ATTENTION: GUESS WHAT? MOST OF THESE GAMES CONTAIN NUDITY, EXPLICIT SEX SCENES AND JAPANESE STUFF, SO IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 GET OUT UNDERAGEB&!

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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.

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...

The List

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

Original pasta


TODO

  • Copy the list from the image file
  • Get cover pictures for every entry
  • Post a warning on the top and a comment in the start of the document
  • VNDB:
    • Fact checking:
      • Company names
      • Official English versions
      • Ports
      • Unofficial English versions
    • Change the nudity/sexual contents to more informative tags (assume some sexual content except when told otherwise - like low or high sexual content.)
  • Add known missing games that probably should be on the list: Fate Zero, Katawa Shoujo, Digital: A Love Story.
  • Add games exclusive to consoles, look for games from the DS/PS* lists.
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