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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 3,031 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,924 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 193,942 (38.8%) 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+152,398 / -497895.6%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+24,649 / -58195.4%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+5,011 / -6794.9%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+10,548 / -24994.8%
CLANNAD+4,726 / -7194.7%
STEINS;GATE+10,063 / -24994.6%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+3,464 / -4694.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+11,048 / -31194.4%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+15,663 / -50194.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+5,467 / -11794.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,403 / -29794.3%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+18,578 / -63494.3%
Tiny Bunny+2,253 / -2394.2%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+3,006 / -5593.9%
Everlasting Summer+41,259 / -184793.9%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+2,162 / -3093.8%
Riddle Joker+1,471 / -1693.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,637 / -5693.5%
planetarian HD+1,587 / -2093.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+22,350 / -102293.4%
missed messages.+11,338 / -45993.4%
LoveChoice 拣爱+6,283 / -22293.3%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,570 / -2593.2%
Fox Hime Zero+3,218 / -9093.2%
Maitetsu:Last Run!!+1,190 / -1393.1%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club61,615 (12%)
Orwell55,135 (11%)
Emily is Away33,281 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,291 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,688 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,951 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,782 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 117,146 (3%)
Monster Prom16,812 (3%)
Aviary Attorney15,021 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,906 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,598 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,322 (3%)
Purrfect Date13,107 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,914 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,756 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,720 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,462 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,292 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,073 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,978 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc10,861 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,817 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,755 (2%)
Sixtieth Kilometer10,528 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Angel Wings755 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York8,996 (2%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,474 (2%)
2018Monster Prom16,812 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club61,615 (12%)
2016Orwell55,135 (11%)
2015Emily is Away33,281 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,291 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,906 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,764 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,951 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,402 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,663 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,695 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-49%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-36%
Multiple Endings-35%
Interactive Fiction-33%
Choices Matter-31%
LGBTQ+-30%
Otome-30%
Choose Your Own Adventure-28%
Sexual Content-25%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-23%
Cute-22%
Text-Based-22%
Drama-20%
Adventure-19%
Singleplayer-19%
Mystery-19%
Conversation-19%
Mature-19%
Emotional-17%
Casual-17%
2D-17%
Comedy-16%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.782,429 (80%)
Adventure0.792,277 (75%)
Anime0.571,972 (65%)
Casual0.781,967 (65%)
Singleplayer0.411,772 (58%)
Story Rich0.521,705 (56%)
Sexual Content0.631,010 (33%)
2D0.511,000 (33%)
Nudity0.59948 (31%)
Simulation0.72941 (31%)
Female Protagonist0.50936 (31%)
Cute0.51892 (29%)
RPG0.77840 (28%)
Romance0.53824 (27%)
Choices Matter0.57797 (26%)
Multiple Endings0.56759 (25%)
Dating Sim0.59729 (24%)
Atmospheric0.48717 (24%)
Great Soundtrack0.34621 (20%)
Interactive Fiction0.66562 (19%)
Mystery0.51545 (18%)
Funny0.52528 (17%)
Fantasy0.48509 (17%)
Comedy0.50504 (17%)
Psychological Horror0.41486 (16%)