The best anime games of 2024 (so far)

Best anime games; a collection of anime characters
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My pick of the best anime games of 2023 (so far) offers Triple-A tie-ins that ambitiously adapt awesome arcs, plus remade classics boasting bags of anime-style and free anime games to play for less. If you love bright and colourful fantasy worlds, or are looking for something a bit darker, you’ll find your next favourite here.

As the games editor for PLAY magazine, I play a lot of games. Unfortunately for Team PLAY, I’m also their resident anime nerd - if the Miku Hatsune figurines around my desk aren’t a dead giveaway, then the stacks of Sailor Moon manga definitely are. PLAY is a dedicated PlayStation focussed magazine so you’ll find plenty of the best anime games on PS5 below, but my list also offers action, role playing and strategy anime games for Switch and anime games for PC nerds too. After all, this art form welcomes all.

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Jess Kinghorn
Freelance writer

Jess is PLAY Magazine’s games editor, and is known for championing the weird, the wonderful, and the downright janky. A fan of cult classic JRPGs and horror, her rants about Koudelka and Shadow Hearts have held many a captive audience. Outside of writing about all things PlayStation, she’s also a lifelong fan of Nintendo’s handheld consoles. Having whiled away most of her college years playing The World Ends With You on the original Nintendo DS, she’s looking forward to uncovering all of NEO’s secrets too. Beginning her career as Official PlayStation Magazine’s staff writer in 2017, she’s since written for PC Gamer, SFX, Games Master, and Games TM.