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 story takes place in year 2050 and centers on Youichi Hinata, a high-school student who lost his parents in...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
A high-school student named Kōsuke had a dream, in which he saw a beautiful woman talking to him. The next...
The game revolves around a promise you made with a girl as a young boy, to meet each other when...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Suzu Takachiho is the daughter of the Tamayorihime, a princess with the sole purpose of sealing away a dangerous artifact...
DVD Player (2007)
Hohoemi wo Mouichido (微笑みをもういちど) also known as Smile Again is an adult romance adventure which originated on PC (Windows) and...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
Hokenshitsu e Yōkoso is a non-adult PlayStation 2 port of an adult visual novel romance adventure game Hokenshitsu e Yōkoso:...
Kazuya is a Japanese teenager whose father moved abroad, selling his house in Japan. Kazuya is supposed to live in...
It looks like the life of Tatsuya Tagami has come to a dead end. He lost a job promotion, and...
The protagonist of this game is a high school student who dreams about world domination. His idea of achieving that...
This game is a remake of the original Hoshizora Planet released for PC in 2000.It's been seven years since you...
Limited Edition package of Hoshizora Planet contains: Hoshizora Planet: One Small Step for... game Vocal album (music CD containing vocal...
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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
- 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