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.

  • 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).
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
HuniePop2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsHuniePot3.23
Komaeda Dating Sim2015Windows...
Hatoful Boyfriend2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsDevolver Digital...
Dragon Age: Inquisition2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneElectronic Arts, Inc.4.24
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition2013Android, iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog4.29
Rune Factory 42013Nintendo 3DSMarvelous USA, Inc.3.86
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars2013Nintendo 3DS, PS VitaAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.71
Loren: The Amazon Princess2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWinter Wolves Studio4.00
Binary Domain2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Europe Ltd.3.99
Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure!2012PSPSpike Chunsoft Co., Ltd....
Loren: The Amazon Princess - The Castle of N'Mar2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWinter Wolves Studio3.50
Hatoful Boyfriend2012Macintosh, WindowsPigeoNation Inc.4.00
Dragon Age II (BioWare Signature Edition)2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.25
Dragon Age II2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.84
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny2011PlayStation 3, WiiNatsume, Inc.4.00
Yakuza 42011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.92
Jinkō Gakuen2011WindowsIllusion...
Mass Effect 22011PlayStation 3Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
My Virtual Girlfriend2010iPhoneWET Productions Inc.2.00
Mass Effect 2 (Collector's Edition)2010Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.48
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel2010PlayStation 3NIS America, Inc....
Mass Effect 2 (Digital Deluxe Edition)2010WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Mount & Blade: Warband2010Windows1C Company3.88
High School Dreams: Best Friends Forever2010WindowsDR Studios...
8-bit Girlfriend2010Xbox 360...
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Selected Covers

Mount & Blade: Warband Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mount & Blade: Warband

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Mount & Blade: Warband