[Top 15] Best Anime Games To Play Right Now

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[Top 15] Best Anime Games To Play Right Now

15. DRAGON BALL FighterZ

DRAGON BALL FighterZ - E3 2017 Trailer | XB1, PS4, PC

The game takes place sometime between "Universe 6" and "Future Trunks" arcs of Dragon Ball Super. The game's main antagonist, Android 21 (or later, her evil-half), was a normal female human who eventually became an Android created by the Red Ribbon Army after her son became the model for Android 16. Once she awakens, she repairs 16 and uses the Dragon Balls to resurrect Frieza, Cell, Nappa, and the Ginyu Force, and seals away the powers and souls of all of Earth's strongest warriors. Wanting to control the hungry monster within her, she and 16 develop a linking system originally created by Dr. Gero in which a human soul (the player) can possess the warriors and provide them strength.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • If you’re a fan of the anime/manga Dragon Ball Z or have been steadily keeping up with the franchise, this game is one of the more recent to keep you up with the media!
  • Check out the newest exclusive story mode, not seen in any earlier Dragon Ball game! Not only is it amazing, but it’s also very well thought through, well written, and impressively animated!
  • The fights in this game are nothing less than amazing! With aerial backflips, destructive stages, and even more powerful special combinations, it’s easy to see why this is such an amazing Dragon Ball game!

An epic poster of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ game! It was produced by Bandai Namco, and the posters were practically being ripped off the doors of the shop!

14. DRAGON BALL Z: KARAROT

  • If you want to truly immerse yourself in the world of Dragon Ball, here is your chance! Not only will you be able to fight like them, but you’ll also be able to journey and thrive as them! It’s the best Dragon Ball experience in existence!
  • Looking to relive some key moments you remember from the anime? You can do that with Karakot! You can fight against the most legendary enemies known to the fandom, and can even create new event outcomes along the way!
  • Time to explore some new side content! Not every game has decent side content beyond their main storyline, but this one sure does! While the side quests aren’t considered the biggest threats in terms of which you should complete first, they can still offer great rewards and opportunities!

Epic, yet minimal, this Dragon Ball Z Kararot poster says it all about how exciting and adventurous this game truly is. Posters are quite rare these days!

13. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4

  • If you’ve ever been interested in anything Naruto or were a huge fan of the 2015 version of the film, this game is definitely for you! Old and new characters make appearances, leaving the game all the more entertaining 
  • Looking for a new way to fight with your friends? Pick Storm 4! Unlike Storm 3, the previous game, team fighting is allowed! Forget not being able to assist your pals, have fun, and help out!
  • Looking for a decent controller game? Try Storm 4! Not only does it function well on Windows, but on most of the other popular gaming consoles as well! It’s great!

When it comes to stopping evil in its tracks, no one does it better than NARUTO in Storm 4! His bravery and skill are unheard of!

12. Persona 4 Golden

Persona 4 Golden: E3 Trailer

Persona 4 blends traditional RPG gameplay with simulation elements. The player controls the game's protagonist, a teenage boy who is named by the player, who comes to the town of Inaba for a year. The gameplay is divided between the real world of Inaba, where the protagonist carries out his daily life, and the mysterious "TV World", where various dungeons filled with monsters known as Shadows await. With the exception of scripted events, such as plot progression or special events, players can choose to spend their day how they like, be it participating in various real-world activities, such as joining school clubs, taking part-time jobs, or reading books, or exploring the TV World's dungeons to gain experience and items. Days are broken up into various times of day, the most frequently recurring being "After School/Daytime" and "Evening", with most activities causing time to move on. Certain activities are limited depending on the time of day, days of the week, and the weather, with most evening activities unavailable if the player, visits the TV World that day. Furthermore, some activities and dialogue choices may be limited by the protagonist's five attributes; Understanding, Diligence, Courage, Knowledge, and Expression, which can be increased by performing certain activities that build them. Whilst the player is free to choose how to spend their time if they fail to rescue someone who is trapped in the TV World by the time fog appears in town, which takes place after several days of consecutive rain, that person will get killed by the shadows and the game will end, forcing the player to return to a week prior.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking for a traditional, yet also unique, coming of age story? Yes? Then check out Persona 4! The storyline may be a bit scary, and even intense, but there’s no doubt about it that the main character is steadily improving and growing up. After all, that’s pretty traditional for these types of games.
  • Persona 4 was one of the first games to truly become known for being so well-liked on Windows 10! For those who still own and play on Windows 10, Persona 4 is the perfect game for you! Even after quite some time, it’s still fast and beautiful. 
  • Sometimes, not everyone is interested in the sub or dub of a game, and that’s okay. That’s why Persona 4 lets you choose either the Japanese voiceover or the English voiceover! How unique, dedicated, and beautiful!

When it comes to a more modern take on anime video games, Persona 4 Golden sure does take the cake! It’s bright colors that contrast with the darkness of the surrounding area makes it absolutely magnificent!

11. Persona 5

Persona 5 | Launch Trailer | PS4

Persona 5 is a role-playing video game where the player takes on the role of a male high school student, codenamed Joker, who lives out a single year while attending school in modern-day Tokyo. The game is governed by a day-night cycle and weather systems that determine general behavior similar to a social simulation game. The year is punctuated by both scripted and random events as Joker attends school. He can perform part-time jobs and pursue leisure activities or create battle items. These various activities raise character attributes, which grant passive buffing effects during battle. When in the real world, the main protagonist can develop character relationships known as Confidants; an evolution of the Social Link system from Persona 3 and Persona 4. With this system, the main protagonist can converse with and improve his relationship with other characters he meets, with some leading to possible romances. Improving Confidant ranks with party members unlock various abilities for use in combat, such as the "Baton Pass" ability, which allows the player to directly select another character after a critical hit while granting a temporary attack boost

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking for the best Persona game out of the series? You’ve found it! Unlike some of the previous Persona games, all of the Personas in Persona 5 work together to create a stronger attack that actually does work, despite losing some health or SP along the way. It’s the best of the best!
  • Looking for a game with stunning music, art, and visual graphics? Check out Persona 5! Talented voice actors support amazing characters, the world-building is absolutely stunning, and it’s all breathtaking to behold. What a beauty!
  • What about a dark, yet intricate storyline? Check out Persona 5! While it may be pretty, Persona 5 has darkness lurking in its depths, making it a great storyline to participate in. Give it a shot today!

Darker than Persona 4, Persona 5 has more detail, more lore, more everything. The game is powerful and stunning, just like this picture is.

10. Everlasting Summer

Everlasting Summer Opening

Semyon is a reclusive 25-year-old living in a large city somewhere in the early 21st century Russia, spending most of his time in his flat interacting with others on his computer and earning enough to keep the bills paid. One winter day he boards a bus to attend a reunion, falls asleep along the way, and awakens to find it's now summer and he's dropped off at the front gates of a place called Sovionok (Совёнок, "owlet" in Russian). Semyon soon discovers it is a Pioneer Camp populated by youth, including several attractive girls who show interest in him; furthermore, he has reverted to his 17-year-old self and it is now the mid-1980s Soviet Union. In the days that follow, Semyon must navigate the relationships and possibly find love with the various people he encounters, while trying to solve the mystery of how and why he was brought to this place, and how to escape and return to his former life once it becomes evident he may be trapped in a time loop.

The game uses texts and sprites in a manner similar to many Japanese visual novels and runs on the Ren'Py visual novel engine. At various points, the player must make choices that will affect dialogue and determine what path the game will take. The game has multiple endings, some of them portraying Semyon forming a romantic relationship with one of the female characters, while others end badly. Some of the endings are not available until they are unlocked by completing other endings.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking for interesting storylines beyond your average visual novel? Check out, Everlasting Summer! Unlike most anime visual novels, the player’s choices can almost be the cause of another important character’s demise. This game is a wild ride, so definitely put your seatbelts on.
  • Sometimes, good, anime visual novels can be hard to find for the PC. Not Everlasting Summer! Everlasting Summer is the best in the business when it comes to anime visual novels online. Totally worth it!
  • Even better, looking for a free visual novel? That’s right! Everlasting Summer is free for PC! Now, there’s no need to worry about high expenses for a good story!

Here we have all of the main girls of Everlasting Summer! This includes the famous Hatsune Miku, an icon every anime fan loves and adores!

9. Tales Of Berseria

 

Tales of Berseria- “The Calamity and The Blade” Trailer | PS4, Steam

Tales of Berseria is a role-playing video game, where players navigate the game's world through the game's characters from a third-person perspective. As with previous Tales games, characters can interact through Skits, animated clips that play outside cutscenes and battle: characters are represented by head-and-shoulder portraits, and conversations can range from serious to comedic. New to the series' Skit systems is a cut-in effect, where at certain moments within skits characters in various poses will appear in response to the dialogue.

As with previous Tales titles, the game uses a variation of the Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS). Berseria's version is dubbed the "Liberation-LMBS": when in the battle zone, players can freely move around the arena and rotate the camera at will. Characters fight using physical and magical attacks, along with performing skills known as Artes that have various effects on enemies such as stunning them or causing status ailments. Artes can be directly mapped to different control buttons. Abilities outside attacking include guarding against attacks, side-stepping around opponents, and escaping from battle.

Tales of Berseria is a role-playing video game, where players navigate the game's world through the game's characters from a third-person perspective. As with previous Tales games, characters can interact through Skits, animated clips that play outside cutscenes and battle: characters are represented by head-and-shoulder portraits, and conversations can range from serious to comedic. New to the series' Skit systems is a cut-in effect, where at certain moments within skits characters in various poses will appear in response to the dialogue.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking for a unique, puzzle RPG? Well, you’d be surprised, but try Tales of Berseria! It’s well placed, natural in-game puzzles are bound to give even the smartest players a run for their money. If you’re looking for something a little tricky, check it out!
  • Tired of RPG games always in the first or second person? Well, have no fear! Tales of Berseria is in the third person and is arguably an easier game to navigate and enjoy because of it. Check it out!
  • Sometimes, RPGs just aren’t interactive enough. They can be a bit dull and monotonous. Not Tales of Berseria! This game has enough energy and complex storytelling to keep you busy for the next few months!

With the interestingly unique style, Tales of Berseria truly has hit the top mark with their artwork. Light, detailed, and brightly colored, it’s no wonder this game entrap so many players!

8. CODE VEIN

The player awakens in the ruins of a city known only as Vein sealed within a red ring of fog known as the Gaol of the Mists. Guided by a girl in white named Io to a Bloodspring plant, the player learns that society is falling apart due to the scarcity of Blood Beads caused by a levy and distribution system and the strict protection of the very few humans remaining in the city, both enforced by Silva's provisional government, established shortly after Operation Queenslayer, leaving bloodthirsty Revenants to frenzy and turn into the Lost.

The player and Io meet Louis Amamiya, who sees the player successfully make contact with the vestige of a Lost without becoming frenzied, acquiring that Lost's memories and their Blood Code (a unique property to every Revenant that grants them their personal powers.)

You'll Like This Game If...

  • If you’re looking for a game that has greater challenges, but even better rewards, then Code Vein is right for you! Getting new gear, leveling up your character, and fighting with friends are all very good ways to complete the game successfully.
  • What about customizing your characters? Code Vein is perfect for that! Each Revenant has various chosen gifts and can gain things like powerful weapons, skills, attacks, and even blood draining tools. Your character will always be the most powerful!
  • What about playing with friends? Co-op is definitely an option in Code Vein, and is often encouraged! It makes the game all the more fun, and it increases your chances of success at missions or completing goals.

In what looks to be a near post-apocalyptic world, the characters of Code Vein have no time to chat. They do not even have time to give more than a passing glance.

7. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing game played from a third-person perspective. Players complete quests—linear scenarios with set objectives—to progress through the story. Outside of quests, players can freely roam the open world, where they explore towns, villages, dungeons, and other dangerous places scattered throughout the world. Upon leaving a location, players enter the World Map, which can be used to select a destination; the overworld represents a diorama, and the characters are portrayed with a chibi-like design.

When players encounter enemies, they enter a battle system. Battles take place on an open battlefield, allowing players to freely roam around the area. During battles, players command a single ally in their party; a party consists of three chosen characters, which can be switched between at any time during battle. The other two characters that the player does not command fight freely on their own. To fight enemies, players use melee attacks, magical abilities, and "Higgledies". Higgledies are small creatures that exist in several forms, representing one of six elements, each with its own strengths. Players can have up to four in a party at one time.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Have you played the first and felt just a little underwhelmed? Well, now there’s a second chance! Give the sequel a halfway decent shot! For one, the combat sequences have certainly improved!
  • Speaking of combat, looking for a little spar every now and again? With plenty of dungeons to spare, Ni No has many battle dungeons where you can practice your skills and defeat practice opponents. What a way to level up!
  • Looking for an underlying storyline behind a game? Ni No is for you! Sometimes, the game itself seems more story-like than pure RPG, but for some, that’s where its true beauty lies.

Seeing a ruler gaze out over their supportive subjects is definitely something one would see on the cover of a Ni No poster. It’s almost slightly frightening, in a brightly colored sort of way.

6. Eternal Return: Black Survival

Eternal Return is a unique MOBA/Battle Royale/Survival mix that combines strategy, mechanics, and cool characters. Choose one of the ever-growing cast of characters, take on Lumia Island as one of 18 players - either solo or with a team, and prove your strength, ability, and wit.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking to strategize and survive? Eternal Return is perfect! With the ability to search for materials, create equipment, hunt for food, shoot your enemies, and more, Eternal Return definitely lets you have a true shot at survival!
  • Have you been searching for a game that allows Team Modes? Eternal Return is here! Working alone is fine, but you’re more likely to discover different strategies and synergies as a team.
  • Custom gaming isn’t just limited to the more popular games. Eternal Return can do it too! Host a tournament with your close friends, and invite as many people as you want!

Perhaps rated M, but well detailed to the core, Eternal Returns characters sure don’t mind showing some skin. And with their deadly weapons to boot.

5. Phantasy Star Online 2

The long-awaited Free-To-Play Online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 has finally arrived! PSO2 features revolutionary gameplay features, such as endless adventures, Hybrid Custom Action, and unprecedented character customization. Become an ARKS Operative today! Adventure awaits!

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking for the ultimate character creator? Phantasy Star awaits! You can choose from four different ethnicities, as well as choosing what accessories and weapons to place on your character. Only by your imagination are your many outfits limited.
  • How about another RPG? With personally customizable attacks and abilities, creativity on the battlefield is highly encouraged! With eighteen different weapon styles, you don’t have to choose just one!
  • Looking for some gorgeous, fantasy/sci-fi scenery? Look no further! Phantasy Star has gorgeous surroundings detailed to the smallest blade of grass and is considered one of the most well-detailed fantasy realms.

A beautiful, yet futuristic landscape, Phantasy Star Online 2 has beautiful graphics, detailed storylines, and even more carefully detailed outfits. It’s quite the futuristic art museum!

4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

The classic courtroom adventure series that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide is finally here! Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself!

You'll Like This Game If...

  • Looking to release that inner attorney of yours? Try Ace Attorney! Each court case is written and programmed to be as realistic as one you would attend yourself! It just takes some overall concentration.
  • Looking to play with characters with hearts of gold? Look no further! Phoenix and Maya are some of the best characters there are, no question. They’re extremely noble and very well written. Perfect for your trial success rates!
  • Looking for intensity? As innocent as it looks, Ace Attorney has its fair share of darker and more serious cases, and these usually show up as the game progresses in difficulty. For more experienced players, darker stories are the best!

Determined as ever, Phoenix Wright will never let a criminal go on his watch! Nothing will stop him from discovering the truth behind the lies!

3. NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S, and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.

Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world. Players will switch between using melee and ranged attacks in battle against hordes of enemies and challenging bosses across a variety of open field maps. The tight controls and incredibly fluid combat are simple to learn for newcomers while offering plenty of depth for more experienced action gamers. Players can perform high-speed battle actions—combining light and heavy attacks—and switch through an arsenal of weaponry while evading enemies with speed and style.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • If you’re interested in well-developed stories and characters, NieR is just for you! Telling the tale of androids in a desolate wasteland, struggling to reclaim their society, NieR is not only complex but very well written!
  • Not all RPGs are created equally, and not all are good. If you’ve been looking for an RPG that defects from that norm, NieR is just for you! Learning new skills, gaining new weapons, and even customizing your own playstyle is what really draws you in!
  • Just a beginning gamer looking for an easier RPG to start off? No problem! NieR has a built-in “Auto Mode” installed for newcomers. With this, attacking and evading has become much easier in the game!

With a unique and previously unfostered idea, NieR is nothing but a wonderful phenomenon that has beautiful graphics and an intricate storyline!

2. Shadowverse 

With eight different leader classes, Shadowverse gives you unparalleled freedom to create your own deck strategies. Will you play as Urias and unleash your Vengeance when your health is depleted? Or will you select Isabelle, whose spells power up the cards in your hand? Will you go all-in with an aggro deck, or try to contain the board with a control deck? Or will you try to sneak in some sublimely ingenious combos? It’s entirely up to you. 

You'll Like This Game If...

  • If you’re looking for something easy to get into, discover Shadowverse! It’s a single-player story mode, paired with free card packs and bonuses, which makes picking up the game an absolute cinch! You’ll be a pro in no time!
  • Tired of other TCG’s that make you feel as if you can never win? Discover Shadowverse! Battles are delicately balanced between players, and adjustments to the ring occur every month to make sure it all stays fair. You’ll have a true shot at victory!
  • Sometimes, with TCG’s, life can feel as if you only use the same old cards over and over again. Not Shadowverse! Card expansions, premade decks, and even completely new strategies are released every three months! This way, you’re never behind!

With all original Shadowverse leaders present, the crafts are officially coming together! There is even a rumor afoot that different crafts are stronger together than apart.

Best Anime Game: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

In what seems to be a normal school for gifted students, darkness lurks behind the shadows. Teenagers who thought they were in school to learn, discover that they are trapped for life with no way out. However, there is a catch. If you successfully murder a fellow classmate with no one discovering it was you, you are allowed to leave while your peers perish at the paws of Monokuma. Investigate murders, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to prepare for trial. There, you'll engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects. Dissect their statements and fire their words back at them to expose their lies! There's only one way to survive. And that is to kill.

You'll Like This Game If...

  • If you’re looking for a game that puts popularity and classroom politics above all, this is the game for you! In order to truly survive, swaying your classmates is your number one goal. Those of you out there searching for a social army, Danganronpa is for you!
  • If you’re looking for a game that mixes daily life with deadly consequences, Danganronpa is also for you. Investigating, searching for clues, examining evidence, and forming alliances is suddenly a part of life! There’s more to high school than ever before!
  • Looking for games similar to Phoenix Wright, but with a little more intensity? Look no further than Danganronpa! With a mock trial run nearly every day by the nefarious bear Monokuma, interrogating suspects becomes not only a matter of justice but a matter of pure survival.

When it comes to being in high school, kids have it rough. Not as rough as the kids, though. They have to fight for their lives, and no one ever makes it out unscathed!



I carry my pen like I carry my broadsword; with confidence and experience. My entire life has been devoted to creative writing and gaming, and always will be.
Gamer Since: 2012
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: Shadowverse
Top 3 Favorite Games:Costume Quest, Star Wars: Battlefront, The Elder Scrolls Online