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Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Corpse Party: Blood Drive

Adventure 24 July 2014

Another installment in the series of Japanese survival horror visual novels developed by 5pb. Corpse Party: Blood Drive takes place after the events shown in Book of Shadows and concentrates on one of its protagonists, Ayumi Shinozaki. The girl's new adventure starts when her aunt visits her. She informs her that since centuries the duty of the Shinozaki family is to guard the mysterious Book of Shadows which, should it fall in the wrong hands, might lead the world to doom. The artifact is said to be hidden in an old mansion of her relatives and Ayumi embarks on a journey to find it. The mechanics of the game combine solutions used in previous installments of the series. The action is shown from an isometric perspective and the gameplay focuses on exploration, riddle solving and making decisions that impact the plot. Since the game was released on new generation of Sony handheld consoles, it features much better graphics, retaining its manga style, however.

Spirit Hunter: NG
Spirit Hunter: NG

Adventure 10 October 2019

A visual novel adventure, a continuation of Death Mark in 2018. NG is a horror and tells the story of a young man trying to find his missing sister. The title was developed by Experience studio and released by Aksys Games.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate

RPG 28 November 2019

3D action RPG based on popular Japanese fantasy books from the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series, as well as their anime adaptations. The action takes place in the deity-managed city of Orario, with a powerful tower full of treasures and challenges for adventurers at the heart of the game.

Negligee: Love Stories
Negligee: Love Stories

Adventure 14 September 2018

The second installment of the erotic visual novel series, created by the independent British studio Dharker. Negligee: Love Stories consists of four main scenarios, each of which offers completely different characters and several endings. We follow the fates of a teenager entering adulthood, a woman trying to escape from a toxic marriage, a model, and a young and carefree girl who does not shy away from short-lasting relationships.

AI: The Somnium Files
AI: The Somnium Files

Adventure 17 September 2019

Detective adventure game with visual novel elements, in which we try to solve the mystery of murders taking place in technologically advanced, modern Tokyo. The game was created by the authors of the Zero Escape series.

Pyre
Pyre

RPG 25 July 2017

A unique tactical RPG from independent American studio Supergiant Games. The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land called Downside, which is a variation on the Christian idea of purgatory. The main protagonist is rescued by a trio of masked travelers, who ask him to help them in unveiling the truth about the so-called Rites – an unusual competition, in which the winners can earn pardon for their sins and be freed from Downside. Pyre’s gameplay contains two fundamental parts. We travel in a special coach that is also used to manage our companions and make decisions that affect the land and its inhabitants. However, there is another and more important part of the game, in form of skirmishes we take part in, which combines features of MOBA and sport titles. A team of three characters must get a hold of a special ball and take it to enemy’s base.

Neo Cab
Neo Cab

Adventure 19 September 2019

Unusual mix of visual novel adventure with survival in cyberpunk climates. We play the last human carrier in a city dominated by cars driven by artificial intelligence, trying to keep working through conversations with passengers and gain time to find a lost friend.

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World

Adventure 16 March 2017

Visual novel being a remake of a game released on PC-98 and Sega Saturn systems in 1998. The plot of YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World is strongly based on the concept of parallel worlds.

Doki Doki Literature Club
Doki Doki Literature Club

Adventure 22 September 2017

Developed by Team Salvato, Doki Doki Literature Club is an unusual visual novel. You assume the role of a member of a school literature club and meet its other, female members. Soon, however, the plot takes a very interesting twist.

Chorus
Chorus

Adventure 2021

Chorus is the debut production of the developer team Summerfall Studios, founded by David Gaider, former screenwriter of the Dragon Age series. It is an unusual combination of an interactive musical and a visual novel game in an urban fantasy.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Adventure 25 November 2010

A detective adventure game from the visual novel genre. It was developed by Japan studio Spike Chunsoft. The main protagonist of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Naegi Makoto, is a teenager who starts his education in an elite high school. In contrast to his colleagues, he has no remarkable achievements and he was accepted to the school by winning a lottery. Soon after the school year starts, Makoto and a group of other students are trapped inside the school building and a digitally-controlled mascot informs them that, in order to escape from the trap, one of them must murder someone else in such way that it will be impossible to find out who is guilty. The game is divided into three separate phases. First the player speaks with selected students, builds relations and learns interesting facts. When the murder happens, the player is tasked with gathering evidence and testimonies. Finally the action moves to a court room where during a trial one must find out who the murderer is through a series of minigames.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

Adventure December 2019

A narrative game set in the World of Darkness, a universe known from the "paper" RPG system Vampire: The Masquerade. Production allows you to become a member of one of the three vampire clans, which becomes part of the conflict between two powerful vampire factions. The Polish studio Draw Distance is responsible for creating this title.

Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate

Adventure 15 October 2009

Steins;Gate is a visual novel sci-fi adventure game. Players follow a first year student at a Tokyo university and a novice inventor who follows a conspiracy related to one of his gadgets.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Adventure 28 June 2016

An interactive adventure horror game from visual novel genre and a third entry in Zero Escape series, created ChunSoft in cooperation with Aksys Games. It takes place in Martian research facility, ordered to survey reactions of people locked and isolated from the rest of the world. Gameplay doesn’t differ much from that of previous parts of the series and presents fans with well-known characters. Numerous puzzles are important part of the game, which we must solve quickly to maintain our heroes lives. Unlike its predecessor though, Zero Escape 3 stands out with more philosophical approach to its theme and focus on moral dilemmas. Depending on player’s actions, he or she will witness one of three alternate endings.

Persona 3
Persona 3

RPG 14 August 2007

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is a jRPG game. Player directs the actions of a teenage student gifted with the power to summon demons and fights against the threatening monsters led by Shadov.

Cafe Enchante
Cafe Enchante

Adventure 10 October 2019

Cafe Enchante is a visual novel. During the game, players take on the role of a young girl who inherits a café from her grandfather. Idea Factory studio is responsible for the production.

Conception Plus: Maidens of The Twelve Stars
Conception Plus: Maidens of The Twelve Stars

RPG 05 November 2019

Conception Plus: Maidens of the Twelve Stars is the next installment in a series of jRPGs enriched with visual novel elements. The title allows you to direct the fate of a teenager named Itsuki Yuge, who ends up in a world tormented by dark creatures. The production is a refreshed version of the first part of the series, which was originally released on the PSP console.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Adventure 26 July 2012

A sequel to the detective adventure visual novel released in 2010 by Spike Chunsoft. In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair the player assumes the role of a completely new protagonist named Hajime Hinata. He is accepted to an elite high school despite the fact that he cannot remember what he did to earn that honor. During one of the school trips the class of the protagonist is imprisoned on a tropical island. In order to escape, the students must murder one of their friends and avoid being caught by their colleagues. The gameplay mechanics are based on the same principles as the original game and they are split into three separate phases, in which one must first participate in conversations, then gather testimonies and evidence in the murder case, and finally go to a trial and type the murderer.

Tokyo Dark: Remembrance
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance

Adventure 07 September 2017

Developed by Cherrymochi from Japan, a horror adventure title with strong visual novel elements. The main heroine of the game is Ayami Ito, who carries out an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of her partner. In order to find the truth, she needs to take matters in her own hands. Things become complicated as she also has to face the demons of her own past, nightmares, and hallucinations. The non-linear plot leads to one of eleven endings, depending on the player’s in-game choices. During gameplay of Tokyo Dark, you explore diverse locations, collect useful items, solve puzzles, chat with non-player characters, and take decisions – sometimes having only seconds – that will shape the attributes and the nature of Ito, along with the way NPCs treat her. The action is pushed forward once you draw conclusions based on the followed leads. The action has an anime style, and the grim soundtrack is composed by Matt “Bison” Steed, the leader of the trash metal band Reign of Fury.

Corpse Party
Corpse Party

Adventure 12 August 2010

A visual novel adventure game developed by studio 5pg. The game is an improved version of the independent game created by Makoto Kedouin and originally released in 1996. Corpse Party takes place in a high school building that was built on the ruins of an old grade school in which a terrible and mysterious crime has occurred. One day, due to unexplainable events, a group of students enters a terrible and grotesque version of their school in which the corridors are filled with decomposing corpses. Trapped in the building, the main characters must face the mysteries of the building and the revenge-seeking ghosts of the dead children. The game uses typical gameplay mechanics of visual novel games, although it also contains exploration and even action sequences. The story has several different endings that depend on the choices made by the player.

Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden

RPG 02 October 2012

Refreshed and extended conversion of one of the best jRPGs ever released on PlayStation 2. The number of available heroes, gameplay mechanics, audio frame and intermittent videos have increased.

Digimon Survive
Digimon Survive

RPG 2020

Another RPG in Digimon universe, this time with a touch of survival, point'n'click and visual novel. Players enter the land of digital creatures and try to find a way to return to the real world.

Boyfriend Dungeon
Boyfriend Dungeon

RPG December 2019

An original title combining elements of dungeon crawlers and roguelike production with aspects characteristic of visual novel games and dating simulators. In the course of the game, players cross the title underground and save people transformed into weapons on the way, with whom they can later romance.

Chaos;Child
Chaos;Child

Adventure 18 December 2014

Chaos;Child is a visual novel sci-fi adventure game. Players are following the story of a high school student working for a school newspaper on the case of mysterious deaths, potentially related to an equally mysterious case that had shaken Tokyo a few years earlier.

Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua]
Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua]

Adventure 30 January 2004

A Japanese adventure game of the visual novel sub-genre. The action of the title takes place in contemporary Japan. Players follow the fate of a high school student, by chance becoming a participant in a magical tournament, in which his life is at stake and the prize is the fulfillment of all wishes.

Dry Drowning
Dry Drowning

Adventure 02 August 2019

Detective visual novel game with noir and cyberpunk atmosphere. As a private investigator, Mordred Foley, we move to a futuristic metropolis to solve the mystery of murders based on Greek myths.