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Results 1 - 15 of 15 Browse the newest, top selling and discounted Dating Sim products on Steam. New and Trending. Top Selling. What's Popular. Upcoming. My daughter wants to try an anime dating sim, from a girl's perspective, and asked me to help . (Best thing ever for playing games on the bus.). WORST DATING SIM is a shitpost dating sim involving thugs, hugs, and ughs. I hope you enjoy WDS has one OFFICIAL bad end and one OFFICIAL good end! WDS is rated . I made a thread on LSF with more details here.
You may run into issues however with a lot of these games not having official English releases. If you run into any issues or have any further questions, feel free to send me a message.
That doesn't always mean it's a dating sim but it usually involves some form of romance role playing and it definitely is geared towards a stereotypical feminine audience, so cute boys and girls with lots of complex interpersonal stuff. On preview, what Dalby said. Despite a VN matching the above tags, they may still perpetuate unhealthy attitudes to relationships sometimes subtly, other times not -- though the latter may be less of an issue if they're understood beforehand as being unhealthy representations.
You may have to try to look for reviews or blog comments about the VN in question. Sometimes a VN has been adapted into an anime show, and you can read reviews about that show too to get a better picture. For instance, Diabolik Lovers is listed as an Otome Game with No Sexual Content, but if you check out the reviews of the anime adaptation, you'll see people mentioning the female lead being abused, having no self-esteem, but staying around the guys she's around.
Then again, vndb includes some sadist tags for the game, so maybe that's a heads up that there's something potentially foul going on. I've played through most of it, and it isn't porny or gross unless random vampires are gross. The heroine is a bit passive, but it isn't awful to women in my estimation. This also has an anime adaptation, so she might enjoy that aspect of it as well. The studio is American or English-speaking, anywaybut the style is done in a pretty anime style, so your daughter may enjoy it anyway.
The story takes place during the prohibition. The main character is a teenaged Chinese-American girl, who works at a speakeasy with magic users, and discovers that she herself has secret magic powers. There are three guys with different personalities to choose from, who are all sweet in their own way.
The endings that I found weren't disturbing at all, though some were quite sad memory loss. It's super fun and cute, and I really enjoyed it. If your daughter ends up playing this game, I hope you let me know which boy she likes the best. Alexei is my favourite. I found an article with a top five.
They seem to be kinda cookie-cutter though, so maybe she should try one first instead of buying a bunch. Magical Diary is a game about a girl who attends a magical school think Harry Potter's Hogwarts. It was made in the US but has an anime style. You might want to ask your daughter if that's acceptable.
It allows same sex relationships, but there's nothing raunchy. It has a skinship feature, but it is way more innocent than it sounds. You basically have to poke a fully dressed guy with your stylus. Hatoful Boyfriend and Hakuoki are very very popular, for different reasons that have already been explained. This article has a few other recommendations, including a couple of free to play games.
Also, English Otome Games has a lot of information on the genre. If you want to see a game for yourself without playing it, there are a few communities that play the games on forums, posting screenshots.
Google "let's play" and the name of the game.
That's how I know most of these games. Mystery, wacky hijinks, and a protagonist who's ready and willing to tell the other characters when they're being stupid. Hakuoki's great if you like romantic tearjerkers it's vaguely historical-ish, not exactly a spoiler that everyone dies in some of the endings. Note that bad endings are usually worth seeking out in this genre: I'm almost done playing through Code: Realize right now and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. Protagonist is unusually badass for the genre, and while one of the characters is kinda awful to the protagonist on his route kidnapping and murder, oy it's at least for interesting reasons and he does get better, and the other characters' routes make up for it.
Several games from Hanako would fit well: The games industry has grown exponentially and modern gamers are interested in titles beyond the scope of the action, shooting and role-playing genres. We've been seeing stronger interest in PC gaming lately, and we have the rise of Steam to thank for this. The PC is an open platform with tons of great development tools, making it ideal for small indie developers to target.
Steam on the other hand, has made digital distribution cost-effective, efficient, and accessible to a massive audience.
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All this is a huge boon for visual novels and dating simulation games, which would have lingered in obscurity outside of Japan, otherwise. A bevy of 2D hotties are waiting for us to make the right move.
Let's see if we've got what it takes to establish fulfilling relationships with them with the best dating simulation games out there! At Your Side Available For: PSP The majority of dating simulation games usually has the player assuming the role of a male protagonist in the lead role, as he tries to win over the hearts of several beautiful girls. It was developed by Key and initially launched on Windows PCs back inselling incredibly well.
So much so, that it was ported to other platforms and also received anime, manga, and film adaptations. And the gameplay will engage even the most discerning of visual novel fans with its branching plot line and multiple endings. Unfortunately, the English localization is censored which takes some of the edge off.
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Katawa Shoujo Available For: It seems that Windows users have all the fun, while users of competing operating systems are left out in the cold. Fortunately, the tide is changing since the latest wave of dating simulation games also support Linux and OS X. Katawa Shoujo is part of this brave new world, and hopefully a larger audience will dig into this unique visual novel. The story revolves around high school student Hisao Nakai and the five young women who he encounters.
They all have their own disability to deal with, which makes for a thought-provoking experience to say the least. He now leads the life of an ordinary high school student after transferring to Mihama Academy. There are five main plot lines for each girl with multiple endings.
The player must choose from several options which will either progress the story further, take it down a different branch, or end it abruptly. Most gamers will probably be looking forward to the CG scenes of Yuuji having sex with the heroines. Sunrider Academy Available For: The good news is that there are many to choose from, but you may have limited time to play all of them, or on a tight budget.
A few have received ports for consoles and mobile devices though. The gloriously exquisite artwork is striking, and truly pops out on the small screen. And boy is it good!