Percentile Rank

Catherine: Full Body is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 100 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

Based on 100 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

pressakey.com
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Sep 29, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a moderately successful remaster. The new gameplay elements have convinced me, the help against the high difficulty is subtle but easy to reach and the many small changes in detail and the Easter-Eggs for connoisseurs of the original brought me a lot of joy while discovering them. I find it all the more incomprehensible that the graphics and textures were not screwed up again and that the voices of the characters are still asynchronous, which threw me out of the enjoyment of the story again and again. Due to the very strange mix of puzzle game and visual novel, there ist still no alternative to Catherine: Full Body and it is still a lot of fun.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked
Liked
Aug 30, 2019

With some adult themes and an intriguing story mixed with addictive puzzling gameplay, Catherine: Full Body is a great remaster despite some questionable writing.

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Expansive
Caution
Caution
Sep 13, 2019

As a game, Catherine Full Body plays very well and the flow between interactive fiction and puzzle solving is surprisingly seamless, offering a great hook. In that sense, the game has aged well and holds up as a great visual novel. But in terms of the story the game tells across it’s vast, branching narrative, there are question marks around some of the content in the game. Both in the way it defines the relationships we share as human beings and how it normalises some individual behaviour in those relationships.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is still insightful, still troubling

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Twinfinite
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 10, 2020

If you’re a Nintendo fan that’s been dying to give this one a shot, then put on your big boy undies and give Catherine Fully Body on the Switch a try.

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RPGamer
Unscored
RPGamer
Phil Willis
Unscored
Aug 29, 2019

For those who have not played the original, Catherine: Full Body is an easy recommendation. For those who enjoyed it before, there’s enough here to warrant another go, though one might wait for it to drop in price a bit.

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Backlog Battle
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 2, 2019
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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 3, 2020

If you’ve only played the original release and have yet to experience this full-bodied edition, there’s definitely enough here to justify the purchase – especially if you’re looking to play it on the go.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine Full Body is the almost perfect game. It has a outstanding argument thanks to the new girl, Qatherine, besides an extended gameplay across different modes like Colisseum and Normal Remix. It’s the final blow need this game.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpew
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Accessible, engaging, though-provoking, and packed full of content, Catherine: Full Body is one of those rare things: a perfect game.

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Gamer Escape
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

I was a fan of the original Catherine, and I’m pleased to find the changes are mostly for the better. If you like puzzle games, specifically ones about finding patterns through the noise, and don’t mind potentially uncomfortable questions about mature topics, I highly recommend picking up Catherine: Full Body.

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Game Freaks 365
Jan 8, 2020

Catherine: Full Body gave me a truly unique experience that I haven’t had before with any video game, especially because I hadn’t played the original release. It was definitely one of the darkest and most intense stories I can remember.

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GotGame
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

With nearly perfect gameplay and entertaining stories, Full Body will prove to be the perfect blend. If you're a new player or even just a fan of the original, Catherine has never been more worth picking up.

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Marooners' Rock
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2019

Catherine: Full Body reminds me of everything I loved about Catherine while providing a new and enhanced experience.

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Noisy Pixel
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is the full Catherine experience and presents some of the best moments of gameplay and storytelling from any game I’ve played to date. The game’s newly added scenes and features will make it feel new to those who have played before, but if it’s your first time than you are playing the best version imaginable.

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Nintendo Blast
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is about the two extremes of adult life: commitment or freedom. The story may seem to have some holes or badly developed characters, but this is not a flaw, because the intention of the game is to become a metaphor using precisely this context of indecision and questioning that the protagonist lives. With beautiful visuals and renewed gameplay, the remastering can please both those who have tried the original title and those who will play it for the first time.

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DASHGAMER.com
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2019

Catherine: Full Body will have everyone talking, from it’s incredibly vibrant yet gritty design, it’s fascinating tale of love, devotion, lifestyle, and deviancy. It’s risk/reward style of prodding it’s own audience into making conscious decisions, and it’s impeccable style in anime-like scenarios, that mix well with it’s incredibly challenging gameplay. Catherine: Full Body is no nightmare, but a dream come true for devoted fans of the original, and truly a welcoming experience for new fans, alike.

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Electric Bento
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is the epitome of re-releases, with fresh new story content and new modes to try out, everyone that missed the first time should check this release out.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

A fantastic puzzle game hides underneath an interesting, engaging story. There's plenty here to warrant another look, and if you skipped it before, don't pass it over this time.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body on Nintendo Switch is an excellent game filled with tons of variety in the puzzles, and a story that keeps you gripped until the end.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a complete package that's great for both newcomers and returning fans alike.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is a fantastic revamp of a bonafide cult classic. With an excellent new character and several new endings slickly inserted into an already highly entertaining narrative – not to mention a slew of fun new modes – this is the definitive version of an outstanding game. If you've never played Catherine before then you're in for an absolute treat, and if you have, we'd say there's enough new content here to make it worth diving in all over again.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body has aged like a fine wine thanks to its new offerings. Not only do these add to an already great experience, but they made the game feel fresh. Rin's introduction to the storyline added a whole new dimension to the already twisted love triangle, while Remix mode did the same for the puzzles. If you haven't played Catherine before, now's a great chance to jump on the train. If you have, Catherine: Full Body is certainly worthy of the encore.

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Just Push Start
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2019

In the end, I stand by it being one of the best titles last generation and strongly suggest it to anyone, especially those troubled by the looming threat of adulthood. For what it is, there are few games like that and this more than makes up for a bad choice here and there.

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Digitally Downloaded
Sep 3, 2019

Catherine is a rare game - it's one that handles sex themes with maturity and nuance, and then folds gameplay elements into the narrative themes that are enhance the core narrative.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2019

Catherine: Full Body shows how a good title can be made even better by making a series of changes to provide a new experience even for old fans. The new contents of the game are so engaging and of course fascinating that one cannot easily abandon them. In addition to the strong storyline that is highly replayable because of its numerous endings, there are other parts of the game that can entertain you for a long time

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Luis Alamilla
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019
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Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

It's the quintessential way to experience Catherine, especially for those who may have missed out on this gem of the decade. The story, a relatable one of regret, commitment, and facing the music, should resonate with those looking to get emotionally invested in a great, timeless romance.

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Screen Rant
Sep 12, 2019

Catherine: Full Body improves upon the original in almost every way.

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Nintendo Wire
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

If approached with an open mind, Catherine can be a thorough lens on the consequences of actions, both in games and in life. That quality doesn’t play much of a part in whether it’s “good” or “bad”, but it (as well as damn near everything else in the game) certainly pushes it firmly into one of a kind, and I would argue that and the other elements described in this review makes it absolutely worth experiencing.

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33bits
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jul 23, 2020

Catherine: Full Body completes its original version, and it does it with many new features, both playable and storylines, with a third girl in disagreement, Rin, who will make Vincent's love life more complicated if possible. A good mix of puzzles, platforms and a visual novel that, in addition to giving off originality, deals with adult subjects in which many of us will be reflected.

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oprainfall
oprainfall
William Haderlie
Sep 18, 2019

There are minor tweaks to the graphics, but you can still tell that this was a previous-generation game. But, it still looks great enough to not be a nuisance. All the old voice acting is still great and the new scenes are even better; Rin is definitely the highlight. So, Full Body is definitely the definitive edition of Catherine. Even if all the changes weren’t entirely additive, it would have been a shame if the original game was stuck on the previous generation. It was a really good game that got even better with the new edition, so I can’t recommend it enough. If you are at all interested, it is well worth the $60 asking price. It is true that a single playthrough of the story is only around 10 hours. But Catherine: Full Body is a game that is built with the express intent of playing it multiple times for the different story sequences, and also for endless replayability if you love the puzzles. It’s also a good reminder that some very interesting and daring games are hiding there, just outside of the limelight of the mainstream. It’s worth giving them a shot, not only to get a fresh experience, but also to support developers who take risks.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body has aged like the finest of wines. For fans of the story, the new characters and plot threads fold in fantastically after an awkward start, and they're coupled with a wealth of new dialogue and beautifully animated cutscenes. For fans of the gameplay, new remixed levels and difficulty options add brand new challenges for even the most hardcore Catherine enthusiasts, and with support for the game's niche competitive scene to boot. And if you've never played the game before, all of these additions make an already classic video game even more of a must-play experience.

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Gamersky
8.9 / 10.0
Gamersky
金闪闪老里

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
May 27, 2019

Catherine Full Body adds new story and game modes, making the game more fun to play. The cutscenes give us a story that is deeply rooted in people's hearts, and the sokoban parts are interesting too.

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PowerUp!
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2019

I honestly can't fault Catherine: Full Body and if you're a proponent of games as art then this is definitely a game for you. It's a stunning achievement and one that I'm glad to have played through.

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IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a glorification of the original game, unmissable.

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GamePitt
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2020

The Nintendo Switch is really becoming the console of choice for visual novels/Adult-themed narratives and Catherine: Full Body is definitely one of the most engaging and enjoyable I’ve played on the console. Vincent’s journey questions the morality of relationships in a very interesting and often humorous manner, while the game also offers some of the best written and entertaining cast of characters in the medium. While the visual novel aspect of the game was perfectly handled, the block puzzle stages might not appeal to all. These did very much grow on me over time as I found myself becoming a traversal wizard, offering unique gameplay like no other on the market.

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IGN
8.8 / 10.0
IGN
By Mitchell Saltzman

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Catherine: Full Body offers a fresh new way to experience the 2011 PS3 classic with new twists and surprises galore.

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GamePro
88 / 100
88 / 100
Sep 5, 2019

Successful director's cut of a bizarre adventure-puzzle-crossing with an adult story about love and sex

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2020

Overall, Catherine: Full Body is a great remake of a dark and very adult story that was rather refreshing to go through. With tons of choices to do, or not do, and plenty of moments that can make you cringe and really wonder if that was the right thing to do, there are so many different outcomes available that makes this eight to twelve hour adventure worth going back again and again before even getting into the gameplay challenges and online leaderboards.

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Atomix
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 11, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is the perfect excuse to revisit or to play for the first time this fantastic puzzle game made by the same team behind the Persona franchise.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2019

Overall Catherine: Full Body is a great experience built for both new players and veteran players alike.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body takes the 2011 cult classic to the next level. With new story elements, remixed stages, and compelling characters, this title is sure to satisfy old fans and newcomers alike.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
GameGrin

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

Its gender depictions might not have aged like fine wine, but there's still nothing quite like Catherine: Full Body. Whether you play it as an anime visual novel, a nightmarish puzzle or bizarre fighting game, it's a richer experience all-round.

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The Games Machine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a journey towards maturity that doesn't take itself too seriously, but at the same time offers a good excuse for a bit of introspection. Neither a remaster nor a remake, this version manages to offer an even richer and more substantial experience than the original.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

By and large, Catherine: Full Body does most of what you want to see from a remastered game. It makes improvements upon some of its more notable flaws, adds some more content and does a great job of meshing all of it together. Is this enough to convince people who found the first game too difficult or frustrating to come back and give it anther shot? I hope so, but I am not entirely convinced. That being said, there is enough new content here that those who enjoyed the original or never played it in the first place should enjoy what Full Body has to offer.

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Nintendo Times
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2020

GREAT - Another amazing Switch port arrives in Catherine: Full Body, a must-play for fans of dark romantic thrillers. Just don’t take relationship advice from Vincent, all right?

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GaminGuardian
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

The cult game of Atlus comes to Nintendo Switch with an outstanding port and some additions absent in the PlayStation 4 version, which make this the best way to enjoy the experiences of Vincent and company.

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Use a Potion
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2019

There’s no doubting that Catherine: Full Body is wacky and bizarre, but those qualities are embraced in a mighty enjoyable way. It is as stylish as it is thought-provoking with an extra layer of childlike hilarity that ensures you’re kept entertained, whether that’s when divulging in the game’s narrative or during Vincent’s nightmarish climbs. Is it mainstream? No. Will everyone enjoy it if they give it a chance? Yes. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but Catherine: Full Body explores the more mature aspects of human intimacy and the many, many pitfalls that come with love and growing up in ways that not many other games manage. Add to that a solid story, enjoyable block-based puzzling, and some fresh additions built entirely for the new release, and you’ll quickly find that Atlus are onto another winner here.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine Full Body is a great review option for the 2012 title. A fresh and original proposal that will please both those who enjoy now for the first time, and those who already try their day, with a lot of visual and playable improvements.

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Hobby Consolas
83 / 100
83 / 100
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine Full Body on Switch it's the very same game that we saw in 2019, with a little less graphical detail (appreciable especially when playing on TV) and slighty longer loading times. The rest is as enjoyable as on PS4, especially if you love weird & puzzle games, and haven't joined this love triangle before...

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Geek Culture
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2019

Whether you played the original or not, Catherine: Full Body should be high on your list if you want a game that truly reflects real life and all its absurdities.

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IGN Spain
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Far from complying with a normal remastering, ATLUS has added a series of contents and variants that make Catherine: Full Body remain as interesting as the original release was.

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The Games Machine
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is a quite perfect match on the Nintendo Switch and it's still an entertaining and original adventure-puzzle experience.

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Spaziogames
8.1 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a laudable remaster. It introduces a new route through a well orchestrated twist, but if you don't want to take it you will find again the same psychological attention and character development. The game is a sincere work about the man and its bonds and will to overcome adversities. You should give it a chance if you don't have played on previous generation, but this time even the original players may find a reason to come back to block-climbing.

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Spaziogames
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is a perfect match for Nintendo Switch: like Vincent and his C/K/Qatherine girls.

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Fintendo
Jul 14, 2020

"Bold and beautiful."

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

The Full Body remaster of Catherine shows that its unique blend of action-puzzling and adult themes still holds up after almost a decade, even if its big new addition doesn't quite fit in.

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Game Revolution
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is one of those rare full-bodied ports that’s just as enjoyable when poured into a to-go cup.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body brings a PS3 hit title to the PS4 with its own modern additions. Not everything is ironclad, but Full body still shines despite its shadows. With new modes, a new character, and new ways to puzzle, Catherine: Full Body adds to the heart of the original in intriguing ways.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Catherine is certainly a fun and challenging game, both in its gameplay and story and character elements. In some of these moments it succeeds, in others, it fumbles, and falls flat on its face. But that doesn't mean it's unimportant, as it is good to learn from mistakes made previously in order to improve at a later point in time.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 4, 2020

Despite all the advantages, puzzles with cubes, even at a minimum difficulty settings may not appeal to everyone, and the story still lacks scope and important details in places. Anyway Catherine: Full Body for Nintendo Switch is a great port of an unusual game, which is especially nice to spend time in portable mode. Charismatic characters, hot situations, interesting arguments about adult life, a powerful atmosphere and all sorts of allegories should appeal to fans of story adventures.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Full Body re-elaborates the original Catherine, proposing a version that, beyond the huge news on the offer side, inserts a fourth character in the love triangle able to unhinge its balance.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

Catherine Full Body offers a deeper look into poor Vincent Brooks' nightlife, by adding a new and surprising temptress to the original story. With the arrival of japanese voices and a French localization, this new version also allow the player to get rid of the almost impossible puzzles, to simply enoy the story or the social interaction of the so cozy Stray Sheep bar.

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Niche Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2019

The price tag is a little daunting, though. I can’t help but feel like $40 would be a better price, since paying a full $60 for a game you’ve already played before is a bit of a hard sell. I’d recommend waiting for a sale, though if you’re a super-fan of Catherine and want it now, don’t let me stop you.

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The Game Fanatics
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is yet another respectable remastered title from the guys at Atlus. Everything that made the original great is still here and there are honest attempts to address or fix story or character issues with the addition of new scenes and scenarios. If you enjoyed the original, there is just enough to have you come back, and if you missed out on this underrated gem before, now's the best time to jump in.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body's narrative contributions may ultimately serve to hinder what was an otherwise thoughtfully written story about self-discovery, but the overall improvement when it comes to gameplay is almost staggering.

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Rice Digital
Sep 9, 2019

Thank you to Sega for providing a code for this review!

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Sep 3, 2019

Catherine: Full Body brings additional content inconsequentional to the story and great improvements to the gameplay. Regardless of the version you choose, Catherine continues to be a great experience to players interested in great stories or unconventional puzzles.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is as much of a joy to play as it ever has been.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 16, 2019

A fascinating adventure that, thanks to the depth of its narrative and branching paths, can be experienced and re-experienced numerous times without losing its charm.

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Flickering Myth
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is an indelicate yet thoughtful game, a messy and at-times eyebrow-raising precis on gender and relationships, but a unique and worthwhile experience all the same.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

With a new love interest, a new ending, hours of new content and a gameplay system that's unlike anything out there, Catherine: Full Body is a brilliant remaster of a cult hit.

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OnlySP
OnlySP
Daniel Pereira
Sep 13, 2019

Regardless of whether players have experienced Catherine before, Catherine: Full Body fulfills its goal of giving players a reason to revisit this one-of-a-kind tale. The willingness to distance itself from traditional black-and-white romantic tropes allows the game to tell a captivating narrative, breaking the fourth wall and allowing players to act as if they found themselves in Vincent’s predicament. The addition of Rin has allowed for exploration of a different side of love, asking more thought-provoking questions that seek to uncover what true happiness means to the player. In the end, Catherine: Full Body is essentially, more Catherine, and fans of the original could not ask for more.

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Too Much Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 23, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a complete package. It has something for everyone: a solid and replayable campaign mode; an arcade mode that features more puzzles; competitive and co-op modes, and most important of all, a surprisingly good puzzle game. Although some bits in the story are problematic, Catherine’s visuals, as well as the story’s mature themes dealing with commitment, relationships, and infidelity, are generally entertaining.

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AnaitGames
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

Apart from an excellent action puzzle game, Catherine explores and questions masculinity in a few very interesting ways --that's why it's so disappointing that it never commits to its own findings.

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Hey Poor Player
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 3, 2020

In the same way you visit your hometown after being away for a decade and notice all the changes in familiar places, Catherine: Full Body’s alterations may come as a surprise to those who held the original in high regard. After the initial shock wears away, however, it’s clear to see the wisdom behind the choices made, and Atlus, yet again, achieves greatness.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Jul 31, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is an excellent remaster that adds a lot of new content. There’s new difficulty options, new story content, gameplay tweaks and enhancements to the visual presentation. If you’ve been itching to re-enter the world of Catherine or simply missed out on it the first time, then this is without a doubt the definitive version.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Fully Body contains many of the blemishes from the original but doubles down on the amount of puzzles, which is a net gain. If you already had your fill though, you may as well catch up on some of the new endings and call it a day.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Aug 6, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is to an extent both an expanded and a remake to the 2011 game Catherine. Developed by Atlus, Catherine is a tale of one man and his incredibly complicated love life. It’s a bizarre game filled with Demons, Sheep and a love triangle. While Catherine is a fine game and doesn’t necessarily need a reboot or remake, Catherine: Full Body takes everything from the main game and improves on it in every way.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jul 13, 2020

With over 500 levels at your fingertips, Catherine: Full Body has a wealth of content that will keep veterans and newcomers entertained for hours on end. Although themes and representation are questionable, the gameplay and narrative are undoubtedly fun, making Catherine: Full Body more than a one night stand.

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GameSpace
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is truly a remaster done right. With multiple puzzles, a brand new storyline, and new options that include an auto-play feature for story-lovers, if there are gamers out there that were on the fence about picking up Catherine, this version is a definite must. While more veteran Catherine players and action oriented puzzle fans may get tired of the long story scenes, ATLUS has also included online modes, the remixed story path, and non-story oriented puzzles which are also available to keep players invested.

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Wccftech
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is the definitive version of a cult classic game, in terms of gameplay. When it comes to the story and romance simulation side of the game, I can't help but feel it's a step down when compared to what we already had years ago. Still a great game that deserves to be experienced, but Catherine: Full Body should only be essential for those die-hard fans and the competitive scene, everyone else can wait for a sale.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2020

You'll love it and hate it almost in the same thought. That’s not necessarily a terrible thing though — it’s an extremely unique experience that you owe it to yourself to at least try if you haven’t already.

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Video Chums
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019

If you enjoy tricky practical puzzles and wacky Japanese stories then you'll love Catherine: Full Body.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

Still one of the few video games to deal with love and relationships in anything like a realistic manner, but the attempts to shoehorn in an extra new character fall flat.

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USgamer
USgamer
iew by Caty McCarthy, Features Editor

Top Critic

Aug 30, 2019

The new additions to Catherine: Full Body are mostly a win, with sharper graphics, more complex puzzles (and better hand-holding for players intimidated by them), and more background on Katherine in particular. Where it lacks though is in the new romance route, which is awkwardly shoehorned in and feels too separated from the rest of the story. Still, for Catherine fans, Full Body has enough nightmare-inducing goodness to make it worth another round 'til last call.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 2, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is the best way to experience an incredibly unique game. It oozes style eight years after its original release, and although its storytelling does stumble from time to time, this glimpse into the desperate life of Vincent Brooks is still more than worthy of your attention.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2019

If you can look past that, though, there are new story elements here that help to enhance and develop its existing characters to make them feel more relatable. If not, well, at least the puzzles are awesome.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

All I see is a story that embraces its own toxicity, with views on relationships so useless and counterproductive it’s almost suspicious how desperately it wants Vincent to be a hero.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body is a marked improvement over the original Catherine, offering more ways to play for those who want to experience an engaging yet slightly problematic story.

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Digital Chumps
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Catherine remains a talented caricature of a hysterical, impossible man's moral frailty and romantic insecurity. Characters and complications introduced by Full Body, however, lack the connective tissue and social maturity to support its expanded ambition. A (now optional!) tower-climbing puzzle game fused with a supernatural infidelity meditation, even in its spiraling convolution, still survives as a provocative oddity.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2019

With Catherine: Full Body, it feels like Atlus was trying to find an acceptable midpoint between remake and remaster.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is a fun and unique puzzle game with a story that is fine if you don't interrogate it too closely.

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Inverse
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

While some of the writing feels outdated and downright problematic, 'Catherine: Full Body' feels right at home on the system as one of the best ports to hit Nintendo Switch in a long time.

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Kakuchopurei
70 / 100
70 / 100
Sep 18, 2019

Is Full Body worthy of a revisit for fans who played the first game? Most definitely not. Your longing for debauchery will not be sated by the game's new romance option who is wedged into the plot for no good reason. However, those who have always wanted to try the game but missed out last time should definitely give this one a look.

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Siliconera
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

Catherine: Full Body is about the prices people are willing to pay, in more ways than one.

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body has more interesting things to say about relationships that are dragged down by a story too cynical to let it shine.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 30, 2019

Catherine: Full Body didn't really change my opinion on Catherine all that much.  I'm still as conflicted as I was in 2011 with a love for the art style and weirdness of the game.  The uninspired puzzles that make up the rest of it wear out their welcome too quickly though.

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NintendoWorldReport
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2020

It's unfortunate, since the voice acting, visuals, and overall cinematic direction of both cutscenes and gameplay are all excellent. This game is the product of a passionate and talented team. It's just a shame that their efforts were all in service to writing that is cynical, regressive, outdated, and just plain exhausting.

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