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15 Best Anime Games of All Time: Writer's Picks

There have been some fantastic anime games over the years! Great anime games not only correctly portray the characters and the setting of their source anime, but are also exciting to play! Here are 15 of the best anime games in existence that anime fans and gamers alike should check out!

by Aiwin
Feb 8, 2016 1:43 AM | 68,928 views

Bayonetta

Based on Bayonetta: Bloody Fate | Released on October 29, 2009 | Available for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U


Bayonetta is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

A fantastic anime game that gives you the powers of the Umbra Witch Bayonetta as she defeats angels, upgrades her powers, and goes through very well-developed scenery and scary environments. The actual play is very smooth, well-paced, and makes it easy to control the movements of the character. Nothing has been censored in the nudity and death area either, so although it may be a little strong for some players, for others, it will be a fantastic play of the original animated film. This is one of those classic anime games that you should play at least once in your lifetime.



DmC: Devil May Cry

Based on Devil May Cry | Released on January 15, 2013 | Available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One


DmC: Devil May Cry is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Devil May Cry!

Fans of the famous Devil May Cry series were not disappointed when the anime game adaptation came out in the full glory of the original story! The game has been further developed with new settings and fantastic battle play. Additionally, the fact that Dante was born from a demon and an angel has been further used in the game by giving him the ability to call powers from both sides. The M-rated label on the game gives additional relief to fans who were worried that the game might turn out to be a 'softer' version of the original anime (something that happens a lot with anime games), which luckily hasn't been the case.



Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

Followed by Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth | Released on July 13, 2006 | Available for PS2, PSP


Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth!

The Persona 3 anime game was later developed into the Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth movie. Why? Because it is one of the most awesome anime games ever! As you take control of the lead character, 17 year-old Makoto "Minato Arisato" Yuuki, you fight your way against the Shadow enemy to save those who suffer from their attacks. Battle through the difficulty of everyday school life, managing the dorm, and oh yes, fighting the evil Shadows!



Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3

Based on Dragon Ball Z | Released on November 16, 2004 | Available for PS2


Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Dragon Ball Z

A jam-packed, high action anime game that combines the characters from Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and DBZ movies into a new fighting tournament. Choose your favourite character, fight your way through points, levels and power-ups, and remind yourself once again why Dragon Ball Z is so well-known! Once you are happy with your character, you can share them online with others and broaden your fighting range even more.



Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

Based on Naruto | Released on October 30, 2007 | Available for Xbox 360


Naruto: Rise of a Ninja is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Naruto

A great time to follow up on a great series! Take Naruto through all the adventures and trials that he has had to face in the anime, and enjoy the wonderful story along the way. The game includes all the famous characters that have left a mark on the original anime, has awesome fighting music, and very powerful replicas of the original jutsus. Out of all the Naruto anime games, this has got to be one of the most popular!



Bleach: Dark Souls

Based on Bleach | Released on February 15, 2007 | Available for Nintendo DS


Bleach: Dark Souls is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Bleach

One heck of a fighter game based on the original series! Play free-for-all, one-on-one, or tag matches and go "Ban-KAI!" as you fight with both the good guys and villains. Upgrade your favourite character to the max, switch between other characters and enjoy the fight scenes and battle music!



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex | Released on March 4, 2004 | Available for PSP, PS2


Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Section 9 must take out all terrorists as you choose between Motoko "Major" Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa or Saito. Complete missions, get new weapons, and play with up to 4 players in one of the most exciting anime games ever!



Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

Based on Mobile Suit Gundam 00 | Released on August 28, 2007 | Available for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360


Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Pilot the Mobile Suits through many of the original scenarios and defeat enemies as you upgrade your weapons and Mobile Suits throughout the game. As an additional bonus, you can also operate new Mobile Suits that you can unlock throughout the game. A fantastic take on the original series and one that is full of action and adventure.



Tales of Phantasia

Followed by Tales of Phantasia The Animation | Released on December 15, 1995 | Available for Super Famicom, PSP, Game Boy Advance, iOS


Tales of Phantasia is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Tales of Phantasia The Animation

Uncover the past of your world and try to mend all the wrongs as you play the character of Cless Alvein as well as additional characters from the story. Switch between characters, create chain attacks and share your progress with others in this lovely RPG anime game.



One Piece: Grand Battle!

Based on One Piece | Released on March 17, 2005 | Available for PS2, Game Cube


One Piece: Grand Battle! is one of the greatest anime games and is based on One Piece

This anime game is a great portrayal of the world-famous anime One Piece that still tops all the charts in Japan! 16 characters and 6 game play modes are more than enough to experience the thrill of being a pirate! One piece anime games all tend to have good sales, but this title has some of the best reviews.



Afro Samurai

Based on Afro Samurai | Released on January 27, 2009 | Available for PS3, Xbox 360


Afro Samurai is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Afro Samurai

Live the life of Afro Samurai as you slash your way through enemies as you avenge your father and become the best! A hip hop style to a traditional Japanese warrior with new backgrounds and great music.



Pokemon White Version 2

Followed by Pokemon XY | Released on June 23, 2012 | Available for Nintendo DS


Pokemon White Version 2 is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Pokemon

The Pokemon anime games are a plenty, but this one has received special praise for its new adventure and cool expanded repackaging. There may be many Pokemon anime games to choose from, but this one would give you quite the thrill if you are new to the franchise.



Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul

Based on Yu☆Gi☆Oh! | Released on July 5, 2001 | Available for Nintendo Game Boy Advance


Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Sou is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Yu☆Gi☆Oh!

Hailed as the best representation of the official card game, this anime game will take you through the world of Yu☆Gi☆Oh! and all the duels that the anime was so famous for! Collect cards, level up, and defeat enemies through skill and tactic!



Battle Stadium D.O.N.

Based on Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Naruto | Released on July 20, 2006 | Available for Nintendo GameCube, PS2


Battle Stadium D.O.N. is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece

If one awesome anime game isn't enough for you, then what about combining the Japan's Top 3 into one massive fighting anime game! Choose your favourite character from the three series and guide them through the game as you kick butt, power up and change your character's form by gaining more energy!



Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Based on Digimon Adventure | Released on March 12, 2015 | Available for PS4, Play Station Vita


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is one of the greatest anime games and is based on Digimon Adventure

Hold tight to your Digimon Adventure companions as you fight against the hackers who are causing havoc in the world. A wonderful adventure game based on the original series with additional scenarios, levels and a great story-line!

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