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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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Mystic Messenger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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HuniePop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
That1uckyRabbit added 2015
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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 2012
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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True Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Jun 09 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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Hatoful Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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The Fruit of Grisaia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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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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Sunrider Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Clannad is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Amagami is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Amnesia: Memories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Dandelion: Wishes Brought to Y... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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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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Princess Evangile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Persona 4 Golden is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Seduce Me the Otome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
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Harvest Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
José Mosco added Jan 01 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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Crescendo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Sep 28 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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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Sengoku Rance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time
Dec 15 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