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  • Summary: Welcome to the club! Write poems for your crush and experience the terror of school romance in this critically-acclaimed psychological horror story.

    Enter the #1 Psychological Horror Experience! Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase
    Welcome to the club! Write poems for your crush and experience the terror of school romance in this critically-acclaimed psychological horror story.

    Enter the #1 Psychological Horror Experience!

    Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase any mistakes along the way to ensure your perfect ending. Now’s your chance to discover why DDLC is one of the most beloved psychological horror games of the decade!

    You play as the main character, who reluctantly joins the Literature Club in search of a romantic interest. With every poem you write and every choice you make, you’ll charm your crush and begin to unfold the horrors of school romance. Do you have what it takes to crack the code of dating sims and get the perfect ending?

    Now, the original mind-shattering DDLC experience is packed with tons of new features and content exclusive to Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 30, 2021
    100
    Thanks to optional content warnings, heartwarming and separate Side Stories, and some collectibles, the game feels a little less gruesome and terrifying, but more whole. It feels more well rounded and complete in its message about relationships, mental illness, isolation, and guilt. Doki Doki Literature Club is a horror game first and foremost, and that hasn't changed, but its Plus version feels more steadfast in its messaging, making the game feel almost sadder and more beautiful. Sure, you might not be able to truly romance any of the actual literature club members in the end, but you'll have a lot to think about, whether you want to or not.
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    88
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is capable of eliciting strong feelings. It is not always an enjoyable experience, but it is just that: an experience. When I encounter any work that transcends its medium like this, I take special note of it. I am grateful (for lack of a better word) that Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! came my way, and I strongly encourage fellow visual novel aficionados to join the literature club too.
  3. Jul 2, 2021
    85
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a great addition to the Doki Doki Literature Club! franchise, but I do wish there was just a bit more in the game. For those of you who have already played through DDLC!, you’ll have a great time playing through it once again to learn more about our characters’ prologues and other secrets embedded in the game itself. You might not be as surprised as you were during your first playthrough of DDLC! back in 2017 (or whenever you played it), but you will be quite intrigued and puzzled as you try and unlock the additional content. Just do your best to avoid spoilers that will be posted online. If you haven’t played DDLC! before, DDLCP! is worth your time and an excellent way to get into the franchise. Just know this: This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed. You’ve been warned.
  4. Jun 30, 2021
    80
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a psychological horror that takes strides in the genre, unsettling and challenging you at every corner.
  5. Oct 27, 2021
    80
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a really smart horror game in disguise. The visual novel plays with your expectations, your knowledge of video games and the standards of the genre. Every player who loves well written stories should give the game a chance, although it starts really slow and you have to click through a lot of very boring dialogue before it really begins. But don’t have any expectations for the additional content in the Plus! version. The prequel chapters are pretty dull and add nothing interesting to the main story.
  6. Jul 5, 2021
    80
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! shows that the original game has lost none of its power. Those wishing to visit the game again will find its new content deep enough to warrant a replay, and its excellently-told story will still hold weight with newcomers. Go in spoiler free where possible and enjoy its twists and turns.
  7. Jun 30, 2021
    65
    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus offers a few new scenarios with these characters to warrant the price tag for fans wanting to spend more time with these characters. However, it was much easier to overlook the flaws in the writing and short runtime when the game was free. Although the twists and relationships are notable, I couldn’t help notice by the lack of direction of this updated content that added little to the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 6, 2021
    10
    I **** love this game, probably the best psychological horror game that i have ever played in my whole life. the characters, the story, theI **** love this game, probably the best psychological horror game that i have ever played in my whole life. the characters, the story, the musics are just top notch, it can be both horrifying and cute at the same time.

    Buy. This. ****. Game.
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  2. Aug 25, 2021
    10
    Este juego es perfecto, no soy de novelas visuales pero es de reconocer que este juega es una obra maestra 10/10
  3. Dec 31, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game with a huge focus on story, characters, and world-building. I don't remember the last time when the story absorbed me so much. Yes, there are a few bugs here are there, but nothing game-breaking. Usually minor visual glitches. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2021
    9
    As for me, the game is not bad) I left a lot of good memories after passing in my head. But as for me, the most common visual novel.
  5. Nov 19, 2021
    9
    Симулятор школьного психолога.)
    В целом, всё неплохо! Игра приятная. Жаль, что очень короткая.(
    Персы нормально прописаны. Музыка приятная.
    Симулятор школьного психолога.)
    В целом, всё неплохо! Игра приятная. Жаль, что очень короткая.(
    Персы нормально прописаны.
    Музыка приятная.
    Есть тонна всяких секретиков.
    По сюжету есть над чем подумать и где охренеть.
    Концовка шизанутая.)
    Юриии!
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  6. Jul 12, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. O jogo está no mesmo nível do primeiro, ou seja, muito bom. As Side Stories estão muito lindas, emocionantes e fofas, porém, após ler todos os segredos, liberar todas as músicas, conseguir todas as imagens a Test VM não apareceu pra mim, mesmo após o jogo ter sido completo, isso me deixou um pouco chateado, porém o jogo em si é bom Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2021
    6
    Pros:
    Very unique story and some really cool mechanics
    Cons: The Game font is too small you can't see it on Switch you have to constantly
    Pros:
    Very unique story and some really cool mechanics

    Cons:
    The Game font is too small you can't see it on Switch you have to constantly zoom or have a headache from squinting
    You have to come to this game fresh if you know anything about this game it would be very enjoyable.
    The game drags out a lot. You will be skipping a lot of dialogs to get to the good stuff
    The game has barely any gameplay or puzzles like most modern visual novels it's basically a reading simulator.
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