Zero Escape

Zero Escape is a trilogy of visual novels with branching timelines, escape-the-room gameplay, and plenty of twists and surprises. It's an unusually mature series, tackling dark themes of human nature as well as discussing complex topics in philosophy and mathematics. Game theory shows up a lot, usually in a way that has direct and sometimes lethal ramifications to the story and characters.

Each game's cast endures a high-pressure situation together in which nearly every character is hiding something. Getting to know them and learning who can be trusted is a significant part of navigating each game's story and making it out alive.

Waifu Tier
The best of the best. Only one character may be in this tier for a given work or medium. This character... is Mai Waifu.