The Pokemon series is one of the most popular games ever made. It’s the best-selling video game series of all time, and it’s been made into almost every other kind of art form. Pokemon Sword and Shield are the newest games in the series. They are also the best-selling games in the series since Pokemon Gold and Silver came out in 1999. They are also the first Pokemon games to have paid DLC packs, of which the second one came out in late 2020.
The Crown Tundra added both new and old legendary Pokemon to the game, as well as Galarian forms for many of them. It will keep players busy for a long time, but since there hasn’t been any new content announced yet, it’s only a matter of time before they have a Pokemon-sized hole in their lives. There are a lot of games like Pokemon, which is good news. None have been as successful as the Pokemon series, but many have come close in terms of how they play.
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
The Mystery Dungeon series came out before Pokemon by a few years, even though it’s probably best known now because of Pokemon. The first Mystery Dungeon game with a Chocobo theme came out in 1997, and since then, there have been several more.
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! is the most recent one, and it’s available for the Nintendo Switch and PS4. It doesn’t let players catch monsters like they can in Pokemon games, but through the Buddy system, they can make friends with them and have them fight with them as they go through the game’s many dungeons.
Slime Rancher came out in 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It takes parts from a lot of different types of games. At first glance, it might look like a weird mix of a first-person shooter and a life simulation game, but there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.
In the game, players can catch, raise, and breed their own slimes to make money and explore the world more. Even though there aren’t nearly as many different kinds of slimes as there are Pokemon and the game doesn’t let players battle, Slime Rancher should be a good fit for people who like to raise their Pokemon.
Shin Megami Tensei V
There are a lot of similarities between the Shin Megami Tensei and Pokemon franchises, even though some fans might not like the comparison. The most obvious is being able to catch and fight a wide range of monsters, which is a key part of both long-running series.
The SMT games are different, though, because their battle systems are more complicated and their stories are usually more mature and deep. Pokemon actually does a pretty good job of preparing players for SMT in a lot of ways, which makes SMT a great series to try for people who liked Pokemon games as kids.
Ooblets is a life simulation game that you can play on both Xbox One and Windows. It combines the farming parts of games like Stardew Valley and My Time at Portia with the creature collecting parts of the Pokemon series. Some people might think it sounds like putting chalk and cheese together, but the result is surprisingly good and worth a look.
The art style is similar to that of some of the more recent Pokemon games, but it’s a lot more colourful, which may appeal to some players. The animations are also great, and even though there aren’t nearly as many Ooblets to collect as there are Pokemon, most of the ones you can find in the game are very well made and have a lot of different features.
Monster Hunter Stories
Monster Hunter Stories came out in 2017, and it takes the series’ usual formula and changes it in a whole new way. The player controls a rider who can steal and hatch eggs from monsters’ nests and then use them to fight other monsters. The battles are turn-based, which is different from other Monster Hunter games. In this way, they are similar to the battles in Pokemon games.
The game was never brought to the Nintendo Switch, which is too bad, but it is still playable on the 3DS, and in 2018 it was also made available on Android and iOS devices. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin came out in July 2021 for both Switch and PC. It is a sequel for people who have already finished the first game or who don’t like mobile games.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved has slowly become a great action-adventure game, even though its start wasn’t very exciting. Most of the time, the gameplay is a lot more realistic than in the Pokemon series, and the story is told in a much less hands-on way. Even though there isn’t a traditional plot, there is still an interesting story to be found if you look for it.
Instead of cute little animals, players can tame and train fierce dinosaurs that they can ride into battle against their enemies or other prehistoric predators. Ark has a few bugs that can make the game less fun, but if you can get past them, you’ll probably find a lot to like about it. On some platforms, the game also allows crossplay and split-screen co-op, which makes it a great game to play with friends.
Even though Monster Crown’s graphics look like old 16-bit games, the game’s mechanics aren’t old. The game has more than 200 monsters that players can tame and collect. It also has a full-fledged breeding system that lets players make a huge number of different combinations. But its dark and thought-provoking story is its strongest point.
Monster Crown has a story that isn’t too different from the one in Pokemon X and Y, at least in terms of tone. The battle and trading systems are also similar to those in the Pokemon games, so fans of the Game Freak series should find it easy to switch to Monster Crown.
Temtem is a lot like the Pokemon MMO. It’s still in Early Access, but we can get a good idea of what it’s like to explore the floating islands of Omninesia, catch Temtems, and fight other players. Like Pokemon, it’s all about catching, training, and competing with your team of cute creatures, and in the end, you have to take on the eight tough dojo trainers from the Archipelago. It’s a chance for PC players to catch the creature-collecting bug and another outlet for anyone who has already mastered Pokemon, with the addition of real people running around the world for extra combat opportunities. The game is getting updates all the time, with new events, new missions, new cosmetics, new Temtem, and more added on a regular basis.
World of Final Fantasy Maxima
There are a lot of ways in which World of Final Fantasy is like the Pokemon RPGs we all know and love. You follow the journey of twins Lann and Reynn, who don’t remember anything about their past because they have amnesia. A mysterious woman greets them and tells them that they are Mirage keepers in the land of Gymoire. Like Pokemon, Mirages are monsters that the twins can catch and train to fight for them.
People who look like chibi and are called Lilikins live on the land. This is why everyone looks like cute Final Fantasy characters. The twins go through a portal to Gymoire to help fight against the Bahamutian Army, which wants to destroy it. As they travel through the world, they meet Final Fantasy characters from different groups. World of Final Fantasy came out in 2016, but with the release of Maxima last year, it got a bit of an update and came out again. The upgraded version adds even more Mirages to fight and more familiar Final Fantasy characters to meet, like Noctis, Lightening, and Yuna.