50 Best Visual-novel games

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The best 50 Visual-novel games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), 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.

This is not a "all time best Visual-novel games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth released the 5 September 2017

1# SteinsGate - 2016

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Developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus, STEINS;GATE was awarded Famitsu magazine's coveted annual Game of Excellence award and was voted one of the most emotionally charged “tear-inducing games” ever made, in a Famitsu poll. It is a gripping and moving Visual Novel, which has already spawned manga and anime adaptations.

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2# Clannad - 2015

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From the world renowned visual novel studio Key, the highly rated story of CLANNAD is now available on Steam! Improved visuals, achievement integration, and Dangopedia make this the best version of CLANNAD to date.

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4# Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 2016

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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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5# Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds - 2017

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Romance 12 handsome warriors and the samurai of the Shinsengumi, uncover their dark secrets, and conquer your demons in this historical fantasy visual novel! Your narrative choices unlock multiple branching storylines and 30 different endings!

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6# Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice - 2016

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This narrative adventure stars beloved defense attorneys Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice and sees the return of many familiar faces alongside some exciting new additions. Filled with puzzling cases to solve, the new game also brings popular investigative techniques from previous installments, along with brand new mechanics such as the Divination Séance. Meanwhile, defense attorney Apollo Justice faces his own challenges holding down the fort at the Wright Anything Agency, as he takes on a case that will have explosive implications.

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7# Steins;Gate 0 - 2016

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STEINS;GATE 0 is the sequel to the award-winning time travel science fiction interactive Visual Novel developed by 5pb. Branching off from the ending of the original STEINS;GATE to an alternate worldline, STEINS;GATE 0 sees Okabe and the Future Gadget Lab members return once again in a story centred around Artificial Intelligence and the creation of Amadeus a means of interacting with the stored memories of a fellow human being. Sporty and athletic, she does have a more girly side through her persona Fubuki a fellow cosplayer and friend of Mayuri.

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8# Princess Evangile - 2015

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This romance visual novel explores the question of gender integration at a private school. A curious series of events leads to our hero becoming the only boy at a prestigious girls' academy... But over 99% of the girls are against integration!

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9# Zero Escape: The Nonary Games - 2017

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Kidnapped and taken to an unfamiliar location, nine people find themselves forced to participate in a diabolical Nonary Game by an enigmatic mastermind called Zero. Why were they there? Why were they chosen to put their lives on the line? And more importantly, who can be trusted?

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10# Kindred Spirits on the Roof - 2016

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During lunch one day, Toomi Yuna meets two "Kindred Spirits" on the roof of her school. When they insist she help them nurture young love, Yuna finds herself playing "yuri cupid" to six unique and adorable couples. Can she remain aloof or will the promise of a "yuritopia" reach her too?

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11# We Know the Devil - 2016

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WE KNOW THE DEVIL is a visual novel about teens reluctantly fighting the devil at summer camp. Follow meangirl Neptune, tomboy Jupiter, and shy shy Venus as they get to know each other--but one always gets left out.

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15# The House in Fata Morgana - 2012

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A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. "The House in Fata Morgana" is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity.

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16# Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi - 2015

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Higurashi When They Cry is a sound novel. The music, backgrounds and characters work together to create a world that is the stage of a novel for the user to read. They laugh and cry and get angry. The user takes the point of view of the protagonist to experience the story.

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18# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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20# Amnesia: Memories - 2015

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You awaken to find your memories gone. To learn the truth behind your amnesia, you’ll choose from five romantic paths, each its own world. With 20+ endings, can you write the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love and life come to an end?

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21# Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel - 2016

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The hit crossover 2D fighter finally makes its way to PC, updated to the latest arcade version for character balancing, added background animations and additional winning poses. It also includes all DLC from the console release, such as additional fighters Homura and Heart, in a single value package.

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23# Aviary Attorney - 2015

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The hottest bird lawyering game to come out of 1840s France! Join Jayjay Falcon and his witty apprentice, Sparrowson, as the two take on clients, interview witnesses, collect evidence, and deliver justice to the guilty.

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24# Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth - 2017

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Forced to flee Yamato's idyllic Imperial Capital, Haku and his friends now seek safety in the rural nation of Ennakamuy, only to find that nowhere is truly safe from the dark conspiracies they uncovered together. In Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, you--Haku--will lead a colorful, scrappy band of warriors from all walks of life into dire conflicts, navigating exciting SRPG gameplay with fresh twists like Co-op Attacks and powerful Final Strikes. Paired with staggeringly deep relationships between characters, a rich, storied world explored in traditional visual novel style, and the original Japanese voice performances, this 70+ hour adventure pulls the curtain back on every grand deception, plot of intrigue, and mystery that shrouds the Utawarerumono trilogy--which concludes right here.

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