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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,689 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,775 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 190,694 (38.1%) 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+143,879 / -469895.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+23,124 / -52395.5%
STEINS;GATE+9,430 / -21894.7%
CLANNAD+4,184 / -5894.7%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+3,942 / -5294.7%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+9,107 / -21394.7%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+16,133 / -50394.5%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+13,206 / -39094.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,564 / -29094.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+4,355 / -8094.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+9,895 / -28394.3%
Everlasting Summer+39,627 / -178093.8%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,512 / -4493.7%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+1,799 / -2293.7%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,854 / -2493.7%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+20,950 / -93793.5%
planetarian HD+1,481 / -1793.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,390 / -5193.3%
missed messages.+10,180 / -41293.3%
LoveChoice 拣爱+5,737 / -20793.1%
Fox Hime Zero+2,943 / -8193.1%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,305 / -2092.9%
Fluffy Store+1,744 / -3892.8%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,289 / -6292.8%
Sabbat of the Witch+1,247 / -2092.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club60,672 (12%)
Orwell55,014 (11%)
Emily is Away32,980 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,082 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,364 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,926 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,737 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 116,796 (3%)
Monster Prom16,390 (3%)
Aviary Attorney14,963 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,897 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,337 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,275 (3%)
Purrfect Date12,989 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,612 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,569 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,592 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,398 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,247 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,029 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,925 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,750 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc10,500 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,459 (2%)
Sixtieth Kilometer10,417 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Durka Simulator41 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York3,201 (1%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York9,665 (2%)
2018Monster Prom16,390 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club60,672 (12%)
2016Orwell55,014 (11%)
2015Emily is Away32,980 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,082 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,897 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,753 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,926 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,393 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,654 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,680 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-47%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-35%
Multiple Endings-35%
Otome-32%
Interactive Fiction-31%
Choices Matter-30%
LGBTQ+-29%
Choose Your Own Adventure-26%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-26%
Nudity-24%
Cute-23%
Text-Based-20%
Conversation-19%
Mature-19%
Adventure-19%
Mystery-18%
Singleplayer-18%
Drama-18%
Casual-16%
2D-15%
Comedy-15%
Indie-15%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.802,188 (81%)
Adventure0.791,999 (74%)
Anime0.561,757 (65%)
Casual0.781,729 (64%)
Story Rich0.491,427 (53%)
Singleplayer0.391,425 (53%)
Sexual Content0.64923 (34%)
Nudity0.60881 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.49824 (31%)
Simulation0.71816 (30%)
2D0.48770 (29%)
Cute0.48736 (27%)
RPG0.78729 (27%)
Romance0.50701 (26%)
Choices Matter0.53625 (23%)
Dating Sim0.55621 (23%)
Multiple Endings0.54599 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.35587 (22%)
Atmospheric0.43584 (22%)
Mystery0.49450 (17%)
Funny0.48442 (16%)
Fantasy0.45429 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.39424 (16%)
Interactive Fiction0.61414 (15%)
Comedy0.47409 (15%)