Adult visual novels, while not exactly wildly accepted in the West, are of no less quality than their “all-ages” cousins. Shamelessly enjoy these classics that we’ve hand-picked for you. They’re our choices for the best adult visual novels that you can enjoy shame-free. We tried to pick a little something for everyone here. Let us know which are your favorites down below! If you’re looking for the best visual novels (without any age restrictions), here’s that list over here! Then there’s specifically PS4 visual novels and Xbox One visual novels, too.
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Best Adult Visual Novels
Deus Machina Demonbane (Zanma Taisei Demonbane)
If H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu, and giant robots are your thing, then Deus Machina Demonbane is a great start into adult visual novels. Set in an alternate universe in Arkham City, Daijuuji Kurou is thrust into a horrific world of supernatural intrigue as he searches for a way to save Arkham and the world.
As a game Deus Machina Demonbane is light on interactivity. Like most adventure games there are choices to be made, but beyond that the player experiences this one via reading. There are indeed bad endings, but they’re pretty easy to avoid. The visuals and music are what make this game a stellar example of an immersive visual novel. With a twisted aesthetic worthy of the Lovecraftian allusion, this is a game worth investing the dozens of hours necessary to experience it all.
And yes, this is an adult game. There isn’t just gore, but plenty of sex. Fortunately, rather than being a “reward” such as the case with HuniePop it works with the romantic subplots of the game. Deus Machina Demonbane doesn’t pull its punches with its story or its visuals, so be prepared for an excellent mecha-Cthulhu-themed epic available from JASTUSA (NSFW). It was the perfect one to kick off our list of the best adult visual novels.