The 35 best anime games in 2021!

Below we’ve brought a list of the best anime-themed games across all platforms including Android and iOS. Even though we selected the best ones, we keep the list quite varied in terms of the genre so you’ll find several RPG, fighting, action, simulators, etc, ie games for all tastes. Check out!

strategy games

Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • Genre : fight
  • Platforms : PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch


Dragon Ball FighterZ is not only one of the best anime games based on the Dragon Ball franchise, but one of the fighting games out there. The game respects the anime aesthetic on a level never seen before, with spectacular graphics and visual effects. The game is also very balanced (something difficult in a fighting game) and the characters are very well characterized, with each one keeping its characteristics already known by the fan of the series.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

  • Genre : Action RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC


Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an RPG with all that is right, combined, of course, with a lot of fighting. The story covers different parts of Dragon Ball Z (sayajin saga to the Majin boo saga) and allows us to explore the world freely, interact with other characters, and complete primary and secondary missions. Although the game is very focused on Goku, he is not the only playable character and for several moments we can control others like Vegeta, Piccolo, Future Trunks, among others.

best PS Vita games

Dragon Ball Legends


Dragon Ball Legends is one of the free anime games for Android and iOS phones that mixes the fighting genre with RPG elements. In addition to normal attacks, it is possible to use cards that waste energy and allow the activation of special attacks. Unlike the two previous games, here we enjoy a new story based on a new character: Shallot. Still, it is also possible to play with emblematic characters from the saga and fight other players online!

best PS3 games

Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact is an awesome free-action RPG for a free game. The anime games are heavily based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild both in mechanics and visual identity. The gacha aspect of these anime games happens when getting new characters, as it is necessary to make “summons” with a small chance of getting the desired character. Overall, the game has a lot of content with numerous primary and secondary quests, bosses, collectibles, upgrades, etc, so you won’t be bored.

best 2D games

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

  • Genre : fight
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch


The fourth title in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is the culmination of a streak of amazing games. These anime games have more than 100 playable characters and a simple but also deep gameplay that takes time to master. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is one of the flawless fighting anime games for manga and anime fans, especially if you are also a fan of fighting games.

Saint Seiya Awakening


Saint Seiya: Awakening is a true tribute to the famous manga series and anime games. The game has great graphics and is extremely faithful to the original story arcs, allowing players to interact with a variety of characters and relive many iconic fights from the cartoon. Overall, these anime games have very large content and several game modes for both fun alone and multiplayer. Collecting knights and evolving them as much as possible is a task that will undoubtedly take hundreds of hours of gameplay.

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

  • Genre : action, adventure, beat’em up
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One


One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
is a very fun game for both single and multiplayer. It takes key elements of the Dynasty Warriors gameplay and combines them with the aesthetics and humor so unique to One Piece. So it’s a frantic action game in which you constantly fight. The game also has multiple modes and lets you control up to fifty characters!

Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage


Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage is a very good free game, although different from what we are used to with Naruto games. It is a strategy and action game in which you must build fortresses, set traps, and defend or attack other ninja clans. There is a lot of competition and you need to improve your ninjas to face the best players. Without a doubt a great competitive online game.

Persona 5 Royal

  • Genre : RPG, social simulator
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4


Persona 5 Royal has a very strong personality, with a unique anime aesthetic and a fantastic soundtrack. The game contains over 100 hours of content and very nice gameplay, plus an engaging storyline and very interesting characters. Definitely a must-have game for any RPG fan who owns a PS4.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links


It’s no surprise that Yu-Gi-Oh! there are many card games, both physical and video games. Amidst so many popular titles, Duel Links stands out with incredibly broad content with all the cards that exist in the Yu-Gi-Oh universe. The battle mechanics are also identical to those already known by fans of the series and allow for very elaborate and very competitive battles against players from all over the world.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

  • Genre : RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS and PC. The definitive version has been released for Nintendo Switch and is programmed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Dragon Quest XI is considered one of the best RPGs in the franchise today, for several reasons! The game managed to improve the success formula and still remain faithful to its traditions, offering a complete game in all aspects. The plot, gameplay, visual identity, and game content blend seamlessly into this memorable RPG.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

  • Genre : RPG
  • Platforms : PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch


The definitive edition of Tales of Vesperia offers us an even more impressive version. The entire game is carefully crafted, from the well-defined story and characters to the game mechanics full of possibilities. The game’s vast open-world can be explored both by land and by sea, which offers an experience a little different from most games of the genre.

Tales of Crestory


Tales of Crestia is one of the most unique anime games of the RPG genre with turn-based combat. The game retains all the trademarks of the series with great detailed characters, various abilities, a long story, and many missions to complete. Throughout Tales of Crestoria, you’ll see several other famous characters from the series, and you can even control them in side missions.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy


If you like to protest left and right, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is the game for you! It is a compilation of three spectacular titles from the saga. All are games that combine phases of investigation, story, and court proceedings, so you need to pay attention to all the details. As you progress, cases get more and more complicated.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered

  • Genre : RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4 and PC. The standard version is also available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 3.


Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch stands out mainly for its artistic part inspired and aided by Studio Ghibli. Here we follow the story of a boy who seeks a way to save his mother in a fantasy world mired in conflict. We are free to explore, team up with other characters, and tame creatures to help us in combat. A very interesting RPG!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Genre : Tactical RPG
  • Platforms : Nintendo Switch


Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical RPG that requires good preparation before battles emerge victoriously. The game alternates between interaction and training parts with turn-based battles where unit placement is critical. Each unit has its own class and, over time, new skills are learned. Choose one of the houses and fight for its glory!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

  • Genre : JRPG
  • Platforms : PC, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Planned for Nintendo Switch.


Trails of Cold Steel is the first part of a series of 4 games, all giants in content, story, world-building. The game’s anime aesthetic is very well crafted, with very charismatic characters and various mechanics that allow for more creative and personalized character development. For any Japanese RPG lover, Trails of Cold Steel is a must-have game.

Phantasy Star Online 2


Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMORPG focused on PvE (player vs environment) action, that is, cooperative play. This allows us to create a character at will and there are many ways to develop it. As it’s a free game, it’s easy to get together with other friends from your region and enjoy a title with a good number of missions to complete. If you are passionate about anime aesthetic games and MMORPGs, try Phantasy Star Online 2!

Trials of Mana (2020)

  • Genre : Action RPG
  • Platforms : Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC


Trials of Mana is a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, a classic RPG released in 1995. The game has undergone a major overhaul, moving to 3D, remastering the soundtrack, among many other details. You can select two protagonists from the six possible ones, with one more acting as extra support. The plots aren’t very deep, but the gameplay is a lot of fun.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

  • Genre : adventure, visual novel, investigation
  • Platforms : PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 and PC. Release forecast for Android and iOS.


In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony you’ll participate in the cruel game of Monokuma, a very dark bear. The anime aesthetic of this game is original and appealing, and the characters are tremendously charismatic. You’ll have to investigate 16 characters and try to find out who or who is behind the murders. Everyone wants to survive, and some will do anything to get it.

Astral Chain

  • Genre : hack’n slash, action, adventure
  • Platforms : Nintendo Switch


The world of Astral Chain has been invaded by interdimensional creatures called Chimeras. As police officers charged with protecting what is left of humanity, two twins embark on a perilous journey. Astral Chain invites us to investigate, solve puzzles and participate in tactical combat where it’s not enough just to madly press buttons. A Nintendo Switch exclusive game that is very worthwhile.

soulworker


For all of us looking for a multiplayer action anime game, SoulWorker presents itself as a good option. It’s a game that makes sure to look spectacular every minute, with amazing and eye-catching special moves and attacks. SoulWorker lets us choose from six characters, each with their own fighting style. We can overcome dungeons alone or in co-op mode with up to four players!

Code Vein

  • Genre : Action RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC


How about combining Dark Souls with an anime? This is Code Vein! We can create our own character and, from the beginning, the goal is to escape the nightmare in which we find ourselves involved. Code Vein puts more emphasis on guiding you through a story, but it’s still a big challenge to complete! It can be played alone or in an online co-op with another player.

Attack on Titan 2

  • Genre : action, hack’n slash
  • Platforms : PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4


If you are a fan of the amazing manga and anime series, Attack on Titan 2 is your game. The game is entirely based on the second season of the cartoon and makes some additions to the story. The game is action-packed with a few alternating moments of silent phases of interaction and preparation for battles. The gameplay is amazing and the source point of the game is, without a doubt, the cooperative mode.

.hack//GU Last Recode

  • Genre : Action RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4 and PC


.hack//GU Last Recode is an excellent remaster of the .hack // GU trilogy, which ends up adding a fourth chapter to end the story. It’s an action RPG that, in part, feels like an MMORPG due to the gameplay, as you control a single character but can team up with others and fight in real-time against countless enemies in a variety of dungeons to complete.

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

  • Genre : Action RPG, beat’em up
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4


North Star Fist fans are in luck, even more so if they are from the Yakuza saga, as Lost Paradise is inspired by it. In this game, Kenshiro marches in search of his bride, and, for that, we must help him explore Eden and fight enemies in the Yakuza style. A trademark of the game is the various minigames available that end up giving a very dynamic air to the game.

Azur Lane


Azur Lane has gained a lot of popularity since the first few months of its release, and a lot of that is due to its addictive gameplay. The game knows how to mix well RPG elements with 2D shooting action, in addition to having its simulation portions. The story tells an alternate version of World War II, in which female warships fight each other in battalions. It is possible to play alone or online!

BlazBlue: Centralfiction

  • Genre : fight
  • Platforms : PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch


BlazBlue is a very well-established fighting game saga with several quality titles. Centralfiction is one of the most excellent recent episodes in the franchise and includes over 30 combatants, multiple offline or online game modes, and an extensive story that you can devote 10 hours or more to. Of course, like the previous titles, the main focus of the game is on the competitive 1v1 aspect, as it is a very deep game and difficult to master.

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx


Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx 2 puts us in the shoes of a Liberator, a character who can deal with demonic beings. The mission is to defend civilians from the Acolytes, the rival faction and the game’s main enemy. The game plays like other Shin Megami Tensei titles, with turn-based combat, some RPG elements and several hundred beings to recruit. Despite having microtransactions with a gacha model (with summoning items), you can play everything without paying.

My Hero: One’s Justice 2

  • Genre : fight
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC


We continue with another fighting game, this time based on the manga/anime My Hero Academia. My Hero One’s Justice 2 is a fighting game in a 3D environment where you can control your favorite characters from the series. Each combat is a visual spectacle and each character has its strengths and weaknesses. Like every fighting game, the biggest fun here is playing against friends, either on the same screen or online.

Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag


Sword Art Online has some good quality games on different platforms including cell phones. From all of them, we wanted to highlight Memory Defrag for how simple and addictive its proposal is. Here you can complete levels alone or with other players, and like any other RPG, you need to constantly evolve your character to face new challenges. With this free game, you’ll be able to relive some stories from the series and learn about some new ones.

Honkai Impact 3rd


From the creators of Genshin Impact, Honkai Impact 3rd is an action game with RPG elements. The important thing is to gather a good team of three Valkyries, with which you’ll have to defeat the enemies that appear on the battlefield. In terms of visuals, gameplay and fun, the game is not far behind Genshin Impact, and also has several missions and periodic events to keep the content very varied.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

  • Genre : fighting, action RPG
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4 and PC


Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a good 2.5D fighting game with about 30 playable characters. The fights are very flashy and with a very elegant visual identity. In addition to the 1v1 modes, you can enjoy a story mode that transforms the game into a beat-’em up platform RPG that includes various bosses, dialogues and a cooperative mode.

Doki Doki Literature Club


With the Doki Doki! Literature Club, looks can be deceiving. It’s a visual novel that, at first glance, looks like a romance simulator involving schoolgirls in a literature club. As you progress through the story, you discover a number of disturbing and sickening details that are undoubtedly not suitable for the most sensitive players.

Battle Chef Brigade

  • Genre : fight, match 3
  • Platforms : Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC


We close the article with Battle Chef Brigade, an unusual game, but a lot of fun. Here, two chefs aim to achieve glory and be part of the kitchen’s elite. For that, Battle Chef Brigade challenges us to overcome levels of fights with lots of action and cooking stages like puzzles. A good example of the match 3 genre with fighting elements: a very unusual combination.

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