List of best anime about games and games - TOP 10

Hello everybody, How are you? Today we have another list of anime recommendations, this time we will go with the theme "Game" or better known in its English form "Game". Just as the theme suggests, the anime on this list will contain and involve your storyline in games. All are going to be essential anime for anyone looking for anime on this topic. So let's stop small talk and move on to the list, because that's what interests us.

Recalling that most of the synopses written in this article were translated from the MAL Rewrite. The article was a little long because we included a detailed review of each anime, so we will facilitate navigation with a summary below:

Sword Art Online (SAO)

To start off well, here is one of the most influential anime of the last few years, generating an absurd popularity that made it climb to the top position of many sites (including the My Anime List site) when it comes to Games.

As I like to classify him, this is in my opinion “a super fan drive”, because he managed to attract a very high number of people to become his card-carrying fans. And not only Otaku, this anime managed to attract a lot of people who didn't even know that our otaku world of anime existed.

Synopsis of Sword Art Online

“Meets, with ten thousand people, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, full of fantastic medieval weapons and horrible monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, players soon realize that they cannot leave; The game's creator locked them in their new world until they completed all 100 levels of the game.

To escape Aincrad, Kirito will have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are enemies, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group trying to escape the relentless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not so much fun and entertaining: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival and, hopefully, free himself from his virtual hell. ”

List of best anime about games and games - TOP 10

My opinion about Sword Art Online

With his extremely tense plot, he achieved what many tried and failed. I believe that the plot itself was very well developed to never forget that they were dying and had to return home, my congratulations to the author of the light novel, on which the anime was based. This anime has two seasons, 1 film and its third season is due to be released soon.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 8.

No game No life

Yes, this could not be missing. After all, two otaku hikikomoris, brilliant and brilliant gamers, with flair for cute animal girls and who are transported to another world where there are several other breeds, there is no way to go wrong.

Synopsis Of No game No Life

This is NGNL, with our geniuses Sora and Sugiro (two brothers, a boy and a little loli girl that is on my list of the best anime lolis) are invited by a “god of games” to go to the other world.

Being another great success, this anime has a comic and quite complex plot in some parts, with extremely brilliant protagonists, and brilliant gamers. With a legend made just for them in the world of virtual games, where they are known as ““.

Don't worry, I didn't write it wrong, I didn't write anything, because they never had a name in the games they played. Anyway, in the other world they decide to challenge the God of games, but for that they need to “conquer the world”, that is, they need to dominate the other races in some way in order to obtain the right to this challenge.

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My opinion about No Game no Life

This anime is currently with a single season (if it were up to me it would be in the third) and a movie with a story of how this other world became the world of games.

I particularly love this anime and highly recommend it has some complicated parts to understand but they are all explained in the course of the plot. Honestly, the graphics are incredible, the scenes are fluid and the character designers are beautiful, in my opinion, if you don't agree, just comment below.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 10


My acclaimed Overlord, one of the best anime of all time in my opinion. And I believe that in thousands of people who, like me, have already watched this anime.

Synopsis Of Overlord

It tells the story of Suzuki Satoru, known as Momonga, or More later, Ainz Ooal Gown. Where he played an extremely popular game in the 22nd century. But The final hour of the popular Virtual Reality Game Yggdrasil has arrived. 

However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the obscure guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock striking midnight, Momonga is still fully aware of his character and, in addition, the non-player characters seem to have developed their own personalities!

Faced with this abnormal situation, Momonga orders his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hope of finding out what caused this development and whether there may be others in the same situation.

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My opinion about Overlord

I am a huge fan of this anime, apart from the fact that the characters' designs are beautiful, as is the example of Albedo, who is a succubus, or Shaltear, who is a vampire.

You can already see that this anime does not have human characters as usual, on the contrary this rule is totally ignored and to prove this we have the fact that the protagonist is an undead skeleton.

This fact is the cause of many problems and impediments for the protagonist, after all, an undead will always be strange, and he has to confirm this problem.

This anime currently has 3 seasons (the third is currently being released), 1 Reboot film from the first season with some extra scenes. There are also some OVAs with stories totally disconnected from the anime, but which are very funny.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 10

Death parade

Now think with me, how is it decided whether we go to heaven or hell? If you said for our actions here on earth, according to this anime, you are sadly mistaken. Death parade is an anime that shows a very interesting way of deciding our destiny, that is, “we decide with a game”.

Synopsis Of Death Parade

“After death, there is no heaven or hell, just a bar that lies between reincarnation and oblivion. There the attendant will, one after the other, challenge the newly deceased’s peers to a random game in which their destiny of ascending to reincarnation or falling into the void will be bet.

Whether it’s bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person’s true nature will be revealed in a hideous parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar master. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, referee of the afterlife, awaits! “

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My opinion about Death parade

Basically, you go where your skill goes. Ironically, it doesn’t always depend on whether you’re good at games, powders have a few catches in between. To know what these pranks are, you need to be very attentive to the plot of this anime. Death parade also contains romance, psychological, drama etc.

I haven’t particularly finished watching it yet, but I’m almost done, and I say that the beginning may be a little bit lacking, as it is boring and slow, but once you pick up his pace, everything becomes more interesting. This anime has a season. And I also recommend using the 3 episode rule in this anime (watch 3 episodes first and then decide if it is worthwhile to continue or stop watching).

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 7

Accel world

First protagonist, and I think he is the only one who is short and chubby, this is not the worst extremely selfish and self-centered, fearful and in some parts extremely stupid. You can already see that this is an extremely bad protagonist. However I like that, because he is not that kind of protagonist like most, kind, thinks of everyone, cheerful, courageous, etc.

Synopsis Of Accel World

“Haruyuki Arita is a high school student who is overweight and finds solace in online games. But his life takes a drastic turn one day, when he finds out that all of his high scores have been spearheaded by Kuroyukihime, the popular student council vice president. She then invites you to the students’ classroom and introduces you to “Brain Burst”, a program that allows users to speed up their brain waves to the point where time seems to stop.

Brain Burst also functions as an augmented reality fighting game and, to get more points to speed up, users need to win duels against other players. However, if a user loses all points, he will also lose access to Brain Burst forever.

Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the program because she needs his help. She wants to meet the creator of Brain Burst and find out why he was created, but it is easier said than done; to do so, she must defeat the "Six Kings of Pure Color", powerful faction leaders within the game, and reach level 10, the highest attainable level. After the girl helps Haruyuki to overcome the bullies that torment him, he promises to help her achieve her goal, and so the duo’s struggle to reach the top begins. “

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Kuroyukihime, my Favorite Waifu

My opinion about Accel World

This protagonist is the representation of reality, that’s right, the naked truth. And that is why he is successful. I believe that some will drop this anime, however I advise that instead of refusing the protagonist, I think it is better to accept his way, just as we accept the way of the people around us.

This, I believe, was one of the goals of the author of a series of light novels like sword art online, to make such a protagonist in his other work. And I also recommend reading the light novel, because there is much more detail there than in the anime.

Currently this anime has a season, 1 OVA, 1 spin-off. I think the chances of a new anime coming out are almost zero. But the light novel helps us a little.

This anime is very well qualified in MAL, but its income was very low. This is ironic. But anyway, I recommend this anime to anyone who likes technology and games, and also to anyone who wants to see an anime that the protagonist is “normal”, in the sense of personality.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 9


This anime tells the story of a gambling addict, literally a sadist for the sake of going against the odds. What does that mean? Basically the protagonist, almost forgot to mention that she is a female protagonist in this anime.

She enjoys being tortured mentally for the chance to lose in games, it seems crazy, who would be happy to feel this pressure? But anyway, this is Kakegurui, a ecchi with psychological drama.

Synopsis of Kakegurui

Unlike many schools, attending Hyakkaou Private Academy prepares students for their time in the real world. As many of the students are children of the richest people in the world, the academy has its peculiarities that set it apart from all the others. By day, it is a normal school, educating its students in history, languages and the like.

But at night, he turns into a gambling lair, educating them in the art of handling money and manipulating people. Money is power; those who come out at the top of the games are at the top of the school.

Yumeko Jabami, a seemingly naive and beautiful transfer student, is ready to try her hand at Hyakkaou’s special curriculum. Unlike the rest, she does not play to win, but for the thrill of the game, and her insane way of betting can bring many new cards to the table.

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Kakegurui drama

My opinion about Kakegurui

Honestly, my opinion of the protagonist is quite low, perhaps because there is no romance I expected to have. But the plot itself is first rate, all the cheats and strategies used in the games they show and explain here. I believe that the author had to do a lot of research to develop a plot that is so intriguing that it is complex.

Currently this anime has one season released and another is about to be released soon. I hope it comes out soon, I want to see if the protagonist’s romance is another character that is also important in the plot.

I recommend this anime mainly for people who like psychological pressure and complex plots and with several secrets. However I advise you not to jump to conclusions about it with just 1 or 2 episodes, as well as death parade, let’s go with the 3 episode rule.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 8

Net-juu no susume

Have you ever played a game with the avatar of another gender? For example, a man will play with a female avatar, or a woman will play with a male avatar. If so, you will identify yourself a lot and understand what I didn’t get.

This anime shows a woman who just left her job and decided to become a NEET, or hikikomori, if you don’t know what it is (and even if you do) here on the website we have an article exclusively to explain what a hikikomori is, I advise to take a look, it’s very interesting.

Synopsis de Net-Juu no Susume

For the first time since graduating from high school, Moriko Morioka, 30, is unemployed - and she couldn’t be happier. Having left his long-standing job of more than 11 years, Moriko quickly turns to online games to spend his spare time now abundant, reinventing himself as the handsome and vigorous male hero "Hayashi" in the MMO Fruits de Mer.

With the uncomfortable real-world social obligations out of the way, she happily plunges headlong into the realm of the game, where she promptly meets the gentle and lovable healer Lily. Creating each other almost instantly, the two become inseparable just as Moriko herself becomes more and more absorbed in her new "life" as Hayashi. Eventually, Moriko adopts the reclusive lifestyle in its entirety,

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Moriko, a shy 28-year-old corporate employee named Yuuta Sakurai also accessed Fruits de Mer from across town. Coincidentally bumping into the convenience store one night, both dismiss the meeting as no longer than just another awkward encounter with a stranger - however, fate has more for them than they realize.

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My opinion about Net-Juu no Susume

Honestly, this anime has very funny parts, and I really liked the protagonist. That’s right another anime with female protagonist. However, this anime is simpler than the previous one, or I must say, lighter. Despite involving the game genre, it doesn’t count as much action, or rather, it has practically no action. But this is not mandatory, after all what is not in action has in romance and comedy.

Net-juu basically has two main points, the first is its very charismatic and friendly protagonist, she is one of my favorite waifus (if you don’t know what waifus is, or even if you know but want to know even more, we have another article talking about waifus here on the site). And the second is your romance. Honestly, I don’t like one-sided romance, or those who like each other but don’t say anything, the romance genre needs more anime like Net-juu, where romance becomes clear in the first half of the anime, of course there are obstacles in the way , but that just makes the romance even cooler.

This anime currently has 1 single season and 1 OVA, which only confused the plot, which is a huge shame for me, after all, it left an incredibly open ending. It should be announced soon, season 2.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 9

Netoge no yome wa

In order not to stop talking about romance, here we have another one, however, this is the typical romance that is more for friendship than for dating. Basically it’s the story of a player who gets married in an online game, and meets the girl in the real world. The plot develops around how he deals with this girl and her problems that are a bit eccentric.

Synopsis by Netoge on Yome Wa

After building up the courage to propose to a girl in an online game, the naive otaku Hideki “Rusian” Nishimura is devastated when she rejects him. To make matters worse, the girl reveals that she is actually an older man in real life. With his dreams crushed and his heart broken, Rusian comes to an abrupt decision in the middle of his furious attack: he will never trust another girl in an online game.

Years later, Rusian is now in a guild with three other players, one of whom has a female avatar with the name "Ako". Ako is deeply in love with Rusian and wants to marry him. Although he considers the possibility that she may be a guy, Rusian accepts his proposal, claiming that her gender does not matter, as long as she is cute in the game. 

However, after an argument between the guild members that led to all of them having an offline meeting, Rusian discovers that Ako, along with the other members, are not only girls, but also his schoolmates.

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My opinion about Netoge no Yome wa

Honestly, this anime didn’t get me excited. My grade for him was not high, maybe because the game theme was not compensated, it seemed like another slice of life anime, and romance could also be better. In addition, he hoped that the protagonist would have more attitude. And that is what I can comment on.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 6


When I talk about romance, I hope to be as good as Net-juu or this anime. Btooom, in addition to well-developed romance, it has an incredible theme. After all, how would you feel if you were kidnapped and played on an island to participate in a battle royale based on an extremely popular virtual game?

Now lessen that with the fact that you are the best player in the world in this game. Always remembering that the game is based only on your ability with strategy. If you think it’s a good plot, I agree with you.

Synopsis Of Btooom

Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed and lives with his mother, his only achievement is that he is the main player in Japan’s popular online video game, “Btooom!” However, his peaceful life is about to change when he finds himself stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere, with a small green crystal embedded in his left hand and no memory of how he got there. To his amazement, someone decided to recreate the game he likes so much in real life, with the bets being life or death.

Armed with a bag full of unique bombs known as "BIM", players are tasked with killing seven of their fellow participants to obtain their green crystals, used as proof of their victory, in order to return home. 

Initially condemning any form of violence, Ryouta is forced to fight when he realizes that many of the other players are not as receptive as they appear. Joining Himiko, a colleague Btooom! player who turns out to be his wife in the game, they try to leave the island together, slowly getting closer and closer to the truth behind this death competition.

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My opinion about Btooom

Although the romance takes a while to happen, the action and psychological pressure of this anime will not let you notice the hours. Leaving you totally submerged, this is based only on my own experience, there will always be different tastes.

But in my opinion, this is a highly recommendable anime, its plot of events are very interesting, especially in the character development part, most of the characters have some story behind it.

Currently this anime has only one season, that's why it didn't have so much audience, but I really hope it has a second season.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 9

Quanzhi Gaoshou

This anime tells the story of a professional gamer, who is the best player in the most popular game in the world. However he is expelled from his company and his account taken from him. However, he will turn around and show everyone in the world why he is considered the best player in the world. Despite being a Chinese anime, its action scenes and character designer compete on equal terms with the Japanese, and this is an exception to the rule. The only thing that bothered me at first was the dubbing, after all the languages are different.

Synopsis Of Quanzhi Gaoshou

Widely regarded as a pioneer and first-rate professional player in the online multiplayer game Glory, Ye Xiu is nicknamed “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from the team and leaving his gambling career behind, he finds work at a nearby cybercafé. There, when Glory launches his tenth server, he plays the game once again using a new character called "Lord Grim".

Ye Xiu's first achievements on the new server immediately caught the attention of many players, as well as the large guilds, leaving them to think about the identity of this exceptional player. However, while he has ten years of experience and in-depth knowledge, starting over without sponsors or a team in a game that has changed over the years presents numerous challenges. Together with the new and talented teammates, Ye Xiu is once again dedicated to making his way to the top of Glory!

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My opinion about Quanzhi Gaoshou

To begin with, this anime is Chinese so if you analyze the plot well, you will notice several disconnected and meaningless parts, except that in my opinion it was too compressed, which makes it very difficult to understand.

However, these demerits are offset by their action scene and fluidity. Incredible graphics, this is my comment for this anime. And it also features the badass protagonist. Currently this anime has a season and some extra episodes, in addition to having its second season announced for the 2019 summer season.

  • Minha nota para esse anime é 8

List of anime and final opinions

As we can see, the game theme can be mixed with several other types and give a good combination, despite having several other anime with this theme, I couldn't put it here because it would be extremely long. Comment there what your opinions about the anime above and which others you recommend.

We will be reading the comments and answering the questions. That's it for today, thanks to you, my dear reader, for reading this far. See you next time. Before we finish I would like to leave a list of anime games genres for you to research at your own risk:

  • Gamers (very comical);
  • Log Horizon;
  • New Game!
  • .hack;
  • Kaiji!
  • Chihayafuru;
  • Phi Brain;
  • Shichisei in Subaru;

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