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.
Game Boy Advance (2004)
Bōkyaku no Senritsu is an action-adventure game based on the anime with the same name. While the game was not...
Brass Restauration is a Japanese visual novel about the orphan Takiguchi Ryo who loses his arm during a train accident....
Nintendo DS (2008)
Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro is an adventure game which has a visual novel style storytelling, but features plethora of various...
The hero of the game, a high-school student named Touma, has a strange dream, in which he is a hero,...
Burst Error: EVE The 1st. is a remake of EVE Burst Error, redone from scratch and without explicit adult content....
FM Towns (1992)
This compilation contains: Cal Cal II The second game can be started only after having completed the first one.
Medical Box is a special limited release of Candy Stripe: Minarai Tenshi which comes packed in a specially designed medical...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This DX Pack release of Canvas 2 game comes in a boxed package and includes: Canvas 2: Nijiiro no Sketch...
PlayStation 2 (2009)
You made a promise with your father that if you don't manage to get the first prize at the art...
Canvas 4: Eternal Étude for PlayStation Portable is a non-adult port of an adult visual novel for PC (Windows), Canvas...
Sepiairo no Motif (セピア色のモチーフ) is the first in the Canvas game series, originally released for PC (Windows) as an adult...
As it often happens, you play a handsome and popular Japanese high-school student in this dating sim from Libido. The...
Chakra consists of four mini-games:Chakra de Chuck Norris: a timed quiz. The player can choose a theme (anime, magazines, or...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
A port of a PC version called Chanter: Kimi no Uta ga Todoitara which adds new character (Rina, Yuki's sister),...
Charade describes the daily high-school routine of a girl named Kazumi. The game proceeds from one school day to another,...
Charm is a visual novel that consists of five very short episodes from the life of a teenage girl named...
Cherry Jam is a visual novel with a slight inclination towards dating simulation. The hero is a nameless young man...
Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! is a linear visual novel and the sequel to Cherry Tree High: Comedy Club!...
A young girl named Mana is determine to become a good nurse. She plans to attend the Hirasawa Nurse School,...
PS Vita (2015)
Suguha Fukami (深海 直刃) is a young boy, and the protagonist of the story, who liked to practice kendo martial...
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
- 83 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
- 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