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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: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 30, 2021
    90
    Don’t judge a book by its cover, especially when you’re part of a literature club. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! brings the cult classic back with improved visuals and six enduring side stories that explore the characters’ backdrops. What first may appear as a lighthearted dating simulator will quickly spiral into a psychological horror experience that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who plays it.
  2. Jun 30, 2021
    80
    If you’re a visual novel fan, or at least open to them, you should definitely give Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! a try. What initially seems like a fairly run-of-the-mill dating visual novel soon takes a turn, and from there you’re left on the edge of your seat, wondering what’s going to happen next. It won’t be for everyone thanks to its subject matter and the fact that it is indeed a visual novel, but those who do venture out of their comfort zones and see it through to its end will no doubt find it to be a memorable experience.
  3. 80
    Doki Doki Literature Club works best if you go into it knowing nothing about it. It’s still a visual novel dating sim, and the Plus! version really doubles down on the visual novel aspect, but it breaks the status quo and does the unexpected, making a deeply disturbing psychological horror game out of something that looks cute and adorable on the surface. The console version diminishes some of what made the PC version’s twist work so well, a necessary sacrifice to get the game to a wider audience. And if you are just looking to return to this world and these characters, Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! feels like the version that was made for the fans.
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    Jul 28, 2021
    80
    More than just Monika – this tuned-up 8 console release makes DDLC worth any visual novel fan’s time. The story’s darker than the graphics suggest. [Issue#4, p.91]
  5. Jun 30, 2021
    70
    Doki Doki Literature Club is still a fantastic visual novel, but the Plus version on PS5 struggles to find a purpose besides being a new way to play the original. Existing fans will appreciate some of the new content, such as the side stories and concept art, but locking the content behind multiple playthroughs of a game that loses its appeal after the first time around is a tough pill to swallow. On the other hand, newcomers have no reason to play this version instead of the freeware PC release, since some core PC features were compromised for this port. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is still a great experience that should be played by anyone remotely interested, but this specific version struggles to be a worthwhile purchase for any fan, new or old.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 13, 2022
    10
    For what is a technically simple game, this is one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had. It made me experience feelings IFor what is a technically simple game, this is one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had. It made me experience feelings I never thought possible from a video game. If you like this type of genre, or are looking for a one of a kind gaming experience, this is a must. Unfortunately I can't talk about the best part of the game because it's one of those where the less you know the better. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2021
    9
    This game is amazing.

    It is a charming and beautiful game, which from one moment to another becomes a true horror game that will leave you
    This game is amazing.

    It is a charming and beautiful game, which from one moment to another becomes a true horror game that will leave you thinking about the decisions you have made.

    It is very worth playing it, if you like graphic novels or horror games you will like Doki Doki a lot, unless you don't like reading, because the game has too much dialogue between the characters, so you better go prepared.
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  3. Jan 15, 2022
    8
    Going into Doki Doki Literature Club, I knew one of the biggest spoilers (if not arguably the biggest one), and was worried it would hinderGoing into Doki Doki Literature Club, I knew one of the biggest spoilers (if not arguably the biggest one), and was worried it would hinder the enjoyment of the game for me. To my delightful surprise and amazement, I absolutely loved this neat project made with a lot of thought and passion. This is definitely not a game for everyone, but the subtle storytelling kept me coming back with interest to try and theorize over every bit that was happening and I was still surprised at the end. Not much I can say about this game except I really did enjoy it and recommend it so long as you can handle a fun horror experience. Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2022
    8
    Hours Played: 4 Hours
    Trophy Completion: 5/19 (17%)
    Worth My Time: Yes, at least one playthrough. Worth My Money: Yes, to support the
    Hours Played: 4 Hours
    Trophy Completion: 5/19 (17%)

    Worth My Time: Yes, at least one playthrough.
    Worth My Money: Yes, to support the devs.

    What I Like: Keeps you on the edge of your seat

    What I Dislike: Not much replay value.

    How It Stacks Up: A unique take on the dating sim/visual novel genre. Reminds me of 13 Sentinels but at the same time, it's almost completely opposite to that game. There's not much game to be had here, but it's a worthwhile experience that can be finished in one sitting.
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  5. Jul 31, 2021
    7
    Doki Doki Literatue Club Plus
    This game is weird yall
    Doki Doki Literature club is a 4 hour long narrative based gamewhere you play as
    Doki Doki Literatue Club Plus
    This game is weird yall
    Doki Doki Literature club is a 4 hour long narrative based gamewhere you play as yourself.. these 4 girls ar obsessed with you, youre the only boy in their literature club and you have to juggle their jealosy..
    Wiriting poems by picking 20 words from a list that you think a certain girl will like to make them like you even more… and then things get weird.. no spoilers, but think portal, things will just randomly be like oh, what game am I laying, and this second half is the better part of the game.. but in general I just didn’t find the story or characters to be that compelling, im glad I went through this ride to see what all the fuss was a about,
    it really is a game worth playing, but I didn’t care enough about the characters for the twists to really hit me as much as t should have.. which I feel is due to the repetitive nature of the story, with no real choices to make me feel like I was pushing the story towards any sort of direction, I was just reading and reading and reading, I like cute stuff, I like deep stuff, It’s the same story different day, bpick 20 new words, and I just couldntcare… which kinda left the 6 side stories in the plus version vs the main version to not really be wort hit for me in particular, for that reason id suggest just playing the main game for free, and if the world , the story, and charcters connect with you, go back and play through plus for that bonus content.. I however am not one of those people.
    Overall Doki Doki Literature Club isa good game, with crazy wtf moments.. But lower your expectations before going in.. its not as great as everyone pretends it is.
    I give Doki Doki Literatue Club Plus
    a 7/10
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  6. Sep 27, 2021
    5
    No.
    This is not a game I like to see on my big screen. Maybe it is fun on mobile while waiting at a bus stop, but no.