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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,280 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,596 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 255,179 Steam users, of which 113,139 (44.3%) 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
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+2,433 / -2598.3%
Flowers -Le volume sur ete-+482 / -198.3%
planetarian HD+1,382 / -1498.0%
CLANNAD+3,694 / -5597.9%
像素男友+471 / -297.9%
Miracle snack shop 기적의 분식집…+264 / -097.5%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+20,936 / -47697.5%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,063 / -1497.5%
Sabbat of the Witch+1,050 / -1497.4%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+1,442 / -2297.4%
STEINS;GATE+8,400 / -18697.4%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,073 / -3797.3%
祈風 Inorikaze+233 / -097.2%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+6,778 / -16397.1%
千面 Melancholy Love+587 / -797.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+9,939 / -26397.0%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,111 / -4597.0%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+9,282 / -25596.9%
Sakuya Izayoi Gives You Advice And Dabs+555 / -796.9%
Epiphyllum in Love+592 / -896.8%
Doki Doki Literature Club+134,066 / -434396.7%
Hello Charlotte: Childhood's End+473 / -696.6%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+11,785 / -36596.6%
Fox Hime Zero+2,663 / -7096.5%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+9,534 / -29696.5%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Orwell39,177 (15%)
Doki Doki Literature Club32,929 (13%)
Emily is Away19,607 (8%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,123 (6%)
Everlasting Summer13,564 (5%)
Sakura Spirit12,813 (5%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 012,758 (5%)
The 39 Steps11,402 (4%)
Aviary Attorney10,825 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 110,782 (4%)
Monster Prom10,185 (4%)
Sakura Angels9,853 (4%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend8,977 (4%)
A Detective's Novel8,919 (3%)
Purrfect Date8,635 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 28,605 (3%)
Sakura Beach8,524 (3%)
Sixtieth Kilometer8,479 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action8,373 (3%)
Sakura Beach 28,357 (3%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius8,307 (3%)
Soul Gambler8,303 (3%)
2064: Read Only Memories8,164 (3%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 18,162 (3%)
Emily is Away Too8,113 (3%)

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

YearTitleRating
2020ATRI -My Dear Moments-98.3%
2019像素男友97.9%
2018Flowers -Le volume sur ete-98.3%
2017planetarian HD98.0%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action97.5%
2015fault - milestone two side:above96.5%
2014NEKOPARA Vol. 195.4%
2013fault - milestone one92.2%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story92.2%
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~85.4%
2010Date Warp83.7%
2009Bionic Heart63.3%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away43.7%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2020Grimm & Tonic1,455 (1%)
2019初恋日记6,406 (3%)
2018Monster Prom10,185 (4%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club32,929 (13%)
2016Orwell39,177 (15%)
2015Emily is Away19,607 (8%)
2014Everlasting Summer13,564 (5%)
2013The 39 Steps11,402 (4%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story5,428 (2%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~14,123 (6%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,266 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,526 (1%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,521 (1%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-44%
Multiple Endings-34%
Otome-33%
Story Rich-32%
LGBTQ+-28%
Female Protagonist-27%
Choices Matter-27%
Sexual Content-27%
Interactive Fiction-26%
Nudity-25%
Choose Your Own Adventure-23%
Cute-23%
Mature-19%
Mystery-18%
Adventure-18%
Singleplayer-17%
Casual-16%
Indie-15%
Text-Based-15%
Conversation-14%
Psychological Horror-14%
Comedy-14%
Drama-14%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.831,898 (83%)
Adventure0.791,716 (75%)
Anime0.531,522 (67%)
Casual0.771,477 (65%)
Story Rich0.441,120 (49%)
Singleplayer0.371,060 (46%)
Sexual Content0.65812 (36%)
Nudity0.61788 (35%)
Female Protagonist0.47736 (32%)
Simulation0.71699 (31%)
RPG0.77588 (26%)
Cute0.42559 (25%)
Romance0.45554 (24%)
Great Soundtrack0.35539 (24%)
2D0.39514 (23%)
Dating Sim0.48478 (21%)
Atmospheric0.39474 (21%)
Choices Matter0.48457 (20%)
Multiple Endings0.48405 (18%)
Mystery0.45371 (16%)
Psychological Horror0.34352 (15%)
Funny0.44346 (15%)
Fantasy0.40332 (15%)
Comedy0.43323 (14%)
Horror0.43323 (14%)