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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,787 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,806 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 191,906 (38.4%) 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
Doki Doki Literature Club+146,780 / -476395.6%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+23,619 / -54395.5%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+4,388 / -5894.8%
CLANNAD+4,352 / -6094.8%
STEINS;GATE+9,652 / -22594.7%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+9,702 / -22794.7%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+14,152 / -41994.5%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+17,055 / -53994.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,737 / -30094.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+4,824 / -9794.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,074 / -28794.3%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+2,310 / -2894.1%
Everlasting Summer+40,054 / -179693.9%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,687 / -4893.8%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,968 / -2693.8%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+21,455 / -96593.5%
planetarian HD+1,510 / -1893.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,474 / -5293.4%
missed messages.+10,549 / -42493.3%
Riddle Joker+1,093 / -893.3%
LoveChoice 拣爱+5,978 / -21293.2%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,412 / -2193.1%
Fox Hime Zero+3,040 / -8693.1%
Fluffy Store+1,883 / -4193.0%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,308 / -6292.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club60,975 (12%)
Orwell55,060 (11%)
Emily is Away33,028 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,138 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,462 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,936 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,755 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 116,911 (3%)
Monster Prom16,518 (3%)
Aviary Attorney14,981 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,900 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,416 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,294 (3%)
Purrfect Date13,036 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,674 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,625 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,613 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,431 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,257 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,047 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,950 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,767 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc10,623 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,540 (2%)
Sixtieth Kilometer10,444 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Angel Wings205 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York7,389 (1%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York9,974 (2%)
2018Monster Prom16,518 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club60,975 (12%)
2016Orwell55,060 (11%)
2015Emily is Away33,028 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,138 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,900 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,755 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,936 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,397 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,656 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,683 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-50%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-36%
Multiple Endings-36%
Interactive Fiction-32%
Otome-31%
Choices Matter-30%
LGBTQ+-30%
Choose Your Own Adventure-27%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-26%
Nudity-23%
Cute-22%
Text-Based-21%
Conversation-19%
Adventure-19%
Mature-19%
Drama-19%
Singleplayer-19%
Mystery-18%
Casual-17%
2D-16%
Comedy-15%
Indie-15%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.792,262 (81%)
Adventure0.792,087 (75%)
Anime0.571,834 (66%)
Casual0.771,808 (65%)
Singleplayer0.391,545 (55%)
Story Rich0.501,521 (55%)
Sexual Content0.64957 (34%)
Nudity0.59907 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.49869 (31%)
Simulation0.71849 (30%)
2D0.49843 (30%)
Cute0.49788 (28%)
RPG0.78767 (28%)
Romance0.51745 (27%)
Choices Matter0.55689 (25%)
Dating Sim0.57657 (24%)
Multiple Endings0.55655 (24%)
Atmospheric0.44615 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.35602 (22%)
Mystery0.50483 (17%)
Funny0.49466 (17%)
Interactive Fiction0.63461 (17%)
Fantasy0.46455 (16%)
Comedy0.47445 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.39441 (16%)