Higurashi When They Cry is a sound novel. The music, backgrounds and characters work together to create a world that is the stage of a novel for the user to read. They laugh and cry and get angry. The user takes the point of view of the protagonist to experience the story.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (23 reviews) - 86% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (957 reviews) - 96% of the 957 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2015

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October 14, 2016

Himatsubushi is now available!

Hello, everyone!

Thank you all very much for your patience. We're pleased to announce the fourth installment of Higurashi When They Cry Hou, Himatsubushi, is now available here on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/526490/

This is the last chapter in the Question Arcs, the final suspicion raised before the answers begin to fall in place, so don't miss this piece of the puzzle!

Like previous chapters, enjoy a variety of achievements, trading cards, and more!

Don't forget to check out our 07th Expansion page: http://www.mangagamer.org/07thExpansion/
Question Arcs bundle: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/709/

Help spread the word on twitter with #Higurashi and introduce new fans to this remastered version of such a great series from 07th Expansion!

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September 15, 2016

Himatsubushi Coming Soon!

Himatsubushi will be released on October 7th, 2016!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/526490

This October, you can enjoy the third chapter of this exciting Visual Novel that spawned the highly-acclaimed Higurashi anime and manga series on Steam for the very first time! With updated sprites and other visuals, fans won't want to miss this new release!

In this chapter, Himatsubushi, we travel back to long before the murders began, back to the time of the dam protests. This time, a boy is kidnapped - the son of one the dam leaders. A young detective visits Hinamizawa to track down the kidnapped child, but why do things seem off? What could Rika possibly want from this man in the distant past?

This is the last chapter in the Question Arcs, the final suspicion raised before the answers begin to fall in place, so don't miss this piece of the puzzle!

Don't forget to check out our 07th Expansion page either:

http://www.mangagamer.org/07thExpansion/

Help spread the word on twitter with #Higurashi and introduce new fans to this remastered version of such a great series from 07th Expansion!

14 comments Read more

Reviews

“Nearly everything about this game’s story just works. It leans from the most asinine, youthful banter possible to truly twisted mental states by the end. Players will end up second guessing themselves just as much as the protagonist does.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Higurashi stands out as an example of how evocative a game can be based on storytelling without the aid of high-end graphics.”
8.5/10 – APG Nation

About This Game

*THE GAME THAT INSPIRED THE MEGA-HIT ANIME SERIES
RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW CHARACTER ART!! *

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The 58th year of Shouwa, early summer
It’s June, and the summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are crickets, and by night there are cicadas.

We’re in Hinamizawa, a small village in the countryside.
There are fewer than two thousand people here. But every year, there is an event.

This event is a mysterious death.
(The series has run from 1979 to 1983)

On a certain day in June, someone dies, and someone else goes missing.
The series of deaths is connected to the upheaval surrounding the dam construction project.
A murder case that was covered up is being reenacted.
Is it a conspiracy? A coincidence? Or perhaps a curse?

Someone who was supposed to be there isn’t.
Someone who wasn’t supposed to be there is.

Someone who was alive last night is dead now.
And someone who is here right now isn’t alive.

So, there is no way to avert tragedy. There is no choice but to give up.
But don’t give up.

Only you can stand up to this.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8: "Mountain Lion"
    • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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