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April 22nd, 2023

16 Games Like VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

“Time to mix drinks and change lives!”

Are you a fan of VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action and craving more games with a similar vibe? Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 16 amazing games that share similarities with VA-11 Hall-A in terms of gameplay, setting, or style. Grab a drink, sit back, and get ready to dive into these fantastic gaming experiences!

Gameplay Like VA-11 Hall-A

These games offer unique, relaxing gameplay experiences similar to VA-11 Hall-A, where you get to interact with customers and manage a small establishment.

Games like VA-11 Hall-A:

1. Coffee Talk

I remember the first time I played Coffee Talk, and it instantly reminded me of Valhalla. Set in an alternate version of Seattle inhabited by humans, elves, and other fantastic creatures, Coffee Talk puts you in the shoes of a barista who serves warm drinks to various patrons while listening to their stories.

The game features a beautiful pixel art style, a chill soundtrack, and a diverse cast of characters. As a barista, you’ll mix different ingredients to create unique drinks that cater to your customers’ preferences. The conversations are engaging, and the relationships you build with your patrons will keep you invested in the game. If you loved the bartending aspect of VA-11 Hall-A, Coffee Talk is a must-play!

Coffee Talk Episode 2 – the sequel was also just released recently.

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2. Necrobarista

Step into the shoes of a supernatural barista in Necrobarista, a game that combines visual novel storytelling with a unique 3D art style. Serve coffee to the living and the dead, and witness the captivating narrative unfold in a magical café at the crossroads of life and the afterlife.

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3. Whispers of the Luminaries

Whispers of the Luminaries

Whispers of the Luminaries is a mystery visual novel that dives into the heart of the idol industry, combining slice-of-life elements with mystery and suspense. 

The gameplay revolves around “free-time” where you have the freedom to choose between spending your time bonding with other characters or taking on the role of a detective to hunt down the perpetrator. There’s no right or wrong way to play this game, but every choice matters.

Starlight Sip

If you’re a fan of VA-11 Hall-A, but yearn for a bit more excitement, this game hits the spot. It retains the soothing ambiance of VA-11 Hall-A while incorporating a riveting mystery, with thrilling and dramatic moments that keep you on your toes.

Although only an early demo is out, you can wishlist the game on Steam to get notified when it launches:

Wishlist on Steam

4. Red Strings Club

In this cyberpunk narrative experience, you play as a bartender and information broker with a unique ability to craft cocktails that manipulate the emotions of your patrons. Use this skill to extract information, uncover a corporate conspiracy, and make tough moral choices that shape the story’s outcome.

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5. Bear’s Restaurant

Play as a bear who runs a restaurant for deceased souls, helping them to find peace by recreating their favorite meals. This narrative-driven game combines cooking mechanics with heartfelt stories, offering an emotionally engaging experience that fans of VA-11 Hall-A are sure to appreciate.

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Games With a Similar Cyberpunk Setting

These games transport you to a futuristic world filled with neon lights, advanced technology, and a touch of dystopia, just like the setting of VA-11 Hall-A.

1. 2064: Read Only Memories

Explore the neon-lit streets of Neo-San Francisco in this point-and-click adventure game. As a struggling journalist, team up with a sapient robot to unravel a deep conspiracy that will shake the city to its core. The game’s cyberpunk setting and focus on character-driven narrative make it a great pick for VA-11 Hall-A fans.

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2. Cloudpunk

One day, I stumbled upon Cloudpunk, and I couldn’t help but be drawn into its neon-soaked cityscape. In Cloudpunk, you play as Rania, a delivery driver for a semi-legal courier company. Your job is to navigate the sprawling vertical city of Nivalis, making deliveries and interacting with a diverse cast of characters, all while uncovering a larger story that unfolds throughout the night.

The game features stunning voxel art and an atmospheric soundtrack that perfectly captures the cyberpunk vibe. While it’s not a bartending sim like VA-11 Hall-A, Cloudpunk shares a similar aesthetic and offers an immersive narrative-driven experience that fans of VA-11 Hall-A will love.

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3. Ruiner

Although it’s an action-packed, top-down shooter rather than a visual novel, Ruiner’s gritty cyberpunk setting and stylish visuals make it a great choice for fans of VA-11 Hall-A looking for something a bit more fast-paced.

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4. Gemini Rue

This point-and-click adventure game features a noir-inspired cyberpunk story that fans of VA-11 Hall-A’s dystopian atmosphere will enjoy. Delve into a tale of conspiracy, betrayal, and identity as you navigate a dark and rainy futuristic cityscape.

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Visual Novels Like VA-11 Hall-A

If what you loved most about VA-11 Hall-A was the story and character-driven narrative, these visual novels will surely satisfy your craving for more engaging tales.

1. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate caught my eye with its intriguing time-travel premise and strong narrative. Set in Akihabara, Tokyo, the game follows a group of friends who accidentally discover they can send text messages into the past. As they experiment with this newfound power, they find themselves entangled in a complex web of conspiracies and caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous organization.

Steins;Gate boasts an engaging story full of twists and turns, lovable characters, and multiple endings based on the choices you make. The game’s focus on narrative and character development makes it a perfect choice for fans of VA-11 Hall-A’s story-driven experience. Give it a try, and you might just find yourself as hooked as I was!

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2. Needy Streamer Overload

Needy Streamer Overload shares many similarities to VA-11 Hall-A. It has a very unique stylized pixel art style, an atmospheric 8-bit soundtrack and simple gameplay choices with lots of dialogue/text.

If you like Needy Streamer Overload, make sure to read my other guide on games like Needy Streamer Overload.

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3. Analog: A Hate Story

Embark on an enthralling adventure to uncover the mystery of a derelict spaceship in Analog: A Hate Story. With a narrative that explores themes like love, hate, and morality, fans of VA-11 Hall-A’s story-driven experience will find this game a compelling choice.

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4. World End Economica

Set on a colonized moon, World End Economica follows a young protagonist’s ambitious pursuit of wealth. The game’s intriguing plot and realistic market simulations create an immersive experience that fans of VA-11 Hall-A’s rich narrative will enjoy.

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5. The House in Fata Morgana

Have you ever had an experience that completely drew you in, leaving you feeling like you were a part of the story? That’s how I felt when I played The House in Fata Morgana, similar to my memorable experience with VA-11 Hall-A.

In The House in Fata Morgana, you’re taken on a journey through time and explore the haunting pasts of various characters. The atmosphere is both gripping and enchanting, leaving you wanting more as you delve deeper into the story. If you’re a fan of VA-11 Hall-A’s immersive storytelling and enjoy visual novels with a touch of mystery, you’ll find The House in Fata Morgana an unforgettable experience.

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6. Umineko: When They Cry

This thrilling visual novel invites you into a world of mystery and suspense as you unravel the secrets behind a series of gruesome murders. Umineko: When They Cry offers an extraordinary narrative with supernatural elements.

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7. Eliza

Eliza is a game like VA-11 Hall-A as it delves into the themes of technology, empathy, and mental health as it follows the story of a young woman working as an AI counselor. The game’s engaging and introspective narrative makes it a must-play for those who enjoyed the character-driven storytelling of VA-11 Hall-A.

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Thanks for Reading! Here’s a Surprise:

You’ve made it to the end! As your reward for reading this far, here’s a fan art of Jill I made:

VA-11 Hall-A Jill Fan Art / Julianne Stingray