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a game by aNCHOR Inc.
Platform: PC (2016)
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Eroge Games, Anime Games, Manga Games, Gal Game, Muv-Luv Series

It feels like it took forever for Muv-Luv to get an official English translation. This is part of a series of games and I think it is a series that gets better and better as it progresses. It is also a bit of a franchise as it has an anime, some merch, and a ton of dedicated fans. While I do think the later games are better, you really have to start with this first game here.

A Girl In My Bed

What we have here is a visual novel and at first, it is like your standard romance kind of visual novel and there is nothing wrong with that. Muv-Luv starts us with a charming dude called, Takeru who wakes up one day and finds that there is a cute girl in his bed called, Meiya. Meiya really likes him and wants her to himself.

The problem comes from Takeru’s best friend, Samuka showing up and finding the two of them in bed! She freaks out as she wants him to. We then get this love triangle story with both girls trying to win him over. There are different paths and endings so the story can go a few different ways. What I love about the story Muv-Luv tells is that it starts off as your typical rom-com, but it ends up being about an alien invasion!

So, Anime!

The visuals of the game are very anime-inspired and I love that. This is a game that took a little while to get released over here and I think it is one of the best-looking anime style visual novel games I have seen. The characters all look cute and I like how there is a mixture of anime style and a bit of chibi here and there too. There are even these cool mechs too and cute animals in the story too. It is very well done

Today Is A Very Strange Day

As Muv-Luv is a visual novel game most of what you are going to be doing is reading the story. If you enjoy visual novels this will not be a problem for you. You need to read the story and at a few different points, you will get the chance to make a choice. The choice you make can take the story in a certain direction; you can even get a game over if you make the wrong choice!

That is usually a big no-no in a visual novel game to me, but this one handles it well as you can just reload a past save. I think that the different endings do give the game a solid amount of replay value so you will probably want to play it more than once.


What we have here with Muv-Luv is a game that is part of a series and that series just gets better and better in my opinion. I would not say that this game is slow to start like many other people do, however, I just think the sci-fi twist that the story eventually takes is just so crazy that it makes it even more engaging. I will say that you have to be into visual novels to enjoy this and you have to be willing to get through this game (again it is not bad) to get to the really good stuff.


  • I liked the main characters
  • This game is amazing to look at
  • You can download a patch that adds in some XXX content
  • As a series, this is just so much fun


  • You can get a game over if you make the wrong choice
  • I do feel this is the weakest of the series

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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