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The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing

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There’s a certain charm to anime dating games; they give you a heavy element of romance, but also provide you with an interactive story that you can enjoy regardless of the characters you fall in love with. Dating simulations have been, traditionally, heavily associated with the anime genre, but in recent years there have been a variety of different styles to these games. If you love your waifus and husbandos, you’re probably looking for anime dating video games that will give you 2D butterflies in your stomach!

We’ve got you covered with 15 of the best anime dating sim games you could possibly ask for.

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    If you're looking for a dating sim that you can easily play on your phone, look no further! Mystic Messenger became a very popular phone app for a reason; this dating sim is highly interactive and utilizes the platform it's on to create a very encompassing experience. As the leading female protagonist, with a name of your choice, downloads a strange app that leads her to the apartment of a girl named Rika, the founder of a fundraising charity known as RFA. Now entered into a chatroom full of guys who worked with her, not only have you taken up the mantle as a helper in reviving the organization, but also finding out just what exactly happened to Rika. 

    • Release: August 8, 2016
    • Developer: Cheritz
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: Android, iOS
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  • Not your typical dating game, Everlasting Summer has gotten stellar reviews and is a must-play dating simulation that will leave you with feels for days! Semyon is a lonely man who prefers not to leave his home, often; his only interaction comes through the computer. After falling asleep on the bus, he wakes up to find that his whole world has changed. Now it is summer and he has been dropped off at a pioneer camp called Sovyonok. Here he'll meet many people and will have to figure out what happened that brought him here in the first place. 

    • Release: November 19, 2014
    • Developer: Soviet Games
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
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  • As with many other otome games, Amnesia allows the heroine to decide which character will be her primary love interest. Unfortunately, your character also seems to be missing many of her memories and is desperate to get them back. The fairy Orion, who can only be seen by the heroine, decides to help her find out just what exactly happened. Each interactive character is divided up into symbolic suits from card decks that will help the player decide which route they would like to go on; Heart, Diamond, Spade, Clover, and Joker. Each route has its own uniqueness that you'll be sure to enjoy!

    • Release: August 11, 2011
    • Developer: Idea Factory
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: PlayStation Portable
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  • Kayto Shields was a regular guy on his first day of being Sunrider Academy's vice president of the student council. That is until the president decided to also appoint him as the school's club manager. Now his job is to fix all of the problematic clubs that give the president a headache. Unsurprisingly for a dating sim game, this also happens to pair well with the bet he made that he will get a girlfriend by the end of the year. Like many other otome games, this visual novel is certainly hectic but adds plenty of comedy and humor to brighten up your gameplay!

    • Release: April 15, 2015
    • Developer: Love in Space
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: PC
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