Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident! Will you be able to make him remember again? Or perhaps it's time to move on. Maybe Amy will fall in love with someone else? It's up to you to decide. Play this life simulation game with dating sim elements and shape Amy's destiny.
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Mixed (217 reviews) - 60% of the 217 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2011

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About This Game

Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident!

Will you be able to make him remember again?

Or perhaps it's time to move on. Maybe Amy will fall in love with someone else?

It's up to you to decide. Play this life simulation game with dating sim elements and shape Amy's destiny.

Featuring a very detailed life simulation game. Explore the town using the map, find what actions you can do on each location and at which day of the week and time of the day.

It's a real living world, where you must find the right strategy to raise the skill needed to win the heart of each of the four dateable boys: Aaron, Lawrence, Eddy and Hugh.


  • Detailed simulation: available actions change based on time of the day and place
  • Lots of stats: money, culture, creativity, discipline, romance, energy and morale
  • Relationship system: each character has a relationship value that affects gameplay
  • High replayability: normal and special ending for a total of 9 different endings!

Theme song composed by Matthew Myers and performed by Cristina Vee

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP and newer
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4 and newer
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Boring, shallow gameplay and dull characters.
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237 of 297 people (80%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
What if the person you planned to spend the rest of your life with suddenly, abruptly, really soon like, forgot who you are because of a car accident? Same here, I don’t have no money for doctor bills. It’s time to dump em’ and find a new squeeze.

You play as this red head chick who is hella randy and it is your job to make her experience “true love.” That’s right guys, no knockers, no hooters, no lady berries, and no love buttons. This chick keeps her shirt on the whole time and the guys don’t pressure her to put out. Not only does this take away from the realism (‘cause the libido of anime dudes IS real) but one potential love interest is a shy guy with glasses. THE SHY GUY WITH GLASSES DOES NOT GET FRIEND ZONED BY DEFAULT. I couldn’t believe it either. I did everything in my power to put this fool in his place, but then I… fell in love with him.

His long hair glistened in the sun and this was accentuated by his inability to shower because his hair retained its natural oils. When his baggy bloodshot eyes met mine I looked away of course. When I looked back to see if he was still staring at me, he was. It was like his eyes never left me. That he would never leave me.

This game completes me. 10/10
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104 of 129 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
I'll never forget you :D

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57 of 62 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
~T.S. Eliot

This is the first visual novel that I've played from Winter Wolves, and I must say that I'm not impressed. Always Remember Me is an otome game with a somewhat ordinary concept, annoyingly stereotypical characters, suicidally repetitive choice actions and a scarcity of events about the main story to keep you interested. At this point, I must confess that I've completed my first playthrough quite easily and gave in a reaction of "seriously?" at the first ending that I've discovered. During my second playthrough... I got bored and wandered off to do something else, forgetting the game running. When I remembered that I was playing the game, I came back and gave in 2 more hours of the gameplay to collect the missing achievements - a.k.a. fast-forwarded through some repetitive actions and only read event dialogues. Thus, my gaming time.

Let me introduce you to Amarantha - called as Amy by friends - literature student, part time worker in an ice-cream parlor and a boringly plain young woman that you could define in 3 adjectives completely: fickle, stereotypical and automated. At the start of our gameplay, Amy has a motorcycle accident alongside her boyfriend Aaron - which fills in the young, rich and handsome stereotype. Amy survives with some moderate wounds but alongside a slight concussion, Aaron now has amnesia. He doesn't remember a thing about Amy. At this point, it is up to us to either patiently wait by our amnesiac boyfriend to help him regain his memories or run after a limited selection of other handsome young man who might become equally interested with us - namely Lawrence, Eddie and Hugh; appropriately filling in the shy cutie, the workaholic overachiever and the charming artist stereotypes in that order.

So... As you may observe, our heroine hypothetically overcomes the trauma of losing "the love of her life" quite easily. She - and any other cute boy that she may end up with - are written really badly. They all consist of stereotypes with shallow reactions, superficial dialogue options and boringly unimaginative personalities. One could claim that I shouldn't expect much literary narrative or originality from an otome game to begin with, but without the visual novel quality of an interesting story or interesting enough characters - or at least decent narrative - I most certainly see no reason to spare my time specifically to experience a couple cute pictures of pretty anime characters kissing and some really lame dialogue note at the side. Sorry, but this is what the game eventually ends up being so.

For the gameplay: you have 4 romance options, 4 stats that you can raise through completing more or less the same actions for a period of 3 months. Each stat concerns one of the romance option as a target. You wake up, work in the parlor, visit the romance option, raise stats with a limited selection of actions, sleep and repeat. Oh, and once in a while you stumble upon an event where you'll get a relationship raise if you are to choose the right one in the dialogue options. Eventually, you hit an ending for the boy that you picked, witness a cheesy "happily ever after" scene and carry on. Nothing else. No surprise factor, no real challenge, no in-depth story. Nothing. You repeat the same action for the millionth time while getting harassed by the endless repetition of the same 8 note soundtrack to be rewarded by a cute picture and 3-4 sentences telling how happy you ended up. Brilliant.

Many would blame me to already know what I would get myself involved with when I picked an otome game to play, but with games from Cheritz or Hanako Games of the same genre in the market, you really should skip this if you are not getting it in a bundle, like super cheap. Else, consistently avoid this one to enjoy another VN or otome with more imaginative gameplay or at least better character concepts and/or story.

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102 of 133 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
This game has its flaws, but if you can look past them it's a nice playing experience. Great art, nice characters, dramatic, but realistic enough backstory and 9 different kind of endings (if you count 'alone' ending to be one). Music is also nice, but for my taste maybe a little too repetitive. After all, it's a really beautiful and kind of cute game.

How ever there is a big problem with this game. After a little while playing it really starts to repeat itself, like REALLY repeat. When you become familiar with how all of it works you're just basicly waiting for some random events to trigger and your friendship to increase with your chosen character. Also you have to know who you are going after from the day one in this game. Otherwise you'll just run out of time and end up getting alone ending. I can't say much about endings, because I haven't played all of them yet. But from what I've seen... they're not that strong and feel kind of flat.

But well, after all I still must say that it's okey game. I've played better visual novels before, but can't really say it's bad either. If you like visual novels then I'd say give it a try.
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91 of 120 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
Eat, sleep, work, read your amnesian boyfriend books - repeat

This has to be the first Winter Wolves game which really annoys me.

For a Visual novel the story/characters are really thin, your progress through it is nearly non existant, which in the end makes a repetetive grind through the always same few stations you have in the game with always the same actions and nearly no story progress.
Mix to this a similiar annoying music background and you have a really bland gaming experience.

Short review, but there isn´t much more to this game.
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93 of 126 people (74%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
I am not gay but this game made me want to flirt boys.

If only they wore helmets while riding, this game will not happen for sure.
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69 of 91 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
All my other reviews are jokes, but I really can’t joke about this game. It’s a dating sim that seems like a cute way to pass the time but in the end just feels like a whole repetitive exercise about how much you can read into non-existent conversations and relationships with little foundation.

Always Remember Me is quick to use all the big heart-tugging elements, with a somewhat forbidden relationship, a protagonist with dead parents, an amnesiac boyfriend, a manipulative ex-girlfriend, and even a struggling humanities student who is just trying to pay her tuition. The story is all very heavy-handed, never really bothering to get into the "why" or "how" of anything or anyone. But that doesn't really matter anyway, since scenes are so few and far between – and so incredibly brief when they even happen – that the story barely exists. It's not uncommon for Always Remember Me to just skip scenes altogether, passing over entire conversations and evenings out, and swiftly arriving at the ending, leaving you to fill in any romance or, well, anything at all that happened.

The sim elements feel pretty unnecessary. On easy difficulty you can spam the activity that gives you the most stats, while on harder difficulties you scramble around to figure out a strategy. The emphasis seems to be more on the “sim” element than the “dating”, and for that it’s not too fun. The relationship building part of the game doesn’t feel substantial, and if the overall aim is to grind numbers for those parts then I have to ask what purpose it serves, or if the result even makes up for the grind.

At the end of the day, Always Remember Me isn't a bad game, it just falls flat on effort in the wrong places. The plot relies on shallow dramatic backstory to give characters a false sense of depth while the gameplay is a pure grind and almost without purpose. For me, there’s not enough payoff to justify grinding through numbers to reach an ending, and that makes this game a really dull experience.
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
As a huge fan of dating sims, I've already experienced many different types of Otome Games / Visual Novels and yet, I have to say that I was quite disappointed by Always Remember Me. I had some expectations before playing this game since the visuals seemed fairly appealing and I actually wasn't disappointed by the (few) CGs - they were drawn well and the character designs weren't bad either. But that's it, everything else made me - bluntly said - dislike the game.

The characters' sprites during the cutscenes looked weird (e.g. when Amy cried her posture/gesture didn't change at all, her posture stayed the same throughout the game and the same with the other characters). Additionally, the game seemed to focus more on the stat raising mechanic than the romance plot itself, leading to some annoying and boring "save & load" back and forth since you want to raise your stats as soon as possible in order to get both endings easily. Lastly, the endings to every route in this game. Briefly said, they were also very disappointing. A short cutscene with CG as a reward and during those cutscenes, you couldn't really feel the love between the protagonist and her final love interest - you just couldn't feel this achievement which you want to have as the player in every dating sim.

All in all, I'm glad they took another step forward to localising dating sims in the west and I don't regret buying ARM since it helped supporting the localisation. Still, I probably wouldn't have bought it for another reason.
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46 of 61 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
After finishing the main guy's route, I didn't feel compelled to continue playing any of the other routes. It felt bland, uninspired and didn't leave much of an impression on me. It's superficial at best and it's all about stat raising and not enough story. Though the art looks well done it's additionally let down by the UI which I firmly disliked and didn't allow me to fully immerse myself in it. Everything is cookie-cutter and failed to employ cliches effectively and I won't be looking forward to any Winter Wolves games in the future.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
If someone wasn't annoyed by the repetitive content and actually likes the bland writing. it still felt like full scenes or plot points were missing. Definitely wouldn't suggest this to anyone since even the main draw of cute cheesey stories isn't done well here.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Aaron baby, you hurt my heart!! To be or not to be. UGHHHHH
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12.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Pretty good game
-Cute artstyle
-Variety of guys
-Different tasks throughout the city
-Stats to level up

-Sometimes the dialogue choices can be a little confusing (Which one to pick for positive outcome)
-Having to play through the same guy for different endings (Usually like that in a lot of dating sim games imo tho)

Cute game to feel good about
doctor is best girl
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20.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Amazing, just amazing.
I played it several times and I loved it everytime even more !
It´s easy but still pretty fun to play :)
The game contains many lovely characters and interesting stories.
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NinjaNick |
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 4
Fun little romance game. It's boring at times but once you get to new choices it gets really fun. Not worth $20 though...
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All Might
1.3 hrs
Posted: July 26
I'm a guy.... playing an otome... and the game was actually really good! :D

It was way better then most of the other visual novels that focus just on knockers. -_- We also need a good game people! Take a lesson from ARM and make a good visual novel game. :)
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5.6 hrs
Posted: June 20
It's sweet but I would not recommend.
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10.0 hrs
Posted: June 15
It's an otome game. Meaning it's directed towards the female audience. Nothing bad if you're a guy, ofcourse. It's like a shoujo genre but in visual novels.
You play as a girl that has a boyfriend that starts suffering from amnesia after a car accident you witnessed yourself.
You have a few routes to go. I think the guys were 4 in total. It can get a little bit repetitive, music doesn't strike as something good, I think it repeats itself a bit too much. Plotwise - again, nothing great about it.

Do I recommend the game? - No and yes.

No - because it's full price is 17 euros. You can get way too many good games for give or take a few bucks that won't just leave you meh about it.

Yes - in case it is on promotion. Artstyle isn't bad, I'd say it's pretty decent. Nothing really stikes me in this game. Everything is just "okay". So it's not really a bad game either.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: June 11
Even though “Always Remember Me” has a ton of negative reviews, I bought it on sale thinking it can’t be all that bad. At $5 I was still disappointed.

  • Pretty graphics
  • Interesting premise

  • Very few cutscenes between monotonous stat-raising
  • Characters are very shallow, no real depth
  • Relationships feel forced, it tells us instead of shows us the important moments (like Aaron regaining his memories or having him fall for her the first time.)*
  • You can easily miss cutscenes if you don’t go to a specific place at a certain time

*I only played through the Aaron route, so I can’t say for sure about the other guys. But this is what Aaron’s route felt like, so I didn’t want to bother with the other guys.
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