The Best Visual-novel Games for Playstation 5

Update : Read Only Memories: Neurodiver added at rank #11.
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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

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Gnosia (2019)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 vita PC Windows

In the gripping game GNOSIA, you're aboard a drifting spaceship, facing a lethal threat. Engage in discussions with unique characters, use information to vote out suspects, and uncover mysteries to survive. Experience a rich, complex story with well-designed characters and an addictive gameplay loop. Can you outwit the enemy and make it to the end?


What we like:
  • Fun and addictive gameplay
  • Rich and engaging storyline
  • Unique and well-designed characters
  • Distinct character personalities and stats
  • Clever and humorous writing
What could be improved:
  • Limited replayability
  • Understanding the discussion system can be challenging initially

  • visual-novel
  • deduction
  • social
  • sci-fi
  • rpg
  • psychological
  • narrative
  • lgbtq

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A YEAR OF SPRINGS (2021)

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

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

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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.


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

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Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

The fate of humanity is at stake. Use your gift of clairvoyance to see into the future and stop an apocalypse that threatens the balance between your world and the deities'.


  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • narrative
  • soundtrack
  • story
  • multiple-endings

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Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II (2022)

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Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II is a suspense-horror game set at a prestigious academy. When rumors circulate about supernatural occurrences at the famed Konoehara Academy in Tokyo’s H City, it’s up to the head of the Kujou family, also known as the “Spirit Doctor,” to take on the case.


  • visual-novel
  • horror
  • choices
  • adventure
  • suspense-horror
  • gore
  • scroller

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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (2023)

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

Gods. Romance. Murder. Musical Numbers?! Play as Grace in a world where Greek Gods live in hiding among us. Change your fate as you draw friends, foes & lovers into song using your powers of musical persuasion to unravel the mystery of the Last Muse's death.


  • mythology
  • roleplaying
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • romance
  • mystery
  • interactive
  • story
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • fantasy
  • self-discovery
  • graphic
  • novel

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Mediterranea Inferno (2023)

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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.


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

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Mothmen 1966 (2022)

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

Mothmen 1966 is the first in a new series of interactive adventures: Pixel Pulps. Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps are a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. The first volume comprises three games: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.


  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • horror
  • choices
  • interactive
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • conspiracy
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • story

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Heart of the Woods (2019)

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

A fantasy yuri visual novel filled with magic, fairies, and a ghost girl. When Maddie and her best friend, Tara, journey to a remote forest village to investigate rumors of the supernatural, they find a whole lot more than they bargained for.


  • visual-novel
  • fantasy
  • lgbtq
  • romance
  • yuri
  • dark
  • choices
  • fiction
  • anime
  • mature
  • interactive
  • supernatural
  • story
  • cute
  • mystery

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