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6 Yaoi Games You Need to Play

We review a ton of Yaoi Visual Novels and games on Boys Love Universe, but also give recommendations. I'm about to introduce you to six Yaoi games from Itch.io that are adorable, rich with story, dark and twisted or simply slice of life. We're talking about engaging storylines, well-etched characters, and the perfect sprinkling of romance and drama.


Yaoi Visual Novel and Games Recommendations


Kickstarting the list is the amusingly charming "Boyfriends". This game begins with an unusual premise – "a selfish genius and a polite hero complain about their neighbor's taste in music in a car". In the space of 5-10 minutes, the game takes you through a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It has six possible endings, so be prepared for different outcomes based on your choices. The best part? It was developed in 24 hours, which is a feat in itself. Talk about dedication!




Taking us back to the 2007 emo phase, "Small Town Emo" is an adorable visual novel that explores the awkward teen years of our protagonist, Ken. The entire story revolves around his crush on his best friend, Fergus, and his quest to muster up the courage to confess his feelings. Featuring hilarious memes, "bullet hell" minigames, and an immersive simulated MSN Messenger sequence, it's a trip down memory lane that's sure to induce bouts of nostalgia!




Next up, we dive into the heavy territory with "Glass Hearts". Set in a psychiatric hospital, this psychological thriller takes you on a heartrending journey as Kai, a young man admitted to The Long River Psychiatric Hospital. This game tests your emotional mettle as you navigate difficult choices that could alter the lives of those around you. Remember, every decision matters!



Fancy a road trip across America with a group of strangers? "Hit the Road" offers just that. Here, you journey across the vast landscapes of America in a camper for 30 days, during which you'll unveil the fates and secrets of your travel companions. This game challenges your judgement and decision-making abilities, reminding you to always put yourself first while being considerate of others. It's an enriching experience that mirrors the bittersweet reality of life.




From the bestselling Vampire Slave novel by Yamila Abraham comes this enthralling visual novel, inviting you into a universe of vampires and vampire hunters. You play as Dusty, a prospective leader of a vampire hunting organization, who mistakenly becomes the familiar of the world's most ancient vampire, Thalos. With an intriguing storyline and a range of complex characters, it's an exciting plunge into the dark world of the supernatural.




Wrapping up the list is "Every Summer Holiday", a slice-of-life boys love visual novel. It recounts the tale of Henry who, during a summer holiday, forms a close bond with two older boys, Jason and Eddie. As they grow older, their relationships evolve, leading to various possible endings, from friendships and romances to breakups and polyamory. It's a heartwarming journey through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood that's sure to leave you feeling emotional and hopeful.

Hope you enjoy these six Yaoi visual novels that are sure to satisfy your cravings for actual good Yaoi storytelling.


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