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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,607 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,285 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 668,781 Steam users, of which 248,718 (37.2%) 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
planetarian HD+1,043 / -1097.9%
Sabbat of the Witch+627 / -597.7%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+14,832 / -33697.5%
STEINS;GATE+6,332 / -14097.3%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,737 / -3397.1%
CLANNAD+2,168 / -4597.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,067 / -20997.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,936 / -23697.0%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+204 / -096.8%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,970 / -4496.8%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+348 / -396.7%
Doki Doki Literature Club+112,859 / -377196.6%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,463 / -3596.4%
Fluffy Store+319 / -396.4%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+6,939 / -21996.4%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,519 / -4096.2%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+5,450 / -18496.1%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+330 / -496.1%
Angels with Scaly Wings+957 / -2396.1%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,248 / -3396.0%
Fox Hime Zero+1,700 / -4996.0%
Lair Land Story Remake Edition…+284 / -396.0%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,300 / -7395.9%
Kaori After Story+276 / -395.8%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+235 / -295.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club79,214 (12%)
Emily is Away47,211 (7%)
Everlasting Summer31,422 (5%)
Sakura Spirit28,111 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 027,829 (4%)
The 39 Steps24,976 (4%)
Aviary Attorney24,845 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 124,028 (4%)
Sakura Angels20,910 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,463 (3%)
A Detective's Novel19,518 (3%)
Monster Prom19,371 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius18,953 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 218,731 (3%)
Purrfect Date18,299 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer18,287 (3%)
Emily is Away Too18,192 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories17,886 (3%)
Soul Gambler17,798 (3%)
fault - milestone one17,779 (3%)
Sakura Beach17,684 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action17,547 (3%)
Sakura Beach 217,234 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,223 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 116,977 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2019Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집 Philia after story96.8%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.7%
2017planetarian HD97.9%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015CLANNAD97.0%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.2%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.4%
2010Date Warp82.6%
2009Bionic Heart62.7%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.3%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2019Lovers of Aether2,834 (0%)
2018Monster Prom19,371 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club79,214 (12%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,463 (3%)
2015Emily is Away47,211 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer31,422 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps24,976 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story11,732 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,223 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,488 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate3,015 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away3,097 (0%)

Most Similar Tags
The most similar tags to "Visual Novel"

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-40%
Dating Sim-37%
Otome-34%
Story Rich-26%
Sexual Content-25%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-24%
Multiple Endings-21%
LGBTQ+-20%
Mature-18%
Choices Matter-18%
Cute-17%
Adventure-16%
Mystery-16%
Casual-14%
Interactive Fiction-14%
Indie-14%
Singleplayer-12%
Choose Your Own Adventure-11%
Psychological Horror-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Detective-9%
Simulation-8%
Fantasy-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.801,320 (82%)
Adventure0.761,186 (74%)
Anime0.561,116 (69%)
Casual0.75961 (60%)
Story Rich0.40688 (43%)
Singleplayer0.34610 (38%)
Nudity0.67581 (36%)
Sexual Content0.72568 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.45527 (33%)
Simulation0.68472 (29%)
Great Soundtrack0.34373 (23%)
RPG0.73363 (23%)
Romance0.39343 (21%)
Cute0.37335 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43294 (18%)
2D0.28243 (15%)
Mystery0.44242 (15%)
Choices Matter0.40234 (15%)
Atmospheric0.35230 (14%)
Psychological Horror0.30229 (14%)
Mature0.40216 (13%)
Horror0.38209 (13%)
Violent0.66208 (13%)
Funny0.30190 (12%)
Fantasy0.36190 (12%)