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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 5,568 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 3,075 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,004 Steam users, of which 206,611 (41.3%) 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 Trial version+21,992 / -21096.6%
Senren*Banka+22,006 / -21196.6%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+15,511 / -18796.1%
ATRI -My Dear Moments- Demo+15,510 / -18796.1%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+10,957 / -11996.0%
Firework+37,735 / -78896.0%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+33,170 / -84895.5%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy+28,774 / -71195.4%
CLANNAD+8,560 / -12995.4%
Doki Doki Literature Club+191,864 / -694995.3%
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog+20,286 / -54495.0%
星空列车与白的旅行+3,675 / -3295.0%
STEINS;GATE+16,436 / -41795.0%
Purrgatory+3,909 / -3895.0%
The Coffin of Andy and Leyley+18,256 / -48495.0%
东北之夏+11,443 / -25894.9%
魔女的夜宴+4,467 / -5594.9%
A Date with Death+5,547 / -8494.9%
Riddle Joker+4,817 / -6894.8%
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag…+24,288 / -75594.8%
Outcore+11,083 / -27394.7%
I Wani Hug that Gator!+2,253 / -1294.6%
Aventura Copilului Albastru și Urât+2,402 / -1794.6%
Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag…+14,396 / -41794.6%
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!+22,852 / -75394.6%

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

YearTitleRating
2024I Wani Hug that Gator!94.6%
2023The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog95.0%
2022Outcore94.7%
2021Firework96.0%
2020Senren*Banka Trial version96.6%
2019Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy95.4%
2018Summer Pockets94.5%
2017Doki Doki Literature Club95.3%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action95.5%
2015eden*93.1%
2014Everlasting Summer93.5%
2013fault - milestone one88.9%
2012Notch - The Innocent LunA: Eclipsed SinnerS91.7%
2011Lonely Yuri83.6%
2010Date Warp80.8%
2009Bionic Heart68.6%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away53.6%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2024Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy539 (0%)
2023The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog20,645 (4%)
2022Roadwarden13,926 (3%)
2021The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante12,364 (2%)
2020Paradise Killer14,396 (3%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York14,490 (3%)
2018Orwell: Ignorance is Strength14,029 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club56,304 (11%)
2016Orwell49,977 (10%)
2015Emily is Away28,185 (6%)
2014Everlasting Summer17,237 (3%)
2013The 39 Steps12,511 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story8,458 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,690 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,598 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,902 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,848 (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-25%
Female Protagonist-25%
Cute-22%
Sexual Content-22%
2D-22%
Mystery-21%
Adventure-21%
Conversation-21%
Singleplayer-20%
Nudity-19%
Casual-18%
Hand-drawn-18%
Comedy-17%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Singleplayer0.443,845 (69%)
Adventure0.783,743 (67%)
Story Rich0.613,568 (64%)
Casual0.773,221 (58%)
Anime0.643,198 (57%)
Indie0.663,194 (57%)
2D0.612,704 (49%)
Multiple Endings0.601,916 (34%)
Choices Matter0.621,900 (34%)
Cute0.611,884 (34%)
Female Protagonist0.621,713 (31%)
Romance0.621,698 (30%)
Interactive Fiction0.741,646 (30%)
RPG0.781,564 (28%)
Simulation0.741,541 (28%)
Atmospheric0.591,456 (26%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.701,433 (26%)
Dating Sim0.681,395 (25%)
Sexual Content0.581,327 (24%)
Drama0.591,284 (23%)
Mystery0.621,202 (22%)
Fantasy0.561,065 (19%)
Nudity0.581,057 (19%)
Colorful0.601,037 (19%)
Emotional0.601,026 (18%)