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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,462 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,663 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 288,466 Steam users, of which 126,016 (43.7%) 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
Doki Doki Literature Club+138,048 / -451395.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+21,644 / -50095.4%
STEINS;GATE+8,808 / -20694.6%
CLANNAD+3,847 / -5594.6%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+3,237 / -3994.5%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+7,825 / -18394.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,071 / -27594.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+9,462 / -26194.3%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+12,851 / -40194.3%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+10,602 / -33694.1%
Everlasting Summer+38,311 / -174393.8%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,190 / -3793.6%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+19,784 / -87193.5%
planetarian HD+1,425 / -1593.5%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,597 / -2493.3%
LoveChoice 拣爱+5,467 / -18793.2%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,162 / -4693.2%
missed messages.+9,479 / -38693.2%
Fox Hime Zero+2,789 / -7493.1%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,199 / -1792.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,250 / -5992.8%
Sabbat of the Witch+1,096 / -1592.8%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,933 / -9392.7%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,664 / -4092.6%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,808 / -4792.5%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Orwell41,979 (15%)
Doki Doki Literature Club37,627 (13%)
Emily is Away22,018 (8%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,901 (5%)
Everlasting Summer14,677 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 013,859 (5%)
Sakura Spirit13,790 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,878 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 111,789 (4%)
Aviary Attorney11,677 (4%)
Monster Prom11,453 (4%)
Sakura Angels10,511 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend9,717 (3%)
Purrfect Date9,449 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 29,399 (3%)
A Detective's Novel9,199 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action9,139 (3%)
Sakura Beach9,111 (3%)
Sakura Beach 28,909 (3%)
Emily is Away Too8,857 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,817 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,812 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 18,720 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,688 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,630 (3%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,499 (1%)
2019初恋日记7,019 (2%)
2018Monster Prom11,453 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club37,627 (13%)
2016Orwell41,979 (15%)
2015Emily is Away22,018 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer14,677 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,878 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,733 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,901 (5%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,294 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,555 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,562 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-45%
Multiple Endings-34%
Story Rich-33%
Otome-32%
Interactive Fiction-30%
Choices Matter-29%
LGBTQ+-29%
Female Protagonist-27%
Sexual Content-27%
Choose Your Own Adventure-25%
Nudity-24%
Cute-23%
Mature-19%
Adventure-18%
Mystery-18%
Singleplayer-18%
Conversation-17%
Text-Based-17%
Casual-16%
Drama-16%
Indie-15%
Psychological Horror-14%
2D-14%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.812,033 (83%)
Adventure0.791,829 (74%)
Anime0.541,630 (66%)
Casual0.781,596 (65%)
Story Rich0.461,251 (51%)
Singleplayer0.381,218 (49%)
Sexual Content0.64865 (35%)
Nudity0.60834 (34%)
Female Protagonist0.48778 (32%)
Simulation0.71752 (31%)
RPG0.78655 (27%)
Cute0.45646 (26%)
2D0.44624 (25%)
Romance0.47619 (25%)
Great Soundtrack0.35566 (23%)
Dating Sim0.52542 (22%)
Choices Matter0.50528 (21%)
Atmospheric0.40519 (21%)
Multiple Endings0.51482 (20%)
Mystery0.46402 (16%)
Funny0.46389 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.37386 (16%)
Horror0.48369 (15%)
Fantasy0.42364 (15%)
Comedy0.45358 (15%)