6 Games Like Collar X Malice [Recommendations]

It is such a wonderful blessing that otome games are making their way westward these days. Once a genre of games that relied solely on fan translations in the west, the popularity of otome games is booming now and western girls can anticipate the enjoyment of a good otome game every few months it seems. One such game this year that we found ourselves enjoying is Collar x Malice.

Collar x Malice is a great otome game fueled by mystery and intrigue outside of the usual romantic otome game routes. While you may start off playing just to foster romantic relationships with the man of your choosing, Collar x Malice manages to keep you playing for the plot alone. If you found yourself enjoying Collar x Malice as much as we did, well then, please hang tight because Honey’s Anime is bringing fans a list of great games like Collar x Malice. Why yes, this is our 6 games like Collar x Malice!

Similar Games to Collar x Malice

1. Amnesia: Memories

  • System: PlayStation Vita, PC, Android, iOS
  • Publisher: Idea Factory International, Goczus, Inc.
  • Developer: Idea Factory
  • Release Dates: Aug. 25, 2015

You open your eyes to find yourself in a hospital room, but...what happened? Your memories are gone and you have no idea who you are, but there is a strange creature only you can see named Orion who feels at fault for the loss of your memories and wants to help you find them again. Without revealing the truth to anyone else, the two of you will embark on one of five romances to find out what really happened and find out who your true love is.

If what you liked about Collar x Malice was the story, then you’re in for a great one in Amnesia: Memories. Like Collar x Malice, the storyline changes depending on which route you are on and we’re not talking about slightly. The entire storyline is different minus the amnesia part. This gives Amnesia: Memories a lot of replay value as you will be invested in finding out what happens. Like Collar x Malice, there are also a lot of bad endings. One wrong turn and you could die instantly. While Amnesia: Memories may have a bit more focus on your relationship and where it turned sour than Collar x Malice, it’s still a great otome game to play. It’s one of the most popular otome games in Japan for a reason!

Amnesia: Memories Trailer

2. Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

  • System: PlayStation Vita
  • Publisher: Idea Factory, Aksys Games
  • Developer: Otomate
  • Release Dates: Oct. 20, 2015

Cardia is a lonely girl who has been left in an abandoned mansion outside of London to keep her promise to her father. The locals deem Cardia a monster and avoid the mansion due to Cardia’s extremely poisonous skin that melts whatever she touches. Cardia was instructed by her father to stay away from others and never fall in love, something that has been burned in Cardia’s memory. One day, the Royal Guards trespass in order to imprison Cardia, but she is saved by the charismatic thief, Arsene Lupin. Now, Cardia will embark on a journey with Lupin and his interesting crew to find out more about her skin condition and see what the world might have in store for her.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is probably one of the otome games on this list most like Collar x Malice. The main character has a characteristic about her that forces her on this journey as Cardia wishes to figure out how to neutralize her poison or forever remain alone. This will put her life in danger much like the main character from Collar x Malice who puts her life on the line to solve the mysteries around her or face possible death as well as the deaths of those around her, which also puts her career on the line. There’ll be adventure, death, and a lot in between like in Collar x Malice. You just have to be willing to play to find out more.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Trailer

3. Norn9: Var Commons

  • System: Platform: PlayStation Vita
  • Publisher: Idea Factory, Aksys Games
  • Developer: Otomate
  • Release Dates: Nov. 3, 2015

Suzuhara Sorata is a young boy who has been transported into the past where he runs into Hotaru who is awaiting something special to happen. This is when Sorata and Hotaru are brought up the Norn to join 11 other boys and girls on their journey in the sky where they will fly aboard the Norn as they use their powers to help with the evils on the Earth. Why are they doing it? Who is navigating the Norn9? What is their purpose? They will have to continue on to find out.

There’s something about otome games and mystery which makes for a great game. Like Collar x Malice, Norn9: Var Commons follows a rather strange course of events where the characters don’t know their purpose everything happening and you just have to play out the stories to find out the truth behind everything. However, Norn9: Var Commons has a great amount of focus on the romantic aspect of the game. In Norn9: Var Commons, you are able to pick from 3 different protagonists who each have their own love stories with potentially 3 different bachelors aboard the Norn. The story changes variably depending on whose path you choose to pursue and your life may be on the line in some paths much like Collar x Malice. One of the best features of Norn9: Var Commons is the ability to not play a generic main character with no personality as each of the three female leads has a different personality—some with more bite than others—so that you don’t have to be irritated by the lack of personality that some reverse harem main characters have, Altogether, the elements of Norn9: Var Commons makes a great otome game for any otome fanatic.

Norn9: Var Commons Trailer

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4. Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~

  • System: Platform: PlayStation Vita
  • Publisher: Aksys Games
  • Developer: Idea Factory
  • Release Dates: April 28, 2017

Your brother Shiki has suddenly vanished and you are worried sick. Your childhood friend Hiroya and you decide to find out what happened, but that involves being transported into the world of Arcadia where the two of you will be trapped. Here, you both will find out what is going on within the game where all of these players are trapped in World V. Devils fight Angels here, but you are neither, so you’ll have to figure out what it means exactly to be the “Almighty” that the game has dubbed you.

Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~ is a new otome game that was released earlier this year. Like Collar x Malice, the visuals are stunning and make great use of the PlayStation Vita on which it is played. While the animation is a bit stiff, even for a visual novel, the plot is pretty interesting. Like Collar x Malice, you will be left wanting to know more as you transverse more routes. You’ll only understand the what is going on behind the scenes if you engage in the true route, but do you think you can survive through Arcadia to do so? Can you be the Almighty and save people Arcadia? Well, you’ll just have to play to find the answers to all of your questions and more.

Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~ Trailer

5. Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

  • System: PlayStation Vita
  • Publisher: Idea Factory
  • Developer: Idea Factory, Compile Heart
  • Release Dates: May 16, 2017

You play the part of Chizuru, a girl disguised as a boy who has just stepped onto the streets of Kyoto in order to find out what happened to your father who has not sent any communication after going to Kyoto for work. Unfortunately, Chizuru runs into trouble immediately and comes across a few blood thirsty demons only to be saved by the Shinsengumi. However, there are some dark secrets, and Chizuru is forced to stay with the Shinsengumi to keep their secrets, but they may be the key to finding out what happened to Chizuru’s father.

If you haven’t heard of Hakuoki, you’ve been living under a rock because it’s one of the first otome games to make it in the west. With the latest installment on the PlayStation Vita, players will find themselves with more love interests than before and stories to unfold. Like Collar x Malice, Chizuru is with the Shinsengumi for protection and to resolve the mysteries behind the events taking place in Kyoto. The Shinsengumi are like the detective agency in Collar x Malice as they keep the peace and do all they can do to keep the people’s faith in the shogunate. While you could play Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds for the romance, it’s the Shinsengumi’s devotion for the shogunate and the samurai way that will really capture your heart, and force you to continue playing to find out more.

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Trailer

6. Hatoful Boyfriend

  • System: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Android, PC, iOS, Linux
  • Publisher: Mediatonic, The Irregular Corporation
  • Developer: Mediatonic , Hato Moa, The Irregular Corporation
  • Release Dates: Sept 4, 2014 (PC/Mac), July 21, 2015 (PS4/PS Vita), May 25, 2016 (iOS), July 13, 2016 (Android)

You’re the first and only human to be accepted at St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a prestigious school for birds. Here, you will attend classes and fall in love, but it shan’t be easy. You’ll be busy with the academic side of school so you’ll have to plan your schedule accordingly or you’ll fail at school and love in this aviary themed otome game only known as Hatoful Boyfriend.

Some people might scoff the idea of a pigeon themed otome game being on a list of games like Collar x Malice, but have they even tried out Hatoful Boyfriend yet? Hatoful Boyfriend appears to be some parody otome game, but don’t be fooled. The true route will surprise you. There’s a lot of darkness lurking in the shadows of St. PigeoNation’s Institute and you’ll be surprised by how this seemingly funny visual novel takes a turn for the worse. You’ll encounter possible death and deceit, and all of the amazing plot to go with it in this parody otome game that may be a bit more like Collar x Malice than you initially assumed.

Hatoful Boyfriend - PlayStation 4 Trailer

Final Thoughts

There’s something so completely wonderful about otome games. It’s no wonder fans of Collar x Malice are dying for more games like it. Hopefully with our 6 Games like Collar x Malice, you will have found a new otome game that suits your fancy. Let us know what you think about Collar x Malice. Let us know what you think of these 6 games! We want to hear all of your thoughts in the comments down below.

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