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The Best Visual Novel Games of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the best video games in the visual novel genre.

This is a list of the best visual novel games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated visual novel games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest visual novel games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these visual novel games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging visual novel games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new visual novel games.

This list below has everything from Katawa Shoujo to DNA Media Comics. This list answers the questions, "What are the best visual novel games?" and "What is the greatest visual novel game of all time?"

The Best Visual Novel Games of All Time Video Games
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Indie game

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  2. 2
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    Kadokawa Shoten, Type-Moon

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  3. 3
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  4. 4
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    added by caspert97

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  5. 5
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    - 131

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    Visual Art's, Prototype

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  6. 6
    + 446
    - 113


    Nintendo, Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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  7. 7
    + 383
    - 92


    Spike, Aksys Games

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  8. 8
    + 289
    - 66


    Rising Star Games, Chunsoft, Aksys Games

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  9. 9
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    KID, 5pb., Hirameki

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  10. 10
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    Visual Art's, Prototype

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  11. 11
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    - 73


    Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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  12. 12
    + 223
    - 77


    07th Expansion, Alchemist, Taito Corporation

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  13. 13
    + 169
    - 81

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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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  14. 14
    + 232
    - 81


    Type-Moon

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  15. 15
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    Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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    Capcom

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  17. 17
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    Prototype Yūji Kazami transfers to Mihama Academy, a school with only five female students and prison-like features. Every student in the school have their own "circumstances" for being there, but

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  18. 18
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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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  19. 19
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    Visual Art's, Prototype

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  20. 20
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    + 106
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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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    ranked low on reranks & added by taklung31

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    ranked low on reranks

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    added by quaderifobic

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  26. 26
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    Interchannel, JAST USA

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    JAST USA

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    Navel, MangaGamer

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    No image

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    MangaGamer

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    added by recfruzy
    Alchemist

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    KID

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    5pb.

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    Peach Princess

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    Aquaplus

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    added by ViktorArzumanyan

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    Ranked High on Reranks but about to drop off
    Peach Princess

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    KID, Success

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    + 40
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    Visual Art's, Prototype, KineticNovel

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  45. 45
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    Konami

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    added by KatelynJackson

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  47. 47
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    KID

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    Yūto Group, G-Collections

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