon Ball Fusions


Dragon Ball Fusions is one of the newer games for the Nintendo 3DS that came out this year. This is one of the few games that the developers behind Citra focused on intently which shows in how smoothly it runs across all devices! The game manages to reach a stable 60 FPS and manages to perfectly emulate the Nintendo 3DS experience. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball, this is one of the best Citra games you should definitely be playing.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is one of the most popular Zelda titles for all the right reasons. Nintendo managed to hit all the right spots with this game but the underwhelming hardware of the Nintendo 3DS really made it hard to love. Luckily, the same can’t be said when you’re using Citra to run it. It’s one of the many Citra games that actually look considerably better running on a PC than the 3DS. Using Citra, you can run The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in 4K which makes it look like a completely different and much more visually appealing game which any reasonably powerful gaming PC can run!

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is by far one of the best games on the Nintendo 3DS and runs smoothly at a stable 60FPS in 4K on Citra. The entire game is perfectly playable on Citra and looks gorgeous especially when compared to the Nintendo 3DS version. The combat is smooth and there are little to no bugs that can be found in the emulated version. If you’re looking for the best Mario game on the Nintendo 3DS then Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is one of the best Citra roms you need to play!

Monster Hunter Series


The Monster Hunter series has always pushed the limits of what the Nintendo 3DS hardware is capable of. Unlike other games on this list, Monster Hunter Citra games haven’t been perfected yet and will require some more time before they can actually run just as well as the other ages on this list. There have been massive improvements over the past few months and it’s only a matter of time that you can play every Monster Hunter game from the 3DS smoothly on Citra.