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.
Chakra consists of four mini-games:Chakra de Chuck Norris: a timed quiz. The player can choose a theme (anime, magazines, or...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
A port of a PC version called Chanter: Kimi no Uta ga Todoitara which adds new character (Rina, Yuki's sister),...
Charade describes the daily high-school routine of a girl named Kazumi. The game proceeds from one school day to another,...
Charm is a visual novel that consists of five very short episodes from the life of a teenage girl named...
Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Cherry Jam is a visual novel with a slight inclination towards dating simulation. The hero is a nameless young man...
Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! is a linear visual novel and the sequel to Cherry Tree High: Comedy Club!...
Chocolate Kiss is a romantic visual novel adventure game featuring a high school student as a protagonist. The game story...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Chocolate: Maid Cafe "Curio" is a romantic visual novel revolving around the daily life of managing a coffee shop. After...
A young girl named Mana is determine to become a good nurse. She plans to attend the Hirasawa Nurse School,...
PS Vita (2015)
Suguha Fukami (深海 直刃) is a young boy, and the protagonist of the story, who liked to practice kendo martial...
PS Vita (2012)
Ciel nosurge is the first game in the Surge Concerto series, which shares a universe and themes with the Ar...
Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de (光見守る坂道で) is a linear visual novel featuring full voice-acting (for dialogues and descriptions alike) that tells...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 88 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 88 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 86 999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors
- 85 Doki Doki Literature Club!
- 85 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 82 To the Moon
- 81 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
- 81 Finding Paradise
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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
- Hack and Slash
- 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
- Puzzle elements
- 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