Top 14 Visual Novels of 2017

The top visual novels of 2017 represent a remarkable era in digital storytelling, combining captivating narratives with innovative gameplay. In this blog, we explore the Top 14 Visual Novels of 2017, a year that showcased exceptional creativity and diversity in the genre. From enthralling adventures to heartfelt romances, these titles not only entertained but also pushed the boundaries of interactive fiction. Each entry on this list stands out for its unique storytelling, immersive worlds, and memorable characters, offering experiences that resonate deeply with their audience. Join us as we take a retrospective journey into the rich tapestry of stories that defined 2017 in the visual novel landscape.

Top Visual Novels of 2017

1. Doki Doki Literature Club!

‘Doki Doki Literature Club!’ starts as a typical dating sim but evolves into a gripping psychological horror, challenging players’ perceptions of choice and reality in visual novels.
Genres: Psychological Horror, Dating Sim
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Metafiction, Disturbing

2. I woke up next to you again.

This visual novel explores the complexities of relationships and the challenges of dealing with personal demons, set in a compelling and intimate narrative.
Genres: Romance, Psychological
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Emotional, Relationship

3. Heaven Will Be Mine

‘Heaven Will Be Mine’ combines mecha action with queer romance, offering players a unique blend of thrilling battles and intimate personal stories.
Genres: Sci-Fi, LGBT
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Mecha, Queer Romance

4. A Mortician’s Tale

Explore themes of death and mourning in ‘A Mortician’s Tale’, a game that offers a thoughtful perspective on the funeral industry and the process of saying goodbye.
Genres: Simulation, Story Rich
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Death-Positive, Reflective

5. Wilder: Ran’s Story

Set in a richly detailed world, ‘Wilder: Ran’s Story’ explores forbidden romance in a setting filled with intrigue and ancient mysteries.
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Forbidden Love, Fantasy World

6. Love on the Peacock Express

A Mystery MILF Dating Game that combines sleuthing with romantic encounters, offering a unique and engaging experience.
Genres: Mystery, Dating Sim
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Detective, Romance

7. Lemures Blue’s 2 A.M.

“At two in the morning, I fell in love with a ghost.” A unique visual novel blending romance and the supernatural in an emotionally charged story.
Genres: Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Ghost Story, Emotional

8. Demonheart

‘Demonheart’ is a dark fantasy romance visual novel featuring a female protagonist in a world filled with intrigue and hidden agendas, where dialog choices significantly impact the story.
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Female Protagonist, Choice-Driven

9. Disaster Log C

Set against a backdrop of unending rain, ‘Disaster Log C’ is a visual novel that explores personal relationships and the human condition in times of crisis.
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Emotional, Survival

10. Floret Bond

‘Floret Bond’ is a fantasy visual novel & crafting sim about magical polyamorous romance, offering players a unique blend of crafting and relationship-building.
Genres: Fantasy, Simulation
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Crafting, Polyamory

11. Grey Plague

In ‘Grey Plague’, players face a world threatened by a deadly disease. This visual novel combines elements of science and survival in a race against time.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Survival
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Pandemic, Science

12. We Know the Devil

‘We Know the Devil’ is a group relationship horror visual novel, where choices lead to different pairings and outcomes, set against a backdrop of supernatural elements.
Genres: Horror, LGBT
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Supernatural, Relationship

13. This, My Soul

A short sci-fi romance visual novel set in space, ‘This, My Soul’ explores the relationship between a human and an android, challenging concepts of consciousness and emotion.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Space, Android

14. The Heart of Tales

‘The Heart of Tales’ is a medieval romance visual novel that takes players on a journey through a world of chivalry, intrigue, and timeless love.
Genres: Historical, Romance
Release Date: 2017
Tags: Medieval, Chivalry

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