Have you ever played a game and thought, hmmm, my sword is kinda hot – I want to date it? Okay, probably not… until you play Boyfriend Dungeon and your entire world view collapses in front of you. There are a lot of reasons for me to rave about Boyfriend Dungeon. The biggest, though, is that its innovative approach at a dating game slash dunj plunger is extremely fun while also touching at some very difficult subjects. The game’s been out for awhile, but now it’s available for one more console: PlayStation 5!
Set in fair Verona Beach (a very fictional town… I mean, that’s obvious considering you date your weapons), Boyfriend Dungeon has the player moving to the town for the summer. The avatar creation tool is extensive, with tons of options opening up throughout the game. Things are completely open: women can date anyone, men can date anyone, non-binary folks can date anyone, anyone can date anyone! The developer/publisher describes the game as taking an “inclusive, taste approach to gender and sexuality,” and I’m inclined to agree.
Boyfriend Dungeon is, at heart, a dungeon-crawling game. But there’s a twist: the dungeons are set in places people love to hang out, like the mall or the club. Inside the dungeons, face your darkest fears (hello, intimacy!) while fighting monstrous cell phones, cocktail glasses, and more. Between dunjing sessions, date up to ten weapons (seriously, you can date them all at once and it’s grand) by taking them out and levelling them up.
The PlayStation 5 version includes the game’s Secret Weapons expansion, which includes new dateable weapons, a new character, and more. The expansion is also available for free on all other platforms. Paid DLC is a possibility in the future.
Developed and published by Kitfox Games, Boyfriend Dungeon is now available for PC via Steam/Epic, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (it’s also playable on Xbox Series).