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I have a ever increasing love for anime as a whole, from the cosplay, the manga’s, to even the games that deviates from our favorite stories. It’s one thing watching the explosions happen, it’s another to be the one causing the explosions. So we decided to create a list of our favorite series, that turned into a great game series. This will be a continuously growing list, that will add more games over time.


Genre: RPG

When it comes to games related to anime Hyperdimension Neptunia, will forever be the first that comes to mind. Another thought that comes to mind for this game would be “The Console Wars,” since 4 Goddesses fighting each other. Lastation represents the PlayStation, Lowee represents the Wii, and Leanbox represents the Xbox, while Planeptune represents the cancelled Sega Neptune.


Genre: RPG

Persona 4 is easily one of my favorite games, an one that I played before I learned that it was actually an anime. Although you can also include Persona 5, I personally enjoyed 4 so much, that I would play this one first.


Genre: RPG

God Eater stand on it’s own as a game, with the anime only having 1 season, the game picks finishes where it left off. In terms of a RPG, this game easily top as a fan favorite. This is the third installment to the franchise, as your still able to travel with 4 companions, and 8 on assault mode.


Genre: Action

Attack on Titans is like, Spiderman meets gigantic monsters, with it’s omni-directional maneuvering. This game tries to focus on a bit of what wasn’t covered in the manga, leaving out most political scenes.


Genre: Fighting

Dragonball Z has given us a series of spectacular games, that follows the anime. But Dragonball Fighters gives us a whole new experience, that changes the way we play Dragonball Z type games. You have Xenoverse, than there’s Fighters.


Genre: RPG

Tales of Zestiria gives us, an open world experience of one of my favorite animes. Following the legend of the Shepard, you embark on a journey to clense the malice in the world. Following the beautiful story that the anime gave us, as you create a world where Seraphim, and humans can coexist. I just wish Tales Of Berseria got animated also.


Genre: Visual Novel

If you watched Dangaronpa, but haven’t played the game, I urge you to play this immediately. Beginning with Trigger Happy Havoc, this series touches up on what was left out. Going from School Life, Deadly Life, and Class Trial segments.


Genre: Action-Adventure

The latest installment to Luffy’s quest for the One Piece, as Luffy travel in a open world environment set on Jail Island. Making it’s debut as #2 on Japan Top Charts. The game’s combat features stealth elements, and Luffy can use the Observation Haki to see enemies from behind walls.


Genre: Action-Fiction

This series really took me by shock when I learned it was getting a game. All looks and feels of the original anime series remodel with 3D Cell-look technology! Your favorite scenes from the original series revived with stunning visuals and cinematics, and with a whole new “IF” story plot!


Genre: 3D Fighting

Taking an interesting change in perspective for gameplay. This new game lets gamers battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! As your able to personally create your own Ninja, an make them the ultimate Shinobi.


Genre: Fighting

Has to be one the more thrilling games you would find on this list. You don’t even have to like the anime, to enjoy this game. The story mode of One’s Justice picks up midway through season 2 of the anime, and ends at about the midway point of season 3. Where you smash even your environment.


Picking up where the third anime seasons – The Second Raid – left off. The game features 3D models, and the battle animations are done in anime style. Similar to Super Robot Wars, the player can level up pilots, teach them new skills and upgrade the mechs outside combat, as you play through 26 missions.


Genre: Action RPG

An alternate version of the Fist of the North Star, as Kenshiro searches for his lost love Yuria. In this post-apocalyptic story, you don’t have to know the original story to enjoy this standalone.


Genre: Fighting

Gintama Rumble covers the first 8 arcs of the series, ending with the Rakuyou Decisive Battle Arc, so if you’re familiar with the series, then you know what’s going on. However, if you’re new to the series, I recommend watching the series first since the game recreates the story in a very manner. Not only are the levels ridiculously long, but a lot of the cutscenes are just anime screenshots.


Genre: Action Role-Playing

Hack series was one of the original Isekai’s before they became mainstream. You play as Haseo who defeated his friend Shino and left her in a coma in real life. You fight to protect the entire internet, so the real world won’t be affected.


Genre: Fighting

Soldiers’ Soul is a 3D versus fighting game, that’s similar to the previous title. Soldiers’ Soul includes two different story modes, with 39 characters and costumes. The first one is called “Legend of Cosmo,” which tells the story from the 12 Houses arc to the Hades arc. The other story mode is called “Battle of Gold,” in which the 12 Gold Saints can be selected in their God Cloths


Genre: Visual Novel

Yahari Game Demo is the second video game developed for the series. You experience the 2nd ova as Hachiman, as you navigate through school life with your 2 club mates, with a few new characters.


Genre: 3D Fighting

Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versus three team battles. Each playable Mobile Suit comes equipped with its own weapons systems to learn and master.


Genre: 3rd Person Shooter

Your able to use different types of water guns with different abilities in this epic series spin off. The game includes several different modes. There is a single-player story mode called the Single Splash, in which the player fights boss characters such as a giant, bathing, nude woman. With an online mode, ranking system, and a co-op, these shinobi’s know how to enjoy the summer heat, as the plot focuses on the Peach Beach Splash water gun tournament.


Genre: Action RPG

The game follows the story of the manga series, starting in the Golden Age Arc and ending in the Hawk of the Millennium Empire Arc. Closely resembling Dynasty Warriors gameplay, making it a gore hack & slash.


Genre: First-Person Shooter

First Assault Online was based on the universe of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, that features a cyborg customization feature which supported 5,000 different layouts. You could choose from PvP, or even PvE in a Online Mode. This was a highly received shooter game.


Genre: Visual Novel

Angel Beats! is set in a world after death, as you play as Otonashi reliving the events in the anime. Except this game gives you multiple endings, 200 in fact that you can achieve. Originally meant to be a RPG, but later turned into a Visual Novel. The game was ranked as the #1 Selling Pc game, an ranked in the top 50 nationally since than.


Genre: Visual Novel

The game takes place in a timeline within the anime’s first 12 episodes. The player controls one of two characters: inspector Nadeshiko Kugatachi, who is missing memories of her past, or enforcer Takuma Tsurugi, whose lover is missing. The story runs parallel to the TV show’s.


  • Yuki Yuna Wa Yusha de Aru
Genre: Action

The gameplay of Memory of the Forest is divided into two segments, as you choose from 5 playable characters. The Event Mode tells the main story of the game in a visual novel-esque format with 99 different episodes, and the Action Mode features the members of the Hero Club in battle with various enemies inside the Forest. Just as great as the anime.


  • Saenai Kanojo no Sodatkata
Genre: Adventure

Closely following the anime as Tomoya Aki try to raise a heroine of your choosing for a dojin game. At certain points in the gameplay, the heroines will clash over issues and the player will have to decide which opinion to support, as you try to reach a specific ending for each heroine.


Genre: Action RPG

The latest installment of the popular series Sword Art Online. Just like the other games you relive the series up to the Alicization Arc. Unlike Fatal Bullet where you could create your avatar, you play as Kirito whose trapped in “Underworld,” where A.I.s behave like humans. This game differ from its predeccors as you follow the events in the anime instead of a side story.


Genre: Action

This Tank Battle Game features a story-mode, a 5v5 online multiplayer mode, special missions – including a fight against a giant BOCO. The game takes after the events of Der Film, and before Das Finale. There is also a new tournament mode called “Panzerfahren Festival” where a team of two will participate at first, getting new members from other teams they defeat, as you finally fight the Type 10 tank.


Genre: Action Adventure

This Visual Novel is fully animated throughout the runtime of the game, creating a true playable anime, since it uses scene directed from it. Players proceed through the story, advancing the action with an input and see events play out. At points in the story, the player will have influence over specific decisions, such as an action taken by Okabe or who he calls at a specific moment. These decisions are usually routed through the “Phone Trigger”


Genre: Visual Novel

The final chapter in the Grisaia series, you follow through as Yuji look for a place to die. Featuring the Prologue De La Grisaia, a prologue set before Yuuji’s arrival at Mihama; an Blanc Aile no Tane, the overarching story’s grand conclusion.


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The story of Fate/Extella: Link picks up right where its predecessor, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, left off, which was by it’s own right a perfect hack & slash game. Resembling Dynasty Warriors in every aspect, instead with Fate/Stay servant rampaging through thousands of NPC’s. The story follows Altera, after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious new foe who’s begun to ‘Oraclize’ other Servants in a mad campaign for assimilating SE.RA.PH itself.



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