One of the most highly-acclaimed visual novel series arrives on Steam, newly revamped and officially in English for the first time! An interdimensional love story that takes high school romance on a roller-coaster ride through the depths of despair, culminating in a sci-fi grand finale of epic proportions.
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Positive (43) - 95% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 15, 2016

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June 21

Muv-Luv Summer Sale!

Now's the best time to grab the epic Muv-Luv trilogy!
Be sure to share the luv to your friends, to give them happiness and joy they deserve :)

Muv-Luv Extra/Unlimited June Update is Live

We have an update for Muv-Luv Extra/Unlimited today, which addresses the typos and text errors identified by the community since the official release.

If you have the patch installed:
1. For Backers - Please re-download the Director's Cut DLC in BackerKit (with the suffix "June 2018")
2. For Steam users - Denpasoft sent an e-mail today containing details about the updated patch version.

If you don't wish to update the game, you can revert to "Ancient" branch under properties->Betas.

Muv-Luv Alternative Director's Cut DLC Released!

MLA Director's Cut DLC is now available in Denpasoft with a 10% discount!
We sincerely thank everyone for making yet another one of our promises become a reality. We couldn't have made it this far without your support!


The Muv-Luv Team
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May 10

Photons side stories status, SGM online, and MLA Director's Cut patch update!

Hi everyone,

The translation team is currently working on photonmelodies, as they've recently finished the localization of photonflowers! We're now at the programming and debugging phase, so keep your eyes peeled for updates in the coming months!

If you want to know more about the contents of photonflowers and photonmelodies, please visit our forum page here:

Sekai Project's SGM is online!

"Steam Game Manager" or "SGM" is an awesome system created by Sekai Project to help give bonus game keys/dlcs to owners of an existing game.

If you own the original AppID of Muv-Luv and/or Muv-Luv Alternative, and want to get the new AppID(s), just simply follow the steps below:
1. Set your "Game Details" to public (under Edit Profile → Privacy Settings) You can set it back to private after receiving the key(s)
2. Login to SGM using your Steam account.
3 Set a valid e-mail, then confirm it by clicking the link in your e-mail.
4. Click the "Request Key" button(s).

After that, you just need to wait for a few hours then you'll be notified of the new key(s) assigned to your account via e-mail.

SGM is still a BETA product, so please let us know if you encountered any issues.

Note: We can no longer generate keys for the old AppID.

Muv-Luv Alternative Director's Cut Patch is underway!

Last but not the least, we're quite happy to say we've started working on the Director's Cut patch of Muv-Luv Alternative. Thanks again to everyone who supported us in making this happen. Rest assured we'll keep you updated of the development progress of the patch and photonflowers.


The Muv-Luv Team
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“Muv-Luv and Alternative will gradually push you to the ropes with an innocent smile, and then repeatedly punch you in the heart with unprecedented savagery.”
9.0/10 – DualShockers

“A deeply emotional and often hilarious game, Muv-Luv is the standard by which all other visual novels should be judged. The story-telling and characterization, though intentionally cliche at times, are unparalleled. Do not pass up this masterpiece.”
9.5/10 – Gamer Professionals

“If you’re looking for a game that pulls you in for the long haul, Muv-Luv is the game for you.”
77% – RPGFan

About This Game

The Muv-Luv series is an epic saga told in three parts: Muv-Luv Extra, Muv-Luv Unlimited, and Muv-Luv Alternative. What begins as a tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy ultimately transforms into an action-packed thrill ride in a war-torn alternate reality, and it’s this drastic-yet-methodical genre twist that makes the final chapter the most highly-revered visual novel of all time. This is a story that will plant seeds in your brain early in the first act that you won’t even notice until they sprout in the third for maximum narrative payoff and crushing emotional impact. Don’t fall for Extra’s cutesy exterior. This series ventures into some of the darkest thematic territory you’ll ever see, and when the final curtain closes, you’ll likely need a forklift to pick your jaw up off the floor. Make no mistake: this is a story that will challenge you in ways few works of fiction dare attempt, and an emotional tour de force unlike any other.

This game contains the first two arcs: Extra, and Unlimited.
The final arc, Muv-Luv Alternative is the story’s massive climax, and is nearly the size of the first two combined.

Muv-Luv Extra

Takeru is your average unassuming high school senior whose entire world gets turned upside down one morning when he awakens to find himself in bed with the heiress to one of the world’s largest international conglomerates. She calls herself Meiya, and - despite never having met him before - she insists that the two of them are destined for one another. This comes much to the chagrin of his childhood friend Sumika, the girl next door who’s always had feelings for him, who realizes that if she doesn’t act fast, she might just lose him forever. All of which begs the question: just who is Meiya? And do his feelings for Sumika run deeper than he thought? In the end, he’ll need to decide between the girl who’s been with him through thick and thin, or the stranger who claims they’re bound together by fate.

But that’s only one side of the story.

Muv-Luv Unlimited

Just as the page turns on Takeru’s happily ever after, he awakens one morning in a world not his own. An alternate timeline, humanity on the brink of extinction. A world infested by alien invaders locked in a war that’s been raging on for decades. And yet, all the set pieces are the same - his house is still here, albeit dilapidated and barely standing. His school is still here, though it’s now a military academy. And even though they don’t recognize him, all his friends are here too… with one exception.

Was this all just a dream? Or was the world he thought he knew really a dream all along?

Muv-Luv Alternative

To avoid spoilers, we only recommend visiting Muv-Luv Alternative Steam page after finishing Muv-Luv Unlimited.


  • A Dating Sim - Date any of the heroines, get to know their personalities and backstories, and fall in love with each other!
  • Available in three languages - Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese.
  • The User Interface has been reworked, so it's compatible with the newest tablet PCs and touchscreens.
  • User save data are stored in Steam cloud so readers can continue their progress anywhere with ease.

Muv-Luv Reviews (Original AppID)

Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Windows 8.1 / 10 Tablets - Intel Atom Z, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Samsung Galaxy Book
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 16:9 high resolution display
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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