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.
PlayStation 2 (2004)
In the near future, a UFO crash in Tokyo reveals the existence of aliens to the world. The stranded aliens,...
Delicious Lunch Pack has nothing to do with lunches (or anything delicious, for that matter); but it is indeed a...
PlayStation 2 (2008)
It is the end of the 19th century, and the Millennium Earl has spent thousands of years building an army...
The player takes the role of a young boy who one day gets sucked into a fantasy world along with...
Overlord Laharl has decided to cut the Prinnies' salaries after he has been "assassinated". As a Prinny who found a...
The story of Divi-Dead encompasses the horror and Hentai genres, and is designed for adults only. You are trying to...
This edition of DOR is a collection of three short stories, taken from two different DOR games:From the first DOR:...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Double Reaction! PLUS for PlayStation 2 is an otome visual novel, and a port of the PC version called Double...
Again and Refrain are originally two standalone PC games from the same series, but ported to Dreamcast they were released...
Do You Like Horny Bunnies? is a multi-scenario interactive hentai game.Play as 18-year old Yukari Fujisawa, a feminine-looking Japanese boy...
Working as a sommelier in a restaurant in Italy, Kazuma Takatsuki gets a surprise visitor - Sumika Ichikawa, the girl...
PS Vita (2014)
DRAMAtical Murder re:code is a remake of the original PC visual novel that further popularized boys' love. The player character...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 88 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 87 999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors
- 85 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
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
- 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