Traditionally, video games that make use of a popular anime tend to not be that good, and usually receive either mediocre or downright negative reviews. Part of it is trying to do the source justice, but also just creating a game that manages to convey the story and the themes can be quite difficult.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost, and there are some anime-based games that are worth checking out. Let’s explore some of the best video games around that have used anime as a base.
Bleach: The Blade Of Fate
While Blade of Fate was released more than a decade ago, it remains a solid and fun platform game that takes all of the best the best that Bleach has to offer and provides in an easy-to-consume format. As one of the longest-running anime shows of all time, Bleach has plenty of material to choose from, so it was only a matter of time until a video game was created. The gameplay is fairly captivating, and fans of the anime will be able to control their favourite characters in a refined console experience that’s perfect for the gamer on the go.
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Astro Boy is considered one of the oldest anime series around, and it proved to be perfect in terms of having the right content for a video game. Regarded as a classic, this title provides everything there is to love about fighting games, and it quickly turned out to be one of the very best games available on the game Boy Advance.
It was universally praised after being released, and while it might be difficult to get a hold of a Game Boy Advance today, the game can still be enjoyed through emulation as long as it’s done in a legal way.
Attack On Titan
Attack On Titan took the anime world by storm when it was released, offering a unique story that was perfect to be adapted into a video game. The first game was released in 2016, and although it was largely disappointing among fans, many agreed that with some improvements, it would turn into something truly special.
The second game of the series was much improved in the ways that mattered, and fans were extremely happy with what they received. The second game boasted better combat, improved movement, and players were able to customise their characters.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Fighting games are some of the most common in the world of anime games, and Dragon Ball FighterZ is widely considered the best available, with themes found in everything from movies to Canadian mobile slots. Taking characters from the beloved show and giving players the chance to test out their skill on the screen, it was something of an immediate hit among Dragon Ball Z fans, and it didn’t take long for the game to become popular among eSports lovers, too. It’s a great game that anyone with a passion for fighting games should definitely check out.