We Happy Few

Rating Summary

Based on 112 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 112 critic reviews
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Aug 9, 2018

Despite the performance issues, We Happy Few is a must-own title for any gamer who loves survival open world titles and quality world building. Unless your PC doesn't meet the minimum specifications (visible on the Steam page) there is no reason not to pick this fantastic game up as soon as possible.

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Aug 9, 2018

There may be a few rough spots here and there, but the polished interior just beneath the surface of this stealth/horror/survival mashup is very bright indeed.

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9 / 10
Sep 5, 2018

The thing most sought after in gaming is uniqueness. Players seek it out via emotes and customisation, while developers seek it out via their creations. We Happy Few is truly unique and the only game that feels somewhat relatable is Dishonored due to general gameplay. Aside from that, the world, back-story, main story lines, characters, and overall feeling of helplessly trying to survive in a society of psychopaths is one of a kind. Whether interest lies in the survival horror genre or the first-person action adventure, this is a title that delivers an amazing and heart-pounding 25+ hours. It's also noteworthy that a sandbox mode is coming to the game, but as of release it is not an available option. Hopefully, that means a lot of content post release.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2018

We Happy Few is a great game that has the potential to be an excellent game with a few tweaks here and there.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2018

The killjoyers have always been among us and in the world of video games have always been an essential part of many deliveries of various genres and many well-known sagas.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2018

I enjoyed my time with We Happy Few mainly because it both respected my time as a gamer, and also immersed me in an fascinating world that was driven by an equally fascinating backstory. The game's potential may get a little tripped up on the technical front, but if you can look past the occasional unloaded texture or random loading screen, you'll find that Compulsion Games' latest was well worth the three-year wait.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2019

We Happy Few is quite a unique game. It tells a story set in alternative universe, where Nazis successfully invaded UK. To ease people's sorrow, Joy was introduced. We play mainly as Arthur whose work is to censor sad archival news. The game starts when Arthur decides not to take Joy for the first time... Or is it?

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Aug 9, 2018

I'll play more polished, bigger and more bombastic blockbuster games this year, but We Happy Few will stay with me long after its quests are over.

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8 / 10
Aug 8, 2018

If you're as terrified of a dystopian society as I am but also endlessly fascinated by it, then We Happy Few is for you. Just be sure not to forget your Joy! We wouldn't want you labeled as a Downer, now would we?

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Aug 16, 2018

There's not much wrong with We Happy Few that can't be fixed with some patches, and regardless of what happens there, the game has a narrative that is brave, intelligently crafted, and so incredibly poignant.

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