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.
Infinity Plus Portable is a bundle collection that contains four PSP games from the Infinity series. Some of the PSP...
For years, the days on the Earth belonged to human beings, while demonic creatures roamed the planet during the night....
Inner Vision is a very short Flash game dealing with the issue of suicide. Three characters briefly talk about the...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Inugamike no Ichizoku (犬神家の一族) is a detective visual novel based on the novel by Seishi Yokomizo (横溝 正史) first released...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This limited-edition release of I/O contains the game along with an artbook featuring production sketches and guest illustrations, a solar-powered...
PS Vita (2015)
Irotoridori no Sekai release for PlayStation Vita includes these two visual novel games from PC releases merged into one story:...
The follower-up to the first Erotic Baka Novel game is similar to it in structure: it is a visual novel...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Izayoi Renka: Kamifurusato is a PlayStation 2 port of the PC (Windows) hentai visual novel Izayoi Renka. All adult content...
Jack Martin is a private detective. Long time ago, a terrible accident has left deep scars on his psyche, and...
Ginji is a street fighting man. His greatest pleasure is to pick fights against strangers, and win them. One night,...
Hangyaku no Apsalar is a sequel to Maboroshi no Lorelei, but the gameplay and graphics style are completely different. While...
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...
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
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