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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,188 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 992 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 436,113 Steam users, of which 171,057 (39.2%) own a game that can be mapped to VNDB.

Rating Distribution

Release Year

Best User Reviews
The highest rated Visual Novels by Steam user reviews

Title+ / -Rating
Sabbat of the Witch+415 / -297.6%
planetarian HD+853 / -1097.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,390 / -2297.3%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,311 / -2197.3%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+11,375 / -27797.2%
STEINS;GATE+5,352 / -12597.1%
CLANNAD+1,790 / -3497.1%
Short Stories Collection of Class…+442 / -497.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+7,386 / -18797.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,518 / -22896.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,763 / -3796.9%
Doki Doki Literature Club+104,249 / -337396.7%
Little Busters! English Edition+301 / -296.7%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+5,284 / -15196.6%
STEINS;GATE 0+1,105 / -2396.6%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+4,304 / -12596.5%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,454 / -3596.4%
Monobeno+286 / -396.0%
爱上火车-Pure Station-+645 / -1495.9%
Cinderella Phenomenon+1,957 / -6395.7%
Angels with Scaly Wings+793 / -2195.6%
Crystalline+682 / -1895.4%
The House in Fata Morgana+544 / -1395.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+15,746 / -70795.3%
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1…+1,338 / -4795.1%

Most Popular Games
The most popular Visual Novels within our sample of Steam users

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club52,149 (12%)
Emily is Away32,315 (7%)
Sakura Spirit22,876 (5%)
Everlasting Summer22,194 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 022,143 (5%)
The 39 Steps19,910 (5%)
Aviary Attorney19,319 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 119,316 (4%)
Sakura Angels17,105 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend15,989 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 215,172 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius14,762 (3%)
fault - milestone one14,688 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories14,666 (3%)
Sakura Beach14,567 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,532 (3%)
A Detective's Novel14,305 (3%)
Sakura Beach 214,248 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer14,142 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 113,922 (3%)
Emily is Away Too13,796 (3%)
Soul Gambler13,436 (3%)
Narcissu 1st & 2nd12,891 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,814 (3%)
KARAKARA12,413 (3%)

Best User Reviews
The highest rated Visual Novels by Steam user reviews by year released

YearTitleRating
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.6%
2017planetarian HD97.5%
2016tayutama 2 -you're the only one-97.3%
2015CLANNAD97.1%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.3%
2013fault - milestone one92.1%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.1%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.5%
2010Date Warp84.0%
2009Bionic Heart61.4%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away42.0%

Most Popular Games
The most popular Visual Novels within our sample of Steam users by year released

YearTitleUsers (%)
2018MONMUSU4,523 (1%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club52,149 (12%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend15,989 (4%)
2015Emily is Away32,315 (7%)
2014Sakura Spirit22,876 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps19,910 (5%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story9,421 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,532 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,238 (1%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate2,701 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away2,761 (1%)

Most Common Tags
The most common other tags applied to Visual Novels

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.811,007 (85%)
Adventure0.77873 (73%)
Anime0.57858 (72%)
Casual0.76732 (62%)
Nudity0.69450 (38%)
Story Rich0.43427 (36%)
Singleplayer0.36406 (34%)
Sexual Content0.74395 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.46370 (31%)
Simulation0.71343 (29%)
RPG0.74261 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.38251 (21%)
Romance0.39245 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43223 (19%)
Cute0.38222 (19%)
Psychological Horror0.30163 (14%)
Mature0.40160 (13%)
Atmospheric0.38159 (13%)
Horror0.40153 (13%)
Choices Matter0.43151 (13%)
Otome0.54149 (13%)
Violent0.68144 (12%)
Comedy0.35144 (12%)
Fantasy0.37130 (11%)
Mystery0.45123 (10%)