Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.
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Very Positive (79 reviews) - 97% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,988 reviews) - 93% of the 3,988 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014

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About This Game

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won’t be easy, but it’s not all academic - there’s always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa’s popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!

Please Note: No birds were hurt in the making of Hatoful Boyfriend. In fact, many found love.



An Avian Love Story: Chat with birds of every feather from narcoleptic school instructors to pigeon biker gangs on your way to flirty encounters potential suitors that set your hear aflutter. Spend time with the ones that strike your fancy and ditch the birds that prove to be a bore!

New Scenario and Ending: Series creator Hato Moa has created an all-new scenario and ending to discover in this exciting update for fans of the original game and brand-new Hatoful Boyfriend players!

Replayability to Fall in Love All Over Again: Build your own nest of intrigue within the St. PigeoNation’s Institute with genre-bending intertwining narratives, hidden stories, surprise paramours, and multiple endings sure to send you back to the start to try a new path and a different love interest.

Attend Class and Level Up: Choose elective classes like gym and art class to raise your character’s stats and bend suitors to your will by mixing charisma, vitality and wisdom. Get wise and you’ll pass your classes. Getting fit might save your life!

Fowl Twists and Turns: Not everything is as it seems at St. PigeoNation’s Institute! Uncover dark conspiracies, unexpected twists, and hellish fiends bent on bringing on the apocalypse. Pick your dates wisely, and you’ll flap off into the distance with your one true love. Take the wrong turn, and you might just end up murdered in your bed.

Sensual Birdfeed: Purchase delicious beans as a gift for your potential love interests and wow your feathered crushes with Calm Corn, Country Millet or Bitter Black Beans.



System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Vista is not supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: There are no penguins
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Recent:
Very Positive (79 reviews)
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Ryujiinjaka
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Best F*ckin game ever !! 10/10 absolutely fantastic. Tears, action, Thrill, fear, love, betrayal. there is everything I need!!
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world's best mom
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A game anybirdie can enjoy and unlike final fantasy x, it runs at 60 fps. The pinnacle of PC gaming.
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Arcanine223
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I got off to this - 10/10
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rchase5
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
My best friend gifted this to me for a lark.

Now it's in my games library and is super embarrassing.

I got murdered by birds in my sleep during my first playthrough

8/10 would play again
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KyuuGryphon
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I cry a little whenever I see pigeons now. 10/10
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Yandere Tank
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Oh, cute birbs I thought!
This is going to be a good time, I thought.
This isn't going to rip my heart out and eat it, I thought.
2 out of 3 aint bad.
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Panda
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Hatoful Boyfriend is wings down my favorite Otome Game.

It's been said many times, but it is a clear example that you don't need great art to have a wonderful game or visual novel. The writing in this game is what makes it so amazing. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, and sometimes you'll even cry as you play through...and it feels good! I bought this game prepared to only have a chuckle at the cute birbs, but I really ended up being sucked into the story.

Hatoful Boyfriend is more than just falling in love with pigeons. There's more to the romance and more than meets the eye.

I reccomend this game to everybirdie, and I promise you won't be disappointed in the good or bad ends.
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emilime
( 125.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
came for bird dating meme game. was not expecting sadness. 11/10
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Eireenene
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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Lord Fang
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I am not kidding in the slightest when I say that this is the best otome/visual novel I've seen so far.

Now, that doesn't mean much given I'm not really into VNs and I usually just watch playthroughs, but honestly? For a game about dating PIGEONS, this is the best I've seen.

Good characters, the protag isn't an idiot, no abusive bfs (which seems to be a common theme with foreign VNs for some reason) and the endings were actually pretty touching.

There are some translation issues including some minor glitches (I once had an option show up as just game code) and typos, but besides that, there's really not many things I can complain about.

The biggest problem I had was my saves acting up if I saved over an already used space, but it's easily fixed.

9/10 would date pigeons again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Hatoful Boyfriend. A game that when I murmur its name in the cold wind of a winters morning - I almost hear a reply. When I play it i feel as though I, a small part of society and the world can actually achieve something greater than myself. This is what this game does; it comforts me, protects me, acknowledges me. It's like the older sister i never had.

Inspired by "Pigeon, the untold story" and the fantasy adaption of the manga "Hatsui Fantabolian" this game delves into the struggles of the kawaii female heroin <insert chosen name here>. She's in pursuit of senpai - the buff hot pigeon who's got all the girls interest. But will it be too much for him to bear?

Pros:
+Fantastic graphics
+Engaging subtitles
+A good plot

Cons:
-Senpai is often unattentive
-Pigeons can be overzealous at times
-No DLC

Overall this game is a breath of fresh air in the shoujo and reverse harem genre - giving its fanbase a new perspective on love, life and school in all of its glory.
9.4/10
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
My mom saw me crying at 3am with birds on my screen. My hunter-gatherer instincts did not prepare me for this.

10/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Don't be fooled: this game is not hilarious. The first two runs are the most funny because of the concept; after that, it's still is a bit funny sometimes, but only because of the writing. You even forget it's a dating-sim, since it's not that focused on flirting.

However, don't let that repeal you! It is an amazing visual novel. If you get to the Bad Bird Love route (an alternative story you unlock by finishing the game with some key characters), you'll be rewarded with an intriguing and surprisingly emotional story. Seriously, the scenario of this route is one of the most memorable I've ever seen in a game. Scratch that: it's one of the most memorable, all art forms taken into account.

Oh, and also: Nageki for husbando.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Rapidly becoming obsessed with this game.

I expected a silly dating sim parody.

I got that, but so much more.

Serial killers. Biker chics. Fallen angels. RPG boss battles.

Oh. My.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
Buy so you can be the one true sparrow
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Absolutely fantastic. You'll laugh, question your sanity, be delighted, then disturbed, shocked, and devastated. When it's over, you'll be so eager to spend more time with the game's characters you'll likely rush out to buy the "sequel," Holiday Star. And you will have made a good choice.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I thought this was just going to be a cute little birdy romance game. I was wrong. Oh so wrong... The story I played through... made my stomech turn slightly. I tried to romance someone and it ended up so wrong... I feel so bad eating one of my classmates on accident... I mean I should have saw it coming but I did not... I guess at least he was tasty? I wonder how his brother would feel if I told him... But its okay because karma came back to bite me in the butt. At the end I was dismembered but a certain part of me was kept at his side forever.... A twisted love that even creeped me out rofl.

10/10 Would eat classmate again and be with my loved one in a Jar for a long time again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I named my achimedes in TF2 "Yuuya Sakazaki".

I am in love with this bird.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
The game is a deep story that is hidden beneath the daily lifes of a human girl and her bird-classmates. If you're not sure about the game is worth for you, get it on a discount. Personally i think its worth if you need a story that doesnt take itself too seriously.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I live in a cave that has a doorbell 10/10
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