Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans. You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children.
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Mixed (14 reviews) - 57% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (749 reviews) - 78% of the 749 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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About This Game

Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans.

You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children. As a Monster, you pop up in the most interesting places — what do you do when three angry bears discover a young child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down that woman with the red cloak?

As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? Do you come clean about that fungus your friends ate (+1 Honesty) or cover for them (+1 Bravery)? As a youth, your choices determine your personality.

But all youngins must grow up. Monsters and Humans have been at odds for centuries, and there are Human villages on the other side of the enchanted woods. When Human children get lost in those dark and winding thickets, do you terrorize them for fun (+1 Ferocity)? Do you help return them to Human civilization to prove that not all Monsters are to be feared and hated (+1 Kindness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras — a Monster delicacy? All this, to the backdrop of increasing tensions between Monster- and Humankind.

Key features:

  • Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
  • Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs.
  • Encounter different adventures each time you play, with a dozen or so possible endings.
  • Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That's value!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c capable
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
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Mixed (14 reviews)
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that guy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
what can i say. Well lets start with the fact that i am not one who have played alot of text based games, however this game is brilliant in so many ways the art, the humor, the music in my opinion if you are looking for a chilled out calming yet charming game this is the one to play. its simply fantastic in so many ways, short but very replayable with many endings. give it a go.
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
it's a click-and-read game. it's not very interactive, and the writing isn't clever enough to hold my attention either. i bought this game a million years ago (approx) but if anyone is still reading these - pass on this one. there are better monster creator games at this price point.
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( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I've only played once through. 1.7 hours but to tell you the truth, I took a break here and there to do other things. That shows how quickly this game can pass.

Having said that, it's fairly cute and would be amusing to play along with children. As a family-friendly game, it certainly works. It's an easy way to pass a little time; it isn't exactly difficult to get the kind of ending you'd prefer. Even while I was split between about 3 of the 5 statistics, it all worked out exactly as I planned.

This is not a game for anybody looking for a challenge or a long story path. I thought that I wouldn't be interested playing it a second time but actually, I'd like to see how the game handles the more ferocious choices.

I would have liked a little more to the "and everybody was happy" ending. I wanted a monster family (or even a cross monster-human one). It also would have been good to feel like I actually knew the other monsters being mentioned. That will likely come after a few replays.

Not particularly wowed by how the game looks. As I said, it's a cute game, however I think it feels a bit bland at times. I had hoped eventually there would be more to click on, even if it was simply to show a picture or make a noise. It would be good to see additional features.

I don't feel like I need to play through more before reviewing. My main reason for posting this is to say that while the game is worth a go, I would personally advise waiting for at least a 30% discount. Honestly, I don't know much about game development so I can't say if the price tag is fair for the work put it. But since this is Steam and you'll likely have a chance to get it for cheaper, I'd say have a bit of patience unless you don't mind overly one way or another.
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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
This looks like a child's game at first, and in some ways, it is. But the title doesn't have anything to do with the game, really. Other than that you play as a monster. It's a really creative storyline, actually.

You start off as a small little monsterling. Here you go in adventures, starting to build up your new personality. But even the youngest must grow up. You move on to adolesence and go on even more adventures, your choices building your personality further. One day, you get pulled out of bed by Elders. They decide your main personality trait, and test you on it. Here you can earn some respect. You move on to adulthood, where you must earn respect and form your personality even further. But you'll start to dissove soon.. If you've earned enough respect and pass the test, you'll ascend to Elderhood, where your choices will sway the likings of monster to man, and man to monster. You can either start a war, killing all humans, getting all monsters killed, or the beginning of an endless war. Or you can bring peace to both man and monster, and live in harmony together. But if you've failed to gain the respect you need, you'll dissolve into your main trait and leave behind your personality for other generations..

This is a game you can play anytime. It soothes stress and anxiety, making way to laughter and joy. The animation is good, the colors are easy on the eyes. Unfortunatly, you are not able to name or customize your character. But I highly recommend this game anyway.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Product received for free
Friend gifted it to me. It's a kid-like game yet it doesn't feel like it. The graphics are cute, the game is simple but fun. Great time waster when you're looking for something fun and light that won't take up hours of your time. One of my favs as it's so cute! Great for all ages and wonderful game to keep in your library when you need a smile.
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Yeay.. it doesn't save my progress. So i simply went to menu.. closed on x because i needed to.. and then... i went to play again and nothing. I am stuck with having nobody to talk to exept inspecting the ui.. thats all.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
This is a boring game. You just read and make choices, but there is no actual "playng." Not even worth the sale price. :(
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Emily the Strange
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game is cute and fun. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. I would recommend buying it on sale, just because it is a shorter game, but it's well worth half it's normal price. There are multiple outcomes and the music and atmosphere make for a fun, enjoyable game to play.

There isn't an ESRB rating, so I like to provide ones that are as close as possible to the rating system as I can make it. This game hovers between an E10 and a Teen. Normally, I would say E10 for Fantasy Violence, but some of the scenarios in the game are Teen oriented (for example, a monster has the choice to leave a young child and baby to supposedly perish in a burning building, and a few other such scenarios). Everything else is very lighthearted- there are just a few more mature elements for younger players.
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game isn't for me. I don't like it, I thought it was going to be something different. But it was recommended to me by a friend so I bought it (in 2013).

I don't recommend it because I just didn't find anything about it fun or entertaining, personally. The limited customization didn't make up for the various outcomes in the story-line, and the story itself was just too dull for me. The challenges weren't challenging in the right way.

You make a little monster and answer questions that make up a story and your decisions affect the outcome. That's all I can tell you, because I only played it once YEARS ago and didn't get very far before I closed the game and never played it again. Most of my time was actually AFK.

At the time Steam didn't offer returns/refunds, so I uninstalled it and forgot about it. Now, however, I'm stuck with the game since the purchase was made so long ago (even though I have the less than 2 hours played requirement and the last date played is the same as the purchase date...sigh).

PLEASE UNDERSTAND I'm not saying this is a bad game; it has great reviews. But it's an ill fit for me, and one glance at my game library would tell you why. So if you're not sure about this game, do some research before purchasing and don't screw yourself out of a refund should you change your mind afterwards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
it's a click-and-read game. it's not very interactive, and the writing isn't clever enough to hold my attention either. i bought this game a million years ago (approx) but if anyone is still reading these - pass on this one. there are better monster creator games at this price point.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
137 of 150 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I think i should write at least a short thing about this game, because it truly deserves it =)

Its a kind of "Build your Adventure" story game in which you raise your own monsterling from birth to adulthood. It involves quite some good reading and humor. The game gives you lots of choices, like "save the monsterling - or eat it", which in progress develop your character and the storyline.

Besides the many small story bits, its not overly complex, but its very entertaining.

The Achievements are fun to hunt down and you will need to play through the game several times to get them all. Generally the game has plenty of replayability with its varied small stories, so that is not too much of an issue. I played it several times over and still find new ones. A playthrough shouldn't take more than an hour i guess, maybe less.

If i had to criticize something, then its probably that its not very long, but i guess that's the way the game was designed, its not meant to be a complex long thing, more something easy to play in between.

And i would have loved to be able to design the looks my own monsterling, sadly the game doesn't give that option, i think its random how your monster will look like.

Technically the game is solid, no bugs or anything that i would have to mention.
Also i totally dig the artstyle, but thats personal preference =)

It also has the best emoticons, so thanks for that.
( :hee::ooh::hmm::blech::grr: - they dont work in this Review post )

Conclusion: This is a very fun small charming game worth to be played =)
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94 of 106 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
"Monster loves you" is a text based game, an interactive story both for adults who enjoy reading children's books and kids. It's a wonderful storyline with nice music and great humor (btw English here is quite difficult for those who have it as a second language). Monsters are odd and incredibly cute, they will melt your heart and make you smile during the whole game. You can play as one and choose your character, behavior and destiny. Welcome to the cutest monster-world ever! And remember - monster loves you!
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79 of 95 people (83%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
It was fun! ...For the first run or two.

Well that was upsetting. Monster Loves You! is a text, choose-your-own-adventure game where you start your life out as a newborn baby monster and you live your life up until your return to the slime vat pool or until you finish the game as an elder who transcended above death to decide what ulitimately happens between the humans and monsters when the inevitable conflict happens.

You have 5 personality traits, Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, and Kindness. You gain and use your traits to your advantage in situations that require them. This would be awesome if there was actually more situations that required that. Because more or less everything you do it a sure thing. It's pretty obvious if you're going to lose something or gain something from most interactions. I'll continue that shortly.

You use these personality traits to your advantage to gain respect from other elders and monsters so you may be respected enough as an individual to transcend into becoming an elder on the day you are supposed to die. Then once you are an Elder, you must work to either build or sabotage human and monster relations in the coming days before the conflict of humans and monsters. It is this point I believe the story ends with the effort you put into this before the conflict.

Everything about this game was really cool except that this game doesn't vary or switch up the story at all. By my second playthrough I already knew pathes and things I needed to say to reap the most (xyz) out of that "adventure" So I could get my stats high or close to maxed out as possible while getting tons of respect from the elders. I was hoping that after each death it'd be like a new life with new characters and new adventures. But I kept seeing the same thing over and over again already and it got really tedious and simply not fun. It immediately became apparent that i'd just start grinding to get medals for achievements. I don't care so much about the medals. It's nice to see new endings. But that's not the point of a game like Monster Love You! or at least shouldn't be circled around what the ending is going to be. The meat and soul of the game which is the time spent in each life stage is where you're spending most and pretty much all of your time as opposed to the scripted age-transistion stages. It was like I had a really amazing, fan-friggin-tastic sandwich, and in two playthroughs I felt like I was eating the same sandwich for months. I was so sick of it.

Contining on that point is that you get really familiar with each adventure pretty easily, they're very distinct and memorable most of them. And the options listed make it very obvious which choice is going to get you the most points and the good stuff.
I was investing in honesty and kindness to achieve renown for honesty and kindness in the game, but I knew the choices in the game so well and understood where I could get off chalk-free in two playthroughs I already knew where I could build ferocity without consequence. I had kindness and cleverness maxed, I had honesty about 86% up there and I had roughly 69% ferocity. I shouldn't be able to get my ferocity stat so high while striving to get honesty and kindness. Cleverness was just so easy to pick up. It made it super-easy to bend the end game to my will because I had such high stats overall I could make the story anything I wanted it to be. Therefore there was really no reason to keep playing the game. Because in two playthroughs I could understand the routes I need to take to get the most (xyz) and how to get the medals and other things.

It as a really fun game my first two runs. After that, it just simply wasn't fun. Definitely wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I expected much more out of it after reading such nice reviews.

Also continuing, from what i've heard in the game, sounds like the game has only 3 soundtracks in it. And that's just a big no-no. The art directive is okay. They could've worked harder in a lot of areas, but whatever. The humor in this game is great. But it's not funny after you read it the first time.

Regardless, Monster Loves You! is a nice and funny and enjoyable game. But after the second playthrough or third, you realize you're just doing the same thing again and it's not fun. I was really hoping that my deaths in the game would have an influence on my next life (which I read this in a review, this was a lie or a fabrication of their beliefs of what's going on in the game) But it doesn't and that's when I realized I was going to just be doing the same thing over and over again.

Overall, this game wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I bought it for about 4 dollars and I personally just wouldn't really recommend it at all to be honest. As I said, it's fun and it's nice. But I personally think you should keep that money for something nicer that pops up on the steam store or in a steam sale that you'd rather grab.

Anyway, thank you for reading my review. I hope it helped you in your decision to purchase this game or not, have a good day.
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51 of 54 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Monster Loves You! is a nicely created game with cute monster artwork. You create your own story by making choices in the game. You're born as a monster and the choices you ultimately decide generates what personality and appearance that you will develop as you go along with situations that happen in the game. ♥
You can choose to be friendly or ferocious, honest and kind, or clever, you could be a brave monster or afraid of anything that moves! ♥
The gameplay can be repetitive, but nice if you enjoy collecting stories or replaying for different outcomes.
Overall I thought this was a charming game to play to relax and has a lot of amusing text to read as you create your own outcomes and story. ♥
If you like cartoons and decision making platform games that are not too complicated and you enjoy creating your own story outcomes, you will love Monster Loves You! and Monster Loves You! will Love You! too. :] ♥
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42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
I'm 37 and loved it, and I think this game is great for people of all ages who enjoy stories and making choices. The only things that could be better are the background music (gets tiresome over time) and it would be great if more languages were available, so more people could play the game.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
One silly choose-your-own-adventure game, with some nice, if repetitive music, great cartoony artwork, lots of choices, and which doesn't take ages to play. Kids 7+ will love it, and I had some fun myself, even though I'm 65+.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2015
Cute, simplistic, and casual. A good game to unwind with!

Monster Loves You! is a short choose-your-own-adventure game. Each achievement here are the different endings possible in the game. The story is easy to follow and guess since the choices and stat system are simple, at best. The story was written in good jest, so don't expect anything heavy or deep. Afterall, you're naught but a monster.

PS: This is great to play with with children. My nieces enjoyed it with my lively storybook-telling voice on top of the cute pictures.
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
It's a nice charming game you can play with your kid or your niece or nephew... that's kind of cool. If you like cute choose your own adventure storybooks with some sim aspects you might enjoy this sans the kids as well.

Game grows on you before it wears out its welcome and it's cheap. Get if it you like it's type.
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
'Monster Loves You!' falls into a very unique category; It's essentially a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' game--an interactive book.

It is entirely meditative: you direct the flow of your monster through various events and stages of life and enjoy the colourful illustrations and caricatures. The prompts and narratives have a sense of humour all their own and it makes for a delightful read. My only complaint might be that there are so few pieces of music in the game and they feel droning after a few plays.

On the whole, though, it does well with a morning cup of coffee and a friend in chat. Go on, give it a try. At the very least, it's a refreshing new take on what games can be.
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