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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 3,194 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 2,001 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 195,718 (39.1%) 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
Doki Doki Literature Club+158,619 / -525395.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+25,455 / -60195.5%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+5,700 / -7695.1%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+11,003 / -26494.8%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+4,015 / -5094.8%
CLANNAD+4,978 / -7894.7%
STEINS;GATE+10,357 / -26294.6%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+11,208 / -31694.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+5,854 / -13194.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,545 / -30494.3%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+19,599 / -68094.3%
Tiny Bunny+2,841 / -3794.3%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+16,541 / -55394.3%
Aventura Copilului Albastru și Urât+1,576 / -994.1%
Everlasting Summer+43,654 / -193593.9%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+3,217 / -6193.9%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+2,321 / -3393.9%
Riddle Joker+1,721 / -1793.8%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,732 / -5793.6%
planetarian HD+1,623 / -2093.5%
missed messages.+11,537 / -46493.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+22,822 / -105593.4%
Maitetsu:Last Run!!+1,328 / -1493.4%
Fox Hime Zero+3,376 / -9493.2%
LoveChoice 拣爱+6,414 / -23393.2%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club62,422 (12%)
Orwell55,266 (11%)
Emily is Away33,393 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,575 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,798 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,967 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,798 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 117,272 (3%)
Monster Prom17,003 (3%)
Aviary Attorney15,037 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,915 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,686 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,340 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action13,155 (3%)
Purrfect Date13,148 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,862 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,809 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,482 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,315 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc11,132 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,086 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,992 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,889 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,852 (2%)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,671 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!1,862 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York9,301 (2%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,671 (2%)
2018Monster Prom17,003 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club62,422 (12%)
2016Orwell55,266 (11%)
2015Emily is Away33,393 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,575 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,915 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,829 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,967 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,404 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,668 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,700 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-49%
Romance-47%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-36%
Multiple Endings-35%
Interactive Fiction-34%
Choices Matter-31%
LGBTQ+-31%
Otome-30%
Choose Your Own Adventure-29%
Female Protagonist-25%
Sexual Content-25%
Text-Based-23%
Nudity-23%
Cute-23%
Drama-20%
Conversation-20%
Mystery-20%
Singleplayer-19%
Adventure-19%
Mature-18%
Emotional-18%
2D-18%
Casual-17%
Comedy-16%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.772,525 (79%)
Adventure0.792,384 (75%)
Casual0.772,074 (65%)
Anime0.582,059 (64%)
Singleplayer0.411,914 (60%)
Story Rich0.531,824 (57%)
2D0.521,115 (35%)
Sexual Content0.631,052 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.511,003 (31%)
Simulation0.72996 (31%)
Nudity0.60982 (31%)
Cute0.52970 (30%)
RPG0.77895 (28%)
Romance0.53891 (28%)
Choices Matter0.58864 (27%)
Multiple Endings0.56834 (26%)
Dating Sim0.60785 (25%)
Atmospheric0.49757 (24%)
Interactive Fiction0.67631 (20%)
Great Soundtrack0.34627 (20%)
Mystery0.52593 (19%)
Funny0.52567 (18%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.65551 (17%)
Fantasy0.49549 (17%)
Comedy0.50544 (17%)