The 10 Best Cats In Video Game History

What’s better than humans at video games? Animals in video games! While there are many fantastic characters of other species, there are always a select few who are played a lot in the game world. One of the most common species you’ll see are cats, which range from loyal companions to stand-alone characters.

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The history of the cats in video games spans several decades, with some at the top of a franchise while others make temporary cameos that still leave a lasting impression. It’s hard to narrow down which of these are really the best as there are a few to choose from, but we’ve reviewed some of the most iconic.

Mae (night in the woods)

Mae and her friends chat in Night In The Woods

When it comes to deep story adventure games, it’s hard not to get Night In The Woods into the conversation of the best. The focus of this game is Mae Borowski, an anthropomorphic cat struggling with depression.

The plot revolves around Mae’s return to her hometown of Possum Springs after she decided to drop out of college. The fascinating thing about playing as Mae is having to face their mental health struggles head on and dealing with certain social situations while reconnecting with old friends.

Blinx (Blinx: The Time Sweeper)

Blinx sneaks around in Blinx: The Time Sweeper

Not every famous cat in gaming has to come from a widespread estate. Instead, the sight of Blinx from Blinx: The Time Sweeper will likely strike many first Xbox gamers straight into their nostalgia.

The main protagonist of the first game, Blinx, is a striped orange-haired cat who has many of the personality types that cats have today. This includes being very stubborn, defying orders, treating other players badly and having an all-round playful side. We may never see Blinx in a game again, but it’s hard to find another character that really defines “cat”.

Alvina (Dark Souls)

Alvina in her window in Dark Souls

In the world of Dark Souls, it’s nice to have a few characters who aren’t out to kill you. But if you want to step on Alvina’s good side, be prepared to answer all of her questions with a resounding “yes”. The big gray cat lives in a window in the dark root garden and can welcome you to the Forest Hunters Association.

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Joining the covenant could lead to some quests that bring in nice rewards. Regardless, Alvina is a unique character who likes the player and instantly makes it more tempting to join such a covenant.

Morgana (Person 5)

An excited morgana in Persona 5

Although he’s not a real cat, Morgana from Persona 5 takes on a feline form in which he remains consistent while trying to understand who he is. Among the many playable characters in the hit game Persona, Morgana is unique in that he suffers from amnesia and doesn’t quite remember his past.

In Persona 5, you will learn more secrets about the character and watch them develop. Morgana may be a little annoying at times, but his charm lies in the fact that he really cares about the phantom thieves.

Rover (animal crossbreed)

Rover chatting with the player in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The world of Animal Crossing has always been a welcoming place since players first stepped on the train two decades ago. Those who remember that moment know that they were greeted by a cat who was only interested in getting to know you. That was Rover, a blue and white cat who was the first character you interacted with in most Animal Crossing games.

This was probably someone’s first impression of the characters in the game, and Rover always makes the player feel nice and welcome in the friendly city they would be moving to.

Big The Cat (Sonic The Hedgehog)

Big The Cat celebrates in Sonic Heroes

Sometimes people basically want to forget about annoying characters, but Big the Cat has made a name for itself in a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog games so it’s hard not to sympathize with him.

Big loves to live his life in the quiet areas of Mystic Ruins but may be asked for help by his friends, which he enjoys doing. Of course, he also has a hard time keeping an eye on his best friend Froggy. His most iconic moments may be in Sonic Adventure 2 when he is walking around trying to fish Froggy in different locations.

Taokaka (BlazBlue)

Taokaka welcomes village children in BlazeBlue

Another character who isn’t actually a cat, Taokaka is a playable character in BlazBlue and serves as the guardian of her tribe’s village. Although she has an iconic look, the secret about Taokaka is that she never reveals her face. Only her long blonde braids and the brown outfit with cat ears can be seen of the figure.

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Regarding their powers, their main characteristics are their magical abilities and their long metal claws. She’s not one of the strongest characters in the franchise, but she’s definitely one of the fastest and most agile.

Kabegami (Okami)

Kabegami in a painting in Okami

In Okami, players spend the entire game playing as Amaterasu, a god who is a wolf. Despite the dog-like focus on the main character, there are many other animal gods in the game. Enter Kabegami, the heavenly brush god who takes the shape of a cat.

After climbing the Catcall Tower, Kabegami gives Amaterasu the opportunity to climb walls wherever there is a Kabegami statue, which really opens up the exploration aspect of the game. Kabegami seems to be on a more friendly terms with the main character, and playing together is pretty cute.

Cait Sith (Final Fantasy VII)

Cait Sith fights alongside Cloud in Final Fantasy VII

One of the best franchises for great character design is Final Fantasy, so it’s no wonder the series has a cat character that ranks pretty high. Cait Sith from Final Fantasy VII is a plush cat plush toy that is only three feet tall.

Even so, he spends most of the game on a large stuffed moogle. Both toys are actually controlled by Reeve Tuesti. Initially working as a fortune teller, Cait Sith joins the group to help Cloud Strife and has the main skill of bossing the moogle around to battle each of the bad guys they encounter.

Meow (Pokemon)

Meow speaks in the Pokemon anime

It’s hard to pick the very best cats, but someone in the running is definitely Meowth. Not only did the iconic Pokémon make its first appearance in the first generation, but the creature made an even bigger name for itself as the main member of Team Rocket in the Pokémon anime.

While his vibrant personality doesn’t show up in the video games, Meowth is a solid creature to have on your team on your journey. Meowth has solid speed stats that pose a challenge to his opponent. It also evolves into Persian, one of the coolest feline Pokémon in the game.

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