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.
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...
eden*: Plus + Mosaic is an adult version of the on PC Steam release eden*. It features adult scenes, albeit...
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...
PS Vita (2016)
EVE Burst Error R is a remastered edition of the SEGA Saturn version of EVE Burst Error. Additional and new...
This port of Ever17: The Out of Infinity to the PSP platform comes with several in-game updates, including two new...
This limited edition package contains: Ever17: The Out of Infinity - Premium Edition Premium book Soundtrack CD
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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