Anime games

What We Liked..

Easy to jump into

Free to play without pay to win

Plenty of content

Promotes player creativity

.. and what we didn't

Bland main story quests

Must pay to use world chat

4.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.5

Genre: casual, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


MapleStory 2 is a free to play hack and slash MMORPG featuring cute anime cartoon graphics and art style. The game offers an incredible amount of PvE and PvP content from questing to intuitive Mini Games and even a Battle Royale mode without a content paywall. While there is an in-game cash shop, it sells mostly cosmetics and convenience, although one great thing about it is you can sell your own custom designs on there as well using the User Generated Workshop.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play anime MMORPG
  • Amazing amount of content that are actually fun and rewarding
  • Players can create and sell their own designs with UGC Workshop
  • Fluid ARPG hack and slash combat with three control options

What We Liked..

Interesting free to play alternative to official Pokemon games

Fresh concept and ideas

Large amount of players and servers

.. and what we didn't

Takes some time before gameplay becomes fun

Risk of getting shut down

Imbalanced PvP

4.0 out of 5
Editorial vote: 8.0

Genre: casual, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Pokemon Mega is an unofficial Pokemon RPG adventure game that is inspired by the classic series from Nintendo's legendary franchise. The gamplay includes familiar systems from the originals, but adds plenty of good ideas like open world PvP, a gear system and more to make it different from the paid games.

Pokemon Mega also functions like a proper browser MMO with world chat, guild functionality and PvP tournaments. The graphics and art style are for the most part authentic, but the game changes quite a few things about the Pokemon such as altering base types and attacks. For a free to play game with a cash shop, the game can be fun but it takes a while to overcome to autonomy of the early game levels.

➔ Main points:

  • Unofficial Pokemon adventure game that is inspired by classics
  • Free to play with optional cash shop buffs and boosts
  • Full roster of Pokemon across generations
  • Plenty of gameplay features like tournaments, dungeons and open world PvP
  • You won't have full control until level 26 and above

What We Liked..

Fun to play

Fine graphics and detail.

.. and what we didn't

Game is too similar to its predecessor.

3.9 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.8

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: sea, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvP


One Piece 2 is an adventure browser-based MMO that allows you to assemble a crew of dangerous pirates and sail to dangerous expeditions with your character Luffy, with the ultimate goal to be the Pirate King.
Over the course of the story, you earn vitality points to make significant improvements to your crew to gain an upper hand in your fights.

In addition to living the story of the 'One Piece' treasure and the quest to become the Pirate King, you can also engage yourself in PvP battles against your friends and use your battle-hardened skills to finish top and win the spoils.

➔ Main points:

  • Free browser game set in the universe of One Piece, the famous anime.
  • Manage your crew and fight your way to become the Pirate King.
  • Select a character from four available classes.
  • Win vitality points to get upgrades.
  • Story lacking in imagination.

What We Liked..

Good Graphics

New Progression Systems

Lots of Content

.. and what we didn't

Poor Voice Over

Repetitive

AFK mode makes most things very easy

3.8 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.5


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Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


League of Angels 2 is a beautiful new follow-up to the highly popular League of Angels. It’s a highly traditional MMO with a glossy new paint job and a few new mechanics. Playing through the game's story kept me entertained, and combat is a spectacle to behold.

Though not particularly engaging, the combat animations and visual effects are of high quality. Progressing through the story is similar to many other Browser MMO’s. In fact that seems to be the game’s biggest fault. It’s so reminiscent of other games, especially its predecessor, the original League of Angels. This however doesn’t ruin the fun, the experience is still engaging because the mechanics of the game are solid and the game is well made.

➔ Main points:

  • Improved Angels
  • Return of AFK gameplay
  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Sub-par Voice Acting

What We Liked..

Great art and animation

Authentic story

Easy to grasp

Populated servers

.. and what we didn't

Passive combat

Intrusive cash shop

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Fairy Tail: Hero's Journey is the official online MMORPG of the manga series. For a free to play web-browser game, fans of the franchise will be rewarded as it features authentic characters and story from the manga.

The gameplay is easy to grasp as players pick from one of three classes and progress through the world via leveling up themselves and their companions. Combat is turn-based with party dynamics that are fun to watch due to the excellent animations. However, the battles are passive for the most part meaning you actively do nothing but watch most of the time. The game also has an in-depth cash shop that can be advantageous, but not necessary for end-game progression. Overall, Fairy Tail: Hero's Journey is a good free to play title that will serve loyal fans of the series with plenty of originality and fun.

➔ Main points:

  • Gorgeous authentic world and art style based on the Fairy Tail franchise
  • Dozens of pets and companions to collect
  • Turn-based party battle system but passive in design
  • Free to play browser game but expect intrusive cash shop
  • Easy to follow stories and quests for fans but will differ for newcomers

What We Liked..

Available on Steam

Fun and fluid combat

gorgeous art style

solid voice acting

.. and what we didn't

Combat gets repetitive after a while

lack of endgame content

English version has halved exp rates and double energy costs

obnoxious stamina system

too many P2P/P2W elements

server issues and long loading times

3.5 out of 5
Editorial vote: 7.0

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: present, sci-fi, anime, city

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: PvE PvP


Anime MMORPGs are a rare breed. Good ones anyway, and for use anime and MMO fans, that’s a darn shame. So when a good Anime MMORPG comes around, we play it as long as we can and cherish it more than that all-red Pokeball.

SoulWorker is a refreshing entry into the somewhat sparse Anime MMORPG genre. The art style is just plain gorgeous, and the combat is fast and furious, no Vin Diesel required. And most importantly, the game is fun.

While it lasts at least. The game is still young, but in its’ current state, there just isn’t enough to do. Players will have a blast in the initial hours, but once the serious grinding starts, the fun drops off a cliff. The endgame is pretty nonexistent, and what little there is to do, isn’t very enjoyable. Soul Worker is an instanced based, dungeon hack and slash, and it can get very repetitive very quickly. And the alterations that Game Forge made to the game, make the bad aspects of Soul Worker even worse. In its’ current state, it doesn’t have much in the way of lasting power, but it’s a great way to spend a weekend or two with friends.

➔ Main points:

  • Downloadable Hack n Slash MMORPG
  • Fast and fun combo heavy combat
  • Get repetitive towards late game
  • Very little endgame content
  • English version of the game is a lot harder and more grindy than the SEA version
  • Too much P2W/P2P Elements in the English release
  • Lots of server issues

What We Liked..

Beautiful Environments

Fun Combat

Pretty Costumes

.. and what we didn't

PvE content is simple

Lacks innovation

Needs better Optimization

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Blade and Soul is a Korean MMORPG recently published by veterans of the MMO industry, NCSoft.

Originally published in Asia, a little over four years ago, the long anticipated game finally makes its way westward. Fans here in the west have long been clamoring for Blade and Soul: the flashy anime inspired graphics and the apparent innovation of its highly touted combat system make NCSoft’s newest experience seem like an amazing proposition.

The question though, does it live up to all the hype? In many ways yes, the game’s combat is reminiscent of classic combo based fighting games, making each encounter engaging and unique.

The graphics are great, if a little dated. However optimization issues and lag run rampant, PvE is somewhat lack luster, and gearing at max level can be a bit of a chore.

The game is a mixed bag, it does some things right and some wrong, however the things it does correctly may be enough to outshine its rougher aspects by the standards of some players.

➔ Main points:

  • 2016 Free to Play MMO
  • Action Combat
  • Fun 1v1 PvP
  • Great Environments

What We Liked..

Captivating graphics

Lots of content

Simple gameplay

.. and what we didn't

Semi-automated gameplay

Confusing and cluttered interface

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Bleach Saga Online is a browser-based MMORPG with a fantasy setting and Anime style. It was launched on july 2014 by GoGames

The game’s plot happens in the manga universe created by Tite Kubo, which means you may run into, meet, interact and even play as many of his best-known characters.

➔ Main points:

  • Original Story and anime style
  • Three classes to choose from
  • PvP arena
  • Turn-based automated combat
  • Guild system

What We Liked..

Good graphics

realistic character movement

excellent map and locations

detailed tactical battles.

.. and what we didn't

Cocky dialogue with misplaced emoticons

dialogue skips very quickly at times.

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: war, action, mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE


One of the latest team-building MMO games, Dragonbone Dynasty, has come in with a lot of hype.
Class selection has taken an extra step allowing users to choose the gender as well as the non-playable allies.
Serious thought has been given by the developers into battle tactics allowing you to place your allies in a good position to be of best use.

One of the core elements of Dragonbone Dynasty is combat, and that doesn't disappoint either.
The action is semi-automated with you having the option of removing a move from your character's skill-set altogether to present a more precise, yet lethal combination.
The map size, graphics and character movement and physics are particularly impressive and make playing this game worthwhile.

➔ Main points:

  • Team building MMO with strong emphasis on allies.
  • A mix of MMORPG and MMORTS elements.
  • Good graphics, natural character movement and impressive setting.
  • Battle formation and tactics are well-designed.
  • Character dialogue is easy to understand, but seems funny because of uncalled-for emoticons.

What We Liked..

Solid MOBA gameplay

Good variety of heroes

Refreshing customization options

.. and what we didn't

Poor matchmaking system

Lacks a decent practice mode

Only one server in North America

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: strategy, action, MOBA

Setting: fantasy, anime

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvP


Heroes Evolved by R2 Games is unmistakably a MOBA that takes its inspiration from fan-favorites DOTA 2 and League of Legends. Don’t write off its resemblance as just a copy though, as the game tries to be different and succeeds by introducing interesting gameplay mechanics such as a Glyph system, which allows players to alter the stats of their heroes like an RPG game.

Players will also have access to a large pool of heroes at release, and all 58 heroes are uniquely themed, well designed and come fully voiced. The MOBA gameplay feels both fresh and familiar and there are two types of match modes available alongside two maps. While it isn’t the best looking game out there graphically, it does hold its own style with a mix of LoL’s comic and cartoon design with a bit of anime.

Overall, Heroes Evolved is a worthy alternative in the MOBA universe. The game’s easy accessibility thanks to its quick client download and free to play fee makes it hassle-free to jump in and start a few games. Heroes Evolved does have a few issues ranging from balance to match-making, but as with any other game it will only get better in time.

➔ Main points:

  • Familiar MOBA gameplay with new mechanics
  • Over 50 unique and fully voiced heroes to pick from
  • Light and fast client download
  • Daily rewards for just logging in