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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,519 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,238 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 668,781 Steam users, of which 246,672 (36.9%) 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
planetarian HD+1,021 / -1097.9%
Sabbat of the Witch+606 / -497.8%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+14,518 / -33297.4%
STEINS;GATE+6,244 / -13897.3%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,721 / -3297.2%
CLANNAD+2,124 / -4397.1%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,018 / -20897.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,903 / -23996.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,952 / -4396.8%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+201 / -096.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+111,723 / -372496.6%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+339 / -396.6%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+6,545 / -19196.6%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+878 / -1796.5%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,435 / -3596.4%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+225 / -196.3%
Lair Land Story Remake Edition…+270 / -296.3%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+5,271 / -16796.3%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,512 / -4096.2%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,221 / -3296.0%
Angels with Scaly Wings+942 / -2396.0%
Little Busters! English Edition+354 / -595.9%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,268 / -7295.9%
Fox Hime Zero+1,617 / -4895.9%
The House in Fata Morgana+759 / -1895.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club78,457 (12%)
Emily is Away47,062 (7%)
Everlasting Summer31,222 (5%)
Sakura Spirit28,075 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 027,693 (4%)
The 39 Steps24,950 (4%)
Aviary Attorney24,754 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 123,901 (4%)
Sakura Angels20,876 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,333 (3%)
A Detective's Novel19,510 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius18,927 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 218,623 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer18,265 (3%)
Emily is Away Too18,060 (3%)
Purrfect Date17,917 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories17,860 (3%)
fault - milestone one17,738 (3%)
Soul Gambler17,718 (3%)
Sakura Beach17,660 (3%)
Sakura Beach 217,214 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,205 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action17,194 (3%)
Monster Prom17,062 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 116,953 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2019Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집 Philia after story96.8%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.8%
2017planetarian HD97.9%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.4%
2015CLANNAD97.1%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.2%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.5%
2010Date Warp82.6%
2009Bionic Heart63.0%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away42.9%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2019Lovers of Aether2,528 (0%)
2018Monster Prom17,062 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club78,457 (12%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,333 (3%)
2015Emily is Away47,062 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer31,222 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps24,950 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story11,244 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,205 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,488 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate3,014 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away3,096 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-40%
Dating Sim-37%
Otome-34%
Story Rich-26%
Nudity-25%
Sexual Content-25%
Female Protagonist-24%
Multiple Endings-21%
LGBTQ+-19%
Cute-18%
Mature-17%
Choices Matter-17%
Adventure-16%
Mystery-15%
Casual-14%
Indie-14%
Interactive Fiction-13%
Singleplayer-12%
Choose Your Own Adventure-11%
Psychological Horror-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Detective-9%
Simulation-8%
Fantasy-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.801,270 (84%)
Adventure0.751,096 (72%)
Anime0.561,081 (71%)
Casual0.74934 (61%)
Story Rich0.41612 (40%)
Singleplayer0.34579 (38%)
Nudity0.67558 (37%)
Sexual Content0.72536 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.46475 (31%)
Simulation0.68451 (30%)
RPG0.72348 (23%)
Romance0.38328 (22%)
Cute0.37323 (21%)
Great Soundtrack0.36318 (21%)
Dating Sim0.42288 (19%)
Atmospheric0.35221 (15%)
Choices Matter0.40216 (14%)
Psychological Horror0.30216 (14%)
Mature0.40203 (13%)
Horror0.38201 (13%)
Violent0.66198 (13%)
Mystery0.43186 (12%)
2D0.31185 (12%)
Fantasy0.36181 (12%)
Comedy0.34179 (12%)