The Best Visual Novel Games of All Time Video Games

The Best Visual Novel Games of All Time

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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?"


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    most listed
    Indie game

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    Kadokawa Shoten, Type-Moon

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    ranked low on reranks & added by caspert97

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Visual Art's, Prototype

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    - 116


    Nintendo, Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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    + 419
    - 95


    Spike, Aksys Games

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  8. 8
    + 322
    - 68


    Rising Star Games, Chunsoft, Aksys Games

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    KID, 5pb., Hirameki

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    - 120


    Visual Art's, Prototype

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    Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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    07th Expansion, Alchemist, Taito Corporation

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    Capcom, Nintendo Australia

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    - 85


    Type-Moon

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    Capcom

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    ranked low on reranks & added by WilliamReeves
    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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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Visual Art's, Prototype

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    - 68

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype

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    - 9

    ranked low on reranks & added by Silvachief

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    ranked low on reranks & added by taklung31

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    added by quaderifobic

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    Interchannel, JAST USA

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    JAST USA

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    Navel, MangaGamer

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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    - 20

    ranked low on reranks & added by bmmitchell98
    5pb., Pulltop

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    MangaGamer

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    added by recfruzy
    Alchemist

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    KID

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    5pb.

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Silvachief

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    Peach Princess

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    - 30


    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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    - 22


    Visual Art's, Prototype, KineticNovel

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    + 45
    - 23


    KID, Success

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    - 51


    Konami

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    - 11

    added by KatelynJackson

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    - 48


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    KID

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    + 24
    - 18


    Yūto Group, G-Collections

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