Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was released earlier this year and received high praise from various critics including myself. While popular titles generally are given sequels, English speaking audiences were able to benefit from the fact that both the first game and its sequel were already available in Japan at the time, and now seven months later Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has been released for fans to enjoy. Does this sequel manage to be unique enough to set itself apart from its predecessor while also maintaining the same level of quality? That is the question."