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From the Wikipedia article:

A visual novel (ビジュアルノベル bijuaru noberu) is an interactive fiction game, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage). As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.

The games can be just a simple "choose your own adventure", or they can have more gameplay with it. Usually, when they do, it's an RPG mix. They usually contain nudity and sex scenes. It is a shame that the western audience is mostly fine with shooting an innocent person in the face but isn't OK with consensual sex in video games. But who cares about that when you can play these by yourself and no one has to know about it.

Visual novels can be found usually on PC, but there are console ports (these are usually strip from their erotic scenes) and even console exclusives. Not every visual novel has sex and nudity in them, and most of them take tens of hours to read/play. Even the ones with adult content in them often have routes in which the player can actually avoid seeing anything naughty. Certain games like Cartagra actually give better endings for not being a pervert!

Japan has a crap load of visual novels. Westerners have also made their own games. This is a list that doesn't make an effort to tell them apart. All recommended visual novels from all platforms are welcome. If there isn't an English translation to said game, it shall be noted.

All that being said, on to...

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"English" means there is an Official English port of this game for sale out there. If you enjoy these games, support the creators by buying a real copy! Many of these games have patches out there if there is no English port, so look around and see what you can find to spruce up your nice legal copy of the game.

"Adult" means that at least one path has adult content in it (nudity, sex, ect). Again, the adult content is usually avoidable if the player so chooses, but the option is there!

Cover/Screenshot Title Genre Adult? Creator English? Length
Kindness Coins.png Kindness Coins Relationships, School No Arden Yes 5-10 minutes
VA-11 HALL-A logo.png Va-11 Hall-A Slice of Life, Science Fiction, Relationships No Ysbryd Games Yes 5-10 hours. Has EX mode.
Hatoful Boyfriend.png Hatoful Boyfriend School, Science Fiction, Horror No PigeoNation Inc. Yes 1 hour per round. 10-20 hours to complete.
11eyes.jpg 11eyes ~Tsumi to batsu to aganai no shoujo~ Supernatural, Fighting Yes Lass No 20-30 hours
3days.jpg 3days ~Michite yuku kiza no kanata de~ Horror, Fighting, Guro, Time Loop Yes Lass no 20-30 hours
A Profile.jpg A Profile Psychological Yes Akabei Soft Yes 5-10 hours
Air.jpg Air Supernatural Yes key Yes 15-20 hours
Amatsukaze.jpg Amatsukaze ~Kugutsu Jinpuu-chou~ Ninja, Gameplay, Fantasy, Fighting, Eroero Yes Ninetail no 30-50 hours
Ashita deatta shoujo.jpg Ashita Deatta Shoujo Time, Depressing Yes Moon Stone no 15-20 hours
Ashita no kimi to.jpg Ashita no Kimi to Autame ni Magic Realist Yes Purple Software no 20-30 hours
Aster.jpg Aster Death, Depressing Yes MRusk no 15-20 hours
Ayakashi.jpg Ayakashi Supernatural Yes Crossnet no 15-20 hours
Ayakashibito.jpg Ayakashibito Supernatural, Fighting Yes Propeller Yes 30-50 hours
Baldr Force.jpg Baldr Force Cyberpunk, Gameplay, Mecha, Fighting Yes Giga no 20-30 hours
Baldr sky d1.jpg Baldr Sky Dive1: Lost Memory Cyberpunk, Gameplay, Mecha, Fighting Yes Giga Yes 20-30 hours
Bengarachou.jpg Bengarachou Hakubutsushi Supernatural Yes Railsoft no 15-20 hours
Cartagra.jpg Cartagra ~Tsuki kurui no yamai~ Mystery, Guro, Occult Yes Innocent Grey Yes 10-15 hours
Clannad.jpg Clannad Family, Healing Yes (Steam only) Key yes 30-50 hours
Clover Hearts.jpg Clover Heart's Society Yes Alcot no 15-20 hours
Cross Channel.jpg Cross Channel Time Loop Yes Flyingshine Yes 15-20 hours
Dear my friend.jpg Dear My Friend Pure Love Yes Light no 20-30 hours
Dies Irae.jpg Dies Irae: Also Sprach Zarathustra -die Wiederkunft- Supernatural, Fighting Yes Light Yes 20-30 hours
Doko e iku no.jpg Doko he iku no, ano hi Time, Depressing No Moon Stone no 15-20 hours
Ef.jpg ef -the latter tale- Relationships Yes Minori Yes 10-15 hours
Eien no aselia.jpg Eien no Aselia: The Spirit of Eternity Sword Fantasy Yes Xuse no 50-100 hours
Ever17.jpg Ever17: The Out of Infinity Sci-Fi No Kid Yes 15-20 hours
Extravaganza.jpg Extravaganza ~Mushi mederu shoujo Horror Yes Black CYC no 30-50 hours.
Fate stay night.jpg Fate/Stay Night Fantasy, Fighting Yes Type-Moon Yes 30-50 hours
Flutter of birds.jpg Flutter of Birds ~Toritachi no habataki Death, Depressing Yes Silkys no 15-20 hours
Forest.jpg Forest Magic Realist Yes Liar Soft Yes 15-20 hours
France shoujo.jpg France Shoujo ~une fille blanche~ Psychological, Depressing Yes Pil no 50-100 hours
G-senjou.jpg G-Senjou no Maou Thriller Yes Akabei Soft2 Yes 20-30 hours
Gin iro.jpg Gin'iro Supernatural Yes Nekonekosoft Yes 20-30 hours
Gore screaming.jpg Gore Screaming Show Horror, Guro, Tentacles Yes Black CYC no 15-20 hours
Gun katana.jpg Gun-Katana -non human killer- Horror Yes Black CYC no 15-20 hours
Gunjo no sora.jpg Gunjou no Sora wo Koete Military Yes Light no 20-30 hours
Haru no ashioto.jpg Haru no Ashioto Pure Love Yes Minori no 15-20 hours
Haruka ni aogi.jpg Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashino Pure Love Yes Pulltop no 30-50 hours
Hello world.jpg Hello, World. Sci-Fi Yes Nitroplus no 30-50 hours
Higurashi.jpg Higurashi no Naku koro Ni Mystery Yes 07th Expansion Yes 5-10 hours per chapter
Himawari.jpg Himawari Sci-Fi Yes Blank-Note Yes 15-20 hours
Hoshizora.jpg Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a shooting star- Pure Love Yes Favorite Yes 20-30 hours
Ikusa megami.jpg Ikusa Megami ZERO Fantasy Yes Eushully no 30-50 hours
Kagerou.jpg Kagerou Touryuuki Supernatural Yes Railsoft no 15-20 hours
Kana imouto.jpg Kana: Imouto Death Yes D.O, yes 5-10 hours
Kanon.jpg Kanon Supernatural Yes Key yes 15-20 hours
Katahane.jpg Katahane Adventure Yes Tarte Yes 15-20 hours
Kazoku.jpg Kazoku Keikaku Family Yes D.O Yes 15-20 hours
Kikaijikake.jpg Kikaijikake no Eve ~Dea ex machina~ Sci-Fi, Gameplay, Eroero Yes Ninetail no 30-50 hours
Killer queen.jpg Killer Queen Thriller Yes Flat Yes 10-15 hours
Kimi ga.jpg Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Relationships, Depressing Yes Age no 30-50 hours
Kira kira.jpg Kira Kira Relationships Yes Overdrive Yes 15-20 hours
Kizuato.jpg Kizuato Supernatural Yes Leaf no 5-10 hours
Konata.jpg Konata Yori Kanata Made Death, Healing Yes FáC (?) no 10-15 hours
Kono aozora.jpg Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo Pure Love Yes Giga no 20-30 hours
Kono yo no.jpg Kono yo no Hate de koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO Time Yes Elf Yes 40-60 hours
Kusari.jpg Kusari Thriller Yes Leaf no 15-20 hours
Kusarihime.jpg Kusari-hime ~euthanasia~ Supernatural Yes Liar Soft no 15-20 hours
Little busters.jpg Little Busters! Ecstasy Relationships, Healing yes Key no 30-50 hours
Maji de.jpg Maji de watashi ni koi shinasai! aka MajiKoi Comedy, Fighting yes Minatosoft yes 30-50 hours
Mindead.jpg MinDead Blood ~Shihaisha no tame no kyoushikyoku Vampire yes Black CYC no 30-50 hours
Moshimo.jpg Moshimo Ashita ga Hare Naraba aka MoshiRaba Death yes Palette no 20-30 hours
Mugen kairou.jpg Mugen Kairou Pet Life, Time Loop, Depressing yes Black CYC no 20-30 hours
Mugen kairou 2.jpg Mugen Kairou 2 ~Rasen~ Pet Life, Time Loop, Depressing yes Black CYC no 20-30 hours
Muv luv.jpg Muv-Luv Apocalyptic, Fighting yes Age Yes 20-30 hours
Muv luv alt.jpg Muv-Luv Alternative Apocalyptic, Depressing, Fighting yes Age Yes 20-30 hours
Natsu no.jpg Natsu no Tomoshibi Supernatural yes Circle Mebius no 10-15 hours
Natsuyume nagisa.jpg Natsuyume Nagisa Magic Realist yes Saga Planets no 20-30 hours
One.jpg ONE ~Kagayaku kisetsu e Magic Realist yes Tactics Yes 10-15 hours
Parfait.jpg Parfait ~Chocolat second brew~ Pure Love yes Giga no 15-20 hours
Phantom.jpg Phantom: Phantom of Inferno Thriller, Fighting yes Nitroplus yes 10-15 hours
Prima stella.jpg Prima Stella Pure Love, Eroero yes Atelier Kaguya no 20-30 hours
Remember11 Sci-Fi, Mystery No KID Yes 15-20 hours
Rui wa.jpg Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu Horror yes Akatsuki Work no 20-30 hours
Saihate no ima.jpg Saihate no Ima Psychological yes Xuse no 20-30 hours
Sakura.jpg Sakura Musubi Relationships yes Cuffs no 15-20 hours
Sanarara.jpg Sa na ra ra aka Sanarara Supernatural yes Nekonekosoft no 10-15 hours
Saya no uta.jpg Saya no Uta Horror, Depressing, Fighting yes Nitroplus Yes 5 hours
Sayonara wo.jpg Sayonara wo Oshiete ~comment te dire adieu~ Psychological yes Craftwork no 15-20 hours
Scarlett.jpg Scarlett Thriller yes Nekonekosoft no 20-30 hours
Sekai de ichiban.jpg Sekai de Ichiban NG(Dame) na Koi Comedy yes Hermit no 15-20 hours
Sekai no subete.jpg Sekai no Subete -Remind of you- Psychological, Depressing yes Tamasoft no 15-20 hours
Sekien no.jpg Sekien no Inganock -What a beautiful people- Society yes Liar Soft Yes 15-20 hours
Sengoku rance cover.jpg Sengoku Rance War, Hyper Weapons yes Alicesoft, has nudity and gameplay yes 50-100 hours
Sense off.jpg Sense Off ~A sacred story in the wind~ Sci-Fi yes Otherwise no 15-20 hours
Serina.jpg Serina Supernatural, Eroero yes Atelier Kaguya no 15-20 hours
Sharin no.jpg Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo Society yes Akabei Soft2 Yes 20-30 hours
Shikkoku.jpg Shikkoku no Sharnoth -What a beautiful tomorrow- Supernatural yes Liar Soft Yes 15-20 hours
Shinigami no kiss.jpg Shinigami no Kiss wa Wakare no Aji Death, Healing yes Alcot Citrus Yes 10-15 hours
Soshite.jpg Shoshite Ashita no Sekai yori Apocalyptic yes Etude no 20-30 hours
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Soukou Akki Muramasa Action, Mecha, Alternate History, Dark yes Nitroplus Yes 30-50 hours
Startrain.jpg StarTRain Psychological yes Mixed Up no 20-30 hours
Suigetsu.jpg Suigetsu Supernatural yes FáC(?) no 20-30 hours
Swan song.jpg Swan Song Apocalyptic, Depressing yes Le Chocolat Yes 15-20 hours
Symphonic rain.jpg Symphonic Rain Pure Love yes Kogado Software Yes 15-20 hours
Tapestry.jpg Tapestry Death, Healing yes Light no 15-20 hours
Tenshi no inai.jpg Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu Relationships, Depressing yes Leaf no 10-15 hours
Tsukihime.jpg Tsukihime Supernatural yes Type-Moon yes 30-50 hours
Tsuyokiss.jpg Tsuyokiss Comedy yes Candysoft no 20-30 hours
Umineko.jpg Umineko no Naku Koro ni Mystery no 07th Expansion yes 5-10 hours per chapter
Utawarerumono.jpg Utawarerumono Fantasy yes Leaf yes 15-20 hours
Yoake.jpg Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na Pure Love yes August no 15-20 hours
Yosuga.jpg Yosuga no Sora ~In solitude, where we are least alone~ Relationships yes Sphere no 15-20 hours
Yukiuta.jpg Yukiuta Magic Realist, Depressing yes Survive no 15-20 hours
Yumemishi.jpg Yumemi Shi Time, Depressing yes Hdoc no 20-30 hours.
Doki Doki Literature Club.jpg Doki Doki Literature Club School, Psychological Horror Yes Team Salvato Yes 2-4 hours

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