Gameplay feature: Dating / Romance

Group Description

Included in the group are games in which the protagonist may (or is required to) date/court other player-controlled characters or non-player characters (NPCs) with romantic intentions, choosing the player's attitude towards the character in either actions or dialog choices.

In order to be part of this group, dating has to be a gameplay element. It does not have to be the main gameplay element (such as in Japanese dating sim games), but there must be at least some gameplay-related choices concerning a romantic relationship.

Limitations
  • Games that only feature dating as a story-related element are not included, if there are no dating gameplay mechanics present. Thus, Leisure Suit Larry games or many Japanese linear adventure games should be excluded from this game group. Although their stories may focus on dating, the player has no dating-related choices in those games. Visual novels with multiple choice however, do qualify for this game group, provided these choices have a direct impact on the protagonist's dating prospects.

  • Also not qualified are games in which the protagonist seduces women through purely physical actions (such as many sex games by Illusion).
Related Game Group
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Boyfriend to Death2016Macintosh, Windows...
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star2015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsDevolver Digital...
Komaeda Dating Sim2015Windows...
Asphyxia2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSekai Project...
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright2015Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
HuniePop2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsHuniePot...
Hatoful Boyfriend2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsDevolver Digital0.98
Dragon Age: Inquisition2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars2013Nintendo 3DS, PS VitaAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Rune Factory 42013Nintendo 3DSMarvelous USA, Inc....
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog3.57
Loren: The Amazon Princess - The Castle of N'Mar2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWinter Wolves Studio...
Loren: The Amazon Princess2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWinter Wolves Studio...
Binary Domain2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Europe Ltd.3.91
Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure!2012PSPSpike Chunsoft Co., Ltd....
Hatoful Boyfriend2012Macintosh, WindowsPigeoNation Inc....
Dragon Age II2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Mass Effect 22011PlayStation 3Electronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny2011PlayStation 3, WiiNatsume, Inc....
Jinkō Gakuen2011WindowsIllusion...
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2010Nintendo DSNatsume, Inc....
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel2010PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc....
Love Death 555! Realtime Lovers2010WindowsTeatime...
Yakuza 42010PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.92
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Selected Covers

HuniePop Linux Front Cover
Front cover for HuniePop
Hatoful Boyfriend Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Hatoful Boyfriend
Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age II Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Dragon Age II

Selected Screenshots

The title screen. Incidentally, it is also the most normal screen in the game.
Screenshot from Komaeda Dating Sim
Mass Effect 2 - Start screen
Screenshot from Mass Effect 2
Title screen + Main menu
Screenshot from Dragon Age II
Title screen
Screenshot from Hatoful Boyfriend
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (181560), additional games added to group by John Franco (161), Fred VT (25982), Arejarn (3728), CalaisianMindthief (8163), POMAH (49291), Kennyannydenny (64149), Christian Caruthers, Harmony‚ô° (20160), Sciere (505899), Scaryfun (17610), JudgeDeadd (21693), Indra is stressed (20706), Donatello (463) and Klaster_1 (57980)