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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,776 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,437 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,008 Steam users, of which 162,012 (32.4%) 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
Senren*Banka Trial version+7,895 / -6195.9%
Senren*Banka+7,894 / -6195.9%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+27,142 / -64195.5%
Tiny Bunny+6,665 / -7195.5%
Doki Doki Literature Club+166,219 / -563395.5%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+6,819 / -8895.3%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+5,522 / -6195.3%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy+12,745 / -28895.0%
STEINS;GATE+11,380 / -29594.6%
Aventura Copilului Albastru și Urât+1,957 / -994.5%
海沙风云 Far Away+3,036 / -3894.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+6,583 / -15694.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,843 / -31994.3%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+21,334 / -75594.3%
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag…+7,094 / -17994.3%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+18,239 / -62894.3%
Everlasting Summer+51,014 / -219794.1%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+2,725 / -4194.1%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+3,647 / -7494.0%
planetarian HD+1,736 / -2093.7%
missed messages.+12,098 / -48693.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+23,635 / -109193.4%
LoveChoice 拣爱+7,920 / -29693.3%
Sakuya Izayoi Gives You Advice And Dabs+1,529 / -2293.3%
Epiphyllum in Love+1,314 / -1693.2%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club50,365 (10%)
Orwell47,195 (9%)
Sakura Spirit16,089 (3%)
Everlasting Summer14,921 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 013,679 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend13,083 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action13,056 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 112,666 (3%)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York12,395 (2%)
Emily is Away Too12,173 (2%)
The 39 Steps11,792 (2%)
Pesterquest11,395 (2%)
Hatoful Boyfriend11,348 (2%)
Sakura Angels11,203 (2%)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York11,108 (2%)
Paradise Killer11,005 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc10,864 (2%)
Eliza9,986 (2%)
Sakura Beach9,463 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 19,390 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius9,364 (2%)
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair9,284 (2%)
Sakura Beach 29,161 (2%)
GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN-9,031 (2%)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger8,784 (2%)

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

YearTitleRating
2022U-ena -遠花火の少女-71.5%
2021Tiny Bunny95.5%
2020Senren*Banka Trial version95.9%
2019Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy95.0%
2018Sabbat of the Witch93.1%
2017Doki Doki Literature Club95.5%
2016VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action95.5%
2015fault - milestone two side: above92.8%
2014Everlasting Summer94.1%
2013fault - milestone one89.5%
2012Analogue: A Hate Story88.9%
2011Lonely Yuri82.2%
2010Date Warp81.4%
2009Bionic Heart68.4%
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away53.9%

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2022U-ena -遠花火の少女-1 (0%)
2021NEKOPARA - Catboys Paradise1,484 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York11,108 (2%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York12,395 (2%)
2018Hiveswap Friendsim7,279 (1%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club50,365 (10%)
2016Orwell47,195 (9%)
2015NEKOPARA Vol. 013,679 (3%)
2014Sakura Spirit16,089 (3%)
2013The 39 Steps11,792 (2%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story8,032 (2%)
2011X-note2,043 (0%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,430 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,724 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,665 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-52%
Romance-48%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-35%
Multiple Endings-35%
Interactive Fiction-31%
LGBTQ+-31%
Otome-31%
Choices Matter-30%
Sexual Content-28%
Choose Your Own Adventure-28%
Nudity-26%
Female Protagonist-26%
Cute-24%
Text-Based-19%
Drama-19%
Mature-19%
Adventure-19%
Singleplayer-18%
Conversation-18%
Mystery-17%
Casual-17%
Emotional-17%
2D-16%
Psychological Horror-14%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.741,801 (65%)
Adventure0.781,767 (64%)
Anime0.601,712 (62%)
Casual0.781,567 (56%)
Singleplayer0.411,512 (54%)
Story Rich0.541,450 (52%)
2D0.55885 (32%)
Cute0.55845 (30%)
Female Protagonist0.55802 (29%)
Sexual Content0.63795 (29%)
Romance0.55733 (26%)
Simulation0.72715 (26%)
Nudity0.61708 (26%)
Multiple Endings0.57697 (25%)
Choices Matter0.59693 (25%)
RPG0.77657 (24%)
Dating Sim0.61643 (23%)
Atmospheric0.52538 (19%)
Interactive Fiction0.68516 (19%)
Choose Your Own Adventure0.67447 (16%)
Mystery0.54428 (15%)
Comedy0.53409 (15%)
Fantasy0.51408 (15%)
Funny0.54402 (14%)
Horror0.59394 (14%)