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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 5,270 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 2,945 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,004 Steam users, of which 205,326 (41.1%) 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
Senren*Banka Trial version+19,512 / -18196.6%
Senren*Banka+19,503 / -18196.6%
ATRI -My Dear Moments- Demo+14,585 / -17696.1%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+14,584 / -17696.1%
Firework+36,810 / -75596.0%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+10,502 / -10896.0%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+32,705 / -83495.5%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy+25,967 / -64395.4%
Doki Doki Literature Club+189,622 / -683095.3%
CLANNAD+8,223 / -12395.3%
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog+19,663 / -51095.1%
STEINS;GATE+15,903 / -40794.9%
星空列车与白的旅行+3,413 / -2994.9%
The Coffin of Andy and Leyley+15,444 / -39594.9%
东北之夏+11,247 / -25594.9%
Purrgatory+3,693 / -3994.8%
Riddle Joker+4,423 / -5894.8%
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag…+22,582 / -69094.8%
海沙风云 Far Away+5,649 / -10694.6%
Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag…+13,395 / -38094.6%
Tiny Bunny+17,377 / -53794.5%
魔女的夜宴+3,408 / -4494.5%
Outcore+9,893 / -25694.5%
Aventura Copilului Albastru și Urât+2,377 / -1894.5%
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!+22,273 / -74294.5%

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

YearTitleRating
2024No Case Should Remain Unsolved93.0%
2023The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog95.1%
2022Outcore94.5%
2021Firework96.0%
2020Senren*Banka Trial version96.6%
2019Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy95.4%
2018Summer Pockets94.4%
2017Doki Doki Literature Club95.3%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action95.5%
2015eden*92.9%
2014Everlasting Summer93.5%
2013fault - milestone one89.1%
2012Notch - The Innocent LunA: Eclipsed SinnerS91.3%
2011Lonely Yuri83.4%
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 Trilogy440 (0%)
2023The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog20,301 (4%)
2022Roadwarden13,342 (3%)
2021The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante12,054 (2%)
2020Paradise Killer14,246 (3%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York14,399 (3%)
2018Orwell: Ignorance is Strength13,927 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club56,018 (11%)
2016Orwell49,941 (10%)
2015Emily is Away28,075 (6%)
2014Everlasting Summer17,150 (3%)
2013The 39 Steps12,500 (2%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story8,439 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,686 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,596 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,900 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,844 (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-32%
LGBTQ+-31%
Drama-30%
Text-Based-29%
Otome-27%
Female Protagonist-25%
Emotional-25%
Sexual Content-22%
Cute-22%
2D-22%
Mystery-21%
Conversation-21%
Adventure-21%
Singleplayer-19%
Nudity-19%
Casual-18%
Hand-drawn-18%
Detective-17%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Singleplayer0.443,583 (68%)
Adventure0.783,517 (67%)
Story Rich0.603,344 (63%)
Indie0.673,054 (58%)
Casual0.773,032 (58%)
Anime0.633,031 (58%)
2D0.602,503 (47%)
Multiple Endings0.591,775 (34%)
Cute0.611,764 (33%)
Choices Matter0.621,753 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.611,606 (30%)
Romance0.611,593 (30%)
Interactive Fiction0.741,518 (29%)
Simulation0.741,449 (27%)
RPG0.771,443 (27%)
Atmospheric0.591,355 (26%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.701,330 (25%)
Dating Sim0.681,290 (24%)
Sexual Content0.591,253 (24%)
Drama0.581,159 (22%)
Mystery0.611,114 (21%)
Nudity0.581,017 (19%)
Fantasy0.56998 (19%)
Colorful0.60960 (18%)
Text-Based0.59935 (18%)