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.
Pregnancy is a short visual novel about the 14-year-old girl Lilla Sándor who lives in Keszthely, Hungary. She was raped...
Nintendo DS (2008)
An alternative reality dating sim in which the princess of another world switches places with a girl from our times....
Prismaticallization is a romantic visual novel adventure game keeping the player trapped in the same that constantly repeats itself. While...
Hiroki has suffered for years from an unknown illness. Due to his weak constitution, he is unable to live like...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Private Nurse Maria is the PlayStation 2 port of the Windows hentai visual novel Private Nurse. Aside from adding the...
Profezia is set sometime during the Middle Ages, in a mountain area between the two Italian regions of Abruzzo and...
PS Vita (2015)
PlayStation 2 (2007)
You are Makoto, a high-school sophomore. One day, you receive a package with a virtual reality gadget that lets you...
This text-based adventure (with some background graphics) was originally released in Japan over the Satellaview system. The game is a...
The heroine Caron, a descendant of a legendary swordsman, must defeat the cruel monster Gebalzo, the leader of the Shadow...
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 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- 86 999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors
- 85 Doki Doki Literature Club!
- 85 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 82 To the Moon
- 81 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
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