Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse Reviews

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
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5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse nails the look of a comic strip, but its gameplay is just as paper thin.

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7 / 10
Mar 11, 2021

Freakpocalypse moves the Cyanide & Happiness universe into the gaming sphere much more effectively than its predecessor. Its main story arc of finding a prom date for its hero Coop works well as a narrative thread to hold together all manner of tasteless nonsense. The game is being advertised as the first of a trilogy and has enough to see and interact with to satisfy its core audience. The relatively low price and time investment of around ten hours are inviting, but I suspect the subject matter and confounding frustrations brought on by genre design tropes will put off the general gaming audience at large.

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GameMAG
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5 / 10
Apr 4, 2021

Although the episode ends with an interesting cliffhanger, the game itself turned out to be mediocre, so we have no desire to wait another couple of years for the second episode to appear.

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75 / 100
Mar 22, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse isn’t going to blow you away. It’s certainly not going to have you reaching for the medicine cabinet, though. I suppose much of what you get out of CH: F will depend on your ability to take a joke. The gameplay won’t be what keeps you coming back, but Coop’s story has much left to be told, and I’ll be there for the sequel. The rub is that if Explosm doesn’t bring their A-game for episode two, I’ll probably take a swing at Coop, myself.

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7.6 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse is a game made for C&H's fans, rather than point&click lovers, and it's okay. The game's mechanics act as a stimulus, prompting the player to talk to all the characters and examine every single part of the setting, enjoying the surreal dialogues and absurd descriptions that dot the game. I don't know if everybody can appreciate it, but if you like dark humor and you're not afraid of BDSM teachers, bullies and delusional weirdos, this is a point&click adventure that may fit your lovely taste.

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GameXplain
GameXplain
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Disliked
Mar 11, 2021
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3.9 / 5.0
Mar 28, 2021

You've read the comic strips. You've watched the videos... now play the game: Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse marks the series' first video game adventure. But is this apocalypse one to experience, or are you better off avoiding the adventure? The world might end in the game, but the series is just getting started.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse stays true to the zany antics and dark humor of the franchise, and packages it as a point-and-click adventure that makes absolutely no sense (but that's actually okay). It may not appeal to players who have no clue about the franchise, but it's bound to be an absolute delight for fans-or anyone who appreciates a twisted joke every now and then.

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DVS Gaming
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 22, 2021

Really, you’ll get more mileage out of the game if you’re a fan of the series. Freakpocalypse makes it clear from the start that it’s not for everyone, and some may not even see it through to its end depending on how much you can stomach. But the development team stayed loyal to the comic’s material, and there are some good moments – and laughs – to take in here if you can weather the storm. Plus, honestly, we have to support point-and-click games as much as we can if we want to see them make a comeback. Even if we have to put up with a Freakpocalypse to get there.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2021

Simply put, if you are not a die hard fan of Cyanide & Happiness, you will most likely not enjoy Freakpocalypse.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse is a solid point-and-click adventure game full of adult humor. Fans of the source material or things like South Park will likely enjoy it the most as this style of humor isn’t for everyone. When the other parts of this story come out I do hope they make it a bit more challenging and come up with more content that doesn’t feel so much like fetch quests as those two things are what bothered me the most about this first iteration. Outside of that I enjoyed my time with Coop and look forward to what comes next.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse is a perfectly serviceable point-and-click adventure that offers a lot of opportunities for laughter. However, unless you're a longtime fan of their comics, the jokes can regularly fall flat as they're pumped out in every sentence of dialogue. Between holding to basic mechanics and failing to impress past what is expected, Freakpocalypse forces you to focus on the negatives, even if there aren't that many.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse is an entertaining game with a bittersweet sense of humour. This won't be for everyone as it is entirely reliant on the player enjoying Cyanide & Happiness' trademark cynically crass humour.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2021

People who like casual games and dark, immature humor might enjoy this, but Freakpocalypse was truly designed with the fans in mind. It’s also worth noting that this isn’t a complete game, but rather the first installment in a trilogy. That being said, it will still take you several hours to complete, especially if you take your time exploring and speaking to everyone. While it’s not a challenging game by any means, the absurdist humor is enough to make it enjoyable the whole way through.

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Mar 15, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse Part 1 is lackluster.

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Mar 22, 2021

As a game that stands on its own, I find Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse to be disappointing and a little dull. Yeah, it did tease a few laughs out of me, but nothing to the same degree as the animated shorts available on Youtube or the web comics. And the gameplay doesn’t stand out, either. There are numerous excellent point and click titles out there that are both hilarious and that feature challenging, well-designed puzzles that tickle the grey matter in a most delightful way. Compared to these, Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse is like Cooper himself: kinda boring.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2021

Cyanide & Happiness Freakpocalypse is a point-and-click adventure with all the great comedy one comes to expect from the comics and animations. The story is great and there are many hidden funny gems to discover and unlock. With great voice acting and dialogue, this is a great opening to what is bound to be a fun trilogy.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2021
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