Higurashi – When They Cry

Higurashi - When They Cry

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa (based on the village of Shirakawa, Gifu, a World Heritage Site),which has a population of approximately 2,000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryuugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.

181 Responses to “Higurashi – When They Cry”

  1. megumi:

    it says i have to download it using ilivid ? and it’s not working because i have i livid and it keeps on telling me to download i livid witch i already have installed ? so please help me :(?

    • History with this:

      Then you’re clicking the wrong link, you do not need livid to use this, check to make sure you have the right link, it should not have a tiny blue arrow in the corner of it.

  2. Yurara:

    1st, click on the \DA-Free: Game Download\ then click on Higurashi part1. On the next page that will appear, dont click on the Big \Download normal\ or \Download Premium\ buttons. Click on the \tel?chargement libre\ button (it means free download in french.) Next page that appears, write the captcha thingy and wait 120 seconds then click on the \creent le lien de tel?chargement\. Your download should start not long after you did that. Do the same thing for higurashi part2. I hope i helped.

    • D3ATHbyD3FUALT:

      I tried that just now and the thing said my download was generating but it never started downloading. Do hope the PS2 patch will be up soon.

  3. Konata:

    How do you exactly deal with part files? Do you simply put them altogether into one folder?

  4. Simon:

    I really want to play (read?) this but am having problems downloading it – every time I try extracting the part files I keep getting “File is Broken” so nothing works – what do I do?

  5. ripperhf:

    I’m downloading this since the one I have contains only the first 3 arcs and I want to play it all soon.Still,thanks a lot for the downloads 😀

  6. Soritu:

    I Dloaded this and I only got 3 chapters wheres the 4th one?

  7. D3ATHbyD3FUALT:

    I really need a quick tutorial on this, it just wont let me download them. Keeps saying its generating but nothing happens.


    I downloaded it but I have to idea how to open it. It has given me a choice from windows media player, winRaR archiver, adobe reader 9.1, internet explorer, kingsoft powerpoint and a few others. I have tried the first 3 and they didnt work. I tried another and it didnt even open to tell me that it isnt working. im soooo fed up can someone please tell me what to use to open it. thanks

    • Anonymous:

      Well, I doubt you’re still checking up on this, but if you are, you have to use 7-zip, winrar, or a similar application to unarchive the .rar files.

      Just look up how to unarchive .rar’s on google.

  9. RiKanna:

    It has the original BGM?

  10. Otaku-Sama:

    Thanks for the game.
    Can you upload the minigames / the japanese version with the minigame patch?

  11. Bluerosebud:

    Hi ^^; This might sound annoying, but I was wondering about these downloads and the fact that they look free, but you also provided a link to another site where you could buy the game. If I download this game free, will I not have all the content or will I be optionally pirating it, or…?

    • admin:

      Yes, all the games posted here are 100% free. “Buy the game” links, as in description, are optional if you liked the free ( pirated ) version of the game and want to support game creator company afterwards.

  12. D-Pooly:

    It always says that i need to wait 3 minutes and 33 seconds, but i didnt download anything recently…

  13. Melonie:

    Part two isn’t working for me-
    It says it’s broken…
    Anyway to fix that? I’m redownloading it but I don’t know if it’ll work.

  14. Soundwave:

    Im curios but where can I get the VA for this version or will I go having to look all over the place for it or is there no VA’s on this version like ive heard?

  15. Anonymous:

    Is there a crack?

  16. niponyo:

    when i try to download higurashi the download always fails and tells me there was a network error. it does this with umineko too

  17. Taelove:

    ok, I downloaded it and everything, but it’s only giving me the first 3 chapters. Chapter 4 seems to be missing? Or do I have to play through them all to unlock chapter 4? Please help, I don’t know what wrong.

  18. novaghoul:

    nice hentai vn, thx for uploading this!

  19. OmegaKross:

    Does anyone know if there’s an english patched version of Higurashi Kizuna (the DS port) or Matsuri (the PS2 VN) floating around anywhere?

  20. Naman:


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