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. 

    • Released: August 8, 2016
    • Developer: Cheritz
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: Android, iOS
    1,107 votes
  • 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. 

    • Released: November 19, 2014
    • Developer: Soviet Games
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
    276 votes
  • 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!

    • Released: August 11, 2011
    • Developer: Idea Factory
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: PlayStation Portable
    284 votes
  • Okay, this entry is most definitely a meme. However, despite its odd nature, Hatoful Boyfriend is surprisingly a great dating simulation game! With all the elements required to create a great visual novel, the story revolves around you, the last human in the world, and your option of different birds to date. If that sounded slightly creepy, you've caught on to some of the subtle hints this game gives off; different scenes will show you an apocalyptic world and strange life that you've been living as a human in between classes. At the very least, this game will still give you attractive human male versions of each bird after you've met them, so it's still worth it for the laughs!

    • Released: April 12, 201
    • Developer: PigeoNation Inc, Media
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Comedy
    • Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
    209 votes
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    Seduce Me
    Photo: Seduce Me / Steam

    Sometimes it can be hard to find dating sims that have a lot of options, including the ability to date both men and women, and that have a variety of endings. Seduce Me not only solves all of those problems but also gives you a full English voiceover with extremely talented actors and includes up to 22 different endings with both men and women. Sounds too good to be true? This game is great! Playing as a senior in high school, your life drastically changes when your very rich grandfather dies and leaves you with his large estate. However, when you move in you find that there are four incubi that'd love to also live there. 

    • Released: Feburary 12, 2015
    • Developer: Michaela Laws
    • Genres (Video game): Otome, Dating Sim, Romance
    • Platform: PC, Android, iOS
    209 votes
  • Sometimes, you just need a good otome game that's right there on your phone whenever you need it! The company Voltage makes a ton of interesting dating simulation games for you to choose from, but definitely check out 10 Days With My Devil first! After an astounding day full of good luck, you realize that it may not have been by coincidence; after all, your apartment caught on fire and you were definitely supposed to be in there. Destined to die, you've now been given a different option; to fall in love with a demon or angel! You can get this game through the Voltage Love 365: Find Your Story app.

    • Released: August 7
    • Developer: Voltage
    • Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel
    • Platform: iOS, Android
    193 votes