while i never played the game. i will say that this anime is really good. that being said since i cant tell you if it is at all like the game. i like to point out if you take the name off. i think it a compelling story with thought out characters and a conclusion. now if your looking for anime and video combo that matches each other and builds on it try gungrave on the ps2 a classic along with the anime which is a stand alone a great anime but along side the game is incredible. once again after you try devil may cry and it does not match try this.