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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: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  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. Jul 1, 2019
    10
    so just finished and damn it was good. story about love between you and two hot girls one of them is really hot (who finished game know whatso just finished and damn it was good. story about love between you and two hot girls one of them is really hot (who finished game know what i'm talking about). But lets talk about the game - that like movie where u choice some answers (not exactly like Telltale Games) but between story episodes u must solve different puzzle to reach the top of it. it can sound boring but it perfectly mixed with plot twist some of them make you open your mouth like it Vincent do =D. so Catherine is a fantastic game with a lot of endings so good luck you get your own best end !=3 Expand
  4. 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
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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 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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  5. Dec 1, 2020
    8
    I'm a little late to the party but I beat this game recently because it was on sale on steam. I always wanted to play it on PS3 all thoseI'm a little late to the party but I beat this game recently because it was on sale on steam. I always wanted to play it on PS3 all those years ago but never got around to picking it up.

    I must say this game was pretty good! The gameplay was fun, invigorating, and challenging. It involved creating a pathway to the end of a high tower you build out of blocks by pulling them among other things. I love the pure freedom you have to shape Vincent's character and shape how the story goes. It's one of the better story games I've played in Video Game history really. I ended up having Vincent marry Katherine and seeing Katherine cry in the True Lover ending broke my heart.

    I really like the idea of the nightmares and how they can kill you in real life and no one in the real world can explain the deaths. It reminds me a lot of nightmare on elm street. Seeing Vincent go from meek to badass was great and was what I wanted for Vincent.

    Another thing I loved was you get to see what other first time players answered after each floor.

    Overall, if you like story-driven games, you should definitely play this game at least once.
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  6. Feb 24, 2020
    7
    Good game but with some serious flaws. The main one is that it's extremely repetitive since while the puzzle game is interesting it does haveGood game but with some serious flaws. The main one is that it's extremely repetitive since while the puzzle game is interesting it does have its limits and it reaches a point that it becomes mostly the same without much room to grow other than doing speed runs which isn't the cup of team of most people. The other flaw is that while that story isn't horrible it does get quite silly and simplistic and similarly to the puzzle game it does get quite repetitive especially for the largest part of the first part of the game. Expand
  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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