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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,969 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,479 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 103,843 (40.7%) 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+1,248 / -1298.0%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+377 / -197.8%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+856 / -897.8%
CLANNAD+3,104 / -4997.8%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+18,538 / -41797.5%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,124 / -1597.5%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+1,423 / -2197.5%
Sabbat of the Witch+896 / -1197.4%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+250 / -097.4%
STEINS;GATE+7,544 / -17397.3%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+416 / -397.2%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+4,904 / -11697.1%
像素男友+335 / -297.0%
祈風 Inorikaze+210 / -096.9%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+9,366 / -25296.9%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,764 / -23696.9%
千面 Melancholy Love+419 / -496.9%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,940 / -4396.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+124,407 / -407496.7%
Fluffy Store+1,144 / -2396.7%
Epiphyllum in Love+343 / -396.6%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,136 / -5496.5%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+9,294 / -29196.5%
Fox Hime Zero+2,299 / -6096.5%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,681 / -4196.5%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club32,169 (13%)
Emily is Away19,462 (8%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,009 (5%)
Everlasting Summer13,427 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,691 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 011,985 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,385 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,755 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,274 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,730 (4%)
Monster Prom9,696 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,880 (3%)
A Detective's Novel8,859 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,496 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,429 (3%)
Sakura Beach8,387 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,275 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,270 (3%)
Sakura Beach 28,242 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,098 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 18,036 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 28,031 (3%)
Emily is Away Too7,968 (3%)
fault - milestone one7,905 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action7,851 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2020Marco & The Galaxy Dragon97.5%
2019月影魅像-解放之羽-97.8%
2018Flowers -Le volume sur ete-97.8%
2017planetarian HD98.0%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.5%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.4%
2013fault - milestone one92.3%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~85.7%
2010Date Warp84.1%
2009Bionic Heart62.7%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.3%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,423 (1%)
2019Night Call5,062 (2%)
2018Monster Prom9,696 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club32,169 (13%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,880 (3%)
2015Emily is Away19,462 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,427 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,385 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,410 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,009 (5%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,266 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,520 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,521 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-41%
Dating Sim-37%
Otome-33%
Story Rich-28%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-25%
Multiple Endings-23%
LGBTQ+-22%
Choices Matter-20%
Cute-19%
Mature-19%
Adventure-17%
Mystery-17%
Interactive Fiction-15%
Casual-15%
Indie-14%
Singleplayer-13%
Choose Your Own Adventure-12%
Psychological Horror-12%
Great Soundtrack-12%
Detective-10%
NSFW-10%
Simulation-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.831,638 (83%)
Adventure0.801,472 (75%)
Anime0.511,338 (68%)
Casual0.761,251 (64%)
Story Rich0.38880 (45%)
Singleplayer0.32803 (41%)
Sexual Content0.66707 (36%)
Nudity0.62691 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.43624 (32%)
Simulation0.72594 (30%)
RPG0.76487 (25%)
Great Soundtrack0.34460 (23%)
Romance0.36433 (22%)
Cute0.34420 (21%)
Dating Sim0.39369 (19%)
Atmospheric0.32369 (19%)
2D0.27318 (16%)
Choices Matter0.38316 (16%)
Mystery0.41298 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.29284 (14%)
Mature0.38278 (14%)
Violent0.59265 (13%)
Horror0.36261 (13%)
Funny0.33254 (13%)
Fantasy0.32245 (12%)