The 10 Best Anime Adaptations In Gaming Of All Time, Ranked

Some anime are so amazing and action-packed that they act as the perfect catalyst to create a great video game adaptation.

Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon are both pretty popular anime series, so popular that they've become a part of general media. Even people who aren't into anime know about them. Quite often an anime series can reach into other forms of media, and most of the time its through video games. The stories that make up the plots of anime series are perfect for games and can draw in both fans of the anime series, and avid gamers who think the premise of it is interesting. Here is a list of the 10 Best Anime Adaptation in Gaming of All Time, Ranked.

10 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelist Of The Roses

Most of the Yu-Gi-Oh! games follow the same storyline as the anime. There's a tournament, players build decks and use them to battle opponents to become the number one duelist. And there's nothing wrong with that, the intensity of the duels in the anime is what made the series popular, but Duelist of the Roses offers a different twist to the card battling series.

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The game is loosely based off the real-life War of the Roses. Characters from the series take on the role of different historical figures, and players battle with and against them as the "Rose Duelist".

9 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

Now some might think Dynasty Warriors and the Gundam series is an odd combination but considering that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is the fourth game in the Dynasty Warrior Gundam series, it works. Gundam Reborn has several different mobile suits and their pilots from across the Gundam franchise (Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Gundam Seed and more), and puts them in Dynasty Warrior style battles, where the Gundams tear through hordes of enemies and players can customize their weapons and armor. Gundam Reborn even has battles that take place in space!


The .hack game was initially released along the side the anime, and the first game in the series is .hack//INFECTION. It is a game about an online game called The World, an MMORPG. Players take on the role of the main character Kite, as he gets pulled into the mystery surrounding a strange girl called Aura, an item called the Twilight Bracelet and the strange occurrences of players falling into comas. The game plays like an RPG, with Sora collecting party members and battling against monsters and other enemies in turn-based battles.

7 Bleach Brave Souls

Bleach is an anime that follows around Ichigo Kurosaki, who gains the powers of a Soul Reaper, a Grim Reaper like individual who protect humans from malicious spirits called Hollows. And one of the best Bleach games is a mobile game called Brave Souls. This action mobile game lets players build teams out of characters from the anime. Each character has their own special moves with its own fully-voiced cinematic. The game retells the story from the beginning and even has original stories told in side quests. There's even a co-op system that let's four people battle together.

6 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is currently gaining a new generation with the English dub airing on Cartoon Network currently. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is full of amazing and unique characters with a story that (literally) stretches across generations. It's hard to summarize the series, but basically, this one family, the Joestar, possess incredible psychic strength and throughout different generations, members of the family find themselves in various adventures.

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All-Star Battle is a fighting game that features many of the characters from the entire series. Most of the characters' psychic strength manifests into beings called Stands, that they use to fight.

5 My Hero One's Justice

My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya, who wants to become a superhero, but doesn't have powers of his own, called Quirks. He gets scouted by Japan's greatest superhero called All Might, who shares his Quirk with him and involves him in a school for superheroes in training. My Hero One's Justice lets players control many of the characters from the anime and play out many of the key scenes of the series or create their own battles. Players can choose to play the path of the heroes or villains, using each character's Quirk to defeat their opponents.

4 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Naruto is a story about ninja and follows the main character, Naruto through his adolescence. There's been plenty of Naruto games, but the best is Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. It's set around the events leading up to the Fourth Shinobi World War and has an alternate take on the events as the game came out before the arc's conclusion.

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Despite the non-canon ending, it is still one of the best Naruto games for its amazing graphics, the return of boss battles and the Ultimate Decision system that let players pick between two different paths in the game.

3 Attack On Titan

Attack on Titan tells the story of humanity living in walled communities in fear of giant humanoid creatures called Titans. It follows Eren Jaeger who joins the military that fights and protect humanity from the Titans, in revenge for them destroying his home. And the Attack on Titan game is a hack and slash, based on the first season of the anime. Players can unlock more characters from the series as they progress through story mode and can even use the 3D Maneuvering Gear from the anime as a way to get around in the game!

2 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

With each new Digimon series, the cast and overall plot of the story changes, but the Digimon stay the same. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is the 5th game in the franchise and the first console game. Players take on the role of an amateur hacker who gains the ability to scan, raise and train Digimon. The game has three possible plotlines players can take on, and they get to explore both the Real World and the Digital World as they try to solve the case of a group of hackers causing issues in both worlds.

1 Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2D fighting game developed by the same creators of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. It looks great, and will really make players feel like their witnessing actual battles play out in the anime. The game's story mode is entertaining and a nice change from other Dragon Ball games that like to do a retell of the anime series. It has a great roster of fighters to choose from, which include characters from Dragon Ball Super, and it even has most of the original voice actors from the English dub reprising their roles!

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