Top 14 Visual Novels of 2018

In the realm of interactive storytelling, the top visual novels of 2018 stand as a testament to creativity and narrative depth. This blog post delves into the Top 14 Visual Novels of 2018, a year that was not just prolific but transformative for the genre. From intricate plots to rich character development, these visual novels have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of their audience. Each title in this list represents a unique blend of art, emotion, and engagement, showcasing the best of what 2018 had to offer. Join us as we revisit these captivating stories that continue to resonate with fans around the world.

Top Visual Novels of 2018

1. Ebon Light

A dark tale of old secrets and romance, ‘Ebon Light’ immerses players in a world of intrigue and hidden histories, complemented by captivating visuals.
Genres: Romance, Mystery
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Dark Theme, Story Rich

2. Nekojishi

This visual novel is about the pressures and consequences of deciding your future in a world of gods and spirits, offering a unique cultural experience.
Genres: Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Gods and Spirits, Cultural

3. Your Dry Delight

Set in the 1920s, ‘Your Dry Delight’ is a BL/yaoi visual novel that delves into a period-rich narrative filled with intrigue and romance.
Genres: Historical, BL/Yaoi
Release Date: 2018
Tags: 1920s Theme, Romance

4. Love is Strange

A fan dating visual novel based off ‘Life is Strange’, offering an alternative romantic journey with familiar characters and new twists.
Genres: Fan Fiction, Romance
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Dating Sim, Fan-Made

5. Hello Charlotte: Heaven’s Gate

‘Hello Charlotte: Heaven’s Gate’ presents a surreal and mysterious story where reality and fiction blur, set in a peculiar and unsettling world.
Genres: Surreal, Mystery
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Psychological, Abstract


This visual novel explores themes of loss and coping, set in a different world. Its unique narrative style and emotional depth offer a profound experience.
Genres: Drama, Psychological
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Emotional, Otherworldly

7. Secret Little Haven

A story about a trans girl discovering herself through fandom, chats, and the early internet, ‘Secret Little Haven’ provides a unique perspective on identity and community.
Genres: LGBT, Coming-of-Age
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Transgender Protagonist, Internet Culture

8. Red Embrace

‘Red Embrace’ is a BL romance visual novel set in a world of vampires. It delves into themes of blood, bonds, and the complexities of immortal life.
Genres: BL, Supernatural
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Vampires, Romance

9. Aloners (Redux)

‘Aloners (Redux)’ takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where players explore themes of solitude and companionship in a desolate yet intriguing setting.
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Romance
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Survival, Emotional

10. The Testimony of Trixie Glimmer Smith

Join Trixie Glimmer Smith as she encounters a haunted book, leading to a series of whimsical and supernatural events in this captivating visual novel.
Genres: Mystery, Supernatural
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Haunted, Adventure

11. Long Live The Queen

Embark on a journey of royal intrigue in ‘Long Live The Queen’, where players must navigate the treacherous waters of court politics and survive to become queen.
Genres: Strategy, Role-Playing
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Royalty, Political Intrigue

12. XOXO Droplets: Extended Edition

‘XOXO Droplets: Extended Edition’ is an expansive otome dating sim where players navigate the complexities of romance in a humorous and engaging setting.
Genres: Otome, Dating Sim
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Comedy, Romance


This game combines action and visual novel elements, set in a world where gay disaster mech pilots combat fascists in a thrilling narrative.
Genres: Action, LGBT
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Mechs, Anti-Fascism

14. The Red Strings Club

‘The Red Strings Club’ offers a cyberpunk experience where fate and happiness intertwine. Players engage in pottery, bartending, and phone impersonation to unravel a complex plot.
Genres: Cyberpunk, Adventure
Release Date: 2018
Tags: Choice-Driven, Interactive

Sources:, Fuwanovel, Fuwanovel Forums

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