14 Games Like Mystic Messenger

Games like Mystic Messenger This collection of games like Mystic Messenger features a host of alternative visual novel games with similar designs, settings and experiences for mobile devices, browser and PC.

Released in 2016 for iOS and Android devices Mystic Messenger is an otome title where players control a female character. Starting soon after players download a strange app on their phone you'll embark on a mysterious journey which centres around the charity organisation Rika's Fundraising Association (RFA). While your ultimate focus is on inviting guests for the third official party of RFA members players as players progress they'll uncover the underlying plot on their path to one of several game endings centred around the male characters you meet.

Taking place over 11 days gameplay of Mystic Messenger focuses on real time text messages through the in app messaging system. These conversations not only reveal more about the story but also allow the player to build relationships with the fictional characters and make decisions that impact the route you'll take to the ultimate game ending.

The visual novel games like Mystic Messenger curated here focus on other browser and mobile games that use unique story telling mechanics to set themselves apart from the other games within the genre and in particular simulated text messages.

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is the second game in a series of visual novels set in Fairbrook developed by Winter Wolves. First released in 2011 the game is available on Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS mobile devices with a blend of gameplay that pairs farm simulation and dating into a single video game title. While the The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook ties in with the original game in a number of ways (The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook) you do not need to play the original game for t...[Read Review]

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The Royal Trap

The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown is another popular visual novel experience developed by Hanako Games who have released a number of successful titles in the genre. The Royal Trap features the same level of attention to detail and overall game polish that visual novel fans have come to expect from their other games. Available through the Steam a playable demo is available through the official website gives players access to the prologue, opening cinematic and first chapter (out of a tota...[Read Review]

9.1 User Avg (13 votes)

Love and Order

Love and Order mixes dating and mystery into an enjoyable visual novel that also touches on elements from the simulation genre. Developed by Winter Wolves who are well regarded for their releases in this genre Love and Order was released in 2011 and available across several platforms consistent with their other titles. Love and Order is set within the small district of Montreal and uses the offices of the Crown Attorney authority for the majority of gameplay. This Crown Attorney relies heavily o...[Read Review]

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Cibele lets players take control of a 19 year old girl as they explore love through the online medium and all the challenges that this rollercoaster entails. Combined with unique story telling Cibele is an eye opening exploration of the challenges of being a teenager in what is becoming an increasingly online connected world although does play more like a story-telling experience than a video game. Cibele was created by Nina Freeman with the game inspired by her own experiences of romance. Start...[Read Review]

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Seen is a free to play Android title that sends you back to the days of high school as you engage in an interactive story of love with multiple attempts available to explore the branching stories. Playing as Mark Blythe (or a name you select yourself) you’ll fall in love with Nicole Tyler, a fellow student that you’ll have to pursue while also learning more about the other main characters of Mike, Jake, Jenny and Vale. These supporting characters add more depth to your Nicole orientated story as...[Read Review]

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Nicole is one of the newer releases to come from Winter Wolves who are well known for their impressive otome games that allow players to explore a diverse roster of romantic partners. Available across Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile and console platforms Nicole is a paid story based title with great accessibility (note the iOS version provides some free content). Similar to the other titles in this genre from the Winter Wolves development team Nicole is a game that has otome style features at the co...[Read Review]

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Choice of Robots

Choice of Robots is a uniquely text orientated experience that is filled with over 300,000 words of story and world building making it one of the largest text based adventure games currently available. It’s a science fiction themed adventure that blends novel with the interactive and delivers plenty of surprises along the way for players to uncover. Written by Kevin Gold the game is entirely text based with players given complete control over every single element of the game world. As the name s...[Read Review]

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Digital: A Love Story

Released in 2010 Digital: A Love Story lets you step right into developing an online relationship with a girl as you also attempt to uncover information relating to the recent downfall of several AIs. While the story is more linear than similar titles the impressive writing, plot and setting ensure this indie visual novel is likely to be among the must play list for fans of the genre. Digital: A Love Story is a free to play adventure available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. Describing itself ...[Read Review]

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Re: Alistair++

Re: Alistair++ is a free to play otome game that explores romance and dating with a setting that revolves around video games (in particular MMO games) in a fictional although familiar world. Published by SakeVisual Re: Alistair++ allows players to control a female protagonist as they explore three potential romance pathways with the three unique male bachelors available. This game adventure plays out like your traditional visual novels and has players taking control of the main character, Merui ...[Read Review]

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Hatoful Boyfriend

Hatoful Boyfriend is a unique visual novel experience where all of the game characters are birds as you try to find love against these feathery friends. Born out of an April Fools Day joke game Hatoful Boyfriend is now a fully fledged adventure with high quality writing and character design with a wealth of replay value. This unique world of Hatoful Boyfriend sees players in the middle of a dystopian future where birds have risen up as the dominant life forms after a deadly disease outbreak redu...[Read Review]

8 User Avg (14 votes)

Depression Quest

Exploring the dark side of life and the struggles of depression in the modern world Depression Quest is a tale contained within the over 40,000 words of game writing that explores everyday experiences and encounters with a shadow of depression hanging over players. Your ultimate goal in Depression Quest is to make it to one of the several endings available which are based on how you’ve managed your depression throughout the game and thus encourages players to attempt the game multiple time...[Read Review]

8 User Avg (11 votes)

Analogue: A Hate Story

With over 50,000 words of content, Analogue: A Hate Story offers up plenty of visual novel gameplay, depth and story to explore. Focusing on the likes of relationships, generational societies, the human relationship with computers (transhumanism), LGBT, cosplay and marriage there are multiple themes underpinning the vast range of text. In Analogue: A Hate Story you play as an investigator after the reappearance of an interstellar ship after 600 years of lost contact who digs through the text fil...[Read Review]

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Experience an interesting and unique storytelling adventure in Lifeline, a game that has you responding to a seemingly real person on the other side of your phone or computer. Serving as the first of a number of entries in a text based game franchise players will explore the story of Taylor as they help them survive a ship crash with branching story lines based on two decisions at a time. While the lack of graphics may not sound appealing on first glance once you find yourself in the game and re...[Read Review]

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The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook

The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook is the first game in The Flower Shop series of visual novels produced by Winter Wolves which aim to bring together the simulation genres of farming and dating into a single adventure. With the balancing act of farm and relationship management tied into your interactions with the game characters The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook delivers something for which there are few alternatives. The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook focuses the story around Steve who h...[Read Review]

7 User Avg (18 votes)