Realistic dating games
Sure, we've had some epic loves that are spellbound fairy tales, but real love isn't always about prince charming and a sleeping beauty; sometimes love's messy, complicated, confusing, depressing, or just plain off.
Love isn't perfect and people in love are most definitely not perfect either, but that's what makes romantic stories so compelling.
The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
The censored version contains far more endings and new added scenes due to the absence of sexual scenes.
Very rarely do games ever try and show us romantic relationships of any substance and even rarer are the times they get it right.
The best part of these simulators is that many of them are like a novel, but you are really in control of the main characters decision.
It should come as no surprise that most of the games on this list come from Japan, and as such there is the possibility for some really weird stuff to show up.
The Star Ocean series of RPGs also feature dating sim elements in a similar manner.