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.
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,...
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...
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...
Ririko Takeuchi is a female P.I. who got into the career more by chance than by choice. Her father, Takeo...
In the miraculous World of Demons, there lived a vampiric count. One day, standing near the statue of the Goddess...
The player takes a role of a young male assistant to the picture book writer who just went on a...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Originally released as Angel Wish: Houkago no Meshitsukai ni Chu! for PC (Windows) as a romantic adult visual novel, this...
Animal Magnetism: Pochi no Daisuki takes place in a world in which pets are anthropomorphized into beautiful girls and young...
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
- 82 To the Moon
- 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