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 (2009)
SwiftLove is the continuation to Tsuyokiss: Mighty Heart and tells the story of a second semester of Tsuyokiss series based...
Universal Nuts is a sci-fi visual novel featuring two protagonists, Yui and Ai, which get involved in an incident onboard...
The protagonist of the game is an ordinary Japanese man who lives together with his pretty wife Harunako. Two years...
Urgent Evoke is a free online game made by the World Bank Institute in order to facilitate idea generation and...
PS Vita (2014)
Uta Kumi 575 (aka Song Builder 575) is part of Sega's Project 575 which utilizes vocaloid voice synthesizers and allows...
Valis X: Cham - Arata naru Senyū is the fourth chapter of the episodic Valis X . The common story...
Valis X: Mezameyo! Valis no Senshitachi is the fifth - and the final - chapter of the episodic Valis X...
Valis X: Reiko - Kizudarake no Senshi is the second chapter of the episodic Valis X . The common story...
Valis X: Valna - Haha to Musume no Kunou is the third chapter of the episodic Valis X . The...
Valis X: Yuko - Mou Hitotsu no Sadame is the first chapter of the episodic Valis X . The common...
Viper BTR is a direct sequel to the short story that was part of Viper V-12, Magical Gambler. The original...
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
- 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