Review Doki Doki Literature Club Plus

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Following the initial release in 2017, Doki Doki Literature Club is making a comeback. Now under the name Doki Doki Literature Club Plus and available on console, this classic visual novel will give you chills.

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Original release date: September 22, 2017
Console release date: June 30, 2021

Developed by: Team Salvato
Published by: Team Salvato
Available at: Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft Windows, Steam, Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Psychological Horror, Visual Novel, Romance

Average time of one game: 1 hour

Estimate of the total duration of the game: Between 5am and 6am.

Themes: Romance, Horror, Visual Novel, Japan

Business model: Need to buy the game once. Expansions are available for console gaming

Number of players:
This game can be played alone

Available in physical format (blu-ray and cartridge) or digital (download on the console)

Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
Orange Green Gauge

This game is not very difficult to play. It requires some thoughts for some puzzles in the game, but it plays very well.

Violence, fear, nudity?
Red Orange Gauge

There’s a lot of blood and gore. There is intense violence, suggestive themes and vulgar language. You play a character whose girls in the club try to have romantic interactions. There are themes of suicide and very intense violence. There are some fairly graphic references to emotional abuse and mental health.

Language level used
Jauge Rouge Ecran Partage

Coarse language is used in this game. Some dialogues contain rather crude languages with suggestive themes.

Positive message

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is a very original game, which uses the visual novel style to become a fairly interesting horror game. In addition, they use the fourth wall, in order to get out of interest with the player.

Minimum reading level required
Red Orange Gauge

Needs to understand and read well, because the universe is a bit complex and difficult to follow at times. In addition, there is a lot of reading and choices to be made.

Additional costs ?
Orange Green Gauge

There are no announced expansions for this game yet.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Orange Green Gauge

There aren’t many button choices to learn to master this game.

Principle of the game

You play as a young man whose name you choose. He is introduced by Sayori to a reading club with three other young women. The main character has the choice of having romantic interactions with all the girls.

Although the game looks very romantic at first, the player sees things that don’t hold up in the first chapter. Then, abruptly at the end of the first chapter, the game takes a dramatic turn.

Betrayals between friends, characters who commit suicide, the game that does not seem to work properly … This little game will make you live full of emotions!

Local game modes

The game can be played alone in order to make the main campaign.

Online gaming modes

There is no online game mode.


Since its release, new extensions have been released with new stories and music. Here is a link to understand the differences with the original game.


The game takes on a fairly popular romance style and knows how to turn it into a super interesting horror game. Personally, I find it quite creative and very original. Like what, it does not take great graphics to make a good horror game.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the website of Team Salvato

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