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 Overboard! released the 2 June 2021 and ranked #11, The Little Red Lie released the 6 April 2021 and ranked #23, MazM: The Phantom of the Opera released the 25 March 2021 and ranked #35.

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

Review73Score

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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Price: Free

4# Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - 2016

Review89Score

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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Price: $15-$25

5# Chicken Police - 2020

Review86Score

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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Price < $5

6# Milky Way Prince - The Vampire Star - 2020

Review66Score

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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Price: Free

7# Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds - 2015

Review86Score

"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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Price: $25-$40

9# Dry Drowning - 2019

Review80Score

Dry Drowning is a psychological investigative visual novel set in a futuristic dystopian city. Follow the story of Mordred Foley, unscrupulous private detective haunted by his dark past, and look into a series of macabre serial killings inspired by Greek mythology.

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Price: $5-$15

11# Overboard! - 2021

Review86Score
Screenshot of the video game Overboard!
Screenshot of the video game Overboard!
Screenshot of the video game Overboard!

GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault.

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Price: Free

12# Chicken Police - Paint it RED! - 2020

Review81Score

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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Price < $5

13# Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 2016

Review82Score

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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Price: $15-$25

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

Review96Score

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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Price: $5-$15

15# I Am Dead - 2020

Review79Score

I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife.

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Price: $5-$15

16# Zero Escape: The Nonary Games - 2017

Review88Score

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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Price > $40

17# ROBOTICSNOTES ELITE - 2020

Review83Score

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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Price: $25-$40

18# Escape ee - 2021

Review87Score
Screenshot of the video game Escape  ee
Screenshot of the video game Escape  ee
Screenshot of the video game Escape  ee

Early Access

Escape is an indie horror survival game with Lovecraftian elements. An ancient dark power is calling you and you need to follow its instructions to find an exit to escape.... or there is actually no exit you just get closer to the true fear.....

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Price: Free

19# Harmony - 2017

Review82Score
Screenshot of the video game Harmony
Screenshot of the video game Harmony
Screenshot of the video game Harmony

Play with gravity and discover the extravagant properties of these colourful cubes that fill the levels. Go further and further in mastering your formidable powers and learn as you go. HARMONY is a unique game, with a unique experience, discover it now!

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Price: Free

20# 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 2019

Review86Score

"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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Price: Free

21# c - 2017

Review75Score

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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Price < $5

22# Muv-Luv Alternative - 2017

Review95Score

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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Price > $40

25# The Book of Shadows - 2021

Review67Score

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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Price < $5

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