Investigate murders, search for clues and talk to your classmates to prepare for trial. There, you'll engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects. Dissect their statements and fire their words back at them to expose their lies! There's only one way to survive—pull the trigger.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (118 reviews) - 96% of the 118 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,380 reviews) - 97% of the 1,380 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2016

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Reviews

“A memorable, stylish and effortlessly cool experience.”
US Gamer

“It weaves gripping gameplay and storytelling with an off-beat cast in a way that's absolutely to die for.”
Polygon

“A compelling and thrilling visual novel with great writing and characterization.”
Play Magazine

Limited Edition

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Bonus 16-track OST for early purchases.

About This Game

Hope's Peak Academy is home to Japan's best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it.
It's up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you've been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth...

Key Features
  • Daily Life, Deadly Life: Trapped in a school-turned-prison, students are murdering each other one by one. You’ll have to investigate each incident, search for clues, and talk to your classmates to try and get to the bottom of each brutal case!

  • Mock Trial: The nefarious Monokuma serves as judge, jury, and executioner as you engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects, dissecting their statements and firing their words back at them to expose their lies!

  • Popularity Contest: Sway classmates to your side in each investigation, squeezing information from them to figure out who did it. And when you do, turn up the heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to uncover the truth and save your skin!

  • Steam Features: Supports Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud and Steam Trading Cards.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 9.0c compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 9.0c compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Overwhelmingly Positive (118 reviews)
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sui89
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game was fantastic. Looking at all the trailers and basically anything I'd seen just previewing the game, I was very skeptical of the anime background, which was just all around offputting. However, I'm glad to say that any doubts I had from the previews were immediately gone once I started playing. The game is such an odd mixture of the trials from something like Phoenix Wright and the psychological torture of a movie like Saw, and I loved every second of it. The cases are all compelling, and everything you uncover has you wishing that there's another case to solve after. Do yourself a favor and don't look up the details of this game if you haven't play it. You just have to believe that it'll be interesting. If you like a good story or like solving mysteries, absolutely purchase this. It was wonderful.
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Zili
( 32.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It's 3 AM and im recommending this game. You know its good when someone does that.
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Monokuma
( 25.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
My thoughts
When I started this game, I immediately found someone I liked.
They were cool.
I talked with them for a while.
The next chapter begins.
Something bad might happen.
I hope they are safe.
They are not safe.

If you like Ace Attorney, Visual Novels and a lot of walking, then this is the game for you.
The characters are great and so is the story.
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shadowgamerxt101
( 26.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Hope a four letter word with many meanings this game will make you rethink your opion of that word.
The game Danganronpa is a fun mix of phenix wright, dateing sims and a Trigger Haooy Havoc. I would sudgest this to anyone who made thuorgh the anmie andwanted to lren more about the charaters. But if this is your frist time with the franchiez I will stress that YOU SHOULD NOT LOOK UP ANY WALKTHOURS, this will hurt yourm over all enjoyment of figgering out every thing. I like this game and LOVE the 2. I also HOPE that we also get a port of ultera dispair grils soon.
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AidsBolaPoxFlu
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game frustrated me due to the amount of tropes in writing and acting common in Japanese media, but overall I would have to recommend it because of how invested I was by around a third of the way through the game.
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Gandhi The Gangsta
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
hey, that's pretty good
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ElectroiDFiRe
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I found out about this game through a Youtuber I watch occasionally and from first glance at this game, I wasn't sure what kind of experience I was in for; Sure enough, this game made me become a fan of the franchise and made me invested in it's universe. The 15 students you come across each have a unique personality to them and some have deep background stories that helps the player get invested with their situation. The gameplay pretty much consists of exploring throughout the school,interacting with characters, investigating the cases that are presented to you and surviving each Class Trial Monokuma sets up for you guys. This game is heavily reliant on a lot of reading and memorization of the evidence you find and their have been moments I was truly stomped when trying to survive a Case Trial when providing evidence. The one thing to point out though whenever you play this game is to be aware that this game has a very linear choice selection that makes you think you can control the outcome of the story when in reality; you can't. Overall, I would strongly recommend checking this out if you're into suspense and mystery solving with a ton of colorful characters.

TL:DR
Has some great characters
Has great suspense
The Gameplay is mainly made up of exploring, intereacting, investigating and doing Case Trials
Linear Choice selection
Heavily Text based


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CharlieWafles
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I 100% get why people are in love with this franchise, I really do, and this review is not meant for that crowd. I'm just gonna write the review I wish I'd seen on Steam earlier, before I purchased this game.

These are the things I wish I'd known beforehand:
- This is a game strictly for anime fans, especially if you're into high school themed anime.
- It's NOT meant for the vast majority of adventure game lovers out there, like the Monkey Island Series, King's Quest or the latest Telltale games. It's an entirely different beast, the dialogue and plot are VERY Japanese (which is not a bad thing necessarily) and all the characters, especially their looks, are extremely anime inspired.
- Every single character is basically a by the numbers, personification of an extreme type of personality, with a few exceptions (You got the angry, loose cannon type character, the extremely cute and popular high school girl, the posh kid that everybody hates, the fat nerd who writes fanfic and so on...). There are some twists and turns here and there but I'd say that, for the most part, the characters are pretty cut and dry and in no way represent realistically anyone that I've ever met in real life, they're all pretty exagerated.
- There's little to no actual gameplay, which wasn't all that surprising considering it's a visual novel type game. However, I wasn't expecting the first three hours of the game to be basically one, big cutscene. You gotta be ready to read A LOT, and the game expects you to pay attention to every single bit of dialogue uttered by these characters. It even goes as far as to literally point it out at the beggining of the game.
- Now this is probably the most personal out of all my gripes with this game, but if you're not the type of guy or gal who has an easy time feeling sexually attracted to anime characters, this is DEFINITELY not the game for you. Not that there's a lot of sex in the game or anything, but right off the bat, the game throws this cute female character your way and expects you to feel some sort of physical attraction towards her and it just didn't happen for me. More of a personal gripe, but I feel it's worth mentioning anyway.
- If you're like me, and you don't have a lot of patience for literally thousands upon thousands of lines of dialogue, and LOTS of reading, I'd say you'd have a pretty miserable time with this game. The dialogue is decent, but like I said before,it's very Japanese, and very anime inspired, so be prepared for a lot of outbursts and stereotypes.

Like I said before, this is just a heads up for people who aren't particularly into anime and were perhaps recommended this game, like I was, after showing an interest in the Telltale games or in other western adventure games out there. So if by any chance you agreed with any of the points I made in this review, then I'd say skip this game and spend your money somewhere else. Not a bad game by any means, it's just not for me.
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Mogul (Mogul #1187)
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
If anyone is looking for a game that contains a lot more court drama, intensive situations, character progression, then this visual novel game is for you. Its really worth the price when you get the games during on Steam sales. And I highly recommend getting the bundle for the price of $39.67. As everyone else in the reviews, never go looking up Danganronpa on the internet as they will tend to show spoilers.

Hint: Do not never connect with anyone who ends up being your waifu/husbando. It will leave you with a scar once you learn the truth about them.
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Trading Card Collector
( 39.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Plot Twists!

Murder Mysteries!

Kyoko Kirigiri!

And, most of all, Bear Puns!!
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To whoever plan on playing this gem of a game, a word of advice: do NOT look up anything about it online before you've finished it. Once you get spoiled there's no going back
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I fell in love with a man who had a corn cob for hair.

He then murdered the innocent cinnamon roll while his boyfriend cried in the background.


I don't know who to trust anymore.
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This game is psychological torture. And I want more.
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If you like Zero Escape, Ace Attorney, or the Visual Novel genre in general, you should give this game a shot.
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great game, but the bear puns are
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unBEARable
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Posted: June 10
Game is great - not too much reading or too little action. It actually mixed them well.
Hangman's Gambit was kind of not needed as a mini-game. A little bit too easy, at least.
Storywise it's very satisfactional, excluding the very last 1-2 minutes of the ending.
The anime adaptation sucks ♥♥♥ compared to it's source, but that usually happens.
Highly recommended game. ( Unless you're not into VN or anime-like games. )
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Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I 100% get why people are in love with this franchise, I really do, and this review is not meant for that crowd. I'm just gonna write the review I wish I'd seen on Steam earlier, before I purchased this game.

These are the things I wish I'd known beforehand:
- This is a game strictly for anime fans, especially if you're into high school themed anime.
- It's NOT meant for the vast majority of adventure game lovers out there, like the Monkey Island Series, King's Quest or the latest Telltale games. It's an entirely different beast, the dialogue and plot are VERY Japanese (which is not a bad thing necessarily) and all the characters, especially their looks, are extremely anime inspired.
- Every single character is basically a by the numbers, personification of an extreme type of personality, with a few exceptions (You got the angry, loose cannon type character, the extremely cute and popular high school girl, the posh kid that everybody hates, the fat nerd who writes fanfic and so on...). There are some twists and turns here and there but I'd say that, for the most part, the characters are pretty cut and dry and in no way represent realistically anyone that I've ever met in real life, they're all pretty exagerated.
- There's little to no actual gameplay, which wasn't all that surprising considering it's a visual novel type game. However, I wasn't expecting the first three hours of the game to be basically one, big cutscene. You gotta be ready to read A LOT, and the game expects you to pay attention to every single bit of dialogue uttered by these characters. It even goes as far as to literally point it out at the beggining of the game.
- Now this is probably the most personal out of all my gripes with this game, but if you're not the type of guy or gal who has an easy time feeling sexually attracted to anime characters, this is DEFINITELY not the game for you. Not that there's a lot of sex in the game or anything, but right off the bat, the game throws this cute female character your way and expects you to feel some sort of physical attraction towards her and it just didn't happen for me. More of a personal gripe, but I feel it's worth mentioning anyway.
- If you're like me, and you don't have a lot of patience for literally thousands upon thousands of lines of dialogue, and LOTS of reading, I'd say you'd have a pretty miserable time with this game. The dialogue is decent, but like I said before,it's very Japanese, and very anime inspired, so be prepared for a lot of outbursts and stereotypes.

Like I said before, this is just a heads up for people who aren't particularly into anime and were perhaps recommended this game, like I was, after showing an interest in the Telltale games or in other western adventure games out there. So if by any chance you agreed with any of the points I made in this review, then I'd say skip this game and spend your money somewhere else. Not a bad game by any means, it's just not for me.
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Recommended
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
If "Ace Attorney: All My Friends Are Dead Edition" sounds like a fun experience, this is the game for you.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
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26.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
If Persona and Ace Attorney had a love child...
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