If you just love caring for pets without actually having to go out and walk them, clean after them and feed them, then virtual pet games are what you should playing on your mobile phone in 2020. And we’re here to help you choose the best of the best by sharing a list of the best virtual pet games on Android and iOS.
Some of these games will take you back to the 8-bit era, where games used to look just as pixelated as you can imagine, while others will be extremely realistic! Now it all depends on your choice (because I know for sure that I have a passion for pixel games), but either way you will have more options to find your favorite game below.
So let’s just dive right into our list of the best virtual pet games for mobile below. Prepare to find your new favorite!
Cthulhu Virtual Pet
This game is so adorable, from multiple points of view – at least in my opinion! Being a tremendous Lovecraft fan, Cthulhu is one of the most famous of his creation – and having the chance to raise one, is just the best!
Now the graphics of the game are also exactly to my liking, since the game is full 8-bit, which take you back in time quite a bit! It looks a lot like the original Tamagotchi games that some of us (the dinosaurs!) had when we were young.
If you are a fan of this horror classic, combined with complete adorable-ness resulted from the graphics and the little baby Cthulhu, then you might fall in love with this game immediately – but even if you are not, you should still give it a try!
Cthulhu Virtual Pet 2
Now I will not repeat myself, but if you loved the first one I mentioned, then you might also love this second one, which is similar, but has a different visual style – while still retaining the pixel style!
This one has color graphics, and also a few more features – which improves the first game quite a bit! Definitely check it out if you loved / love the first one, because you won’t regret it!
You can download this game from Google Play only at the moment.
Now jumping from a retro game to this super realistic game, is quite the step – but if you love horses and also love beautiful graphics in games, then you will fall in love with My Horse immediately!
In this game you will be able to care, train and just have your very own virtual pet horse, which is pretty amazing, I must say. You can even take part in competitions with your horse friend, visit other players and help them and much more. Everything, as I already said, completed with some simply breathtaking graphics.
Pug – My Virtual Pet Dog
If you love these adorable little pups called pugs, this game has exactly that for you – and much more! In this virtual pet game, you will be able to care for your very own pug pupper which you will have to bathe, feed, pet and play with!
The graphics are really adorable, as they are quite cartoon-ish and funny looking, and the pet, really, what can I say other than the fact that it’s as derpy and cute as it is in reality! There are plenty of mini games to keep you busy, and I’m pretty sure that you will never get bored with it!
As sort of a bonus (if you have kids), I have to say that kids absolutely love it: the minigames are challenging, but easy enough that younger children can easily play them, which is always a bonus. And you can always check out our tips and tricks for the game to play it better.
Unfortunately (for iPhone owners), this game is only available on Google Play!
There is this adorable little aquatic creature that has just caught the Internet by surprise a while ago and its popularity is not going away! It’s called an Axolotl and it can actually be kept as a pet (in reality, yes), but on your device too to skip the water changes and extra expenses.
Now in this game you can have a multitude of colors and variations of the species (unlike in reality), so if you want to have a taste of this weird and adorable little guy, make sure you check out Axolochi because it’s fun and super cheerful!
It doesn’t have a lot to offer in terms of gameplay, but you will keep growing and releasing your virtual pets to get better looking ones, which still sounds nice.
Virtual Dog Shibo
What dog lover doesn’t like a cute little Shiba pup? Well if you never raised one, now you will have a chance! In this game you will have beautiful cartoon-ish graphics, combined with an amazing dog, which will definitely make your day!
You will be able to play with the dog in various mini games, care for him and also just relax and enjoy this simple yet relaxing mobile game! There are actually a ton of things to do in this game and kids will love it just as much as adults will.
Mimitos Virtual Cat
I’ve mentioned the previous game for the dog lovers, but now if you want a cute little kitten to care for, there is Mimitos available for you! From the same creators as the previous game, Virtual Dog Shibo, you can also choose the cat version, Mimitos Virtual Cat!
It’s pretty much similar – quite fun cartoon-ish graphics, with a lot of mini games to keep you busy and a system where you will have to care for your little virtual pet by feeding it and fulfilling other necessities!
Did you really think I wouldn’t mention this game? I think I’ve had it installed for years now, and I can’t really remember other mobile games that I’ve had for that long! It’s so very simple and cute, that it doesn’t really require a ton of investment!
Pou is extremely customizable, so if you are looking for that feature in your games, here you will definitely find it! There are also tons of mini games that you can play, so if you want to care for a virtual pet, your very own Pou might just be the one!
Even if the game is nothing out of the ordinary in terms of graphics, if you haven’t checked it out and want a cute little virtual pet game, make sure you take a look at this one too!
My Tamagotchi Forever
This is the classic virtual pet game, the one that started it all so many years ago. Of course, this new mobile version comes with a modern approach to the classic Tamagotchi and tons of extra features, including much better graphics.
Of course, as a result, it will have very few things in common with the original, but instead it will feature minigames, various Tamagotchis to collect and even works in an AR mode if you’re looking for some extra immersion. (And if you’re looking for more, make sure to also check out our list of the best AR games for mobile).
We also got you covered with a guide for this game – so make sure to check it out soon after you install it, in order to start your adventure on the right foot.
Moy 6 – Virtual Pet Game
Another classic, just like Pou. This time, you’re taking care of a jelly pet – which by itself sounds crazy and fun. And it is.
Always reinvented and improved with each new release, Moy and its various sequels didn’t survive because it’s a poor game. On the contrary – it’s one that gives you everything that you want from a virtual pet game, including a ton of minigames to keep you busy when you’re on the… chair at home and definitely not the toilet!
My Talking Tom 2
Ah, I still remember how insanely popular the original became soon after being released. It has been re-released and copied on many occasions, with many alternatives released, such as My Talking Angela, My Talking Hank and even a sequel – My Talking Tom 2.
They’re all pretty similar, to be honest, but I’ll still stick to what’s closest to the original. And tell you that if you decide to play it, you will fall in love with it instantly and have a really tough time uninstalling it from your device.
Great graphics, highly customizable, lots of options including head to head play in minigames… this one has it all and you definitely have to give it a try if you haven’t done so already.
These would be all of our picks for the best virtual pets games for mobile (Android and iOS)! Do you know some more fun virtual pets games? Share them with us down in the comments section below!