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  • Summary: We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set ofWe Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    Despite the performance issues, We Happy Few is a must-own title for any gamer who loves survival open world titles and quality world building.
  2. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    We are always attracted by dystopian worlds, and We Happy Few’s is a hell of a ride. In spite of some gameplay issues, including the combat, Compulsion’s new game is a great experience to enjoy.
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    70
    It’s hard to criticize a game that offers so much originality, humor and satirical atmosphere. We Happy Few, unfortunately, lets its narrative and characters get bogged down in a desperate and, at times, tedious struggle to survive the game’s brutal environment.
  4. Aug 9, 2018
    65
    We Happy Few is going to go down as a cult hit. If you can muster the strength to get past its janky gameplay, there's a whole lot to love here in the world and characters. But the fact remains that this adventure is one that could have used a bit more refinement.
  5. Aug 23, 2018
    60
    If you can see past the casually designed mechanics and truly immerse yourself in the environment and narrative aspects of We Happy Few, there’s plenty to see here. Unfortunately for those probing a more wholesome experience, We Happy Few falls short.
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    60
    Much like Contrast before it, We Happy Few shows off plenty of potential with its original and engaging world from a team whose passion and heart clearly shines through. Unfortunately, the random nature of the world ultimately hampers this ambition, and is held back further by lackluster stealth and inconsistent dialogue.
  7. Aug 10, 2018
    40
    There are just too many hurdles to overcome to enjoy We Happy Few, and not enough Joy in the world to cast them aside.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 64
  2. Negative: 24 out of 64
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    I am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It suckedI am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It sucked me in from the first second, and I have been playing for hours since. Hopefully people will come to realise and love the game like I and others in the future - it is really great. Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2020
    10
    Simplesmente chato. Não vale R$ 20........................... Só cumprido os 75 carakter
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    9
    Well i see this game preety much underrated, i kinda liked playing this game, i can say it is in the top fav games for me, very original, theWell i see this game preety much underrated, i kinda liked playing this game, i can say it is in the top fav games for me, very original, the pills that you can take, the shrooms that give you a very nice feeling, etc. Nice soundtrack, but small variety of personajes, great story and gameplay. Overall it's a preety good game that you should play if you like openworld games. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    6
    Bought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me toBought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me to chip in my $30. The final result has a compelling story but is plagued by watered down mechanics, a skill system than inevitably removed all difficulty from the experience, and most detrimentally a whole slew of bugs and glitches. The early access release from 18 months before release was more functional. If I had paid the full $60 price tag I'd have gotten a refund asap, but I know signed up for an early access game and I've made my peace. If the sandbox mode restores the old resource meters I might revisit my score... I really really really wanted to like this game. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2018
    4
    This game is just boring. All the survival elements have been reduced to be of no consequence to the point i wonder why are still kept. TheThis game is just boring. All the survival elements have been reduced to be of no consequence to the point i wonder why are still kept. The chances to get infected or plagued or bleeding so small one can go through the game without ever being afflicted and there is no reason to eat anything rotten anyway so why?

    This game is like a Fallout knockoff. Trying to keep you with stories and such, but lacks any of the exciting game-play instead having stealth against a rather stupid AI. The bobbies are hardly a threat, The nosy old ladies are just regular npc now. Only the doctors can be a bother, but you have to actually walk into them for them to start noticing and even then just walking away gets them off your back 9/10 times. Once you peeve somebody off it becomes night impossible to get rid in a busy area as EVERY npc you encounter goes berserk even if the one you peeved off is nowhere close.

    It doesn't take long before you just end up walking from one point to the other over and over to get tiny bits of story before being sent of on the 1000th "Fetch this item for me!". The randomness of the maps has no consequence either sometimes putting kilometers between 2 objectives and being generally uninteresting... again it is just downright boring.

    It feels like a waste of time to play this game.
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  6. Feb 20, 2022
    4
    It... it was kinda ass, the game just never really picked up, it just always seemed to stumble along, most of the time
  7. Apr 30, 2022
    0
    this product is not available in your region
    "games out of politics" right?

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