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Happy Game

Amanita Design
Oct 28, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Shacknews
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
ZTGD
6.5 / 10
Everyeye.it
9 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10
Oyungezer Online
7.5 / 10
New Game Network
63 / 100
SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Happy Game

Those looking for a short, unsettling stroll can find one with Happy Game. One thing to note about it is that it's a short romp, able to be completed in just a few hours. There's nothing that would make me want to revisit it, but I certainly can't fault it for what it is: a seasonal treat filled with tricks.

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Happy Game is a point and click adventure certainly effective in terrifying the player, less in his playful.

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I’m not sure whether to recommend Happy Game or not. I think most people will be disappointed with its short play time and easier puzzles. Any fan of Amanita will definitely find joy in this new direction for the studio but will maybe be let down in comparison to past titles’ puzzles. In short, Happy Game is good, people should play it, but wait for a sale.

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Happy Game rests its foundations on a solid, intriguing and stimulating puzzle design and then leaves room for the artists, free to disturb, reworking reassuring, sunny shapes, objects and creatures, in their deviated, deformed and repulsive version. A world of phobias that should reject but that instead attracts, inducing a magnetic morbidity, linked to the curiosity to see how far the developers have gone.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Well… as positive as a game about waking nightmares can be, at least. Even with the sometimes overly simplified minute to minute gameplay, the art direction and sound design are masterful to a point that pulls this game up to a higher level than it would likely be if it had been in the hands of a less noteworthy developer. Those looking for a short, simple game that will work hard to creep you out and disturb you over the course of about two hours will likely come out of Happy Game happy, but those hoping for something more in line with a game like Machinarium have a chance of walking away at least slightly disappointed.

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No one else could make a game like Happy Game but Amanita. Although it fails in terms of story, no one can pour water on creativity, atmosphere, uniqueness and abstraction.

Review in Turkish | Read full review

Despite the alluring and violent art, Happy Game is dragged down by simple and random puzzles, annoying screen flashes, and awkward interactions.

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Short but unique puzzle adventure with nightmares from Czech studio Amanita.

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