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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,809 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,407 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 101,883 (39.9%) 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+1,143 / -1198.0%
CLANNAD+2,742 / -4897.5%
Sabbat of the Witch+761 / -897.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+16,763 / -37997.5%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+615 / -697.4%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+311 / -197.3%
STEINS;GATE+6,962 / -16197.2%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+398 / -397.1%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+221 / -097.1%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+9,167 / -24297.0%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+793 / -1296.9%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,462 / -22496.9%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,849 / -4096.8%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+3,212 / -8296.7%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,079 / -4996.7%
Doki Doki Literature Club+118,696 / -396396.6%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+8,253 / -25996.4%
Angels with Scaly Wings+1,040 / -2396.4%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,429 / -3596.3%
祈風 Inorikaze+173 / -096.3%
Fox Hime Zero+1,970 / -5396.3%
The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me+706 / -1496.2%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+6,565 / -21696.2%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,560 / -4196.2%
The House in Fata Morgana+916 / -2196.1%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club31,743 (12%)
Emily is Away19,420 (8%)
Everlasting Summer13,343 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,192 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 011,907 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,366 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,719 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,201 (4%)
Monster Prom9,440 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,202 (4%)
A Detective's Novel8,835 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,821 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,408 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,407 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,249 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,237 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,079 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 27,964 (3%)
Emily is Away Too7,913 (3%)
fault - milestone one7,893 (3%)
Sakura Beach7,851 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~7,798 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action7,697 (3%)
Sakura Beach 27,689 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 17,491 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2020Christmas Tina -泡沫冬景-93.5%
2019月影魅像-解放之羽-97.4%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.5%
2017planetarian HD98.0%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.7%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.3%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story91.9%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.3%
2010Date Warp83.8%
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 (%)
2020Sierra Ops96 (0%)
2019I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator3,066 (1%)
2018Monster Prom9,440 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club31,743 (12%)
2016A Detective's Novel8,835 (3%)
2015Emily is Away19,420 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,343 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,366 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,374 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~7,798 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,265 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,519 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,521 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-41%
Dating Sim-37%
Otome-34%
Story Rich-27%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-25%
Multiple Endings-22%
LGBTQ+-21%
Choices Matter-19%
Mature-18%
Cute-18%
Adventure-17%
Mystery-17%
Interactive Fiction-15%
Casual-14%
Indie-14%
Singleplayer-12%
Choose Your Own Adventure-12%
Psychological Horror-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Detective-10%
NSFW-10%
Simulation-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.821,494 (83%)
Adventure0.781,336 (74%)
Anime0.531,231 (68%)
Casual0.751,125 (62%)
Story Rich0.40778 (43%)
Singleplayer0.33711 (39%)
Sexual Content0.70649 (36%)
Nudity0.64649 (36%)
Female Protagonist0.44582 (32%)
Simulation0.70540 (30%)
Great Soundtrack0.35423 (23%)
RPG0.75421 (23%)
Romance0.37391 (22%)
Cute0.35382 (21%)
Dating Sim0.41341 (19%)
Atmospheric0.33316 (17%)
2D0.27279 (15%)
Choices Matter0.39279 (15%)
Mystery0.43271 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.29261 (14%)
Mature0.39252 (14%)
Violent0.62243 (13%)
Horror0.37238 (13%)
Funny0.34227 (13%)
Fantasy0.34216 (12%)