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.
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Natsuiro Komachi: Ichijitsu Senka is a non-adult port of an adult PC (Windows) visual novel Natsuiro Komachi released only half...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Natsuyume Yawa is one of the Kid's visual novels using a familiar gameplay system on par with their other titles....
PlayStation 2 (2005)
PlayStation 2 version is a port from PC version called Natural 2 DUO which has removed adult content, but adds...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
The third period of Negima RPG games for PlayStation 2 based on the manga with the same name comes in...
Neko na Kankei is a visual novel adventure game focusing on a player who is a regular high school student...
Nekopara Vol. 0 is a short Japanese adult visual novel. It is a fandisc and a prequel to Nekopara Vol....
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Takashi is a high-school student aspiring to become a weather forecaster. One day, a new transfer student gets transferred to...
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No Fate!: Only the Power of Will is a light visual novel that originated on PSP and Xbox 360 with...
DVD Player (2005)
Nonfiction: Daimei no Nai Love Story (Nonfiction: 題名のないラブストーリー) is an adult visual novel originally released for PC (Windows) in 2002,...
TurboGrafx CD (1988)
No・Ri・Ko is essentially a multimedia title resembling an interactive movie with visual novel elements, containing music clips and digitized snapshots...
PS Vita (2015)
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 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 Finding Paradise
- 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