Hopefully, there will be a wide selection of English otome games in the future.
Put simply, otome game literally means “maiden game”.
Some Sim Date games have been made into Harem anime, though the result is usually nothing special due to the removal of sex and the fact that the narrative can no longer focus on any single character.
Because there is almost no market for true Dating Sim games outside of Japan, it's a frequent misunderstanding among western gamers that "Dating Sim" is the general term for all ren'ai (romantic love) games.
These dating sim elements are often referred to as Romance Sidequests in the RPG genre.
The purpose of this site is to introduce people to the world of girl-oriented anime gaming, where you play a female character and pursue one of several available beautiful boys for a romantic relationship. You might be running a country or saving the world at the same time!
Princesses, ninjas, wizards, ballerinas, sports stars - otome heroines can be anything.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best dating sim games?
However, we will make sure to include them in our special mention list, so look forward to that.
Without further ado, we present you the updated version of top 10 otome games.
In this article, we will only list otome games that are licensed in English.
That means fan translated games will not be listed here.
In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.