8 Games Like Yandere Simulator

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Yandere Simulator is a stealth video game centered around a schoolgirl named Ayano Aishi. The game is being developed by YandereDev. Players control Ayano, who will do whatever it takes to eliminate girls who fall in love with her crush.

Yandere girls is a term that refers to girls who love a boy so much they’re capable of doing horrific things to anyone interested in him. In the game, you can electrocute, drown, torture, poison, and kidnap other girls.

Almost the entirety of the gameplay in Yandere Simulator takes place at the school. There’s also a town where you can earn and spend money. You have to use your wits to eliminate schoolgirls who seem interested in your crush while maintaining the reputation of an innocent girl.

Here are some games you should check out if you like Yandere Simulator.

Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers is an action RPG developed by P-Studio and Omega Force. It represents a crossover between two franchises – Persona and Dynasty Warriors. The game came out in Japan in 2020, followed by a worldwide release a year later. You can play Persona 5 Strikers on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows.

The Persona franchise has been around for a very long time. The first release in the series was Revelations: Persona. The video game came out in 1996 and is today considered a cult classic.

The story of this game is set in Japan and follows a group of vigilante high-school students. You control a character named Joker, who has the ability to wield multiple Personas. The gameplay contains aspects of both games. For instance, it contains both the turn-based battle system from Persona and the real-time action from Dynasty Warriors.

Persona 5 Strikers features only a single-player mode, but you can form an active party of up to four members. Joker is your main character in the game, all others are removable from the party. You’ll have both active members and standby members in Persona 5 Strikers.

Aside from a very interesting dynamic of two combat systems, you’ll also have to use stealth to avoid hostile enemies. In some parts of the game, you’ll be required to solve puzzles to progress. If you come into close contact with enemies, a battle will be initiated.

Saiko No Sutoka

In Yandere Simulator you take on the role of a yandere girl. In this game, you’re the victim of one. Saiko No Sutoka is a survival horror video game developed and published by independent studio Habupain. It is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows. There’s also a version of the game released for Android devices.

In Saiko No Sutoka, the player must survive after being abducted by a yandere girl. The girl, named Saiko Chan is a psycho serial killer who is controlled by AI. There are two different modes the AI will switch between throughout the game.

The first mode is yandere and doesn’t involve direct hostile behavior toward you. In this mode, the Saiko will display both playful and psycho behavior. She will slow you down using various methods and prevent you from escaping.

The second mode is called yangire and features very hostile behavior. When Saiko is in this state, she will hurt you and attempt to kill you. However, when she does enough damage she’ll go back to the yandere mode.

Saiko traps you in the school and your ultimate goal is to escape her. You can do this by collecting numbers as you progress through the game so that you can open the safe with the exit door key. The gameplay in Saiko No Sutoka is very exciting and will keep you on your toes from start to finish. It’s also quite challenging, as the intelligent AI will often outsmart you in different ways.


Lucius is a psychological horror stealth game that was released in 2012. The game was developed by Finnish independent studio Shiver Games and spawned two sequels. The game features a single-player mode and is available only for Windows.

You play Lucius, a young boy who was a normal child until his sixth birthday. It was then that his true purpose was revealed. When you start the game you learn that Lucius was born on June 6 in 1966. His mother gave birth in room 666 at the St. Benedict Memorial Hospital.

On your sixth birthday, Lucifer comes to visit you to reveal he’s your real father. He gives you a task to murder everyone in your family. Lucifer also provides you with supernatural powers that make it easy for you to commit evil deeds. With every person you kill in Lucius, your powers become stronger.

Throughout the game, you use powers like mind control and telekinesis to take out family members one by one. Your mission is to make all death seem like accidents. The gameplay is very entertaining and will occupy you for some time. There are 18 different chapters in the game. In each member, you’ll kill one family member or someone from the staff at your parent’s manor.

There are many puzzles you’ll be required to solve in Lucius, some of them being quite difficult to solve. There are two possible endings in the game.

Yandere School

Yandere School is a video game based on Yandere Simulator. It was released for Windows in 2017 and there’s a version for Android devices that came out in 2021. It was developed by independent studio Tea and Cake Games.

The story in the game is very similar to Yandere Simulator. It follows a schoolgirl named Akari Furutaka who is too shy to confess her feelings to a boy she loves a lot. You fell in love with a boy named Makio Sono. To make sure you can have him, you must kill anyone from the school who competes for Makio’s attention.

The entirety of the video game takes place in a high school. You will have many enemies that you’ll have to take out, from his arranged bride to an exchange student. At one point, even the school baseball team will stand in your way. You can collect various weapons in the school that you’ll use to kill other students.

The game features slow but entertaining gameplay. Aside from taking out students at your school, you’ll also have to make sure nobody saw you committing the act of crime. Players are required to hide traces of murders. The game is set in a 3D environment inspired by Japanese Animation.

Although the gameplay is quite violent in this game, it’s not as extreme as in Yandere Simulator. Nonetheless, it provides a very interesting playing experience that’s incredibly similar to Yandere Simulator.

Crimson Gray

Crimson Gray is an underrated gem that was developed and published by Sierra Lee. It is a visual novel that was released in 2017 and features quite an interesting story involving a yandere girl. You can play Crimson Gray on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The story follows two young people – John and Lizzie. John is a man who is losing a sense of purpose in life. He suffers from severe depression and starts giving up on life. When John is at his worst, he meets Lizzie.

In the beginning, Lizzie appears to be a very affectionate person. It’s soon revealed that her mental instability is so severe that she’s ready to do anything to get what she wants. John notices this but continues to be by her side to help her become more mentally stable. Meanwhile, Lizzie is in love with him and is prepared to murder anyone to make John happy.

Your choices in the game will heavily impact how the story evolves. Even subtle actions can change the fate of your characters by making certain decisions. Lizzie might ruin her chances or John might succumb to his depression. There are multiple endings to Crimson Gray.

The game is notable for tackling the subject of mental instability in a very interesting way. The story will keep you on your toes during the duration of the whole game.

Doki Doki Literature Club!

Doki Doki Literature Club! is a legendary visual novel that was developed by Team Salvato. The original version of the game was released in 2017. There’s also an expanded version that came out in 2021. You can play the original on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The expanded version is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, macOS, Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

If you have never heard of Doki Doki Literature Club! before, don’t let the charming graphics fool you. When you start playing the game, it appears as an innocent dating simulator. As you start exploring the world, you realize that it’s a psychological horror game.

The story follows the protagonist as he receives an invitation to join his high school’s literature club from a childhood friend. From there, the events that occur are quite disturbing. There are moments of tragic dialogue and grotesque violence. The game is notable for often breaking the fourth wall.

The decisions you make in the game will have an impact on the outcome. One of the main gameplay elements in Doki Doki Literature Club! is a poem-writing minigame where you can choose your words to show interest in a specific girl in the club. There are two different endings to the game, which will unravel based on your course of action.


Bully is an underrated release from Rockstar Games. It’s an action-adventure game that was released in 2006 and later remastered. You can play Bully on PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, Xbox  360, and Windows. There are also versions of the game available for Android and iOS devices.

The story follows a 15-year-old named Jimmy Hopkins who is a student at a fictional board school called Bullworth Academy. You’re a teenage rebel who starts climbing up the social ranks at your school. You have numerous missions you have to complete to make progress in the game.

Since the game is set in an open world, you’re free to explore it when you’re not completing missions. There are also some side quests that you can do for money. Based on your actions, some social groups at the school will like you while others will despise you. When a group doesn’t like you, they’ll try to attack you.

You can roam around the open world on foot or by using one of the vehicles available in the game, including a skateboard, bicycle, go-kart, and scooter. There are also multiple weapons at your disposal, such as firecrackers, baseball bats, spud guns, and slingshots.

Players also have the option of attending classes. Each class will be presented as a minigame that you can complete to unlock new abilities or clothing items.


Pacify is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Shawn Hitchcock. It was released in 2019 and has since been often regarded as one of the scariest games to come out in recent years. The game contains both single-player and multiplayer modes. You can play Pacify on macOS and Windows.

You take on the role of an employee at Paranormal Activity Helpers Incorporated. You start the job with a mission to investigate an old haunted house. From there, you experience everything but normal events.

The gameplay in Pacify contains both exploration and survival elements. Players need to run for their lives in the old spooky house that’s haunted by an evil little girl controlled by AI. As you make progress in the game, the AI will get faster and smarter. You’ll need to utilize different strategies to leave the house. It’s also important to use items like wood, matches, and keys to avoid the girl.

There are three different modes in Pacify. The first is the standard single-player mode, which is extremely challenging. It’s a bit easier if you’re playing in co-op multiplayer that supports up to four players in total.

Then there’s also the PvP mode where many people are at the house competing for a full-time position at Paranormal Activity Helpers Incorporated. The person who does the most work gets the job.