50 Best Visual-novel games for Linux


The best 50 Visual-novel games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. 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 Psycholonials released the 3 February 2021 and ranked #50, Sarawak released the 27 January 2021 and ranked #45, Lotus Reverie: First Nexus released the 13 January 2021 and ranked #44.

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


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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2# Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 2016


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


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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4# Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - 2016


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# Ladykiller in a Bind - 2016


An erotic romantic comedy about social manipulation, crossdressing, and girls tying up other girls. Will the hapless lesbian ladykiller Beast succeed at pretending to be her ruthless twin? By the creators of Analogue: A Hate Story, featuring choice-driven mechanics... and lots of sex.

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7# Harmony - 2017

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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10# Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - 2018


Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld US map. Players wander across a folkloric Depression era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell.

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11# Highway Blossoms - 2016


The gold rush has struck the west for a second time. Highway Blossoms is the story of Amber, a girl trying her best to be alone on the road until she stumbles upon a young hitchhiker and the journal of a prospector from long ago.

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12# Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze - 2017


Episode 1 and 2 of the award winning murder mystery, visual novel adventure in which you become the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, the glamorous and stylish detective!

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13# Synergia - 2020


Synergia is a yuri thriller visual novel that takes place in a cyberpunk future, wrapped up in a beautifully unique, vibrant neon aesthetic. At the end of the world, sometimes love is the ultimate crime.

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14# Lily's Day Off - 2015


Lily's Day Off is a visual novel, but not in the typical sense. As you progress in this game, your actions drastically change characters, story lines, and outcomes.

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15# Without Within 2 - 2015


Vinty is back as she travels to Melbourne in hopes of meeting her calligraphy idol. Excelia. Determined to study and mimic the star's every move, will Vinty end up losing her identity?

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16# Starlight Drifter - 2016


Create your own character and explore the universe in this sci-fi space game allowing you to choose where to explore and what to do, where your decisions will affect the universe and the ending you experience.

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17# An Octave Higher - 2015


Fall into the magically complicated world of Overture as the three main characters embark on an adventure that will shake their lives and the world around them. Will they fan the flames of the growing revolution, or will they be the key to extinguishing it?

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19# Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - 2017


England, 12th century: Philip the monk becomes Prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised by his outlawed mother in the woods. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a great architect. Soon, his steps lead him to Kingsbridge where he will build one of the greatest cathedrals England has ever seen. Aliena and Richard have to survive on their own, after the sibling's father, the Earl of Shiring, has been incarcerated and murdered. Aliena vows to make her brother the rightful heir and Earl of Shiring. Like Jack, their way leads them to Kingsbridge. Aliena puts her expertise as a tradeswoman to good use, supporting the cathedral's construction and falls in love with Jack. But Kingsbridge and its people are in grave danger. Philip's rivals, Bishop Waleran and Wiliam, a vengeful noble rejected by Aliena, see the town and its rise to importance as a thorn in their flesh. They want to see Kingsbridge burn. The game-adaption of the world-bestseller "The Pillars of the Earth" is the first co-operative project of Daedalic Entertainment and Bastei Lübbe. This game will be more than just complementary media to the book and will instead retell the story in a new, interactive way. A team of about 20 people works to create a multi-platform adaption of this bestseller. The writers are also in contact and co-operation with the Follett Office and Ken Follett himself. Daedalic is the only studio at the time adapting such an epic reading-experience into an interactive format. The game itself will be released in 2017, at the same time the third novel of the Kingsbridge-Series will be published. The game will be internationally available for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and mobile devices.

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20# Black Closet - 2015


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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21# The Language Of Love - 2019


Mitsuki, an aimless young man studying to take his university entrance exams, falls for a young single mother who lives in his apartment complex. A relationship develops between these mismatched social outcasts, and then...

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22# Eliza - 2019


Eliza is a visual novel about an AI counseling program, the people who develop it, and the people who use it. Follow Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey as she reconnects with people from her past, gets to know the people of Seattle who use Eliza for counseling, and decides the course of her future.

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23# Sakura Sadist - 2018


Music student Azusa concocts a plan to get on the good side of her crush, the impeccable and unreachable Mamiko – but is she prepared to face the consequences?

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24# Queen Of Thieves - 2017


Play as Joanne, Kira and Thalia in this dating sim/RPG. Explore the catacombs and do robberies across the town of Ahkra. Meet 6 characters for a total of 12 possible different romances!

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25# Roommates Visual Novel - 2020


Welcome to the halls of Latin House! Either way, you're invited along with either Max or Anne as they make their way through the first year of their college experience. They'll share their dorm life with four other tenants as they pick their class load, pick their jobs, and maybe even pick someone to have a little extra curricular fun...

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