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We Happy Few

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Based on 112 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 10, 2018
Xbox OneAug 10, 2018
PCAug 10, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

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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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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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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A jog-fest with sluggish combat and inconsistent stealth, but a story that will pull you toward the end anyway.

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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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6 / 10.0
We Happy Few is a stealth action game in vain of BioShock. The premise is actually really interesting and fresh. The game takes place post-World War II in which the ***** won the war and took over Britain. The citizens must take a drug call Joy that makes them see everything for what it isn't: A cheery, delightful, and stress-free world. You play as Arthur Hastings who is a

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Compulsion Games Hires AAA Talent for Unannounced New IP

Compulsion Games Hires AAA Talent for Unannounced New IP

Compulsion Games is one of the newest Xbox Game Studios and after the middling reception for We Happy Few, they've hired AAA devs for an unannounced new IP, their first project as a Microsoft-owned company.

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