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Eliza
Eliza

Adventure 12 August 2019

A visual novel game developed by Zachtronics. As we play, we follow the story of the heroine working with the Artificial Intelligence known as Eliza; by discovering successive fragments of the feature jigsaw puzzle, we make decisions that will influence the course of the story.

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

Adventure 11 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.

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.

Death end re;Quest 2
Death end re;Quest 2

RPG 13 February 2020

A continuation of JRPG from 2019, offering a completely new horror story set in the world known from Death end of re;Quest. The title has a turn-based combat system and elements typical of the visual novel genre. The Compile Heart studio is responsible for its creation.

Everlasting Summer
Everlasting Summer

Adventure 18 November 2014

Representative of the visual novel genre, created by an independent Russian studio Soviet Games. The player plays the role of Semyon, who in unexplained circumstances ends up in a communist pioneer camp. Its task is to unravel the mystery behind the mysterious incident and to make acquaintances with the residents of the facility.

Florence
Florence

Adventure 14 February 2018

An unusual narrative game, in which we learn about the story of the first love of a young girl - the title Florence Yeoh. One of the creators of Monument Valley is responsible for creating the game.

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.

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.

Murder by Numbers
Murder by Numbers

Adventure Thursday, 05 March 2020

A visual novel adventure game in which we solve a criminal puzzle. In the production we will also find numerous mathematical puzzles. The production was developed by authors from the Mediatonic studio.

Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk

Adventure 29 January 2020

Atypical visual novel from the independent studio Toge Productions. As a café employee, we serve the population of the alternative city of Seattle (which includes races known from myths and legends and aliens) and learn about the stories of other heroes. Their fate is not influenced by dialogue issues, but by the way they prepare and serve hot drinks to their customers.

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.

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.

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.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception

RPG 24 September 2015

A combination of visual novel and tactical RPG with turn-based combat. The production is the sequel to the original Utawarerumono, published in 2002 and presents completely new characters and a story set in a fantasy world modelled on medieval Japan.

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.

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.

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.

If My Heart Had Wings
If My Heart Had Wings

Adventure 25 May 2012

If My Heart Had Wings is a visual novel adventure for PCs. The game tells the story of a school club whose members are trying to build a glider. The fun comes down to following the plot and making choices at key moments with far-reaching consequences.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

RPG 21 September 2016

A hybrid of a visual novel and a tactical role-playing game. The title was developed by studio Leaf and company Aquaplus. The game is a direct sequel to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and tells the further story of Haku and his friends who are tasked with assuming control of the military forces of the Yamato Empire and using them to protect the territory from hostile neighbors. Like before, long visual novel sequences are intertwining with very short tactical battles. However, the developers introduced some changes and improvements, thanks to which the players gain more possibilities when it comes to using their forces on the battlefield. There are new types of side missions available as well. The battles once again take place on three-dimensional maps with a grid. All units are moving on the grid fields. Although the battles are turn-based, they feature action sequences. When a character performs an action and the player presses a button at a correct time, various bonuses are activated - including critical hits. Other novelties include cooperation attacks, new skills and new types of weapons. Similarly to the previous entries in the series, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth features high quality two-dimensional graphics. However, the three-dimensional tactical sequences of the game feature simplified character and environment models. The lack of details is compensated with unique style and animations.

Sakura Wars
Sakura Wars

RPG April 2020

The next installment of the Sakura Wars series, which was born in the mid-1990s on the Sega Saturn console. Like its predecessors, the title combines elements of classic visual novelty and tactical RPG. The action was set in the 1940s in an alternative version of Japan, where young women fight demons using steam-powered mosses.

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.

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.

Boyfriend Dungeon
Boyfriend Dungeon

RPG 2020

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.

Mystic Pillars
Mystic Pillars

Logic 06 November 2019

Mystic Pillars is a hybrid of puzzle game and visual novel in which we look for a way to stop the drought that plagues the once great kingdom. As we play, we solve the puzzles of moving jewels between the pillars.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

Fighting 26 May 2017

A two-dimensional fighting game developed by Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is an upgraded and enriched version of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. The action of the game takes place in year 2187, when a female warrior named Ramlethal, who leads creatures called Valentine, declares war against humanity. The campaign of the game consists of chapters focused on various characters and the cutscenes between the fights are similar to visual novels. The gameplay mechanics of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 don’t differ much from the previous entry, but the game introduces some improvements. The expanded edition offers one returning and one new character: female samurai Baiken and the “business ninja” named Answer. All previously available characters received new techniques and smaller improvements that impact the gameplay balance. The game is available as a separate production and as a paid DLC for the original game.

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.