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.
Rito Yuki is an average high school kid; he's not particularly athletic, and always gets nervous around girls. One day,...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
Top o Nerae! GunBuster Vol.1 is based on the anime OVA series Gunbuster by Gainax. In the early 21th century...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
You are summoned as a liberator in a world called Femto. A liberator is someone who can perform the ritual...
PlayStation 3 (2012)
The protagonist of the story is a young high-school student who one day receives a strange package from an unknown...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
On a tradition annual festival, once every 60 years the special festival called Grand Yomoyama Festival is held. The player's...
PlayStation 2 (2008)
The game story follows the male protagonist named by the player who is a high-school student. The story focuses on...
Tsukihime (roughly meaning Moon Princess) is a Japanese horror visual novel game.The player takes on the role of Shiki Tohno,...
PS Vita (2015)
Hidamari no Hibi is a PlayStation Vita non-adult port of a Tsuki ni Yorisō: Otome no Sahō visual novel for...
As it's common in these kind of games, you are playing a young horny Japanese boy named Yosuke.One day Yosuke...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Tsuki wa Higashi ni Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary is a console port of an adult visual novel for...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
A detective adventure game in the veins of visual novels featuring a third-rate private investigator, Kyouichirou Sagara. After having a...
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
- 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
- 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