Jabberwock Island—You and your classmates were ready for fun in the sun until Monokuma returned to restart his murderous game! Trapped in a kill-or-be-killed situation, your only hope rests in solving the island’s mysteries.
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Release Date: Apr 18, 2016

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June 27

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Reviews

“Danganronpa 2's mysteries are astoundingly complex and well-written.”
US Gamer

“A solid improvement on a bizarre but great game.”
Polygon

“Crazy in all the right ways.”
Game Revolution

About This Game

Jabberwock Island – once a popular tourist destination, this now uninhabited island remains oddly pristine. You and your classmates at the elite Hope's Peak Academy have been brought to this island by your super-cute teacher for a “lovey-dovey, heart-throbbing school trip.” Everyone seems to be having fun in the sun...until Monokuma returns to restart his murderous game! Trapped on this island of mutual killing, your only hope of escape rests in solving the island’s mysteries. But be warned—sometimes the truth can be its own despair...

Key Features
  • Deadly Island Vibes: Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!

    Tribal Council: You’ll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they'll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument!

    Survival of the Keenest: Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates’ arguments and determine who’s really telling the truth. Once you’ve got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life!

    Steam Features: Supports Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud with plans to add 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 compatible GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • 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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    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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Sven++
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The sequel to the one of the best murder mystery Visual Novels is one I've been waiting for a few years now, with little hope it'd actually ever be available on PC.
The game is absolutely fantastic. I was skeptical at first, because I'd be satisfied if the game's murders complexity, overall plotline and character development would be on par with the first game, but to my surprise it's an improvement in virtually every aspect.

If you like Danganronpa 1, or just want a suspenseful mystery plotline, Danganronpa 2 has you covered. Definitely one of the greatest Visual Novels to date.
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ultimate weeb
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
its 2016 and i still have a crush on komaeda


on a serious note the only thing that bothers me about this game is that the music and video are off sync with each other
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nickbernecky
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
An amazing game so far, though if you have trouble with keeping up with the trials like me you might want to start off on gentle mode. The graphics are good (considering it was a vita game), The Story is interesting enough to keep you hooked, and the voice acting (at least the japanese voice acting, I haven't tried english yet) is great as well.
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Yeahboyi
( 49.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
All of my favorite chartacters died minus one..... but it was an awesome game!!!!
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Zelos
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Barely played this one after finishing the first one. I can only say one thing. The first trial of this game is hella hard compared to the trials of the first game. If you like a good brain tease, this second DanganRonpa will please you in every way possible.

Waifus? Check.
Cutting conversations? Check.
WTF is going on? Check.
Insane characters? Check.
Despair? Check.
Hope? I only ended the first chapter, so who knows?
Monokuma? Check.

If you liked Ace Attorney, Logic (put to the Nintendo Hard level sometimes), Persona, and Battle Royale, just buy this game already.
Well at least i HOPE you will.
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Beedoe
( 31.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
My favorite character is dead.
Kill me so I can join her/10
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vanillae
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
better than the first game
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Shot_Trip
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I've only gotten through the very first Class Trial in the game, and as I sat back and finally relaxed, I realized I had to write a review for this game.

The short of it: If you're here for the writing, stick around. Danganronpa 2 is totally worth its salt when it comes to solid writing, characters, and story. The pace is a bit on the slow side - I've played on and off for maybe 6 hours before things got really into it and I reached what could be considered the 'meat' of the game, but it's worth it.

The game is basically divided into about four parts - Everyday Life, wherein the story that's not the other three parts is presented in a typical visual novel format, Free Time, where you can choose who you spend time with and learn about the other characters, Investigation, where you learn as much as you can about a murder that has recently occurred, building up evidence and testimonies, and finally, the Class Trial, where everything comes to a head and you must find the killer or die alongside everyone besides the killer.

The game both shines and falters a little during the CLass Trial, the heart-pounding segments of fast-paced deliberation and argument surrounding a recent murder of another character. The cast is, by necessity, rather large, as if to accommadate the fact that in order for the plot to progress at least two characters need to die - the victim and the guilty party. The Class Trial, especially the first one, is loaded with maybe six or seven totally discrete minigames, each one with its own mechanics and failure states, which can be daunting. I personally flubbed each one for maybe a few confused minutes before it finally snapped into place what was meant for me to actually do. It's the only real shaking point, and once I managed to extricate what was expected of me, the 'aha!' moments were real and powerful. The format reminds me most of Ace Attorney, but the biggest difference is that the difference between the main character figuring it out and yourself figuring it out is far more graceful in this game. I didn't have nearly the massive frustration in this game I did in AA yelling at Pheonix who did it, and I never had the feeling that I was leading my spike-haired hero to my own conclusion through presenting information.

THe main mechanic, rather than 'presenting' evidence against a testimony, is a scene where other characters make statements one after another. Many of these statements have fallacies that either are untrue or mislead, and your various pieces of evidence are Truth Bullets that you 'shoot' at relevant falsehoods. Later in the first trial you can also use Truth Bullets to concur with statements that are true. The game offers a helping hand by only loading truth bullets that are relevant to the matter at hand - at most five at a time out of maybe fifteen or more - so you can eventually figure out what it's asking you sooner or later.

The other minigames are a bit more absurd, and are a definite stumbling block. I really didn't understand what Hangman's Gambit was asking of me (Just so you know: You're trying to build the answer to the question by combining two of the same letter and 'firing' them with the same button as the Truth Bullets by hovering over the combined letters. The tutorial's a bit badly phrased.) and the Closing Argument segment was a bit wonky in execution.

Overall, though, Danganronpa 2 is very well done in its execution of its concept. If you enjoy courtroom drama and mysteries, you'll probably love the hell out of this game.
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Vyerave
( 87.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Does anyone know if another game is coming out of this series? because i would def buy it. thats how good this game is. The mysteries of who did it are the best part
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UnnamedKiller
( 70.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Every stage provide interesting follow up on the story that unravel themself. Only of the Ending of the story feel kind of jump straight into the ending.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The sequel to the best visual novel game. If you loved DR1, then you will love this too. DR2 is just as good as DR1, or maybe even better in almost every way. It's once again an amazing and funny journey which will make you laugh a lot.

This time the game of survival takes place on a tropical island. First it seems all like a happy story with no worries, until the crazy and hilariously evil bear Monokuma returns to kick some serious ♥♥♥ with his killing school trip. Do you trust the baes or the cool guys you just met? Or is it safest to trust no one in order to make it out alive?

A new colorful cast, long story, lots of interaction between characters, great music, little harder than DR1, japanese + english audio, awesome voice acting and Monokuma more insane than ever before = A BEARtastic masterpiece <(^_^)>.
Hella recommended!
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
While I've played both games, it's clear to say that this one is infinitely better than the first. DR2 introduces a more vibrant and colourful cast (with the very few forgettable ones being bumped off anyway so whatever).

Also in contrast to the first game, this one isn't afraid to explore some more and stand out. The cases themselves are more twisted, and so are the executions.

The new Pet system is literally just a tamagotchi crossed with a pedometer. Win.

Komaeda. Win.

Your favourite characters killing off your other favourite characters. *cries*

Obviously you need to play the first game first in order to understand what's going on, and yes, I do recommend the first game as well!
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Do not read the reviews, they're spoilers.
Do not look up character sprites or check wikis for character info, they're spoilers.
Do not look at comment sections on videos related to the games, they're spoilers.
Do not look up the soundtrack, it's all spoilers.
Do not read the following sentence, it's a spoiler.
I want Ibuki, Akane and Peko to sit on me, in no particular order.

There's a lot to say about DR but unfortunately it's borderline impossible to do so without digging up half the plot points. The main thing to know is that it's pretty much essential to play the first game before this one, whereupon it's a sure buy as DR2 is what a sequel should be, it's everything the first game was but more and better. Though you won't be totally lost if you don't play the first game you miss out on major story points and reveals so in short, there's next to no reason to not play or watch or somehow elsewise experience DR1 first.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
There isn't much point in describing what Danganronpa 2 is if you haven't played the first one. In short, it's a linear story-heavy visual novel with grotesque and adult theme and "puzzle" elements in the form of Phoenix Wright style trials. If that's your thing, then go play, or read about the first game. If it's not, then at the very least do the latter, because the series is quite unique in nearly every aspect and may convince you anyway.

When it comes to Danganronpa 2 I can safely say it's a really good sequel. The story features new characters and setting, the gameplay has been improved, new features have been added, and the music and visuals are just as good and unique as last time. It's a great game that surely all fans of the previous one will appreciate.

BUT... that said, it is difficult to avoid comparisons to the previous game, and as such my opinion will probably sound a bit negative. I hear many people consider the sequel to be better. Sadly, I don't agree. Story-wise, it's kind of a similar killing-game with a deeper mystery, just in a different setting. As much as I was engaged and surprised by numerous "twists", there were a lot of really silly, or just idioitc moments, especially by the end. Same goes for characters, which I don't consider as charismatic as the ones from the previous game. Most of them are just irritating and rarely there's anything redeeming about them. They feature one or two personality traits for the entire game (unless they die, that is) and that's it, which is sad, especially when a single joke is being run into the ground repeatedly for hours. Of course there are exceptions, but that's what they are. Personally, I didn't really care for the majority of characters, while the overall story didn't leave as much of an impression as the first game. But as I've said - that's in comparison, because as a whole it's still quite good and engaging, with a lot of nice twists.

As for the gameplay, one should appreciate how the developers tried to improve on the existing features and add some new ones. Some of these changes work, others not so much. I really enjoyed the fact that you can agree with a character's statement, instead of just pointing out holes and mistakes constantly. At the same time I hated the new Rebuttal Showdown mechanic, which is just a button masher. And being time-limited it makes it hard to focus on what the character is saying. I also didn't really see the point of Logic Drive. Although answering questions in such way is quite clever, it also tends to drag on unnecessarily later on.

My biggest issue with the game I think is the fact that many answers or statements you have to shoot at are very arbitrary and not always logical. With more than six Truth Bullets available during Non-Stop Debates picking the right combination often comes down to luck or trial and error. I didn't have such issues with the previous game, while this time even though I knew what the issue was, finding the right way for the character to point it out was problematic more often than not.

You could say I'm nitpicking, but I just think the game could have been much better in some areas. As it stands, it's still great, but just not as great as the first one. At least in my opinion. That said, if you enjoyed the first game, there's really not much reason in not playing the second one.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I felt more despair as a gift card i had was 3 cents off the sale price but anyway, the game improves on the first in multiple ways and is worth playing if you enjoyed the first one. Obviously a story heavy game like this is meant to be played in order so before playing this one, buy the first one and complete it. If you don't you won't understand a lot of things that happen and won't get certain jokes or references.

WARNING: this game does have a big shift in tone and jokes, with fanservice being more prominent , the jokes being a bit less subtle, and the tone is less creepy and tense, but still an overall fun game. For me at least
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Pros:
  • Great mystery
  • Challenges you to think
  • Unique and diverse cast
  • Good sequel
  • Incredible soundtrack
  • Nagito Komaeda

Cons:
  • Despair
  • Some class trial instructions are confusing
  • Weird map system takes some time to get used to
  • Tamagotchi-like virtual pets are cute but difficult to raise properly (and there are achievements for doing so)
  • Nagito Komaeda

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair improves on what the first game established. It added more challenging mysteries and new mini-games for class trials. If you liked Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, don't hesitate to buy this. I would reccommend playing the first game first, but it isn't necessary. This game will fill you in on what you missed when it becomes relevant.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
92.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
It's an emotional rollercoaster that'll hit you hard in the feels. Awesome soundtrack and voice acting with an amazing story.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I felt violated emotionally through the entire playthrough.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
if you enjoy making logical jumps that make no sense then boy is this game for you!
overall 7/10 but 8/10 for the chiaki swimsuit shot
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
If you liked the first one, this one will make you love the series even more. The first class trial took 2 hours.

Buy this now/10
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