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.
Aoi Minase is a young man whose dreams involved cycling and he was pretty good at it, even won the...
Image Room Banana Club is a Japanese-style adventure game. The protagonist picks up a free Banana Club ticket on Christmas...
Imouto Paradise 2 is an adult visual novel. The player controls Keiichi Nanase, a Japanese boy in a typical Japanese...
Infinity Plus Portable is a bundle collection that contains four PSP games from the Infinity series. Some of the PSP...
For years, the days on the Earth belonged to human beings, while demonic creatures roamed the planet during the night....
Inner Vision is a very short Flash game dealing with the issue of suicide. Three characters briefly talk about the...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Inugamike no Ichizoku (犬神家の一族) is a detective visual novel based on the novel by Seishi Yokomizo (横溝 正史) first released...
PS Vita (2015)
Irotoridori no Sekai release for PlayStation Vita includes these two visual novel games from PC releases merged into one story:...
The follower-up to the first Erotic Baka Novel game is similar to it in structure: it is a visual novel...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Izayoi Renka: Kamifurusato is a PlayStation 2 port of the PC (Windows) hentai visual novel Izayoi Renka. All adult content...
Jack Martin is a private detective. Long time ago, a terrible accident has left deep scars on his psyche, and...
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