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.
99 Spirits: Cage of Night is DLC for 99 Spirits. It does not extend the gameplay of the original game,...
Weeping Demon's Bell is DLC for 99 Spirits. Just like 99 Spirits: Cage of Night it does not extend the...
FM Towns (1993)
This compilation contains: Hacchake Ayayo-san Hacchake Ayayo-san 2: Ikenai Holiday Hacchake Ayayo-san 3: Watashi, Icchatta n' desu The first two...
Academagia is a simulator of a life of a first-year student that combines both elements of choose-your-adventure text games as...
Windows 3.x (1993)
The Adventures of Ninja Nanny & Sherrloch Sheltie is an educational, interactive novel for ages 12 and up. The story...
The game is a remake of the computer game of the same name. It adds an animated intro, voice-overs, and...
Based on the anime series Ah! My Goddess, the game follows the story of a Japanese high-school student named Keiichi,...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Aikagi: Nukumori to Hidamari no Naka de is a romantic visual novel adventure game. This is a console port of...
Air is a Japanese "interactive novel" in which you play as three different characters through three different scenarios. The first...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 87 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 86 999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors
- 85 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 85 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- 82 To the Moon
- 81 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
- 81 Finding Paradise
- 81 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
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
- Casino / Gambling
- 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
- Massively Multiplayer
- 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
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction