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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,640 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,306 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 668,781 Steam users, of which 249,644 (37.3%) 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
planetarian HD+1,052 / -1097.9%
Sabbat of the Witch+644 / -597.7%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+15,007 / -33897.5%
STEINS;GATE+6,371 / -14497.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,110 / -21097.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,954 / -23597.0%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,746 / -3696.9%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+207 / -096.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,983 / -4696.7%
CLANNAD+2,191 / -5296.7%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+351 / -396.7%
Doki Doki Literature Club+113,437 / -380896.6%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,469 / -3596.4%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+7,059 / -22396.4%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+358 / -496.4%
Fluffy Store+436 / -696.3%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,522 / -4096.2%
Angels with Scaly Wings+960 / -2296.2%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,255 / -3296.1%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+5,560 / -18896.1%
Fox Hime Zero+1,731 / -4996.1%
Kaori After Story+279 / -395.9%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+240 / -295.9%
祈風 Inorikaze+152 / -095.8%
The House in Fata Morgana+804 / -2095.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club79,573 (12%)
Emily is Away47,276 (7%)
Everlasting Summer31,525 (5%)
Sakura Spirit28,121 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 027,866 (4%)
The 39 Steps24,987 (4%)
Aviary Attorney24,897 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 124,068 (4%)
Sakura Angels20,920 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,531 (3%)
Monster Prom20,026 (3%)
A Detective's Novel19,525 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius18,964 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 218,758 (3%)
Purrfect Date18,459 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer18,294 (3%)
Emily is Away Too18,228 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories17,896 (3%)
Soul Gambler17,821 (3%)
fault - milestone one17,787 (3%)
Sakura Beach17,692 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action17,645 (3%)
Sakura Beach 217,242 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,225 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 116,986 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2019Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집 Philia after story96.9%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.7%
2017planetarian HD97.9%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.7%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.2%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.0%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.4%
2010Date Warp82.9%
2009Bionic Heart62.7%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.3%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2019Lovers of Aether2,889 (0%)
2018Monster Prom20,026 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club79,573 (12%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend20,531 (3%)
2015Emily is Away47,276 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer31,525 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps24,987 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story11,925 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~17,225 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,488 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate3,016 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away3,097 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-40%
Dating Sim-36%
Otome-34%
Story Rich-26%
Sexual Content-25%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-24%
Multiple Endings-22%
LGBTQ+-20%
Choices Matter-19%
Cute-18%
Mature-18%
Mystery-17%
Adventure-16%
Interactive Fiction-14%
Casual-14%
Indie-14%
Singleplayer-12%
Choose Your Own Adventure-11%
Psychological Horror-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Detective-10%
NSFW-8%
Psychological-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.801,347 (82%)
Adventure0.761,214 (74%)
Anime0.561,138 (69%)
Casual0.731,022 (62%)
Story Rich0.41704 (43%)
Singleplayer0.34627 (38%)
Nudity0.67591 (36%)
Sexual Content0.71585 (36%)
Female Protagonist0.45538 (33%)
Simulation0.68483 (29%)
Great Soundtrack0.37379 (23%)
RPG0.72370 (23%)
Romance0.39350 (21%)
Cute0.37343 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43301 (18%)
Atmospheric0.34278 (17%)
Mystery0.45247 (15%)
2D0.28246 (15%)
Choices Matter0.40242 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.30235 (14%)
Mature0.39224 (14%)
Violent0.66216 (13%)
Horror0.38213 (13%)
Funny0.36198 (12%)
Fantasy0.36194 (12%)