Is there a good anime game for the PS4 that you think is the best? With this list, we wanted to show off some of our favourite licenced anime titles that can be played on PlayStation 4. (and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility).
Now, the reason we say “licenced” is because only games based on anime or manga are on this list. Games like Persona 5 Royal don’t make the cut, because they didn’t start out as anime or manga. The game came first.
It’s good to know that there are a lot of anime games to choose from on Sony’s consoles, and many of them are good (some are even excellent). Another thing is that these anime games have a lot of different ways to play. They range from simple fighting games to full-blown adventure games or turn-based RPGs.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)
A hack and slash game based on The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a fairly old fantasy book series that was made into a manga by Full Metal Alchemist author and artist Hiromu Arakawa in 2013. Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is based on the game. In 2015, there was an anime, and this game was pushed as part of the revival of the property. As far as Koei Tecmo action games go, this one is a solid slice-’em-up that has some cool characters and pretty art.
The Warriors of Legend covers the first story arcs of the original work, so people who haven’t read it before won’t get lost. In fact, this means that the game could be a way into the bigger world of Arslan.
Fairy Tail (PS4)
Fairy Tail is one of the most popular anime and manga shows in the world, so this turn-based RPG does a good job of adapting the show into a game. Fairy Tail, a game made by Gust, is a fun, colourful adventure with a lot of characters to recruit and level up, each with their own special abilities.
There are a lot of dedicated side stories that help to build up the cast. The main plot is based on the events in the original work. In the game, things start to happen a lot later in the overall story. Because of this, newcomers may be a little lost, but if you like RPGs, there’s still fun to be had!
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4)
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is an awkward name for a game that tries to turn Kentaro Miura’s famous manga series into a hack and slash action game. The game isn’t bad, though. As far as Warriors-style games go, this one is the bloodiest. Guts and his friends fight through hordes of enemy soldiers and demon beasts. It’s not the best Warriors game out there, but swinging the Dragon Slayer is a lot of fun, especially when tens of foes explode into severed body parts with every hit.
Even though Berserk and the Band of the Hawk takes some liberties with the plot, it’s still a good choice for new fans.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PS4)
In the 1980s and 1990s, Captain Tsubasa was huge in some parts of the world. And years later, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, a video game based on the soccer game, would bring it back to life. When it comes to Captain Tsubasa, there are a lot of teams and characters who appear in Rise of the Champions. Even though the game isn’t always smooth, it comes close to being the complete package.
The game’s story mode tells the original story. Other modes let you make your own football hero, or play with the game’s many spiky-haired superstars on your own without having to play with them.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PS4)
You can play a lot of Sword Art Online games on the PS4. For us, the best one is Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. It’s a game where you play as your own character, who ends up joining the ranks of Kirito and his friends. There is a hub in the game where you accept missions and improve your gear. Then, you go out into open areas to shoot monsters and get experience and loot. Getting used to the game’s shooting isn’t easy, but those who learn to enjoy the game’s combat mechanics will find that it’s a lot of fun to play.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: March 23, 2018
A big part of what made the first Ni No Kuni game so exciting was that Level-5 worked with the famous Studio Ghibli to make the game look and move.
In Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Studio Ghibli has no more involvement. The art style stays true to the original, but it also takes advantage of the PS4’s more powerful graphics to make it look even better.
The game lets you play as Roland, a man who gets pulled into the “other world.” After that, he finds himself in the middle of a coup. He has to help the young king who was taken over and defend him.
The gameplay is good, but the main thing that makes this game interesting is the way the art looks. A lot of people play this game on their PS4s. All the charm from its predecessor is still there, and it keeps us coming back for more.
Gravity Rush 2
Developer: SIE Japan Studio’s Team Gravity
Genre: Action-adventure game
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Gravity Rush 2 is a PS4 exclusive. It builds on the charm and gameplay of the first game. Playing as Kat, you can manipulate and change gravity so that you can move around in mid-air and throw objects at enemies.
Gravity Rush 2, on the other hand, adds even more ways for players to think outside the box when it comes to fights and other obstacles.
The second Gravity Rush also expands on the world that the first one did. More than twice the map size means that there will be more to do and see. Another good thing about this game is how well the cel-shaded models and dialogue boxes look, too.