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Have you ever imagined the game you love becomes real, or your like becomes just like a game? Wouldn’t it be cool enough to live your life fulfilled? The Gamer it’s the main protagonist, Jee-Han loves gaming more than anything. His life turns into the gaming itself. Like doing a task for his mother on a daily bases and could see the levels and stats of other people above their heads.
Best Manga/Manhwa like the Gamer
15. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Drama/ Fantasy
A young man named Iwatani Naofumi, who is very uncharismatic Otaku, addicted to manga and games. But suddenly summoned to a game like a fantasy to serve as the shield hero. Unexpectedly Naofumi discovered he is one of the four heroes who have equipped with a legendary weapon with the task to save the world from its prophesied destruction. He soon alone and betrayed by the world and left him with only his shield. Now, that Naofumi sick for revenge, whether he successfully exacts his revenge. He must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world too.
The elements that The Rising of the Shield Hero seems similar to Manhwa like The Gamer because both of the protagonists are addicted to the game. Also, both of them need to complete the task to gain more skills
14. World Customize Creator
Genre-Isekai/ Adventure/ Harem
The main protagonist is Tagami Yusuke. A mysterious voice led him to the world of “Caltsio.” Specifically, in an evil god’s shrine, he is given the role of “Evil God of Calamity.” He also discovers that he has the ability to customize and create everything at his command. His new power is called Customize Creation. A doctor named Zeshald and a girl named Sun to shelter him, despite his questionable alibi.
The other main plot point for this series is how there are two distinct kinds of people. Those who can manipulate the elements and those who can’t think avatar. With all the different elements and the MC belongs to none of the elements, he instead has his own thing. Which makes him the proposed evil god, who will cause great change to the world. So, a lot of people want him for varying reasons, but he’s a simple guy who’s staying where he is to help out the country he’s in.
13. Tower of God
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Drama/ Fantasy
Bam manages to open the door of the tower, following his closest friend Rachel. But as he soon discovers, this perilous path will put him in the crosshairs of fierce competitors, untrustworthy rivals, and terrifying monsters, and he might not make it out alive. When you arrive at the peak of the tower, it grants you fame, glory, power, anything that is possible in your wildest dreams. Some are lucky to be chosen by the tower to ascend each floor in the hope of fulfilling their dreams. But to succeed, they must complete the dangerous and deadly task along the way. But others can enter the structure on their own free will.
The tower is very much similar to Manhwa to the Gamer. Like, the Gamer and the towering god both have similar art styles, a sense of adventure and magic. The Gamer can get a little repetitive that makes a little boring, whereas the tower of god’s pacing always seems like there is something major going on full of surprises. But both are great Manhwa and a lot of fun without a doubt.
12. Log Horizon
Genre– Action/ Game/ Adventure/ Magic/ Fantasy
One day suddenly, thirty thousand Japanese gamers are moved from their everyday lives into the world of MMORPG, “Elder Tale.” After the game’s latest update, gamers are unable to log out. Now, Shiroe must learn to live in this new world who is a socially awkward college student. Taking the lead for others and negotiating with NCP “natives” to bring stability to the virtual city of Akihabara. He had to join the game because of his friend Naotsugu. As he logged in for the first time in years, he found himself trapped, and Akatsuki, a petite but very fierce assassin who calls Shiroe as her master.
Log Horizon it’s a tale of fantasy, adventure, and politics. You will find the protagonist exploring the elements of gaming through the eyes of a master strategist who attempts to make the best of a puzzling situation.
11. Maze Age Z
Genre-Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy/ Dungeon/ Magic
Jung Won-Jun is a 21-year-old who is a normal college student who appears in another world called “Emmes” in someone else body, manages a small animus fief within the kingdom. His butler named Berial, who is an incubus, made a contract with the man who was in his body before.
Maze Age maybe doesn’t look similar to “The Gamer,” but both Manhwa shares the same qualities in the protagonist like the main protagonist of this webtoons are strong and get stronger much faster than those who are around them. Also, The female side characters are powerful, at some points stronger than MC.
10. Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Genre-Fantasy/ Adventure/ Comedy
Tanaka Daichi is 38 years old, an average salaryman who is a new fan of the newly launched game “one more free life online.” It’s a new type of VRMMO game, and he played this game under the username of “Earth.” A hobbyist beginner at best, he only equips with mediocre skills, which seems useless. That makes him an unusual VRMMO gamer, though.
It starts with a good story and premises, but further and further in the story is getting more non-sense and tasteless.
09. Re: Monster
Genre– Isekai/ Fantasy/ Adventure
Tomoku Kanata used to be a powerful man, but one night he was betrayed by the girl he uses to think her as his sister. But he reincarnated as a member of the weakest race, a goblin called Rou. However, it might be his reincarnation; he has his past life memory, as well as his abilities. That allowed him to gain strength and abilities from eating. Also, he possesses a unique evolutionary tree.
Following him in his adventures as he grows, learns, and makes friends on the way. He also made a promise to himself that he would live this life fullest. In this alternate world of survival of the fittest, events unfold with competent subordinates and comrades.
08. Ore to Kawazu-san no Isekai Hourouki
Genre– Slice of Life/ Fantasy/ Comedy
Kouno Tarou is an ordinary college student who gets summoned in a different world by a dying old magician to succeed in his magic. Now that he received an insurmountable amount of magic, he uses his power to revive the ancient man. Who brought him to his current world and the situation. Shockingly Tarou resurrects the old magician in the vessel of a living frog. He names the frog Kawazu and become its disciple to gain enough magic power and get back home. Later, he realizes that the older man was the former most powerful magician in the world and so amazing powers. Tarou now ventures out into the unfamiliar world to discover things and test his newfound abilities.
Here, This Manhwa is similar to “The gamer” because both the main characters can go insane with the magic so easily that it shocks people who are part of the world they are now. Both of them share the gaming element too. The Gamer has some severe undertones, while Ore to Kawazu doesn’t have a serious tone
07. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Genre– Action/ Adventure/ Comedy/ Romance/ Fantasy
The city of Orario has never been a dull and full of bustle, especially for our protagonist Bell Cranel. A naive young man who hopes to become the greatest adventurer in the land. After encountering the lonely goddess, Hestia, his dreams and life become Adventures. Bell, to fulfill his dream, takes her support and embarks on a fantastic adventure deep within the city’s monster-filled catacombs, knows only as of the “Dungeon.” In every corner, death will chase you in the cavernous depth of the terrifying, and a mysterious power moves amidst the shadow.
Even on the surface, surviving is a hard task to achieve. Here nothing is certain what will happen next in this world where gods and humans live and work together, especially when it comes to living and to working together. The only sure thing is, though: a myriad of blunders, triumphs, and friendships await the dauntlessly optimistic protagonist of the herculean tale.
06. Tsuyokute New Saga
Genre– Fantasy/ Adventure/ Action
The young swordsman Kyle finally defeated the demon lord and his army. But it cost him the death of his allies, many people have already perished, and he is also on the brink of death. As Kyle’s life ebbs away in the Demon King’s chamber, he notices a strange gem that the Demon King had coveted and approached this relic to grab it. After an intense light glows, he is sent into the past.
After recovering from the initial sock, Kyle decided to save the world and everyone again. This time he doesn’t want to waste this rare opportunity and doesn’t wanna make mistakes of his first time through the years and to become stronger from before.
05. The World is Full of Monsters Now, Therefore I Want to Live as I Wish
Kudou Kazuto returned home from work one day when he suddenly ran over something with his car. Suddenly he hears a strange voice inside his head that says: “the monster has been subjugated, gaining experience points.” Afterward, Kazuto drove home still in shock. After sleeping for almost an entire day, he wakes up in his room thinking what happened last night was just a dream.
Surprisingly to him, when he looks outside through the window, he sees a horde of Goblins molesting everyone and everything in their sight. How will Kazuto face this new life-threatening situation? Read this manga to find out. This manga is quite similar to The Gamer with the concept of leveling up. However, unlike in The Gamer, there are more players than just the main character.
04. Return To Player
One day the world was filled with monsters, and everything turned into a game governed by the Gods. Gods would observe the game and pick their favorite players as “God’s Avatar.” Those who were not lucky enough to level up or gain information from the Gods died out instantly. Many years have passed, and Earth has become a massive battleground, with barely a few people surviving. Time grew closer for humanity to be wiped out entirely out of existence.
However, there was one man left standing last. Kim Sehan fought and fought until the last ounce of his strength. But to no avail, his fate as well has come to an end. Or that was what he had thought, upon dying, Kim Sehan was given another chance as the last surviving player to restart. Will Kim Sehan be able to save humankind with his knowledge of past life?
03. I Log in Alone
Jung Si-woo was an average kid, living an average everyday life in an average world. However, that all changed one day when the mysterious “Sky Castles” appeared. Certain people were granted the ability to become players and enter the Sky Castles. There they would fight in dungeons at the stake of their lives and, if they managed to survive, level up their skills. Jung Si-woo was not one of the chosen players.
A few years have passed, and Jung Si-woo is now an adult, one day. He was riding his bike when he saw a player falling from the Sky Castle. He jumped to try and catch this person. But they both ended up discovering the first-ever underground dungeon. Will they be able to fight their way through and survive in this harsh predicament? I Log in Alone is a manhwa similar to Gamer in many aspects. If you are looking for something similar, dive into this story without second thoughts.
02. Solo Leveling
Genre– Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen
In solo leveling, there was “The Gate” that connected the real world to the monster world. Soon some people received the power to hunt monsters; they are known as “Hunters.” However, not all hunters are mighty like Sung Jin-Woo, our protagonist, who is an E-Rank hunter. Having no skills to display, he barely earns the required money by fighting in low- leveled dungeons. Later he found out a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons. As once day he was about to die, he suddenly received a strange power. A quest log that only he could see, a secret to leveling up he knows about. Now he is on the way from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter.
Solo leveling this Manhwa is very similar to “The Gamer” is both of them focus on gamification of life in their styles. But both are quite good having a single main character fighting his way to the top, and they are both badasses. Also, the Gamer is more likely on the light side of things, and Solo is more on the mature bloody side.
01. Life Howling
Genre– Action/ Fantasy/ RPG/ Based on a Novel/ Hiatus
Jung Yoon-Hwan was a normal boy who was living his life normally until he started to have dreams of being in another world. It wasn’t just another world, it was an RPG world, and every time he defeats a monster, he gains skills. What shock him more is he was able to use those skills in real life too. But of course, he has to put his own life on the line to survive the dangers. Later on, he meets potential allies with their quirks and special abilities.
If there is most similar Manhwa to “The Gamer,” it’s life Howling the art style, and even the story is kinda similar. Since the novel version of Life Howling is available translated and it has reached 180 chapters at least. But I would still recommend the Manhwa, which has 57 chapters unless you don’t want to be spoiled.