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Visual Novels on Steam

There are currently 2,939 games tagged as Visual Novel on Steam, of which 1,893 can be mapped onto VNDB titles.

Generated from a sample of 500,001 Steam users, of which 193,285 (38.7%) 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
Doki Doki Literature Club+150,577 / -490795.6%
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action+24,338 / -56895.5%
ATRI -My Dear Moments-+4,858 / -6494.9%
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy /…+10,289 / -24594.7%
CLANNAD+4,603 / -6894.7%
STEINS;GATE+9,919 / -24294.7%
Our Life: Beginnings & Always+3,135 / -3894.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 2+10,949 / -30894.4%
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair+15,164 / -48094.4%
NEKOPARA Vol. 3+10,291 / -29394.3%
NEKOPARA Vol. 4+5,281 / -11494.3%
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc+18,036 / -61594.3%
Everlasting Summer+40,757 / -182293.9%
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon+2,880 / -5393.8%
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue+2,118 / -2993.8%
Riddle Joker+1,374 / -1393.5%
NEKOPARA Extra+2,599 / -5493.5%
planetarian HD+1,567 / -1993.5%
NEKOPARA Vol. 1+22,086 / -100493.4%
missed messages.+11,079 / -44893.4%
LoveChoice 拣爱+6,206 / -22193.2%
月影魅像-解放之羽-+1,544 / -2493.2%
Fox Hime Zero+3,146 / -8893.1%
Maitetsu:Last Run!!+1,130 / -1293.1%
Fluffy Store+1,960 / -4293.0%

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

TitleUsers (%)
Doki Doki Literature Club61,420 (12%)
Orwell55,111 (11%)
Emily is Away33,185 (7%)
Everlasting Summer20,248 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 019,639 (4%)
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,949 (4%)
Sakura Spirit17,776 (4%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 117,076 (3%)
Monster Prom16,771 (3%)
Aviary Attorney15,010 (3%)
The 39 Steps13,905 (3%)
NEKOPARA Vol. 213,551 (3%)
Sakura Angels13,318 (3%)
Purrfect Date13,088 (3%)
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action12,868 (3%)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend12,735 (3%)
Emily is Away Too11,668 (2%)
Sakura Beach11,458 (2%)
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius11,284 (2%)
Sakura Beach 211,069 (2%)
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 110,972 (2%)
A Detective's Novel10,806 (2%)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc10,772 (2%)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi10,706 (2%)
Sixtieth Kilometer10,489 (2%)

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

YearTitleUsers (%)
2021Angel Wings641 (0%)
2020Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York8,703 (2%)
2019Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York10,316 (2%)
2018Monster Prom16,771 (3%)
2017Doki Doki Literature Club61,420 (12%)
2016Orwell55,111 (11%)
2015Emily is Away33,185 (7%)
2014Everlasting Summer20,248 (4%)
2013The 39 Steps13,905 (3%)
2012Analogue: A Hate Story6,763 (1%)
2011Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~18,949 (4%)
2010Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook1,401 (0%)
2009Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate1,660 (0%)
2008Heileen 1: Sail Away1,694 (0%)

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

TitleAvg. WeightSimilarity
Anime-50%
Romance-46%
Dating Sim-46%
Story Rich-36%
Multiple Endings-35%
Interactive Fiction-32%
Choices Matter-31%
Otome-31%
LGBTQ+-30%
Choose Your Own Adventure-28%
Sexual Content-26%
Female Protagonist-25%
Nudity-23%
Cute-22%
Text-Based-21%
Drama-20%
Adventure-19%
Singleplayer-19%
Conversation-19%
Mature-19%
Mystery-19%
Casual-17%
2D-16%
Emotional-16%
Comedy-16%

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

TitleAvg. WeightGames (%)
Indie0.782,373 (81%)
Adventure0.792,202 (75%)
Anime0.571,923 (65%)
Casual0.781,907 (65%)
Singleplayer0.401,687 (57%)
Story Rich0.521,638 (56%)
Sexual Content0.63992 (34%)
2D0.50941 (32%)
Nudity0.59931 (32%)
Female Protagonist0.50911 (31%)
Simulation0.72905 (31%)
Cute0.51852 (29%)
RPG0.77811 (28%)
Romance0.52795 (27%)
Choices Matter0.57755 (26%)
Multiple Endings0.56719 (24%)
Dating Sim0.58706 (24%)
Atmospheric0.47680 (23%)
Great Soundtrack0.34615 (21%)
Interactive Fiction0.64517 (18%)
Mystery0.51517 (18%)
Funny0.51506 (17%)
Fantasy0.48491 (17%)
Comedy0.49487 (17%)
Psychological Horror0.40463 (16%)