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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Release Date: Feb 18, 2016

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August 4

[Japanese/Traditional Chinese Language]Patch

We have released a Japanese and Traditional Chinese language patch for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

To change languages,
1. Launch Steam.
2. Go to [Library]
3. Right click on [Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc] or [Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair] and select [Properties].
4. Go to the [Language] tab.
5. Select [Japanese] or [Traditional Chinese].

Please note that save data is not compatible between languages. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.



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June 27

Steam Summer Sale

If you've been waiting for Danganronpa 2 to go on sale (or for a way to get your friends into the series on the cheap) now's the time!

Steam Summer Sale Spectacular Savings

  • Danganronpa 1: 33% off
  • Danganronpa 2: 20% off
  • +Bundle (Extra 10% off)
How can you resist the charms of Monokuma at a price like that?

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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

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
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meanbeanmachine
8.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Most of the characters are over the top stereotypes and just downright ANNOYING.

The game makes you feel like you have the freedom to do what you want, but you really don’t have a choice. For instance, in typical investigative games, if you a miss a clue, you simply don’t have that evidence to present in court or wherever. In this game, it is impossible to miss clues because the game will not advance until you find them all. So, you find yourself going room to room just clicking on crap, hoping to find the last clue that will finally trigger the ‘class trial’ event. Once you realize you don’t have freedom, it becomes more of a chore to find the clues the game wants you to. However, the lack of freedom isn’t the worst part of this game… it’s the dreaded ‘class trial’ that ultimately made me lose interest.

Know who the killer is? Have all the (unmissable) evidence to prove it? Too bad, you are forced to play about 30 minutes of stupid mini games. The final mini game, the rhythm game, is absolutely terrible. Fail a mini game? Repeat until you pass or you simply lose. In the end, the mini games are simply filler to extend an already drawn-out story, and completely destroy the experience for me. I would have rather read a straight kinetic VN murder mystery. Instead, you are forced to painstakingly search out unmissable clues, which eventually lead to several boring and tiresome mini games. No thanks.
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Hzsushi
26.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Danganronpa.

Story is contain with friendship, hope and also most important, DESPAIR.

Don't be worry this gonna be a bizzare game, it is fun to play.

10/10 would これは证明するよ again.
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Cheverize
40.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
I enjoyed it a lot. Somewhat darker and more action focused than similar games such as Ace Attorney and Zero Escape. Really recommend it, and also its sequel which I prefer a lot.
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andrewfen29
29.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
I played this game in 6 sittings (I recommend this if you have 5 hours to spare each night).
I had already watched the anime when playing this.
Chapter 1-4: Very good, no real problems if you can get past the unskippable Daily life sections. 8/10
Chapter 5: Eh, 3/10. The chapter is only really there to make chapter 6 possible.
Chapter 6: Good, 6/10. It's a good ending, and it does feel complete at least.

Other Pros:
Some of the characters are actually very well written.
Other Cons:
Those ones die.

8/10 get it in a sale.
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FACES OF SPADES
41.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
great story, and something diffrent.
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Elleira_Siren
20.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
I really liked this game and definitely recommend it for fans of the genre, even with its flaws.

General rating: The first 12-14 hours of the game are great. The six hours left not so much.

Plot: 7,5/10.
Great art and liked the game's esthetic.

Characters: Mostly very great and interesting, though they kept two who were very boring and annoying till the end.

Now here's my honest review (without spoilers):

The first case was ridiculously easy and I almost stopped playing because of the obviousness of who the murderer was. Yet, I continued and found the other cases REALLY interesting and it is never what it seems, though sometimes I figured things way in advance that only got pointed out very much later.

The investigations were fun and finding whoddunit was definitely a positive experience for me. The characters are extremely complex with minor exceptions (*cough* Hina *cough*) and were fun to be with, providing some different reactions to the events.

I loved some characters with all my heart, and sometimes I found myself falling into despair when they died. Yet, it was overall very great to be with a very large variety of characters. Monokuma was particularly lots of fun.

The mastermind's identity was surely a nice plot twist... If I had not guessed it a little before the game revealed it. But the mystery of the mastermind is quite fun, I'll give you that.

The over all mystery is fun to discover piece by piece... if only it was worth it (see below).

Now, here's what I did not like.

First,here's a *TIP* do a whole character in your free time. Don't change characters all the time. If you do, then you'll receive some skills, but mostly after two gifts... your max of skill points will go up, but you won't have skills to use those! I only had the chance to complete Byakuya. The rest? Not so much. Lots died, let's say.

Second, if you are looking for a good plot, do not buy this. It was great at the beginning, but oh my god was the revealed mystery full of plot holes and missing details. They are always mentioning "the Tragedy," and by the end you receive extremely vague details about it, and you are expected to buy it and ask no question what so ever.

There are so many unanswered questions it simply makes me angry thinking about it. I accepted the mastermind's identity without too much trouble, but what they did concerning the "tragedy" is more or less believable. The ending of the game left me feeling like it wasn't completed at all.

Now, I can bet someone will reply telling me to play the second game to clear up the plot, but I'm not sure I'll take another twenty hours of my time and thirty bucks for discovering unclear answers that should have been given to me.

Still, Danganronpa is an interesting game with great characters and mysteries which keep you guessing. The best parts, honestly, are Prologue to Chapter 4.
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reyntime2000
32.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
I just finished Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc just recently, and I think it's one of the best visual novels around. I am someone who came to this game series with the only visual novel i've played being Ace Attorney. Since I am a huge fan of the Ace Attorney series, I thought I would like this game a lot too. And I did. One thing that I really like about this game is how tries to have more gameplay than what you'd expect from a visual novel. I think that this is easy but is still fun with all the interesting minigames during the class trials and the free time in the game. The story is great and while it has a slow start, it gets really interesting later on. The characters in this game are unique in their own ways. I liked most of the characters in this game. Personal favorite is Kyoko. The soundtrack is also really awesome and I listen to it all the time. If you're trying to decide on if you should play the game or watch the anime, play the game! The anime hardly developes the characters and it's only 13 episodes long. I think I would reccomend this game to anyone who likes murder mysteries and wants to play a good visual novel.
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Sleepyly
20.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
One of the best games i have played so far, a visual novel-ish game very similar to Ace Attorney but much more intense and packing horror elements.
You play as Makoto naegi the "ultimate lucky student in his first day at Hope peak academy, a school for people with "ultimate talents" wich garantees a bright future for each of its students.
Suddently you find yourself trapped inside the school when a teddy bear monokuma offers freedom for a very high price.
The rules are simple you kill someone you are free but you got to pass through a class trial and not get convicted. if you get caught you are brutally executed, else everyone is executed and you are free.
Now about the game itself, the characters are well built and the story well told, graphics are first class and you got a good gameplay time.
the trial system is intense differently from AA you got to shoot the evidence at the statements at the time they appear and then they will appear again in order,also there is a time limit for you to complete the trial else you will fail.There are also some minigames included in the trial such as hangmans gambit
wich is a hangman like game in wich each error reduces your remaining time.
Besides the trial you can explore the whole school and talk to your clasmates plus having the opportunity to interact with them and improve your relationship with then wich will also allow you to gain skill you can use during the trial.
Im not the best with reviews but in short its an AAA game in every aspect you will not want to stop playing until you are finished with it
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kingcamcam
28.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Even if you watched the anime, still buy the game.
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Iron Scrub
50.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game slurped up just over two full days of my life and I was so glad to find out another game exists. Great plot, solid mysteries, and I got to pretend to be a detective!
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Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
StoryProsCons
Main StoryYou got accepted for a elite high school, and now you are a prisoner trying to survive a psychopaths' murder game
CharactersExtreme character personalities that actually go through some character development as the story progresses Their reactions to events that unfold are somewhat predictable

ConceptProsCons
Murder MysteryAbsurd circumstances allow for a interesting murder mystery game You never have the freedom to try and creatively kill someone yourself to escape
Class TrialsGather clues to solve each murder that occurs, failing them will result in everyone but the killer dieing!Sometimes characters repeat certain facts too much, or act extremely stupid to something that should be rather obvious.
Twists & TurnsThere is enough twists in the class trials to keep each murder interesting and engaging to figure out who did it
Capsule MachineMonomono machine makes shopping far less complex, and makes everyone happy!The ability to be able to spend coins on items you have previously gotten to stack them as gifts would have been nice

GameplayProsCons
Class TrialsClass trials are fun and engaging featuring tons of different mini games to help solve the mystery of the murder caseSome of the mini games can feel extremely unnecessary (looking at you hangman)
Free TimeFree time to spend with other characters and learn more about themBeing unable to max a relationship because they died can be annoying at times
Can build relationships after you beat the game so you can finish finding out more about them
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I’ve played this game before, but when I heard that Spike Chunsoft was releasing DGR on Steam, I decided to get it as well! This is definitely one of the best VNs ever made, the story is really good, the characters are amazing, and of course, the soundtrack is awesome. I got the mini ost with my purchase, and I simply love it!

The gameplay is addicting, especially during class trials; you have to pay a lot of attention because just one wrong word, and your argument will fail. The investigation is nice too, sometimes it might get repetitive, but it’s okay. Trigger Happy Havoc is my favorite title from the franchise and one of my favorite games ever, and I highly recommend everyone to at least try out, even if you’re not a fan of visual novels: give it a chance, this one deserves!

10/10.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A waifu death simulator...
10/10 BEST GAME
BEST GAME
100/100
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A wild ride!

No, seriously. This is 100% good, old-fashioned shonen mystery-solving and drama in VN form, but avoids the usual VN ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t by actually including game mechanics. And they're GOOD game mechanics, meant to confound the truth of the mysteries and actually physically and mentally wear you down so that your mind is clouded.

If you like mysteries ,this game is worth it. If you like mind♥♥♥♥s, this game is worth it. If you like trainwrecks, this game is worth it. If you like personal drama, this game is worth it.

Honestly, I feel like most people should give this game a try. It's got plenty of difficulty settings, so those who want a challenge can recieve a fair challenge, but those who want their hands held don't get gated out by content.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Tried shooting words in real life.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
What can I add to the already vast repetoire of reviews for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc that hasn't been said before? An interesting VN based off of mystery, including enough side content and gameplay to keep one occupied. While I felt it lost steam midway through, it definitely picked up at the ending.

Also, the second game is said to be much better. I would suggest this game if you enjoy horror/mystery and something more challenging than your run of the mill kinetic VN ^^

8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
116.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Was worth ever dime it costed! It has become my new favorite game! Play this before you watch the anime! Trust me!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Everyone you love will die
10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
All of my friends are dead.
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