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  • genre adventure / tpp / modern
  • download size 294 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 73 user ratings.
  • release date May 21, 2014
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Vagabond Dog / Devolver Digital
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 5 avatars
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • A story-driven experience focusing on relationships and emotional bonds rather than traditional RPG combat and adventuring.
  • Choose from characters of different gender, race, and sexual preference and live through the common experiences and unique hardships of each based on your selection.
  • Each playthrough is filled with a staggering number of diverging paths that can be discovered through both overt actions and subtle choices in conversation.


Out of money and out of luck you find yourself heart broken and on the verge of collapse. Your landlord's taken the key back, you can't finish your manuscript, and your beloved is marrying someone else. With no choice but to handle whatever life throws at you, you set out on the open road on a mission to win back the love of your life. The story from there is up to you. Can your life be salvaged, or are we always sometimes monsters?

“Always Sometimes Monsters is a game in which every choice matters. While it may echo some of the mundaneness of real life, players have complete freedom in their gameplay choices, though each choice comes with consequences down the line.”
Mashable (Preview)

“Choices have life-or-death options...I found myself walking on eggshells to avoid making a choice that I'd regret.” (Preview)

Content Warning: Always Sometimes Monsters has content dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, mental health, sexual assault, child abuse, animal abuse, drug abuse, and suicide.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.21

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Not all its cracked up to be

Posted on 2014-05-23 18:20:13 bywhorlwind's avatarwhorlwind:

Played through the game a couple times, and I was disappointed. All the supposed moral choices pretty much come down to steal or don't steal, with a couple of chances to be a real bastard, but ultimately all are meaningless. No real feeling of change in character arc, no substantial changes in life course based on what you decide. I suppose this could be justified as some pseudo-philosophicalread more discourse on fate being predetermined, but it just feels like lazy writing.

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I like it, but I wish it was better

Posted on 2014-05-24 10:56:16 byderpington1337.784's avatarderpington1337.784:

I got it yesterday, and played it since. Yet to finish it, but the game hints me that I am almost there, just a small boxing match in the way. The game starts with a blast, you can do lots of stuff, the choices are there, the possibilities make it look like a maze, which is a good thing. But here comes the big problem with the game, the further you go, you can do less and less,read more and I'm afraid it's not because you lock yourself to a route, it's just that there isn't much to do, the further you go. Even random NPCs to chat with get scarce.
It's worth the money, I'll give it that, it's pretty unique and I'm glad it exists. How can I express it, well, I just wish it was better, had more substance. I hope more games like this pop up.

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A different and pleasant gaming experience

Posted on 2014-05-22 04:12:50 byKittyKay's avatarKittyKay:

I adore this game. I intended to play it for a few minutes after I got it and ended up dumping a few hours of my time into it.
What you get out of it all depends on how you decide to play. There are a number of different paths you can take in the game which means you can play it repeatedly and have very different experiences.
I really enjoy playing this. I haven't finished itread more (I'm still too busy wandering around) but I do intend to go back into the game and play again as various characters.
It's very story driven and there's a lot of dialogue so if you aren't a fan of that this may not be the game for you, but I think it's definitely worth checking out.

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