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5 Best Dating Sims on PlayStation



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Sometimes we need a little romance to spice up our gaming experience. Dating simulators are a great way to accomplish this. Although their writing can be a little absurd and/or corny at times, dating simulators provide some fantastic experiences. In all honesty, some may surprise you with how well they're actually programmed and scripted. So, try not to judge these games by their cover, because dating sims are known to be a little over the top. Nonetheless, if you're searching for a bit of romance in your life, find it in this list of the best dating sims on PlayStation.

5. Raptor Boyfriend: A Highschool Romance

Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance Trailer

Speaking of being a bit outlandish, our first title on this list of the best dating sims for PlayStation perfectly exemplifies what we mean. Essentially, Raptor Boyfriend is what it sounds like. You play as a teen girl named Stella who has just moved to a small town. However, this is a small town full of cryptids, such as Fairys, Sasquatches, and well, a Velociraptor. Strangely enough, you can romance all of them.

The goal of Raptor Boyfriend is to help Stella find love in her last year of high school. Moving to a new place can be strange and feel unusual (especially in this town) so we need to help her settle in with a new love interest and not the conventional kind. Nonetheless, Raptor Boyfriend offers up a pretty good romantic story and we highly recommend trying it out before dismissing it.

4. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Dream Daddy (A Game From Game Grumps) - Trailer - Available Now!

It's no secret the term “Daddy” has garnered a lot of popularity over the years. Although we didn't think it was popular enough to have a game developed under its entire premise. Essentially, Dream Daddy is a dad dating simulator where you customize your own “Dream Daddy” and your goal is to meet and romance other hot dads.

The setting starts when you and your daughter move to the small town of Maple Bay. However, you soon discover everyone in the town is a single, datable dad. Giving you lots of potential dad candidates to go out with. Aside from finding the ideal dad, Dream Daddy has a host of mini-games, side quests, and even multiple endings depending on the dad you romance with. As a result, Dream Daddy has more gunning for it than you'd expect. Evidently why we included it in this list of the best dating sims on PlayStation.

3. Romancelvania

Romancelvania - Official Launch Trailer

Romancelvania offers up something new in the world of dating sims. That being, you step into a dating show as the one and only Dracula. After a century of being down in the dumps from heartbreak, it's time to get back on the dating scene by stepping into a monster reality-dating show. Hosted by the Grim Reaper, you'll go on dates with a variety of different monsters from other vampires to werewolves and more. In total there are 12 candidates you can romance with, so you have a lot of picks.

The best part is that Romancelvania isn't just filled with cutscenes and dialogue. This side-scroller comes with exciting combat and challenging levels to add a bit more excitement to the gameplay. Furthermore, the relationship aspect is tied into the action gameplay as you level your strength, abilities, and overall stats by progressing further in a relationship. So, if you're looking for an original experience, Romancelvania is one of the best dating sims on PlayStation that will deliver it.

2. Arcade Spirits

Arcade Spirits - Announcement Trailer | PS4

Although there isn't any action gameplay, this arcade visual novel does deliver a great narrative. Arcade Spirits is set in a different timeline where the 1983 video game and arcade crash never occurred. Instead, the year is 20XX and you're just starting your new job at the Funplex game arcade. Now it's just a matter of getting to know your co-workers and seeing what fun adventures you'll embark on.

Arcade Spirits lets you fully customize your character, which will be reflected in the game. Furthermore, the game has many role-playing-based choices that determine how you develop relationships with other characters. Will you be lovers or just friends? Either way, just know the choices you make have consequences and will affect the story of you and your arcade, so make your choices wisely. Nonetheless, Arcade Spirits is one of the best dating sims on PlayStation that we highly recommend trying out.

1. Boyfriend Dungeon

Boyfriend Dungeon - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

Boyfriend Dungeon is unlike any of the other dating sims on this list. In fact, this dating sim is primarily a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. So where doe's the dating aspect come into play? Well, in Boyfriend Dungeon you romance your weapons. These are, however, more than just weapons, they are people too. Each of the weapons in the game transforms into different people you can romance and date. Overall, there are 10 weapons or people rather, you can date.

Nonetheless, Boyfriend Dungeon is one of the more exciting dating sims on PlayStation because it is jam-packed with action roguelike gameplay. In our eyes, there is no better way to grow your relationship with someone than having them right by your side in the heart of combat. Or better yet, right in the palm of your hand. So, find it which weapon you have the best chemistry with in Boyfriend Dungeon.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other dating sims on PlayStation you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.