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.
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,...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Aikagi: Nukumori to Hidamari no Naka de is a romantic visual novel adventure game. This is a console port of...
Air is a Japanese "interactive novel" in which you play as three different characters through three different scenarios. The first...
The PSP port of Air is similar to the console ports as it has all the adult content removed and...
PS Vita (2016)
Originally released for PC (Windows) as an adult visual novel, which later removed adult content when ported to Dreamcast and...
Unlike the original game, AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara..., released a year earlier, this game is sort of a dream where...
AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... is a romance adventure game featuring all the girls from AKB48 pop idol group. The story...
PS Vita (2015)
Sakumo district is known for its beautiful sakura blossoms. Not too long ago, as a redevelopment project for the district,...
Alnam no Kiba is a remake of the PC Engine RPG of the same title from two years prior. The...
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