5. World End Economica
This is a game that stretches the limits of what justifies being called a game. There aren’t exactly choices. There isn’t really much interaction beyong clicking to advance the story. But World End Economica is a suberb story told in the visual novel medium. Featuring a young man taking on the greed of the world, it’s quite the coming-of-age tale.
Only the first episode of three, World End Economica is also featured in the anime sale. It heavily draws on economics as a theme, particularly the stock market. For this one, emotional depth and major characterization are the keys. If you’re looking for a well-written game and a gateway into the world of visual novels, this might be your choice. With a youthful yet relatable protagonist and superb art and writing, World End Economica is a great blend of romance, economics, and sci-fi.