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Looking for new anime games to play? You’re at the right place, as this article will explore five of the best anime games to play right now. Anime games are becoming increasingly popular in the Western world as newer games are released on multi-platform gaming devices. Many gamers are also shifting to signature anime-style games that have made impressive strides. 

Our guess is you’ve heard of Dragon Ball or Attack on Titan. But even if you’re a newbie, there is plenty to get your juices flowing in the wide variety of gameplay available on anime games. From fighting games to action-adventure open-world games, you’ll find something to match your taste. So without much ado, here are the five best anime games most popular right now. Read on.


5. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Accolades Trailer - Nintendo Switch

If you’re a fan of strategy-based games, you’re likely to find your next gem in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Without giving spoilers, the game offers a single-player role-playing war-like setting experience where you pick a character to play as. 

Not to worry about the mechanics of the game. It may seem intimidating at first, but you’re introduced to its gameplay quickly with increasingly challenging modes as you proceed. The game offers core missions that are 49 hours long. However, you could take on side quests and spend about 196 hours completing the game. The hours spent on the game are engaging, with the storyline incorporating unique endings for each house.  You could also create romantic pairings with another character with the freedom to choose who to propose to once you've made it through the main storyline. 

The Fire Emblem franchise has seen ups and downs throughout its reign. However, it has constantly improved its flaws to release a title worth exploring. With its compelling storyline, dynamic character development, and challenging twists and turns to get through, you’ll have an excellent time playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses available on the Nintendo Switch.


4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Jump Festa Trailer

Drawing from a large pool of manga characters, story scenes, and drama, the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Quadrilogy is regarded by fans as one of the highest value anime games. It’s also known for its superhero fantasy media with various books, films, and four games in the quadrilogy edition. 

If you’re looking to play the best one, you could check out Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, which is the latest add-on to the series. Displaying colorful three-dimensional, breath-taking fighting scenes, you could easily pick up on the moves with a few hours of practice. The game keeps you on your toes as you dash around the stage, calling in subs mid-battle as you see fit. 

Overall, it’s pretty engaging with an impressive character roster. The storyline is also compelling, wrapping up previous titles in the series with the most epic boss battles of all time. For hardcore anime fans, you’re sure to enjoy the close depiction of personalities and visual representations of your favorite character in the same animations you’d like. Also, feel free to explore other games in the series as you get acquainted with the storyline and the world of Naruto as a whole.


3. Dragon Quest 11

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition - Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019

Dragon Quest has been around for over two decades, taking the Japanese role-playing franchise to higher levels with each release. The game allows you to escape reality and going on an adventure full of colorful, compelling storylines. The environments don’t fall short either, as they lavishly portray an anime-inspired 3-dimensional world courtesy of Akira Toriyama. You may also know his works from the Dragon Ball series as a game designer who doesn’t hold back from bright and colorful designs. With a touching storyline and appealing visuals, you’re sure to experience a satisfying magical world. You’ll play as a young character who discovers he’s reincarnated from a legendary hero. What do you do from then on? Well, that’s for you to find out, and let us know how your experience goes! 


2. Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

We couldn’t hold back mentioning Pokemon in case you haven’t tried it out yet. It’s gained so much traction that it’s become one of the most well-known anime games out there. And with the variety of gameplay constantly released over the years, you're sure to latch onto one of your favorites soon enough. Whether playing Pokemon Go’s augmented reality game or trying your hand on the Pokemon card games, fans can’t seem to get enough of catching and training their Pokemon to battle out with other players.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus particularly redefines the world of Pokemon with an ambitious revamping of playing Pokemon. It takes on what worked in past Pokemon games and infuses its own definition of catching, surveying, and challenges you with catching the ultimate Arceus Pokemon that is said to have the most profound connection to your journey. For the freeform gameplay, rapid-fire combat, aggressive Pokemon hunting you down, and an exciting story to boost; Pokemon Legends: Arceus is one of the best games of the franchise and well worth giving it a try.


1. Attack on Titan 2

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle - Reveal Trailer | PS4

There is the popular tv show taking the world by storm; then there is the anime game that will make you feel at home. Meet the Titans head-on in epic battles, slay some Titans' heads, and save humanity! Attack on Titan is a smashing hit among anime and video games alike, and Attack on Titan 2 is far more appealing in its visuals and overall gameplay.

Your main goal is to save humanity from awfully savage man-eating Titans. The game also incorporates a compelling storyline as you glide through the air swinging through cities, forests, and extensive open-world settings. You also get to create your character from the staples in the tv show which is pretty cool. Alternatively, you could always check out the game’s predecessor, Attack on Titan, which tells the story of the original Titan invasion. 


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Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.