Dating can become quite stressful, to be honest, and with life getting more hectic by the day, most of us don’t even have the time or the energy left to invest in relationships. Therefore, we are seeing a rise of social media where we are comfortable sitting back and sharing our moments with people we barely know just for the sake of feeling ‘connected’. Games, too, offer some relaxation in this aspect and it is now possible to visually simulate dating in the virtual world. And games like ‘Date Ariane’ have found popularity due to this sole reason. So, here is the list of video games similar to Date Ariane that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Date Ariane on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
11. Inspiring Celina
If you liked the gameplay style of ‘Date Arianne’, then you will definitely love plating through ‘Inspiring Celina’. It is completely free to play and you can find the game online through various mirror links. It is actually one of the more interesting dating sims out there where your choices actually matter. Most of the dating sims that we have played in the past involved us making decisions in the bedroom but as we have come to know from real life, that’s not exactly where it matters. The choices you make outside the bedroom are the ones that actually count because that’s what get’s you inside. And most of us seem to have trouble with that part. Hence, it is a fun little mechanic that has been introduced by the developers in order to keep the game realistic.
You are a teenage guy who is assumingly in love with Celina, a girl he meets at his biology lessons. So now you must prove your prowess in the lab in order to impress her and get her to go out with you. However, your biology knowledge does not come to play here unfortunately as no matter how bad you score, you still have a chance with Celina. This is one aspect of the game that could do with a little polish but otherwise we really liked the depth of gameplay for a casual dating sim.
10. Virtual Date Girls: Lucy
‘Virtual Date Girls: Lucy’ is a browser based dating sim that uses the same engine as that of ‘Inspiring Celina’ and this is why both the games look so similar. It is called Tlaero’s Adventure Creator and is used in most online browser based flash games. The engine is quite capable of handling large codes but this game here uses images with inbuilt links that link to other images in order to progress through the story. Each choice you make here is denoted by an image with links to the image that denotes the consequences of your choices. When you come to think about it, this is an extremely easy way of coding a game and even you can make one such game if you tend to spend some time with the engine.
Anyway, enough about the game engine, lets talk about the game itself. This is one of the few virtual dating simulators that lets you play from the perspective of a woman, so all the ladies out there reading this, perhaps you all should give this a try. There are two things that make ‘Virtual Date Girls: Lucy’ different from ‘Date Arianne’; one is the fact that it is played from the perspective of a woman and the second is that the game is very short. So if you are low on time, then this will be your best bet. However, the game contains 3 different endings depending on the choices you made, and each of these endings is as kinky as the other.
9. Secrets of Heaven
‘Secrets of Heaven’ is heavily into adult themes, so if you are into that sort of thing, then you’d better check this game out. The gameplay is quite similar to that of ‘Date Arianne’ but really uses a lot of excuses to implement nudity and sex into the gameplay. Though the developers of the game are well known for this, it is a bit different than the others. The storyline is heavily influenced by the ‘Brave New World’, a popular novel written by Aldous Huxley in the year 1931. This is something we have not seen in other visual dating sims before and really is a change for the better, minus the forced sexual themes.
We wish the developers would cut down on the sexual themes just a tad bit so that gamers would actually pay attention to the storyline but we think you will enjoy the gameplay anyway if you like ‘Date Arianne’. There are about three different endings to the game and surprisingly the choices you make actually affect the overall results, so give it some thought before making decisions. It is not actually very difficult compared to other CGs, so you won’t be requiring any walk-throughs for this one.
8. Sam Spillane
‘Sam Spillane’ is really a breath of fresh air when it comes to visual sims. The game follows the story of a private investigator who needs to solve a certain mystery. You win when you manage to solve the crime. The game has been regarded as one of the best visual novels in the genre and though there are a few workarounds, it can get quite difficult at times. It is entirely set in black and white and this adds to the overall atmosphere of the game. I personally liked this game a lot but prefer not to tell you more about it lest I give the story away since intrigue really does play a big role here. If you are into games like ‘Date Arianne’ but are looking for a slightly alternative experience, then this is the game for you. It is completely free and presently available on the PC but we are not sure if there are other ports as well.
‘Jennifer’ is an erotic dating simulator developed by Chaotic and dsp3000, two well known indie developers in the industry. There are a lot of games in their catalogue that you can access by subscribing to their premium website but you can find a few good titles there for free. ‘Jennifer’ is one such title that you can playthrough in your own time since the game is downloadable on your PC. It has a weird similarity with Ariane, the main character in ‘Date Arianne’, and this is not surprising as the developers consider it to be one of the major influences on the game. We also recommend you that you keep it away from children for reasons that are very obvious.
‘Jennifer’ also happens to be one of the newer titles to get added to their list of free games, so expect a more polished experience than their earlier titles. We highly recommend this one to fans of ‘Date Arianne’ due to the striking similarities in gameplay and the lead characters. The game is voiced by popular local actresses and the animated scenes are actually animated instead of gifs like other games, so this is a worthy experience in itself.
6. Brad’s Erotic Week
This is something I found while frequenting some forums that I am not entirely proud of but the game, I must say, is stellar on many levels. It is an episodic game that is being developed and constantly updated by the developers with new updates being released every few months. From what it seems, the developers seem quite dedicated to the project and if all goes according to plan, then we can expect the final chapter to come out sometime in 2029. Yes, this is going to be a long one, so if you are looking for games that play like ‘Date Arianne’ but lengthier in nature with more replay value, then check out this one.
The game, however, is not very easy, and will require you to play through it a few times in order to obtain the desired result. At times, you will feel like you are getting to know the girl and things are going just fine until she rejects you suddenly. Therefore, don’t feel ousted but continue playing and eventually you will get it right. There are a total of 5 chapters that have been released till date, with a new one coming out sometime soon, so there’s a lot of content for you to devour.
5. Redemption for Jessika
If you have played ‘Dreaming with Elsa’ then you will definitely feel at home with this one since the game has been developed by the same developers who coded ‘Dreaming with Elsa’. However, if you are coming from ‘Date Ariane’, then you will definitely fall in love with this game. It contains one of the best stories that I have come across in recent times. Jessica has been at the center of a few disasters lately and people have been pointing fingers at her since she has been found at each one of these places. You are a reporter who has been called to the court hearing of Jessica and while covering the story for the newspaper, you find yourself getting increasingly tied up with the whole scenario. However, the whole storyline does not stop here. The developers have plans to tie all of their releases together through various links, making it one big story if you look at the bigger picture. Think of this game as an in-depth adventure coupled with a dating sim like ‘Date Ariane’.
4. Dating My Daughter
A major flag alert on this one! Viewer discretion is advised! This game follows an estranged and divorced father who suddenly receives a call from his daughter he has not seen in a long time. She wants to catch up with her father since she is now 18 and wants to pursue a relationship with him. She suggests a date with her father where they can reconnect and then get to know each other better. As the father you need to make the correct decisions, morally or otherwise, and progress through the game. All the choices you make have an overall impact on the story. Making the right choices will enable you to unlock extra scenes and content. Though the game needs to get its story in the right place, the gameplay mechanics are surprisingly smooth similar to ‘Date Arianne’. It is not free to play, though, and you are required to pay a small sum of money every month to keep receiving the latest updates.
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3. Something’s in the Air
‘Something’s in the Air’ is somewhat of a spiritual successor to ‘Date Ariane’ and even features Ariane in the gameplay. This is not surprising since the developers for both the games are the same guy. The story follows the adventures of a young man who has just shifted to New York and is trying hard to make things work. He is working really hard and all he gets to do is meet his office colleagues all week long in order to make ends meet. However, once he gets a day off, his only focus is to meet single women to sleep with the,. This is his idea of blowing off some steam but when he meets Ariane, things begin to shift. If you liked ‘Date Ariane’ then you will definitely want to know what happened to her after the events of the original story and this is where ‘Something’s in the Air’ comes in.
2. Rachael and Arianne
It seems ‘Date Ariane’ is one of the more popular dating sims out there and a lot of others are being totally looked upon by the community. The kind of following that ‘Date Arianne’ has managed to attract in the recent years is staggering and this is why there are so many instalments or spin-offs in the series. ‘Rachael and Arianne’ is another such title that is popular in the industry where you are able to date one of the two girls in the game. The gameplay is very similar to that of ‘Date Arianne’ and hence does not require any special explanation. You can check out the game on their official website from where you can download it.
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1. Katawa Shoujo
‘Katawa Shoujo’ is a sprite based visual novel developed and published by Four Leaf Studios for the Windows PC, the macOS and the Linux systems in the year 2012. The game follows the story of a young disabled boy who is transferred to a special abilities hospital after being hospitalized. This changes his life dramatically and now he needs to cope up with this change of atmosphere while battling his disabilities. Things soon get interesting as he meets five other beautiful women, and this is where the story takes off. It’s a visual novel you must playthrough if you liked playing ‘Date Ariane’ and hence, it finds the top spot on this list.
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