PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 38 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2016

This mild sense of disappointment at Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness' production values can't obscure the fact that its most important component, its writing, succeeds, and largely captures what made the anime feel special. It may not exceed or even meet its source material's heights, but it does it justice, which is, considering Psycho-Pass' world, more than can be said for most cases.

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8 / 10
Sep 26, 2016

Whether you’ve been a fan of Psycho-Pass for years, or you hadn’t even heard of the series until you saw this review, Mandatory Happiness is well worth checking out. Though you can play it as a newcomer, it’s a far more rewarding experience if you’ve watched the anime.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a great introduction for the players that are not used to the visual novel genre. Its story has some Minority Report elements and it is without a doubt the strongest aspect of the game.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2016

While mostly appealing to fans of the original series, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is able to present an immersive world and appealing narrative to newcomers - but come prepared to learn.

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7 / 10
Sep 9, 2016

Even if you haven't seen the Psycho-Pass television series before, Mandatory Happiness does a good enough job of making it clear what's going on to be enjoyable. It tells an engaging and thought-provoking story that deals with some heavyweight and uncomfortable subjects, and one that poses plenty of ethical dilemmas along the way. If you can get past the borderline non-existent gameplay then the narrative will probably keep you entertained for a dozen hours or so, although it may leave you wondering if this story would have been better told over a few episodes of the anime instead.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2016

Established fans of Psycho-Pass can revel in spending another few hours with their favorite characters and might even be considered a mandatory assignment for those interested in the CID.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness tells a gripping and immersive story that any fan of the series would enjoy.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2016

A deep plot and dramatic, and interesting characters, make Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness a must-have for any fans of the original series and of visual novels.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2016

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a decent example of game from a niche genre. Just don't expect to be doing much more than advancing through dialogue screens and you'll enjoy yourself.

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Sep 14, 2016

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a visual novel that kept me interested through its characters, world, and story, while constantly engaged by the player choices impacting on the plot. There’s a bit of information overload at times if you haven’t seen the anime, but that shouldn’t be enough to put anyone off.

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