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.
Nintendo DS (2004)
Sprung is a dating game that takes place at an upscale ski resort.Play as either Brett or Becky, two young...
Yukito Sawatari, like many a college student without a girlfriend, finds himself in a miserable state for wasting his summer...
High in the heavens, there was a girl who was training in a shrine to be the successor of a...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Since you were a kid you loved watching the starry sky at night while laying down on a soft grass....
A space ship was sent to the planet Neptune, to investigate strange disturbances spotted on the planet's surface. Some time...
Katharine Sanders, a young woman whose point of view the game is shown from, gets invited to the engagement party...
Suigetsu 2 Portable is a romance visual novel that retains setting and folklore elements from its predecessor, but features new...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
This visual novel is made as a set of four love stories, featuring different characters, which take place in a...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
_summer## (read as Underbar Summer Double Sharp) is a non-adult console port of an adult PC game called _summer. While...
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
- 86 999: 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
- 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