Which are the best anime games that one should definitely play? The anime culture is no more limited to just animation series. As nowadays, you don’t only need to watch anime, but you can also play them. Gaming is a big community, and as the days passing both anime and gaming communities are starting to merge. You can nowadays spot otakus, who are also gamers. Thus, you can now find games based on animes.
In the past, when we used to watch anime like Naruto and Dragon Ball, we used to feel these anime series were so cool. Therefore, we wanted to experience the story as our favorite characters. Those are not dreams anymore as there are games about these series where you can not only play as your favorite characters anymore, but you can create your own anime characters in these games. However, these days we not only get games based on popular anime but with original plot lines. Sometimes even anime series are adapted from anime games. Today, we will talk about anime games you should definitely play once in your life.
1. Jump Force
Did you ever wish to play a game that features all your favorite Shonen Jump characters? Then Jump Force is the answer you are looking for, my friend. Bandai Namco Entertainment published the game for celebrating the Weekly Shonen Jump’s 50th Anniversary. The game was released on February 15, 2019. The game received positive reviews from fans. It’s one of the best anime games tha3t you can either enjoy alone or with your friends.
The story is set in a time when the real world is merging with the “Jump” world. Further, characters from Jump anime are getting corrupted and wreaking havoc. Thus, you team up with characters like Son Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, and Naruto Uzumaki to stop these corrupted anime characters and investigate who is behind these mysterious events. As you continue, you will unlock more moves, costumes, and anime characters. Further, you can also play 1v1 fights against your friends. The developers keep adding more characters to the game with their updates.
2. Naraka: Bladepoint
It is the latest anime game released on August 11, 2021. It’s just been a month since the game came out, but otakus and gamers. NetEase Games Montreal published the game whereas, 24 Entertainment developed the action-adventure multiplayer. The game is already getting huge attention because of its gameplay and mechanics. Thus, it is one of the best anime games available, and you should try it.
Naraka: Bladepoint is set on a fantasy island, Morus Island. You choose a character,r, and then along with 60 other players,s you enter the island. Then you need to eliminate the other players, and the last man standing wins the game. The game is quite similar to battle royale games like PlayerUnkown’s Battleground and COD Warzone. Instead of guns, the game features arrows, swords, and magical spears. Like all other battle royales, you can loot your enemies for better equipment and weapons. Players can either play the game alone like a lone wolf or play in a three-person squad.
3. Doki Doki Literature Club
Suppose you have seen in anime that some characters were playing dating simulation games, and you also wanted to try them. Then you can get your hands on Doki Doki Literature Club from Steam. It is a lovely, lighthearted dating simulation game that will make you feel good. However, it also has a magnificent twist because it’s actually a psychological horror game. The best part which fans like about the game is it’s breaking the fourth wall. An independent American game development studio Team Salvato developed the game and released it on September 22, 2017.
The story will revolve around you as the player who joins the high school’s literature club upon his childhood friend’s request. The player meets with the other three members of the club. Soon you also discover you are the only guy among the literature club. The player also discovers that all the girls in the game have feelings for you, quite similar to every harem or romance anime. However, the game takes a dark turn as you witness characters conversing not with the player’s character but the real person who’s playing the game. Now, that’s really creepy, and this unique fourth-wall breaking and the dark, twisted turns made the game so alluring.
4. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
One of the most popular anime Naruto and there is no doubt about it. After witnessing the shinobi world in Naruto, we all wanted to become a shinobi and perform some ninjutsu. Then guess what? Your wish did come true. In the Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, you create your own character and enjoy some shinobi world fun. Soleil Ltd. developed the game whereas, Bandai Namco Entertainment published the game and released it on August 31, 2018.
In this game, you create your own anime shinobi character and then participate in multiplayer modes like 4v4 Combat Battle, Flag Battle, and Base Battle. Further, in all these battles,s you need to form a team of four players. There are four types of characters: Attack who are focused on offense and close combat, Defense who focuses on defending allies and base, Range who focus on offense and defense and serves as a back-up who fights from a distance, and lastly we have Heal who focuses on healing the squad members. Apart from these squad modes, there is also an individual mode that tests one’s individual skills. The game also features 46 characters from the anime series who can become your sensei and teach you their special ninjutsu.
5. Final Fantasy
When we are talking about anime games and not talk about Final Fantasy that’s impossible, the game has sixteen installments so far, and the first game was released on December 18, 1987. The game came a huge way from just being a two-dimensional game to become a game full of some over-the-top graphics and animation. It is one of the best anime games,s and you should definitely play this franchise. Hironobu Sakaguchi created the gam,e, and it was developed by Square Enix. Because of the game’s popularity, it also has anime, CGI movies, and manga adaptations.
Every Final Fantasy game has a different plot and setting, from magical fiction to science fiction setting. Every game of this franchise is a stand-alone. However, every title features a key item Crystal, which has been an important part of all plots of this franchise. However, all the games have the plot of a protagonist who teams up with unique individuals to fight an evil boss who plans to either destroy or take over the world. While stoping the plans, the player also needs to face his personal struggles.
6. Devil May Cry
The Devil May Cry is one of the best anime games available. Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Resident Evil, made this game after a failed attempt to create a Resident Evil game. Capcom developed and published the first installment in 2001. The game series has four-installment, the latest one is DMC 5, which came out on March 8, 2019. The game is a huge hit among gamers and otakus. Thus, it also has an anime adaptation. The game received lots of praise from the audience and critics.
The plot of the game revolves around two brothers Virgil and Dante, sons of a mighty demon Sparda and Eva. Sparda sealed the gates to Demon World after defeating the Demon King Mundus. After Sparda’s death, his two sons separate and keep fighting each other to find out who’s the stronger one. Elder brother Virgil is continuously seeking power to get stronger than his younger brother. Whereas Dante is a carefree man who’s a Demon mercenary and hunts or kills demons that escape from the demon world to earth. On the journey, Dante faces many strong Demons, including his elder brother and Demon King Mundus.
7. Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom
One of the most popular anime is Attack on Titans. Hajime Isayama is the creator of Attack on Titans manga, which is later adapted into an anime series. Because of the anime series popularity, it also got a video game. Omega force developed the game Raiders whereas, Koei Temco published the game in 2016. Because of the anime’s global recognition and popularity, this game also became a huge hit among both otakus and gamers. Further, a sequel video game was also released in 2018.
The plot of the game is based on Isayama’s manga, Attack of Titan, and it mostly covers the first season of the anime. We see how Eren Yeager’s mother dying. Eren then joins the survey corps to become a scout to kill huge Titans to taking revenge for his mother’s death. However, on this journey, Eren discovers that he has the power to turn into a Titan himself. Therefore, using this ability, he fights against mindless Titans to protect humanity and discover the secrets of his world.
8. Genshin Impact
Mihoyo, a Chinese game development company, developed Genshin Impact anime game and released it in 2020. The game became a huge hit globally because the game features open-world settings and high-quality graphics. The game was initially launched just as a single player, but later, the developers added a multiplayer mode. Therefore, the game keeps getting interested as the developers keep adding new features. The game can be played on any platform using the same game file just need to log in from the same id.
The story revolves around the game’s protagonist, who ends up in a different world. At the prologue of the game, the protagonist loses his/her brother or sister, depending on the player’s gender, to a mysterious goddess. Waking up in an unknown world, the player teams up with a companion Paimon. Along with Paimon, the Player sets on a journey to finds their lost sibling and complete many quests. The player also unlocks other game characters with a gacha system that he can use instead of sticking to the default game character. You can either complete quests or explore the wilds and destroy demons to level up.
9. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Akira Toriyama is Dragon Ball Z series is one of the most famous anime globally and has been an inspiration for many more famous animals of the present day. We all fell in love with the characters and story of the anime. Dragon Ball Xenoverse
The game revolves around Toki Toki City, where the Supreme Kai of Time lives. And you are a part of her time patrol force along with Future Trunks. And together, you look after the timeline of the Dragon Ball universe. However, a mysterious power is disturbing some major events in theDragon Ball series’s history. Thus, your job is to stop this corruption and keep the timeline safe. In this game, you can either play offline, complete the quests alone with NPC characters, or team up with other players and play online.
10. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (Entire Series)
We already have one Naruto game in this article. However, there is a saying that one is never enough, so here is one more Naruto game for otakus and gamers to enjoy. Cyber connect to develop the game bad as Bandai Namco Entertainment published the game. And the entire game story retells the story of both anime and manga by Masashi Kishimoto. The game is a huge hit among both tacos and gamers because of the storyline, graphics, and mechanics of the game. The first Ultimate Ninja Storm title was released in 2008, followed by three sequels in 2010, 2013, and 2016 respectively.
The first installment of the game tells the plot of the original series focusing on Naruto Uzumaki and his story as a 12-year-old. When he joins Team 7, then takes part in chunin exams and getting to know Jiraya Sensei. Finally, his final battle with Sasuke at the final valley. Whereas. Later sequels of the game tell the stories of the Naruto Shippuden series. This is 16-year-old Naruto fighting against Pain, Akatsuki, Madara Uchiha and Kaguya Uchiha. It covers the entire Shippuden from the first mission to protect Gaara to the last fight against Sasuke at Final Valley.