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The world of video games is one that pulls from a vast amount of influence. These are worlds that allow the player to experience new lands and characters that they normally would not otherwise. Manga as a medium, in much the same way, allows readers to be whisked away to new lands. So when these worlds collide, they can make for fantastic experiences. So without further ado, here are our picks for the 5 Best Video Games Based on Manga.

5. Yu-gi-Oh Master Duel

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Yu-gi-Oh Master Duel allows players to immerse themselves in the world of Duel Monsters. Players are able to create decks and formulate strategies to win against others players in tense PvP matches. For those who want a bit more of a relaxed experience, however, the game also allows you to battle AI as you learn the ropes of the game, so to speak. The game is chock full of cards from the famous trading card game based on the manga Yu-gi-Oh.

While the Yu-gi-Oh does deviate quite a bit from what fans of the anime will remember plenty of times, the spirit of the series is there. At the same time, the content in the more is considerably darker than the anime. Fans of both anime and manga can enjoy Yu-gi-Oh Master Duel. The game features a heavy PvP scene where players will duel it out using cards they have collected over hours and hours of gameplay. So if you are looking for one of the easiest video games based on manga to jump into, then Yu-gi-Oh Master Duel is a fantastic place to start.

4. One Piece Odyssey

Based on the immensely popular manga, we have One Piece Odyssey. This game does a fantastic job of capturing the fantastical elements and sense of adventure from the series. The game even does an amazing job at incorporating series lore into the game as well. For example, the history of areas in the game can be tied to specific people and places in the manga. This gives the game a connected feel. On top of this, the game attempt to capture the wild whimsy that is One Piece, which it does so beautifully.

Despite being a turn-based battle system, the way that you interact with enemies still feels uniquely One Piece. Each of the characters' moves has been pulled directly from the manga and has wonderful animation to go alongside them. Whether or not the player is familiar with One Piece, the game itself does a great job of allowing the game to be solid on its own without relying too heavily on its source of inspiration. All in all, One Piece Odyssey is a fantastic time for anyone who enjoys both manga and video games.

3. DragonBall Fighter ZBest Fighting Games on PC

For fans of the iconic Dragonball series, there are few games that can capture the high-octane combat while remaining technical than Dragonball Fighter Z. This game does a great job of allowing players to feel every attack. All while being developed in a completely different style compared to other Dragonball games. This change in style has led it to be adopted by the fighting game community as a fantastic entry to their roster of games.

Players are able to manage a resource in the game called ki. This allows them to perform super moves that will deal significant damage to the opponent. The game's story might leave a bit to be desired. However, if you can overlook this and simply enjoy the combat for what it is. Then the experience on offer is fantastic. So if you are looking for a game that perfectly captures the kinetic energy of Dragonball fights from the manga, this is a great choice. The potential for video games based on manga looks promising if this example is to be followed.

2. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Next on our list, we have another entry of the DragonBall gaming franchise. DragonBall Xenoverse 2 is structured quite differently from DragnBall Fighter Z. One is an arena fighter, while the other is more of a traditional fighting game. The story behind Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is fantastic. With many different elements of the manga rolled into the game. The game also deals with time manipulation and a few other features that make it feel unique from the source material.

Players are able to create their own Z-warrior in order to battle a great evil. Along the way, they will encounter many iconic locations and characters from the manga. The combat in the game is smooth and fluid, allowing for some of the most bombastic battles available on modern hardware. So if you are looking for a game that you can sink your teeth into that is still receiving updates, then Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is a great choice. Based on the highly influential DragonBall manga, Xenoverse 2 is one of the best video games based on manga on the market today.

1. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Our final entry is possibly the most fluid and accurate to the source material entry on this list. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is a fantastic choice for any manga fan or Naruto fan specifically. Featuring combat that is near impeccable, this is a game that you can return to even years later and have a blast. Players are able to go through parts of the Naruto story for themselves. The game offers quite a few spins of this as well, making it more interesting.

Players are able to play everything from after the Naruto manga's time skip until the end of the series. That isn't where this game stops, however, as it also incorporates elements from Boruto as well. With a wealth of content and perhaps the best combat system on this list, Storm 4‘s legacy is cemented. Being one of the most faithful adaptations of a manga's story in video games, this title truly stands out. So if you haven't given the series a try, definitely do so, as the combat, coupled with the fantastic story, make it all worthwhile even today.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.