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5 Best Visual Novel Games on Xbox Series X|S



The Xbox Series X|S allows players to enter digital worlds that vary in the experience they offer. This is great as it allows the player to enjoy what they wish. Among these games are Visual Novels, a relative niche but growing game format. These games often focus on story and characters rather than gameplay. So if you are interested in the genre, please enjoy our list of the 5 Best Visual Novel Games on Xbox Series X|S.

5. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Starting off our list with what is arguably the best visual novel collection in terms of value, we have Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. As the name would imply, this is a collection of three of the Ace Attorney games. In this game, players will have to figure out why and how their clients are innocent through the eyes of the Ace Attorney. Players will be able to find themselves enthralled surrounding the details of these cases. The writing of these cases is top-notch and sure to please any visual novel fan as well.

This collection of games offers around fourteen playable cases, each with its own charm and depth to them. This is great as it allows the experience to be varied while maintaining its own sense of identity. Seeing as this collection takes place over the span of the first three games, players will have plenty of content to enjoy. So if you are into the visual novel genre, but want something a little different to try for your Xbox Series X|S, definitely check out Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.

4. AI: The Somnium Files

Our next entry on our list also has a central theme of crime. But instead of proving innocent clients innocent, you focus on finding and capturing a serial killer. AI: The Somnium Files has a distinct style that is very reminiscent of the noir film genre. However, it distinguishes itself from the genre in its own unique way, both aesthetically and conceptually. While this game is somewhat gritty and gory and not for the faint of heart, the intrigue and mystery it offers the player are spectacular.

One of the more highly-rated visual novels on this list, many people have found tons to love within this title. The game also has a unique mechanic that allows players to traverse dreams. This goes a long way in assisting them in solving the various murder cases they are responsible for. So if you are looking for a visual novel game for the Xbox Series X|S, then definitely check out AI: The Somnium Files, as its noir-inspired visuals are sure to leave a lasting impression on the player. If you are looking for one of the most stylish yet satisfying visual novels to experience, then this is a great choice.

3. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Switching things up quite a bit, we have one of the most prominent Visual Novel series on the market today. The first entry of said series is Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. For many, this is the game that introduced them to the series. The game, which itself has a ton of dark twists and turns, is entertaining to play through. However, this game is pretty graphic in places and isn't something that younger players shouldn't jump into right away.

Players will be able to do a lot of things to aid them in their journey. For example, they are able to search for clues, as well as speak with their classmates regarding the events of the game. This is great as it really engages the player with the story itself. Alongside this, the game does a fantastic job of maintaining the mystery in the game, making for a very tempting experience. In short, this game accomplishes quite a bit in its relatively short runtime. So if you are looking for a fantastic visual novel with an anime aesthetic, then Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a great choice for the Xbox Series X|S.

2. Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Our next entry on our list is somewhat similar to the entry before it. Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, much like Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, allows the player to unravel a mystery. This time, however, the circumstances you find yourself in are quite different. Players are kidnapped and must figure out the truth about everything that is going on. This must be done in a relatively short amount of time. This gives a fantastic sense of urgency to the gameplay and ensures that the players must be paying attention properly in order to figure things out.

This game also does a fantastic job of linking together its story elements. Players will be able to find these connections for themselves as they play through the game. Similar to other entries on this list, players are thrust into a death-game situation in which they must figure out the answer to the circumstances surrounding them before it's too late. So if you enjoy the tense atmosphere of visual novels such as these, and have an Xbox Series X|S, definitely check this title out.

1. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!5 Best Dating Sim Games in 2023

Rounding out our list is an entry that most players who love visual novels will likely recognize. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a game that, on the surface, seems cutesy and somewhat wholesome. However, the events of the game are quite the opposite, leading to a nice contrast between aesthetics and the story of the game. The Plus! version of this game offers quite a bit more content than the base game. However, this does come with a price tag. All in all, it comes with six more side stories revolving around the game's side characters and more.

Another aspect of the game that receives a fresh coat of paint is the visuals of the game. The visuals in this game have been upgraded to an industry-standard 1080p. This is great as it allows players to enjoy the game with a more suitable graphical fidelity. So if you are looking for a visual novel to boot up on your Xbox Series X|S, then Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a great choice for anyone familiar or brand new to the Visual Novel genre.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.