The Best Otome Mobile Games – TheGamer
Interested in the otome genre? Here are some of the best otome games that you can play right now on your phone.
Otome games are available on every device; from Playstation 5 to the Nintendo DS, you can find a range of games in this genre. Sometimes, you may just want to cozy up on the couch with your phone, so we are here to give you some of the best mobile otome games. Because these are available on your phone, you can also play these otome games while on the go.
The otome games on this list are available on iPhone and Android, with all of them being free to download. If you are new to otome games, these options are great starters as well, helping you become acquainted with this romantic genre.
Updated January 24, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: New otome games come out frequently, so we've added even more entries to this list. Additionally, we've condensed the Ikemen games into one entry, since they are all fantastic!
First up, we have the Ikemen series. This is a large series, with games that all start with 'Ikemen'. Each of these games have a unique theme; for example, Ikemen Sengoku takes place in the times of Japanese warlords, where you come across real historical figures such as Nobunaga Oda.
Our second recommendation is Ikemen Vampire. Instead of transporting to feudal Japan, you will be surrounded by historical European figures with a plot twist; they are all vampires. The final recommendation we have is Ikemen Revolution. This mobile otome game is set in 19th-century London, and has an Alice in Wonderland theme.
Next, we have Obey Me! Anime Otome Sim Game. Although the title may sound like a jumble of words, this game has risen in popularity; we even have several guides that you can check out.
Like Ikemen Sengoku, you are an ordinary human, transported into a new world called Devildom. This game is perfect if you have an interest in the supernatural. Obey Me! combines the classic otome elements with gacha, allowing you to collect cards and win music battles.
Mystic Messenger was first released in 2016, allowing you to chat on the phone with your love interests. This unique game is realistic, with real-time phone calls and texts.
In addition to the unique gameplay, the story and route of each of the characters is amazing; each character is filled with depth, making you think that you are talking with an actual person. It’s no wonder Mystic Messenger has risen to popularity with a near-perfect rating on the App Store and a total of 50,100 reviews.
As the name suggests, Amnesia: Memories puts you in the place of the main character who has lost her memories. Throughout the course of the game, you will need to regain your memories and find out exactly what is going on.
In addition to playing Amnesia: Memories on your phone, you can also play it on your computer and Nintendo Switch. If you are looking for more Amnesia content, there is also an anime with the same title that aired in 2013.
Samurai Love Ballad: Party takes place in the Sengoku period. Many of the characters are the same as Ikemen Sengoku due to the time period, but their character and personalities are tackled in different ways.
It’s easy to mention the Sengoku period and leave the world-building at that, but Samurai Love Ballad: Party spends time building up the world while teaching you Japanese history at the same time. This game is also packed with side characters, building a world beyond just you and your love interests.
Tears of Themis is part of the MiYoverse, who also brought us Genshin Impact. This game combines the otome visual novel with gacha and detective work. You, along with the four main characters of this game work together and solve cases happening in Stellis. Some otome games put you in the position of a clueless girl, but in Tears of Themis, you take on the role of 'Rosa', a highly educated lawyer.
If you are a fan of games like 999 and Danganronpa, then you will definitely like the detective elements in Tears of Themis. Each chapter involves a case that you need to solve. There are several mechanics, including searching the crime scene, questioning suspects, and finding links between clues.
Next, we have Court of Darkness. This otome game takes place in a magical realm, where you attend an academy along with five princes. The story in Court of Darkness may be a bit simple, but the characters are incredibly well written, making this magical world feel realistic.
Rather than playing a submissive girl surrounded by dominant men, you get to become a sassy girl who speaks her mind. If you are looking for an intriguing storyline that focuses on relationships, then Court of Darkness is definitely the game for you.
The Arcana is a magical otome game, giving you the freedom to be whoever you want. Many other games on our list involve an entirely heterosexual cast, with you playing as a female-presenting character. As an LGBTQ+ friendly game, you can choose your own pronouns and romance anyone you desire.
This game is based on the 21 Major Arcana tarot cards, which is evident in the artwork for this game. There is an air of mysticism, making the perfect setting for finding love.
Love Unholyc is a fantastical otome game, where you play an ‘Unholyc’ – being born from a human and a devil. In this game, you will need to interact with the love interests that you accidentally formed contracts with.
Like Mystic Messenger, this otome game involves real-time texts and phone calls. If you played Mystic Messenger and liked it, we recommend trying out Love Unholyc. It’s important to note that Unholyc is a bit more suggestive.
Dangerous Fellows is the ultimate zombie apocalypse otome game. These two genres may not sound like they fit together, but Dangerous Fellows blends them flawlessly, giving you the chance to survive an apocalypse with the man of your dreams.
Like many other otome mobile games, there are in-app purchases for rubies that give you access to more romantic content, but this material can also be grinded for if you don't feel like spending any money.
You may be able to guess by the name, but Twilight Blood is a vampire otome game. Vampires definitely prove to be popular romantic option. In Twilight Blood, there are three love interests; two vampires, and one human.
Rather than being a human trapped a vampire world, you are a vampire as well. Twilight Blood is developed by Genius Inc, which has dozens more otome games to play. If you are a fan of the art in Twilight Blood, we recommend trying other Genius Inc games.
Wannabe Challenge is a K-fantasy game with four love interests, who happen to be way older than they look. The game describes them as "handsome goblins who are linked with the red string of fate"; what's not to like about that?
In this game, you can pursue your love interest of choice, as well as move your career forward. If you are a fan of otome games and Love Nikki (as well as Shining Nikki), then this game is definitely worth a try. Its colorful art style makes for fun and lighthearted gameplay.
Mayday Memory is set in the year 2099 within a sci-fi world. In this futuristic world, memories can be bought and sold. As the main character, you have lost your memories; your goal is to regain these memories back while getting to know the love interests.
Many players note that the energy system can be quite harsh, with energy frequently needed. This may get in the way, but the story and art style make it worth it. Overall, the story in this game is phenomenal, with a lovable main character, which can often be hard to find in an otome game.
Lastly, we have Blood in Roses. This is a fairytale-like mobile otome game, where your love interests are vampires, werewolves, and other creatures. There are two main paths you can take in this game; becoming a Hunter or a Witch.
This game is brought to us by the developers behind Obey Me!
In total, there are almost 100 endings, with a wide range of characters to romance. Depending on who you choose to pursue, you will become the Hunter or Witch mentioned above. Overall, the amount of content in this mobile game will have you playing for a long time.
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Jacqueline Zalace is a writer for TheGamer, based in Austin, Texas. When she’s not writing or playing video games, you can catch her doing yoga and painting.