Having a pet, you can spend time with is an idea we can all get behind. However, keeping a pet comes with hurdles such as lack of time, health conditions, financial constraint among others. For those interested in having a pet but can’t do so because of conditions out of your control, let me introduce you to the fascinating world of Virtual Pets. In the virtual space, people can have as many animals as they please and be able to take care of them properly. So we prepared a list of the top 5 Virtual Pet games you can play on your mobile device. We factored in a lot of the factors that people who can’t seem to own a pet might be looking at, such as the price, cuteness of the pets, and even the size of the application.
Now that we know what kind of list you are looking at let us dive into it. The games mentioned aren’t in any particular order, and no game mentioned here is better than the other, so feel free to browse and choose the game of your liking.
- Mochicats Collection
- Cat Game – The Cats Collector!
- Alpaca World HD+
- My Virtual Pet Shop: Animals
- My Tamagotchi Forever
1. Mochicats Collection
Coming up first on the list is Mochicats Collection. Indulge yourselves in the world of the fluffiest and cutest cats ever as you collect all of them. Featuring over 50 different cats, the Mochicats Collection is one of the best ways to enter the world of virtual pets. Feed and pet your cats while adding more to your collection, and the cutest part of the game is that these cats can be stacked on each other to make a giant cat tower.
Released back in 2022 and since garnered over a million downloads, it’s safe to say that many people have enjoyed having their Mochicat collection.
2. Cat Game – The Cats Collector!
Second on the list, we have another cat collector game, Cat Game – The Cats Collector! This game is for people who are slightly competitive and crave cats. Featuring a whopping 900+ cats to add to your collection, players could spend hours and still not be done. There is a slight twist in this game that separates it from the rest, which is that players need to decorate their cat towers. Aside from patting and feeding the cats, players can enter weekly competitions with other players to compare cat towers, and the best-decorated tower is awarded.
Released back in 2019 and since then garnering over 5 million downloads, Cat Game – The Cats Collector has been one of the most-played virtual pet games on mobile.
3. Alpaca World HD+
Third on our list is for all the Alpaca lovers, Alpaca World HD+. The game is all about Alpacas; as the name suggests, players can roam the lands to search for different kinds of Alpacas. The art style for the game is absolutely the cutest; capture all the Alpacas you can find, give them names and take care of them till your heart desires. Another cool thing players can do is drip out their Alpacas with all kinds of accessories and outfits to make them the cutest and most iced-out pets you could have.
Released in 2015 and since garnered over a million downloads, Alpaca World HD+ is for all Alpaca enthusiasts across the globe.
4. My Virtual Pet Shop: Animals
“My Virtual Pet Shop: Animals” is coming up fourth on our list. Become the owner of your pet store and take care of all the animals your customers bring for grooming, cleaning, and even dressing them up in cute attires. Earn money by tending to your customers’ pets and use it to improve the store, and bring in more resources to take care of your clients. As your level goes up, the demands of the clients will get tougher and tougher, so get ready to own your pet store. Another cool feature of the game is that players can be veterinarians and provide medication and vaccines to the pets as well.
Released back in 2014 and since then garnered over 10 million downloads, My Virtual Pet Shop: Animals is the game for people who want to be the owner of their pet store.
5. My Tamagotchi Forever
The last game on our list is the iconic retro virtual pet Tamagotchi, paying homage to the classic 1997 toy where players can care for their little monster that hatches from an egg. My Tamagotchi Forever is similar to the retro version with more modernized designs, but the idea is still the same. So take care of your monster, feed it, and dress it up in the cutest attires you can get your hands on.
Players can explore the town where your Tamagotchi lives and make new friends. The fascinating feature of the game is that your Tamagotchi evolves based on how it was raised, which adds to the level of personalization and makes you feel more attached to your little monster.
Released in 2018 and since garnered over 5 million downloads, My Tamagotchi Forever is for all people who want to relive the nostalgia from the 90s.
Here we have our list of the top 5 Virtual Pet games available on mobile, although there were many more we couldn’t put on this list due to the nature of the article. Feel free to check these games out on both App Store and Play Store, and enjoy them with your very own collection of pets that need to be taken care of. Feel free to check out our other top 5 games lists.