2020 has been a great year for visual novels. We’ve had a number of English releases of highly anticipated titles. There have been some surprise announcements such as the long-awaited Kimi Ga Nozumu Eien. We’ve seen some good indie releases too.
As we roll over into 2021, I’d like to highlight my top picks for 2020 and mention a few 2021 games that we have to look forward to. As always for these types of lists, they are both subjective and based on the games I have personally played, with some seconded by other members of the NookGaming team. As always, feel free to let us know your choices in the comments below, on Twitter or on our Discord.
Top Visual Novels of 2020
5 – Making Lovers
Making Lovers is one of those rare romance comedy visual novels where the protagonist and most of the love interests have graduated from college.
It pushes you onto a character route within minutes of starting the game – there’s not much common route here! They’re all about getting to know a woman that you are suddenly pushed into a relationship with, finding a