Best Anime Games for Xbox - Guide

Looking for anime games for Microsoft consoles like Xbox One or Xbox Serie S/X? In this article we will see a guide with most Anime games for Xbox.

When we talk about anime games, many end up remembering the shoddy games that many companies create just because of the success of anime. Despite this, we have some games that can please both fans and people who don't know the franchise.

In this article we are going to share not only anime-based games, but also Japanese games with anime traits that deserve to be highlighted. We know there are hundreds of anime games, so let's break them down by category.

It is worth mentioning that some games on this list may not be available on the Microsoft online store in your region or language. Some games like Visual Novel may be exclusive to Japan.

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Anime Fighting Games on Xbox

A very popular anime games category involves fighting, just fighting. These games can be 2D or 3D in a reasonably sized arena. Some examples of popular anime fighting games are Dragon Ball and Naruto.

Many anime fighting games are generic, low-character and repetitive. They are often sold at full price, and they all appear to be the same game with different skins and some upgrades.

Below we will quote some Fighting Anime games, and then we will quote another list with more fighting games. I could do an entire article with just anime fighting games.

We are aware that there are hundreds of famous anime fighting games like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, but let's try to cover the ones that I had the experience. Other popular ones will be mentioned.

My Hero One's Justice 1-2

“My Hero One Justice” is a 3D fighting game based on the anime Boku no Hero with characters from the franchise, both heroes and villains. I had the opportunity to play both the first and the second game.

Regarding the first game, I don't think it's worth it, because it has fewer characters. The second game has all the characters from the first, with more additions, improvements, game modes, and others.

In the game you can choose your character and two more allies that can give an extra attack during the game. You can charge a special bar and make different attacks.

As I'm no expert in fighting games, I can't say if the game is well balanced, but it was a lot of fun to play with friends. The score on Metacritic is 6.8, not high, but not low either.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Demon Slayer is a very successful anime that won a 3D fighting game in the style of the others mentioned here. The highlight goes to the story mode with a map system that gives freedom in exploration.

The big problem in the game is the absence of many characters and the shameless sale of DLCs. It is very likely that a future game will be released with more characters, hurting buyers of the first game.

The game's score is 70 on Metacritic, the game has a Gameplay that is very similar to the anime, with a linear story until the moment the protagonist learns the Hinokami dance.

The best anime games for xbox - guide


There are hundreds of Dragon Ball fighting games, some 2D, some 3D, one quite famous franchise is Xenoverse. In this article we will highlight the Dragon Ball FighterZ that was quite successful in its release.

The game is in 2D with an anime-style animation reminiscent of traditional fighting games. The game is available both on Xbox and on other platforms such as Switch, PS4 and PC.

It's a robust, fluid and deep game. Its popularity is no wonder, its score on Metacritic is 86, being one of the highest rated anime fighting games.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Jump Force

This 3D fighting game promises to bring together all the famous characters from the manga released in the weekly Shounen Jump magazine. It is a kind of 3D Anime Smash Bros.

The anime fighting game got a lot of hype for the presence of characters from One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Boku no Hero, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, Jojo and others.

The big problem is that the game did not meet expectations very well in terms of gameplay, receiving a score of 6.1 on Xbox and even lower on other consoles. Unfortunately the game was closed from digital media sales in a period of 3 years.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Other Anime Fighting Games on Xbox

As it is not possible to cover all anime fighting games for Xbox, below we will present some other games that are worth checking out:

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors;
  • Blazblue;
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4;
  • Guilty Gear;
  • The King Of Fighters;
  • Dead Or Alive;
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure;

Anime JRPG Games on Xbox

Scarlet Nexus

The year is 2031, and a new era of psychic evolution is upon us. A new element has been discovered that allows humans to enter a new level of consciousness – the SCARLET NEXUS.

With this new power, humans began to harness the ability to control the physical world with their minds. The possibilities are limitless.

In this great game available on Bandai's Game Pass, you choose between two protagonists who fight in an organization to protect the population of creatures.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Persona 5

Persona 5 is one of the most popular JRPGs out there. The game features an excellent story, as well as an all-new combat system that draws on the unique abilities of Persona 5 characters.

Persona 5 is set in Tokyo, and follows a group of high school students who form the "Phantom Thieves of Hearts" to fight corrupt adults.

The game features an active turn-based combat system similar to previous Persona games, as well as a new “Hold Up” mechanism that allows the player to stop time and trade with enemies.

A few other personas can be found on the console, although the game was released as a PS4 exclusive it was made available on all other platforms.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Other Anime Games on Xbox

  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  • Attack On Titan 2

Visual Novel Anime Games on Xbox

Many famous anime were once a Visual Novel. Let's see some of the few visual novels that have anime released for the Xbox Series S/X or One.

Steins;Gate 0

Steins;Gate is one of my favorite anime, this work appeared in extremely successful visual novel games. Steins;Gate Zero shows one of the timelines that caused the positive outcome at the end of the anime. Both games are available on Microsoft's console.

Do you know what a visual novel is?

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

A Visual Novel of the famous Psycho-Pass Cyberpunk franchise. The story takes place in a future society where the government uses a system called the Sibyl System to monitor the mental state of its citizens.

The series follows the work of Division 1 of the Department of Public Safety, which is responsible for investigating and arresting criminals. The team consists of two detectives, Akane Tsunemori and Shinya Kougami, each with their own unique skills and abilities.

Other Anime Visual Novel Games for Xbox

  • Chaos;Child;
  • Doki Doki Literature Club;

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Original Anime style games

Many console games have graphics that resemble anime. Their stories are original, but the characters, fanservice, voice acting, ends up generating an experience of playing an anime.

A lot of anime games that aren't based on anything specific have been mentioned before, but this time we're going to look at those that have unique gameplay and purpose.

Ni no Kuni

The story of the Ni no Kuni series revolves around a young boy named Oliver who is transported to another world called Ni no Kuni. In this world, Oliver meets a fairy named Drippy, who tells Oliver that he is the only one who can save Ni no Kuni from the evil Shadar.

The journey is long and dangerous, but it is also incredibly beautiful. Studio Ghibli veterans Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yoshida return to bring us another dazzlingly animated world to explore. The music, composed by Joe Hisaishi, is once again a perfect complement to the visuals.

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NieR: Automata

The game takes place in the aftermath of a machine war, in which humans fled to the moon. The game follows the struggle of android 2B, sent to Earth to fight the machines and help humans regain their planet.

NieR: Automata is a beautiful and heartbreaking game that is definitely worth your time. The story is moving, the gameplay is exciting, and the visuals are stunning. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great game to play.

The best anime games for xbox - guide


The game is set in a mythological version of Japan during the Heian period. It follows the story of the protagonist, a young Oni, who is tasked with saving the world from the evil Kamikui.

Onigiri is an action role-playing game that combines hack and slash elements with a third-person perspective. The player controls the Oni, who has access to a variety of weapons and abilities.

The Oni can also transform into different animals, which gives it different abilities. The game features a central world, from which the player can access different areas.

The best anime games for xbox - guide

Other Anime Style Games for Xbox

  • RemiLore: Lost Girl In The Lands Of Lore
  • Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
  • Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
  • AI: The Somnium Files
  • Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
  • Code Vein 

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