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.
This is a sequel to Legend of Fairies. The Shikigami sisters, Kumi and Koukaku, have to return to the Fairy...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Fantastic Fortune 2 is a romance simulation game. There is also an updated version of the game released under the...
Half a year has passed since the events described in the previous game. A female Irish magician named Bazett Fraga...
Feti is a short game that doesn't have a real plot; its entire text is a conversation between two "office...
You play as Ryo, an ordinary teenager living a happy life with your girlfriend Mio. One day, you are visited...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
First Kiss Stories is a PlayStation 2 release which includes: First Kiss Story First Kiss Story II: Anata ga Iru...
PS Vita (2016)
Flowers: Le volume sur automne (The Volume of Autumn), is the third "Flowers" game in the series following the 2014...
Force Majeure II: The Zone is a point-and-click adventure game set in a ruined city. The game is played in...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Originally for Dreamcast platform, this game was soon ported to Windows with several updates. However, PlayStation 2 release features yet...
In the future, the cities of the Earth merge into a single megalopolis. Life has stabilized, and each new day...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
One summer day, a young man named Kaname Ōsaka receives a letter with no return address. "If you remember where...
SEGA Saturn (1999)
Friends: Seishun no Kagayaki is a console port of an adult visual novel Dousoukai for PC. Sega Saturn port was...
Frog Fractions starts as a spoof of edutainment games with gameplay and a setting somewhat similar to Frog Bog. The...
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 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
- 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