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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,073 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,506 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 104,948 (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
planetarian HD+1,324 / -1298.2%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+419 / -198.0%
CLANNAD+3,390 / -5297.9%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+1,754 / -2697.6%
像素男友+414 / -297.6%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+19,334 / -43797.5%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+258 / -097.5%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,238 / -1897.4%
Epiphyllum in Love+496 / -497.3%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+963 / -1397.3%
STEINS;GATE+7,922 / -18097.3%
Sabbat of the Witch+945 / -1397.3%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+5,806 / -13997.1%
祈風 Inorikaze+215 / -097.0%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,015 / -4297.0%
千面 Melancholy Love+531 / -697.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+9,525 / -25297.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,965 / -24896.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+129,412 / -420996.7%
Fox Hime Zero+2,455 / -6096.7%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+438 / -596.7%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,190 / -5596.6%
Fluffy Store+1,307 / -2996.5%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,733 / -4296.5%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+10,254 / -32296.5%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club32,529 (13%)
Emily is Away19,514 (8%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,087 (6%)
Everlasting Summer13,491 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,771 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 012,088 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,388 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,796 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,369 (4%)
Monster Prom9,937 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,813 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,931 (3%)
A Detective's Novel8,887 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,577 (3%)
Sakura Beach8,479 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,451 (3%)
Sakura Beach 28,313 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,295 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,287 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 28,120 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 18,116 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,111 (3%)
Emily is Away Too7,987 (3%)
fault - milestone one7,926 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action7,899 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2020Marco & The Galaxy Dragon97.6%
2019像素男友97.6%
2018Flowers -Le volume sur ete-98.0%
2017planetarian HD98.2%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.6%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.4%
2013fault - milestone one92.3%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~85.4%
2010Date Warp84.4%
2009Bionic Heart63.3%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.7%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,444 (1%)
2019Night Call5,726 (2%)
2018Monster Prom9,937 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club32,529 (13%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,931 (3%)
2015Emily is Away19,514 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,491 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,388 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,415 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,087 (6%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,266 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,521 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,521 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-42%
Dating Sim-38%
Otome-34%
Story Rich-28%
Sexual Content-27%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-25%
Multiple Endings-24%
LGBTQ+-23%
Choices Matter-20%
Mature-19%
Cute-19%
Adventure-17%
Mystery-17%
Interactive Fiction-17%
Casual-15%
Indie-14%
Choose Your Own Adventure-14%
Singleplayer-13%
Psychological Horror-12%
Great Soundtrack-12%
Detective-11%
NSFW-10%
Simulation-9%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.841,733 (84%)
Adventure0.801,559 (75%)
Anime0.501,380 (67%)
Casual0.761,321 (64%)
Story Rich0.38957 (46%)
Singleplayer0.31873 (42%)
Sexual Content0.65742 (36%)
Nudity0.61722 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.41671 (32%)
Simulation0.72637 (31%)
RPG0.76514 (25%)
Great Soundtrack0.34495 (24%)
Romance0.37464 (22%)
Cute0.33446 (22%)
Atmospheric0.32407 (20%)
Dating Sim0.40398 (19%)
2D0.28355 (17%)
Choices Matter0.37350 (17%)
Mystery0.39321 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.29307 (15%)
Mature0.38292 (14%)
Horror0.36282 (14%)
Violent0.57279 (13%)
Funny0.34279 (13%)
Fantasy0.32264 (13%)