I Rely on Kisses to Clear Survival Games


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

Cheng Zhi Chu was pulled into an infinite stream of horror games. If he didn’t clear them, he would die.

But can someone tell him why others clear the games using violence and force but his method of clearing the game is by kissing the boss?!

Cheng Zhi Chu: I am a straight man. Even if I kill myself or am killed by monsters, I will not kiss the boss!

Boss: Be good. Kiss me and I’ll let you go.


Bai Yi had been trapped in the game for many years.

Rather than exploding in anger in the silence, he had turned crazy. And so…….he split himself. His soul was broken into many pieces and each of them became the boss in the games.

But, regardless of how the soul was split, from the beginning to the end there was one thing that didn’t change —–He, likes Cheng Zhi Chu.

Every fragment of his soul was utterly in love with him.

It was also because of this that he and every fragment of his couldn’t stand seeing people other than himself getting close to Cheng Zhi Chu —- Even if the other party used to be a part of himself.

Dark desire gradually surged inside him.

Anyone who gets between him and Cheng Zhi Chu——even if it’s himself —– he would kill them all.


“The person who you should really kiss……is me.”

Associated Names
One entry per line
Related Series
Game Loading (7)
Misplacement Game (6)
A Crowd of Evil Spirit Lines up to Confess to Me (5)
To Be a Heartthrob in a Horror Movie (3)
Horror Game Escape Guide (2)
I Wasn’t Born Lucky (2)
Recommendation Lists
  1. {BL} Survival Games/Horror/Thriller
  2. + finished
  3. Horror, mystery
  4. BL Horror
  5. My Favourite Novel

Latest Release

Date Group Release
11/23/19 KK Translates c99 (end)
11/22/19 KK Translates c98
11/21/19 KK Translates c97
11/20/19 KK Translates c96
11/19/19 KK Translates c95
11/18/19 KK Translates c94
11/17/19 KK Translates c93
11/16/19 KK Translates c92
11/15/19 KK Translates c91
11/14/19 KK Translates c90
11/13/19 KK Translates c89
11/12/19 KK Translates c88
11/12/19 KK Translates c87
11/12/19 KK Translates c86
11/11/19 KK Translates c85
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
32 Reviews sorted by

New EnragedDoge
February 12, 2020
Status: Completed
Honestly, the MC wasn’t that clever when everyone claimed he was. He was more on the dense side almost bordering stupid. Not that I hated it, just kind of annoyed me sometimes. Also, there were some side characters that may have been unnecessary for the story to flow, probably only introduced as to add spice?

But apart from that, the plot is good, there’s lots of fluff and the ML was rather amusing (possessive MLs ftw). Just take into account that the extras are more of a must-read because they tidy... more>> up the loose ends that the main story didn’t explain.

i just wish it was more explicit, if you know what I mean. (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) <<less
2 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
New cherryblossomsinsummer rated it
February 8, 2020
Status: Completed
It was a good read, it reminded me of Game Loading a lot. If you're expecting an OP, cold MC who don't need no man then you might want to click away. In this book, the MC is naive, cute, not exactly weak but not strong either. It can be said that he relied on the ML a lot. Do I hate that? Not really. But I did get kind of annoyed, maybe because I was expecting the MC to be stronger at some point. The character development was (probably?)... more>> there. As I read I saw MC grew from a scaredy cat into less of a coward (lol).

The horror and suspense were quite good. It wasn't exactly that scary since you'll get some lovey dovey moments so it was quite easeful. The mystery also got my brain working. There were ML's diaries written at the end of each chapter and they were really cute.

The only part I was dissatisfied with was Mr. Mu's story. The author depicted him to be the main villain of the story, but we did not encounter him at all (apparently because he was already defeated by the ML in the past and had become a monster trapped in the game?). But I mean, if you're going to write about a villain who caused misery upon the ML then you might as well write it thoroughly. Tell us the detail of how he managed to kill ML and how in the end he was defeated. Not just some "ML: After he killed me, we met again in the game, we fought and I won". It gave me the impression that the author was lazy and couldn't bother to explain his background story.

The MC was also quite stubborn about his sexual orientation lmao, it was around 70 chapters later that he finally realized and admitted that he liked ML. I felt that the story ended kinda abruptly but all in all it was excellent. <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
hy-d-ra rated it
September 28, 2019
Status: c33
Reviews are contradictory on this one, I'm surprised about that, because some are opposite on same aspects, like pacing or story, or characters.


    • The story starts off with MC already being in the instance, the beginning is really fast-paced and serves as introduction that MC is now bound to infinite escape and to clear the instance he must kiss and collect the bosses (they're sealed as photos in a book), otherwise he'll be trapped inside forever. The feeling of the story bends towards horror games more as well as uses its' mechanics (like the use of skills, tonics, weapons and items) and horror part meant to create an atmosphere of creep and dread (no ironic type of horror you might find in 'I wasn't born lucky' or scream queens like in 'Game, live stream', if you read those). Deaths in these instances are gruesome and bloody as well as the overall descriptions of monsters. The author has put enough efforts in descriptions to immerse the reader, though some parts are a bit questionable, but it's managable. Right from the second instance the story introduces other players, including ML, who off the bat (in diaries that come at the end of each chapter) lays out the "mystery" behind bosses and himself, which is a split of his soul and each part being a boss in instances. That is how they all share mutual attraction towards MC and, obviously, jealous of each other. Also he slowly starts to reveal the story behind his and MC's history, that it's not plain - oh wow, what is this cute little person, must have.

    • MC. I will side-glance anyone who will claim he is smart, because he's basically not. He acts like an average person, he gets scared, he gets ideas how to deal with things, he runs from danger, he tries to save others, others also help him. Speciality: his luck is bad. The only really irking part of entire novel is the 'I'm straight' part, he stresses on it so many times that gets on your nerves, as if he tries to cnvince himself along with others.
    • ML. An obsessed type with usual pack of wanting to be together, kiss and do papapa. What eases the impression of him being weird is actually the fact that he is bosses and bosses are him, they're same person, so feelings described by the bosses are his feelings too and you can feel the loneliness and longing.
So far, enjoyable. Will be seeing how it goes.
9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
rhianirory rated it
September 21, 2019
Status: Completed
interesting premise though I find the MC to be a little too girly for my liking (as in he behaves like the female MC in many Chinese stories; clever but not smart, always pampered and in need of rescue by the ML). The latter half of the story did redeem him somewhat but he was still disappointing. On the bright side, he wasn't a total idiot MC.

the mystery kept me reading further and I'm surprised that we didn't get more copies before the end of the story; he only had... more>> 4 or 5 parts out of the 186 he was supposed to collect and at least 2 of those were real-world instances rather than game copies. I was hoping for 8-13 worlds, which is common for these kinds of stories, but this shorter than most.


I also wanted to see them tackle the big bad in a lot more detail. One chapter in the afterwords isn't really satisfying after everything he did

7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
KKtl rated it
December 4, 2019
Status: Completed
Hi everyone! It's KK, the translator for this novel. My review is biased because I'm the translator so please take it with a grain of salt ><

I just wanted to leave a review because I felt the need to comment about some things. First of all, you should be able to tell by the cover, the title and the synopsis but I'm going to emphasise it here: This novel is NOT SERIOUS. NOT PLOT HEAVY. The main focus of the novel is to be funny, ridiculous and light-hearted so that... more>> it would be a nice easy read when you're in the mood for something different.

Secondly, MC is your normal, average guy and he reacts to things the way you expect normal people would so he naturally will get scared. (Sometimes I just don't understand it when people attribute 'being timid or weak' as being 'girly'... Guys can get scared too!!) ML on the other hand is OP. He's the boss. He's strong. He's OBSESSED with MC. I think you can probably picture what the dynamic between MC and ML would be like just from their character set up.


MC is just a sweetheart that bumbles around and does his best protecting others and his soon-to-be boyfriend. He wouldn't even hesitate risking his life for ML when ML is in need of saving.



Please don't expect an MC like Game Loading/Earth is Online. The tone is obviously completely different. The ML is a yandere in this novel and most of the funny situations happen because of the MC's naivety towards ML's feelings. I personally can't picture a serious, self-sufficient MC opposite the ML especially when ML loves using 'saving MC' as a chance to eat MC's tofu LOL


Anyway, I liked this novel because it was fun and light-hearted.

ML's diary at the end of each of the chapters were great and I enjoyed reading about ML eating his own vinegar. All the fragments also took on very different personalities so it was very fun watching them vying for MC's love. The slowly unfolding mystery behind MC and ML's past was also something that was quite well done albeit a little predictable. The downside with this novel was that it was too short and I personally would have liked a few more instances before it ended. More development for the side characters would be great too and I wanted more scenes with the novel mascots!



MC also technically didn't need much saving afterwards because he manages to kiss the boss's before ML's arrival AND he clears quite a few instances on his own.....


Anyway, to each their own I guess! If you're looking for something simple, light-hearted, fun and easy to read then you're at the right place (but be warned there's a yandere ML, and there's gore and death). If you're looking for something plot heavy and more serious with a strong MC like Game Loading/Earth is Online, please turn away~~ 😊😊

Despite its flaws, I gave this novel 5 stars because I did quite enjoy it.

Happy reading!
KK <<less
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
BillionJellyfish rated it
December 3, 2019
Status: c20
I'm only giving two stars for the translation, but I dropped after ~20 chapters because I can't stomach the way the MC acts.

  1. The MC is a college student but acts like a naïve, dumb scaredy-cat. From the very beginning, the MC only knows how to cuss, scream, and get scared. This continues on to other instances that the MC enters.
  2. In the first instance, instead of being wary of his teammates, the MC immediately relies on the ML and trusts the ML because of a good first impression. This makes no frecking sense, like you're in a survival horror game darling, why is your vigilance so low?? After the first instance is over, the MC proceeds to tell the ML about all of his secret skills/abilities/missions, um hello, have you never heard of stranger danger?? I know the ML is a good guy and all, but the MC seems to have no self-awareness that not all teammates are as kind and understanding like the ML. Plus this is the first friendly meeting between the MC and ML.
May be it's normal to cuss, be scared, and rely on the ML for everything after suddenly being thrown into a horror game, but the MC is like a damsel in distress that requires the ML to save him at almost every turn. Just... more>> from the first instance I think the ML saved or helped the MC at least 5 times. It's fine to receive aid once or twice, but needing the ML to help you every single time is really irritating. It just feels like the author wanted to write about a weak, naïve, innocent female lead but changed the gender to a male instead.

Overall, I'm thoroughly disappointed with the MC's character depiction. I was expecting a MC similar to the MC in Game Loading or The Earth is Online, but boy was I off by lightyears away. <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
astrobabe rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: c51
So far, this novel has been pretty enjoyable! I say that as some weird fan of horror/survival BLs (Idk why I find them more fun to read than other genres), but also because the author attempts something fun with their writing. I haven't gotten to find out why the horror game exists, and I don't know if that's particularly relevant in the end, but the structure of the novel itself is typical: Reality --> Copy --> Reality, and repeat. The game system/mechanics are fleshed out somewhat in the story but... more>> not particularly in-depth. I feel like the author did it to progress the story but the stuff like level is pretty irrelevant except for special items called "Curses." I feel like there's going to be a relevant pay-off later on (there hasn't been one yet, outside out of a cute companion the MC gets). Considering that the novel is only 90 chapters, I think the author manages a good enough job despite rushing.

The main appeal for me of this novel is the slowly revealed history between the MC and ML. I guess I don't want to give too much away, but one crucial point is, the MC is not as straight as he keeps insisting he is (Romancing straight people is a general pet peeve, but I understood and tolerated it in this novel). Their history is revealed through the copies the MC/ML participate in... the copies themselves are okay? They're sometimes a bit gory in the description, but I guess that's the point of the genre, so credit to the author for making me feel that slight cringe.

The characters themselves are pretty fine. The ML is obsessive and a psycho (to other people besides the MC), but I don't know if that's his actual personality considering his soul got split into, get this, like 186 pieces. FYI, early on the MC gets this book that holds the portraits of all the bosses he has to kiss and there are that many empty slots lol. Considering the length of the novel, I'm pretty sure he does not manage to kiss them all but that would've been some kind of epic. So I'm hoping for a semi-normal ML by the end. He's actually pretty gentle and cute towards MC. Like the translator says, he has these little diary entries at the end of each chapter and they're pretty cute sometimes. When they're the possessive entries, they get kind of stale, but they're fairly short and more like a reflection of his thought about something related in the chapter.

MC has his own merits: he's kind and not particularly OP, which is always refreshing. He bumbles around and does his best, but I guess the most prominent part to him is how he keeps insisting he's straight. This is particularly relevant because he has (so far) three guys who are interested in him. Of the two non-ML characters, one is likeable and one is not. I'm not sure why the author included them as they don't really provide tension romance-wise (since we know who the MC will probably end up with)... but I guess they give an excuse for the ML to be psycho-possessive (in his head and hostile towards them).

That's as far as the thoughts I have so far on the novel. Hopefully it continues to be enjoyable and the development continues to be interesting. Worth a try! <<less
4 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
choimountain rated it
November 16, 2019
Status: Completed
I binge read this novel. This is my first time ever writing a review, but I thought this novel was pretty good. It had ghosts, horror, what you would expect.

But GOD, is the ML stale. He has no personality. We barely know him, even at the end. I literally did not care about him in the least. The MC gets extremely stupid towards where he accepts he is in love.

... more>>

I would rather MC have a relationship with Xie Yuan Hua or any of the ghosts tbh. The majority of them have actual personalities and reasons to love MC besides "seeing him in a dream". I liked this story SOLELY because of the ghosts. Bai Yi was a terrible character, in my opinion. Mainly because his personality is just.... loving Chen Zhi for no reason?


But yeah, 4/5 for the instances. <<less
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
raucai rated it
October 24, 2019
Status: c50
i liked it! I never realized there was a genre of horror and romcom combined, which really suits my tastes (i love horror), so I had fun with this one before dipping into "a crowd of evil spirits lines up to confess to me" and "to be a heartthrob in a horror movie."

MC acts exactly how the average joe would react - he thinks on his toes, gets scared crapless, and slowly starts getting onto the hang of things. If you're irritated by him continuously insinuated he's straight it's okay,... more>> in that line of thought he's acting exactly how an actual straight man acts if you probe their thoughts about liking men at all.

it's a unique story plot in my opinion, considering the ML's backstory. ML is a yandere if you didn't see the tags lol but I'm perfectly fine with that anyhow. His diary entries are pretty funny most parts. <<less
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
gummybear123 rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: c29
Already I can tell this novel deserves a 5 star rating. There aren't tons of novels that make me so tempted to go ahead and machine translate myself instead of being patient and waiting for the translator to work their magic. Machine translating is frustrating and I'm normally too lazy, so it's ultimately not worth the hassle. This is one of those novels that surpasses that barrier because its so damn intriguing that I can't stand the wait. There are two reasons why:

#1 (seen below) is the most influential... more>> reason for why everyone who likes bl should read this novel. It is also sadly, I'm worried, a mild spoiler : (


My favorite thing about the novel is the varying juxtapositions that bring things to a whole new level of intriguing. Our MC is put into what would be a horror situation in any other novel and yet, it's almost exactly the opposite because of the ML's help. Our ML comes off as noncommittal in the main story through the eyes of the protagonist, but then in his little side notes you see that he's anything but with a spicy possessiveness revealed.


#2 The ML is possessive of the MC. So, maybe this point wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but the ML's yandere like possessiveness hits the sweet spot for me. If that's what you're into for a ML this novel is 100% recommended. <<less
3 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
pinkumilkuu rated it
January 20, 2020
Status: Completed
2.5 at most. This is like Earth is Online meets Game Loading but really toned down in terms of quality.


    • Pinecone aka the bear
    • The Devil's coin
    • School Arc

      Loved the plot about Su Ling, too bad it's too short

    • Variety Horror Arc

    • ML - dont like him, he's funny at some point but he's a boring character. He's the usual ML that's made with a pot of vinegar.

      The way he fell in love with MC is still a mystery. No backstory at all, just dreamt of him then, bam, love ya to death. Also, he's a fcking killer?? Tho the person deserved that dont we need more info on this???

    • Story behind ML's situation

      That thing about Mr Mu was fcking disappointing, what was that??

    • Last arc.

      mermaid, knight, etc ML version

      Just nope.
Read this only if you're really bored.
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
alina_peres rated it
January 16, 2020
Status: Completed
Absolutely loved. The soul fragments are so fun to read. Also, the translation is well done, thank you so much!
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Hannalrd rated it
December 4, 2019
Status: Completed

Awesome! Made me dry up by excessess tears though.. I took the liberty of adding the Bullying tag too!

Im a bit at a lack of words right now, to be honest, can't understand my mental and emotional estate after reading everything - it was a hellof a ride, thats for sure.

Translation very good!
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
earlgreyt rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: Completed
It's nice that there are more horror/survival genres being translated. This translator is fantastic, very smooth and flowing translations.

This story had a lot of potential, but unfortunately, it somehow falls flat at critical moments.

I would recommend this book to those who want minimal commitment, and quick entertainment in the survival/horror genre but have read all the other good ones. Even the horror arc in [Don't Pick Up Boyfriends in the Trash Bin] had more impact.

Some of the horror aspect and moments were well detailed and gruesome, but they were pretty... more>> much immediately interrupted by hero-rescuing-princess, sap and cuteness. Thus, this can't really be counted in true horror genre; it's really not a dark story at all. It felt like I was reading about one of those 5-min horror mansion rides at an amusement park.

The ML is almost always there to rescue the MC, be OP, and glare any horrific ghosts into submission. The MC also has skills to discover any clues, so many parts of the "journey" are glossed over and summarized. Any tense moments are quickly broken up by comedy, and scary creatures immediately turn into cute things 5 seconds later. For people who aren't that into this genre, that's a good thing.

But unfortunately, that also means there's lots of "telling" instead of "showing" which makes the story a bit boring.

The only thing that keeps the reader interested is the mystery about the MC and ML's past, which was done very well. The author had a lot of really interesting ideas and plots, but they were resolved too quickly and without the MC having to participate.

If you actually like the horror/survival genre, I recommend [Doomsday Wonderland]. If you like the premise of the ML being split into a ton of souls, better worldbuilding, and some survival, I recommend [Game Loading]. If you like mystery solving/survival/teamwork, I recommend [Card Room].

In the end, nothing really stands out in this one other than for a fast entertainment read. <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
ylial rated it
September 16, 2019
Status: c33
I like the plot though some arcs are good, the story is still shallow (probably bcoz it is fastwear). Though, there r discrepancies, I don't have a problem with the story especially the Arc 3 💕 that story is really... Sad 😭

Probably the thing that disappointed me is the MC. For the ML, although he's a little blood thirsty, it's okay. And I love reading his diary 😊
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
housyspecial rated it
September 13, 2019
Status: Completed
A very funny, lovely, & dramatic read.

There's comedic undertone so it's not that much of a horror novel, only using the pressure of those scary scenes as a boost to the story. Like icing on top of a cake.

... more>>

MC is a young boy that's forced by a system to enter a game and clear it by kissing the bosses. Some deep kissing scenes, well, most are deep. The main ML appears in the 2nd round as Bai Yi, a "player" too and helps MC to clear that round in the game. At that time, main ML already loves MC but acts as one of the players there to get closer to MC. Later, he helps in some of the other rounds, while others, MC has to clear himself.



My favorite parts are when MC has to struggle to kiss more than one boss in one round without the other boss finding out, or at least try to. Poor mc~


The ending was funny and very touching. Loved it a lot. <<less
1 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Asahi_411 rated it
February 2, 2020
Status: --
Good novel to me! It is light-hearted, not too intense novel (still able to gave me goosebumps at some scenes). The endung is a little bit rush to me but overall, I adore this novel!

The translator has done a great job! The translation is smooth and I enjoy it really much.

Recommended for those are looking for some rom-com mixed with horror.
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Nanatsu Irie
Nanatsu Irie rated it
January 28, 2020
Status: Completed
Well, I was hesitating on picking this story to read, at first, after reading through the reviews.

But, I decided to give it a try and to form my own opinion regarding this story.

First and foremost, thank you author and translator for such a brilliant job with this story.

... more>> It is as the translator, KK, had stated (and I completely agree), this story is not plot heavy and are overall just something to be read with an "ah~ this is nice and quite fluffy horror" kind of feeling.

While yes, plotwise, I believe that it can be extrapolated and elaborated a bit more, for a fun, nonstressful read, this is a nice story to delve into considering the goriness and the horror level are pretty much well balanced for a light read.

What I really like, is actually not something of a main focus in the story; close to nonexistence of the usage of swearwords and vulgar words.


I love the dynamics and the struggle of the 180+ personalities to gain dominance over the body and CZC at the end of the story.

Especially the sleep god🤭

0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
January 26, 2020
Status: --
i love all the characters in this, especially the fragments. Would give it five stars if it weren’t for the fact that the ending seemed too fast for my liking. Still, a good and easy read! Would totally recommend.
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Breads rated it
January 12, 2020
Status: Completed
One of my favorites, the story was interesting and good, the MC and ML were so sweet together, as the story unfolds we will learn about both the MC and ML's past, and how they somewhat connect to each other, however at times it gets a little irritating whenever the MC repeatedly says that his straight, but if you don't mind it too much then its still a pretty good read, plus the diary entries is pretty hilarious!

Regarding the ending, it does seem a little fast-paced or at least it felt like that to me, but I did really enjoy the extras a lot!
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
January 6, 2020
Status: Completed
Fantastic, a perfect mix of horror and romance.
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
amruta rated it
December 11, 2019
Status: Completed
Firstly, thanks to the translator for choosing this novel. The translation is superb.

MC is kinda Gary Stu. He's a typical sweet, cute and kind shou. I really enjoyed most of the dialogues between MC and the system. (The system is so snarky. lol)

ML is callous to the extreme about others. He cares only about the MC. The possessive and pampering gong we love reading about.

... more>> Now the story...

Story starts a bit abruptly but gets better quickly. Some of the arcs are really gory while some are tragic. The hospital and school are real tear-jerkers.

Overall a good read. The story itself is good and the translation is the icing on the cake.

I enjoyed reading this. <<less
0 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.