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Catherine Classic

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJan 10, 2019

Publishers: Atlus, Sega

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

Explore the pleasures and horrors of love as Vincent, a man with a hard choice to make: marry his long-time girlfriend Katherine or move on to the incredible blonde he just woke up next to — named Catherine! But beware! Make the wrong choice, and you could end up dead. Delving into themes of free will and the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make, this action-adventure-puzzle game is an experience unlike anything else.

From ATLUS’ all-star team that brought the Persona series to life, and animation by Studio 4°C, known for anime movies ‘Memories’ and ‘Tekkon Kinkreet Black & White’, Catherine Classic is a masterwork in stylish presentation and design.

Features

A Choice to Make
Vincent’s heart is torn between two women. On one side sits Katherine, the girl who intends to wed Vincent someday. On the other, Catherine, who appeared out of nowhere. Both of them pull at his heart and soul… The story can take many paths, and the outcome of this romantic horror tale can go to unimaginable places.

Nightmarish Puzzles
Move the blocks to create a path and climb a nightmarish tower while fleeing from the monsters chasing you. The lowest levels of blocks fall as time passes. If you’re not constantly moving, you’ll fall with them. There’s no time to waste!

The setting changes each night, rising higher and higher into the heavens. The more stages Vincent overcomes, the more complex the strategies required to progress will become.

Various obstacles impede Vincent’s path. Some blocks are traps, waiting to skewer unwary climbers. Others explode, damaging everything around them. The sheep in the nightmare are desperate to survive until morning, too. They’ll get in your way, mess up your blocks, or even try to shove you off. You’ll need your wits and the help of strange items that can deal with the sheep, remove hazards or create new paths if you want to reach the top!

Three Game Modes
Play through Vincent’s twisting story of love, lust, and self-determination in Golden Playhouse.
Take on the tower’s challenges for high scores, single player or local co-op, in Babel.
Face other players in local multiplayer to determine who is the better climber in Colosseum.

Enhanced for PC
Catherine Classic brings to PC the original version of ATLUS’ unparalleled classic action puzzler, now enhanced for modern PCs.

Where to Buy

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PC Gamer

73 / 100
PC Gamer

An odd hybrid of life sim and puzzle game where both flawed halves somehow work well together.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An adult video game that is neither exploitative nor pretentious, but instead weaves a fun yet incisive tale about all too human characters.

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Game Revolution

Alex Santa Maria

Catherine is a fascinating experiment, but it’s rather uneven and has not aged well. Considering the wealth of visual novels now available in America, the game has lost a bit of its unique charm.

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IGN Spain

8 / 10.0
IGN Spain

As a conclusion to this improved edition, Catherine: Classic brings us back a title that has already gone through the consoles of two generations. And it does not have much more improvement than seen in previous editions, apart from some graphic improvement. Still, it's still a very good game, complete, with replayability and hours. It becomes heavy in some places, because the story slows down and does not advance as fast as we would like, making the experience longer than we would expect.

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