Percentile Rank

Chaos;Child is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

PSX Brasil
98 / 100
98 / 100
Nov 18, 2017

Chaos;Child brings an amazing story to the world of SciADV titles, approaching a genre yet unseen by western players in this series. Despite having localization and a few structure issues, Chaos;Child is possibly the best visual novel released for console in the last few years.

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Chaos;Child tells a heartbreaking tale of murder, delusions, and what drives the essence of person. It's a painful tale, but one that very well may stick with you forever.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 11, 2017

Chaos;Child is a smart crime fiction/ science fiction mix that might be a little too subtle for its own good. It's a demanding game, not because it's difficult or has gamey elements, but rather because it asks for complete focus and imagination from its players. Thankfully, with a core theme that is both poignant and fundamentally interesting, this is a game that I've been more than willing to make that commitment to.

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RPG Site
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 21, 2019

Chaos;Child comes to PC, and we take a dive into Chaos World to see how the Visual Novel holds up.

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PS3Blog.net
90%
90%
Dec 28, 2017

CHAOS;CHILD is not a game that holds back – it has gritty, almost horror-like themes on offer, with casualties, loss and dead ends that get in the way.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

Chaos;Child is another fantastic entry in the Science Adventure series from MAGES and 5pb. that is a must play for visual novel fans.

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Player.One
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

If you're a fan of visual novels -- and you have a strong stomach and a reliable night-light -- Chaos;Child needs to be on your must-play list.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
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.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
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.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

Chaos;Child is yet another great entry in the Science Adventure series, with a peculiar but believable cast of characters and a story that will unravel in the less expected ways. An easy recommednation for visual novel fans.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2017

Chaos;Child is a rather intense addition to the Science Adventure genre, but it’s still an excellent time all around. Sporting a devilishly clever story with plenty of twists and turns, and packed to the brim with raw emotion, this isn’t a Visual Novel that you’ll want to miss.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
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.

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Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 27, 2017

Featuring a dark atmosphere with some moving moments (and a few touches of immaturity here and there), it’s been a long time since a visual novel has grabbed me as much as this one did. Even with the weaker final quarter, this is a story that comes highly recommended.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 21, 2017

Chaos;Child is not just a visual novel but a commentary on how technology has changed our lives. The game excels at story telling and presents a dynamic branching narrative offering sufficient replay value.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
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.

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IGN Spain
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

And interesting adventure with lots of hours to think about its deep plot, unstable characters and a great environment.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
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.

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RPG Fan
75%
75%
Dec 6, 2017

Chaos;Child is, for better or worse, a 5pb visual novel.

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Pure Playstation
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

CHAOS;CHILD is an exciting visual novel about a group of high school kids who are investigating a series of murders. Although the beginning is a little slow and the translation could use a little polishing, it delivers on a great story with many twists that fans of the genre will really enjoy

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 2, 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. It might seem insane and risky, but it works extremely well and creates a memorable read that, while perhaps annoying for some due to certain choices made during the prose, will impress many others. Like most visual novels, it is not a crowd-pleaser, but for the intended audience it is a must read, and one that will not easily be forgotten.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
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.

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GameSpew
60%
60%
Oct 23, 2017

Ultimately, if you're already a fan of lengthy visual novels then Chaos;Child is worth investigating but if not, this isn't the game to introduce you to the genre.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
Destructoid

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

As it is currently, Chaos;Child did not make me feel under either a positive nor a negative delusion.

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