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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Mass Effect (Limited Collector's Edition)2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios4.20
Mass Effect2007Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.99
Growlanser: Heritage of War (Limited Edition)2007PlayStation 2Atlus U.S.A., Inc....
Love Death 2: Realtime Lovers2007WindowsTeatime2.00
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.06
Jade Empire (Special Edition)2007Macintosh, Windows2K Games, Inc.4.02
Harvest Moon DS2006Nintendo DSNatsume, Inc.3.96
Miami Nights: Singles in the City2006BlackBerry, J2MEGameloft S.A....
Yakuza 22006PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.40
Honoo no Haramase: Jinsei2006WindowsSqueez...
Catgirl Planet2006Browser2.40
My Boyfriend2006Windows1C Company3.75
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon2006Nintendo DSNatsume, Inc.3.85
Baldur's Gate: 4 in 1 Boxset2006WindowsAkella4.75
Growlanser V: Generations2006PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd....
Singles 2: Triple Trouble2005WindowsBuka Entertainment3.29
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love2005PlayStation 2, WiiNIS America, Inc.3.10
Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life2005GameCubeNatsume, Inc.3.60
To Heart 2 XRATED2005WindowsAquaplus...
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.78
Honoo no Haramase: Tenkōsei2005WindowsSqueez...
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3505 Games (U.S.), Inc.2.54
Yakuza2005PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.13
Love Death: Realtime Lovers2005WindowsTeatime...
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody2005GameCube, WiiNatsume Co., Ltd.3.90
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Selected Covers

My Boyfriend Windows Front Cover
Front cover for My Boyfriend

Selected Screenshots

Main screen
Screenshot from My Boyfriend
Title screen
Screenshot from Catgirl Planet
Title screen/main menu
Screenshot from Yakuza 2