Numerous free anime dating simulation games litter the Internet. Although some require a download, you can play most of them directly from your browser. Some offer simple gameplay, in which you simply choose from a selection of responses, while others require you to plan out intricate dates and flirtatious conversation for a good ending.
Chrono Days Sim Date
This anime dating game adds a complex storyline involving a young college student from the future who accidentally teleports herself 100 years back in time. Stuck in the past as the young lady, you have to find your way back to the future by talking to different men.
Chrono Days involves a tremendous deal of communication. There are 8 different men with whom you'll have the opportunity to interact and develop relationships. Most of your time, in fact, will be spent slowly building up relationships with them until you're finally able to ask them out on a date.
Heavy on the Conversation
The focus on communication is so great that the game is somewhat boring at times. There's no job to work, no studies to complete and no training to perform. Plus, the game doesn't track your relationship levels, so you need to monitor them yourself with paper and pencil.
Anime Sim Date 2
Anime Sim Date pits you against a handsome stranger. The type of man you encounter and the way in which you can win his heart is determined by a 'personality quiz' taken at the beginning of the game. Don't worry - you won't spend several minutes of your life wasting time answering questions. The quiz is only three questions long, and at the end, you'll be told what type you are looking for - if the type suggested is not your thing - you can click 'no' and try again.
Pursue Your Type
You get to choose the type of man you'd like to pursue. Likewise, you must tailor your responses to fit the man's particular personality. If you're too timid around an outgoing man, you'll quickly lose his interest, while if you're too assertive around a timid man, you'll scare him away.
This game involves restarting over and over again. Anytime you choose the wrong response, you automatically lose the game. It can be very frustrating. Ideally, you should track your responses on paper, so you can remember which ones work and which ones don't work.
Naruto Dating adds a role-playing game element by introducing attributes like charm, intelligence, strength, chakra and HP. How you build and manage these attributes will greatly affect your success or lack thereof with this game.
Lots of Choices
The plethora of attributes allows you to build a very customized character. You can be a strong men with poor intelligence, or you can be a weak woman who's extremely bright. Either way, the goal is to obtain 5 HP, at which point you will earn a coveted kiss from your beau. The game also features money and complex missions.
Naruto Dating is almost painfully complex. You can't just walk up to a gentleman and start talking to him. You have to work hard at training your character so that she possesses those traits which said men will find worthwhile.
Kaleidoscope Dating Sim 2
Kaleidoscope Dating offers you the chance to play as a heterosexual or homosexual woman. Like with Naruto Dating, there's an attribute system, but it's far less complex. It includes money, HP and experience.
Choose the Right Answers
This game is like Anime Sim Date, in that you must choose the right answers to progress. Unlike that game, however, Kaleidoscope allows you to do other things like collect and sell mushrooms, as well as buy gifts for your date.
Not Enough to Do
Other than for the ability to collect and sell items, the game lacks other things to do. Plus, the attribute system is rather small, meaning there aren't many ways in which you can customize your character.
Moonlight Dating Sim
Moonlight Dating Sim involves playing as Jenna Moonlight, a young lady who is half vampire and half witch. What's interesting is that you get to choose from one of 8 possible endings, depending on how you play the game.
Moonlight Dating features an extremely intricate storyline with 5 unique characters and 8 endings. Plus, in addition to talking to possible partners, you may also hunt to earn money for gifts and even dress your character up in different outfits.
The key problem with this game lies in its simple dialog system. Interacting with partners involves choosing one of 4 options: clicking 'talk,' clicking 'bite,' clicking 'kill' or clicking 'gift.' The way in which you steer the game depends entirely on the characters with which you interact and not at all on dialog.
Locating Additional Games
Anime dating simulations represent just a tiny subset of the whole dating simulation industry. Some offer a more romantic focus, while others specialize in horror, science fiction and even reality. Below is a brief list of the major simulation hubs on the Web.
If you grow bored of these games, consider taking a step further by setting up a virtual boyfriend. Just remember that though these games represent just an extension of your imagination, they can empower you with skills that you can then apply to your real life.