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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 1,196 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 995 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 436,382 Steam users, of which 172,160 (39.5%) 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+418 / -297.6%
planetarian HD+853 / -1097.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+1,391 / -2297.3%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+11,389 / -27797.2%
tayutama 2 -you're the only one-+1,313 / -2297.2%
STEINS;GATE+5,359 / -12597.1%
CLANNAD+1,794 / -3497.1%
Short Stories Collection of Class…+442 / -497.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+7,391 / -18797.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+8,520 / -22896.9%
fault - milestone two side:above+1,762 / -3796.9%
Doki Doki Literature Club+104,316 / -337996.7%
Little Busters! English Edition+301 / -296.7%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+5,291 / -15096.6%
STEINS;GATE 0+1,108 / -2396.6%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+4,311 / -12596.5%
planetarian ~the reverie of a little…+1,455 / -3596.4%
Monobeno+287 / -396.0%
爱上火车-Pure Station-+650 / -1495.9%
Cinderella Phenomenon+1,957 / -6495.7%
Angels with Scaly Wings+793 / -2195.6%
The House in Fata Morgana+545 / -1395.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+15,753 / -71095.3%
Fox Hime Zero+1,091 / -3795.1%
Crystalline+684 / -2095.1%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club52,505 (12%)
Emily is Away32,394 (7%)
Sakura Spirit22,910 (5%)
Everlasting Summer22,273 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 022,196 (5%)
The 39 Steps19,950 (5%)
Aviary Attorney19,439 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 119,369 (4%)
Sakura Angels17,131 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend16,084 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 215,220 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius14,781 (3%)
fault - milestone one14,717 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories14,704 (3%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,614 (3%)
Sakura Beach14,599 (3%)
A Detective's Novel14,332 (3%)
Sakura Beach 214,276 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer14,172 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 113,948 (3%)
Emily is Away Too13,870 (3%)
Soul Gambler13,475 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,931 (3%)
Narcissu 1st & 2nd12,912 (3%)
KARAKARA12,444 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2018Sabbat of the Witch97.6%
2017planetarian HD97.5%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.2%
2015CLANNAD97.1%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.3%
2013fault - milestone one92.1%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.1%
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 (%)
2018MONMUSU4,596 (1%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club52,505 (12%)
2016BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend16,084 (4%)
2015Emily is Away32,394 (7%)
2014Sakura Spirit22,910 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps19,950 (5%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story9,461 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,614 (3%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook2,239 (1%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate2,702 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away2,767 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.811,015 (85%)
Adventure0.77882 (74%)
Anime0.57864 (72%)
Casual0.76737 (62%)
Nudity0.69450 (38%)
Story Rich0.43434 (36%)
Singleplayer0.36409 (34%)
Sexual Content0.74397 (33%)
Female Protagonist0.46372 (31%)
Simulation0.71347 (29%)
RPG0.74264 (22%)
Great Soundtrack0.38253 (21%)
Romance0.39246 (21%)
Dating Sim0.43225 (19%)
Cute0.38222 (19%)
Psychological Horror0.30164 (14%)
Atmospheric0.38162 (14%)
Mature0.40162 (14%)
Horror0.40153 (13%)
Choices Matter0.43151 (13%)
Otome0.54149 (12%)
Violent0.68146 (12%)
Comedy0.35145 (12%)
Fantasy0.37131 (11%)
Mystery0.45124 (10%)