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.
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...
Aoi Namida is romance adventure game presented as a visual novel. It was released for Xbox a year after the...
PS Vita (2016)
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm is PlayStation Vita port of PC (Windows) game with the same title, but with...
PS Vita (2016)
Premium Edition box release of Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm includes: Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm game Visual...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
This second chapter of the Elemia Island scenario is add-on content for Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel. It...
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- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 88 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 88 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 86 999: 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
- Puzzle elements
- 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