Panzermadel: Tank Dating Simulator is a ridiculous take on Japanese dating sim games. The women in the game are all tanks, who just happen to look like Japanese school girls. When Erwin Lemmor gets transferred to the prestigious military academy, he thought he was going to be studying armored warfare, but instead it’s a school for actual tanks!
So instead of studying military history and doctrines he’s in classes like Basic Artillery Computations for Fire Support 101, studying alongside actual tanks. It’s up to you to try to date these tank-girls and try to avoid ending up as cannon fodder!
The developers DEVGRU-P say the game is “unabashedly goofy.” They say they took every trope from visual novels and put a tank-themed twist on them, as you can see from their character descriptions:
“M4 Sherman comes from America and is the most active of all the tanks. She can’t stand sitting in class, and would rather be outside on the firing line listening to classic rock while training. She’s a bit of a tomboy, and is late for class almost every day, to the annoyance of Sergeant Heartmann.”
The game features six different romance plot-lines, and has multiple endings depending on what choices you make. The vast majority of the reviews on Steam have been positive, with many people saying they enjoy how ridiculous the game is.