Happy Game

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

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7 / 10
Oct 27, 2021

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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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2021

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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9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

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.

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63 / 100
Oct 29, 2021

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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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

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

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60%
Nov 21, 2021

If you don't mind that Happy Game is not a traditional adventure game, but something akin to a short interactive surrealist exhibit, you'll find it to your liking. However for some, even the creativity at display will not outweigh the primitive gameplay and structure and short length.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2021

Happy Game will leave you wanting more yet still be satisfied with its creativity and pure manic sense of being.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

Although the puzzles are not as intricate as Amanita Design’s previous game, the art style and the atmosphere it produces, once again demonstrates that this is one studio that always elevates video games as an art form. Throughout Happy Game you get bombarded with so many eerie scenes that it is totally possible to get psychologically scared which in turn make this a great Halloween gift.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2021

I highly recommend Happy Game, especially if you’re looking for something creepy to play around this time of year. As someone who really enjoyed Chuchel and loves the macabre, Happy Game feels like it was tailor-made for me. It might not be a very long game, only taking about two to three hours to complete, but it’s an inexpensive game and well worth your time. Happy Game is extremely creative, and somehow is equally grotesque and charming. I adored every second of it.

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