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Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

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  • Summary: As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marryAs Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terrorfilled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety. It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent's tribulations long after the credits have rolled. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 21, 2019
    87
    Catherine Classic is a good choice to review the fantastic journey of love, madness and dreams, which happened 8 years ago, before Catherine Full Body's releasing.
  2. Jan 10, 2019
    86
    The mixture of dialogue adventure, mystery thriller and challenging puzzler didn’t lose a beat. Seven years after its console premiere this still is a captivating experience.
  3. Jan 10, 2019
    85
    Catherine is a genuinely funny, fun and altogether unique experience, even now. It merges brilliantly challenging puzzle gameplay with an Animé adult-romance story that is as equally compelling as it is entertaining. It features interesting and deeply flawed characters, particularly the protagonist whose emotions directly affect the challenges he'll face. All of this contained within a game that has aged particularly well due to the colourful and Animé-style design.
  4. Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Catherine is a fantastic game, and it being on more platforms is great news, even if it doesn’t offer any new content or relevant new features.
  5. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    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.
  6. Jan 11, 2019
    80
    The journey to finding out what it means to you is certainly one worth taking.
  7. Jan 10, 2019
    60
    Catherine is a fascinating experiment, but it’s rather uneven and has not aged well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 15, 2019
    10
    This game has a great storyline with a lot of endings, and the gameplay is a good mix of Dating sim and one of the best puzzles that humanityThis game has a great storyline with a lot of endings, and the gameplay is a good mix of Dating sim and one of the best puzzles that humanity has invented. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    This is a rare gem in video games, so unique everyone should play it no matter where they come from. Great tense puzzle game play combinedThis is a rare gem in video games, so unique everyone should play it no matter where they come from. Great tense puzzle game play combined with a plot with multiple possible endings that surprises and delivers. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2019
    10
    muy buen juego uno de los mejores, único, me encanto su estilo de estrategia y la historia!!!
  4. Dec 24, 2019
    8
    such an amazing puzzle game by Atlus, super excited that this is finally on PC. i put tons of hours back in the day on the 360 getting allsuch an amazing puzzle game by Atlus, super excited that this is finally on PC. i put tons of hours back in the day on the 360 getting all achievements which was a nightmare and im prepare to do that all over again. the co-op on this game is frustrating, stressful but yet its enjoyable. i highly recommend anybody to play this amazing game and help support Atlus and hopefully they'll bring the persona series to PC so more people can enjoy them. Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    8
    Catherine is a fantastic game, and it being on more platforms is great news, even if it doesn’t offer any new content or relevant new features.
  6. Jan 16, 2020
    8
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    I think that it's incredible how Catherine manages to make a game focused around puzzles so interesting and ingenious. There are a lot
    -84-
    I think that it's incredible how Catherine manages to make a game focused around puzzles so interesting and ingenious. There are a lot of techniques and ways to tackle the stairs/walls that make the puzzles of this game that I can't help but admire the makers of the game for it. The voice acting is very cool, the narrator reads just anything and the way the game lets you make decisions and throws you through this emotional roller coaster is impressive. If you're in for some romance, hard life style decisions, puzzles and some explicit content this is for you. Prepare to be invested.
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  7. May 19, 2020
    1
    **** puzzles, nonsense story, **** this game. The levels were designed by morons and the dialogue was written by insane pigeons

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