The Best Visual-novel Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Dragon Island added at rank #22.
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PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Dive into the dark secrets of Tokyo's Sumida Ward in 'Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo'. This horror-adventure visual novel game will have you solving urban legends, exploring multiple story paths, and experiencing a brilliantly translated script. Can you solve the mysteries and bring someone back from the dead? It's a must-play for fans of the supernatural and the occult.


What we like:
  • Intriguing and immersive story
  • Dynamic character designs
  • Unique gameplay mechanics
  • Brilliantly translated script
  • Dark humor sprinkled throughout
What could be improved:
  • Can be a bit scary
  • Story is shorter than expected
  • Requires a lot of reading outside of dialogue

  • visual-novel
  • horror
  • mystery
  • supernatural
  • narrative

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OPUS: Echo of Starsong (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Take a thrilling journey through the Thousand Peaks galaxy in OPUS: Echo of Starsong. You'll embark on a narrative-driven adventure, solve engaging puzzles, and form deep connections with well-developed characters. Manage your ship's resources, face unpredictable events, and immerse yourself in the game's emotionally gripping story. Experience a heart-wrenching tale beautifully crafted with stunning visuals and magnificent music.


What we like:
  • Immersive and detailed world-building
  • Richly developed characters
  • Engaging puzzles and exploration mechanics
  • Beautiful art style and music
  • Unpredictable gameplay due to random events
What could be improved:
  • First few chapters can feel stiff
  • Resource management can be frustrating
  • Random elements require high player involvement
  • Generic anime character designs

  • visual-novel
  • exploration
  • emotional
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • anime
  • pirates
  • narrative
  • soundtrack
  • sci-fi
  • japanese
  • story
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • 2.5d

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Overboard! (2021)

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Overboard! is an exciting mystery game where you play as Veronica Villensey, a 1930s femme fatale who throws her husband overboard on a boat eight hours away from New York. You must help her get away with her crime by getting her off the boat scot-free when it docks. With visuals and music that evoke the 1930s, and the ability to direct your own story with multiple endings, this game is sure to keep you entertained.


What we like:
  • Open world visual novel gameplay
  • Multiple endings
  • Replayable
  • Short playthroughs
  • Fun 1930s visuals & music
What could be improved:
  • Short playthrough times may be a con for some players

  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • mystery
  • choices
  • detective
  • narrative
  • fiction
  • comedy
  • novel
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • conversation
  • sailing
  • cover
  • puzzle

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If Found... (2020)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Mac OS

If Found... is a game about going home, coming out and erasing everything.


  • visual-novel
  • lgbtq
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • beautiful
  • narrative
  • casual
  • sci-fi
  • stylized
  • story

5

Sumire (2021)

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PC Windows Android Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

In Sumire, you'll embark on a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village, meeting charming creatures and making choices that shape your reality. Experience a beautiful and touching story with multiple outcomes, and learn valuable life lessons in this enchanting indie narrative adventure game.


What we like:
  • Beautiful and touching story
  • Multiple possible outcomes
  • Gorgeous art style
  • Character growth
  • Valuable life lessons
What could be improved:
  • Some symbolic figures not explored
  • Grinding for achievements

  • narrative
  • choices
  • adventure
  • visual-novel
  • card
  • fiction
  • anime
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • collectathon
  • cute
  • interactive
  • well-paced

6

Root (2021)

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early access PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch Mac OS

The is a beautiful and huge RPG game that tells the story of a human being on a mission to return to the past and prevent war in order to save a world ravaged by war. However, other races try to interfere with the journey, and in the process, humans face numerous dangers and surprising truths

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  • visual-novel
  • board-game
  • tabletop
  • mystery
  • touch-friendly
  • wargame
  • asynchronous
  • strategy
  • card
  • solitaire
  • war
  • detective
  • pvp
  • lore
  • cute

7

CHAOSHEAD NOAH (2022)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

CHAOS;HEAD NOAH is now available on Steam!


  • visual-novel
  • anime
  • mystery
  • gore
  • mmo

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Ethereal Enigma (2023)

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¿Are you ready to take ghostbusting into your own hands? Find the elements to complete the ritual, and escape the room.


  • japanese
  • choices
  • romance
  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • rpg
  • vr
  • jrpg
  • mystery
  • multiple-endings
  • romantic
  • dark
  • story
  • relaxing
  • horror

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Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp (2021)

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With an all-star dream lineup of characters from each Danganronpa game, gather Hope Fragments at a tropical resort. Explore Jabberwock Island and develop your Dangan characters. Gather money through battle and upgrade your equipment, then defeat bosses and move on to the next island!


  • visual-novel
  • board-game
  • anime
  • card
  • mystery
  • battle
  • adventure
  • spin-off
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • tps

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NEKOPARA - Catboys Paradise (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

When your grandfather passes away and you inherit his café, it's a tall task for anyone. But with the help of 4 talented catboys, Cafe Kin'uan is ready for business in NEKOPARA - Catboys Paradise!


  • visual-novel
  • anime
  • cute
  • otome
  • dating-sim

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