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The Best Virtual Pet Games of All Time

Updated September 10, 2018 282 votes 51 voters 6.8k views

This is a list of the best digital pet games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated digital pet games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest digital pet games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these digital pet games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging digital pet games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new digital pet games.

List features games like Pokémon Channel and Digimon World.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best digital pet games?" and "What is the greatest digital pet game of all time?"
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  • 1

    DeveloperEnsemble Studios

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  • GoPets: Vacation Island2

    DeveloperEngine Software, 1st Playable Productions

    GoPets: Vacation Island is a 2008 virtual pet video game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    ActiveDogs

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  • Seaman4
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    Seaman

    1999

    DeveloperJellyvision, Vivarium Inc.

    Seaman is a virtual pet video game for the Sega Dreamcast. It is one of the few Dreamcast... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Kinectimals5

    DeveloperFrontier Developments, Pencil Test Studios

    Kinectimals is a video game for the Xbox 360 that use Kinect and also available for these... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • My Pokémon Ranch6

    DeveloperAmbrella

    My Pokémon Ranch is a Pokémon video game developed for the Wii by Ambrella. My Pokémon Ranch... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Seaman 27
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    DeveloperVivarium Inc.

    Seaman 2: Pekin Genjin Ikusei Kit is a virtual pet video game for the PlayStation 2. It's a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pokémate8
    Pokémate is a Pokémon-themed application for NTT DoCoMo FOMA 900i series mobile phones... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Digimon World9
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    Digimon World

    1999

    DeveloperBandai

    Digimon World is a video game by Bandai on the PlayStation, released in 1999, about the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Paws and Claws: Pet Vet10
    14
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    Paws and Claws: Pet Vet

    2006

    Developerdtp entertainment, Radon Labs

    Paws and Claws: Pet Vet is a pet-raising simulation video game in which players can nurse... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Fin Fin on Teo the Magic Planet11

    DeveloperFujitsu

    Fin Fin on Teo the Magic Planet is a 1996 computer game for Windows-based computers made by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Oddballz

    Oddballz is a virtual pet game created by PF Magic in 1996 as an alternative to their Dogz and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Eliyo13
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    Eliyo

    2016

    DeveloperChaiim Studios

    Eliyo is a fantasy world ripe for exploration. Play as an adventurer gaining loyal companions, pets, by capturing or breeding elons. Elons are creatures that inhabit the land and much of the world is influenced by them.

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  • Pokémon Channel14

    DeveloperAmbrella

    Pokémon Channel, released in Japan as Pokémon Channel ~Together with Pikachu!~, is a 2003... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pet in TV15
    2
    1

    DeveloperSony Computer Entertainment

    Pet in TV, known in Japan as Ganbare Morikawakun 2Gou is a pet-raising simulation developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • N.U.D.E.16
    2
    2

    DeveloperRed Entertainment

    N.U.D.E.@ Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment is a life simulation video game released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pet Society17
    Pet Society was a social Internet game developed by Playfish that could be played on Facebook.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sitekick

    2001
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  • Insaniquarium19

    DeveloperPopCap Games, Flying Bear Entertainment

    Insaniquarium is a computer game created by Flying Bear Entertainment and PopCap Games. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • EyePet20
    6
    3

    EyePet

    2009

    DeveloperSCE Studios London

    EyePet is a game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, developed by London Studio... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Kinectalloons

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  • My Aquarium22
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    My Aquarium

    2008

    DeveloperHudson Soft

    My Aquarium is a virtual pet video game by Hudson Soft for WiiWare and PlayStation Network. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button