The PS4 is a game system that really understands its user base. It's known for having top-of-the-line technology, slick gaming accessories for every kind of gamer, and for boasting some of the biggest exclusive game titles in the industry.
One thing that may have taken some gamers by surprise, though, is the PS4's new emphasis on JRPGs and anime games. If you're an otaku or just a regular anime fan, this new turn of events is reason enough to celebrate. But, when you actually check out some of the coolest anime games that are now compatible with the PlayStation 4, it almost seems too good to be true.
That being said, most gamers will have a bit of a problem involving money and budgeting if they want to play all those new games. If you aren't sure which anime-based games you should pick up, use our list of must play anime games for PS4 players below!
Senran Kagura Estival Versus
Regularly hailed as one of the best must play anime games for PS4 users since its release in 2016, Senran Kagura Estival Versus is one of the most anticipated beat-em-up games in the Senran Kagura series. In this game, you and your friends get to take classic anime tropes to the limit by playing as sexy anime warrior girls who beat up everyone in sight.
This anime game is pure fan service — and it may be a bit much in terms of that, too. However, we really can't complain about sexy anime girls who are also killer fighters. The graphics are good, the gameplay is alright, and it's a great pick for what it is.
Overall, it's hard to hate this action game, especially since it's playable without headsets required.
One Piece: Burning Blood
Oh, One Piece. This was an anime series that managed to find a place in many anime fans' hearts throughout the 2000s and 2010s. If you love watching the high seas adventures of Luffy and the gang, then this PS4 game is an absolute must-have.
Regularly ranked highly among the top must play anime games for PS4 users, One Piece: Burning Blood blends the classic manga storyline with awesome anime clips and fantastic gameplay to create a battle royale in every sense of the word.
Simply put, if you love watching Luffy and the crew kick butt, then Burning Blood and its sequel, Burning Blood 2, are well worth a buy.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
If you're a fan of the Sword Art Online manga series, then you're in for a major treat. One of the biggest must play anime games for PS4 users who love manga is based on the hit graphic novel series.
In Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, gamers get to explore the SAO world right from its beginnings. Juicy plots, awesome gameplay, rich character building, and awesome graphics are all good reasons to get in on this awesome game.
Fans who like single player games, as well as MMO players, will really love what Hollow Realization has to offer. Be careful, though — you might end up getting sucked into the world of Ainground before you know it.
Arlsan: The Warriors of Legend
Made by the same group of programmers who created the now-classic One Piece game, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is a massive game that also happens to be based off a famous anime series.
This game, as you might have guessed, is based off The Heroic Legend of Arlsan. Great graphics, a true-to-series plot, and a surprisingly fast-paced tactical battle gameplay schematic makes this a game that is not to be missed.
What really impressed us about this game was how incredibly immersive it is. If you ever wanted to dive into the world of Arslan's universe, then this is one of the best must play anime games for PS4 fans to check out.
Most people who own PlayStation 4 game consoles have grown up on the Dragonball Z show. We've all joked about going "Super Saiyan" on someone's butt, and we all enjoyed watching Goku and Trunks kick butt on TV.
Dragonball: Xenoverse brings all the butt-kicking, fighting, Super Saiyan action to your favorite game console — and also allows you to make your own character in the DBZ universe. Better still, many of the battles you can try out happen in the actual Dragonball series, so it really brings anime to life in a pretty awesome way.
Massive battles, cool avatar options, and smooth fighting gameplay is why Xenoverse is one of the best must play anime games for PS4 fight lovers.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto is one of the most popular anime series to ever be aired on television, and it's spawned quite a few games as a result. Ultimate Ninja Storm, one of many must play anime games for PS4-owning Naruto fans, might just be the best one of the series.
What makes Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 so good? Well, it's a number of things. This game allows you to play as a nice variety of characters. It has a rich storyline, amazing ninjutsu moves you can perform, and also boasts incredible graphics.
On Amazon, people have been giving this game stellar reviews. We're inclined to agree.