DescriptionAlso called NVL games, "digital novels", and "choose-your-own-adventure games": games in which the story is told through text overlaid on a background representing the scene being described. The player's input is confined to periodically making choices which might affect the direction and outcome of the story. Mostly regarded as a branch of Japanese adventure, but Western examples exist as well.
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PlayStation 2 (2005)
¥120 Stories is a non-adult visual novel that originated on PlayStation 2 which features four separate romantic stories, each of...
1/2 Summer+ (read as One Side Summer+) is a non-adult PlayStation Portable release of a PC (Windows) adult visual novel...
Take the role of 18 year old Scheherazade Keating moments before she starts her new life as an archeology student...
21: Two One is a visual novel adventure game originally released for PC with adult content which is then ported...
This is the first of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...
This is the second of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...
This is the third of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...
This is the last of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...
Shimeji attends the Touyama High School. She has a best friend there, is successful in studies, and also has a...
SEGA Saturn (1998)
6inch My Darling is a visual novel romance adventure originally released by KID for Sega Saturn with free for all...
77: Beyond the Milky Way (read as "Sevens: Beyond the Milky Way") is a non-adult PlayStation Portable port from PC...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Waking up, unsure of where he is, Junpei discovers a watch-like device attached to his wrist with a digital "5"...
99 Spirits: Cage of Night is DLC for 99 Spirits. It does not extend the gameplay of the original game,...
Weeping Demon's Bell is DLC for 99 Spirits. Just like 99 Spirits: Cage of Night it does not extend the...
FM Towns (1993)
This compilation contains: Hacchake Ayayo-san Hacchake Ayayo-san 2: Ikenai Holiday Hacchake Ayayo-san 3: Watashi, Icchatta n' desu The first two...
Academagia is a simulator of a life of a first-year student that combines both elements of choose-your-adventure text games as...
The game is a remake of the computer game of the same name. It adds an animated intro, voice-overs, and...
Based on the anime series Ah! My Goddess, the game follows the story of a Japanese high-school student named Keiichi,...
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Visual Novel is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction