About this game
Content Rating: Mature
From the creators of the critically acclaimed Steins; Gate comes a sensational new visual novel: CHAOS;CHILD. Set in Shibuya in 2015, a group of high school students who survived an earthquake six years ago find themselves at the centre of a new series of bizarre murders in the city. Play as Takuru, an arrogant senior, who is the first to notice a pattern in the supernatural deaths around him. With the help of his friends, he goes to the crime scenes and hopes to discover the killer's identity before the police, at his own risk...
Critic Reviews16 Reviews
James Galizio — Oct 16, 2017
Chaos;Child tells a heartbreaking tale of murder, delusions, and what drives a person. It's a painful tale, but one that very well may stick with you forever.
Jade Sayers — Oct 19, 2017
Chaos;Child is a great example of a visual novel done right. Its interesting and engaging storyline keeps you wanting more, with the characters lifting an already good game to another level. Some dynamics miss the mark slightly, but ultimately add to the bigger picture and widen the scope of the plot in general, so they're worth persevering with across multiple playthroughs.
Tyler Treese — Oct 16, 2017
Chaos;Child is an incredibly dark commentary on the failings of modern day society. Both the benefits and drawbacks of the technology that keeps us all connected is touched upon, and it’s not afraid of using its characters to make a point. While the twists and turns wind up going down a sci-fi heavy route in its back half, Chaos;Child never forgets that the main issues are societal. This is a visual novel that’ll leave you thinking long after the ending has occurred.
Nick Meekham — Oct 11, 2017
The problem I personally had with Chaos;Child was that visual novels have moved on since their inception and this game is clearly stuck in the past. If anything, this game did inspire me to either join a hare krishna or Amish community, or call up my top 5 worst ex-girlfriends and forgive them. While I wanted to delve deeper into the mystery, the suspense killed me. If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to treat my hangover and seek a therapist for traumatic stress.
Azario Lopez — Oct 13, 2017
Chaos;Child is a visual novel that needs to be taken slowly and digested over a few days. There are still scenes that I can’t stop thinking about because of how graphic and powerful they were. Steins;Gate sets the bar really high for me and Chaos;Child is the first visual novel in a long time to come so close to that emotional of impact on my mental state.
Chris Mc — Oct 23, 2017
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Blake Hawthorn — Oct 26, 2017
While Chaos;Child doesn't do much to innovate the genre at all, I can't deny that the story, sound and art are incredible. Although, the Delusion trigger system feels pointless and changes next to nothing. This doesn't damage the story or any other aspect of the game, but is disappointing. Any fans of the series or graphic novels will thoroughly enjoy this game.
André Eriksson — Jan 02, 2018
Chaos;Child is a deviously clever visual novel from start to finish. It plays the reader like a fiddle by presenting all the ingredients for a mystery novel, but without some of the necessary tools to solve it. A megalomaniac mystery fan will look for a logical solution finding none as the important pieces are hidden away from the protagonist, and by extension, the reader.
Miguel Moran — Oct 10, 2017
Chaos;Child delivers a disturbing and engaging story that not only stands on it’s own, but helps to expand the worlds of other parts of the Science Adventure Series. It’s just a shame that it takes so long to experience that story, and that the choices you make to find every piece of info and characterization are weirdly designed. Chaos;Child isn’t as good as Steins;Gate at the end of the day, but a more memorable cast of characters and a more distinctive art style would help future entries stand alongside Steins;Gate instead than behind it.
Derek Heemsbergen — Oct 25, 2017
Chaos;Child is a grim, gory murder mystery that could have been brilliant with some judicious edits to its content and pacing.
Sergio Martín — Oct 16, 2017
Debido a su particular estilo de juego, evidentemente esta obra de Mages y 5pb no gustará a todo el mundo. Pero dentro del género de las novelas visuales se trata de un representante magnífico, que sigue el camino abierto por Steins;Gate (y su secuela) y nos sumerge en una trama de increíbles dimensiones que nos puede mantener pegados a la pantalla durante muchísimas horas.
Elias Sampayo — Nov 21, 2017
Dentro del registro propio de las novelas visuales, este juego resalta por aspecto argumentales y por sus personajes, que pueden ser irritantes. Chaos; Child tiene una narrativa muy convincente, buen apartado artístico y un diseño de personajes bastante bueno. Los fanáticos de las novelas visuales y el misterio lo disfrutarán, sin duda.
Ramón Varela — Oct 17, 2017
Su historia de misterio y asesinatos –nunca demasiado explícitos gráficamente, pero sí impactantes- mantendrá a los aficionados interesados en la trama. Requiere nuestra paciencia e imaginación, dejarse llevar por el ambiente juvenil o la crueldad de unas muertes que se apoyan principalmente en la descripción y nuestra imaginación. Hay mejores novelas visuales en el mercado, como Steins;Gate 0 o ya mezclando géneros, la saga Danganronpa, pero Chaos;Child cubre perfectamente este nicho del mercado.
Meristation — Oct 26, 2017
En todo caso, Chaos;Child puede ser fácilmente una de las mejores novelas visuales de los últimos años, recomendada para todos los fans que tengan el tiempo y las fuerzas para poder adentrarse en este mundo, The Chaos World.
Silent Jay — Jan 21, 2018
Chaos; Child est un Visual Novel dans la plus pure tradition, sûr de ses forces et conscient de ses faiblesses. Récit uchronique palpitant, visuels 2D et bande originale parfaitement maîtrisés, personnages complexes… ce titre est le digne successeur des productions 5pb.Games. Sans révolutionner le genre, le studio japonais saupoudre l’aventure d’interactions et de phases de gameplay sans jamais se risquer au hors-piste. Chaos; Child est à la hauteur de nos attentes, ni plus ni moins.
Gianluca Arena — Oct 10, 2017
Chaos;Child prosegue la tradizione dei prodotti appartenenti alla serie Science Adventure di 5pb, proponendo una storia incredibilmente affascinante, una serie di misteri insondabili e un cast di protagonisti che, pur poggiando sugli stereotipi classici della narrativa giapponese, è capace di evolversi e di rivelarsi molto più sfaccettato di quanto inizialmente si possa pensare.