Visual novels come in a variety of shapes and forms. Some can be about tragic romance plots and others can be about weird experiments with unfortunate consequences. Oddly enough, one visual novel tale known as Steins;Gate 0 clicks off both those boxes and then some. Acting as a sequel of sorts—we won’t spoil Steins;Gate 0’s plot just in case you haven’t played it—Steins;Gate 0 is a visual novel that truly impresses at each turn making it one of our more recent favorite titles here at Honey’s Anime headquarters. Though maybe you’re nearing the end of Steins;Gate 0 and are already planning out which visual novel you want to play or try next. If that’s the case we may have a list for you folks.
Welcome all of you fans of Steins;Gate 0 to our 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 list. On our list, we have written about several games that will help you ease the hole in your heart after finishing Steins;Gate 0 and needing a new title to fill in your gaming time. From other sequels to tales of steampunk romance, we know that something in this list will catch your eye. Alright, are you ready for some great titles just like Steins;Gate? If you said yes, then just scroll down and we shall begin our 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 list properly.
Similar Game to Steins;Gate 0
- System: PS3, Xbox One, PS Vita, PS4, PC, iOS, Android
- Publisher: 5qb., PQube (NA/EU)
- Developer: 5pb.
- Release Dates: Dec 18, 2014
High School student Takuru Miyashiro is about to enter a world of murder, psychosis and delusion. As Takuru dives further into a slew of murders mimicking events from six years ago, supernatural events begin to surround Takuru. Hoping to solve the case, Takuru will learn that the earthquake that hit Shibuya years back seems to have created something dark within select individuals who survived. Will Takuru solve this case alongside his friends or will he fall into a world of Chaos? Find out in this trip filled story known as Chaos;Child where reality and delusions aren’t too far apart.
Starting off our list of 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 is a very interesting visual novel called Chaos;Child. Filled with dark themes and reality bending narrative, Chaos;Child sends you spiraling into a world where reality can always be questioned. Just like Steins;Gate 0, Chaos;Child will keep you glued to the screen as you read hours and hours of text that keeps you truly immersed in every moment. With over several endings available, Chaos;Child has various branching paths that are worth reliving over and over to see how the story changes based on your actions. If you loved Steins;Gate 0 then we fully recommend checking out Chaos;Child.
CHAOS; CHILD- The New Generation Madness Trailer | PS4 (Official Trailer)
2. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
- System: Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, PS4, PC
- Publisher: Chunsoft (JP), Aksys Games (NA), Rising Star Games (EU)
- Developer: Chunsoft
- Release Dates: Feb 16, 2012
A new Nonary Game begins in Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. A young man named Sigma alongside several others have been locked into a deadly game where they must solve various puzzles and vote who they can trust and or could betray. Their captor—named Zero—seems to have a reason for starting up this new Nonary Game now dubbed the Ambidex Game but for these individuals their only wish is to somehow escape. Can Sigma and these strangers figure out a way of cooperating with one another? Or will they die off one by one as their minds slip further into despair? Solve the puzzles and find the exit in Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.
When you begin Steins;Gate 0 you’ll notice there’s a very different theme then its previous title. Similarly, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward feels different than 999—the first entry in the Zero Escape series—yet still adheres to the themes and gameplay stylings in the original. Once more players must solve tough puzzles and try to figure out how to escape from this deadly situation they are thrown into. Like most visual novels—Steins;Gate 0 included—players of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward will find multiple endings thanks to branching paths within the game. We here at Honey’s Anime absolutely loved Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward and knew it would fit perfectly on this list. Plus, if you do want to try out Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward we recommend picking up the Nonary Games for the PS4 or PC so you can play both 999 and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Teaser Trailer (Official Trailer)
3. Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~
- System: PS Vita, PS4
- Publisher: Idea Factory (JP), Aksys Games (NA/EU)
- Developer: Otomate
- Release Dates: Nov 27, 2014
Cardia has lived her whole life locked away like a bird in a cage. Considered a monster thanks in part to her odd poison that inflicts anyone who touches her, Cardia’s father has told her to never leave the mansion she resides in. Days pass and Cardia continues to live in her own isolated world with no hopes of ever seeing the outside world again. That, however, changes when an odd man breaks into her home naming himself as Arsene Lupin. Lupin’s plan is to help Cardia escape her self confinement but for what will need to be found out in Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~.
Stepping away from sci-fi stories for a bit our next entry on our list of 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 is Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~. An Otome based title, Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~ has players assuming the role of Cardia as they engage with several men who seem to want to help her find joy in life. Various choices made in Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~ leads Cardia to interacting with the various guys and throw the player into their respectful routes. With beautiful art, impressive Japanese voice acting and an impressive soundtrack, Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~’s steampunk world will hook players into a unique setting not seen often in the visual novel landscape. Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth~ even has an anime currently airing—as of this article—meaning if you fall in love with the game, you can then enjoy the story but in an Anime form.
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4. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- System: PS4, PS Vita, PC
- Publisher: Spike Chunsoft, NIS America
- Developer: Spike Chunsoft
- Release Dates: Jan 12, 2017
Monokuma is back and with some new kids to torture a new class within Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Join Kaede Akamatsu alongside 15 other students who find themselves awakening in a weird school closed off from the rest of the world by a giant birdcage. Kaede and the others are then told they must participate in a killing game where killing off their classmates and getting away with it will mean that person’s freedom. Can these students find some other means of escaping their confinement or will they be forced to kill one another in a deadly event that has happened before?
Death, despair and hope are the common themes found in Steins: Gate 0 and developer Spike Chunsoft’s latest title Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Those that enter the dark world of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will take the reins of Kaede and must find a way to escape this killing game. Though don’t expect things to ever be simple in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony as this story is filled with twists and turns at every corner. With the series staple dark sense of comedy and tons of new gameplay tweaks and editions, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will bring back fans of the series to the proper roots they came to love in the past series. Can you guess who is the mastermind or will Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony succeed in keeping you confused till the end? Why not find out the answer yourself in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony? Though have a box of tissues ready because just like Steins;Gate 0, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will truly activate your various emotions.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony- PS4, PS Vita Trailer | E3 2017 (Official Trailer)
5. School Days HQ
- System: PC
- Publisher: Overflow
- Developer: Overflow
- Release Dates: Jun 28, 2012
For Itou Makoto life hasn’t ever been anything besides average. However, Itou’s life changes when he begins to fall for a female student named Katsura Kotonoha. Watching from afar Itou soon begins to fall in love with Kotonoha. Itou’s friend Sekai attempts to push him into making the first move but is this just a friendly act or is there more to this motion? Love is a very scary thing as Itou is about to soon learn in School Days HQ.
Are you perhaps a fan of the darker themes found in Steins;Gate 0 and the following titles on our 6 games Like Steins;Gate 0 just don’t hit that same note? Well then, here at Honey’s Anime, we present to you a dark romance visual novel developed by Overflow known as School Days HQ. Players take the role of Itou Makoto as they begin to deepen their relationship with one of several girls. While this might just seem like a regular everyday visual novel, School Days HQ tricks player with comedy themes and cute moment initially that begin to develop into horrifying romance plots filled with cruelty and death in equal measures. Who will you choose to fall in love with? Pick carefully as the girls of School Days HQ might not agree with your choices and the consequences won’t be just hearing a girl say baka cutely but instead end with a knife logged somewhere it shouldn’t be…
6. Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
- System: Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita
- Publisher: 5pb., NIS America
- Developer: 5pb.
- Release Dates: May 28, 2015
Imagine a world where crimes could be gauged before they were even committed. Every action a man or woman takes will lead to a system judging their mind and personality and seeing if they could become potential criminals beforehand. That is the world of Psycho-Pass Mandatory Happiness. Choose from two main characters—Inspector Nadeshiko Kugatachi and or Enforcer Takuma Tsurugi—and follow their tales with each character having a very different back story and means of progressing in Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness. With multiple paths, each choice matters and can mean the difference of saving a life or allowing their Psycho-Pass to enter into criminal levels…
Ending our list of 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 is a sci-fi dystopian future story titled Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness. Based off the hit Anime series and following a parallel story, players will choose from two main characters and embark on two unique campaigns depending on their protagonist chosen. Each protagonist has various scenarios that they will face with players given the choice of various means of action during their stories. Offering dozens of possible routes and endings, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a sci-fi thriller in the same vein as Steins;Gate 0 and we know fans of either the anime or Steins;Gate 0 will find a lot to enjoy in this exciting visual novel. Just be prepared to sink many hours into this long story but at the end of the day it won’t feel like hours as you’ll find yourself lost in the wonderful—but scary—future world of Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness.
PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness- Introduction Trailer (PS4, PS Vita) (Official Trailer)
Visual novels can be quite different, can’t they? With so many unique stories to enjoy and titles with unique means of presenting them, we’ve only scratched the surface of visual novel games out there. Though if you’re looking for 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0 the gaming titles above will for the time being give you some much needed gaming hours. Do you have a game that you think could have been on this list of 6 Games Like Steins;Gate 0? Comment down below and shout out your opinions. If you loved this article as much as we loved writing it our hive here at Honey’s Anime is filled with more articles just like this one that you can enjoy.