From the world renowned visual novel studio Key, the highly rated story of CLANNAD is now available on Steam! Improved visuals, achievement integration, and Dangopedia make this the best version of CLANNAD to date.
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Very Positive (46 reviews) - 100% of the 46 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 23, 2015

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January 12

CLANNAD 1.01e Update


Last night we pushed the 1.01e update for CLANNAD. Thanks to everyone's feedback and reports throughout December we were able to get the final bugs and corrections sorted.

The 1.01e update also changes variables and scripting from the previous version, and this unfortunately will break the current save data. To help players who are still working through their current playthrough we have frozen the previous version in a separate "safe" branch. To switch to this branch, open the game's Properties from your library, go to the Betas tab, and select "safe - December 6 version". Switch back to NONE when you are ready to return to the 1.01e update.

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About This Game

Story

After the death of his mother, Tomoya Okazaki—a guarded delinquent student at Hikarizaka High School—struggles to not only make sense of the abusive relationship he has with his alcoholic father, but also find meaning in his life. While on his way to class one morning, he meets a mystifying girl named Nagisa. She is a delinquent like him, but only because she is repeating her senior year, unlike the perpetually tardy Okazaki. From their brief encounter, Nagisa decides they should be friends, and enlists Tomoya's help to revive the school drama club. Not being busy in any way, he decides to join in. Along the way, the two make friends with many other students and try to find both solace and belonging in their endeavors.

New Features

HD Upgrade
All visuals have been upgraded to 1280x960 for the Steam release of CLANNAD.

Dangopedia
Exclusive to the English version of CLANNAD is the term encyclopedia, Dangopedia! It's a handy reference tool for understanding aspects of Japanese tradition and pop culture.

Achievements
Steam achievements are supported! There's also an in-game menu to review your progress.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x480
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x960
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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Very Positive (46 reviews)
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モーテップザー
( 257.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
How do you play Clannad without crying?


You don't.
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KenzaXI
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game really is amazing, I've only played 11 mins of this game when I'm writing the review but that shows how great I find this game. It really hits the feels, Don't worry about the money because it's worth it! The Graphics. The Voices, The Themes and of cource the Tears, all worth the price.


So what are you waiting for? JUST BUY IT!
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Incest is Wincest
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
How do you play Clannad without crying?

Simple, you don't.
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awoo
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
*sobs deeply*
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素敵だね
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I'm not very far into the game, but I really love it - exploring the different paths that Tomoya would have taken, and their outcomes! I personally loved the Nagisa path (TomoyaxNagisa for life), but I also really liked Tomoya and Kyou, and it was cool to be able to follow their path from start to finish! One thing I would say though, was that I required the walkthrough for some of the paths, because I was not very certain of what his choices would be.

Excited for the rest of the game + After story!! :D
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Himura Yuu
( 47.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Awesome unobtrusive first half and so dramatic finale.
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cljjason
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I watched part of its anime months ago and finally decided to purchase its actual gaming version. Though the plot is pretty the same, the experience is still pretty different. A very good game with both perfect plot and characters especially it was made more than 10 years ago.

ps. Add AIR, Angel Beats and Little Busters plz
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Rivalun
( 58.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Loving playing this game. More indepth than the anime and really enjoyable. I think its worth its pricetag as it offers hours of enjoyment. Just prepare yourself for the feels along the way.
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rob1610
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
If you've seen the anime, what are you waiting for? Get it. Get it now! If you haven't seen the anime, then I would recommend watching that first to get an idea of the story in this game. This is a visual novel game where the whole enjoyment is in the story you choose to go down with the characters and still images that go along with it.
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NecroXBR
( 224.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Justo to keep the reviews positive, heck yes, the long ♥♥♥ waited OFFICIAL "English release" CLannad :)
10/10 one of the best novels you can read, watch or play.
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101 of 110 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
First off, don't let my hours fool you. I've completed the game using the pirated version because I did not want to spend $60 AUD on something I might not like. But after finishing, I immediately bought it from steam at full price without any hesistation. This goes to show how much I love this game.

Plot-wise, this is a romance game and is split into 2 sections: a school arc and an after story (AS) arc. I'm not gonna say anymore because that's for you to explore if you decide to give this game a try :). But be warned, the feels train has no break once it starts and you'll be crying your eyeballs out throughout the entire journey.

Graphics-wise, the art style might not suit everyone. I was taken aback at first but got used to it eventually. If you're like me, please stay with it. Don't let this stop you from playing.

Gameplay-wise, all you have to do is read and choose options. That's it. Be ready to read A LOT though. I remember reading someone's comment saying that the amount of words in this game is more than the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy!

Sound-wise, this game has some of the most memorable, beautiful soundtracks I've ever heard. I've begun taking piano lessons just to play some of these tracks.

Length-wise, this game is very long. I think it took me more than 150 hours to complete all the major paths and reach the true ending yet there are still some hidden paths and hidden dialogues waiting for me.

Overall, I don't consider this a game. I consider it an experience. A life lesson about friends and family. This game literally changes my outlook on life. I've been gaming for more than 10 years yet never have I ever cried while playing but man this game managed to do that.

My only gripe with the game is that it's so hard to unlock AS and reach the true ending. It's practically impossible to complete this game without a guide (for me anyway). There are many guides floating around the internet which you can freely look at. I used these 2 (http://soukyuu.emevas.net/CLANNAD_guide.html) and (https://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/921463-clannad/faqs/61132). They aren't mine btw. All credit (and my thanks) goes to respective authors.

And that's it! I hope my review helps you decide. I sincerely hope that you'll give this game a try since I think it's something everyone should experience at least once in their life.

P.S. As you may know there is an anime adaption. The anime is really good however imo it's nowhere near as emotional as the VN. Therefore if this is your first time experiencing Clannad, I'd strongly recommend the VN. If you don't have the luxury of time then the anime would have to do.
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74 of 87 people (85%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Doctor asked me why I was dehydrated.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
For users concerned with the official translation

I've played the Japanese version with the unofficial fan translation before this release. The official translation is spot on, they left the slang as it is and let Dangopedia do the explanation if you don't understand the slang.

In other words, Sekai Project did a great job in translating.
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
97.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
need Rewrite and Little Busters on Steam :P
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38 of 64 people (59%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Join Okazaki Tomoya on his quest to gather the dragon balls in order to resurrect his dead wife and child.

Build everlasting rainbow-colored friendships! Travel to other dimensions! Befriend ghosts! Pry into dead people's memory! fight your best friend! Work your ♥♥♥ off to pay bills! Find true love, and become the man you most hated in... Ethanol's Tear-jerking Adventure.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Has to be one of the most story rich and very enjoyable visual novels currently on Steam.
Or rather, one of the best visual novels ever. (It is a fine gem of its own!)

If you've seen the anime counterpart, and wanted more, well this visual novel will not let you down.
(The VN is where it all started of course!)
A lot of story arcs, jokes, and other little bits of plot from the VN are not shown in the anime.
So there will be lots of new unseen content for those who've thought "Why would I need to buy this, when I've already seen the anime?"

The artwork may seem questionable. But give it a chance!

Clannad is wonderful, and I do mean it. It truly is an unforgettable experience!

Also prepare your ticket for the feels train! Choo! Choo! Beware of bowls of onions too!
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
“庭有枇杷树,吾妻死之年所手植也,今已亭亭如盖矣”
"There have a loquat tree in the garden, in that year when my wife died, I planted it by my hand, now it can cover the garden like a lid."

——《项脊轩志》
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
257.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
How do you play Clannad without crying?


You don't.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Overall, I find CLANNAD enjoyable, heartwarming and soulcrushing. It's very easily to get emotionally invested, and the content/amount of content is definitely worth the price. However, the length of it can be a little too much, and the art hasn't aged well.

Due to the length and amount of routes, I wouldn't recommend this if it's your first VN. However, if you like spending a large amount of time (like... 70 hours) on fully completing a long game, then it's worth it.

The art may have aged, but the writing is timeless.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I don't really have too many things to say about the topic, any pros and cons have already been said a thousand times by everyone, but I really just can't express how much I love it anyway. I read the fan-translation a while ago and loved it then, and I'm re-reading it now that it has an official translation. The dangopedia is a great way for me to absorb the context of the dialogue. Every route is as powerful and emotional as you'd expect. And you do not need to worry about how much content you're getting, I've played 34 hours so far and have only gone through 4 routes, with about 9 more to go not including the side stories. I can't recommend Clannad enough to people who like romance and nukige stories. I don't regret the $80 that I put into the kickstarter one bit and I look forward to eventually finishing this journey up the long, long, hill.
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