Top 10 Free-to-Play Anime Games [Best Recommendations]

There is nothing better in the world than something that is free. This saying goes for food, material objects, and in the case of this article, games. Games allow players to be transported to an alternate reality for hours upon hours, providing endless fun and enjoyment. While games can be costly, requiring monthly subscriptions or a hefty starting sum, every game suggested on this list is gloriously free. Listed below are the top ten best free anime games; after reading, we guarantee it will hard to pick just one to begin playing!

10. Fiesta Online

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Gamigo, Ons On Soft
  • Developer: Gamigo, Ons On Soft, Outspark
  • Release Date: July 2006

A fantasy MMORPG with a sprawling expanse of area to explore, Fiesta Online is a much welcomed break from reality that costs nothing. With over 115 different levels to play, Fiesta Online guarantees a great and seemingly unlimited experience with a welcoming community of other people. In this game, pick a class of character and then start an adventure as a hero, slaying enemies and overcoming objectives.

The amount of quests available to players is endless. Everyday, a unique daily challenge becomes available to play, and rewards well with bonuses and prestige. By joining a guild, friendships can be made and experience can be earned at a quicker rate. Additionally, the Master and Apprentice System allows for a unique, trade-sharing type of collaborative gameplay. With its limitless hours of game play and teamwork options, Fiesta Online is a great choice to begin the list of best free anime games.


9. First Assault (Ghost in the Shell)

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Nexon
  • Developer: Neople
  • Release Date: 2016 (July 28, 2016 Open Beta)

First Assault, based on the anime Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, is widely addicting to play. In the game, players can choose between different match types, such as Team Deathmatch or Terminal Conquest, and also use features such as skill sync, which builds up player to player interaction. Just like in the anime, players can gain an extra boost in skill by using cyberbrain implants —however, they can only be used for a short amount of time before they burn out.

For fans of Ghost In The Shell, this free anime game gives them more opportunities to interact with the world. Access will be granted to fans to interact with the original characters in the game, voiced by the English cast. With a variety of different modes as well, First Assault is a great option for anime fans looking to game.


8. Grand Fantasia

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Aeria Games
  • Developer: X-Legend Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2009

A widely customizable game with beautiful graphics, playing Grand Fantasia makes time melt. In this world, someone can spend hours without even realizing it. And at no cost, this is a dangerous combination. A quest based, fantasy MMORPG, focuses on the details of the reality it creates; the characters, their companions, and the splendor of the world.

A player begins by choosing a class of character from the five offered, as well as their own Sprite, a companion character. As your character advances through the game, they are allowed to receive promotions at their job choice at certain levels (13, 30, 65, and 85), enhancing the experience. Your character’s Sprite can also assist you with foraging and in PvP battles with other Sprites. An enchanting and visually stunning game with a design inspired by anime, Grand Fantasia is a world that only player should hope to become lost in.


7. Lost Saga

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Garena, Nexon, Z8Games, OGPlanet, Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Ltd, I.O. Entertainment, Tencent
  • Developer: I.O. Entertainment
  • Release Date: February 26, 2009

Choose your class of mercenary and then battle to try and become the best player in the world.

Developed by IO Entertainment, Lost Saga offers different battle modes in which a player can earn points and compete against other people. Each of the 18 different classes of mercenary you can choose from possess different unique skills, so choose wisely.

What makes Lost Saga great is its wide variety of player versus player options, which really amps up the excitement when playing. The battle modes engage different types of skills, making it difficult to ever get bored of the game. At number 7 on the list, Lost Saga is undeniably a great free anime game for people to play!


6. Spiral Knights

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Java)
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: Grey Havens
  • Release Date: April 4, 2011

A cooperative adventure produced by SEGA, the world of Spiral Knights is full throttle and fast paced, brimming with action. The player begins stranded on an alien world and must battle a variety of foes and enemies in order to stay alive. Then, when it comes to solving complex problems and tackling difficult monsters, you can call upon other players to assist you in your struggles.

The ingenuity behind the weapon design is truly something to behold; there are hundreds of options to add until you are satisfied with your own personal arsenal. After joining a guild, you can exert more control over the Spiral Knights world, collect more powerful minerals, and amp up your experience. Whether played alone, or teaming up with digital friends in cooperative combat, Spiral Knights provides endless fun at no cost.


5. Cosmic League

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Cyberstep
  • Developer: Cyberstep Inc
  • Release Date: December 10, 2015

A third-person MMO game, Cosmic League pits real life players against each other. The style of the game is enjoyably futuristic, and has a very pleasing aesthetic that anime fans can easily appreciate. Players can pick from six different classes of character, each of which has their own specific combat style and abilities. An arena-based style of competition, paired with the beauty of the design, is undeniably a winning combination.

Players will begin in the Rookie league, but eventually work their way up in ranking the more they battle —and the more they win. Once a player can compete in the 10v10 Master League matches, the rewards for winning are much more lucrative. Completion of the object-based objectives can give players a variety of different upgrades or bonuses to enjoy in the game. Beautiful and fun, Cosmic League is a must play MMO.


4. Eden Eternal

  • System/Platform: Online (Microsoft Windows)
  • Publisher: Areia Games
  • Developer: X-Legend
  • Release Date: October 28, 2010

Produced by X-Legend, Eden Eternal is a thoroughly enjoyable, customizable game that never disappoints. Designed with an anime style, the MMORPG allows players to design the world they inhabit. If players tire of the class they initially pick, they are allowed to change characters without interrupting the leveling of the original role.

The beautiful design of game can be demonstrated in the customization. Players can purchase their own house and decorate it with a variety of furniture and belongings. Additionally, by joining a guild, players can access different places and options, making this game a truly great option for the person who loves having choices. Whether you spend the time tricking out your own house or hunting monsters on all corners of the map, Eden Eternal is a game that can’t be missed.


3. Onigiri

  • System/Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Publisher: CyberStep
  • Developer: CyberStep
  • Release Date: December 12, 2013

A fast-paced MMORPG game, Onigiri is a 3D action game that makes good on its promises of excitement. The game’s style matches well with fans of anime due to the style and the superb voice acting used. In this game, unlike many of the others on the list, the fight abilities are based on the weapon, rather than class of character.

Full of energy and tense battles, Onigiri is a challenging combat game in which players aid NPC in real time. By switching out weapons,the fight style changes, so players are not limited by their choice of character in battle. The pacing of Onigiri is swift, allowing players to interact as if they might in reality. With its pleasing style and endless action, Onigiri is a fan favorite and one of most enjoyable free anime games currently available.


2. Wakfu

  • System/Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
  • Publisher: Ankama, Square Enix Holdings
  • Developer: Ankama
  • Release Date: February 29, 2012

A fantasy based MMORPG, Wakfu is a fan favorite, and completely free. Developed by Ankama Games, Wakfu gives players an incredible amount of variety in the objectives they can choose to complete. After creating a character, the pace of progression is controlled by the player, as well as the focus of what is done after. Players can do activities ranging from crafting and molding the world in which they interact with, in a turn by turn basis.

Complex and entertaining, Wakfu is a game that is widely beloved. The game’s unique art and animation style has inspired other forms of media as well, making it a game both fun and beautiful. The customization details are another major feature of the game, especially how it ties in with skills and abilities. An all around well crafted game, Wakfu is one of the best free anime games currently available.


1. Gunz 2 : The second duel

  • System/Platform: Microsoft Windows
  • Publisher: MAIET Entertainment
  • Developer: MAIET Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2011

A wildly popular Third Person Shooter game, Gunz 2 is a blast to play. Featuring six different types of classes for a player to choose, the variety of different abilities offered is certainly a positive aspect of the game. Based on personal preference, a player can tailor the game to suit their likings. Offense or defense, both styles can be played with ease in Gunz 2.

The movement style in the game is extremely advanced, allowing players to weave and tumble and dodge through augmented reality. With five different game modes and six unique maps currently available, there is plenty to explore in the game. Additionally, Gunz 2 offers a unique PvE style of fighting, where real life players can join up and complete missions. Technically engaging and full of variety, this free game has proven, time and time again, to be one of the best anime games that costs nothing on the market.


Final Thoughts

When gaming, the best way to play is the way where you don’t pay. These ten games prove it. All are different from each other, and yet despite these differences, each one is undeniably fun. Whether MMORPG or Third Person Shooter, combat or objective based, there is something for every game lover on this list. Without breaking the bank (or even opening a banking account), hours of enjoyment can be accessed. What other free anime games are awesome and available now? Let us know in the comments below!

Taylor

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Author: Taylor

A writer and a wannabe photographer, I'm currently living my dreams out in Tokyo. My current hobby is trying to make friends using only the broken Japanese that I've learned, which works out with various degrees of success. Besides that, I spend my spare time training to become a professional eater and am hoping to complete my first food challenge soon (sadly, I'm only half joking). My anime role model is Fuu from Samurai Champloo for that very reason.

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