Humans always feel a need to connect with others. Even the most introverted of them all, who enjoy being alone most of the time, may feel lonely at times. Those who are searching for a quick sense of connecting with others may relish in playing dating sims in which players get to pick and be with their ideal girlfriend or boyfriend. It is pure fun and it is not considered as cheating on your partner when you are flirting with game characters!
- Release date: Apr. 2012
- Platform: PC and MAC
There isn’t really a strong plot in this game. You are playing as a guy who is basically a loser until you meet a girl who comes from the future who would then increase your stats in areas like charm, intelligence, and strength. Being a guy with raging hormones, you are interested in the girls in school, one of them being your sexy teacher. You are supposed to interact often with the character you like in order to have a deeper relationship with her.
This is a game for guys but girls who love girls will be interested in it as well! The art style may be a little too simple but then it is a free game you can play at Newgrounds. Some of the elements in the game may be a little silly, for instance, you have a sexy teacher who also works part time as a gravure idol. It is blatantly obvious what kind of game this is. Each girl in the game has a hentai level, and when she reaches 200 hentai level, she will be a Hentai Goddess.
9. Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 1st Love
- Release date: Feb. 2007
- Platform: Nintendo DS
Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 1st Love is quite a popular dating sim in Japan. The character you will be playing is a first year high school student in Habataki High. You remember an encounter with a mysterious boy in a church during your childhood. He was reading Die Legende Für Mädchen which is a story about a prince who made a promise to return to the princess after embarking on a long journey. Similarly, the boy made the same promise to you, and you wonder if you would ever see him again.
Like many other dating sims, you would have to work your way through to increase your stats. This can be achieved through various ways, such as by attending classes regularly. With increased stats, you would be able to reel in one of the handsome guys in school. The guys have different preferences, for example, the jock who loves exercising would prefer you to do the same.
- Release date: Jan. 2015
- Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux
Huniepop is not a game for the young ones as it has perverted content. You will be playing as an unemployed loser who plays video games during the day and hangs out at the bar at night. Interestingly, even though it seems as though the game is catered towards guys due to its perverted content, you can choose the gender of the main character. One day, the main character bumps into a love fairy who is bound to make your sex life interesting.
The goal of the game is for the player to seduce various women of different appearances and personalities, so they will send you sexy photos of themselves and eventually sleep with you. Perhaps because the majority of guys are not so interested in mushy stories, the game sets itself apart with its puzzle gameplay. The gameplay of the puzzle is simple in which one has to make matches of 3 or more of the same tokens. While it sounds simple, it definitely can get difficult and addictive!
7. Storm Lover Kai!!
- Release date: Jun. 2012
- Platform: PlayStation Portable
You will be playing as a girl who is a new transfer student in Saint Louis High. Being a new student, many people would be interested in getting to know you! Wouldn’t it be a great time for you to get to know some of the hot guys in school as well? Apparently, there are 6 dashing guys who are into you and you get to choose who you want to be with among them.
The major good point about Storm Lover Kai!! is its flexibility in dating. You do not have to stick with a guy right from the beginning until the end. In some dating sims, you would be required to pick the guy you want right from the beginning even when you don’t know him well, only to find yourself yawning away at how boring he is, prompting you to start a new game to pick another guy instead. This is not the case with Storm Lover Kai!! as you can date a guy for a while and dump him, and then date another guy and dump his ass as well for another new beau.
6. Shall We Date: Magic Sword
- Release date: Dec. 2013
- Platform: iOS, Android
Imagine being a princess in a small country called Theodore. You are tasked with looking after the legendary sword called Excalibur which has been around for decades, until it was stolen by King Arthur. In a journey to retrieve the sword, you will be accompanied by 3 men who will be protecting you. The 3 of them are skilled in different areas. One is a magician named Ray, one is a swordsman named Ethan, and the other one is an elf named Estel.
The best part about this game? It’s free!! Available for both Android and iOS users, you would not be left out unless you sadly do not own a smartphone. Basically you would have to choose between a bad boy magician, a chivalrous swordsman, and a pretty elf. It sounds like an RPG game but with the addition of being together with one of them. There are 3 endings for each character, and if you choose to play the game for free, you would have to wait every few hours to continue reading the story. Some of the endings have minor sexual elements, but nothing too major.
5. Love Revo!
- Release date: Jan. 2016
- Platform: PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable
In many dating sims targeted for girls, almost everything in the game would be perfect. The girl you control would be pretty and all the hot guys will be all over her. However, in Love Revo!, you start out as an obese character named Hitomi. Hitomi is an ex-beauty queen who now weighs 100 kg.
You are supposed to make Hitomi lose weight and increase her stats so that the guys will not be ashamed to date her. To slim her down, you can get her things like exercise machines such as an exercise bike and a rowing machine. Different guys have different weight requirements, so you will have to work harder to impress guys who like thinner girls.
4. Mystic Messenger
- Release date: June 2016
- Platform: iOS, Android
Mystic Messenger is one of the newer games that is gaining popularity now. You will be playing as a character who is interested in chatting with hot guys so you download a game app. You then receive a message from an unknown person who requests to meet you at an apartment so he can return a phone. You then go to the apartment and somehow end up in a group chat room.
This dating sim takes on a unique twist as the story unfolds primarily through chat room conversations. Therefore, it brings a more realistic feel as chat rooms are a part and parcel of youngsters in the modern world. If you prefer to read dialogues than descriptive writing, then this game may suit your taste!
3. True Love Sweet Lies
- Release date: May 2014
- Platform: iOS, Android
The character you will be playing as is a female freelance photographer. Your big break in life finally happens when you managed to snap a photograph of a secret meeting between rival politicians which made it onto the front page. You then happen to stumble upon the hottest actor while you are in the elevator. Moreover, that cute new reporter asks you out for a date! It seems like everything happens too fast and seems too good to be true, and then you realize it is all a lie as everyone is after your photo data!
True Love Sweet Lies is available on App Store and Play Store. It is free to download the game which comes with a free prologue and the first 3 episodes of each character. In order to advance into the game, you would be required to purchase the main story. 5 hot guys are interested to get the SD card from you but they are not all that bad as they end up rescuing you from really bad guys. The deal is that you would have to live with one of them if you want your life to be safe. No matter which guy you choose, the story will be fulfilling!
True Love Sweet Lies - Opening Movie
2. New Love Plus+
- Release date: Mar. 2014
- Platform: Nintendo DS
The Love Plus series is a highly popular dating sim game which has also been misunderstood as a game for loser nerds who do not have social lives. In the end, it is just a game and most people are not crazy enough to take it too seriously. We would recommend you to try out New Love Plus+ that was released in 2014. It is the latest game from the series.
In New Love Plus+, you will be playing the role of a new transfer student and meet 3 girls named Manaka, Rinko, and Nene. Each girl has her own problems, and as you help them with their issues, you develop emotional connection with them. While the endings of most dating sims are that you finally get to be with the girl/guy you like, it just does not end that way in New Love Plus+. In New Love Plus+, being a couple is just the beginning, and you can continue your life with your new virtual girlfriend. This game is probably the most realistic dating sim in the market as you get to date your virtual girlfriend in real life through AR by using the DokoDemo date function!
1. Sakura Wars: So Long My Love
- Release date: July 2015
- Platform: PlayStation 2, Wii
Sakura Wars was a pretty successful anime so fans would be immediately attracted to this game. In this game, you will be taking on the role of Shinjiro Taiga, a new recruit from the Japanese Imperial Navy who is tasked to lead the New York Combat Revue, which is a secret organization to protect the city.
Sakura Wars: So Long My Love is more than a dating sim. The game centers on building relationships and you will be meeting many pretty anime girls, so seeking love is part of the gameplay. Being a leader of the New York Combat Revue, you will also be involved in combats of which the gameplay is that of the turn-based tactical genre. Your relationship with friends and your chosen soulmate would also aid you in winning the battles.
If you are looking to play dating sims, look no further because we have listed down the best 10 dating sims available. You might get addicted playing them, so we may actually have to prepare another list once you have finished playing all of them ;P... Hence, do let us know if there are other dating sims that have wowed you!