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.
Kagetsu Tohya is a sequel to Tsukihime, featuring the same main character, a high-school student named Shiki Tohno. The game's...
The year is 2197. In order to be able to compete with the leading powers of the world, Japan was...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
A nameless young salaryman, bored with his ho-hum life, has started having strange dreams and visions. He hears calls for...
A young man gets off the train, leaves the station and looks at the snow-covered town. This town is his...
The PSP version of Kanon has all the adult content removed. It also contains all the bonus artwork and the...
A computer virus is spreading and infecting the operating systems in Labors around the city, and as the newest member...
Originated on PC (Windows) as an adult visual novel titled Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de, it has...
Jigoku Yuuen Satsujin Jiken (地獄遊園殺人事件) is the second game from Kindaichi Case Files series for PlayStation console (overall third released...
PlayStation 2 (2009)
Originally released as an adult visual novel for PC (Windows) under title Kira Kira, which once ported to PlayStation 2...
Kyoko is a young woman who does some counseling in a high school; she must talk to people, listen to...
PS Vita (2015)
This limited edition release of Kiss Ato (キスアト) includes these contents in a game box: Kiss Ato game Maxi single...
PS Vita (2014)
This first print limited edition release of Kiss Bell (キスベル) visual novel for PlayStation Vita includes: Kiss Bell game Maxi...
SEGA Saturn (1999)
Kiss Yori... is a hentai dating simulator with static graphics. The way to advance in the game is by choosing...
On a secluded island known as Onigashira stands a prison for women. In this prison, inmates are being methodically raped...
The protagonist of the game, a young man named Koichi Kashiwagi, is experiencing strange nightmares, during which he is overcome...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Newly organized soccer team of a freshmen year in Kouenji Academy for girls achieve the victory in a national championship....
The hero of the game is a young man who has left his home village when he was six. He...
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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
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics [DEPRECATED]
- Interactive Movie
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Video Backdrop
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction