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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Repitious Children's Text Game, Played a few times mainly for the sake of Steam Cards, but I certainly wouldn't return, felt more like a series of moral scenarios than a cohesive story, which is why the plot does little to branch off, might amuse a 6 year old once or twice, but meh, really not worth more than a dollar
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I wanted to like this game. The art is cute and the idea is promising, but in the end it is a repetitive text based game with limited branching. After I played it once, I felt no want to try for the other endings at all.

I suggest buying it on a steep sale if you do.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
to be played with children , quite boring for adults to play repeatedly and achievments dont work on mac
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144 of 157 people (92%) 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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92 of 104 people (88%) 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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85 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
11 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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40 of 42 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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45 of 51 people (88%) 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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33 of 34 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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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
short and very repetitive
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
Monster Loves You! is a choose-your-own-adventure-esque RPG from Radial Games and Dejobaan Games LLC. Let’s get rocking.

The Good

It’s hard to classify what genre this game should fall into (gameplay wise) as it is very similar to a visual novel, but it does have aspects of an RPG. Whatever it is, it does a good job of being what it is. MLY! has a lot of possible endings and a lot of ways to get to those endings. Naturally, this provides a lot of replay value, which is always a good thing.

The artwork in the game is consistently charming. It is kid friendly (some of the content may be a bit darker for younger audiences. just so you know) and vibrantly colored.

The game as a whole, I think, is very creative. You, as the player, experience the entire lifespan of a monster from spawning to death. What events fill the time in between those two are entirely up to you. Every choice you make in the game not only counts, but very significantly impacts your late and end game.

The Bad

Go ahead and scroll on past this one.

The Meh

If you’re not really a fan of reading, this may not be the game for you.

If you’re looking for a gory, violent game about being a monster, this may not be the game for you.

Verdict: Yea

All in all, Monster Loves You! is a fun, lighthearted game that, I think, anyone can enjoy playing. If you’re looking for something to do around Halloween time and you’ve got some extra cash, take a look at this game. If you have kids and you’re looking for a game for them to play around Halloween, this could just be your game.
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Bruce Corleone
2.7 hrs
Posted: October 11
I love this game i really do but i can't play the whole thing for 1 reason im to nice
you can

.A have peace with humans and monster wich i do
.B monsters kill all humans i can't do cause im to nice
.C humans kill all monsters can't do same reason as B

other than my crippiling niceness 10/10
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 9
This is a gut geim ayy leik et verri mutj i resiiivet it ♥♥♥ aaa giphd fom ma fwent Mathisenberg//mathgameplaydk huuu is ferry gut fwent 2 efery1 huu he meets!!!! +rep ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 8
Personally, I think the full price is just a bit too much, given the short gameplay, but I got this on sale ($4.99), and for that, I feel like it was worth it.

All in all, it's a really cute game, and the amount of options gives a lot of replay value. I enjoyed it for the price I paid ^_^
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Hemlock Tea
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 4
This game is very charming, with cute artwork and soothing, atmospheric music. It's mostly text-based, however, so if you aren't a fan of reading, you won't like it. But if you are a fan of choose-your-own-adventure books, you'll probably like it.

Some of the outcomes of the choices you make can be a bit frustrating, though, as if the author was reaching for a way to dock points from certain categories, and the scenarios you select are only presented as icons that have no indication of what categories they'll affect. Also, it's not that apparent which choices will potentially earn/lose respect for your monster.

It took me about an hour to play through a monster life cycle, and although it will be a while before I come back and play again, I definitely will keep this game in mind when I need an hour's worth of calm gameplay to try for all of the endings.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
I recently bought Monster Loves You! because I thought it would be interesting. I dont really think the game was for me, mainly because it did not seem like a game, but more like a story. I can understand if people liked it because they like games where you click on a choice and thats the gameplay, but for me I thought it'd be more interesting.
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