The Best Visual Novel Games of All Time Video Games
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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?"
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    Indie game More
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    Kadokawa Shoten, Type-Moon More
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    Visual Art's, Prototype More
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    Nintendo, Capcom, Nintendo Australia More
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    JAST USA More
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    KID, 5pb., Hirameki More
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    Visual Art's, Interchannel, Prototype More
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    999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

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    Capcom, Nintendo Australia More
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    07th Expansion, Alchemist, Taito Corporation More
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    Capcom, Nintendo Australia More
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    MangaGamer More
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    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

    Rising Star Games, Chunsoft, Aksys Games More
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    Chaos;Head

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    Peach Princess More
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    Capcom More
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    new! Steins;Gate

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    Konami More
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    H2O: Footprints in the Sand

    Kadokawa Shoten, Regista, Makura More
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    Aquaplus, Leaf More
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    True Remembrance

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    Jingai Makyō

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    Hanachirasu

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    Kango Shicyauzo

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