50 Best Visual-novel games

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The best 50 Visual-novel games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Detective Story released the 22 January 2021 and ranked #30, The Book of Shadows released the 21 January 2021 and ranked #10, Chicken Police - Paint it RED! released the 5 November 2020 and ranked #2.

2# Chicken Police - Paint it RED! - 2020

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A wild tale of love, death, chickens, and redemption! Chicken Police is a buddy-cop noir adventure, with a carefully crafted world, a gritty story, and lots of absurd humor. The game mixes elements of classic adventure games with visual novel-style storytelling.

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3# Chicken Police - 2020

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A wild tale of love, death, chickens, and redemption! Chicken Police is a buddy-cop noir adventure, with a carefully crafted world, a gritty story, and lots of absurd humor. The game mixes elements of classic adventure games with visual novel-style storytelling.

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5# Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - 2016

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Jabberwock Island—You and your classmates were ready for fun in the sun until Monokuma returned to restart his murderous game! Trapped in a kill-or-be-killed situation, your only hope rests in solving the island’s mysteries.

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6# Zero Escape: The Nonary Games - 2017

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Zero welcomes you to take part in both the Nonary Game and the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition as the award-winning escape-the-room visual novels Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) and its sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward (VLR), are together for the first time. Search for clues within numerous locked rooms and solve mind-bending puzzles in order to escape. Fascinating theories and pseudo science ideas abound along the twisting, turning journey to uncover who Zero is, why everyone was kidnapped, and the shocking connection between the Nonary Games.

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7# Zero Escape - 2016

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Zero Time Dilemma is the third and final entry in the acclaimed Zero Escape series. It is a story focused mystery/thriller visual novel with multiple endings that involves player choices and puzzle rooms. It is recommended that you play the games in order. The mysterious “Zero” traps 9 participants within an underground shelter, dividing them equally between 3 wards that are connected to an elevator shaft in the middle. The only way out – passing through a locked X-Door to access the elevator. Six passwords are required to unlock the door, and each password is revealed only after a participant dies. Zero’s “Decision Game” will offer teams the opportunity to kill other participants through a variety of means to obtain the necessary passwords so they may escape.

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8# ROBOTICSNOTES ELITE - 2020

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Thanks to the rising popularity of the PhoneDroid—a device which features augmented reality (A.R.)—the age of advanced technology has finally reached Tanegashima. On that island, Central Tanegashima High's "Robot Research Club" is about to have their club disbanded.

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9# 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 2019

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"A departure from the studio’s traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware’s signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life."

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10# The Book of Shadows - 2021

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What happens when you and your girlfriend uncover a mysterious book and then accidentally activate it? Can you keep Alex one step ahead of those who want the book while at the same time figure out where am I? What does this book do? Why do these other people want it?

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12# Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds - 2015

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"This remastered telling of the beloved, visual novel Hakuoki series that was first developed and released in 2008 focuses on the story set in Kyoto. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds this Spring 2017!"

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13# Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - 2016

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Star as rookie defense attorney, Apollo Justice, as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients innocence. - Apollo Justice: Stepping into the shoes of Phoenix Wright, the new rookie attorney leads the series into an exciting next chapter.

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15# c - 2017

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You must constantly eat everything that is weaker than you, and you must constantly beat the enemy that is in front of you. In order to live, continue to evolve, no matter how strong the other is, just becomes stronger.

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16# Muv-Luv Alternative - 2017

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Playtime's over. Time for despair. Experience the definitive version of a masterpiece in the Muv-Luv trilogy's thrilling conclusion. Note: therapy not included.

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17# Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 2016

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Investigate murders, search for clues and talk to your classmates to prepare for trial. There, you'll engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects. Dissect their statements and fire their words back at them to expose their lies! There's only one way to survive—pull the trigger.

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18# Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest - 2020

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Explore the myths and monsters of Europe’s last primeval wilderness. Play as Maia, who arrives at the ancient Białowieża Forest looking to explore her family history. Discover Rage in an adventure game inspired by the experience of the legendary tabletop roleplaying game Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

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20# Milky Way Prince - The Vampire Star - 2020

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A visual novel about an abusive relationship, idealization, and intimacy. Live a summer of dysfunctional love through branching storylines, twists, sudden changes, and an innovative mechanic where you choose which senses to use with your boyfriend.

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22# Tokyo School Life - 2015

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"Tokyo School Life" is the story of your trip as an exchange student in Tokyo and the three girls you meet there. Live the everyday life you love from anime and manga!

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23# Sound of Drop - fall into poison - - 2015

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Nestled in the heart of Tokyo, the quaint little aquarium, Manten Aquarium. Numerous urban legends have arisen from here. On the night of the full moon the waters turn to blood and man faced fish lurk within.

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