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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 3,297 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 2,043 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 196,570 (39.3%) 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+161,184 / -538995.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+25,886 / -60995.5%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+6,104 / -8295.2%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+4,456 / -5295.0%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+11,405 / -26794.9%
CLANNAD+5,127 / -8094.8%
STEINS;GATE+10,546 / -26994.6%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+11,275 / -31994.4%
Tiny Bunny+3,180 / -4394.4%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+20,032 / -69194.3%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+17,045 / -56994.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+6,025 / -13994.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,614 / -31094.3%
Aventura Copilului Albastru și Urât+1,635 / -894.2%
Everlasting Summer+45,085 / -198494.0%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+2,430 / -3594.0%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+3,306 / -6493.9%
Riddle Joker+1,911 / -2193.9%
海沙风云 Far Away+1,831 / -2293.7%
planetarian HD+1,650 / -2093.6%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,779 / -6093.5%
Maitetsu:Last Run!!+1,417 / -1593.5%
missed messages.+11,707 / -46893.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+23,010 / -106393.4%
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag…+3,699 / -10293.4%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club62,756 (13%)
Orwell55,320 (11%)
Emily is Away33,456 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,702 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,809 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,971 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,803 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 117,293 (3%)
Monster Prom17,092 (3%)
Aviary Attorney15,050 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,918 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,693 (3%)
Purrfect Date13,466 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,347 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action13,203 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,902 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,843 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,491 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,322 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc11,166 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,097 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,999 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,965 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,867 (2%)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,780 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!2,034 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York9,471 (2%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,780 (2%)
2018Monster Prom17,092 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club62,756 (13%)
2016Orwell55,320 (11%)
2015Emily is Away33,456 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,702 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,918 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,831 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,971 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,408 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,669 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,706 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-49%
Romance-47%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-37%
Multiple Endings-35%
Interactive Fiction-35%
Choices Matter-31%
LGBTQ+-31%
Choose Your Own Adventure-30%
Otome-30%
Female Protagonist-25%
Sexual Content-25%
Text-Based-23%
Cute-23%
Nudity-22%
Drama-21%
Conversation-20%
Singleplayer-19%
Mystery-19%
Adventure-19%
Emotional-18%
Mature-18%
2D-18%
Casual-17%
Comedy-16%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.762,595 (79%)
Adventure0.782,465 (75%)
Casual0.772,137 (65%)
Anime0.582,115 (64%)
Singleplayer0.412,005 (61%)
Story Rich0.541,910 (58%)
2D0.531,189 (36%)
Sexual Content0.631,084 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.521,035 (31%)
Cute0.531,025 (31%)
Simulation0.721,020 (31%)
Nudity0.60996 (30%)
Romance0.54930 (28%)
RPG0.77929 (28%)
Choices Matter0.58910 (28%)
Multiple Endings0.57884 (27%)
Dating Sim0.60818 (25%)
Atmospheric0.49786 (24%)
Interactive Fiction0.68683 (21%)
Great Soundtrack0.34635 (19%)
Mystery0.53622 (19%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.66593 (18%)
Funny0.53587 (18%)
Fantasy0.50580 (18%)
Comedy0.51573 (17%)