In this Strategy RPG, train your characters to level 9999 and deal damage by the millions in the wacky Netherworld that is Disgaea. Help Laharl become the Overlord by fighting complex battles that not only include spells and weapons, but also the unique Geo Panel and Lift & Throw systems.
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Mostly Positive (70 reviews) - 78% of the 70 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (1,256 reviews) - 86% of the 1,256 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

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June 23

New Patch & Team Fortress 2 and Disgaea PC Team up With New Cosmetic Items!

Hi Everyone,

First off, we want to give a huge thank you to our community. You have all been wonderful and extremely helpful. Thank you for making our experience on Steam awesome!

This week, we have updated Disgaea PC with some fixes and tweaks, both major and minor. We know that our launch was a little rocky, but the devs have been working hard to address all of your concerns. The newest build of Disgaea PC represents months of feedback from the community, support, and work from our developers.

It's Prinny fantastic, so check it out, dood!

Also, we're happy to announce our partnership with Valve® and the Team Fortress 2 team in releasing three brand-spanking new Disgaea®-themed Team Fortress 2 cosmetic Items that will be compatible with all nine beloved Team Fortress 2 classes:

  • Prinny Hat - The preferred headwear of all Prinny aficionados. Keeps your head warm and toasty while displaying your fandom for all to see.

  • Prinny Pouch - The official pouch issued to all Prinnies. Hide your coins, hide your knives.

  • Prinny Knife - The official knife issued to all Prinnies. It’s good for slashing, stabbing, and raising HL.
Customers who already purchased Disgaea PC will receive the genuine Disgaea-themed cosmetic items soon and they will be available for new customers who purchase Disgaea PC by the end of the Steam® Summer Sale.

Stay awesome, dood.


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June 17

Disgaea PC: New Beta Branch

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone that has been patient with the patch releases for Disgaea PC. We understand that it has been awhile that we have provided any updated information for the community and we apologize for the heavy delays.

We wanted to update the Disgaea PC community regarding the next patch we will be implementing and we would like to reach out to you for your help, dood! Please visit the new Beta Branch forum to see how to unlock the beta version of this patch (6/17/16).

Thanks again for everyone's help and we hope to get these issues fixed soon.


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About This Game

Download the Darkness, Level Up Evil!

Two years after the death of his father, Overlord Krichevskoy, the demon prince Laharl awakens to discover that the Netherworld is in turmoil. With unlikely allies, his devious vassal Etna and the angel trainee Flonne, he must battle his way to supremacy to retake the throne and become the next Overlord. Experience the SRPG classic, now on PC!

Key Features:
  • An SRPG from the most prolific SRPG creators in the world, Nippon Ichi Software
  • Choose from over 40 unique character types
  • Even with a max level of 9999, use Transmigration to start all over again, but your characters will be even stronger per level!
  • Delve into the Item World, a randomly generated dungeon world, to level up your items!
  • With max level characters and leveled-up items, dish out millions of points of damage!
  • Over-the-top battle animations
  • Geo Panels - A puzzle game within a Strategy RPG
  • Lift & Throw - Throw your allies up ledges to reach enemies in hard-to-reach spots, or toss your enemies around instead!
  • A zany story set in the Netherworld, where the notions of good and evil are reversed

    New to Disgaea PC (It's not just a port!):
    • Updated UI and textures
    • Keyboard/Mouse and controller support
    • Includes all content from Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
    • New Steam features, such as Achievements, Cloud Saves, Badges, and trading cards

    Learn about the long and prestigious history of the Disgaea series @

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.60 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9500 GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5450 (OpenGL 3.0)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard
    • OS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 3.30 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTS 450, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5750
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard
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Mostly Positive (70 reviews)
Very Positive (1,256 reviews)
Recently Posted
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This port is basically just like what you get on a PSP emulator, except you can't tweak the bugs out. Disappointing.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This isn't a game, It's a book. There is no way to skip the dialoge and the gameplay it'self is very slow.
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( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I was really excited about this game, I'd heard a lot about it, there is a ton of content and customization and the art and sound is great.
But this port is garbage and crashes every hour or so. During fights, during dialogue, cutscenes, when you're doing nothing at all. It says I've played 5 hours, I've lost just as many hours of working and data to these crashes.
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( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I bought this game yesterday, and since then, I've been playing it on and off. I'm not someone who plays games with ease, by this, I mean that it's really hard for me to get into a game, most games I played, both offline and online, have been boring to me, or I simply felt like I was too stupid to grasp the concept.

Not with Disgaea. I played this on the PSP for an approximate 100 hours already, but playing it back when it was years since I was able to have this much fun was truly amazing. I'm going to review this based on gameplay more than my personal enjoyment and nostalgia, though.

The gameplay system itself is pretty simple, straight to the point and basic. You level up your characters by killing monsters, using both normal attacks and special attacks that cost SP.
The game has shops, a hospital, a truly infinitely fun ITEM WORLD in which you can level up your own items.
It runs more than smoothly on my system, which is mid-tier, or simply 'good' for today's gaming, so don't worry about that.

The soundtrack during fights is simply... amazing. Fits the game very well.

The characters are very easy to get attached to.. aside from the main protagonist.

(not that I spent most of my hours transmigrating etna on psp and making her stronger than laharl.. hehe...)

Worth every dollar. Get this if you want to play a GOOD game.
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Ya Boy, BaBar
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is a pretty awful port of a great game. The controls and graphics are extremely buggy. My game got stuck on the the tutorial level twice in a row because enemy turns would happen repeatedly without giving my party a chance to fight at all. Very disappointing. I absouletely love the original for PS2

I noticed Disgaea immediately when it was released in February, but decided to wait after hearing about port issues. After picking it up months later during the Summer Sale; it is very apparent that NIS hasn't been doing a whole lot to iron out these sorts of issues since release. If you look at the forum pages, its a lot of the same kinds of issues for a great many people. I can only imagine that this game still has a "Very Positive" rating due to rabid fanboyism.

Steer clear for the time being.
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( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I Thought I'd be able to get Plenair on Disgaea PC, sadly we can't............... I don't know if this game is even worth playing anymore.
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( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
One of the only true tactics-type games on the PC. Voice acting is fun. Classic Disgaea.

Game is kind of buggy still, at least I had problems on start up. The UI is horrible to use with a mouse.

Hopefully more of these come out for the PC. Fun game.
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
i have loved this game ever since i played it on my psp. Hope that there will be more sequels of Disgaea on PC <3
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( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Why is it called Disgaea. dis- a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force. Gaea is the Greek entity of earth. so it is a negative earth, which means hell. So actually this title is genius. I love this ♥♥♥♥. Also, it's a good game.
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( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Disgaea is very good.

Gameplay: 10/10
Great, I love Final Fantasy Tactics-esque games.

Soundtrack: 10/10
Iconic, classic, amazing. These soundtracks still haunt my dreams

Graphics: 9/10
It's way better than the PS2 version. but it's still not up to par with modern day "Ark" level graphics.

New voice actress for Etna: I honestly can't tell the difference. I loaded up videos on youtube of the PS2 version side by side with this game. I don't understand what people are complaining about.

Controller button prompts: ok, this is wierd that it says "Press button 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...etc." but you get used to it within 10-15 minutes. Again, What's the big deal?

When first released there were bugs: Well.. there aren't any now. plays great :P

Why did I buy I am very excited to financally support this publisher, recently they also released La Pucelle which I will also buy. I hope they release Makai Kingdom too.

Being that I don't have a PS2 anymore, I'm super excited to play this again. When I originally owned this game I defeated the Lord of Terror or whatever his name is. I think he was level 5000. So... I clocked a few hours lol. (I was in Highschool)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
87 of 90 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
235.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
There are games you want to play and then there are games you have to play. This is a game you have to play.

This is my first experience with the series, but being a huge fan of FFT, OB, and Xcom I have always wanted to give this a shot.

Roughly 100 hours later, my S/O hates this game, my front lawn is a little over grown and I have a sink full of dishes.

I still have a lot to do in the game but I think I can say without hesitation that this is the best tactical RPG I have ever played.

At first I was worried about the geo panels making me feel like I had to play each fight a certain way, but most of the time you can just kill them and go about your business.

The comedic story, beautiful sprites and endless game play make this one a real keeper.
I can see myself playing this one for years to come.

The only gripe is that you WILL need the strat guide AND gamefaqs to understand all the systems and mechanics in the game because, holy hell, are they neumerous and complex.

A few hints to make your life better:

Turn off Anti Aliasing if you get a multicolored rainbow line in the middle of your screen.

Turn on Vsync if your screen is tearing.

Leave the edge blur effects off.

You can throw enemies onto geo prizims to 1 shot destory them.

Dont worry about leveling up more than 4 or 5 characters your first time through the story.

Do not mess around with the item world until you beat the game (unless you have to for the story).

Ditch your starter prinnies asap, and level a male fist user, a mage, healer, a theif, and male warrior with your main characters these will all you need on your first play through.

Do not worry about starting new characters with perfect stats or better versions of the class you currently have, you can restart them later as any new class and carry stats from their current level over as many times as you want (google transmigrating disgaea).

On first playthrough, angelic main character is the best one to ask the assembly for a healer and a mage because of next tip.

Once a character creates another one at the assembly, it can learn all of their spells by standing beside the new character in battle and casting the new character\'s spell(s) 5 times; this works with all spells at all levels.

Bribes in the dark assembly are cumulative, that is, the more you bribe, the higher your influence gets over time.

The dark assembly can be entered and exited at no penalty to re roll influence for that session.

Talk to your all of your castle's vassals in each chapter, they sometimes reward you.
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170 of 213 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Please more disgaea ports?
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
==Tech Stuff==
Day 1, it was broken mess for many.
Month later, it was getting better but there were still random crash here and there.
Now today ( FOUR MONTH after the release ) , it's been fixed and it supposedly run without crashes.

==Music Stuff==
Probably the best point of the game. Music from NIS / Tenpei Sato are of excellent quality

==Graph Stuff==
10+ years ago, it was acceptable at best. nowadays, it's the kind of thing you'd expect from low budget indie game.
While there has been a few enhancement here and there from the PSP version, it's still far from being up to nowadays standard

Mostly comedy with some seriousness here and there. Decent but nothing exceptionnal to see here.

==Gameplay Stuff==
Basic is a good word for it. There's nothing exceptionnal here.
If you played a more recent Disgaea game on PS3/4 or Vita, then you'll most likely find this installement horribly lackluster.

Wholly depend wether you intend to grind for the post game or not.
10 to 15 hours top are plenty enough to clear the storyline.
Add 15 to 40 hours of stats/item grinding/leveling to defeat the last Ex Boss depending of wether you know what you're doing or not.

10+ years ago, this game was a solid hit and worth its price.
Today, it's decent. Not exceptionnal since the system itself is badly primitive/poor/outdated , but it's decent.
Give it a try during a sales period, you might enjoy it.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
174.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I have played a lot of the Disgaea games and I have to say this and D2 are by far my favorite. Having it on the PC has been great and I want to give a big shout out to the Developers for working on this port even after release and making it work with controllers, cleaning up some bugs, and in general letting me play this on a system that I know will still be able to play it when I upgrade it in 5-10 years. On the PS2 when I picked this up as a blind purchase I spend over 400 hrs playing. It will take me a lot longer but I expect to break that at some point on steam. Here is hoping D2 follows along. I'd probably play the others as well (they are all fairly fun games) but the original story is still the best in my opinion.

For those who don't know what Disgaea is I recommend you do a little research before you buy. It's a tactical turn based RPG. You level up and equip your characters as you go through the story. The fights are very akin to Final Fantasy Tactics but very over the top. You can complete the game at around level 50/60 but you can level up your characters to 9999. There are side quests, ways to make the levels harder, and item dungeons that are just random levels that get harder and harder as you power up your gear, and the game goes crazy on New Game+ where you can start over and over with the same characters you just went through the game with the 100 previous times. This game has a lot to offer the completionist, tactical gamer, and anime fan. It's all good fun... but may not be suitable for younger audiences of parents who don't want to try and explain what the characters are talking about.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
118.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
7/10 would reccoment pretty good game good story and engaging character creations with an amazing way of leveling up your items. The only complain is how inflated the levels feel to fight the secret bosses in the game but it isn't anything overkill that would take hundreds of hours of grinding to just defeat one of them.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Numbers went up. Levels went up. Hours went by. I was pleased. Even after playing the original, I can get lost in this game for hours upon hours every time I go back to it.
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34 of 59 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Now, I'll go for starters by saying, in reality, I have many MANY more hours clocked into Disgaea. I have over 200 hours clocked in with the PS2 and the PSP version of the game and when the game was ported to the PC I just HAD to have it...!

Seriously, I LOVE THIS GAME! I love the characters, the world, the sarcastic humor, the fact that the story has varying endings.. Seriously, I love EVERYTHING about this game, and I even bought the special edition of Disgaea D2 when it was releases for PS3, yeah, seriously, I have my Etna and Flonne figure proudly displayed.

...Well...saying that, you may ask..."But why the not recommended?" Well... I DO recomend this game. I recommend you go buy a PS2 copy of the game and find an emulator to run it on your PC or, if you have a PS3, to go purchase it through PSN. Sure, you have to deal with not so shiny graphics this one has to offer from this port, but at least you don't have to deal with the issues the PC port has.

I gave them time, I really did. I hoped they would fix it, so I waited to post this review. But I know not long ago they announced ANOTHER port. Seriously...! With this one still so broken...!

For starters, the controler support is still wonky. It says full and IDK if its just me but it doesn't really seem to respond accurately and I have no intention to play this game without a controller....

Another thing is, sometimes the game stayed "open" when it wasn't. Like, you closed the game out, but when you went to load it again a few hours later it would refuse to load because it was already open. I had to FULLY reset my computer to play it one time.

And then comes my final incident with it... Now, the game will not load AT ALL. I hit play, it says the game is Launching, and then...nothing... I read something about having to fiddle with a whole bunch of stuff to fix it but... NO, why should I have to do this when this is the ONLY GAME this doesn't work...! One game out of 168 games that I have available that I can play and 3 software and THIS GAME is the only one that refuses to Launch.

I REALLY hate giving this game a negative review just because of technical issues but it needs to be known. It needs to be fixed. They haven't done anything to fix the issues in months...and I just can't keep silent on it just because I love the game.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Picked up the game for a playtest to see if the game would run properly on my system. Contrary to the information I was told, the game ran at a smooth 60 frames per second, and I instantly fell in love with the Disgaea universe. I just started my journey with this game (never played Disgaea before) and would already reccomend to anyone that loves classic JRPPG games. 10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
complex, deep, and confusing for the first hour or so.
If you love a good RPG grind, then this is the thing.
its funny, smart, rewarding and endlessly fun. turns traditional JRPGs on their heads.
Just try it. Whats the worst that could happen?
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Disgaea is one of those games that really changed the genre. When it first came out on the PS2 it was pretty unique with it's focus on super grinding. I did not care for it back then, having been an SRPG player since the very beginning with Shining Force 1 and 2...played on an actual Sega system. When the PS1 came out, it was flooded with tons of great games with that feel: Final Fantasy Tactics, Vanguard Bandits, Vandal Hearts, Tactics Ogre, etc. etc. By the time the PS2 came out it felt like the genre as a whole was drying up. So you can imagine my excitement when this was released. Of course, Disgaea is really its own beast and I did not appreciate the charm it had at the time.

When it was re-released on the PSP I decided to give it more of a fair shake. I took the time to grind characters and unlock the secret levels/endings. I gotta say, it was worth it. I ended up really enjoying the game. It had the trappings of the SRPG genre that I loved so much, with a kind of general absurdity to it that ended up being very entertaining. If you accept Disgaea for what it is, it is a genre unto itself.

When I saw they were porting it to the PC with the content from Afternoon of Darkness, I was pretty excited. Getting to play that on a normal sized screen again with a controller sounded aces to me. I have not been disappointed so far. This is one of those games where, if you have the time, you can easily waste 5+ hours in a single sitting as you grind out levels or explore the depths of the Item World. All the charm is still there with a slightly nicer looking interface. Is it worth it if you still own the original or the PSP version? Probably not, they really did very little to it. But if this is your first foray into the series or you need a cheap copy to play, then go for it. You really need to experience this game at least once.
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