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We Happy Few

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Based on 103 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 10, 2018
Xbox OneAug 10, 2018
PCAug 10, 2018

Developer: Compulsion Games

Genres: Survival, Adventure, RPG

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

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We Happy Few - Announcement Trailer


7.3 / 10.0

We Happy Few's focus on story over survival is a good choice, and at its best when dropping bombshells of truth that the drugged people of Wellington Wells have tried so hard to ignore. In its Early Access, I felt like wandering between procedurally-generated islands to stay alive wasted the intriguing setting and premise of its opening act. Now, exploring segments designed to reveal We Happy Few's secrets are both fun and rewarding. Although survival and crafting are fairly manageable, running through randomly generated towns, streets, or abandoned fields unfortunately shows that We Happy Few can't hide from the ghost of its own past, no matter how much Joy you take.

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PC Gamer

60 / 100
PC Gamer

A jog-fest with sluggish combat and inconsistent stealth, but a story that will pull you toward the end anyway.

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No Recommendation / Blank

An ambitious, stylish and savage takedown of British hubris, but clunky crafting, collecting and combat make for a somewhat dull game.

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Easy Allies

6 / 10.0
Easy Allies

We Happy Few's disturbing dystopia is held back by half-baked concepts and tedious combat.

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