10 best PC games based on anime

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10 best PC games based on anime

Breathtaking stories, epic battles and memorable heroes. Here're 10 best games based on popular anime franchises.  

Not so long ago we made a list of noteworthy jRPG games on PC, and now’s the time to talk about the games based on anime titles. Contrary to what some people might think, we did not get that many titles in recent years, except for a few based on renowned anime franchises (oh yeah, that Naruto and Dragon Ball!). Nonetheless, we managed to dig up some gems worth checking out. Believe it! 

In this article you’ll find the most interesting games based anime series available on PC. The fans of fighting games, rejoice, as you’ll find plenty of options for yourself.

Attack on Titan 2 - A.O.T.2

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia

Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin, is one of the biggest anime hits in recent years. The development of the game based on this anime series was only a question of time. This game is a sequel of Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, which was released in 2016. To navigate yourself in the plot, it is worth reaching for both games. However, Attack on Titan 2 has more polished and diverse gameplay.

A.O.T.2 continues the saga of battle between terrifying titans and humanity, which desperately tries to exterminate the creatures. It’s dynamic, emotional, gliding through the air feels amazing and hits the right spot for the anime fans. The fact that you create your own nameless character helps you relieve this breathtaking story from a different angle. 

BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk

Release Date: October 27, 2016
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

The plot of Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is based on the manga by Kentaro Miura (who, unfortunately, recently passed away), published in 1989. The setting of this anime game is a dark fantasy land, somewhat reminiscent of medieval times. 

The third-person action game has hack’n’slash elements, offers an extensive combat system and a whopping 18 hours of the main story, which is a blessing for such a game genre. Each of the controlled heroes has its own style and set of skills that will help you win against hordes of demonic opponents.

Black Clover: Quartet Knights

Release Date: September 13, 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4

Black Clover: Quartet Knights is an anime action game created by Bandai Namco, which focuses primarily on combats between two players. Two teams of heroes known from the Black Clover anime take part in the duels, where a wide choice of melee weapons and an entire almanac of spells is used.

A die-hard single-player fans may also enjoy a solid, but rather short campaign mode. Despite the popularity of Black Clover, Quartet Knights does replay the storylines presented in manga and TV series. 

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Release Date: January 26, 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Dragon Ball is probably the second most popular anime  of all time after Pokemon. Thousands of excited kids glued themselves to TV screens in order to witness the adventures of Goku and his friends. The franchise also got its bit of good luck with games. Within a dozen or so years, a lot of very good Dragon Ball games appeared, which not only allowed you to relive the known plot, but also extended the stories of the characters.

One of the latest highly rated titles is Dragon Ball FigterZ. This 2.5D fighting game has outstanding and well-polished gameplay, with a perfectly executed combat system and amusing in their epicness finishers. If you ever lost hope and interest in fighting games, you may rediscover your passion here.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Release Date: February 4, 2016
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

While the older generation has fond memories of Dragon Ball, the younger one has strong nostalgia for a different anime character - Naruto. The story of Hokage-wannabe shinobi has a large collection of games to offer. Apart from minor hiccups, the majority of them received praise from reviewers and players for the great design, combat system and high replayability.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 which is the grand culmination of the series, is a prime example of it. It’s got everything a Naruto fan would want: epic story, breathtaking battles with familiar characters and Ultimate Jutsu, castings of which makes you feel like the King of the World. 

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Release Date: March 26, 2020
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

The setting of the crazy fighting game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is, as you can guess, a fantasy land known from the Japanese series One Piece by Eichiro Oda. Mangaka combined pirates with the magical world in an interesting way, creating a one-of-a-kind universe. And the game is welcoming One Piece fans as well as casual players to this sweet escape from reality.

Being a heavily hack and slash title, Pirate Warriors 4 is a great anime game to turn off your brain and enjoy your superiority while smashing hundreds of enemies at once. With a variety of maps, location design, boss fights, which require players to be a bit more strategic, you won’t get bored of the game that easily.

Saint Seiya: Soldier’s Soul

Release Date: September 25, 2015
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

Saint Seiya: Soldier's Soul fighting game allows you to relive the adventures of the manga heroes - from the events of the Sanctuary to Hades. The creators have prepared nearly 50 characters known from this universe, and each of them has its own attacks and special skills. There is no place for boredom!

The combat system, despite being rather simple, is nonetheless solid, with some spectacular special attacks, The presence of unlockable characters and level ratings efficiently promote repeated play. If you’re eager for that tropey, 80s anime feel in the game, you might be in the right place. 

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Release Date: February 28, 2018
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Action RPG Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is set in the future, where people spend a lot of time playing online games (yup, even more than now). One of the popular games in this setting is Gun Gale Online and that’s where our main characters find themselves.

It sounds a bit complicated, especially for someone who’s unfamiliar with the series, but don't worry. You can still enjoy Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet as its plot does not repeat the anime and tells a new story, which is also great news for SOA fans.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist

Release Date: November 15, 2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4

Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist has plenty to offer for a wide variety of audience, but the developers still kept multiplayer fans in their minds most of the time. The game has several modes, which get even more fun when played with friends friends. The main gem of Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist has to be the specially prepared asymmetric PvP mode, where you can invest hours in matches.

But not to worry, single-players. If somehow Tokyo Ghoul anime completely passed by you, or you wish to relive the adventures of Kaneki turning into a flesh eating monster, the story mode depicts the entire first and second season.

MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2

Release Date: March 13, 2020
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

My Hero Academia is one of the most recent anime titles that took otakus by the storm. The shonen about people with superpowers becoming a common occurrence was destined to become a fighting game, it was just a question of time. 

MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 has everything you’d expect from the arena fights: easy to learn mechanics, variety of unique-looking characters to please MHA fans, colourful and well-done animations, several modes, including two story ones, which presents the plot from hero and villain’s sides. 

We’re gently reminding you that the article contains games that are based on manga and anime, not the other way around. This means that the list does not include many excellent anime games, especially visual novels, that came out before anime and/or manga. As there are plenty of gems here, we might create such a top in the future. 🙂

Do you ever play anime games? Which titles made a big impression on you?

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