Anime games from Japan have always been the center of attention of many gamers. These games are no less popular with games made by westerners. Various genres of anime games that have been released on the PC platform. Of the many anime games on PC, there must be games that are popular and liked by many gamers.
On this occasion, LaptopArena will provide recommendations for the best anime games on the PC platform that you should play now. There are 10 best PC anime game titles that we will provide for readers.
What are the best anime games that you should play on PC? Come on, let’s just start the discussion!
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1. Valkyria Chronicles
The first recommendation for the best and most popular PC anime game is Valkyria Chronicles . This tactical RPG game made by developer Sega was first released on April 24, 2008 for the PS3 platform. After a long wait, this game is finally released on the PC platform with HD graphics quality on November 11, 2014.
Valkyria Chronicles presents a fictional war story where players will control a team called Squad 7 from the country of Gallia to stop the colonization of the Empire country. You will get various dramatic and sad moments from wars between countries in this game.
For the gameplay itself, Valkyria Chronicles will make you really think hard to face the enemy. The further the story goes, the more difficult the Empire’s troops will be to conquer. Not to mention the increasing number of them and the conditions to win the stage .
2. Code Vein
Next is Code Vein which is called the anime version of the Dark Souls game . This action RPG game made by Bandai Namco Studios developer managed to create a video game that has similar gameplay to Dark Souls . It’s just that Code Vein has a story with characteristics like an anime adaptation.
This game is no less difficult than Dark Souls , because every enemy you face is clever enough to trick you with some of their attack patterns. You also need to adapt to every weapon you get and also skills in the game.
3. Scarlet Nexus
The next game is a game made by Bandai Namco Studios, entitled Scarlet Nexus . The game, which was released on June 25, 2021, received a lot of positive responses from various reviews , from gamers to game journalists.
Scarlet Nexus presents an action RPG game against giant monsters and strange phenomena happening to humans in the future. The game-play of Scarlet Nexus is arguably the result of an improvement from the games Code Vein and God Eater 3. That’s because the developer staff of Bandai Namco Studios also participated in the development of the two games.
So it is certain that the Scarlet Nexus game will be a very exciting game with a unique story that I highly recommend for those of you who are looking for the best anime games on PC.
4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Talking about anime games, it’s incomplete if you don’t include the Naruto Shippuden game in this list. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the last game series from Naruto’s journey in war and becoming a Hokage.
Although the story in the game is an adaptation of manga and anime, the way the story is told is more exciting and full of cool action. Popular moments from the Naruto series are presented in an epic manner that makes your playing spirit smolder. So don’t be surprised if the game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is the recommendation for the best PC anime game that you should play.
5. Doki-Doki Literature Club Plus!
Need a visual novel genre recommendation game with a romantic story? Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is your best choice. This game is the latest version of Doki Doki Literature Club with lots of additional content, ranging from stories, music and collections that you can find for gamers.
I guarantee a romantic relationship with the chosen heroines will make your heart doki doki or make you nervous.
6. Shin Megami Tensei III Nocture HD Remaster
The next best recommendation for PC anime games is Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne HD Remaster . The game, which was first released on the PS2 platform, is known for its difficulty level which is quite annoying for players. Why not, in the tutorial game, you can be slaughtered by random enemies until it’s game over and have to repeat the prologue which takes about 20 minutes more.
In addition to the brutal JRPG game, this game also presents an epic story where the world has been destroyed and players will determine the destiny of all living things. When else can you beat demons, devils to gods with your bare hands?
7. Persona 4 Golden
Need an anime game with mystery and friendship stories? Persona 4 Golden is the next best PC anime game recommendation for you. This game is a port from the PS Vita platform to the PC platform that gamers have been waiting for.
Presenting better graphics while maintaining the story and gameplay content. You can play Persona 4 Golden repeatedly because it has multiple endings and collections ranging from System Links, Personas and Equipment that can give you additional strength to the protagonist during the game.
8. Nier Replicant and Nier Automata
Talking about games that can be played repeatedly, I also highly recommend playing Nier Replicant and Nier Automata. The two games are interconnected in the story of the Nier series (as well as the Drakengard series) created by creator Yoko Taro.
The first game you have to play is Nier Replicant. This game presents a complex story and also sacrifices to save humanity. You can find surprising moments in Nier Replicant. The action RPG gameplay is really fun with various combo attacks in the face of enemies.
Meanwhile, Nier: Automata is a recommended game that is no less epic in terms of story and gameplay than Nier Replicant. What happened in the previous game has made the condition of mankind even more difficult and androids like 2B and 9S are assigned to help. It turns out that their mission is not as easy as they imagined.
Both of these games have multiple endings where several endings become the main plot of the game. You will be surprised how Yoko Taro makes the story of this game full of brutality and there is no such thing as a happy ending, both for the main character and for the players.
9. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
The next recommendations for the best PC anime games are Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. These two games will take you on an exciting and thrilling adventure from the story of Adol.
Ys VIII gives you an adventure on a mysterious island inhabited by brutal and gigantic monsters. Adol and his friends were stranded on the island because a legendary creature attacked the ship they were on. The island also holds a mystery to stop the destruction of the world.
Meanwhile, Ys IX brings players to the story of Adol who is suddenly detained in a city called Balduq. It turns out that the city holds a secret where a mysterious woman gives Adol new powers and transforms himself into a Monstrum. Together with his new friend, Adol seeks to find out the truth of the mystery of the city of Balduq and a dimension called Grimwald Nox.
Ys VIII and Ys IX present action RPG gameplay with their own uniqueness. Players are also required to explore every corner of the location to find various clues that have secrets and important roles in the story of each game. You need about more than 20-30 hours of playing to be able to complete all collections in the game.
10. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Series and Trails of Cold Steel Series
The next best anime game recommendation for PC is a game from developer Nihon Falcom, namely the Trails in the Sky series and the Trails of Cold Steel series. These two games are interrelated but with the focus of their respective stories in each country.
Actually there is one more game series that I need to include, namely Trails to Azure/Trails from Zero. But because the PC version of the game hasn’t been released globally, I recommend these 2 games from the Trails series franchise.
Trails in the Sky has a 3 part story that focuses on the adventures of Estelle, Joshua and his friends in Liberl facing a mysterious organization and a potential war with the country of Erebonia. This game series focuses on classic RPG adventures with modern technology and family-themed stories.
While Trails of Cold Steel has a 4-part story that focuses on Rean along with Class VII and his friends in the country of Erebonia. This game focuses on the efforts of all members of the Rean team in stopping war and the destruction of the world from the plans of Giliath Osborne along with his subordinates and the mysterious organization that is the same as the Trails in the Sky series.
Each title of this game series provides a full story with plot twists that will surprise you with the storyline. Especially in the Cold Steel series which provides many mysteries and cliffhangers at the end of each game.
That’s information about the 10 best anime games on PC in 2021. Actually, there are many more recommendations for anime games that I want to share with readers, such as the Danganronpa series, Digimon Cyber Sleuth series, Senran Kagura, Helltaker, God Eater 3 and others. However, it’s still a shame if you haven’t played the 10 games above, you know!