Got the post-Valentine blues? These female-oriented romance games will fill that gaping hole in your heart without burning a hole in your pocket.
There are plenty of free otome games to choose from, so it was really difficult to pick just five of them. Find out why these five made our list!
Made using the Ren'Py visual novel engine, this game by sakevisual has captured the hearts of otome fans worldwide. Short but definitely sweet, RE: Alistair++ is recommended for those who are new to this genre.
It features three romanceable boys, 3 bonus endings and 2 other routes.
Engaging enough to keep you interested, quick enough to inspire replays.
The story is about Merui who likes online mmorpgs and little does she know that her fellow players are her classmates [...] The music was pleasant and tooaya’s artwork was great as always.
[...] the up-and-comers at Sake Visual have put together a piece of work that looks astoundingly professional from its clean art down to its menus.
Part of the "Shall We Date?" series of mobile otome games, The Niflheim+ is a dark-themed visual novel by NTT Solmare. Unlike other games made abroad, the localization is extremely good, so you don't have to worry about misspellings and unnatural expressions while spending some quality time with your chosen man.
"Welcome to the world of Niflheim, the darkest and coldest kingdom for the dead, ruled by the King Jean! This is the story of the Princess, who has awaken from a millennium of sleep by three men (Orlando, J.J. and Philippe), and tries to find her true love, being demanded by King Jean to be his Queen. Who would he be her everlasting partner?"
This is not your average dating sim!
Cafe Rouge by Sonya X is powered by admirable creativity and Adobe Flash Professional. It features a variety of mini-games such as cooking and mazes. Thrilling, suspenseful and highly-interactive, Cafe Rouge is a fresh take on the "vampire love story" theme.
“Isis, your average American teenager, happens upon a part time job opening at Café Rouge. During the day, it is a normal, quaint café and bakery. But when night takes over, it is transformed into a five star restaurant-theater-café, with live stage performances and first class customers arriving in the middle of the night. As Isis delves deeper into this strange café, she becomes entangled in the mystery of its’ haunted world. Will she find friends, or enemies? Will she follow fate or make her own destiny? Will she find love?”
The story in this was also incredible and well thought out. With every path in the game is a new part to the story that makes you go "Really?!!" in a good way! It leaves you wanting more and more.
The CGs were really good. Too bad it was a flash game.