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The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing  

Ashley Glenn
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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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Mystic Messenger
Mystic Messenger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing
Photo:  Mystic Messenger/Apple Store

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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Amnesia: Memories
Amnesia: Memories is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing
Photo:  Idea Factory

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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10 Days With My Devil
10 Days With My Devil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing
Photo:  10 Days With My Devil/Voltage

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.

Release: August 7

Developer: Voltage

Genres (Video game): Romance, Visual Novel

Platform: iOS, Android

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Hatoful Boyfriend
Hatoful Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 15 Best Anime Dating Sim Games You Should Be Playing
Photo:  Hatoful Boyfriend/Steam

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!

Release: April 12, 201

Developer: PigeoNation Inc, Media

Genres (Video game): Romance, Comedy

Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, + more

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