Fans of Japanese film, television, and manga need look no further - the best anime games on PC will make your eyes sparkle adorably.
FINAL FANTASY XIV
If you’re looking to scamper around a lovingly crafted open world as a doe-eyed anime protagonist, searching for adventure astride a Chocobo, look no further than Final Fantasy XIV.
The MMO’s enduring popularity is thanks to its endearing story, beautiful visuals, and a dynamic class system that allows you to switch roles whenever you like.
DRAGON QUEST XI
In Dragon Quest XI, you play as a young man who discovers that he’s the reincarnation of a legendary hero and sets off on a journey to solve the mysteries of his past.
With bright and colourful characters designed by beloved Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama, plus tense turn-based battles and innumerable side quests, this RPG is one of the best anime games on PC.
PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY TRILOGY
The joyous melodrama of rookie attorney Phoenix’s big court showdowns plays out like a fighting game, where you present evidence at the perfect moment to deliver a devastating blow.
You’ll cross examine an eclectic cast of characters, seek out minute contradictions in their testimonies, and then flip the trial on its head, prompting the prosecution to spit their coffee all over the courtroom.
NI NO KUNI 2: REVENANT KINGDOM
We looked jealously on as our console cousins enjoyed the whimsical delights of Ni no Kuni, but Level-5 has finally brought one of the best anime games to PC.
You don the finery of deposed child king Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, on a mission to take back your kingdom with the help of adorable little higgledies.
DOKI DOKI LITERATURE CLUB!
There is little more wholesome than a book club. The Doki Doki Literature Club!, on the other hand, “is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.”
Don’t be fooled by the cute exterior of Team Salvato’s band of bookworms, as this visual novel has a number of distressingly dark layers hidden beneath.
DANGANRONPA 2: GOODBYE DESPAIR
Hajime Hinata has realised his dream of attending Hope’s Peak Academy, but when he meets his teacher, Usami - a pink bunny - the classroom melts away into what appears to be a tropical island.
Zany story aside, it’s the equally weird set of characters and engaging investigative gameplay that puts Danganronpa 2 up there with the best of the genre.
BATTLE CHEF BRIGADE
Battle Chef Brigade is a gorgeously realised cooking game that combines 2D brawler combat against various monsters and a puzzler-based cook off.
This anime fantasy adventure pits you against other contestants, where you’ll ascend through a high-stakes tournament, capturing and preparing your ingredients in front of a panel of judges.