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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 5,733 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 3,115 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,004 Steam users, of which 207,204 (41.4%) 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
Senren*Banka+23,481 / -22696.7%
Senren*Banka Trial version+23,487 / -22796.7%
ATRI -My Dear Moments- Demo+16,551 / -20496.2%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+16,536 / -20496.2%
Firework+38,297 / -79996.0%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+11,147 / -12496.0%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy+30,097 / -73195.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+33,508 / -85795.5%
CLANNAD+8,717 / -12995.4%
Doki Doki Literature Club+193,182 / -701895.3%
星空列车与白的旅行+3,907 / -3395.1%
A Date with Death+6,146 / -9395.0%
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog+20,595 / -55895.0%
STEINS;GATE+16,684 / -42695.0%
魔女的夜宴+4,960 / -6495.0%
Purrgatory+4,002 / -4195.0%
东北之夏+11,520 / -26194.9%
饿殍:明末千里行+27,239 / -82694.9%
Riddle Joker+5,002 / -7294.9%
I Wani Hug that Gator!+2,705 / -1794.8%
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag…+24,845 / -77694.8%
Outcore+11,787 / -29494.8%
Slay the Princess+12,781 / -34694.6%
Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag…+14,942 / -43094.6%
Summer Pockets+3,300 / -4094.6%

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

YearTitleRating
2024饿殍:明末千里行94.9%
2023A Date with Death95.0%
2022Outcore94.8%
2021Firework96.0%
2020Senren*Banka96.7%
2019Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy95.5%
2018Summer Pockets94.6%
2017Doki Doki Literature Club95.3%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action95.5%
2015eden*93.2%
2014Everlasting Summer93.5%
2013fault - milestone one88.9%
2012Notch - The Innocent LunA: Eclipsed SinnerS91.7%
2011Lonely Yuri83.7%
2010Date Warp80.9%
2009Bionic Heart68.2%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away53.2%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2024Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy772 (0%)
2023The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog20,785 (4%)
2022Roadwarden14,221 (3%)
2021The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante12,528 (3%)
2020Paradise Killer14,496 (3%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York14,530 (3%)
2018Orwell: Ignorance is Strength14,087 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club56,435 (11%)
2016Orwell50,004 (10%)
2015Emily is Away28,226 (6%)
2014Everlasting Summer17,293 (3%)
2013The 39 Steps12,515 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story8,464 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,694 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,601 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,905 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,853 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Romance-48%
Anime-47%
Dating Sim-44%
Story Rich-39%
Interactive Fiction-39%
Multiple Endings-36%
Choose Your Own Adventure-34%
Choices Matter-33%
LGBTQ+-31%
Drama-31%
Text-Based-30%
Otome-27%
Emotional-26%
Female Protagonist-25%
Cute-22%
2D-22%
Sexual Content-22%
Adventure-21%
Mystery-21%
Conversation-21%
Singleplayer-20%
Nudity-19%
Hand-drawn-18%
Casual-18%
Comedy-17%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Singleplayer0.443,999 (70%)
Adventure0.783,881 (68%)
Story Rich0.613,700 (65%)
Casual0.773,317 (58%)
Anime0.643,293 (57%)
Indie0.663,270 (57%)
2D0.612,824 (49%)
Multiple Endings0.601,997 (35%)
Choices Matter0.621,982 (35%)
Cute0.621,947 (34%)
Romance0.621,765 (31%)
Female Protagonist0.621,762 (31%)
Interactive Fiction0.741,723 (30%)
RPG0.781,623 (28%)
Simulation0.741,610 (28%)
Atmospheric0.591,524 (27%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.711,508 (26%)
Dating Sim0.691,448 (25%)
Sexual Content0.581,350 (24%)
Drama0.591,348 (24%)
Mystery0.621,246 (22%)
Fantasy0.561,106 (19%)
Colorful0.601,097 (19%)
Emotional0.601,083 (19%)
Text-Based0.591,079 (19%)