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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Apr 16, 2017

To conclude, PSYCHO-PASS Mandatory Happiness offers a really great story and amazing representation of the PSYCHO-PASS universe, letting us dive once again into this crazy world. It shows new aspects of this world, asks new questions and expands the universe, story-wise it´s pretty much what I expected. On the other hand, it suffers from a weak 2nd protagonist, a lackluster and boring presentation and some little problems within the story. It just never feels like the presentation PSYCHO-PASS needed to convey its world and their problems, resulting in a worse experience than necessary.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2017

Commonly speaking, Visual novels are not really adored by everyone and only a few people enjoy playing them but all these aside, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a proper recommendation for those who want to enter the world of Visual novels and also for the fans. A mysterious mixture, trying to provide the player with an enjoyable time which makes it a “good” game and that’s all and it will also be a memorable experience for the fans of the series.

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Jesie Schreiber
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

All in all I would recommend at least one playthrough whether or not you are a fan of the anime. It is filled many thought-provoking themes and moments and I cannot wait to dive back in!

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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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3.9 / 5.0
Oct 9, 2016

Psycho-Pass seems like a re-run of the first anime season, but that was enjoyable so it works out okay.

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9 / 10
Oct 2, 2016

Anyone who doesn't enjoy Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness clearly needs to get their Hue checked. The story is enthralling and compelling, with enough routes and flags to warrant replays. It manages to add more depth to the characters and universe, which were already well developed, and is a better accompaniment to the superb first season of the anime than the movie or second season. There have been some phenomenal Visual Novels over the years, games like Steins;Gate, Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series, so there's no higher praise than to say this is easily on par with those gems.

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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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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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79%
Sep 29, 2016

A decent visual novel that could have been better with a little more polish and attention to detail.

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8 / 10
Sep 28, 2016

The visual novel installment to the Psycho-Pass universe fits perfectly into season one, rarely stumbling along the way.

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