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 (63 reviews) - 90% of the 63 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,163 reviews) - 93% of the 4,163 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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Very Positive (63 reviews)
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Healz
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
CAN ♥♥♥♥ WITH PIGEON

10/10
Would ♥♥♥♥ with pigeon again
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asmodeusnecro
13.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
If the utterly bizarre pigeon dating sim concept has drawn you to Hatoful Boyfriend, then rest assured that it delivers this in just as perfectly a bizarre way as you could have hoped. Just don't be surprised if you actually start really caring about the wellbeing of characters on offer here, or find yourself totally absorbed as the story reaches its suprisingly dramatic conclusion.
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Delirium Syndrome
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
I honestly love this game. The game has it's fair share of comedy, emotion, mystery, and, of course, romance. Hatoful Boyfriend is an experience. I started out the game expecting nothing but bad bird puns (of which there are many) and a few laughs at the absoolute ridiculousness of the situation. Instead, I became emotionally attatched to the characters and deeply enthralled by the diversity of plotlines and complexity of the story. Hatoful certainly isn't a typical visual novel, but it is a fantastic game in its own merit.
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Shingen
26.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
While as a dating sim that it claims to be it's quite bad, the strong side of this game is a quite interesting backstory.

I recommend using a guide to quickly go through all possible endings learning things about each character, and then start the game in the BBL mode to enjoy the story of the St. PigeoNation’s Institute.

But to make list a few complaints:
  • The game is quite poorly coded and thus sometimes hard to use with a mouse. More specifically, there are minor bugs like the fast forward button or choices not working.
  • Additionally to the above, you can't click fast forward in certain situations, even though it would work if you clicked it before that screen appeared.
  • You can affect weather with your decisions.
  • The game presents you with choices that make absolutely no difference on the way that further conversations with specific characters go. The only consequence is that at one moment near the end you either die, or the story moves forward, and a bit later you get one of the possible endings with chosen character.
  • These glorious conversations with Ryouta:

    • You: I hope your mother will get better.
    • Ryouta: No, she won't. *runs away crying* (oh, did she die? :( )
    • [later]
    • R: My mom feels better! (oh, so she's alive...)
    • [even later]
    • R: She died. ( >:| )

  • You don't actually sex any of the pigeons. :(
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Yoshter007
11.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
listen u might think im joking but...... best game ever
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Strawberry_Gyaru
10.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
This Game has helped me with my relationship problems. It never lets me down! My Bf hates it when i play it when he's upset with me, idc i like playing it! lol Its a pretty fun game, The birds in the game just understand how i feel and know how to cheer me up when i have my problems aha.
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Arcel
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
You love birds? Or maybe you love your free-time more? WELL THEN... If so, this game is not for you. I bought this game for a joke and when I first started playing this game I thought it was bulls**t and nothing made sense, but I swear, I haven't enjoyed any visual novel as much as I enjoyed this.

All the stories can end up differently and this game is not only a love-based game, it's a misterious, mind♥♥♥♥ing, and hilarious game that will make you cry at times.

I will not be able to look at pidgeons in a normal way again..
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insanetraintracks
12.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
The only game where you can seduce birds and then end up with your head in a jar.

A+
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maddag
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*choose an option*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*google 'brian pigeon'*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*choose an option*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*hit spacebar*
*end it and replay*
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catsfromspace
30.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
I cry about this game on a weekly basis.

Please buy it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I mean, why date real people when you can date birds?
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
People laugh when I tell them to be careful when choosing the feathery object of their affections, lest they end up murdered for political reasons or as a head conserved in a lab jar.

They are weak.
They are fools.
They are the first to go.

(What an absolute masterpiece. Don't let anyone who's not played enough to get the BBL ending tell you otherwise.)
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Where to start... well at first it seems like all jokes and fun, this game has plot thicker than Kim Kardashian's ♥♥♥ and it will leave you laughing and crying.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
216.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Wanting to do the sex with hot anime ladies is a thing of the past, everybirdie should move on.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
what the ♥♥♥♥. i go into the this game as a joke and come out of it sobbing like a baby.

what the ♥♥♥♥.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Do you like dating sims? No? Yes?

Well, that doesn't matter, because "Hatoful Boyfriend" is hilarious, and deserves a playthrough either way.

I know there's tons of reviews for this game already, so there's not much else I can say that everyone hasn't said before, but what I can say is that I walked in blind, and it ended up being one of my favorite games. It's a treasure with a surprising amount of (dark) meat hidden beneath its little avian heart.

You will get attached to the pidgeons. Even if they are popular otome game stereotypes, each one ends up having tons of heart. (Some much more than others--LOOKING AT YOU, CREEPY DOCTOR SHUU) My personal favorite routes were Ryouta and Nageki's, along with Yuuya. Still, there's something for everyone, with some of the routes becoming surprisingy poignant.

The translation, despite a few typos, is delightful, and the writing was very clearly done with love. Even if the art is quite literally stock photos of birds, don't let that dissaude you: It's actually a very well-made game.

The special route, the "Bad Boys' Love" Route, also deserves a mention, as it elevates the game from "fun gimmick" to "wow this is actually really well-done".

And for those who want more of the fun (and pain), the Christmas sequel, "Holiday Star", is a nice addition to the franchise. All in all, while I'd wait to get this game on sale in a combo pack with the sequel and some bonus material, it's worth a playthrough no matter what.

It's birdy-ful.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
This Game has helped me with my relationship problems. It never lets me down! My Bf hates it when i play it when he's upset with me, idc i like playing it! lol Its a pretty fun game, The birds in the game just understand how i feel and know how to cheer me up when i have my problems aha.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
my friend thinks im gay cause i played this but like maybe i like pigeons?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I brought this game as a joke, I started to play this game as a joke. I expected this game to be a joke. Pigeons flirting with me and me "falling in love" with them felt quite ♥♥♥♥ed up and soo ♥♥♥♥ing.... wrong...

I either ended up with a lump in my throat or seriously scared to sleep... ♥♥♥♥'s waay too dark

Made me feel so uneasy time to time. I can never look at birds the same again. Here I am pullling all-nighters in order to get a perfect achievement.

This game is definitely not for everyone.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I cry about this game on a weekly basis.

Please buy it.
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