The 257th Element Free Download (v1.0.6)

Game Overview

In a not-so-distant future, nations invest heavily in scientific research to address food shortages. This leads to the discovery of new elements beyond the 119th. Tokyo scientist Hikojuro Araki creates Araraginium, the 256th element, capable of generating life from nothingness. However, during the inaugural experiment, an unexpected accident scatters Araraginium across Tokyo.

Days later, a strange phenomenon occurs: individuals presumed dead reappear, retaining memories from before their demise. Dubbed Araragi Humans, they emerge from the period between the accident and 72 hours prior.

This story unfolds in Tokyo years later…

  • Shinsei Shonogamigakuen High School: Futuristic and contemporary, this school boasts a striking design. Its rooftop, enclosed by invisible walls, offers a haven for students during breaks.
  • The Island Where Dreams Come True: Emerging post-Araraginium experiment, this Pacific miracle attracts tourists with its enigmatic beauty. Dense mangrove-like forests paint a surreal backdrop.
  • Cafe CHIENYAROU: A haven for Tokimune and friends, this café brims with retro games, manga, and even a bowling alley. Japanese afternoon tea adds to its charm.
  • Araragi Human: Individuals who perished between the accident and 72 hours preceding the Araraginium experiment. Though they appear as ordinary humans, they vanish instantly if no one observes them. To prevent this, the government employs “Invisible Watcher,” discreet surveillance devices installed on most Araragi Humans. Monitored around the clock by the government’s Araragi Watcher organization, these devices ensure their continuous visibility, averting their disappearance.
  • “Elements” in this story: When we refer to “elements” here, it’s not about atoms. “Element” serves as an abstract concept containing properties. For instance, Araraginium isn’t an atom with 256 protons. Elements past the 200th differ greatly from atoms, described by protons and neutrons. Many are comprised of minuscule elements smaller than protons and invisible elements. These are known as Gaia elements. The detailed explanation of Gaia elements is too complex for high school students, so we won’t delve into it. However, Hamakado seems to grasp the concept well. If you’re curious, we suggest asking her.

Installation Instructions

  1. Click the green button below to be redirected to
  2. Wait 15 seconds, then click on the “free download” button. Allow the file transfer to complete (note that speeds may be slower with the free plan; upgrading to UploadHaven Pro will increase speeds).
  3. Once the download is complete, right-click the .zip file and select “Extract to The 257th Element” (To do this you must have 7-Zip, which you can get here).
  4. Open the folder that you just extracted and run the game as administrator.
  5. Enjoy the game! Ensure you run it as an administrator to avoid any issues. If you encounter any missing DLL errors, check the Redist or _CommonRedist folder and install all necessary programs.

Download Links

You can download the full version of this game from the links provided below. Running the game as an administrator is recommended for optimal performance and to avoid save issues.

The 257th Element (v1.0.6)
Size: 2.16 GB


NOTICE:  This game is already pre-installed for you, meaning you don’t have to install it. If you get any missing dll errors, make sure to look for a _Redist or _CommonRedist folder and install directx, vcredist and all other programs in that folder. You need these programs for the game to run. Look for a ‘HOW TO RUN GAME!!.txt’ file for more help. Also, be sure to right click the exe and always select “Run as administrator” if you’re having problems saving the game. Always disable your anti virus before extracting the game to prevent it from deleting the crack files. If you need additional help, click here

System Requirements

  • OS *: Windows 7/8/10/11
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.4GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 4 GB available space