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#1 Diabolik Lovers

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Diabolik Lovers is an Adventure, Visual Novel, and Single-player Simulation developed by Rejet and published by Idea Factory. The game puts the player in the role of Yui Komori, who can select from a set of male characters as her love interest. There are many playable characters available, and the route of each character is divided into three categories such as Ecstasy, Maniac, and Dark. Three different possible endings are also present for each character based on the choices made by the player during the game. The story follows the main heroine named Yui Komori, who was a normal teenage girl until her in her 2nd year of high school. The father of the protagonist has to go overseas due to some work, causing she sent to a new town and reached alone at the huge mansion. At the mansion, there is no one available to greet her, and upon entering the mansion, she discovers herself alone, as he navigates she discovers a handsome man sleeping on a couch. The story takes interesting turns as the player tries to explore it. With a beautiful cast of characters, choice-making gameplay, smooth controls, and good graphics, Diabolik Lovers is the best game to play.

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#2 Army Gals

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Army Gals is an Adventure, Visual Novel, and Single-player Psychological Horror video game with Dating Simulation developed and published by Dharker Studio for Multiple Platforms. The game deals with Visual Novel element takes place at a retreat for delinquents. It introduces a beautiful cast of characters, and the story focuses on the protagonist who is forced to attend after a misunderstanding back at home. The player is expecting a fortnight of hell, and he is shocked to locate he is sharing the retreat with three most beautiful women. The ordinary retreat takes a fast turn when the four of the player are left in the midst of nowhere, waking to discover a staff went and only the four of the player left behind, the player quickly come to the point he will all need to rely on each other in order to survive. As the player start exploring the world, he will encounter different events. Now, it depends on the player to try and escape this nightmare while making possible choices to advance through the story.

#3 Sakura Maid

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Sakura Maid is an Adventure, Anime, and Single-player Visual Novel video game created and published by Winged Cloud for Microsoft Windows. The game puts the player in the role of the female protagonist named Sena, a beautiful maid who works for a woman. The protagonist is only the maid in the house and she is tasked with cleaning the entire house, but also attending the guests. The master of Sena isn’t a human, he is a mage. According to the plot, she is the girl who is obsessed with her master and in love with him and does everything for her master. One day, she goes to water the plants and discovers that one of the plants tries to touch her and she gets curious. After that, the protagonist decides to find out if that plant is one of the magical plants of her master. During the gameplay, the player needs to make choices to determine her destiny and the end of the game. Sakura Maid includes a beautiful cast of Manga Characters, Take Decisions, Multiple Endings, and more.

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#4 Disgaea Infinite

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Disgaea Infinite is an Adventure, Visual Novel, and Single-player video game developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America for PlayStation Portable. The game serves as the part of the Disgaea series and using the similar setting and the cast of characters to Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. In the game, the player takes on the role of the protagonist named Prinny, who is hired to investigate the attempted assassination of overlord named as Laharl. The game starts with the player travelling back into the time where the main character of the game will possess with other characters to collect information and collect some clues to solve the challenging mystery. It takes place in the Netherworld setting from the previous title and introduces several important characters, including Flonne, Etna, Prinnies, and more. The game features the interactive elements, including the book clock, known as TickTock, letting the player possess the bodies of others to solve the mystery. As the player advances through the storyline, possessing various characters will change the perspective the player plays the same from. With exciting gameplay, detailed graphics, and smooth controls, Disgaea Infinite is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.

#5 Otome Game: Love Story

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Otome Game: Love Story is a Visual Novel, Adventure and Single-player Simulation developed and published by Hanabi Media for iOS and Android. The game introduces the exciting cast of characters with an interactive story split into several chapters. During the gameplay, most of the time the player spends on reading the story. In the game, you assume the role of the protagonist, who must decide whom he wants to date. The game revolves around multiple elements such as dating, romance, drama and interaction. It offers the chance to you to fall in love with a handsome guy and immerse yourself in dramatic romance gameplay experience. You must read the story of the game with a complex relationship and make choices which shape your story. Otome Game: Love Story includes prominent features such as Cool Comics and Animations, Romance Drama, Complex Relationship, Japanese Style, Flirt your Way, Unravel Mysteries, Decide your Boyfriend, find Romance to Date, and more.

#6 Cinders

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Cinders is an Adventure, and Visual Novel video game based on the story of the Cinderella developed and published by MoaCube for Mac and Windows. The game offers four multiple endings and lets the player to reads the story and makes the decisions or select the choices at crucial points to change the outcome of the story. It enables the player to watch variations including ends again. There are up to eight trophies available for the player to gather during the gameplay. The game features different characters such as Cinders, Sophia, Gloria, Lady Carmosa, Madame Ghede, The Fairy, and more. According to the story, the protagonist Cinders is a young woman, living with her overbearing stepmother and her two ugly daughters. The game deals with a story about balancing dreams and freedom with harsh reality. It features more than 120 decision points, up to three-hundred choices to select from, and different endings, Cinders offers you a full control of the primary character’s personality and her story. With exciting gameplay, cool features, and well-written story, Cinders is the best game to play.

#7 Lucky Rabbit Reflex

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex is an Otome styled Visual Novel Dating, Love and Social Networking Simulation by Studio Super 63. The game allows you to be a character in the game (Boy or a Girl) try finding out a boyfriend or a girlfriend for you while building and developing a life and enjoy a wonderful Life Simulation experience. As the 17 year old girl student of Northmain Collage, Lucky Rabbit Reflex lets you focus on your studies, make new friends, hang out with them, find your specific one, go partying, find a god job and enjoy being part of a wonderful world. With a marvelously engaging choice-based game-play, 20 different game endings, a lot of beautiful characters to select, brilliant visuals and a great story-line to follow, Lucky Rabbit Reflex is a great game to play and enjoy.

#8 Nicole

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Nicole is a great Otome and a Visual Novel style Dating and Life Simulation by Winter Wolves. The game features a female protagonist Nicole as your character who after modifications and customization helps you get into the game world. This game is set is set in a collage where Nicole (You) gets admitted for study and soon after her admission finds out about the mysterious disappearances of girls. She vows to find out the culprits who are kidnapping the girls and besides that, continues the daily tasks at her collage. Nicole lets you interact with other online players and NPC’s, take part in different dialogues, and activities like games, puzzles and romance as to collect more clues about the culprits. As a new student to the collage, you don’t have much friends, so you should make new friends and also find your true love by hanging out with boys and dating the right ones. In game you’ll be asked by the boys to go out and have lunch or dinner etc. so you should choose carefully who’s better for you. You can also buy different items from in-game markets to gift the boys you like. With all the fancies this game has to offer you, I’m sure you’ll like the game and enjoy playing it.

#9 Pirates in Love

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Pirates in Love by Voltage is a wonderful Otome, Visual Novel Style Dating and Romance Life-Simulation created by Voltage inc. Japan. Just like all the Voltage games, Pirates in Love offers a great story as well as it allows you to join a group of Pirates and embark on a journey to find the lost treasures. Being an only girl on-board, you are the center of the universe and definitely the center of attention to every man on the ship. As the battle for your attention is already going on, it solely depends on you to choose whose best for you. You must interact with them, check out their personalities and find out who is your best match. The choice-based game-play lets you make your own choices and build a relation that will depend on your choices and actions, so you better be good at making choices. With a marvelous setting, great visuals, addictive game-play and a lot of other cool things, Pirates in Love is one of the best Dating and Social Networking Simulations to enjoy. Do try it out.

#10 The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook

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The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook, made available by Winter Wolves is an amazing Dating, Life and Farming Simulation. This game also follows the tracks of other wonderful simulations of the same type and lets you get into the game world by creating and customizing a 3D avatar of yourself. Once the initial stage is completed, you can get into the game world and act as you like. The game spawns you as a College student named as Steve who after breaking up with his girlfriend gets settled to his uncle’s farm for the season of summer. You get to the farm and start doing the daily chores by raising the crops and balancing the land etc. The game totally lets you decide about how you want to spend your week and start Dating and Romancing with one of the four girls available. As mentioned above, the ending of the game depends upon your actions and the path you take, so be sure of what you are doing in the game and you’ll definitely enjoy it. The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook is an interesting and quit engaging Dating, Life and Farming Simulation to enjoy. Try it out and you’ll enjoy playing it for sure.

#11 The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook

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The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook, the second game in the series of The Flower Shop is an amazingly addictive Dating, Farming and Life-Simulation by Winter Wolves. Because of the Otome setup of the game, this game represents a girl named Natalie as your character who just finished her first semester in the collage and is being sent to get a job for winter season. You get to FairBrook and start working on a flower shop. Now its totally up to you to decide how you are going to spend your next week and find a boyfriend for the in-game Romance. You can choose between the four available boys and the chosen one will be your boyfriend for the rest of the game until you break up with him. You can also alter the ending of the game by manipulating the events and happenings. Just like The Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook, The Flower Shop: Winter in Fairbrook is also a super addicting and quite interesting Dating, Farming and Life-Simulation to enjoy. Do try it out for a wonderful experience.

#12 Magical Diary

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Magical Diary is an astounding Fantasy-based Dating and Life-Simulation by Hanako Games. The game lets you spawn yourself in the game world by selecting and customizing a 3D avatar. You act in the game as a freshman girl to a magic school in which you can make new friends, learn magical spells, attempt magical exams, attend classes and find a date for the famous school event May Day Ball. You get to choose a community of girls from different cliques of halls. E.g. Horse Hall, Butterfly Hall, Snake Hall etc. And you can also choose your date from any of the boy’s halls E.g. Wolf Hall, Falcon Hall and Toad Hall. Because of the Visual Novel nature of the game, you can always get to know the story properly and if you want to end the story a bit differently, you can alter the events and the ending will be different. The game also lets you interact with other online players, solve puzzles, play different magical games etc. Magical Diary is a good Life and Dating Simulation to enjoy.

#13 Always Remember Me

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Always Remember Me is an immersive Dating, Social Networking and Life-Simulation by Winter Wolves that offers a very realistic experience . The simulation features the character of Amy who used to date Aaron back in the days before a car accident that totally took the memories of Aaron. Your task in the game is to help Aaron out with remembering things from his past and continue on the course where you both were before. There are three other character in the game that you can date with but your focus is Aaron. As you are in control of the character of Amy so it’s your duty to control Amy’s destiny. Besides helping out Aaron with his past, you must focus on building a life for Amy too. Social interaction, making new friends, finding a job etc. are the tasks you will have to complete. With 9 different ending to the game, plenty of choices to make, superb visual details, soundtracks, a really well-written story and an engaging game-play, Always Remember Me is a great Dating and Romance Simulation to enjoy.

#14 X-Note

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X-Note is another great Visual-Novel, Supernatural Mystery that offers a brilliant combination of Life and Dating Simulation aesthetics. The game revolves around the character of Essi, a young girl whose mother dies in a car accident and that affects her life badly. As the result Essi gets reserved and starts behaving differently than her past. Going through the stuff and memories she finds a USB flash Device that has the info about her mother in a folder named X-Note, she tries hard but fails to see the contents of the folder. Meanwhile a boy named Yuon asks for her help regarding a murder at Xen-Institute, Essi finds it interesting and starts digging about her own history and also the murder mystery that Yuon is working on. Your task is to be Essi in the game, go with the story, make choices and get the different endings all based up on the actions you perform. With a brilliant story, addictive game-play and eye catching visuals, X-Note is a fun game to play and enjoy.

#15 Supple

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Supple is a wonderful Episodic Online Dating and Life-Simulation video game that sets you up into the character of Arin Costello. Your tasks in the game are to control her life, and help her excel in life by getting a good job, finding a date, Romancing and by doing all the things you can imagine in real life etc. You’ll also have to have good conversations with your co-workers and develop a good social life to remain connected with the people around you. Supple is actually developed as a brilliant Sitcom in which you’ll have to interact with other online players, make new friends, date your crushes and enjoy spending your life as you like it to be. With a wonderful character to groom, cool objectives to complete and a game-play totally dependent on the choices you make, Supple is a really amazing MMO, RPG, Dating and Life-Simulation to enjoy.

#16 Spirited Heart

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Spirited Heart, a tremendously addictive and quite immersive Dating and Life-Simulation marvel from Winter Wolves. As usual, the game lets you create and customize your avatar and get into the game world to enjoy it fully. As an otome visual novel, Spirited Heart provides you with a female character who roams in the game world, talks to other online players, interacts with objects and NPC’s, engages in different fun filled activities like dances, puzzles and daily life events, Dating with the cute boys and Romancing etc. The main and quite important event in the game is Races in which you take part and try to defeat you opponents and boost up your XP Level. As the life fantasy nature of the game, you act as your normal daily life routine and you can get a job that boosts up your skills and your hard work results in a job promotion. Another interesting aspect of the game is that you can alter the ending of any story or episode in the game by simply acting naturally and a little bit different than the story-line. Try it out and you’ll definitely like it.

#17 Love and Order

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Love and Order is one amazing Mystery-based Dating and Life-Simulation developed by Winter Wolves for all the amazing players around the globe. The game takes you to Montreal where you as the main character of Dana Larose work in the Crown Attorney’s Office as a Secretary. Your task is to complete your daily tasks with full attention and devotion and besides that develop your social and love life. With three choices Your Boss Ross Kim, a third year law Student named as Jonathan and Pierre Martine to the Assistant Attorney, Dorothy McCoy, you can select anyone as your partner just according to their specialties, skills and attitudes. The game further develops with the choices you make, so with any selected partner, the story ending differs from other endings. Make the right decisions and choices and enjoy a wonderfully amazing Life-Simulation, Dating and Romance experience. Love and Order offers an immersive game-play, cool visuals and a well-written story to follow.

#18 In Your Arms Tonight

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In Your Arms Tonight by Vintage Games and published by Voltage Inc. is an awesome Fantasy-based MMO, RPG Life and Dating Simulation. The game lets you play as a female character who recently got married to a guy who is basically a big time cheat. Your husband is cheating on you and its now totally up to you to decide whether to live with him or kick him out of your life for good. In Your Arms Tonight provides you with a beautifully written dramatic story, super fine graphics and a lot of other amazing things. The game is an episodic simulation and lets you buy new episodes of the game online with real money. You can change the ending of the story by acting a little different or by choosing any path from the four paths provided. For example you can divorce your husband and have an affair with your boss or you can be a girlfriend of any of your co-workers etc. The game puts you in the middle of the best Otome scenarios in this amazingly addictive and interesting simulation experience. Try it out and enjoy the ultimate fun. In Your Arms Tonight is available to play on Android and iOS platforms only.

#19 Katawa Shoujo

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Katawa Shoujo is a Single-Player Visual Novel, Nakige and Life/Dating Simulation video game by Four Leaf Studios. The game takes you to the fictional setting of Yamaku High School for Disabled Children in Japan and tells the story of a young boy named Hisao Nakai whose life changes dramatically because of Cardiac Arrhythmia and because of transfer to a new school where he avails the chance of making new friends and falling in love. Katawa Shoujo offers a choice-based gameplay in which it allows you to read the text that appears on the screen and make decisions to initiate and end all the possible events or long and short dialog and conversations. Because of a Choice-based gameplay, Katawa Shoujo offers multiple endings of the game all based up on the decisions and choices you make during the gameplay. With all the amazing stories and options for you as the main character Hisao Nakai, the game offers five female characters and allows you to make your own love stories and enjoy a brilliant gameplay. With a wonderfully appealing story, great visuals and choice-based game-play, Katawa Shoujo is a brilliant game to play and enjoy.

#20 High School Story

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High School Story, developed and published by Pixelberry Studios is a Story-based Visual Novel and Dating Simulation that can be played in a browser on Android and iOS devices. The game lets you live your high school life as you like by throwing huge parties, going on dates and making a lot of new friends. The game lets you interact or mingle with people from different groups of trades like Cheerleaders, Nerds, Preps, Hipsters, Jocks, Dancers, Skateboarders, and Glee etc. You can socialize on a huge scale with people who have same ideas as yours and you can also have some rivals too. As the online nature of the game, High School Story lets you get into the game world by creating and customizing an online avatar of yourself and take classes, fight with your rivals to show off your skills and attract girls. You also get a chance to build and decorate your school as you like and enjoy being there. High School Story allows you to design everything in the game for yourself and just according to your taste, you get a free hand to roam anywhere and talk to anybody you like. With a brilliant story, fantastic visuals and an immersive gameplay, High School Story is a fun Simulation to play and enjoy.

#21 Catherine

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Catherine is a Single and multiplayer Puzzle Platformer and Adventure video game by Atlus. The game features the character of the protagonist named as Vincent Brooks who begins to have distorted and strange dreams after his girlfriend Katherine talks to him about getting married. The story of the game takes another unusual turn when Vincent meets a girl named Catherine and an affair starts up between the two. After the Affair with Catherine, Vincent begins to have more distorted and strange dreams that totally turn his life upside down. In the main story mode of the game, Catherine offers Golden Playhouse mode that allows the player to spend the day with his friends and in the night time deal with Katherine and Catherine problem. Vincent spends most of his time in a bar named as Stray Sheep where he keeps in contact with both of the girls via Text Messages, talks to other bar customers, Drinks and plays mini games etc. Your task in the game is to control the character of Vincent and help him get out of the most complex and unusual situations and keep on enjoying the game. With a number of game endings, unique puzzle-platform and dating elements, addictive gameplay and a great story, Catherine is one amazing game to play and enjoy.

#22 Surviving High School

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Surviving High School is a 2005’s Top trending Episodic Interactive Fiction and Visual Novel video game distributed worldwide by EA Mobile. The game offers new episodes every week and lets the players enjoy a gameplay similar to its Sister game Cause of Death (Closed in 2014). Surviving High School offers characters from another Sister Game, High School Story by Pixelberry Studios. Surviving High School offers a Choice-based gameplay and allows the players to choose their own Adventures and Interactive Fiction. The game is set in a School named as Centerscore High where it features very typical and recognizable Student characters. The players are allowed to control several unique student characters, and they are given the option to choose two or three decisions that may or may not affect the outcome of the each original story. Surviving High School offers an episodic gameplay, and the episodes are grouped into Volume Sets. Each Volume Set contains eight mini-episodes. According to the storyline, the game allows the players to control the character of Autumn Brooks, a Student of Centerscore High. Autumn gets bullied, faces all the bullies with the choices she can make and finally gets transferred to High School Story (Sister game), where she accompanies other characters such as Owen, Wes, and Kami. With an entirely unique concept, Bullying and Anti-bullying themes, loads of cool characters, beautifully created visuals and an impressively addictive gameplay, Surviving High School is a fun Interactive Fiction and Visual Novel video game to play and enjoy.

#23 Supple: Episode 2

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Supple: Episode 2 lets the players enjoy another brilliant episode of the popular Social Networking and Virtual World Simulation, Supple. This time the game lets the players play the game as Arin Costello and enjoy the Coveted promotion of Style Editor at Supple Magazine. The game allows the players to always stay on top by being the most favorite employee of the Boss by doing all the fun things such as maneuvering around the office mates, offering great ideas, being part of the Office Politics, etc. The players can enjoy the game by writing articles, eating lunch, changing outfits, chatting with friends and by flirting with the boys. Supple: Episode 2 offers a gameplay separated into Days and each day performance, so with all the other things that the players will regularly do in the game, competing and being ahead of the competitor Trevor Simons has its own charm. There is always a hustle between the two and whoever does the best in all the office things, wins the boss’ attention and gets rewarded with one of the most luxurious uptown Condos. For players, being at the top is necessary because if the boss think their performance is down, they can be fired. Being fired from the job that Arin loves, means the end of the game, so the game lets the players be always in competition and enjoy a real life-like experience of Office politics. With a near reality and the best 3D Life-Simulation experience, Supple: Episode 2 offer brilliant visuals and an immersive gameplay to enjoy.

#24 Episode

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Episode is an addictive, Visual Novel, Dating, Interactive and Fantasy Simulation created and published by Episode Interactive. The game focuses on romance, drama, and fashion elements and lets you select the character, choose your path and get into the game world. Customize your avatar and try different outfits to look unique among other players. It takes place in the virtual world populated with thousands of other online players around the globe. Enjoy thousands of stories and create your own and share with fellows and others. Navigate the world, find a handsome guy, go on a date and join parties. In the game, you’ll meet a handsome guy of your dreams but be aware from Regina because she won’t let you meet him. Explore the exciting scenarios and enjoy the gameplay. Interact with thousands of other players, hang out with the clique and make new friends. Episode includes core features such as Create your unique Look, Flirt with others, Make Friends, Join Parties and more.

#25 Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly

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Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly is an Adventure, Visual Novel, and Single-player video game created by Otomate and published by Idea Factory for Multiple Platforms. The game allows the player to read exciting stories and make many decisions that directly affect the direction of the plot, leading the player to different endings. The game revolves around an amnesiac woman who is tasked or forced to participate in the black butterfly hunt. It features an interactive flowchart, which the player uses to go back and struggle to make alternative choices in order to keep track of what he has done in the game. Additionally, there are three more stories are included where the player can learn more about the cast of characters. At the start, the player acts as a woman find herself in a Western house, which is attacked by brutal monsters. During the gameplay, the player encounters men in the house who similarly lost their memories and now, the group is forced to jump into the hunt to collect the kaleidoscope fragments.

#26 Material Girl

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Material Girl is an Adventure, Visual Novel, and Single-player video game, revolving around a female protagonist who receives a small amount of money from her parents for her living costs. The game supports a Single-player mode only and offers the mix of Anime, Role-playing, and Dating Simulation elements for those players who love reading stories, instead of doing action. As the story advances, the parents of the protagonist refuses to give her money anymore, so she has no choice but to do a part-time job. Now, she must do a part-time job to make money and meanwhile goes to school. All of her classmates think that she doesn’t like to interact with anyone, but they don’t know what she is thinking about at ordinary times. While playing the game, the player needs to interact with NPCs, find the job, date handsome boys, and do the job for a living. The player spends his/her lots of time reading dialogues and making choices to advance through the story. Material Girl includes prominent features such as Multiple Endings, Anime Characters, Dating Simulation aspects, and more.

#27 The Labyrinth of Grisaia

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The Labyrinth of Grisaia is an Adventure, Visual Novel, Anime, and Single-player video game developed by Frontwing and published by Frontwing USA. The game acts as the sequel to The Fruit of Grisaia, and you should play the first game before trying this. The storyline of the game revolves around a young man, who throughout the game will interact with NPCs using the dialogues, and struggle to find his love. There are several objectives, and like other Visual Novel games, it offers multiple endings. The actions and choices of the player will determine the outcome of the game. Several scenes are available, and the player needs to select the scene to jump into the game. Most time the player spends in reading dialogues between characters and making choices to advance the story. The story follows a young man, who feel guilty while looking back on his past due to a girl he’d met in his peaceful life. With an engaging storyline, anime characters, multiple endings, and smooth graphics, The Labyrinth of Grisaia is the best game to play.

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