Top 14 Visual Novels of 2019

The top visual novels of 2019 have set a high bar in the realm of interactive storytelling, offering a rich tapestry of narratives that captivated our hearts and minds. As we look back at this remarkable year, we find ourselves immersed in a diverse world of stories ranging from intricate mysteries to profound romances. This blog post is dedicated to celebrating these masterpieces, each a testament to the creativity and innovation of visual novel creators. Join us as we explore the unique charm and depth of the top visual novels from 2019, showcasing their ability to weave captivating narratives with stunning visuals. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the genre, prepare to be enthralled by the stories that defined a year of exceptional storytelling in visual novels.

Top Visual Novels of 2019

1. The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition

This definitive edition of ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ includes additional content, quality of life improvements, and a visual upgrade, offering an unparalleled storytelling experience.
Genres: Mystery, Drama
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Story Rich, Visual Upgrade

2. World End Syndrome

Follow a young boy escaping his past in this visual novel featuring animated backgrounds, gorgeous lighting, and a story that takes an interesting turn.
Genres: Mystery, Romance
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Animated, Slice of Life

3. Steins;Gate Elite

Combining the original visual novel’s story with scenes from the anime, ‘Steins;Gate Elite’ offers a unique experience for both VN enthusiasts and anime fans.
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Release Date: February 19, 2019
Tags: Anime Scenes, Time Travel

4. VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

A unique bartending experience set in a cyberpunk world. Known for its relaxing gameplay and memorable characters, VA-11 HALL-A stands out in the visual novel genre.
Genres: Cyberpunk, Simulation
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Bartending, Character-Driven

5. Nurse Love Syndrome

Explore the world of nursing in this remake, featuring a lovable cast and comfortable atmosphere. It’s a story of care and connections.
Genres: Romance, Drama
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Nursing, Remake

6. Tokyo Chronos

An immersive VR visual novel, ‘Tokyo Chronos’ thrusts you into a closed reality resembling Shibuya, Tokyo, where you must uncover a gripping murder mystery.
Genres: Mystery, Virtual Reality
Release Date: August 26, 2019
Tags: VR Experience, Shibuya Setting

7. Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue

Engage in a new-age sport using anti-gravity shoes in ‘Aokana’, a visual novel that combines sports, romance, and competition in an original setting.
Genres: Sports, Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2019
Tags: Anti-Gravity, Flying Circus Sport

8. Heart of the Woods

‘Heart of the Woods’ is a modern-day fairy tale visual novel, blending otherworldly romance with hints of comedy, set in a fantastical environment.
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Fairy Tale, Emotional

9. Chemically Bonded

This visual novel explores romance in a traditional high school setting, offering a fresh narrative twist and a classic romantic experience.
Genres: Romance, School Life
Release Date: 2019
Tags: High School, Romance

10. Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

The re-release of the original ‘Utawarerumono’ game, combining visual novel storytelling with tactical RPG gameplay, set in a world of rebellion and amnesia.
Genres: Strategy, RPG
Release Date: 2020 (Re-release)
Tags: Amnesia, Rebellion

11. Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament

‘Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament’ intertwines fantasy with detective elements, where players navigate a world of magic and intrigue to solve a compelling mystery.
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Detective, Magic

12. Summer Pockets

Set on a picturesque island, ‘Summer Pockets’ explores themes of nostalgia and youth. It’s a heartwarming story about relationships and memories made during one summer.
Genres: Drama, Slice of Life
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Nostalgia, Summer

13. Raging Loop

‘Raging Loop’ presents a thrilling narrative set in a remote village, where folklore and reality collide. It’s a game of survival and strategy, wrapped in a horror mystery.
Genres: Horror, Psychological
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Survival, Folklore

14. AI: The Somnium Files

A neo-noir detective adventure, ‘AI: The Somnium Files’ takes players on a gripping journey through dreamscapes to solve a twisted serial murder case.
Genres: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 2019
Tags: Detective, Neo-Noir

Sources:, Honey’s Anime, oprainfall, NookGaming

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