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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,388 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,628 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 113,475 (44.5%) 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
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+518 / -198.4%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+3,072 / -3398.3%
planetarian HD+1,415 / -1598.0%
CLANNAD+3,796 / -5698.0%
像素男友+536 / -397.8%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+264 / -097.5%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,550 / -2397.5%
Sabbat of the Witch+1,077 / -1497.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+21,400 / -49397.5%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,164 / -1697.5%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,152 / -3797.4%
STEINS;GATE+8,589 / -19597.3%
祈風 Inorikaze+239 / -097.3%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+7,434 / -17597.2%
Epiphyllum in Love+668 / -897.2%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,137 / -4497.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,015 / -27196.9%
千面 Melancholy Love+657 / -996.9%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+9,406 / -25996.9%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+502 / -696.8%
Dream Ending+1,164 / -2396.7%
Summer Pockets+656 / -1096.7%
Doki Doki Literature Club+136,544 / -445596.7%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+12,449 / -38496.6%
Fox Hime Zero+2,737 / -7196.6%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Orwell39,223 (15%)
Doki Doki Literature Club33,102 (13%)
Emily is Away19,629 (8%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,130 (6%)
Everlasting Summer13,592 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,821 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 012,787 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,405 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,842 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,808 (4%)
Monster Prom10,244 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,862 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend9,011 (4%)
A Detective's Novel8,921 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,663 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 28,622 (3%)
Sakura Beach8,530 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,490 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action8,395 (3%)
Sakura Beach 28,365 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,310 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,309 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,172 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 18,166 (3%)
Emily is Away Too8,127 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2020ATRI -My Dear Moments-98.3%
2019像素男友97.8%
2018Flowers -Le volume sur ete-98.4%
2017planetarian HD98.0%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.4%
2014Everlasting Summer95.4%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~85.3%
2010Date Warp84.0%
2009Bionic Heart63.0%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.7%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,471 (1%)
2019初恋日记6,820 (3%)
2018Monster Prom10,244 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club33,102 (13%)
2016Orwell39,223 (15%)
2015Emily is Away19,629 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,592 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,405 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,432 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,130 (6%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,266 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,526 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,521 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-44%
Multiple Endings-34%
Otome-32%
Story Rich-32%
LGBTQ+-28%
Interactive Fiction-28%
Choices Matter-27%
Female Protagonist-27%
Sexual Content-27%
Nudity-24%
Choose Your Own Adventure-24%
Cute-23%
Mature-19%
Mystery-18%
Adventure-18%
Singleplayer-17%
Casual-16%
Text-Based-16%
Conversation-16%
Indie-15%
Drama-15%
Comedy-14%
Psychological Horror-14%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.821,985 (83%)
Adventure0.791,787 (75%)
Anime0.541,587 (66%)
Casual0.781,548 (65%)
Story Rich0.451,191 (50%)
Singleplayer0.371,142 (48%)
Sexual Content0.64842 (35%)
Nudity0.60812 (34%)
Female Protagonist0.47763 (32%)
Simulation0.71721 (30%)
RPG0.77628 (26%)
Cute0.43598 (25%)
Romance0.46592 (25%)
2D0.42578 (24%)
Great Soundtrack0.35557 (23%)
Dating Sim0.50508 (21%)
Atmospheric0.40502 (21%)
Choices Matter0.49492 (21%)
Multiple Endings0.49448 (19%)
Mystery0.46391 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.36374 (16%)
Funny0.45370 (15%)
Fantasy0.41354 (15%)
Horror0.45351 (15%)
Comedy0.44346 (14%)