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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,725 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,355 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 101,160 (39.6%) 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+1,087 / -1197.9%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+15,641 / -35597.5%
Sabbat of the Witch+675 / -797.4%
CLANNAD+2,515 / -4797.3%
STEINS;GATE+6,592 / -15397.2%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+8,229 / -21297.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+9,016 / -23897.0%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+211 / -097.0%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+367 / -396.9%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,785 / -3996.8%
fault - milestone two side:above+2,029 / -4896.7%
Doki Doki Literature Club+115,422 / -388796.6%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,517 / -3696.5%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+493 / -796.5%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+7,434 / -23696.4%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+270 / -296.3%
Angels with Scaly Wings+990 / -2296.3%
Fox Hime Zero+1,844 / -5096.2%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+5,909 / -19396.2%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,528 / -4196.1%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집+1,282 / -3396.1%
Fluffy Store+611 / -1296.1%
祈風 Inorikaze+159 / -096.0%
The House in Fata Morgana+845 / -2096.0%
Little Busters! English Edition+378 / -695.8%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club31,399 (12%)
Emily is Away19,356 (8%)
Everlasting Summer13,288 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,166 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 011,823 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,358 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,671 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,107 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,173 (4%)
Monster Prom9,132 (4%)
A Detective's Novel8,822 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,763 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,390 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,302 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,240 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,217 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,043 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 27,891 (3%)
Emily is Away Too7,877 (3%)
fault - milestone one7,869 (3%)
Sakura Beach7,810 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~7,769 (3%)
Sakura Beach 27,664 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action7,476 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 17,467 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2019Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집 Philia after story97.0%
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.4%
2017planetarian HD97.9%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.7%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.3%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story91.9%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~86.3%
2010Date Warp83.4%
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 (%)
2019I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator2,250 (1%)
2018Monster Prom9,132 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club31,399 (12%)
2016A Detective's Novel8,822 (3%)
2015Emily is Away19,356 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,288 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,358 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,303 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~7,769 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,264 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,519 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,518 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-51%
Romance-40%
Dating Sim-36%
Otome-33%
Story Rich-26%
Sexual Content-25%
Female Protagonist-24%
Nudity-24%
Multiple Endings-21%
LGBTQ+-21%
Choices Matter-18%
Mature-18%
Cute-17%
Mystery-17%
Adventure-16%
Interactive Fiction-15%
Casual-14%
Indie-14%
Choose Your Own Adventure-12%
Singleplayer-12%
Psychological Horror-11%
Great Soundtrack-11%
Detective-10%
NSFW-9%
Simulation-8%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.801,418 (82%)
Adventure0.761,274 (74%)
Anime0.551,184 (69%)
Casual0.731,074 (62%)
Story Rich0.41738 (43%)
Singleplayer0.34659 (38%)
Sexual Content0.72621 (36%)
Nudity0.67621 (36%)
Female Protagonist0.45559 (32%)
Simulation0.68508 (29%)
Great Soundtrack0.37396 (23%)
RPG0.73394 (23%)
Romance0.38372 (22%)
Cute0.36358 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43317 (18%)
Atmospheric0.34296 (17%)
Mystery0.45259 (15%)
Choices Matter0.41256 (15%)
2D0.28255 (15%)
Psychological Horror0.30249 (14%)
Mature0.39238 (14%)
Violent0.66231 (13%)
Horror0.38228 (13%)
Funny0.35210 (12%)
Multiple Endings0.36202 (12%)