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.
Magical Teacher: My Teacher’s a Mage? is an adult fantasy visual novel. The protagonist is a boy with family issues....
Momo is a princess of a magical world that has come to Earth together with three companions - a bird,...
Based on the anime Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel. The original tells the story of a 10-year-old girl named Yuu...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This extracurricular lesson from Negima universe takes place in a paradise resort and is sort of a side-story from Negima...
B-Ko is a princess from a magical dimension, who is having a vacation on the earth, masquerading as a student...
Mahō Shōjo Pretty Sammy: Part 1 - In the Earth is based on Magical Girl Pretty Sammy (魔法少女プリティサミー) anime TV...
Some of the strongest people in Japan and even in the world underwent rigorous training at the temple in Kawakami...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Originally released for PC (Windows) under title Maple Colors in 2003 featuring erotic content, this PlayStation 2 port was done...
Marginal Storys (sic) is composed of two short visual novels, which are accessible from the main menu and are not...
Marusa no Onna is an adventure game based on the 1987 film of the same name (which was released in...
Kyosuke, an ordinary Japanese teenager, receives one day a strange invitation to a foreign mansion apparently belonging to a mysterious...
DVD Player (2009)
One evening Kazuto is enjoying the starry sky from a nearby mountain when a falling meteor disrupts his moment of...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 89 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 88 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 86 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- 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
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