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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,554 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,691 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 188,409 (37.7%) 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+140,662 / -459295.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+22,233 / -51295.4%
STEINS;GATE+9,139 / -21794.6%
CLANNAD+4,006 / -5794.6%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+3,670 / -4894.6%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+8,308 / -19594.6%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,289 / -28494.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+3,277 / -4694.4%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+14,430 / -45094.4%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+11,719 / -35494.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+9,667 / -27494.3%
Everlasting Summer+39,135 / -176293.8%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,363 / -4293.6%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+20,298 / -89993.5%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,711 / -2493.5%
planetarian HD+1,443 / -1693.4%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,265 / -4793.3%
LoveChoice 拣爱+5,600 / -19293.2%
missed messages.+9,813 / -39993.2%
Fox Hime Zero+2,870 / -8093.0%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,228 / -1792.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,271 / -6192.8%
Cinderella Phenomenon+2,998 / -9492.8%
Sabbat of the Witch+1,152 / -1892.7%
Fluffy Store+1,664 / -3992.6%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club60,214 (12%)
Orwell54,933 (11%)
Emily is Away32,899 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,007 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,085 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,900 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,711 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 116,457 (3%)
Monster Prom16,047 (3%)
Aviary Attorney14,928 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,890 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,239 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,084 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,516 (3%)
Purrfect Date12,283 (2%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,242 (2%)
Emily is Away Too11,482 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,359 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,234 (2%)
Sakura Beach 210,998 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,906 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,720 (2%)
Sixtieth Kilometer10,372 (2%)
2064: Read Only Memories10,368 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,315 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,667 (0%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York8,766 (2%)
2018Monster Prom16,047 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club60,214 (12%)
2016Orwell54,933 (11%)
2015Emily is Away32,899 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,007 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,890 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,746 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,900 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,388 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,650 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,676 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-45%
Multiple Endings-35%
Story Rich-34%
Otome-32%
Interactive Fiction-30%
Choices Matter-29%
LGBTQ+-29%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-26%
Choose Your Own Adventure-26%
Nudity-24%
Cute-23%
Text-Based-19%
Mature-19%
Adventure-18%
Mystery-18%
Singleplayer-18%
Conversation-18%
Drama-17%
Casual-16%
Indie-15%
2D-15%
Comedy-15%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.812,098 (82%)
Adventure0.791,894 (74%)
Anime0.551,685 (66%)
Casual0.781,653 (65%)
Story Rich0.471,324 (52%)
Singleplayer0.381,313 (51%)
Sexual Content0.64892 (35%)
Nudity0.60855 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.48795 (31%)
Simulation0.71781 (31%)
Cute0.47691 (27%)
2D0.46683 (27%)
RPG0.78679 (27%)
Romance0.48652 (26%)
Great Soundtrack0.35575 (23%)
Dating Sim0.54574 (22%)
Choices Matter0.52567 (22%)
Atmospheric0.41546 (21%)
Multiple Endings0.52534 (21%)
Mystery0.47423 (17%)
Funny0.47406 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.38401 (16%)
Horror0.49389 (15%)
Fantasy0.43388 (15%)
Comedy0.46383 (15%)