Who doesn’t love a great anime? If you like the visuals and narrative that accompanies these games, then you may want to take part in some of the games listed below. In this list, we’re going to take a look at some of the best anime games released in 2021. Of course, it’s going to be a bit difficult to really rank these. They range from action-adventure, visual novels, point-and-click, fighting games to more classic turn-based RPGs. So we don’t recommend paying too much attention to how these games are ranked.
Bravely Default 2 – anime games
Bravely Default was a major RPG release on the Nintendo 3DS, and it finally got a sequel with Bravely Second: End Layer. However, we now have Bravely Default 2. Don’t let the name fool you. While it might be hinted that the game is a sequel, it’s really a standalone experience. There’s no sequel here, but a whole new story and characters instead.
This is a classic turn-based RPG where you will control a group of characters throughout the story. In this game, the player follows a group of characters, adding a princess exiled from her kingdom. Having discovered the kingdom had been robbed of its crystals, our team of heroes ventured to restore them and potentially return the princess to her throne.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
The Ace Attorney franchise is a pretty well-loved franchise. In the game series, the player will play the role of a lawyer who must win different trials. This year, we released The Great Lawyer Chronicle. This is a collection that includes both Adventure and Settlement parts.
In this game, you are transported into the 19th century, where you are playing as Ryunosuke Naruhodo, the ancestor of Phoenix Wright. You’re still a lawyer looking to uncover different clues and engage in courtroom fights. You will cross-examine witnesses, present your evidence, and uncover the truth about what happened between the different trials.
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
Behind The Frame: The Finest Scenery is one of those lively interactive anime games that tell the story of an artist looking to complete their artwork for a gallery. This is a story-driven game. Players will interact with the environment and take a seat in the life of this aspiring artist as she goes through her emotional journey.
This might be a slower game for some players, especially if you’re not a fan of point-and-click adventure games. Still, the visuals are pretty impressive, and it’s an emotional story that won’t take players long to complete.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina – anime games
The Melty Blood franchise gets a new installment this year. This is often described as a visual novel fighting game that began way back in 2002. Like previous games, this is a 2D fighting title where fans will get to enjoy the events.
The event takes place a few days before the visual novel, Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-. Visually, the game looks stunning and carries with it gameplay mechanics that you may have been familiar with from previous installments.
However, there are some new mechanics, some of which might help those who might not be good at fighting games. Specifically, this mechanic is Rapid Beat, an automatic combo that allows players to chain a combo attack together from just pressing the attack button.
Persona 5 Strikers – anime games
Persona 5 was hugely successful when it was first released and this year we received a new side story to continue the plot. While Persona 5 is a turn-based fighting game, Persona 5 Strikers is a hack and slash title. If you’ve played through Persona 5 or watched the anime adaptation, you’ll find that Persona 5 Strikers takes players back to Phantom Thieves.
With the goal of eliminating the corruption that has spilled over into Japan, the team will have to eliminate a host of enemies that roam freely in the region. The biggest catch that some fans might have with this one of the anime games is that the title is available on some platforms without Persona 5.