The best Digimon games in 2024

These are the best portable Digimon games, from open world RPG experiences with your digital pals, to frightening adventures in unknown places.

Digimon games - Promotional art for the game featuring a 3D rendered Gabumon, a yellow creature wearing a white and blue striped pelt on its upper half.Promotional art for the game featuring a 3D rendered Gabumon, a yellow creature wearing a white and blue striped pelt on its upper half.

It’s been twenty years since Digimon games first launched on the PS1, and we still love nothing more than heading out with Agumon on a new adventure. While never having reached the heights of other early noughties franchises, Bandai Namco has consistently offered new ways of becoming a champion in the digital world thanks to some great games.

To help you find a new game to play, we’ve searched for all available Digimon games on mobile and Switch, so you can get a good hit of nostalgia while playing something new. From card games to narrative RPGs, there are some exciting experiences on offer, with even more in the pipeline. 

With that out of the way, it’s time to get into some Di-Di-Di-Digmon games. 

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Digimon Survive – Switch

It took longer than we had hoped for it to arrive, but when it did, we couldn’t put this one down (just check out our Digimon Survive review if you don’t believe me). A more mature game than anything we’ve seen from the series before, Digimon Survive matches an incredible 50+ hour plus narrative with intense tactical battles to create a monster-orientated experience like no other we’ve played and no other on this list.

We hope to see a sequel to this game in the future, but this may be wishful thinking on our part.

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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition – Switch

One of the most comprehensive Digimon games in years, Cyber Sleuth is a vivid imagining of the franchise’s digital world, with a captivating narrative, and countless ‘mon mates. In this double package, you get both Cyber Sleuth games, with hours and hours of content between them, for the price of one. Despite what the title suggests, this isn’t much of a detective game, but it is by far the best Digimon battler in years. 

The complete edition for Switch includes all Cyber Sleuth DLC, too, so you can properly engage with the most recent iteration of the Digimon Story series without missing a beat. There’s even a new game plus mode, where you can carry over your precious Digimon for a suped-up challenge having mastered the main game. 

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Digimon World: Next Order – Switch

Digimon World: Next Order originally came out on PS4 back in 2016, but now we finally get to play it on Nintendo Switch. The game tasks you with looking after and training two adorable (or a lil ugly if that’s what you’re into) digital monsters after you get transported to a mysterious world.

On your journey, you must invite the creatures you find back to the hub city to help the place return to its former glory, all while battling off evil and working out why exactly you got sucked into this digital plain. Here’s our Digimon World: Next Order Switch review.

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Digimon Card Game Tutorial App – mobile

Okay, so we’re stretching things a little here, but there’s no better way to learn your way around the Digimon TCG than the official app. Here you’ll find tutorials, a practice battle mode, and a litany of tips and tricks, so your dueling skills are ready for gaming outside of the digital world. 

There isn’t much to do once you’ve completed all the tutorials, but if you have fun with the TCG, be sure to check out the links below for some physical decks.

Digivices

It feels a little cheeky putting Digivices on this list as they aren’t technically videogames. However, we cover everything that can fit in your pocket here on Pocket Tactics, and Digivices definitely fit that description. You may have had one of these when you were a kid and have fond memories of raising your Digimon from a baby into an absolute powerhouse, all while feeding it meat and picking up its poop.

There’s a huge range of Digivices now, some with color screens, some in the style of a smartwatch, and some with very funky skins. They’re cute little devices and great for anyone who likes Tamagotchis or is unable to get a real pet.

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Digimon World Re:Digitize – PSP

This Digimon game is a little older than some of the others on our list, but it’s still a great adventure. You play as a teenage boy named Taiga who’s transported to the Digital World with his friends to help Jijimon return Primary Village to its former glory.

Unfortunately, this game only ever came out in Japanese, but there’s a pretty good fan translation out there for those of you who are eager to dive deeper into the Digital World.

Here are some upcoming Digimon games we’re looking forward to as well.

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Digimon: New Century – mobile

A new era is coming in Digimon: New Century, but that doesn’t mean series favorites like Patamon, Agumon, and the gang won’t be back in the fold. This all-encompassing Digimon game takes the format from Digimon ReArise and gives it a new lick of paint, with better graphics, an easier-to-use UI, and more ways to evolve your ‘mons.

New Century is currently exclusive to China, but we hope to see it come to North America and Europe at some point in the future.

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Digimon: Source Code – mobile

Bandai Namco announced Digimon: Source Code back in 2021 but later deleted all of its social media accounts and official website in April 2022. The company then announced the game for a second time during ChinaJoy 2023 along with a playable demo.

Currently, we only have confirmation of a Chinese Digimon: Source Code release, but we’re really hoping the turn-based RPG with over 300 digital monsters comes to the West soon too!

Those are all the available and upcoming Digimon games available on Switch or mobile. So, while you’re waiting for Digimon: New Generation or wishing for a Digimon Go app, why not jump into another online world with our guide to the best mobile RPGs