Always Sometimes Monsters

Always Sometimes Monsters
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Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Windows
  • A deeply engaging story
  • Meaningful choices
  • A multitude of possible playthroughs

Your life is in tatters. Out of money, your book unfinished, you crash hard on the street evicted by your landlord. And the love of your life invites you to her wedding in 30 days - as a guest.
Try to win her back. Or give up. Or just keep on living. The choice is yours, at least that's what some types say to those down on their luck.
Isn't life sweet?

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.


A story-driven experience focusing on relationships and emotional bonds rather than traditional RPG combat and adventuring. Indecision is your enemy and empathy is your weapon in a quest to earn one last chance to win back the love of your life.

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. NPCs may treat you differently based on your gender, race, or sexual preference opening and closing different paths along the way.

Each playthrough is filled with a staggering number of diverging paths that can be discovered through both overt actions and subtle choices in conversation. The journey you experience will be tailored to your personal ethical compass as your decisions both conscious and subconscious change your fate.

While many titles claim to feature it, Always Sometimes Monsters is a narrative adventure truly about choices and how through either action or inaction the course of your characters life will be changed.

- Gaming Trend

Always Sometimes Monsters isn't the first game to get clever with morality. It's not the first game that's had a few grey areas. It also isn't about either of those. It's about perspective. It's about empathy. It's about who we are and why we do what we do. That narrative is one of contradiction and hypocrisy, because that's what real people are about.

- Eurogamer

In an era of video games where story and emotion get looked over in favor of frame rate and resolution, we need more games like ASM to validate the legitimacy of this art form and encourage the rest of the industry to mature in the same fashion.

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Game info

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Developer: Vagabond Dog

Release date: 21.05.2014


Processor: Intel / AMD 2.0 GHz
System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics card: 1024 x 768 desktop resolution or better



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