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The Best Visual Novel Games Of All Time

Updated June 2, 2021 23.6k votes 8.1k voters 431.6k views111 items

The best visual novel games of all time for any console or system, ranked by gamers everywhere. These games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest visual novels are at the top of the list.

As a general genre, visual novel games are typically easy to pick and up play and are great for people that prefer to read rather than shoot enemies. Many visual novels have adult themes, though a few visual novel games such as Phoenix Wright are meant for players of all ages. 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 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?" Vote up all your favorites below, that way other gamers will see which games they should check out next.