Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Guide

Unlock Side Stories PLUS+ More! [Partial Spoilers] for Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Unlock Side Stories PLUS+ More! [Partial Spoilers]


This is a port of my original DDLC guide with added changes exclusively for DDLC Plus! So if you’re new to DDLC or returning for the side stories, this guide is FOR YOU!All spoilers are indicated by thisFOR BEGINNERS: It is highly recommended that you play your first game of DDLC blind. This means going into the game with little to no information or awareness what-so-ever, this will make for the best experience. After your game, feel free to visit this guide for more options!


Hello and welcome back! If you are entirely new to DDLC, I would recommend reading this guide AFTER your first blind playthrough. If you are not new to DDLC, feel free to skip ahead to the section “Unlock Side Stories”.

All spoilers will be on the right hand margin out of accidentally hover’s reach, for those who may just want to sneak a peek. They will be indicated as >>so<<.

I hope you enjoy!
If there’s anything I missed, feel free to leave a comment about it. Guide will be updated in case anything more comes to light.

Unlock Side Stories

This section is recommened to be read through by those who have went through one full blind game of DDLC

So, Basically, to unlock the rest of the side stories you simply have to achieve the “Happy Ending” of the base game, writing poems for all the girls and unlocking their special CG’s. Below is how to achieve the ‘Happy Ending’.
As many of you might have noticed, DDLC Plus is a little different than the original when it comes to accessing files. Instead of going into your steam library and opening the file folder, you simply press ESC. during the game, select “Exit DDLC” and confirm ‘Yes’. It will take you to a mock OS system where at the bottom left corner you’ll find a list of options upon selecting the start menu. Selecting ‘Files’ will lead you exactly to where you need to go.

“Happy” Ending.

There is a long process to achieve this ending, please go into the settings within the game and click “unsceen text” and “after choices” under skip to avoid pauses while skipping.

Proceed to ‘Exit DDLC’, and upon reaching the mock OS home screen, select the start menu and the Files tab. You will see a selection labeled “Reset”, select the file and click “Open” at the bottom right corner of the menu.

  • Start a new game.

For this game, you will need to experience all of Sayori’s, Yuri’s, and Natsuki’s CG’s. An example of such images are as below:

    At the start of your new game, Proceed to skip all dialogue until you reach the first poem writing prompt. You will want to hit Esc — Settings — Select “Skip Unseen Text” to fasten the pace.

  • Create a save file for the first poem.

It is critically important after achieving every CG you revert back to this save file before Sayori’s death, If you fail to revert back and experience this, the game will corrupt and you will have to start from the beginning.

Detailed instructions for each girl will be below the table.

It is recommended you go for either Sayori or Natsuki in the first two run throughs.

Dedicating the words in your poems to entirely either one will guarantee to unlock all their CG’s, As well as choosing them first to show your poem too.
For your convenience, Here is a table of each keyword and correlation to each girl. Use the keywords to dedicate your poem to whomever’s route you decide to take first.

Originally posted by author:

The following organized keywords credited to Velmesh and her poem keyword guide in association with several other steam users. Please visit Her guide and give thanks.

Adventure, Alone, Amazing, Awesome, Bed, Beauty, Bliss, Broken, Calm, Charm, Cheer, Childhood, Clumsy, Color, Comfort, Cry, Dance, Dark, Daydream, Dazzle, Death, Defeat, Depression, Embrace, Empty, Excitement, Extraordinary, Family, Fear, Feather, Fireflies, Fireworks, Flower, Flying, Forgive, Friends, Fun, Grief, Happiness, Heart, Holiday, Hope, Hopeless, Hurt, Joy, Laugh, Lazy, Loud, Love, Lucky, Marriage, Memories, Misery, Misfortune, music, Nature, Ocean, Passion, Peaceful, Pain, Party, Play, Prayer, Precious, Promise, Rainbow, Raincloud, Romance, Rose, Sadness, Scars, Shame, Silly, Sing, Smile, Sparkle, Special, Sunny, Sunset, Sweet, Tears, Together, Tragedy, Treasure, Unrequited, Vacation, Warm, Wonderful.
Anger, Anime, Blanket, Boop, Bouncy, Bubbles, Bunny, Candy, Cheeks, Chocolate, Clouds, Cute, Doki doki, Games, Giggle, Email, Fantasy, Fluffy, Hair, Hop, Headphones, Heartbeat, Jump, Jumpy, Lipstick, Kawaii, Kiss, Kitty, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Melody, Milk, Mouse, Nibble, Nightgown, Papa, Parfait, Peace, Pink, Playground, Poof, Pout, Pure, Puppy, Ribbon, Swimsuit, Shiny, Shopping, Skipping, Socks, Spinning, Sticky, Strawberry, Sugar, Summer, Twirl, Waterfall, Whisper, Whistle, Valentine, Vanilla.
Afterimage, Agonizing, Ambient, Analysis, Anxiety, Atone, Aura, Breathe, Cage, Captive, Climax, Contamination, Covet, Crimson, Desire, Destiny, Determination, Disarray, Disaster, Disoriented, Despise, Disown, Dream, Effulgent, Electricity, Entropy, Essence, Eternity, Existence, Explode, Extreme, Fester, Fickle, Flee, Frightening, Graveyard, Heavensent, Horror, Imagination, Incapable, Incongruent, Infallible, Inferno, Infinite, Insight, Intellectual, Journey, Judgment, Lust, Landscape, Massacre, Meager, Melancholy, Philosophy, Pleasure, Portrait, Question, Raindrops, Secretive, Sensation, Starscape, Suicide, Tenacious, Time, Uncontrollable, Uncanny, Unending, Universe, Unrestrained, Unstable, Variance, Vertigo, Vibrant, Vitality, Vivacious, Vivid, Whirlwind, Wrath.

  • Dedicate each poem to her.
  • Choose her first to share your poem with.
  • It is essential you accept Sayori’s love confession to gain the last CG on her route.
  • After accepting reciprocating her love for you back, please restore your game to the poem save file.

  • Dedicate each poem to her.
  • Choose her first to share your poem with.
  • Select her to work on festival preperations with.
  • Once you have reached Sayori’s love confession, revert to your poem save file.

Yuri and End Game
  • Once you have finished Sayori and Natsuki, you can proceed to dedicate your poems to Yuri, select her to share poems with first and choose her to work on festival preperations with.
  • Reach Sayori’s confession, and select to either accept her confession or reject it. Spoiler alert for those who have not played at all, do not hover over if so. Sayori will hang herself the next morning either way.
  • You may proceed with Act 2 of the game

This is when your settings on skipping will be important.
Skip through the entirety of Act 2, until you reach the room alone with Monika where she is staring at you, This is Monika’s CG..
Deleting Monika’s chr. file is a little different now. You must wait for her first monologue and first poem minigame to properly delete her file. Proceed as you would to exit to the mock OS main screen and select ‘Files’. Go into the characters folder and select her .chr file. Select ‘delete’ at the bottom left corner and confirm. Proceed to select the base DDLC game to continue.
Upon the game resetting, start a new game and go forward. When you and Sayori are speaking alone, you can now experience this “Happy” Ending.

Want some secrets and hidden content?

Check out my original Ultimate Guide to DDLC for the full scope of all the hidden secrets and content within the base DDLC game!