The following is a list of Visual Novels that, as the title of this post says, are free and can be obtained over the internet.
I have not played any of these aside from two of them, though some of them are supposed to be decent to amazing. I’ll distinguish which I’ve played and which are supposed to be of what caliber that I haven’t played. If there’s just a picture/link and nothing else, then it means I haven’t heard much about it and haven’t played it.
Be warned, some of these visual novels have mature content!
I’ve played this one. Good production values, decent stories, 5 routes.
Link to Download/Info – http://www.katawa-shoujo.com/
I’ve also played this one. FANTASTIC story, one route, amazing characters.
Link to Download/Info – http://altogether.insani.org/2008/5.html
Don’t take it personally, babe,
it just ain’t your story
My friend played this one and said it was pretty good, I can’t be sure of it though.
Link to Download/Info – http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitpersonallybabeitjustaintyourstory/
Said to be extremely interesting and captivating.
Link to Download/Info – http://junipersknot.dischan.co/
Link to Download/Info – http://altogether.insani.org/2008/6.html
Link to Download/Info – http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6601
Supposed to be a rather well-done VN.
Link to Download/Info – http://homeward.renai.us/
The art’s a little rough, but maybe it’s a good story?
Link to Download/Info – http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=20244
From the Bottom of the Heart
Link to Download/Info – http://altogether.insani.org/2008/1.html
Supposed to be pretty good and to contain a great story.
Link to Download/Info – http://altogether.insani.org/2008/4.html
This is supposed to be fantastic. Requires a Steam account (for PC) or an Android device, but the game is free.
Though the title appears in Russian, the rest of the game is in English.
Link to Download/Info – http://everlastingsummer.su/en/
This particular visual novel is supposed to be a masterpiece.
Link to Download/Info – http://trueremembrance.insani.org/index.html
Narcissu / Narcissu – Side 2nd –
This (the two combined) is said by many to be one of the absolute greatest visual novels EVER created, free or not-free.
[Part 1] Link to Download/Info – http://narcissu.insani.org/down.html
[Part 2] Link to Download/Info – http://www.neechin.net/narcissu/