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Current crop of anime games on Steam is good

Current crop of anime games on Steam is good Posted on November 18, 2018

If you love anime and also love PC gaming, you’ll be happy to know there are a lot of great anime games on Steam, some of which are even free! For all the otakus out there, let’s rank the best PC anime games on Steam, with the help of your votes. Some of these titles are not based off an actual anime, but can still be considered PC anime games in certain regards.

Steam has some great 2D anime games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Skullgirls. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some PC visual novel anime games like VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action and Doki Doki Literature Club! Steam has got you covered when you’re looking for single-player RPG anime games, with great titles like .hack//G.U. Last Recode and NieR:Automata. Games like CrossCode and Ys I & II Chronicles+ are great examples of 16-bit anime action RPG games Steam.

The console wars have spawned a number of arguments over the past decade, with PC fans laughing their heads off as they outperform these consoles with graphical superiority and an exceptional catalog of titles that can be accessed at anytime. With software selling giant Steam pretty much outpacing that of the console lineup in terms of accessibility and diversity, the PC master race can stand atop the podium as the leader of gaming at least for the time being. Now of course we’re just poking fun at all of the banter going on about consoles, but truthfully the PC marketplace has really stepped up its game especially in the anime category and have released a mammoth amount of titles for otaku fans to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable ones in our top ten PC anime games list.

Ys Origin is a classic RPG title that saw much of its success on the PC, but then eventually got ported to consoles so that fans of the series could relive the glory in higher quality. Ys Origin is a prequel to the seven other titles released under the name, and takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I. It also goes into explaining some backstory such as the Darm Tower and Black Pearl to name a couple. You get to choose from three characters, and as you complete the game with them different segments of the overall story are revealed.

While Ys isn’t widely known when compared to other RPG hits, Ys still has its own cult following and still remains an underrated title that we recommend people to check out. With so much diversity in the game’s story, allowing you to experience several parts from different perspectives, it’s certainly a title that will chew up a lot of your time but in the most rewarding way possible. It’s cute, quirky, and serves its purpose as a title that has a solid narrative along with gameplay that’s simple yet pleasing for anyone.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is a role playing game so much of the gameplay revolves heavily around turn based battles as you strategically must defeat the enemies that approach you, while protecting your party from dying. Using various skills and items to get the advantage over your foes, you’ll be constantly challenged over time and with some pretty looking graphics tied to it, you’ll be sure to stay hooked. Despite the game feeling somewhat superficial in areas, it’s a game that’s catered to fans of the series but also a nice change of pace from other RPG titles out there. More anime game reviews you can read here