The Best Romance Games

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Update : Paradise added at rank #18.
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Arcadia Fallen (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS Linux

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.


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  • The visuals are outdated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
  • fantasy
  • story
  • lgbtq
  • anime
  • customization
  • demons
  • text

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Solo Leveling: Arise (2024)

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Android PC Windows IOS iPhone

Webtoon with 14.3 billion views will make its first appearance as an action RPG! Game On A Whole New Level, Solo Leveling:ARISE


  • ghost
  • puzzle
  • romance
  • rpg
  • action
  • pve
  • dungeon
  • narrative
  • block-puzzle
  • bee
  • third-person
  • quick-time-event
  • controller-support
  • cute
  • multiple-choice

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Haven (2020)

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PC Windows

Escape to a forgotten planet with your loved one and experience an unexpected RPG adventure in Haven. Explore a beautifully eerie and unstable planet while building a cozy home and fending off enemies together. Choose what you're willing to sacrifice for love and synchronize actions in combat to keep your relationship alive. Enjoy an intimate relationship treated with maturity and humor in a game that's immediate to play and accessible for a pause in your busy day. Play solo or with a friend, with a thrilling soundtrack from renowned musician DANGER.


What we like:
  • Fluid movement system
  • Beautiful soundtrack
  • Entertaining story about a same-sex couple
  • Decent exploration and combat
  • Suitable for couples
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay loop, lacks replay value
  • Confusing lore
  • Poor co-op implementation

  • romance
  • rpg
  • romantic
  • cooperative
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • combat
  • japanese
  • battle
  • visual-novel
  • crafting
  • local
  • turn-based
  • sci-fi
  • jrpg

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Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans. Five potential routes will reveal different elements of Shanao's story and relationships.

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  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • historical
  • romantic

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Ethereal Enigma (2023)

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early access PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

¿Are you ready to take ghostbusting into your own hands? Find the elements to complete the ritual, and escape the room.


  • japanese
  • choices
  • romance
  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • rpg
  • vr
  • jrpg
  • mystery
  • multiple-endings
  • romantic
  • dark
  • story
  • relaxing
  • horror

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Once Upon a Jester (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Travel the kingdom as Jester with his best friend Sok to improvise theatre shows and perform on stages far and wide. Sing your hearts out, crack jokes and impress audiences to become the stars of the famous Royal Theatrical Spectacle!


  • romance
  • drama
  • heist
  • quick-time-event
  • horror
  • genre-bending
  • funny
  • quick-time-events
  • musical
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • interactive
  • satire

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Cabin Fever (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Android

An off-grid cabin. A tech-savvy loner. One ray of sunshine in a bleak, ruined world. Cabin Fever is a slice-of-life visual novel with meaningful player choices, multiple endings to explore, and a story that will touch your heart.


  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • romance
  • life
  • simulation
  • immersive
  • fiction
  • off-grid
  • linear
  • story
  • explore
  • interactive
  • narrative
  • single-player
  • 2d

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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (2023)

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Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s

Gods. Romance. Murder. Musical Numbers?! Play as Grace in a world where Greek Gods live in hiding among us. Change your fate as you draw friends, foes & lovers into song using your powers of musical persuasion to unravel the mystery of the Last Muse's death.


  • mythology
  • roleplaying
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • romance
  • mystery
  • interactive
  • story
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • fantasy
  • self-discovery
  • graphic
  • novel

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The Language Of Love (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Mitsuki, an aimless young man studying to take his university entrance exams, falls for a young single mother who lives in his apartment complex. A relationship develops between these mismatched social outcasts, and then...


  • romance
  • visual-novel
  • simulation
  • anime
  • education

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Boyfriend Dungeon (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 5

Unleash your romantic side in Boyfriend Dungeon, an action-packed RPG where you date your weapons! Dive deep into mysterious dungeons, battle unique monsters, and form bonds with a diverse cast of weapon-persons. Experience a compelling narrative, engaging gameplay, and inclusive relationships. Find love, friendship, and adventure in this unforgettable journey.


What we like:
  • Unique blend of dating sim and dungeon crawler
  • Inclusive gender and sexuality options
  • Engaging combat system
  • Memorable characters with complex stories
  • Stunning art and catchy soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Limited content and character development
  • Occasional glitches
  • Dungeon gameplay can feel repetitive

  • dungeon-crawler
  • dating-sim
  • dungeon
  • romance
  • rogue-like
  • romantic
  • visual-novel
  • isometric

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