World Book Day is all about celebrating the magic of books and reading.  

As avid readers, we’re always looking for ways in which we can incorporate our favourite books into video games. In fact, there is a whole genre of games called visual novels, which often tell an interactive and thrilling story with beautiful illustrations and an element of decision-making.  

Therefore, to celebrate World Book Day, we asked around the Overclockers UK office and put together this list of our favourite visual novel games.  

Digimon Survive:

Digimon Survive is a beautiful visual novel with elements of a tactical RPG.  

Takuma Momozuka has suddenly found himself trapped in a world inhabited by terrifying creatures and unlikely allies – the Digimon. You and your friends must team up with Digimon, as you fight for your survival, friendships, and a way back home.  

You can read more about Digimon Survive, and our top PCs to play in our dedicated blog article.  

Official PC System Specification:

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i3 6300
or AMD FX 4350
Intel Core i7 6700K
or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Memory8GB RAM16GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
or AMD Radeon HD 7850
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
or AMD Radeon RX 5700 X
Storage15GB available space15GB available space

ASUS TUF VG279Q1A 27’’ Widescreen Gaming Monitor:

Become immersed in Digimon Survive and all your other favourite visual novel games, with the ASUS TUF VG279Q1A gaming monitor. With a 27’’ 1920 x 1080 IPS display, unlock refresh rates of up to 165Hz, along with smooth frame rates and fast response times. What’s more, with support for features such as Adaptative Sync and patented ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology, enjoy a tear-free gaming experience with crystal clear visuals.  

  • 27”
  • 1920 x 1080 display
  • IPS panel
  • Up to 165Hz refresh rates
  • Compatible with FreeSync Premium

Library of Ruina:

Library of Ruina is the perfect visual novel to play this World Book Day. Your one goal? To get your hands on the ultimate, perfect book. 

As the owner of the library, you must do all that you can to protect your librarians and precious books. As visitors stumble across your expansive library, engage in fast-paced combat in order to defeat them and grow your library. Each new defeated guest will transform into a new book with secrets waiting for you to uncover.  

Official PC System Specification:

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 7Windows 7
ProcessorIntel Core i5
or equivalent
Intel Core i5
or equivalent
Memory8GB RAM8GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
or equivalent
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
or equivalent
DirectXVersion 10Version 10
Storage10GB available space10GB available space

LG 27GQ50F-B 27’’ Widescreen Gaming Monitor:

Sit back and enjoy exceptional performance and realistic visuals with the LG 27GQ50F-B gaming monitor. Take advantage of the 27’’ 1920 x 1080 VA display for refresh rates of up to 165Hz and smooth gameplay for an optimised gaming experience. What’s more, with support for AMD FreeSync Premium, enjoy high resolution visuals with near-zero screen tearing and latency.  

  • 27”
  • 1920 x 1080 display
  • VA panel
  • 165Hz refresh rates
  • Compatible with AMD FreeSync

I was a Teenage Exocolonist:

In I was a Teenage Exocolonist, rewrite your teenage years by spending them on a vast, alien planet. This hybrid visual novel features elements of a narrative RPG with card-based battles. 

After growing up in humanity’s first extrasolar space colony, how you navigate life will all depend on what you decide to do. Will you explore the extraterrestrial wilderness, study the stars, find your special someone, or something else entirely? Whatever you decide, your choices will directly affect those around you and the fate of the colony.  

Official PC System Specifications:

Recommended
OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4690K
or AMD Athlon 3000G
Memory8GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
or AMD R9 290
DirectXVersion 11
Storage5GB available space

Gigabyte M28U Widescreen Gaming Monitor:

The Gigabyte M28U has been expertly designed to deliver high-quality visuals with silky smooth frame rates. Built with a 28’’ 3840 x 2160 SSIPS display, unlock refresh rates of up to 144Hz, crystal clear images and videos, along with ultra-fast response times, at up to 4K resolutions. Armed with an ergonomic and adjustable stand, you can customise the height and angle of this monitor to ensure you remain comfortable during extended hours of gameplay.  

  • 28”
  • 3840 x 2160 display
  • SS IPS panel
  • Refresh rates of up to 144Hz
  • Adjustable stand
  • Compatible with AMD FreeSync

Coffee Talk:

Coffee Talk is a chill visual novel all about crafting brews and solving burnouts.  

In a world where humanity and the superhuman live in harmony, you are in control of your very own coffee shop in the heart of Seattle. Craft the perfect hot drink for your customers – whether this is a gingerbread cappuccino or a hot chocolate. As you create their drink, listen to the various different stories and lives of your customers, whose lives will be directly impacted by the choices you make and the warm drinks you serve.  

Official PC System Specification: 

Minimum
OSWindows 7
Processor2.4GHz CPU or higher
Memory2GB RAM
GraphicsGPU with 512GB display memory
DirectXVersion 9
Storage600MB available space

Samsung Odyssey LS27AG320NUXXU Gaming Monitor:

Escape into all your favourite gaming worlds with the Samsung Odyssey LS27AG320NUXXU. With this 27’’ 1920 x 1080 VA gaming monitor, enjoy seamless performance, stunning visuals, and refresh rates of up to 165Hz at up to 1080p resolutions. Take advantage of the three-sided borderless design, for maximum viewing potential and immersive gameplay, which is perfect for multiple monitor set ups.  

  • 27”
  • 1920 x 1080 display
  • VA panel
  • Up to 165Hz refresh rates
  • Compatible with AMD FreeSync Premiumum
  • Ergonomic design

Game Based on Books!

Along with these great visual novels, there are hundreds of video games that are based on books. Perfect for playing this World Book Day! 

In the meantime, be sure to drop us a comment down below letting us what your favourite visual novel game is. 

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