The Best Otome Games for Linux

Update : Made Marion added at rank #22.
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Arcadia Fallen (2021)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Enter a world filled with magic and alchemy in Arcadia Fallen, a visual novel game that puts you in control of an alchemist shop assistant. The engaging storyline is full of quests and mystical encounters, with a cast of likable and well-developed characters who will keep you hooked. The gameplay is simple yet entertaining, with alchemy puzzles and combat mechanics that keep you engaged. With charming hand-drawn visuals and catchy soundtrack, Arcadia Fallen is a unique and immersive experience that you won't want to miss.

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What we like:
  • Engaging storyline with well-developed characters
  • Simple but entertaining gameplay mechanics
  • Charming hand-drawn visuals with a catchy soundtrack
  • Replayability value due to branching narrative
  • Wonderful underlying messages that convey societal relevance
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay mechanics may be too simple for some
  • The pacing of the story is rushed
  • The writing is basic
  • The visuals are outdated
  • Heavy narrative-based game may not appeal to all players

  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • otome
  • choices
  • dating-sim
  • immersive
  • comic
  • character
  • lgbtq
  • fantasy
  • story
  • demons
  • anime
  • text
  • book

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Steam Prison (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch vita

Steam Prison is a romantic visual novel, set in a unique fantasy world of Heights and Depths. Follow the journey of protagonist Cyrus Tistella as she is wrongfully accused of murdering her parents and sent to live in the Depths. Experience a story full of mystery, class inequality and racism between Heights and Depths citizens, as well as beautifully drawn artwork, Japanese voice acting and music that fits the tone.

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What we like:
  • Unique fantasy setting
  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Lovely soundtrack
  • Multiple endings available
  • Easy to get good endings with an affection meter popup
What could be improved:
  • Darker content may be off-putting to some players
  • Routing to get onto certain paths can be difficult
  • Some characters can be too touchy feely with protagonist

  • otome
  • visual-novel
  • yuri
  • romance
  • romantic

3

Cinderella Phenomenon: Evermore (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

In Cinderella Phenomenon: Evermore, take on the role of Crown Princess Lucette as she navigates life and love two years after breaking her Fairytale Curse and saving her kingdom. With customizable character names, main and side characters from the original game, and five unique storylines with ten different endings, you'll want to experience it all. With over 35 unlockable CGs and an original theme song, this fandisk is a must-play for fans of the original game and fairytale lovers alike!

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What we like:
  • Consistent artwork with subtle improvements
  • Lovely music
  • Well-written dialogue and consistent characters from the original game
  • Smooth gameplay with easy save/load
  • Adds a good few hours of content to the original game
What could be improved:
  • Shorter than the original game and less complex (though it's intended to be a fandisk)
  • No voice acting
  • Disconcertingly young character graphics at times
  • Some repeated backgrounds from the original game
  • One music track resets to full volume at different points in the game

  • otome
  • dating-sim
  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • fantasy
  • text
  • anime
  • casual

4

Fujiwara Bittersweet (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Experience a captivating journey through a new town as a high school freshman in Fujiwara Bittersweet, an anime-style visual novel. With over 270,000 words and 6 unique routes, each with two endings, you get to make choices that can lead you to friendship or even love. However, be warned that the game is rated R16+ due to sensitive content.

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What we like:
  • Adorable art style
  • Surprising story twists
  • Deals with mature themes
  • Well-developed characters
  • Memorable experience
What could be improved:
  • Lack of addressing problematic behavior of certain characters

  • otome
  • visual-novel
  • multiple-endings
  • text
  • fiction
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • romance
  • non-kinetic
  • anime
  • story
  • interactive
  • novel
  • dating-sim

5

Royal Alchemist (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Join a high fantasy royal court setting as you take on the role of a tutor and help your students survive in this visual novel game with RPG elements.

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What we like:
  • Intrigue
  • Betrayal
  • Survival simulation
  • RPG elements
What could be improved:
  • Single player mode only
  • Locked characters

  • otome
  • visual-novel
  • lgbtq
  • dating-sim
  • anime
  • romance
  • magic
  • choices
  • crowdfunded
  • multiple-endings
  • simulation
  • rpg
  • strategy

6

Backstage Pass (2014)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

In Backstage Pass, you play as Sian, a makeup artist navigating the unpredictable world of showbiz. With over 15 unique endings, fully voiced characters, and an original soundtrack, you can choose to work with upcoming talent or established pros, focus on your education, or use your industry connections to climb the ladder. Plus, with over 80 articles of clothing to choose from, you can customize Sian's look as you explore romance with famous actors or fresh-faced pop stars. Will you make it in the entertainment industry?


What we like:
  • Beautiful artwork drawing inspiration from Japanese sources with a nice touch of western flavor
  • Realistic characters with distinct personalities
  • LGBT-friendly with a huge variety of endings
  • Full voice acting with professional voice actors
  • Amazing originality, creativity and art with a pretty good storyline
What could be improved:
  • No main story arc
  • Stat/fatigue system can be annoying
  • Some routes lack depth
  • No updates from creators in over a year
  • Characters can be uncharming

  • otome
  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • romance
  • anime
  • simulation

7

Heart Fragment (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

In Heart Fragment, you play as Xani, a character struggling to cope with their past, a friend's disappearance and their own identity crisis. As you make choices throughout the game, you shape Xani's personality and influence the outcome of the story. With over 40 different endings, including romantic, platonic and family-based paths, Heart Fragment is an adventure full of mystery and unexpected twists. Gorgeous artwork, a beautiful soundtrack and a cast of diverse characters make for an immersive and unforgettable gaming experience.

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What we like:
  • More engaging story than a book with dozens of choices and stats management
  • Plenty of save features
  • Features a social media app and the ability to look into people's hearts for certain objectives
  • Attractive UI and beautiful CGs
  • Easy recommendation with lively characters, solid partial voice acting, and intriguing mystery
What could be improved:
  • Slow pacing and meandering plot with lengthy infodumps and low action scenes
  • Self-centered internal monologue of main character makes it hard to connect
  • Repetitive expressions of opinions by some characters
  • Lack of chemistry between main character and love interests
  • Odd lack of tension with main antagonist not appearing often or making a strong effort to kill main character

  • simulation
  • visual-novel
  • rpg
  • otome
  • dating-sim
  • romance
  • psychological
  • choices

8

Witches x Warlocks (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Witches x Warlocks is a cute and light-hearted Halloween Raising Sim; featuring a customizable protagonist and 4 love interests of different genders!

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  • otome
  • dating-sim
  • lgbtq
  • visual-novel
  • comedy
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • fiction
  • multiple-endings
  • text
  • anime
  • fantasy
  • interactive

9

Seduce Me 2: The Demon War (2016)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Seduce Me 2: The Demon War is the sequel to the popular free-to-play otome game, Seduce Me the Otome. It follows the story of Mika Anderson as she is suddenly thrown into the Abyssal Plains right before she is about to be married to one of the five Incubi Brothers featured in the first game.

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  • visual-novel
  • otome
  • romance
  • dating-sim
  • simulation

10

How to Fool a Liar King Remastered (2022)

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The cute fantasy visual novel, "How to Fool a Liar King" returns as a remastered version. Regina, a girl who loves cats, a bit forgetful but confident in her strength, suddenly appears inside a forest in Eroolia. Juli immediately finds her, but how did she get here?

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  • otome
  • choices
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • hand-drawn
  • anime
  • romance
  • magic
  • interactive
  • comedy
  • colourful
  • adventure
  • fantasy
  • cats
  • cute

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