Games are probably the biggest entertainment type in the world, behind films. The appeal of games is being able to go into a different world or a different person. In some cases, you can even play as the animal. This is a massive market for gamers and playing as cute animals is something that people are interested in. So that makes us interested in what the best animal games are.


One of the most recent games on this list is ‘Stray.’ Stray was a big hit in 2022 as it captured people’s hearts because you could play as a cute cat that ran around a dystopian world with a robot. This game is fun and full of memorable moments with a cute ending.

Planet Zoo

It is a game that is the most varied on the list as this allows you to take care of and manage a whole zoo, similar to sims, in the way you play and control everything. This game was a massive hit and is known as the most in-depth zoo animal game out there. It has great mechanics, and the animals act surprisingly similarly to how I imagine they would act. It has a lot of customization available, allowing you to create your perfect zoo.

Horse Betting

Horse Betting is one of the oldest ones we will mention today and is very well-loved around the world. It is also one of the largest betting segments in the world, and massive horse racing festivals are happening around this time of the year. It is a great time to start it.


With The Grand National around the corner, a lot of people will be using Boylesports for horse racing betting online, and you will see why a lot of people do horse betting once you play it.

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is probably the game you think of when you hear the phrase “Animal games.” It is a life simulator game known for being calming where you make friends with animal villagers. Animal Crossing took the world by storm in 2020 in the middle of lockdown and it felt like a light in the dark times and it is well loved for this. With the game still being popular and growing in popularity we can see animal crossing getting bigger and better as the years go on.


Nintendogs was a real-life pet simulator that took the world by storm in the early 2000s. It was released on the Nintendo DS and is the second-best seller in the Nintendo DS’ history. After its release, the game won a lot of awards in 2005, including the Best Game award. The game still has a cult fanbase and is widely remembered by players of the DS.

Goat Simulator

The action game was similar to the very popular Skate games from the 2010s with the animation of the characters. The premise of running around as a goat and running into things will sound silly, but playing the game has made people become infatuated with it. The game spawned sequels and a massive cult following that is still loved to this day.

Final Thoughts

People gravitate towards animals in entertainment, whether it’s in films or games. This makes it obvious why games with animals perform so well.


 People love to play with animals and connect with animals in games. We can see games with animals getting even bigger and better as the gaming technology gets better too.