Anime games can often walk the line between cash grabs and legitimate offerings, but 2018 marked a great year for those who enjoy interacting with their favorite series. Of what was released, these are the best anime games of 2018.
Best Anime Games of 2018
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
A true to form adaptation of the series designed by the same team behind the Yakuza franchise, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise brought the legendary series to life in a brand new medium.
Everything fans of the series could want was there: The post-apocalyptic city of Eden, brought to life with gorgeous 3D visuals; a combat system built around Kenshiro’s Hokuto Shinken that rides the line between visceral and fantastical; and a perfect retelling of one of the medium’s most iconic action tales.
This was only bolstered by an original story featuring key characters in the series, told with top of the line cutscenes, and a slew of mini-games that ranged from acting as a bartender to playing salvaged arcade games like Space Harrier, OutRun and Super Hang-On.
It all comes together for a gaming experience that truly feels like the series made the jump to games. It doesn’t take long to get sucked into this action title, and by the end, you’ll wish there was more to be had before it was over.