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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,405 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,153 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 668,781 Steam users, of which 241,903 (36.2%) 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+542 / -298.1%
planetarian HD+973 / -1097.8%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+12,837 / -30497.3%
STEINS;GATE+5,867 / -13497.2%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,573 / -2997.1%
CLANNAD+1,952 / -4097.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+7,717 / -20696.9%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,685 / -23696.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,921 / -4296.8%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+198 / -096.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+109,983 / -365196.6%
Little Busters! English Edition+334 / -396.5%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+5,944 / -18096.5%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,407 / -3596.3%
Kaori After Story+260 / -296.2%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+4,873 / -15796.2%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,489 / -4096.1%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,177 / -3096.1%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+202 / -195.9%
Fox Hime Zero+1,499 / -4595.8%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,186 / -7195.8%
The House in Fata Morgana+714 / -1795.8%
Angels with Scaly Wings+896 / -2495.7%
Monobeno+364 / -695.6%
Nightshade+322 / -595.5%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club76,774 (11%)
Emily is Away46,717 (7%)
Everlasting Summer30,455 (5%)
Sakura Spirit27,983 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 027,258 (4%)
The 39 Steps24,843 (4%)
Aviary Attorney24,439 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 123,468 (4%)
Sakura Angels20,779 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend19,982 (3%)
A Detective's Novel19,472 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius18,815 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 218,237 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer18,219 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories17,783 (3%)
fault - milestone one17,616 (3%)
Sakura Beach17,575 (3%)
Emily is Away Too17,542 (3%)
Soul Gambler17,174 (3%)
Sakura Beach 217,143 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,132 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 116,873 (3%)
Narcissu 1st & 2nd16,123 (2%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action16,118 (2%)
Purrfect Date16,052 (2%)

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 Witch98.1%
2017planetarian HD97.8%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.3%
2015CLANNAD97.0%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.2%
2013fault - milestone one92.3%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.1%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.4%
2010Date Warp82.6%
2009Bionic Heart62.4%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.3%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2019Endless Jade Sea -Midori no Umi-436 (0%)
2018MONMUSU6,422 (1%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club76,774 (11%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend19,982 (3%)
2015Emily is Away46,717 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer30,455 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps24,843 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story11,231 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,132 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,486 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate3,009 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away3,086 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-40%
Dating Sim-37%
Otome-35%
Story Rich-26%
Nudity-25%
Sexual Content-24%
Female Protagonist-24%
Multiple Endings-21%
Cute-18%
Choices Matter-17%
LGBTQ+-17%
Mature-17%
Adventure-16%
Mystery-15%
Casual-14%
Indie-13%
Interactive Fiction-13%
Singleplayer-11%
Choose Your Own Adventure-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Psychological Horror-11%
Detective-9%
Fantasy-8%
Simulation-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.791,173 (83%)
Adventure0.751,023 (73%)
Anime0.571,013 (72%)
Casual0.74860 (61%)
Story Rich0.41566 (40%)
Singleplayer0.34528 (38%)
Nudity0.67527 (38%)
Sexual Content0.72492 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.46440 (31%)
Simulation0.67415 (30%)
RPG0.71316 (22%)
Romance0.38308 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.35303 (22%)
Cute0.37300 (21%)
Dating Sim0.42274 (20%)
Atmospheric0.34205 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.29202 (14%)
Choices Matter0.40201 (14%)
Horror0.38191 (14%)
Mature0.40185 (13%)
Violent0.65184 (13%)
Fantasy0.36172 (12%)
Comedy0.33170 (12%)
2D0.30168 (12%)
Mystery0.43168 (12%)