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Pets & Creatures

If you like Petz, you may be interested in other similar and not-so-similar animal and monster raising games. Here are some that I've either played or had recommended to me.

For another list of Virtual Pet games, check out Computer Critters.

Nintendo DS & Switch (series)
Raise puppies & kittens, play & teach tricks, take them on walks, and compete in agility and obedience competitions.
PC & PS1 (series)
A simulation game with very robust AI, allowing you to raise, teach, and breed creatures called Norns, while exploring the world they live in.
PC & Various Systems (series)
Create and raise human and animal families
and develop their relationships.
XB360 & PC
Find, sell, breed, and raise various kinds of piñatas. Maintain a farm where they can grow.
Gamecube
Create monsters by drawing them and collecting parts and accessories, and compete in minigames.
PS2
Create hand-drawn monsters to fight in competitions, and follow an interesting story.
Nintendo Systems (series)
Long running series of monster collecting RPGs.
Various Systems (series)
Monster collecting series spawned from tamagotchi-like devices.
Website
Breed & sell dragons with unique colors and patterns, play games, collect familiars, and participate in site-wide events.
Website
Breed and sell wolflike creatures called Wajas with unique colors and genes.
Website
Breed lions with genetics, lions age in real time.
Website
Hatch dragon eggs through 'clicks' and breed dragons.
Website
Adopt new pets every month, dress them up, trade them with friends.
Website
Adopt and care for virtual pets. Dress them up, play games, earn points and change their appearance.
Website
Adopt pets, change their appearance, and dress up a human avatar.
Website
Adopt cute animals, play games, and decorate your home.
Website
Adopt virtual goats and play games.
PS1 & PS2 (series)
Raise and train monsters to fight in competitions.
PC
Collect and raise monsters.
3DS
A departure from typical Monster Hunter series gameplay, Stories allows you to train, ride, and fight alongside monsters.
PC & DS (series)
Build and manage a zoo.
PC
Successor to Zoo Tycoon, much more detailed and in depth.
PC
Breed & sell plants and collect bugs.
PC & DS
Breed & sell fish.
N64
Talk to Pikachu, form a bond, explore!
Various Systems (series)
Some Sonic games (notably Sonic Adventure 2) feature a minigame where you can raise creatures known as 'Chaos'.
Nintendo Systems (series)
Direct creatures called 'pikmin' to fight monsters and obtain treasure and resources on an alternate Earth.
Various Systems (series)
RPG series involving commanding monsters in battles.
Handheld
A toy that lets you raise a digital pet, which can grow into many different forms depending on your care.
Mobile
Set up a virtual backyard so that cats will come to visit you.
GBA
Care for a virtual dog. Features real photos of dogs rather than graphics.
Java
Adopt and care for a virtual cat.
PC
Not a game, but a program that lets a character run around on your desktop. Many custom versions exist.
PC
Downloadable cyberpet with ai and memory.
Dreamcast
Raise a talking fish with a human face.
PC
Talk to and interact with a creature called Fin Fin.
Gamecube
Eat other beasts and evolve into new forms to bring wilderness back to the world.

PS2
An action-adventure game where you fight and eat other fish, solve puzzles, and bring balance back to your home.
PC
A real time strategy game where you create animal hybrids to fight for you. Features a story mode.
PC
Take on the role of the god of a civilization and command a powerful creature to do your bidding.
Nintendo Systems (series)
Move into a town of animal villagers and live your life. Decorate your home, catch bugs and fish, make friends with villagers, and more.
PC
Simulate evolution in a primordial puddle.
Website
Browser-based text adventure about creating monster hybrids.
PC
Keep and breed hamsters.
Can be modded.