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Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 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: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  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. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    Game claims unlocked frame rate however anyone with high refresh rate can tell its locked to 30 fps moving mouse cursor alone and the gameGame claims unlocked frame rate however anyone with high refresh rate can tell its locked to 30 fps moving mouse cursor alone and the game play is also tied down to 30 fps the frame counter may report higher but fake frames are inserted in they do not make the game appear smoother those fake frames, i am hoping this is a bug the port quality could be far better, there is a feedback thread up on steam page but not seen responses yet from devs. Expand
  3. Feb 12, 2022
    10
    Really good blend of genres, creative theme and story. Another masterpiece from atlus.
  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. Jan 7, 2021
    8
    Un juego de puzle con estetica anime. Con diseños preciosos, una gran historia, una BSO de excepción, adictivo y tremendamente original. MuyUn juego de puzle con estetica anime. Con diseños preciosos, una gran historia, una BSO de excepción, adictivo y tremendamente original. Muy disfrutable y en español. Diversion y nervio puro. Lastima que solo sean sobre 12 horas de duración. Muy rejugable. Pocos puntos negativos, muy muy cuidado. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2020
    7
    Bavil me pribeh. To byl taky nakonec jediny duvod proc jsem hru dohral. Libilo se mi psani SMS v hospode. Rozhovory. No a proste me zajimaloBavil me pribeh. To byl taky nakonec jediny duvod proc jsem hru dohral. Libilo se mi psani SMS v hospode. Rozhovory. No a proste me zajimalo jak moje rozhodnoti ovlivni konec.

    Puzzle cast me bavila asi tak do 4 kapitoly. Kde jsem zazil snad nejvetsi herni frustraci od roku 2000. Boss 4 kapitoly me malem donutil prohodit monitor oknem a zapalit barak. I kdyz jsem nakonec tuhle uroven pokoril tak me necekal zadny zaval nadseni ze jsem to zvladl a zadna odmena se nedostavila. Zacal jsem tuhle cast nesnaset. Nastesti dalsi kapitoly byly v pohode dokud jsem se nedostal do kapitoly 7 clocktower. Tam jsem se hrou krasne na tyden seknul.

    Vratil jsem se az s youtube navodem na jednotlive urovne (kvuli dohrani pribehu). Urovne co byli pak dal uz byli datelne bez nej. Proste jsem zazil 2 roadblocky. A chut uz se mi k hratelne casti nevratila. Hral jsem to na normal. Holt tlak z casoveho limitu neni pro me.

    Jeste jeden zapor a to k pribehu. Vyrecnost hlavniho hrdiny trpi klasickou ala Japan vyrecnosti. Kouskave vety, koktani, zamlouvani atd. Stacilo kolikrat vsechno rici a byl klid :D
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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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