Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
Sort by: Page 1 of 2
70 / 100
Jul 25, 2017

While it succeeds in being a happy, positive game, Dream Daddy's simulation doesn't go far enough.

Read full review

7.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2017

Dream Daddy is a fun and surprisingly wholesome game about not just dating, but also the highs and lows of parenthood

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

At its core, this is a game that's funny and good-hearted, presenting a world where a single queer dad's ability to be a good father is never called into question. It's a pretty cool accomplishment for a silly game birthed from a meme.

Read full review

6 / 10
Sep 29, 2017

I'm not sure if Dream Daddy is just a simple visual novel or a commentary on some social issue. Is it all a fever dream? Was there some nefarious explanation for the weirdness and coincidence of the proximity to all the hot gay dads? Did I let my mixed emotions about losing touch with my college-bound daughter drive me to explore a sexual side of me that I never knew existed? Was I secretly gay beforehand and masterminded the entire move to Maple Bay to satisfy a kink?

Read full review

Aug 5, 2017

The choices, sadly, don't feel very impactful, which is another negative for a VN, but the number of endings and diverse options of dads available to date do make a notable difference.

Read full review

82 / 100
Aug 2, 2017

Between the delightful little flourishes, this is a game that wants to make you think. And feel.

Read full review

8 / 10
Jul 5, 2019

Heartwarming; that’s the word to describe Dream Daddy. It’s a feelgood game, from its tongue-in-cheek Dream Weaver-esque theme tune to its message of acceptance and generally being excellent to one another.

Read full review


Top Critic

76 / 100
Dec 26, 2018

Greatly written and life-affirming dating simulator that gives away a lot of potential.

Review in German | Read full review

Jul 26, 2017

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator fulfils its promise of silly dad humour and heartwarming fatherly moments, but just falls short when it comes to the romance.

Read full review

Aug 9, 2017

Dream Daddy is a sharp and humorous visual novel that unfortunately erases the notion of queerness from male-male relationships.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 2