Total Nerd The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best dating sim games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. If you've never played a dating sim, just know that there isn't much challenge, as it's more of an interactive movie than an actual video game. These highly rated dating sim games are ranked by your votes, so only the greatest dating sim games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these dating sim games are considered the best of all time. This list includes all popular dating sim games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or brand new dating sim games.

List is made up of many different games, including Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and Chulip. Many of these are Japanese exclusives, so they might be hard to play if you can't read Japanese.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best dating sim games?" and "What is the greatest dating sim game of all time?" After you are finished voting on this list, head on over and vote on the best eroge games of all time.

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Simgirls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Katawa Shoujo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
BonKuchiki added 2012 Katawa Shoujo is a bishōjo-style visual novel by Four Leaf Studios that tells a story of a young man and five young women living with varying disabilities. The game uses a traditional text and ...more

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HuniePop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Mystic Messenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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If My Heart Had Wings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
ConnerFleming added If My Heart Had Wings is a Japanese 18+ Visual Novel produced by Pulltop. It was released on 25 May 2012 and an English localization that was given a Teen rating was released by MoeNovel on 28 ...more

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Mystic Messenger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Hatoful Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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True Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
1995 True Love ~Jun'ai Monogatari~, better known simply as True Love, is a Japanese erotic visual novel developed by Software House Parsley and published by CD Bros., released on June 9, 1995 for the ...more

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Sunrider Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
El_Presidente added Sunrider Academy

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The Fruit of Grisaia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
survivorshy-_fluttershy_-pony added The Fruit of Grisaia is a Japanese adult visual novel. A 13-episode anime television series animated by 8-Bit and produced by NBCUniversal aired in Japan between October and December 2014. The ...more

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Clannad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Amnesia: Memories is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Dandelion: Wishes Brought to Y... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Amagami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2009 Amagami, is a Japanese dating simulation game for the PlayStation 2 and the spiritual successor to KimiKiss, both of which were developed and published by Enterbrain. Amagami was released on ...more

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Love Hina Dating Sim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Everlasting Summer / Бесконечн... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time

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Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2004 Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel developed by Type-Moon, which was originally released as an adult game for Windows. A version of Fate/stay night rated for ages 15 and up titled ...more

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Princess Evangile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2002 Galaxy Angel is a bishōjo sci-fi/comedy anime, manga and dating sim series by BROCCOLI. It was created in July 2000, when Broccoli launched the multi-platformed project called Project G.A. The ...more

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Sengoku Rance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2006 Sengoku Rance (戦国ランス Sengoku Ransu, lit. Warring States Rance) is the 8th game in the series and was released on December 15, 2006. It is the first game not to have a number in the title, even ...more

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Seduce Me the Otome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Dream Daddy: a Dad Dating Simu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Crescendo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2001 Crescendo: Eien Dato Omotte Ita Ano Koro is an adult Japanese visual novel written by Tomohiro Minakami and developed by Digital Object. It was released in Japan for the PC on September 28, ...more

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G Senjō no Maō is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
karaca-erdemir added May 29 2008 G Senjō no Maō is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Akabeisoft2 and first released for the PC as a DVD on May 29, 2008, in limited and regular editions after many delays. The gameplay ...more

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Always Remember Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Persona 4 Golden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
José Mosco added 2012 Persona 4 Golden is a 2012 role playing video game.

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Tokimeki Memorial 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
1999 Tokimeki Memorial 2 is a dating sim developed and published by Konami and the second game in the Tokimeki Memorial series. Tokimeki Memorial 2 was released for the PlayStation in 1999. It came ...more

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2009 Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a tactical role-playing game with dating sim elements. It was developed and published by Sega, and licensed by Red Entertainment, as the fifth title in the ...more

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Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undre... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Kanon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
1999 Kanon is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Key released on June 4, 1999 for Windows PCs. Key later released versions of Kanon without the erotic content, and the game was ported to the ...more

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Harvest Moon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
José Mosco added 1996 Harvest Moon is a virtual role playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Amccus. The game first released in Japan in 1996, in North America in 1997, and in Europe in ...more

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Tokimeki Memorial is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
1994 Tokimeki Memorial is a dating sim by Konami and the first game in the Tokimeki Memorial series. The first game in the series is particularly notable for its "bomb" feature, where ...more

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Noble Works is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Let's Meow Meow! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time

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Tomodachi Life is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Halloween Otome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side:... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss is the 2006 sequel to Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side and the fifth main game in Konami's Tokimeki Memorial dating sim series. An enhanced port to the ...more

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Osananajimi Wa Daitouryou: My ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Osananajimi Wa Daitouryou: My Girlfriend Is the President October 30 2009

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Da Capo II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2006 Da Capo II is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Circus which was first released on May 26, 2006 for Windows computers. It is a part of the ongoing Da Capo series of games by Circus, and ...more

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Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2002 Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side is a female-oriented dating sim video game released by Konami for the PlayStation 2 game console on June 20, 2002. It was also rereleased with enhancements for the ...more

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Shira Oka: Second Chances is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time

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Umineko: When They Cry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2007 Umineko: When They Cry is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft visual novel series produced by 07th Expansion. The first game in the series, Legend of the Golden Witch, was first released at ...more

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Tokimeki Memorial 3: Yakusoku ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2001 Tokimeki Memorial 3: Yakusoku no Ano Basho de is a dating sim developed and published by Konami and the third game in the Tokimeki Memorial series. Tokimeki Memorial 3, released in 2001 for the ...more

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Kana: Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
1999 Kana: Little Sister, is a Japanese visual novel originally developed and released by D.O. in 1999. G-Collections translated and published the English version in 2002. Kana: Little Sister focuses ...more

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Pub Encounter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Frozen Essence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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How to Take Off Your Mask is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Kajiri Kamui Kagura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Kajiri Kamui Kagura April 25 2013

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Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Richard Harkness added Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~ 2011

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Togainu no Chi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
2005 Togainu no Chi is a Japanese BL visual novel created by Nitro+CHiRAL. The plot centers on Akira, a young man who is made to participate in a deadly game called "Igura" in ...more