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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).
Related Game Group
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.75
Harvest Moon DS2006Nintendo DSNatsume, Inc.3.94
Catgirl Planet2006Browser2.40
Honoo no Haramase: Jinsei2006WindowsSqueez...
Yakuza 22006PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.32
Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life2005GameCubeNatsume, Inc.3.60
Jade Empire (Limited Edition)2005XboxMicrosoft Game Studios3.97
Jade Empire2005Xbox, Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.83
Singles 2: Triple Trouble2005WindowsBuka Entertainment3.29
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love2005PlayStation 2, WiiNIS America, Inc.3.10
Geunyeo-ui Gisadan - Gloria in Excelsis Deo 2005WindowsByulbram Creature...
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.78
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3505 Games (U.S.), Inc.2.54
Yakuza2005PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.09
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody2005GameCube, WiiNatsume Co., Ltd.3.90
Love Death: Realtime Lovers2005WindowsTeatime...
Honoo no Haramase: Tenkōsei2005WindowsSqueez...
To Heart 2 XRATED2005WindowsAquaplus...
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.90
Singles: Flirt Up Your Life!2004WindowsEidos, Inc.2.80
Sprung2004Nintendo DSUbisoft, Inc.2.54
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life2004GameCubeNatsume, Inc.3.49
To Heart 22004PlayStation 2Aquaplus...
Growlanser Generations (Deluxe Edition)2004PlayStation 2Working Designs...
Growlanser Generations2004PlayStation 2Working Designs4.17
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Selected Covers

Yakuza PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Yakuza
Jade Empire Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Jade Empire

Selected Screenshots

The little girl at the heart of the mystery.
Screenshot from Yakuza
Screenshot from Jade Empire