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)
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...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Based off of the anime series of the same name, Inukami! is a visual novel with story, artwork, and voice...
First Print Limited Edition of the game is a PSP-exclusive release of the game.The package contains: Dunamis15 game Original drama...
D+Vine[Luv] (pronounced Divine Love) is a typical J-RPG, using a top-down perspective with a slightly isometric representation, which also utilizes...
Originally released for PC (Windows) as an adult adventure game, the ports to Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 removed the adult...
The protagonist of this game, a nameless young man, receives a phone call from his girlfriend. She is distressed and...
Canvas 4: Eternal Étude for PlayStation Portable is a non-adult port of an adult visual novel for PC (Windows), Canvas...
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
- 81 Aviary Attorney
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
- 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