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, 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 TOK released the 25 October 2018 and ranked #7, Neighbor released the 29 September 2018 and ranked #26, NEKO-NIN exHeart 2 released the 29 March 2018 and ranked #44.

1# Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice - 2017

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice, known in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Japanese: 6?, "Turnabout Trial 6"), is a visual novel adventure video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS, and is the sixth main game in the Ace Attorney series. See also: Gameplay in the Ace Attorney series Spirit of Justice continues the investigation and courtroom of its predecessors, in which players take the role of the defense attorneys Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and Athena Cykes, and try to defend their clients. Like previous games in the franchises, chapters are divided into two types of gameplay; investigations, where players gather information from people and search for evidence, and trials, where they must use evidence to find contradictions in witness testimonies. Investigations utilise the 3D navigation introduced in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, allowing players to navigate environments from various angles.

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2# 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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4# Zero Escape - 2016

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Nine participants awaken, trapped in an underground facility. To escape, they must play a game with deadly consequences. Who will live, and who will die? The choice is yours.

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5# Danganronpa 1-2 Reload - 2017

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Get two of the best murder-mystery adventures in one! Whether trapped in school in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, or stranded on an island in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, there's bound to be thrills, chills, and kills! In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, enter Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious high school reserved for the nation's "ultimate" students. Things get a bit twisted when the academy's students find themselves trapped inside with Monokuma, a maniacal bear who has taken them all prisoner to play his game of despair. Continue the adventure in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with a brand new cast of Ultimates. Mysteriously trapped on Jabberwock Island in their own life-or-death game, having fun in the sun with this twisted teddy requires more than a bit of wit to survive. Two Mystery Adventures in One! - For the first time ever, experience two of the greatest visual novel adventures in one package for the PlayStation® 4! Monokuma's His Name, Murder's His Game - Face the twisted challenges of this maniacal bear and piece together the clues to uncover the truth fueling his deadly games. Hope and Despair - Meet memorable characters, solve mysterious murders, and complete games of logic all culminating in life-or-death decisions in the ultimate battle of hope and despair!

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Price: $25-$40

6# Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma - 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# 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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9# G-senjou no Maou - The Devil on G-String - 2015

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You play as Azai Kyousuke, the son of an infamous gangster. Kyousuke knows what he likes and lets nothing stand in his way in getting what he wants. Referred to as God by his classmates, he often enjoys listening to Bach and "working" part time for his stepfather.

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10# 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# 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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14# We Know the Devil - 2016

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WE KNOW THE DEVIL is a visual novel about teens reluctantly fighting the devil at summer camp. Follow meangirl Neptune, tomboy Jupiter, and shy shy Venus as they get to know each other--but one always gets left out.

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15# OPUS: The Day We Found Earth - 2015

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Dive into the boundless galaxy and embark on an emotional adventure! Help little robot Emeth to fulfill a century-old promise by finding Earth in order to save Mankind—so step into the spaceship, operate a deep space telescope, and find out what’s out there in the unknown.

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16# Zero Escape: The Nonary Games - 2017

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Two spine-tingling Nonary Games - 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. A remastered and revamped Nine Hours - The well-received classic Nintendo DS game 999 has been updated with hi-res graphics and a variety of new features including both Japanese and English voice acting! Seek a way out - Search for clues within numerous locked rooms and solve mind-bending puzzles in order to escape. VLR even has two difficulty settings for more of a challenge. - 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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18# 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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Price: $15-$25

19# Clannad - 2015

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From the world renowned visual novel studio Key, the highly rated story of CLANNAD is now available on Steam! Improved visuals, achievement integration, and Dangopedia make this the best version of CLANNAD to date.

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20# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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Price: $15-$25

21# SteinsGate - 2011

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Steins;Gate is a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus. It is the second game in the Science Adventure series following Chaos;Head. The game is described by the development team as a "hypothetical science ADV" and explores time and time travel in 2010 Akihabara. The gameplay follows non-linear plot lines which offer branching scenarios with courses of interaction.

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22# No One But You - 2016

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A Visual Novel/Dating Sim about Hideaki who has moved from his small village to a much larger town, Okutama.

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23# Black Closet - 2015

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Command your minions to solve mysteries and cover up scandals in a high-class boarding school, where the competition is cut-throat and image is everything. But be careful - one of your minions is a traitor.

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24# 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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25# Steins;Gate 0 - 2015

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If you can't save the one you love… How can you save humanity? Sequel to the visual novel cult classic. Experience an alternate worldline of STEINS;GATE.

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Price: $25-$40

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