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We Happy Few

Rating Summary

Based on 105 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

20%

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Based on 105 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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IGN

7.3 / 10.0
IGN

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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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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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Recent News

We Happy Few has been invaded by robots in the new DLC

We Happy Few has been invaded by robots in the new DLC

They Came from Below is out now.

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Gearbox tease another game, maybe involving Penn & Teller?

Gearbox tease another game, maybe involving Penn & Teller?

Fingers crossed for Desert Bus 2.

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We Happy Few Developer Reveals Why They Joined Microsoft

We Happy Few Developer Reveals Why They Joined Microsoft

Microsoft recently bought We Happy Few developer Compulsion Games earlier this year. In a new interview, they explained why they joined Microsoft and why they think the console maker is investing in new developers.

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We’re Streaming We Happy Few and Giving Away a PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch!

We’re Streaming We Happy Few and Giving Away a PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch!

We're live playing We Happy Few on Twitch. Come and watch to be in with a chance of winning a PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch!

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We Happy Few Update: Patch Notes and Bug Fixes

We Happy Few Update: Patch Notes and Bug Fixes

Even though it is not out yet, there is a We Happy Few update. The patch notes give slight details on the update, which contains some much-needed bug fixes.

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Get an Early Look at We Happy Few with Compulsion Games on IGN Plays Live

Get an Early Look at We Happy Few with Compulsion Games on IGN Plays Live

We're streaming two hours of We Happy Few with Compulsion Games today on IGN Plays Live!

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We Happy Few Post-Launch Content, Sandbox Mode Detailed

We Happy Few Post-Launch Content, Sandbox Mode Detailed

Compulsion Games has detailed the post-launch plans for its upcoming title, We Happy Few.

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Here are the Hottest Upcoming August 2018 Games

Here are the Hottest Upcoming August 2018 Games

Contrary to popular convention, the list of August 2018 games is filled with a wide variety of promising titles. This is last breather before the onslaught of AAA releases coming this September.

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Complete Guide to We Happy Few Preorder Bonuses and Collector's Edition

Complete Guide to We Happy Few Preorder Bonuses and Collector's Edition

We Happy Few comes out August 10 for PS4 and Xbox One.

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New We Happy Few Trailer offers a confusing lesson in happiness | PC Gamer

New We Happy Few Trailer offers a confusing lesson in happiness | PC Gamer

Shows off new playable characters and more footage of mechanics.

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