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Chaos;Child cover
DMM 5pb.
Steam Spike Chunsoft
MAGES. Engine
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2016
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 80
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Relaxed
Perspectives First-person
Controls Menu-based
Genres Visual novel
Art styles Anime
Themes Contemporary, Detective/mystery, Japan, Horror, Supernatural
Series Science Adventure
Chaos;Child on HowLongToBeat
Chaos;Child on IGDB
Chaos;Child guide on StrategyWiki
Chaos;Child on MobyGames
Chaos;Child on Wikipedia
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Anonymous;Code 2023

Chaos;Child is a horror detective/mystery visual novel and the fourth mainline entry in the Science Adventure series developed by 5pb. It is a thematic sequel to Chaos;Head NoAH.

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Visual Novel Database article
Kiri Kiri Basara - An English fan site and news resource for the Science Adventure series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Japan only.
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The Japanese-only DMM release suffers from several technical issues, such as broken lip sync and crashing when pausing right before voiced lines. It has since been obsoleted by the Steam and GOG releases.

Essential improvements

Improvement patch

Install Chaos;Child Steam Patch
A general overall improvement patch that includes many fixes and improvements for translation, image and audio quality as well as an improved font and typography for the visual novel text.
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip folder.
  2. Run CCPatch-Installer.exe. Note: the patch installer will play music.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_dmm\CHAOS CHILD
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\CHAOS CHILD\eng
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/970570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_dmm\CHAOS CHILD
Steam %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\mages_steam\CHAOS CHILD\eng
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/970570/pfx/[Note 1]
80 save slots and 48 quicksave slots available.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


In-game general and graphics settings.
In-game general and graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 1920x1080.
Field of view (FOV)
Toggle in menu or with F11 or Alt+ Enter
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Game must be started from launcher, which can't be navigated with a controller.
Controller remapping
Controller controls can be remapped in the launcher.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Keyboard and mouse prompts only.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Has scrambled controls when Steam Input controller configurations are disabled.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for voices, music and sound effects with additional sliders for each individual character's voices.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) or higher
System memory (RAM) 4 GB or more (onboard GPU) or 3 GB (discrete GPU)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Minimum resolution of 1280x720
Listed CPU and GPU requirements equate to Intel Core i5-3475S.
Despite the listed HDD requirement, the actual installation size after download is 8 GB.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/970570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (970570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.