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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,250 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,030 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 668,781 Steam users, of which 238,834 (35.7%) 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
Sabbat of the Witch+457 / -297.8%
planetarian HD+870 / -1097.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+11,805 / -28497.3%
CLANNAD+1,832 / -3597.1%
STEINS;GATE+5,484 / -12997.1%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,440 / -2697.1%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+7,485 / -18997.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,575 / -23196.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,806 / -3996.8%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,337 / -2796.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+105,933 / -345396.7%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+5,455 / -15996.5%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,459 / -3596.4%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+4,444 / -13496.4%
Little Busters! English Edition+313 / -396.3%
爱上火车-Pure Station-+712 / -1496.3%
Short Stories Collection of Class…+452 / -796.2%
Monobeno+296 / -396.1%
STEINS;GATE 0+1,186 / -3395.8%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,020 / -6695.7%
Kaori After Story+221 / -295.5%
Angels with Scaly Wings+839 / -2395.5%
The House in Fata Morgana+581 / -1495.4%
Crystalline+726 / -2095.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+15,914 / -72195.2%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club75,586 (11%)
Emily is Away46,486 (7%)
Everlasting Summer30,156 (5%)
Sakura Spirit27,917 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 026,974 (4%)
The 39 Steps24,741 (4%)
Aviary Attorney24,210 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 123,216 (3%)
Sakura Angels20,682 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend19,762 (3%)
A Detective's Novel19,444 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius18,768 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer18,196 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 218,012 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories17,678 (3%)
fault - milestone one17,536 (3%)
Sakura Beach17,514 (3%)
Emily is Away Too17,308 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,090 (3%)
Sakura Beach 217,075 (3%)
Soul Gambler17,073 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 116,812 (3%)
Narcissu 1st & 2nd16,062 (2%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action15,726 (2%)
Russian Horror Story14,900 (2%)

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

YearTitleRating
2019Tailor Tales74.4%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.8%
2017planetarian HD97.5%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.3%
2015CLANNAD97.1%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.2%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.0%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.5%
2010Date Warp84.0%
2009Bionic Heart61.4%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away42.0%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2019Love Language Japanese39 (0%)
2018MONMUSU6,121 (1%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club75,586 (11%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend19,762 (3%)
2015Emily is Away46,486 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer30,156 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps24,741 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story11,166 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,090 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,485 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate3,008 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away3,085 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.821,059 (85%)
Adventure0.77921 (74%)
Anime0.57898 (72%)
Casual0.76770 (62%)
Nudity0.69469 (38%)
Story Rich0.43458 (37%)
Singleplayer0.36430 (34%)
Sexual Content0.74419 (34%)
Female Protagonist0.46392 (31%)
Simulation0.71366 (29%)
RPG0.74274 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.38259 (21%)
Romance0.39259 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43239 (19%)
Cute0.37236 (19%)
Psychological Horror0.29174 (14%)
Atmospheric0.38169 (14%)
Mature0.41167 (13%)
Horror0.39160 (13%)
Choices Matter0.43159 (13%)
Otome0.54156 (12%)
Violent0.67155 (12%)
Comedy0.35151 (12%)
Fantasy0.37145 (12%)
Mystery0.45135 (11%)