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 (2007)
Myself; Yourself is a visual novel romantic adventure game based on the light novel (followed by an anime) with the...
PlayStation 2 (2009)
Sorezore no Finale is a spin-off sequel to Myself; Yourself visual novel romance adventure game that provides after story conclusions...
My Sex Slave is a Classmate is a visual novel in which the player controls Masato Kirishima. Masato's father was...
Namco High is a browser-based dating simulation where the player assumes the role of a new student at Namco High,...
PS Vita (2015)
Nanairo Reincarnation for PlayStation vita is a non-adult port of a PC (Windows) adult visual novel with the same title....
PlayStation 2 (2007)
Nanatsuiro Drops Pure!! is a PlayStation 2 port of a PC (Windows) adult visual novel by the name Nanatsuiro Drops....
Narcissu: 10th Anniversary Anthology Project is a partial re-release expanded upon with several new features. This game contains:Narcissu Narcissu 2...
Natsuiro Kenjutsu Komachi is a mix of visual novel and simulation adventure game where the player takes on a role...
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