In this article, we will only list otome games that are licensed in English.That means fan translated games will not be listed here.Upgrade any one of the browsers below and it will make your internet life better - not just on Ranker, but everywhere!Ask PC gamers in Japan what their favorite games are, and Starcraft, World of Warcraft or Call of Duty won't be uttered from many of their mouths. Or how an adult man can be brought to tears with just a little over-the-top melodrama?While it may seem wild to market a whole genre specifically towards women, otome games do exactly that.Popularized in 1994 with the release of for the SNES, otome, or “maiden” games insert the player into the role of a female protagonist in story-heavy narratives where the goal is to pursue romances with a number of suitors who are almost always male.When the Vita and PS TV were declared “legacy platforms” in North America and Europe in 2015, it became clear that just three years after release, the Vita had already been relegated to the sidelines.However, despite never quite finding a foothold in the West, the Vita has slowly but surely established itself as a competent handheld in Japan.
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I present to you the top ten bishoujo games that have been commercially released in English for your enjoyment.
***note: While making this list I had to consider many different things, including whether or not I wanted to include games that have visual novel elements like Persona or the Ace Attorney Series.
Curious about what makes these choose-your-own adventure games so memorable?
While it's true that dating sims/bishoujo games rarely leave their host country, a few brave companies such as JAST, NIS, Manga Gamer, and the now-defunct Hirameki strive to bring them over here with decent/moderate success.