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.
Little Busters! Ecstasy is an enhanced version of Little Busters. As opposed to the original release, this version contains scenes...
STORY You play Ouji Kamogawa (19) a bright student with a promising academic future, which unfortunately comes crashing down when...
W Pocket (read as Double Pocket) release of L no Kisetsu series contains both games from the series which were...
PS Vita (2018)
PlayStation 2 (2004)
The protagonist of the game, Yuuji Oguma, is having a strange dream lately. He's dreaming of someone being surrounded by...
Grim reapers, the carriers of death, exist in our world. One of them, known as 10555 ("Sango"), has lost his...
The protagonist of the game wakes up in a house, suffering from an almost complete amnesia. All he remembers is...
Haruyoshi Sakurai is a young boy who has lost both his parents. He now lives together with his aunt Sachiko,...
Yuu Hinata is a young boy who is endowed with the gift of predicting the future. One day he prevents...
Hiroki Yanase is a young boy whose mother has died a while ago. His father entrusted him with a small...
The third high school year is about to begin, and Takashi Kurosaki decides that it should be a memorable year...
Released only two months after the first game, Love Hina: Ai wa Kotoba no Naka ni, this game mimics everything...
Love Hina: Ai wa Kotoba no Naka ni (Eng. "Love Hina: Love Is in the Words") is the first game...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 91 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
- 89 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 88 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 87 Zero Escape: Volume 2 - Virtue's Last Reward
- 86 999: Nine Hours • Nine Persons • Nine Doors
- 85 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- 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
- 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