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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.



Nintendogs + Cats

Nintendo DS & Switch (series)
Raise puppies & kittens, play & teach tricks, take them on walks, and compete in agility and obedience competitions.


Creatures

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.


The Sims: Pets

PC & Various Systems (series)
Create and raise human and animal families
and develop their relationships.


Viva Piñata

XB360 & PC
Find, sell, breed, and raise various kinds of piñatas. Maintain a farm where they can grow.


Amazing Island

Gamecube
Create monsters by drawing them and collecting parts and accessories, and compete in minigames.


Magic Pengel

PS2
Create hand-drawn monsters to fight in competitions, and follow an interesting story.


Pokemon

Nintendo Systems (series)
Long running series of monster collecting RPGs.


Digimon

Various Systems (series)
Monster collecting series spawned from tamagotchi-like devices.


Flight Rising

Website
Breed & sell dragons with unique colors and patterns, play games, collect familiars, and participate in site-wide events.

Wajas
Website
Breed and sell wolflike creatures called Wajas with unique colors and genes.


Lioden

Website
Breed lions with genetics, lions age in real time.


Dragon Cave

Website
Hatch dragon eggs through 'clicks' and breed dragons.


Chicken Smoothie

Website
Adopt new pets every month, dress them up, trade them with friends.


Neopets

Website
Adopt and care for virtual pets. Dress them up, play games, earn points and change their appearance.


Subeta

Website
Adopt pets, change their appearance, and dress up a human avatar.


Webkinz

Website
Adopt cute animals, play games, and decorate your home.


Goatlings

Website
Adopt virtual goats and play games.


Monster Rancher

PS1 & PS2 (series)
Raise and train monsters to fight in competitions.


Monster Crown

PC
Collect and raise monsters.


Monster Hunter Stories

3DS
A departure from typical Monster Hunter series gameplay, Stories allows you to train, ride, and fight alongside monsters.


Zoo Tycoon

PC & DS (series)
Build and manage a zoo.


Planet Zoo

PC
Successor to Zoo Tycoon, much more detailed and in depth.


Plant Tycoon

PC
Breed & sell plants and collect bugs.


Fish Tycoon

PC & DS
Breed & sell fish.


Hey You, Pikachu!

N64
Talk to Pikachu, form a bond, explore!


Sonic (Chao Raising Minigame)

Various Systems (series)
Some Sonic games (notably Sonic Adventure 2) feature a minigame where you can raise creatures known as 'Chaos'.


Pikmin

Nintendo Systems (series)
Direct creatures called 'pikmin' to fight monsters and obtain treasure and resources on an alternate Earth.


Megami Tensei

Various Systems (series)
RPG series involving commanding monsters in battles.


Tamagotchi

Handheld
A toy that lets you raise a digital pet, which can grow into many different forms depending on your care.


Neko Atsume

Mobile
Set up a virtual backyard so that cats will come to visit you.


Pocket Dogs

GBA
Care for a virtual dog. Features real photos of dogs rather than graphics.


Catz

Java
Adopt and care for a virtual cat.


Shimeji

PC
Not a game, but a program that lets a character run around on your desktop. Many custom versions exist.


MOPy fish

PC
Downloadable cyberpet with ai and memory.


Seaman

Dreamcast
Raise a talking fish with a human face.


Fin Fin on Teo the Magic Planet

PC
Talk to and interact with a creature called Fin Fin.


Cubivore

Gamecube
Eat other beasts and evolve into new forms to bring wilderness back to the world.


Finny the Fish & the Seven Waters

PS2
An action-adventure game where you fight and eat other fish, solve puzzles, and bring balance back to your home.


Impossible Creatures

PC
A real time strategy game where you create animal hybrids to fight for you. Features a story mode.


Black & White (series)

PC
Take on the role of the god of a civilization and command a powerful creature to do your bidding.


Animal Crossing

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.


Darwin Pond

PC
Simulate evolution in a primordial puddle.


Monster Breeder

Website
Browser-based text adventure about creating monster hybrids.


Hamham Hamsters

PC
Keep and breed hamsters.