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Love romance? Play these games
Whatever you’re into, there’s a game for that.
In this regular series our editors pick out a theme and recommend a handful of games perfect for fans of that particular thing.
This week, it’s romance games. Whether you’re looking for a quick digital fling or something deeper and more meaningful, we’ve got something for you.
Imagine teen-friendly movies After, Twilight or Mean Girls, but interactive. You’re essentially picturing Episode and Choices – the two biggest and most successful narrative games on the App Store.
Choices has every conceivable flavour of hormone-driven adolescent drama: high school romance, tales of reality TV stardom, Twilight-y supernatural thrills and plenty more.
Episode has all of that too, plus stories based on familiar film and TV series like Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars.
Choices: Stories You Play
Choose your drama story game
Episode - Choose Your Story
Explore. Play. Create.
The multi award-winning one
For something gentler and more meaningful, give Florence a try. It’s a touching tale of young love that feels like an interactive comicbook, and it has deservedly won a ton of awards. We almost cried when we played it in the office, it’s that lovely.
A story about love and life
Let your love life take flight
If sun and sand is your thing, then take a trip over to Love Island, the interactive story game that’s as gloriously trashy and weirdly compelling as the TV series.
If Love Island is a quick holiday fling, then Amber’s Airline is a more meaningful affair: you follow aspiring flight attendant Amber Hope on a romantic roller-coaster as she overcomes turbulence in her love life and beyond.
Love Island: The Dating Game
Interactive stories & episodes
Amber's Airline - High Hopes
Travel Time Management Game
Something a bit…um…different?
Of course, you needn’t limit yourself to dating human beings. In Purrfect Date, you’re whisked off to a mysterious island inhabited only by cats. And as you unearth the secrets of this feline paradise, you might just make a meaningful connection. With a cat.
Hatoful Boyfriend, meanwhile, casts you as the new student at St. Pigeonation, a prestigious school for high-achieving birds. You’ll meet all kinds of different avians in your first term, and maybe, just maybe, you might find The One. And even if you don’t, you’ll have a grand time enjoying the increasingly strange story.