The Best Visual-novel Games for Mac OS

Update : Read Only Memories: Neurodiver added at rank #16.
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! (2021)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Experience the twisted world of high school romance and poetry in Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Romance your way through the Literature Club and unravel the dark secrets hidden beneath the surface. With upgraded visuals, hours of new content, and a phenomenal soundtrack, can you achieve the perfect ending? But beware, this psychological horror game is not for the faint of heart.

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What we like:
  • Well-written characters
  • Compelling story
  • Great soundtrack
  • Emotional impact
  • Memorable experience
What could be improved:
  • Has dark themes
  • Limited replayability
  • Not for children

  • visual-novel
  • dating-sim
  • horror
  • psychological
  • romance

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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

3

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (2023)

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Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Mac OS Nintendo Switch

Step into the shoes of a barista in Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. Brew warm drinks, serve quirky fantasy characters, and explore their stories in a chill coffee shop ambiance. Create latte-art masterpieces, influence hearts, and immerse yourself in the alternate present-day Seattle. A must-play for those seeking a warm, relaxing gaming experience with thoughtful conversations and lo-fi beats.


What we like:
  • Engaging story
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel art
  • Excellent character development
  • Soothing soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • Tedious skip function

  • visual-novel
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • lgbtq
  • fiction
  • vampire
  • interactive
  • simulation
  • story
  • emotional
  • choices
  • alternate
  • drama

4

Overboard! (2021)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Android PC Windows Mac OS

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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Arcadia Fallen (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS Linux

Enter a world filled with magic and alchemy in Arcadia Fallen, a visual novel game that puts you in control of an alchemist shop assistant. The engaging storyline is full of quests and mystical encounters, with a cast of likable and well-developed characters who will keep you hooked. The gameplay is simple yet entertaining, with alchemy puzzles and combat mechanics that keep you engaged. With charming hand-drawn visuals and catchy soundtrack, Arcadia Fallen is a unique and immersive experience that you won't want to miss.

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What we like:
  • Engaging storyline with well-developed characters
  • Simple but entertaining gameplay mechanics
  • Charming hand-drawn visuals with a catchy soundtrack
  • Replayability value due to branching narrative
  • Wonderful underlying messages that convey societal relevance
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay mechanics may be too simple for some
  • The pacing of the story is rushed
  • The writing is basic
  • The visuals are outdated
  • Heavy narrative-based game may not appeal to all players

  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • otome
  • choices
  • dating-sim
  • immersive
  • comic
  • character
  • fantasy
  • story
  • lgbtq
  • anime
  • customization
  • demons
  • text

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A YEAR OF SPRINGS (2021)

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Android Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Experience the stories of Haru, Erika, and Manami, a trio of friends navigating their feelings of love, connection, and just wanting to belong.


  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • lgbtq
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • emotional
  • fiction

7

We Are OFK (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Join the indiepop sensation OFK in a dreamy musical journey. Experience their heartwarming story, argue over lyrics, and immerse yourself in interactive music videos. With a star-studded cast and original music, We Are OFK is a visually stunning, emotionally charged ride that will have you laughing, crying, and cheering.

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What we like:
  • Engaging and relatable story
  • Captivating original music
  • Beautiful unique art style
  • Professional voice acting
  • Simple gameplay mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Limited impact of player choices
  • Lack of meaningful gameplay
  • Occasional pacing issues

  • interactive
  • visual-novel
  • narrative
  • choices
  • drama
  • lgbtq
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • romance
  • fiction
  • story
  • colourful
  • anime
  • funny
  • conversation

8

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

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Mediterranea Inferno (2023)

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Xbox Series X j Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

Explore the inner demons of three childhood friends on a summer retreat. Unearth secrets, fears and obsessions as you help them reconnect and rediscover themselves. A mature and treacherous visual novel from the creator of Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star.

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  • choices
  • visual-novel
  • lgbtq
  • comic
  • surreal
  • romance
  • horror
  • book
  • multiple-endings
  • psychedelic
  • thriller
  • hand-drawn
  • anime
  • story
  • drama

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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.

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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

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